Anyone who has ever taken even a passing interest in technology or electronics has probably heard the name Nikola Tesla. His inventions are
undeniable, and have allowed us to make many steps forward in technology. He invented the vacuum tube, the light bulb (yes, he did invent it before
Edison - Edison just beat him to the patent office), flourescent lights, distributors, AC power, the electric AC motor, the Tesla coil, and the radio
(only credited to Tesla after his assistant, Guglielmo Marconi, sat before a court and made a sworn testimony that Tesla had in fact invented it), to
name a few.
Nobody really disputes his brilliance in regards to his earlier inventions. It is the inventions he was working on after his retirement from
Westinghouse that have put him into the category of world-class madman. His designs for free power, death rays, anti-gravity ships, and amphibious
airships, among others still seem to be science fiction today. There is also a lot of mystery surrounding Tesla's later years, as well as what
actually happened to his assistant, Marconi, after Tesla's death.
One of Tesla's better known experiments regards his famed Wardenclyffe tower, and a power experiment of world-wide proportions. Tesla questioned the
Earth's own conductive properties, since we have been grounding electricity into the planet since the dawn of the electric age. The Earth has always
dissipated even great charges of electricity (such as lightning) rather easilly. Tesla theorised that he could use the Earth's own conductive
properties to amplify electrical current. Using the giant coil contained within his Wardenclyffe tower and a free connection to the local power plant
(provided by a friend of his working for the power company), he started firing directed bursts of electricity straight into the Earth. These directed
bursts of electricity would bounce off the far side of the planet, and return to the coil with a greater charge than it left with. The coil, in turn,
would re-amplify this current, and send it back into the planet. After several cycles, Tesla's Wardenclyffe tower was producing millions of volts of
electricity, and actually creating electrical arcs of up to 30 feet with a higher voltage than natural lightning. The experiment came to an abrupt
end when the Colorado Springs Electric Company's generator was destroyed by the amount of power being backfed into the system. Tesla's experiment
caused a city-wide blackout, and evidently also was responsible for killing wildlife that was in contact with the ground, melting the soles on
people's shoes to the sidewalk, and also possibly causing a massive power outage on the far side of the planet that he was bouncing the electricity
off of. In addition to this, his lab glowed with a blue corona, similar to St. Elmo's Fire, and turned all of the grass and other low foliage in the
area blue from the electrical discharge.
Tesla became the first man to create electrical effects on the scale of lightning. The MT produced thunder which was heard as far away as
Cripple Creek. People near the lab would observe sparks emitting from the ground to their feet and through their shoes. Some have observed electrical
sparks from the fire hydrants (Tesla for a time grounded out to the plumbing of the city). The area around the laboratory would glow with a blue
corona (similar to St. Elmo's Fire). One of Tesla's experiments with the MT destroyed Colorado Springs Electric Company's generator by backfeeding
the city's power generators, and blacked out the city. The company denied Tesla further access to the backup generator's feed if he did not repair
the primary generator at his own expense; it was working again in a few days.
Many of Tesla's later patent applications appeared complete, but when people tried to replicate his work, they found that certain key elements had
been left out. Tesla's Death Ray, for instance - the patent application contained the power source needed for it, the effects of the death ray,
physics of its operation, and even the range of the device, however, the critical element of the emission array was left out of the application. The
patent was denied for this item. Tesla also submitted a patent application for his free energy system which also left out certain key elements -
namely how to allow the system to sustain itself.
Tesla's stranger inventions really are quite fascinating, and one has to wonder if they actually did work, given his proven genius with earlier
inventions. Some of his stranger invenions include:
The Electro Dynamic Induction Lamp - created in 1894, this lamp is said to be far advanced to anything currently available (US Patent 514,170)
The Bladeless Tesla Turbine - Patented in 1916 (US Patent 1,329,559), is said to be the most efficient engine, and is roughly 20 times more efficient
than currently available turbines, though is still not in use.
Tesla's Ozone Generator - Patented in 1896 (US Patent 568,177). Ozone generators are currently banned for medical use in the U.S. despite claims of
some doctors that ozone therapy can cure cancer and AIDS.
Anti-Gravity and the Wall of Light - Tesla theorized that a "wall of light" could be created using the sun's own rays, and within this wall, time,
space, gravity, and matter could be manipulated. Furthering on this theory, it is thought that Tesla had designs for anti-gravity aircraft that would
draw power from his famed Wardenclyffe tower (a giant Tesla coil, and one of the most efficient and highest output power plants ever created). If
Tesla had these plans in his head, it's possible that all he needed to create the craft was a wealthy backer. Is it possible that this kind of craft
could have been built in secret? Also of note, Tesla's design for an electric submarine could have also been the basic design for these airships,
since the cigar-shaped craft can allegedy also go underwater and act as submarines, as well as airships.
Given these fantastic technologies that Tesla had invented, Marconi decided to approach several financial backers with his own ideas, after seeing the
slighting that Tesla had gotten from other backers in his later years. After having the death ray technology condemned by the Pope in 1936, Marconi
allegedly faked his death in early 1937, and fled to South America with almost 100 other physicists and scientists, to set up shop in the crater of an
extinct volcano. It is also rumored that Tesla himself did not actually die in 1943, as the records state, but also faked his own death, and joined
Marconi and the others in South America.
Rumors abound about this hidden high technology city in South America. Many UFO sightings have been attributed to Marconi and others in this city.
Assuming Tesla's theories about anti-gravity ships were true, it's quite possible that inhabitants of this hidden city have been flying around in
disc-shaped craft. It was theorized in the 1950s that the level of technology within the hidden city is decades ahead of even current 21st Century
technology. Rumors of the harnessing of cosmic energy along with free-energy systems abound. Anti-gravity airships are commonplace, and by today,
I'd be willing to speculate that they've already mastered nanotechnology to further their own designs.
Is it possible that a city such as this exists? Given the advanced technology that Tesla and Marconi were both working on before their public deaths,
I'd have to say that it is possible.
[edit on 25-4-2005 by obsidian468]