A static electricity beam near a London Google office is posing quite the mystery to passerby this week. A now viral video has been uploaded with a man claiming that this invisible jolt of static electricity makes your hair stand on end each and every time you pass the particular city block. While some have claimed the shivering sensation is no more than a hoax, United Press International News shares this Tuesday, November 25, 2014, that there may be some truth to the odd beam, as numerous reports are coming in justifying it.
Viewers of a YouTube video alleging a mystery static electricity beam is present outside a Google office in the heart of London are said to be in “shock” of the apparent finding. The clip was uploaded earlier this month by a man named Simon Legrand and has received thousands of views and counting. The minor jolt is said to be able to be discernibly felt when one passes through the “beam”; it causes one’s hair to prickle.
Soon other clips were posted to the video sharing site professing that the same jolt sensation was felt by them, too. Legrand had a friend record him walking past the Google building late on Friday evening. While passing by, he shows how his hair is standing on end, and that the unusual phenomenon may be due to a mystery beam of static electricity emanating from the nearby office.
Some commenters are worried that this strange feeling captured on video is unsafe, however. RT News notes that because Legrand states that there is a buzzing sensation going on in his head when he passes by, and as a result, some fear there could be harmful waves present. The man also shows in the clip that when he lifts a cell phone into the air within the apparently static beam’s trajectory, it begins to buzz and crackle lightly. However, it become more serious the longer they remained on the spot.
“Initially it didn’t hurts us, just surprised us. Then it seemed to intensify and my phone started crackling and the video cut. My friend got a strong electric shock from holding my phone up high,” the man conveyed in a recent Reddit message.
At first, many viewers simply said the jolt in the video looked fake or a possible hoax meant to scare people passing by the Google office on the London city block. However, a couple of other clips have also popped up online showing that their hair is also standing up on end near the building, so perhaps there is a possibility of some mystery going on there.
For their part, officials from the UK Power Networks company did visit the site of the purported “beam” on Monday. Whether static electricity was present in the area was not distinctly mentioned, but a crew confirmed the location was very “safe.” What do you think of this unique phenomenon outside the Google office? Is it indeed safe and simply a bizarre case, or something more?
In other odd news headlines other than the mystery static electricity beam causing a current of interest this week — pun intended— there have been overwhelming rumors about six days of darkness hitting the world this 2014. Although many in the U.S. seriously feared this nearly weeklong blackout (NASA had allegedly confirmed the information), it was soon discovered that the whole thing was a hoax. This December may be a cold and stormy one, but the sun will still be shining.