It's About Time
by Robert A. Nelson
Time travel might a science fiction fantasy, but time cameras have been a reality for several decades. And for all that the public knows or not, travel into the past (if not the future) might also be an accomplished fact. There are a few claimants to that effect, namely Preston Nichols and company, who have published a series of books (however dubious) about the "Montauk Project" in New Jersey during the 1960s (plus or minus hundreds of years).
In 1912, Baron Ernst von Lubek published an account of his accounts with trans-time photography. His equipment included a cathode ray tube with lead and dysprosium electrodes, energized by an Oudin coil (a modified Tesla coil).
In 1934, William D. Pelley, editor of Liberation magazine, reported on his experiments with a form of time-camera which he called "Ultra-Vision", allegedly developed in collaboration with Thomas Edison and Steinmetz. The apparatus was confiscated by the FBI.
The Radionic Camera developed in the 1950s by George DeLaWarr was capable of imaging the past and the future, and he published photographs demonstrating the effect. In the opinion of DeLaWarr, "Time is a vector of the magnetic spectrum and that spectrum has a place in itself for events... There is a pre-physical world in which the camera might be expected to operate".
The Benedictine Father Marcello Pellegrino Ernetti (d. 1997) invented a method of recovering sound waves from the past and converting them into visual and acoustic reconstruction of history. Father Ernetti, a professor at the Venetian Benedetto Marcello Conservatory and Fondation Cini (and director of the Italian Conservatory of Religious Instruction for Men), accomplished his research in collaboration with 12 physicists who remain anonymous. In 1956, Father Ernetti began to investigate the possibility of reviewing the past with a television-like device. In 1957 he began collaborating with the Portuguese Professor de Matos, who was researching the same problem.
Ernetti's theoretical approach was based on Aristotle's concept of the disintegration of sound, according to which light and sound waves do not disappear after being produced, but are transformed in some way and remain present indefinitely. According to Ernetti, sound waves subdivide into harmonics that can be recovered with appropriate instruments.
Ernetti stated that, "Every human being traces from birth to death a double furrow of light and sounds. This constitutes his individual identity mark. The same applies to an event, to music, to movement. The antennas used in our laboratory enable us to tune in to these furrows of picture or sound".
Ernetti recovered "photographs" of events such the Crucifixion of Christ, and reconstructed acoustic events such as Quintus Ennius' tragedy Thyestes in the original Latin from a performance in 169 BC. He also claimed to have recovered the original text of the Ten Commandments given to Moses. He refused to reveal any details of his invention, and it has been thoroughly suppressed by the Italian government.
Fr. Ernetti warned that, "The machine can produce universal tragedy".
In February 2003, the Russian newspaper Pravda printed a story about an unidentified scientist who has developed a time camera that uses pure quartz lenses as a critical component. Following is an excerpt:
"The object-glass is made of pure quartz, which lets ultraviolet radiation run through it without any losses.
As it turned out, it is the ultraviolet radiation that carries the images and the information of the past. We have already managed to take some pictures; for example, we photographed several days of World War II. I have a very good picture of two warriors, who aim their looks at the forest. Another picture depicts horsemen wearing pointed hats and holding bows and shields in their hands. There is an image of some leader with slanting eyes on their shields. We have another picture of a mammoth silhouette with big tusks standing against the background of some giant trees. This is a picture of the paleolith era."
In 1897, two British men claimed to have invented a camera that could photgraph the past. William Maplebeck (67) and amateur photographer Robert Stookes (56), demonstrated their "chronoscope" at Esme Collings Photographers on Rodney Street in Liverpool. Maplebeck said that he had discovered an arrangement of mirrored quartz lenses which could project images of the past on a photographic plate in a random (uncontrolled) manner. The inventors showed magic lantern slides of cave men, Roman soldiers stationed in Chester, and an Elizabethan woman in the streets of Liverpool. The lecture was disrupted by jeers and cries of "Fraud!" and "Charlatans!". Maplebeck and Stokes put their invention into its case and left, as it was pointless to continue their lecture.
The great scientist Charles Steinmetz allegedly developed a time camera that could photograph the past, based on a technical secret revealed to him by the Englishman Baird T. Spalding, also using quartz lenses.
While there are many theories about time, a few scientists have published the results of their experiments with the physics of time and its practical application. For example, in 1936 van Stockum solved the Einstein equations for the gravitational field of a rapidly rotating cylinder. He showed that it allows a closed time-like line to connect any two events in spacetime. This suggests that a finite, rotating cylinder would also act as a time machine, causing "nontrivial causality violations" (time travel). In the 1970s, physicist Frank Tipler described a theoretical two-way time machine comprising a cylinder spinning at a rate of at least one-half the speed of light.
Most notably, the Soviet astrophysicist Nikolai Kozyrev made an experimental study of the properties of time in the 1960s and 70s. He used electrified gyroscopes and pendulums to demonstrate the density or intensity of time:
"There exists a variable property which can be called the density or intensity of time.... The density of time changes within broad limits, owing to the processes occurring in nature... It proves possible to have one material influence another through time. Such a relationship can be foreseen, since the causal-resultant relationship phenomena occurred not only in time, but also with the aid of time. Therefore, in each process of nature, time can be extended or formed.
"The effect of the causal pole depends only on the distance (spacing). Repeated and careful measurements demonstrated that this effect diminishes, not inversely proportional to the square of the distance, as in the case of force fields, but inversely proportional to the first power of the distance...
"The results indicate that the nearer the system with the causal-resultant relationship the density of time actually changes... there occurs a thinning (rarefaction of time), while near the energy receiver its compaction takes place. The impression is gained that time is extended by a cause and, contrariwise, it becomes more advanced in that place where the effect is located."
In other words, time condenses or accelerates at the effective end of the karma stick. Kozyrev's research also offers a straightforward explanation for the phenomenon of prophecy:
"The effect of time differs basically from the effect of force fields... The effect of the causal pole immediately creates two equal and opposite forces... There occurs a transmission, without momentum, and hence also without delivery... The transmission of energy without momentum (impulse) should have the following very important property: Such a transmission should be instantaneous... Time in the universe is not propagated but appears simultaneously everywhere. On a time axis the entire universe is projected by one point. Therefore, the altered properties of a given second will appear everywhere at once, diminishing according to the law of inverse proportionality of the first power of distance...
"The possibility of communications through time will probably explain not only the features of biological relationships but also a number of puzzling phenomena of the physics of man. Perhaps intuitive knowledge is obtained specifically in this manner. It is quite likely that in this way are realized also the phenomena of telepathy: i.e., the transmission of thought over a distance. All these relationships are not shielded and hence have the property for the transmission of influence through time".
Kozyrev also determined the speed of time = 700 km/second (+/- 50) in a left-hand system, and he discovered several other chronal properties and effects, including weight loss in gyroscopes (proportional to the weight and linear rate of rotation), different speeds in the N and S hemispheres, a deflection of pendulums to the south, time-shielding by dextro-rotary organic molecules (right-handed; i.e., sugar), time-absorption by laevorotary molecules (left-handed; i.e., turpentine), and time relaxation (inversely proportional to the square root of the body's density), and rotation moment.
In lay terms, this means that it is entirely possible to manipulate time, and even to create the stuff as a side effect of work --- sort of like accumulating vacation time on the job.