High Tension Power Lines
Camping at Twin Lakes RV Resort near Fort Lauderdale, we got shocks when we touched the truck while standing on the
ground in bare feet. I thought we might have had a short in the truck, but the high tension overhead wires made me
suspicious. So I took my voltmeter and stuck the black lead in the ground, and the red lead I touched to the truck.
It registered consistently between 5 and 6 volts AC. When I checked the DC voltage, it was zero. Also, when I check
the voltage at other locations, not near power lines, it also registers zero. In any case, we
decided not to stay too long.
This kid showed what he could do with fluorescent bulbs: