In my book The Giza Death Star Destroyed(pp. 124-127) I mentioned the strange behavior of the Hieronymous Machine, and the investigations of it undertaken by John W. Campbell, Jr., who allegedly discovered that the machine functioned even when it wasn't plugged in. Campbell decided that the machine was producing some other sort of energy than electrical, and evolved a theory:
"'The relationship between the various parts (of the machine) somehow functioned as a thing-in-itself. In other words, it was the relationship between the parts that made the machine work, not the parts themselves.'" (p. 126)
Well, beyond being an obvious truism, it led Campbell to make what most would conclude to be a "pseudo-scientific" conclusion: "Deciding to test his theory, he built a Hieronymous machine 'in which the soldered circuits were replaced by a wiring diagram. The machine worked...'"(Ibid., citing Herbie Brennan, The Secret History of Ancient Egypt, p. 147.)
But that wasn't all. Another experimenter, Harry Stine, fascinated with Campbell's results, reperformed the experiment, using all the parts of the original machine, but inking the circuit connections on a clear white card, and, once again, the machine worked. When eventually it quit working, "all he had to do was re-ink the circuit diagram." (pp. 126-127)
Well, I found this rather interesting article today, that provides a sort of very loose corroboration of these two men's wild theory:
Now, you read that correctly, an ink to draw circuits. Think carefully about that, because it's a sure clue that we're not being told everything here, and here - again from my The Giza Death Star Destroyed, is why:
"While this might suggest that the ink itself was somehow conducting electricity, it is nevertheless difficult to see how a two-dimensional circuit diagram would not simply 'short-out' where the circuit lines would cross on the diagram."(p. 127).
Thank about that... and try to do so without falling into the trap of pseudo-science.