Peary expedition sending out word
of a cataclysmic explosion on the ice near or at the North Pole.(37) Tesla, then, if he could not
be hailed as the master creator that he was, could be seen as
the master of a mysterious new force of destruction.
The test, it seems, was not a
complete success. It must have been difficult controlling the
vast amount of power in transmitter to the exact spot Tesla intended.
The North Pole lies close to a great circle line connecting Shoreham,
Long Island and the Tunguska region. That path passes close by
Alert on Ellesmere Island where Peary spent the winter.(38) The uninhabited region between Alert
and the North Pole might have been the intended target for a test
firing of the wireless transmission system. However, "the
accepted terrestrial measurements" of that day were not precise
enough for the task. The destructive electrical wave overshot
Whoever was privy to Tesla's energy weapon demonstration must have been
dismayed either because it missed the intended target and would
be a threat to inhabited regions of the planet, or because it
worked too well in devastating such a large area at the mere throwing
of a switch thousands of miles away. Whatever was the case, Tesla
never received the notoriety he sought for his power transmitter.
The evidence is only circumstantial. Perhaps Tesla never did achieve
wireless power transmission through the earth. Maybe he made a
mistake in interpreting the results of his radio tests in Colorado
Springs and really saw a low frequency phenomenon, Schumann oscillations,
and not an effect engineers believe a scientific impossibility.
Perhaps the mental stress he suffered caused him to retreat into
a fantasy world from which he would send out preposterous claims
to reporters who gathered for his yearly pronouncements on his
birthday. Maybe the atomic bomb size explosion in Siberia near
the turn of the century was the result of a meteorite nobody saw
Or, perhaps, Nikola Tesla did shake the
world in a way that has been kept secret for over 85 years.
If you have
questions to the author, please, do not shame email to:
1. New York Times,
"Wireless Caused Iena Disaster?",
Mar. 19, 1907, p. 4, col. 4.
2. New York Times,
"Signor Ulivi First Blew Up Gas Meter," Nov. 2, 1913,
III, p. 4, col. 5.
3. New York Times,
"Tells Death Power of 'Diabolical Rays'," May 21, 1924,
4. Note 3.
5. Popular Mechanics,
"'Death Ray' Is Carried by Shafts of Light," Aug. 1924,
6. Current Opinion,
"A Violet Ray That Kills," June 1924, pgs. 828-829.
7. Note 6.
8. New York Times,
"Second British Inventor Reveals a Death Ray," May 25,
1924, p. 1, col. 2.
9. New York Times,
"Suggests Russia Has A 'Ray'," May 28, 1924, pg. 25.
10. Colorado Springs
Gazette, "Tesla Discovered 'Death Ray' In Experiments
Made Here," May 30, 1924, pg. 1.
11. Goldman, Harry L., "Nikola Tesla's Bold Adventure," The American West, Mar.
1971, pgs. 4-9; Reprinted by Nick Basura, 3414 Alice St., Los
Angeles, Ca. 90065, 1974.
12. Tesla, Nikola, "Famous Scientific Illusions," Electrical Experimenter,
Feb. 1919, pgs. 692f.
13. One horsepower equals 745.7 watts.
14. Tesla, Nikola, "A Machine to End War," as told to George
Sylvester Viereck, Liberty,
Feb. 1935, p. 5-7.
15. Tesla, Nikola, "The Problem of Increasing Human Energy - Through
Use of the Sun's Energy," The
Century Illustrated Magazine, reprinted in Lectures, Patents, and Articles,
Nikola Tesla Museum, Belgrade, 1956; reprinted by Health Research
(Mokelumme Hill, Calif., 95245), 1973, pg. A-143.
16. Nichelson, Oliver, "Nikola Tesla's Later Energy Generation Designs,"
17. American Examiner,
Copyright 1911, no date, no pg.
18. Tesla, Nikola, New
York Times, "How to Signal Mars," May 23,
1909, pg. 10. He claims to have sent "a current around the
globe " on the order of "15,000,000"
horsepower or 11 billion watts.