Drone Footage of Russia’s Mysterious Marx Generator

By on February 17, 2015

New drone footage reveals Russia’s mysterious Marx Generator Tesla Tower in the woods outside of Moscow.

Named for the German electrical engineer Erwin Otto Marx who invented it in 1926, the Marx Generator “lightning machine” is used to create artificial lightning. So what is this one doing out in the middle of nowhere?

From the video description:

Normally hidden from prying eyes, Ruptly was allowed take exclusive drone footage of the stunning ‘Tesla Tower’ in the Moscow region. The vast research site is home to general enormous voltage impulse generators that potentially have the capacity to equal Russia’s entire electricity output.

Mysterious Marx generator Tesla tower in Russia

Mysterious Marx generator Tesla tower in Russia

Mysterious Marx generator Tesla tower in Russia

Mysterious Marx generator Tesla tower in Russia

Russia claims the purpose of this bizarre machine is to test lightning protection on aircraft, which is just the kind of generic explanation that sparks conspiracy theories of weather control, EMP weaponry and more. Is it a Russian HAARP? Does it transmit electricity wirelessly like Tesla’s tower at Wardenclyffe was intended to?

via Mysterious Universe

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One Comment

  1. Wobbler

    August 14, 2015 at 5:54 am

    What is this one doing out in the middle of nowhere? I’d have thought that was the best place for it. You wouldn’t really want one of these next door, it might disrupt the tv for a start.

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