Did Nikola Tesla really invent a death ray? Could he have provided unlimited free energy to the world? Did he really fall in love with a laser-eyed pigeon?
There are many rumors and myths surrounding Tesla, and Virginia writer Bernard Carlson will separate fact from fiction at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, when he discusses his new book, "Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age." Carlson will speak at SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St., home to the MegaZapper, one of the largest Tesla coils in the country.
The event is free with museum admission, ($3 adults), and is free for museum members and for kids 11 and younger. A book signing follows. Details: 360-738-3886, sparkmuseum.org.