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ikola tesla & his death ray machine

Architectural drawing by Titus deBobula shows Tesla's high potential terminal and powerhouse. This illustration was included with his beam weapon proposal.

Introduction ( -> In the 1930s the unorthodox inventor Nikola Tesla announced to the world two astonishing new inventions. The first was a particle-beam projector that Tesla intended to be used as an instrument of national defense. He called his system "teleforce." With this machine he declared that a nation could bring wholesale destruction upon invading armies and shoot down fleets of incoming aircraft when they were 200 miles away. While the basic beam weapon concept was first revealed in 1934, on Tesla's 78th birthday, specific details about the actual device have been difficult to obtain. One year later, during his annual birthday press conference on July 10, 1935, Tesla claimed a method to transmit mechanical energy with minimal loss over any terrestrial distance, allowing for a new means of communication and a technique for the location of subterranean mineral deposits. Tesla's mechanical power transmission system, he dubbed it the "art of telegeodynamics," was based primarily upon his reciprocating engine invention, patented in 1894. While the fundamental operating principles of Tesla's mechanical oscillator are well understood, little has been said about how the machine would have been used for underground prospecting. In Leland Anderson's newest book Nikola Tesla's Teleforce & Telegeodynamics Proposals these two important papers, hidden for more than 60 years, are presented for the first time. The principles behind teleforce�the particle-beam weapon, and telegeodynamics�the mechanical earth-resonance concept for seismic exploration, are fully addressed. In addition to copies of the original documents, typed on Tesla's official stationery, this work also includes two Reader's Aid sections that guide the reader through the more technical aspects of each paper. The papers are followed by Commentary sections which provide historical background and functional explanations of the two devices. Significant newspaper articles and headline accounts are provided to document the first mention of these proposals. A large Appendix provides a wealth of related material and background information, followed by a Bibliography section and Index.

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This death-beam.jimdo. The concept was right on the mark ." The invention. He posted a typewritten note on the door: "Please Do Not Disturb The Occupant Of This Room. July 11. In 1934 Tesla moved to his final residence.Death ray . ew York City.000 enemy airplanes at a distance of 250 miles from a defending nation's border and will cause armies of millions to drop dead in their tracks.S. "Definitely. room 3327 (still divisible by three) of the recently completed Hotel New Yorker. a weapon to prevent World War II. " Joseph Butler. There he lived alone with his ideas and his pigeons for the next decade. "TESLA AT 78 BARES NEW DEATHBEAM. It would make every nation impregnable against attack by airplanes or by large invading armies. a (L) Postcard illustration of the Hotel ew Yorker. only a million times more impenetrable. Air Force expert on beam weapons. the article reported: "Will send concentrated beams of particles through the free air. Dr. Tesla said. has said of Tesla's idea. 1934. in his particular case. the headline on the front page of the ew York Times screamed. On July 11. 1934. When put in operation. 2 de 11 01/09/2013 18:53 ." In Tesla's mind. it was time to reveal his greatest invention: a perfect and impossible idea. 1998).." But Butler added. he asserted would surround each country like an invisible Chinese wall. of such tremendous energy that they will bring down a fleet of 10. (Collection of The ew-York Historical Society) (R) Tesla announced his new beam weapon in numerous newspaper interviews on his seventy-eighth birthday. this latest invention of his would make war impossible. This article is from The New York Times.Tesla research http://teslaresearch.. he had the concept of a charged particle beam weapon back in the 1930s. particles projected out long distances to do damage to some enemy airplanes. "I haven't a clue how he meant to actually do it" (interview with the authors.

3. http://www.” At the age of 81.jimdo. would drop an army in its Only a little time will pass before I can give it to the world. according to /?utm_source=rss) On July 23. This concept was illustrated by Paul Frank and appeared in Science and Tesla's concept of future warfare: Tesla tower in action supplying and directing war machines from distances of hundreds or even thousands of miles away.” 3 de 11 01/09/2013 18:53 .html) Tesla envisioned war in the future as a "mere contest" between machines. Inventor Tesla would discharge the ray by means of: 1. ( -> http://www.Tesla research http://teslaresearch. Tesla stated: “But it is not an experiment…. demonstrated and used http://www. creation of “a tremendous electrical repelling force. a device to nullify the impeding effect of the atmosphere on the particles. February 1922. The beam. Tesla announced a combination of four inventions which would make war unthinkable.Death ray .pbs.html ( -> http://www. bring down squadrons of airplanes 250 miles away.veteranstoday.000. 1934 Time Magazine wrote an article about Tesla’s Ray: “ Last week Dr. concerning the Death Ray. 2. a process for amplifying that potential to 50. a method for setting up high potential.000 volts. ucleus of the idea is a death ray – a concentrated beam of sub-microscopic particles flying at velocities approaching that of light.pbs. I have built.veteranstoday. at a luncheon in his honor.

