In 1939, Armenian photographer Semyon Kirlian accidentally discovered that if an object on a photographic plate was subjected to a strong electric field, an image was created on the plate.
Kirlian then claimed that his method proved the existence of a metaphysical energy, life force, or supernatural auras that all living beings have. This was all curiously interesting, until people showed that even inanimate objects like this coin above give off the Kirlian halo.
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