Saturday, November 7, 2020

Utility earth current and radiation

 by Jim West (please share and cite)

Utility earth current is real, dangerous and ubiquitous, yet it is rarely mentioned by the mainstream. It is the return current, running from consumers back to the utility electric generators through the earth. This is a sub-topic of the industrial EMF (electromagnetic fields) disaster.

Few can afford to even an attempted litigation against public funded utilities, but some have and won, as this table from Iowa State University shows:

The reality is worse. This current kills and tortures humans, wild animals, bugs, farm animals and microorganisms, everywhere in the USA and most any industrial region (more or less). The global ecology is destroyed, yet I don't see many biologists discussing this with any import. An example of human tragedy is the Desert Rose story. Certainly, many street people have been destroyed when they sleep on sidewalks over this current, over underground power cable systems. Stray voltage must be driving many into alcoholism, drugs, and iatrogenic exploitation.
The electric fields, magnetic fields, and neutral/returning ground/earth currents occur at frequencies [that] range from 50-60 Hertz... all the way up into the radiofrequencies (RF)... [Karow (2007)]

Earth EMR Discovered

Given: All fluctuating EMF produces electromagnetic radiation (EMR). 

Thus -- industrial earth current emits EMR, as a type of ground surface electrosmog. 

Characteristics of this EMR type are apparently not yet measured by meters, however...

Symptoms are obvious, as perceived through years of experience, testing utility earth current EMR scenarios.

My experiments, listed below, have demonstrate that there is no escape. Pollution from air, food, water and wireless EMF can be escaped, however, not readily, this EMR.

If there is a place where this current and its EMR does not exist, I would like to know, so I could move there. Maybe certain seashores or remote areas. Possibly, if one could map power plants, substations, and consumers, one could determine safe areas. Some say that the problem is related only to the WYE electric grid system, and not the DELTA system.

Pending an escape route, I am trying to determine the safe distance above ground level, which could be comfortably tolerable. There is hope.

Restless leg syndrome (RLS)

Utility earth current is recognized as a hazard, however, the related EMR seems to be a new concept. I have not found substantial documentation the topic. Thus this study is essential.

Generally, a primary symptom for EMR exposure is RLS. The Medical industry declares RLS to be caused by nutritional deficiency and describes it as a neurological condition. As usual, this lie faults the victim.

WHO forbids doctors from considering any type of EMF/EMR causation for disease.

Treatment... should focus... not on the person's 
perceived need for reducing or eliminating EMF...

Here is a real-life example, out of many, re the Medical misdiagnostic protocol: 

An acquaintance, age 45, did not heed my EMR advice re RLS. He went to see a doctor. He was referred to a "sleep disorder specialist", where he was then anesthetized and his brain analyzed under MRI to "find his dysfunctional sleep center, in order to design his drug treatment", which he accepted and began. He was content, sleeping well, until six weeks later, when he had a stroke. He continued on pharma drugs and a month later fell onto the floor of a supermarket unconscious. He continued to ignore my warnings. His prognosis doesn't look good for iatrogenic disease.

Test method

The best test for EMR symptoms is to consider RLS at the moment one falls asleep. The transition into sleep is a subtle biological activity which reveals and triggers nervous symptoms (RLS and cramps). The second best test is to relax in the test environment and note any symptoms of nervousness.

Sensitivity to symptoms can improve if the subject is free of drugs (caffeine, chocolate, nicotine, marijuana, alcohol, Medical and street drugs). Sensitivity also improves when one does not block awareness of symptoms by reflexively interpreting them as normal or inevitable.

I initially assumed that the intensity of ground EMR would not be related to distance from the earth surface, because it is so pervasive. Distance formulas are based on a single emission point. They describe EMR intensity as inversely related to the square of the Distance.

Fortunately, ground EMR intensity does appear to be related to the distance from the source. Intensity is also related to current flow, which in turn is related to earth moisture and salt content. The results in the table below reflects these assumptions.

The table is chronological. The good news is that the latter experiments find it possible to avoid earth EMR.

Distance is beneficial.



2012          Manhattan, NYC


This is early evidence is about EMR, but not actually about earth current. I found a small tumor growing in the sole of my right foot, where the foot was usually placed while working at my computer. I measured EMF with a TriField gauss meter at the location and found 20-30 milliGauss. Common in an apartment is 0.6 milliGauss. The health goal is 0.1 or less milliGauss. The left foot was 2 milliGauss. By moving my feet away from this area, the tumor nearly disappeared within a month.


2018/5      Woodstock mountains, NY


Desperate to escape NYC EMF, I went into the Woodstock mountains and tried to sleep. Forest floor was damp moss. I eagerly expected blissful deep natural sleep under the full moon. Instead, to my horror, I experienced galvanic symptoms,

RLS and cramps within 30 seconds.


2018/5     Woodstock mountains, NY    


I placed my raincoat over said damp moss.

Could sleep but with mild RLS, no cramps.


2019/06    Finger Lakes, NY


Dry earth

I could sleep but mild RLS. I asked other hikers about this and they answered that they were not aware of EMF sensitivity, and that they had no such problem. However, they are hiking many miles every day, and sleep would be natural priority.


2019/07    Finger Lakes, NY   


Tent with tarp on grass

I could sleep, but with mild RLS.


2020/05    Tucson apartment   


Months of living with 20 Internet routers showing on my WiFi Analyzer App. This is not a ground current issue. Just showing context.

RLS, muscle cramps often.


2020/07    Tucson mountains


Five nights, tent with tarp on dry earth


Earth at two inches deep was slightly moist. Increased conductivity of ground current.


