Dangers of Mold
Appearing during Monday's first half-hour was mold expert and mycologist, Richard Progovitz
who shared information about the dangerous aspects of household mold.
He noted that asthma and many allergies may actually be caused by certain molds. Progovitz suggested that the product Borax which can penetrate into porous surfaces, when in a paste form, is effective for removing mold from surfaces such as tile grout.
Plasma Lights and Ghosts
Paranormal researcher Joshua P. Warren
returned to the show, to discuss his team's creation of a plasma
that resembles the anomalous Brown Mountain Lights
By reproducing certain elements found at Brown Mountain in their laboratory such as layers of quartz and magnetite (which forms a capacitor), they were able to set off discharges at different angles that created the illusion of a ball of light moving inside a plasma chamber, he explained. Interestingly, he noted that the US is experimenting with plasma for non-lethal weaponry, in which a gun could be set to stun rather than kill.
Warren also shared some of his ghost hunting techniques. He said that still cameras are ideal for capturing phenomena because with their high shutter speeds, they can catch things that can't be seen with the naked eye. He also commented that he is partial to digital cameras because they can capture part of the infrared spectrum.
Plasma & Brown Mnt. Lights
Pictured is a comparison of a plasma
produced in the L.E.M.U.R. lab and a photo of the anomalous Brown Mountain Lights. Joshua P. Warren
"These images (Photo 1
, Photo 2
) of unexplainable illuminations on Brown Mountain were captured by Brian Irish using an IR camera (Infra-red). Being shot (at night) at a distance of 2.5 miles away, and using the IR technology, the colors and detailed forms of the illuminations are obscured compared to what is visible to the naked eye.
"L.E.M.U.R.'s plasmas in the laboratory were shot from inches away using a non-IR camera. This reveals the full color and form of the hovering illuminations. If the lab plasmas are shot with an IR camera, they too appear as white blobs of light."