Re: Greg and Golka (Twins separated at birth?) Nope.
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Date: Thu, 09 Oct 1997 22:35:16 +0000
From: Greg Leyh <lod-at-pacbell-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: Greg and Golka (Twins separated at birth?) Nope.
> Gosh, certainly hope Greg & Golka are not relatives. Greg is proabably
> quite ethical --- Golka, as I can tell you from first hand experience, it
> certainly not -- a true snake oil salesman if there ever was one. He
> stole negatives from us of some of our equipment and tried to peddle them
> to someone in Hollywood. We never got the negs or photos back. He also
> threatened Wysock's then pregnant wife and to this date Bill said he would
> shoot or beat Golka on site if he ever returns. Just a cautionary note to
> anyone involved with Tesla -- stay far away from Golka --- and don't buy
> any used cars from this salesman!!
Yikes!! Sounds like I got off relatively unscathed, in my
single encounter with Golka:
Some months after I finished my present coil and published the
results in TCBA Vol 10 #2, he paid a visit to the SRL compound
to snoop around. (during the design phase, he refused to talk about
any of his TC secrets unless I flew him out to SF and put him up
in a nice hotel!!)
The coil was kept over at the Exploratorium, so I took him there and
we went in thru the employee's entrance, like I always do. As he was
checking the coil out though, the general manager came over and
pulled me aside, asking "HOW DID HE GET IN HERE??" I replied, "Oh,
so you know of Golka?"
The general manager then explained to me that Golka was the only
person ever 86'ed from the Exploratorium, for allegedly setting a
pan of kerosene inside the Tornado Machine exhibit, and lighting
it afire! the damage done to the exhibit and adjoining wall
To add to my growing annoyance, he kept asking for various items
stored around the compound, so in an effort to send him on his way
Mark P. and I set him up with a rusting motor-gen set that weighed
about 1500 lbs. It wouldn't quite fit thru the side door of his
Chevy van, but before anyone could say anything, Mark got out the
Sawz-All and hacked out a section of his door frame, and shoved the
heap into his van! I hope that the drive back to Boston was as
enjoyable as getting the thing out of the truck!