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Static electric field around Googles London HQ has hair-raising effect

Static electric field around Googles London HQ has hair-raising effect

A mysterious ‘beam’ of static electricity has been caught on camera showing a literal hair raising effect!

In the video clip, filmed outside Google’s HQs in London, Simon Legrand is shown entering the field of electricity before his hair rises

As the camera pans towards the building, there is a large crack of static electricity and his friend Nick shouts: “Oh my god, can you hear that?” before the video ends. Legrand adds that the charge is affecting his phone.

The strange field was first discovered by a Reddit user earlier this year, reported the Mail Online

He wrote that that since experiencing the phenomenon, he had suffered from toothache and nosebleeds.

This led to theories that there was a problem with wiring buried beneath the spot at which the field had been felt, but UK Power Networks investigated the issue and announced the area was safe.

It is also thought that the design of the building, and its network of metal poles that rub together, could be generating the static field.

The Mail Online have contacted Google who have so far declined to comment