I vaguely recall reading something about someone having attached something of a "bleeder resistor" at the far end of an HF antenna, which went to ground there, to supposedly bleed off static charges on the element. I cannot find that info back, so I'm asking here. I ask this because my 100' endfed wire antenna with the PAR 9:1 box that is already well-grounded at feedpoint, is secured at the far end with an egg insulator, to an aluminum rod secured to a non-metal aerator pipe. But feeling experimental yesterday, I went up there and attached a short ground wire to that rod, and then to a nearby copper grounded aerator pipe. This took some nagging daytime crackels down a bit in MW and cleaned up the HF bands noticeably. What does this mean, and could I do even better by trying that bleeder resistor at the far end being directly attached to the element?