Death ray . one end of which is open to the atmosphere.jimdo.tfcbooks. SHOWING A MODIFIED FORM OF OPEN VACUUM TUBE 4 de 11 01/09/2013 18:53 .com/teslafaq/q& "): 1-.tfcbooks. The projectiles are accelerated in a vacuum and then conducted into the atmosphere through a valvular conduit. This is accomplished with a novel form of high vacuum tube.htm ( -> http://www. eliminating the high vacuum necessary at present for the production of such rays and beams.Tesla research http://teslaresearch.jimdo.htm) According to Tesla production of the particle beam is dependent upon the following four inventions (from "The new art of projecting concentrated non-dispersive energy through natural media ( -> method and apparatus for producing rays and other manifestations of energy in free http://www.

SCHEMATIC ILLUSTRATION OF NEW HIGH POTENTIAL GENERATOR & SPHERICAL TERMINAL AND AN OPEN VACUUM TUBE 2-. Tesla specified that this could be done with a large electrostatic generator on a new principle and of very great power.— NEW TERMINAL FOR EXCEEDINGLY HIGH POTENTIALS CONSISTING OF SPHERICAL FRAME 5 de 11 01/09/2013 18:53 . A Wardenclyffe type apparatus could also be used for this purpose. —an electrode of thin metal sheet suitably rounded— and —exhausted to the highest vacuum obtainable.Tesla research http://teslaresearch.A method and process for producing very great electrical force in the range of 60. In place of a charge-carrying belt it employs a circulating stream of desiccated air that is propelled through a hermetically sealed ductwork by a Tesla disc blower.A method for amplifying this process in the second invention. in many respects similar to a Van de Graaff generator.000 volts to propel the particles to their objective.Death ray . The exterior of the high potential terminal is equipped with numerous bulbs of some insulating material each containing.jimdo.000.

—[1. it seems that strict attention to the fulfillment of requirements 1.A new method for producing a tremendous electrical repelling force in the form of —provisions for imparting to a minute particle an extremely high charge. In Tesla's words.Tesla research http://teslaresearch.jimdo. 6 de 11 01/09/2013 18:53 . 2] In 1940 Tesla estimated that each station would cost no more than $2. "by the application of my discoveries it is possible to increase the force of repulsion more than a million times and what was heretofore impossible is rendered easy of accomplishment".000 and could have been constructed in a few months.— It appears this refers to the internal conducting component (the socket and central extension) at the base of the projector or gun element of the system While the specific details about this aspect of the design are not readily ATTACHMENTS 4-. 2 and 3 is critical to success.Death ray .

he http://www. including diagrams.. He thought that war could be converted into. England. Canada. By 1937 it was clear that war would soon break out in in 1939.pbs. and Yugoslavia. Frustrated in his attempts to generate interest and financing for his "peace beam. an alleged Soviet arms front in New York City.Death ray ." he sent an elaborate technical paper. Throughout his life.jimdo. of such tremendous energy that they will bring down a fleet of 10. BARES NEW 'DEATH BEAM ( -> http://teslaresearch. Tesla devised a unique vacuum seal by directing a high-velocity air stream at the tip of his gun to maintain "high vacua ( -> http://teslaresearch.html ( -> http://www.'" The article reported that the new invention "will send concentrated beams of particles through the free air. Tesla hoped that his invention would be used for purely defensive purposes." War clouds were again darkening . "The idea first came upon me as a tremendous shock.000. Of all the countries to receive Tesla's proposal.jimdo. His system required a series of power plants located along a country's coast that would scan the skies in search of enemy aircraft. Morgan." the paper provided the first technical description of what is today called a charged particle beam weapon." In 1931 Tesla announced to reporters at a press conference that he was on the verge of discovering an entirely new source of energy.Tesla research .jimdo. P. the Soviet Union.000 enemy airplanes at a distance of 250 miles. But when Chamberlain resigned upon discovering that he had been out-maneuvered by Hitler at Munich. ( -> http://teslaresearch. Tesla went immediately to J. interest in Tesla's anti-war weapon eventually collapsed. I can only say at this time that it will come from an entirely new and unsuspected source. France. Two years later. one stage of the plan was tested in the USSR and Tesla received a check for $25. Jr.. "a mere spectacle of in search of financing to build a prototype of his invention. In 1937 Tesla presented a plan to the Amtorg Trading" The necessary pumping action would be accomplished with a large Tesla turbine. On 11 July 1934 the headline on the front page of the New York Times read. Tesla also attempted to deal directly with Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain of Great Britain. and thus would become an anti-war . Asked to explain the nature of the power." The idea generated considerable interest and controversy. AT 78.html) Tesla inherited from his father a deep hatred of war. "TESLA. the greatest interest came from the Soviet Union. What set Tesla's proposal apart from the usual run of fantasy "death rays" was a unique vacuum chamber with one end open to the atmosphere. Morgan was unconvinced. 7 de 11 01/09/2013 18:53 . he sought a technological way to end warfare." Tesla stated that the death beam would make war impossible by offering every country an "invisible Chinese wall..jimdo. Titled "New Art of Projecting Concentrated Non-Dispersive Energy Through Natural Media ( -> http://teslaresearch. to a number of Allied nations including the United States.pbs.

