Can a neutron beam emission from a strong naturally-occurring radioisotope deflect a small sewing needle hung by a thread an inch from the source? I have someone reporting to me of such a thing happening from a meteorite found by them which weighs about 200 gms. Is it proof of neutrons being emitted?
If we place clear water in a bottle with dissolved lithium fluoride does the clear water change its color due to neutron absorption by lithium? If it doesn't change color then there's no point in asking them to try. Is there any other layman's test to detect neutron emission from a source other than going in for a professional neutron detector?
The air around the source in the room is pungent. The source also blows an electric bulb hung from the ceiling 6 feet above it as soon as the light switch is turned on. The bulb turns milky. This happens any number of times with new bulbs. Can a neutron beam or gamma rays cause this? A torch light a foot away also goes off immediately on turning it on. The bulb becomes milky white.
They say that when the source was packed in rubber and placed on a car seat and the ignition turned on, the electrical system of the car failed immediately.
A Gamma-Scout radiation meter ten feet away showed 2 mSV/hr to start with. As it neared the source the reading increased rapidly and it overflowed and went dead afterwards, with the alarm whistling for the next 20 minutes.
Can I believe that these things can happen from a meteorite which could be a naturally-occurring radioisotope?