Re: RE Arcs off the fingers and getting killed in the process...
You are right that I don't use a wire. I stand barefoot on a wet, metal
plate and the sparks jump from a copper hat and a copper mesh glove. The
only conductor in between is my body. I have not noticed any health effects
from my years of working with the sparks. The closest thing was some
temporary hearing problems before I began wearing hearing protection in the
shows. I have been doing the "arcs from fingers" demo for 17 years now and
so far, so good. It would have been nice if it had made my hair grow back,
but that has not happened either.
On the average, I do the demo twice a day, five days a week, although for
some events I have done as many as 12 shows a day, without ill effect. My
doctor keeps watching for cancer, etc. (She is convinced that I am crazy),
but so far everything is fine.
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In a message dated 2/3/00 2:27:45 PM, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com writes:
<< I wonder, have you noticed any heath effects from doing this? I can't
think of a similar type of electrical exposure... Brent Turner wires the
current around himself, as Bill mentions, but I think you and Dean Ortner
have carried the currents through your bodies for a substantial number of
years now... >>