posted on Jul, 13 2003 @ 10:17 AM
Originally posted by Walt
A good find, my only concern is what did the writer mean by this statement:
"Suspicion or interest in life on the Moon grabbed public attention when the inventor of the radio(so credited) Marconi Tesla publicly
reported his experiments in transmitting radio signals to the Moon and attempting to receive answers, which he indeed believed took place."
Marconi and Tesla are two different men. It reads to me that the writer is suggesting the name of only one man.
Marconi was actually a student of Teslas, but as Marconi was a bit more adept at marketing, he got the credit for inventing radio when it was about
80% Teslas work. (If you do much research on Tesla, you find out that his pretty much the story of his life, he creates a new technology and others
get rich from it)
Teslas memoirs do in fact reflect his belief of exchanging radio transmissions (DXing by todays terms) with an extra terrestrial intelligence.
Unfortunately at the time he had no way to record these transmissions, so we are left only with his descriptions. According to his writings, he
apparently sent a modulated broadcast (in morse code) which was then returned on the same frequency, also in morse code, but highly fragmented, as if
the sender didnt understand the code and was simply repeating chunks of the original broadcast. He described the transmission as looking something
like "GGGG HH F IIIII FFFFF" in morse code.
If such an exchange of transmissions did occur, this does beg the question of where did it come from, as there was NO possibility of any other earth
bound transmitter at the time.