workable principles or methods for realizing such results. Following a three-day investigation. http://www. some of which were marked " it was only effective for about 200 miles — the distance of the curvature of the earth. Whether Tesla's idea was ever taken seriously is still a mater of conjecture. and Kosanovic´ suspected that someone had already gone through his uncle's effects. sound. By the time he Since the beam was projected in a straight line. The morning after the inventor's death. one being to transmit power without wires over long distances. Just after World War II. assistant director of the New York FBI office. Tesla's body had already been removed. According to Foxworth. was called in to investigate. Nonetheless. Two days after Tesla's death. Dr. E. representatives of the Office of Alien Property went to his room at the New Yorker Hotel and seized all his possessions. philosophical.html ( -> http://www. Government agencies would be interested in any scientific ideas involving weaponry.pbs. He was an up-and-coming Yugoslav official with suspected connections to the communist party in his country. his death beam bears an uncanny resemblance to the charged-particle beam weapon developed by both the United States and the Soviet Union during the cold war. Foxworth. John G. Copies of Tesla's papers on particle beam weaponry 8 de 11 01/09/2013 18:53 . Technical papers were missing as well as a black notebook he knew Tesla kept—a notebook with several hundred pages. Trump concluded: His [Tesla's] thoughts and efforts during at least the past 15 years were primarily of a speculative. Tesla also contemplated peacetime applications for his particle ray .pbs. was called in to analyze the Tesla papers in OAP custody. Trump. his nephew Sava Kosanovic´ hurried to his uncle's room at the Hotel New Yorker. Tesla's dream for a technological means to end war seems as impossible now as it did when he proposed the idea in the 1930s. an electrical engineer with the National Defense Research Committee of the Office of Scientific Research and Development." So it was natural that the FBI and other U.S. the government was "vitally interested" in preserving Tesla's papers. Some were concerned that Tesla's papers might fall into the hands of the Axis powers or the Soviets. there was a renewed interest in beam weapons.Tesla research http://teslaresearch. but did not include new. Most experts today consider his idea infeasible. Just before his death at the height of World War II. Another radical notion he proposed was to heat up portions of the upper atmosphere to light the sky at night — a man-made aurora borealis.jimdo. Though.html) One of the more controversial topics involving Nikola Tesla is what became of many of his technical and scientific papers after he died in 1943." P. Dr. he claimed that he had perfected his so-called "death beam. and somewhat promotional character often concerned with the production and wireless transmission of power.

For many years. Craigie to test the feasibility of Tesla's concept.) 9 de 11 01/09/2013 18:53 . Teams of government scientists were urged to "turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace. It is conceivable that if Nikola Tesla knew a means for accurately projecting lethal beams of energy through the atmosphere.nla." Scientists associated with the project had no knowledge of Tesla's papers. it was extremely difficult for Western journalists and scholars to gain access to the Tesla archive in Yugoslavia. Concerns increased in 1960 when Soviet Premier Khrushchev announced to the Supreme Soviet that "a new and fantastic weapon was in the hatching ( -> http://trove. after a half-century of research and billions of dollars of investment. Details of the experiments were never published.craft engines in flight and burning London to the ground was being installed. to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and the SDI program is generally considered a failure. Tesla's remaining papers and possessions were released to Sava Kosanovic´ and returned to were sent to Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. under Tito's communist regime." Work on beam weapons also continued in the United States.nla. In 1958 the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) initiated a top-secret project code-named "Seesaw" at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory to develop a chargedparticle beam weapon. (Canadian WIB Radio photo received by Beam Wireless. the project was abandoned "because of the projected high costs associated with implementation as well as the formidable technical problems associated with propagating a beam through very long ranges in the atmosphere. For many years scientists and researchers have sought for Tesla's missing papers with no apparent success. http://trove. Construc. In 1952. More than ten years and twenty-seven million dollars later. defense analysts concluded that a large beam weapon facility was under construction near the Sino-Soviet border in Southern Russia. French civilians believe. even then they were allowed to see only selected papers. there was fear that the Soviets may have achieved a technological breakthrough. but after 35 attacks by the RAF the project was abandoned. he may have taken it to the grave with him. An operation code-named "Project Nick" was heavily funded and placed under the command of Brigadier General L. and there is still no realistic means of defense against a nuclear missile attack. The American response to this "technological surprise" was the Strategic Defense Initiative announced by President Ronald Reagan in 1983.tion men hinted that a death ray machine capable of stopping air. This was not the case for Soviet scientists who came in delegations during the 1950s. Yugoslavia where a museum was created in the inventor's honor. Five thousand workmen were engaged on it day and night. But something peculiar happened.jimdo. Ohio. The copies of Tesla's papers disappeared and nobody knows what happened to them.Death ray . Some U." and the project was apparently discontinued. This concrete structure in France was intended to house a Nazi secret weapon. In the late 1970s.Tesla research http://teslaresearch. GERMAN "DEATH RAY" WEAPON WRECKED.

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