Electrified Comets

3 Dec 2017

At www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2017/11/21/history-of-electric-comet-theory-par... ... by Hannes Tager. This is the fourth in the series as the electric comet hypothesis is discussed in relation to what scientists over the last couple of centuries have been suggesting in contradiction of mainstream. This was not just in the 19th century, when the science was more open to a wider range of ideas but also in more recent years, even during the 20th century when the consensus dominated research and published articles. In fact, opposition to the theory of electricity playing a role in comet phenomena was entrenched through most of the 20th century and the idea is even now rarely discussed. However, the Space Age has opened up the publication of alternative scenarios as orthodox explanations have been undermined by observation and data beamed back by spacecraft and space telescopes.

Tager documents a succession of scientists and their controversial theories that even when they are well known have been largely kept under wraps and not discussed. Instead, just the theories acceptable to mainstream have been aired - and this goes for Einstein as much as anyone else. He begins with Kristian Birkeland and then looks at Karl Wurm, Ludwig Bierman, and Fred Whipple, Jan Oort and others. Electric comets were revived by Charles Bruce and Immanuel Velikovsky in mid 20th century - but they were marginalised. He then moves on to Ralph Juergens and Earl Milton, and Wallace Thornhill. Some interesting points were made by James McCanney in 3 articles published by Kronos from 1981 to 1983. He was a lecturer at Cornell University (in the physics and mathematics dept.). His ideas differed from Jeurgens which is perhaps why he is not as well known to Thunderbolts enthusiasts.