The Turn Of The Century Electrotherapy Museum
(C) Jeff Behary 2010 

Solid State Dimmer-Driven MOT for Producing Phantom Streams

Circuit consists of a light dimmer wired to a microwave oven transformer (MOT) in series with a 7.5 mfd motor cap.
The spark gap is in parallel with the transformer, the Pancake Coil connected in series with a .006 mfd capacitor to the gap.

Motor cap is in the base.

Pancake is housed in a 8.5" square box.  6 turns primary coil, 500 turn secondary coil wound 5 TPL in 100 layers.

Phantoms photographed with aid of phosphor coated screen

Enhanced B&W photo to show the streams

Faint portions of the streams are visible

Photos without screen  - Phantoms discharging to my left hand

What is seen with the naked eye in complete darkness (sketch)

Black and white photo, enhanced

(C) Jeff Behary, 2010