On Saturday evening, December 3, at Tucson’s historic treasure, Valley of the Moon, the public is invited to witness a woman, Electrice, experience 500,000 volts of electricity as she stands atop a monster Tesla Coil. Seemingly unprotected, the viewers will witness huge electrical discharges leap from her fingertips.
Electrice lights lamps by touch and sends scorching sparks skyward from the electrical chain of power! See these and other wonders this Saturday at the historic fantasyland.
The Tesla Coil, invented in 1891 by Nikola Tesla, is a high frequency transformer that steps normal house current up to a half-million volts. At such high voltages, the electricity leaps from its conductors into the air in the form of sparks several feet long.
Protected from these voltages by a metal screen Faraday cage enclosure, you can sit on top of the coil and be ENTIRELY ENVELOPED IN AN EVANESCENT EFFLUVIUM OF ETHEREAL ELECTRICAL EMANATION with absolutely no discomfort whatsoever!
Admission to the event is free, but for only $5 you can take a turn in the Faraday Cage! It should be an experience to be remembered for years to come. The Valley of the Moon is located at 2544 East Allen Road. Shows are from 6PM till 8PM
Valley of the Moon is a non-profit historic fantasy fairyland garden park dedicated to the idea that Kindness to All is the Golden Key to Happiness. It was created by George Legler in the 1920′s and is now considered by many residents of Tucson as a “don’t miss experience” especially for children. The natural wonderment of this unique environment with fairies and gnomes brings out the child in all of us.
The fantasy park continues to operate as an all-volunteer national historic district dedicated to preserving the historic sculptures, and the philosophy of Mr. Legler. The park was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on July 27, 2011.