Monday, December 12, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
In an attempt to explain human sensitivities to electromagnetism, which was intertwined with spirit world research at the time, Silvanus Thompson FRS places his head in a large alternating magnetic field circa 1910. He describes experiencing a "bluish illumination superimposed on ordinary vision."
Reminds me of a Victorian version of Anatoli Petrovich Bugorski who in 1978 accidently stuck his head in a Russian particle accelerator. He reportedly saw a flash "brighter than a thousand suns".
S. P. Thompson, ‘A physiological effect of an alternating magnetic field’, Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 82, 396–398 (1909–10)., 396–398 (1909–10).