Happy New Year, and stuff.
I found this interesting little video on Youtube recently:
That has to be a fairly high powered AM radio station to have that effect. According to the video, this is in Ukraine.
Other than generating RF burns to the hands, there is also the issue of exposure to non-ionizing radiation causing body tissue heating. Then there is the potential broadband RF interference from the arcing plant matter. This can cause interference to STL’s and other receivers.