Cool Experiment in Electromagnetism Makes Small Metal Object “Possessed”


Just in time for Thanksgiving, freak out your friends and family with the haunted pop tab! Sure, there are more “haunted” holidays, but aren’t people are expecting a scare at Halloween? Now you can catch them off guard!

This cool experiment shows just how much static electricity is pumping through an old CRT TV. By harnessing the extra TV power the tab becomes haunted and dances like crazy!


  • 1 Tube type TV
  • 1 piece of foil
  • 2 pop cans
  • 1 pop tab or small piece of metal
  • 12” of thread or fishing line
  • 2 wired leads with alligator clips

Pro Tip: Set up the scene to scare your family, it’s all about the prep. Bust out the Ouija Board, and place the TV under the table. Run the wires to the cans on top of the table. Ask the “spirits” a question just before you flick the switch, that pop tab will dance like it’s haunted by the ghost of Jacob Marley!

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Adam Beck

Director of Marketing at CADENAS PARTsolutions | A graduate of the Richard Farmer School of Business Marketing at Miami University in Oxford Ohio, Adam has years of experience in marketing and design for a variety of industries. He enjoys many outlets for creativity including working on custom cars and guitars. He’s also a fan of Formula1 racing and the Cincinnati Bengals. Adam currently lives in Ohio with his wife Stephanie, daughter Nora and son Otto.