From another thread in another group reminded me of something that
happened to us at Blue Ridge Mountain when I was around 10. (Some 45
We were camping. We found a huge manhole cover so, being boys, we dug
around it and opened it. One of the boys jumped in.
My memory is fuzzy, but I do remember a large flash and a yell. The
boy was very shaken but alright. His thumbnail was cooked.
Now the fuzzy part. As I remember it, there was only one cable in the
hole. The bottom of the hole was dirt. The man hole cover was metal
and the ring around the opening was metal or at least pre cast, but no
bottom. I never touched the cable, but it seemed to be very flexible
and it had a Tee in the middle with a cap. I do seem to remember
seeing the inside of the Tee and it looked like a stem.
The reason the boy gave for touching it was that he thought it was a
water line and we was going to wet us. I don't really recall, but it
seems like where we were camping didn't have any power and we were in
a pretty remote area. There was a boat dock, but I don't remember
anything around at all, much less anything that may have had
Without a doubt, what we discovered was a power line, but have never
seen any high voltage line that would accept anything from a tee.
Does it sound like I am describing anything they may have used at Blue
Ridge 45 years ago?