RLS and leg cramps every night for five nights, getting worse each night.

I did not leave because I was desperate to deny this horror, and  I was struggling through my fear of mountain lions. EMR suspicions began but I stayed in hopeful denial. 

I watched birds grabbing bugs out of the air. The night clouds looked like predators.  I wondered how I might be part of that, predator or prey.

On the fifth morning, I woke up with massive cramps, legs, stomach and jaw clenching.

Almost broke my teeth. I got the hint, and went home saddened.

For one month afterwards, I had swollen ankles, which diminished away over the next two months.

 Simultaneously, as the ankle swelling diminished, the right calf muscle became swollen 30% in volume. This is not a problem, as this appears to be an inflammatory processing center for EMR stress, and not disabling.

This episode was the worst of all my earth current EMF experiences. 


2020/11/01    Tucson mountains    Vacant house


Wood floor one foot off ground level.

This was a great relief from my apartment RLS. I fell asleep happy.


2020/11/05    Tucson mountains    Resting flat on a mountain trail    


Dry rocky earth

After 4 minutes, RLS. 20 minutes later, severe leg and stomach muscle cramps as I attempted to right myself to leave the area.


2020/11/08    Tucson mountains    Vacant house


Wood floor one foot off ground level.

After 30 minutes rest, good but some mild RLS occurred.


2020/11/08    Tucson mountains    Vacant house   


Concrete floor 2 feet above ground level.

Mild RLS, though less intensity than on the wood floor.

To date, this was the best of all prior earth current EMF experiences. I discovered a smart-meter seven feet from my sleeping position, though breakers were all off. It was shielded by its metal box. Don't know if it was transmitting. This added complexity to the test.


2020/11/10    Tucson     First floor lobby over a basement


Lights off, and off in the basement below. 

Effectively, resting 10 feet above basement floor.

Rested flat on the carpet for 20 minutes, and felt calm, no RLS.

Tentative conclusion: Earth EMR is tolerable, possibly comfortable at 10 feet from ground level. Yea!


2020/11/11    Tucson    Attic of vacant house


10 feet above ground level.

Late morning. I tried to fall asleep for one hour, however, I was too well-slept to sleep. Nevertheless, no RLS occurred and that was without shielding fabric. This is an optimistic observation, as this experience was the best so far.

Plan: Try other scenarios, at various distances.

Plan: Determine if aluminum foil and copper mesh will shield earth EMR.


2020/11/13    Tucson    Attic of vacant house,


10 feet above ground level.

Spent 90 minutes trying to sleep. Felt comfortable and no RLS, but did not fall asleep (too well-slept, and rafters are uncomfortable). I plan to try again to transition into sleep. It is good to find that at 10 feet distance, or possibly less, maybe 5 feet or less. At least, presently, I've established that RLS is not perceived substantially at 10 feet. Voila!


2020/11/14    Tucson     Not intended as a test.


I was sitting on a big rock on a hill, playing guitar. The right foot was flat on the ground, the left was up on a small rock. After 20 minutes, the right foot and ankle felt nervous. I moved it up on a rock and the nervousness subsided. I kept on playing guitar. I'm getting good at this, becoming naturally aware of how to correctly interpret symptoms. In my pre-aware days, I would have thought nothing about a nervous foot. I would just move my foot and express frustration.

Context: Andrew A. Marino, PhD states that eyesight is a set of EMR symptoms in a narrow high frequency band, called "light". I'm cultivating EMR sight related to an electrosmog that does not show up on the usual EMF meters, however, the current flow that generates this EMR, can be measured, as Magdas has done. I plan to measure the earth current with my multimeter soon.


2020/12/01    Tucson    Attic of vacant house


10 feet above ground level.

I spent 90 minutes there calmly. It was too cold to sleep the night, yet I intend to try again.


2021/01/23    Tucson    Vacant house


I am renting a dilapidated house with permission to modify and house-sit. No power is connected to the building. I sleep off the floor.

For the first time in about 10 years, I sang full throat, poco forte, from the bottom of the bass clef to the top of the treble clef.

One week of sleeping in this house, and the body gets spoiled and then slight nervous syndromes begin again, as a lower level layer of EMF radiation is then perceived, and the body calls for abatement. I put on my hazmat EMF suit and a DayLite head wrap, and all is well, deep sleep.


Utility earth EMR is earth-bound electro-smog that diminishes to a tolerable level at 5-10 feet distance. Apparently, a wide variety of conflicting and "random" EMF waves, neutralize each other, thereby limiting the distance of this electrosmog.

Symptoms such as grinding teeth, jaw biting (tongue or mouth), twitches, and any nervous behavior, are generally the result of industrial EMR (earth or air/ether borne). 

There is a big physical difference between natural EMR (sunlight, etc) and industrial EMR (in terms of wave forms, polarization, etc). We have co-evolved with natural EMR, can handle it and we depend upon it.

Industrial radiation is synergistically toxic with other pollution poisoning, even that which has happened long ago in the womb, e.g., with prenatal ultrasound or X-rays. This is determined from long experience partially documented here, and from hundreds of studies at


Credits: Thanks to OregonMatt at POM and Jeanice Barcelo for editorial feedback.

Disclaimer: The author is not an authority or professional. For medical advice, see a trusted professional without delay. All statements are hypotheses for discussion. Constructive criticism is welcome.

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  1. What a great article.
    This truly was very enlightening. i am going to find ways of adhering to the 5 - 10 foot off ground rule in the future.
    thank you very much.

    1. Bruce is an EMF critic at


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