[TCML] Life Magazine historic photo archive
drieben at comcast.net
Fri Nov 28 07:45:00 MST 2008
Yes, it's interesting how this "professionally made"
research VDG doesn't look much like the familiar
"globe on a column". I would suppose that they
must pressurise those field control tanks that Finn
mentioned with a good number of atmospheres
(or possibly SF6) for high voltage standoff. As tall as
this unit appears, and as large of an ROC that the col-
lection terminal has, I would figure that it should be
capable of generating several million volts of potential.
I believe this VDG was likely desinged for producing
the high speed electrons for a cyclotron and not neces-
sarily for making sparks.
I suppose the paranormal researchers could have a field
day with the ghost image as well - one of the painters
accidently fell off the scaffolding and died during the
construction of the facility, but his soul cannot leave the
place and rest in peace because he will always feel that
he did not complete his piant job ;^)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Goodfellow" <dgoodfelo at verizon.net>
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Sent: Thursday, November 27, 2008 7:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TCML] Life Magazine historic photo archive
> Interesting, I missed the ghostly image of the painter until you pointed
> it out. Better call "Sightings" or one of those similar TV shows to figure
> it all out. No doubt this picture was taken at an area 51 hanger, and the
> device was reverse engineered from alien technology that crash landed at
> Roswell. :-)
> Mysterious devices, ghostly image, unknown location..... this picture
> picture could launch a whole pseudo science series, if the Government
> doesn't cover it up first! :0)
> Dave Goodfellow
> Finn Hammer wrote:
>> David Rieben skrev:
>>> Hi Dave,
>>> I believe that is actually an inclosed Van de Graf
>>> generator. That does look like a primary coil that
>>> the technician is standing on, though doesn't it?
>>> I have seen other images of this same piece and
>>> I believe it was identified as a VDG.
>>> BTW, did anyone notice the "ghost" painter
>>> piering down at the technician in this photo?
>>> David Rieben
>> Definately a VDG. Big VDG`s like this one have 2 or more field shaping
>> tanks around it. The full covering tank can be seen on the shelf just
>> above the ghost, which I thank you for pointing out.
>> If residual static is not making the technicians hair stand on end,
>> turning around and spotting that ghost staring down on him sure would!
>> Cheers, Finn Hammer
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