[Published in Fortean Times, no. 317, September 2014, p. 70.]

Electric bridge

Andy Duncan could have had success in his experiment with seeing a light bulb glow under high voltage power lines had he used a fluorescent tube rather than an incandescent bulb. Richard Box set up a giant array of fluorescent tubes in 2004, "Field," as an art project in Tormarton, South Gloucestershire: http://vimeo.com/11137816 and http://hackaday.com/2009/04/10/field-a-fluorescent-array-wirelessly-powered/

Jim Lippard
Phoenix, Arizona