Ancient Aliens: Tesla’s Electric Visions (Season 9) | History

NARRATOR: Cambridge,
Massachusetts. The Massachusetts
Institute of Technology is home to some of the
world’s greatest minds. MIT researchers are
on the forefront of innovation, including
the development of wireless transmission of power. Efficient wireless
transmission of electricity has eluded scientists for years. Radio waves, microwaves, and
even laser beam transmission of power have fallen short. But in 2007, MIT researchers
were able to safely transmit power wirelessly 7
feet across a room, a feat heralded as a first
step to cutting the power cord. Incredibly, a world in which
all electrical devices would be automatically
powered at all times requiring no
charging or wires was envisioned more than
a century earlier by inventor Nikola Tesla. And by some accounts,
he was close to actually achieving that goal. MARC SEIFER: Tesla went
out to Colorado Springs to see if he could
send electricity miles, which is a tremendous
achievement. But he had a huge tower. And there, it was
200 feet to the top. His assistant was located
at the laboratory. And Tesla said, when
I give you the signal, I want you to throw
the switch and fire up the wireless system. And Tesla probably
walked four miles away. NARRATOR: Tesla inserted
light bulbs into the Earth to see if his
tower was, in fact, creating a wireless
circuit with the ground. If so, the bulbs would light up. MARC SEIFER: These light
bulbs were being lit. So he was able to
establish that he could transmit electrical
power over great distances. But he did keep it a secret. He even kept the
mechanics a secret from his assistant, who didn’t
totally know all the details of what he was doing. NARRATOR: But just how was Tesla
able to transmit electricity wirelessly for several miles
when modern scientists can only manage 7 feet? Tesla credited his many
inventions to the ability to realize them
entirely in his mind. He also described experiencing
intense flashes of light, which were followed by
moments of intense creativity and clarity. TIM SWARTZ: He would
see an invention appear before his eyes in
almost holographic detail. He said that he could
rotate these visions, take them apart piece by piece. And he knew exactly
how he was going to build these inventions based
on his visionary experiences. MARC SEIFER: One of
his greatest creations is the rotating magnetic field. And that came in a
flash of intuition. He felt that we were
receivers, that all impulses came from the outside, and that
we worked on these impulses. So he doesn’t believe
that they come from dreams or inner visions. He really felt that we were, in
a sense, self-propelled robots. NARRATOR: Some ancient
astronaut theorists believe there may be
another explanation for Tesla’s uncanny abilities
and mysterious visions. They suggest these
spontaneous episodes are proof that Tesla was
receiving information from an otherworldly source. ARIEL BAR TZADOK:
These images would literally burst into his mind. Somehow, somewhere, some
connection was made. And it’s the same way
that biblical prophets received their prophecy. Nikola Tesla was clearly
in touch with something. You have to wonder if
extraterrestrials themselves weren’t feeding him
images of inventions that only he could understand. TIM SWARTZ: Nikola Tesla felt
there was a knowledge base located somewhere in the
universe that all of humanity could tap into if they just knew
how to properly tune their mind to this knowledge base. NARRATOR: Is it
possible Nikola Tesla was actually being
fed images to assist him in furthering mankind? And if so, could Tesla have
tapped into an ancient source of knowledge, perhaps even
rediscovering technology that may have been used before? GIORGIO TSOUKALOS: We have these
stories of towers that might have relayed energy, like the
obelisks that we can find all around the world, that they, at
some point, were all connected and that they were feeding
off the Earth’s magnetic grid. TIM SWARTZ: It’s been discovered
in ancient Egyptian temples and tombs carvings that looks
suspiciously like modern day light bulbs and Tesla coils. DAVID CHILDRESS: Was there a
certain technology and energy system of ancient times that we
still have remnants of today? Giant pyramids, obelisks, huge
standing stones and towers– perhaps they were all part
of some extraterrestrial, huge energy system.

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