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October 14, 2013 at 6:01 AM

Spark Museum’s Halloween event will make your hair stand on end

John Jenkins, president of Bellingham's Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, sits inside the "Lightning Cage" while a 9-foot-tall Tesla coil, the "MegaZapper", generating 4-million volts, showers him with lightning sparks. (photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times, 2012)

John Jenkins, president of Bellingham’s Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, sits inside the “Lightning Cage” while a 9-foot-tall Tesla coil, the MegaZapper, generating 4 million volts, showers him with sparks. (photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times, 2012)

Want a Halloween-season outing that will make your hair stand on end? Maybe permanently? Head for Bellingham later this month.

“Nightmare at the Spark Museum” is billed as a series of Frankenstein-inspired electrical shows, Oct. 25-31, featuring jaw-dropping devices such as the MegaZapper, one of the largest Tesla coils in the nation.

It would be hard to top the words straight from the museum’s press release:

See the incredible Cage of Death! Hear Elvis, the singing Tesla Coil! Feel the power of Franklin, the museum’s schizoid robot! Witness 4 million volts of mind-blowing excitement from

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