The reason I did not place this in the nuclear engineering forum is because I feel that it is closer to an electrical engineering problem than a nuclear engineering problem. Now to the question. I recently got another geiger counter and a plasma globe for my birthday. Being the person I am I used the geiger counter on anything I could and compared it to my other geiger counter. I also used it on my plasma globe and found something a tad out of the ordinary. The plasma globe seemingly emits not insignificant amounts of radiation. By not insignificant I mean in excess of 20 000 counts per minute. I also put paper in front of my geiger counter and noted that it did stop the "radiation" (I use scare quotes because I do not know what it is at this point) until I moved it closer, then the device began to detect "radiation". I then decided to put a magnet to my geiger counter. This had more interesting results. When I placed my magnet directly on the tube it caused it to detect "radiation" as normal, but when I put it just slightly to the side of the tube, not very far away from it, but only slightly to the side of it, it caused it to stop detecting so much "radiation" but still detect normal amounts of background. Because it is likely that plasma globes would be banned for sale to unlicensed individuals if they emitted harmful amounts of ionizing radiation during operation I have decided that it is probably not a threat to me, but it is still mystifying for me to have my geiger counter go off when it is placed within a few centimeters of it. My bet is on somehow the electricity jumping from the globe and causing ionization in the geiger tube, making my geiger counter act like it being exposed to a lot of radiation. Probably it picking up radio or other waves form the device and converting them to electricity. I would like confirmation on this because I really do not know that much about electrical engineering. So what do you think it is?