Electrocryptoscope - Invented by Jeff
Seeing the invisible and near invisible
This invention came about in experimenting with the Cryptoscope or
Typically fluoroscopy screen are used to study objects placed in the
path of X-Rays...
I have found the screens equally interesting in the study of stratia,
electrical discharges, corona, Tesla "Phantom Streams", etc.
The simple form of my Electrocryptoscope is a dielectric disk of glass,
acrylic, or polycarbonate. It is outfitted with a handle to be
held in one
hand during use. The other hand is used as one plate of a
condenser in order to manipulate and study streamers on the fluoroscopy
The back side of the disk has a small foil pasted to the center.
This acts as a sector or condenser plate to accept the faint luminous
streams from the Tesla or Pancake Coil.
Most of the time these streams are positively charged. The
Electrocryptoscope allows the negative streams to be seen.
Imagine the apparatus in use now, assuming Sumo's nose has near
invisible electrical streams issuing in all directions....
The phenomena in this photo by Lord Armstrong can be replicated with
this apparatus. Kinraide perfected the discharges seen below:
The image to the left represents a POSITIVE discharge, which is clearly
seen from the Pancake Coils I am currently working on.
By use of my Electrocryptoscope, the NEGATIVE figures to the right can
be seen on the screen.
By lifting my fingers off of the screen slightly and allowing some
oscillations to take place, combination discharges can be seen (as in
the Armstrong photo).
Below are photos of sparks and brush with the apparatus. They are
shown to give an idea of the more prominent figures seen when sparks are
allowed to pass to the metal sector.
The intricate details of the streams are easy to see with the eye but
too difficult to photograph outside of having a darkroom.
(C) Jeff Behary, 2011