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The ideas of UFOs (unidentified flying objects) have been linked to actually man-made machines, not alien origin. These have been linked to the work of Nikola Tesla, who posited the possibility of building flying machines without aid of jet/propeller propulsion. These UFOs were developed by German and later American military for war purposes.

As early as 1910, Nikola Tesla was positing his ideas of flying machines based on electrical and reactionary (call it centrifugal) forces. These flying machines would not need wings, jets, propellers, and could travel great distances speedily and efficiently with very little energy.

There wouldn’t be anything magical, mystical about these machines nor involving dramatically new forms of energy or processes (remember this was even prior to the application of nuclear physics).

From Tesla:

The flying machine of the future — my flying machine — will be heavier than air, but it will not be an airplane. It will have no wings. It will be substantial, solid, stable. You cannot have a stable airplane. The gyroscope can never be successfully applied to the airplane, for it would give a stability that would result in the machine being torn to pieces by the wind, just as the unprotected airplane on the ground is torn to pieces by a high wind. My flying machine will have neither wings nor propellers. You might see it on the ground and you would never guess that it was a flying machine. Yet it will be able to move at will through the air in any direction with perfect safety, at higher speeds than have yet been reached, regardless of weather and oblivious of ‘holes in the air’ or downward currents. It will ascend in such currents if desired. It can remain absolutely stationary in the air even in a wind for great length of time. Its lifting power will not depend upon any such delicate devices as the bird has to employ, but upon positive mechanical action.

In this age of skyrocketing fuel prices and environmental impact, it might do well to revisit these old ideas for some merit, and some websites have done exactly that:


You can also read Tesla’s manifesto here.

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The Thunderbolts Project is a proposition of a new theory of understanding the universe, based on the principles of electromagnetism, which also finds convergence in ancient mythological beliefs.

David Talbott is a comparative mythologist whose work offers a radical new vantage point on the origin of ancient cultural themes and symbols. His research has been the primary catalyst behind the “Saturn Model,” and is the subject of the feature documentary, “Remembering the End of the World.” He is the author of The Saturn Myth and co-author (with Wallace Thornhill) of Thunderbolts of the Gods. Wallace Thornhill is an Australian physicist. His lifelong investigation of “The Electric Universe” offers a revolutionary view of solar system history, the nature of the Sun, the behavior of comets, and stellar and galactic evolution. He is the co-author, with David Talbott, of Thunderbolts of the Gods and The Electric Universe. The two were both inspired by the theories of Immanuel Velikovsky who proposed that the planet Venus was once a comet that caused havoc as it came through our solar system. While Velikovsky believed that this event took place around 1500 BC, Talbott suggested that his chronology was off and the cataclysm occurred much earlier, during the first civilizations of humankind, and was documented in stone artifacts and mythology.

Thornhill outlined a scenario in which Mars was hit by a gigantic “thunderbolt” of electrical discharge when a large object came near it. Evidence for this includes an impact “scar” on the planet’s surface that is over 300 miles wide, he said. Thornhill also argued that electricity is the strongest force in the universe, surpassing gravity and magnetism. Electricity connects one part of the universe to another and can offer a coherent way of understanding the cosmos.

Watch the full movie here.
Checkout the Thunderbolts website.

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