The Curious Case of Wireless Electricity and High EMF
A Quick Overview of Health, the Paranormal, and EMF.
Electromagnetic Frequencies - Electromagnetic (EM) radiation is a form of energy that is all around us and takes many forms, such as radio waves, microwaves, X-rays and gamma rays. Sunlight is also a form of EM energy, but visible light is only a small portion of the EM spectrum, which contains a broad range of electromagnetic wavelengths (Lucas).
In the early days of electricity, it was theorized that magnetism and electricity were two seperate entities. However, James Clark Maxwell, a Scottish Physicist developed a unified theory, in which electrically charged particles interact with eachother, and the magnetic field, in much the same was as a magnet sticks to your refrigerator.
There are four primary electromagnetic interactions (Lucas)
The force of attraction or repulsion between electric charges is inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.
Magnetic poles come in pairs that attract and repel each other, much as electric charges do.
An electric current in a wire produces a magnetic field whose direction depends on the direction of the current.
A moving electric field produces a magnetic field, and vice versa.
In many ways, we are surrounded by electromagnetically frequencies. In the early days, one simply had to look at wireless and wired telegraphs, both utilizing an electrically charged magnet, and creating an open and closed circuit. This process of opening and closing of the electrically circuit was demonstrated, perhaps most notably, through the use of morse code. The dots and dashes representing letters and numbers were nothing more than an electromagnetic charge in code form, allowing for broadcast and reception.
(Telegraph Transmission and Reception Unit)
Nikola Tesla, well over 100 years ago, theorized that electricity could be transferred wirelessly. His ultimate dream was unlimited, accessible energy harnessed and used by people all around the world at no cost. Sadly, my AEP bill determined that this has not occured...YET!
(The famous Serbian Electrical Engineer, Nikola Tesla)
The first demonstration of transmission and reception of wireless reception of electromagnetic radiation was held at London's Royal Institute in 1894 by Oliver Lodge. Guglielmo Marconi, the wireless pioneer, had been among the first the realize the potential of the new technology for shipping and commercial use, and 1895, became enamored with the prospects. In 1897, the Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company, and began to actively develop and perfect the technology. One major example from history of this technology included the spark gap transmitter on the Titanic in 1912 during its fateful voyage across the Atlantic. By the time of the Titanic, most vessels operation in the Atlantic were equipped with a Marconi Unit (The Science Museum - Titanic, Marconi, and the Wireless telegraph).
(Guglielmo Marconi, 1902)
(An example of a Marconi Spark Gap Transmitter)
In today's world, we scarcely pay attention to things like wireless electricity and electromagnetic frequencies. They surround us at all times, and examples can be found in things like radio waves, wireless cellphone chargers, bluetooth, infrared remotes, and more. Yet, a question has always remained since the early invention of radio. How do these things affect humans?
In the paranormal field, one thing that most reputable investigators do, almost from the onset, is check for unusual EMF fields. Most of the time high EMF readings can be explained away by things like bad insulated wiring, presence of overhead powerlines, or even household technologies like alarm clocks, computers, wifi routers, and cell phone chargers. High EMF has been known to manifest itself, though medical professionals indicate more studies are indeed important, in a disorder known as Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (Should You Be Worried About EMF Exposure? - Healthline).
Symptoms of EHS include:
sleep disturbances, including insomnia
depression and depressive symptoms
tiredness and fatigue
dysesthesia (a painful, often itchy sensation)
lack of concentration
changes in memory
loss of appetite and weight loss
restlessness and anxiety
skin burning and tingling
On location in Sistersville, WV - SRI visited a family in June complaining of feelings of dread, unexplained anger outbursts, being watched, headaches and nausea, and even some signs typically associated with demonic possession. From the beginning, during our initial sweeps of the home, high EMFs considered to be in levels generally considered dangerous were observed. To make matters worse, these high readings were observed throughout the home, and even out on the property which is criss-crossed by overhead high voltage powerlines. Some studies in the late 70's even suggested that living near powerlines increased the likelihood of childhood cancers, though this theory has been under intense scrutiny. While we cannot be 100% certain that the issues experienced by this family were 100% caused by the environmental factors of high EMF, the possibility is high enough to debunk (or at least provide an alternative) many of the believed paranormal occurences.
While the jury remains out in many ways on the overall health effects of EMF frequencies of varying types, the possibility of adverse reactions is often enough to draw even the most credible sounding paranormal experience into question. With the heavy scrutinization of our field, the potential effects of high EMFs should not be overlooked. Issues like sleep paralysis, nightmares, feeling watched, nausea, goosebumps, and feelings of dread can easily, to someone with EHS, be a sign of sensitivity to high EMF.
When doing a walkthrough of your own home, take an EMF field detector to your bed and check out common sources of high EMF. Things like cell phone chargers, which we often keep near our beds, and alarm clocks can be common sources of spikes. Check wiring in home for constant high points, as these can sometimes explain bad feelings, and so on, that often manifest in a singular place. Check your property for overhead lines. You just might be shocked what you discover!
Brian Clary - Founder and Lead Investigator