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Originally posted by jaydelay
I find it very strange that not many people know about Tesla. I mean, honestly I never heard of him till I read about him in on ATS.
Originally posted by shrunkensimon
I believe Tesla knew of the "electric universe" theory before anyone else, and how the Sun really works. He understood more about electricity/vibration than anyone in the history of mankind.
A friend and patent lawyer, Leonard E. Curtis, on being advised of Tesla's work, offered to find land and provide power for the research from the El Paso Power Company of Colorado Springs. The next supporter to come forward was Colonel John Jacob Astor. With $30,000 from Astor, the inventor prepared at once to move to Colorado and begin building a new experimental station near Pikes Peak. Joining Tesla were several assistants who were not fully informed of the inventor's plans.
Tesla's experiments with radio convinced him it was possible to send not only electrical signals through the air, but power. Conditions for this would be best at high altitudes where the air was thin. Knowing this, Tesla's patent lawyer and friend Leonard E. Curtis, suggested that Tesla might set up a new laboratory near mile-high Colorado Springs, Colorado. Curtis owned part of the El Paso Power Company located there and could get him free electricity for his experiments.
Armed with a loan of $30,000 from John Jacob Astor, $1O,OOO from M. Crawford, a drygoods merchant, and the unending influence of his lawyer friend, Leonard E. Curtis, Tesla became fervently committed to a regimented schedule. He contracted for the construction of an experimental laboratory of his own design. In midJuly, a structure of awe and mystery stood isolated on the prairie pasture east of the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind. It was a huge barnlike construction approximately 100 feet square and braced on three sides. Above its sloping roof was an SOfoot tower through which there extended a 200foot mast topped by a onemeter copper sphere. The forbidding omen hovering over the area was augmented by a fence with notices written in large black letters warning, "KEEP OUT-GREAT DANGER!