- NEW YORK TIMES - December 8, 1915:
- "Nikola Tesla, the inventor, has
filed patent applications on the essential parts of a machine the possibilities
of which test a layman's imagination and promise a parallel of Thor's shooting
thunderbolts from the sky to punish those who had angered the gods. Suffice
it to say that the invention will go through space with a speed of 300
MILES PER SECOND, a manless ship without propelling engine or wings, sent
by electricity to any desired point on the globe on its errand of destruction,
if destruction its manipulator wishes to effect."
- [that is 18,000 miles per minute which
is around our globe in under a minute and a half - or aimed directly through
the globe - as most of Testla's patents were claimed to do - in 27 seconds.
- "'It is not a time,' said Dr. Tesla
yesterday, 'to go into the details of this thing. It is founded upon a
principle that means great things in peace; it can be used for great things
in war. But I repeat, this is no time to talk of such things.'
- 'It is perfectly practicable to transmit
electrical energy without wires and produce destructive effects at a distance.
I have already constructed a wireless transmitter which makes this possible,
and have described it in my technical publications, among which / refer
to my patent number 1,1 19,732 recently granted.
- With a transmitter of this kind we are
enabled to project electrical energy IN ANY AMOUNT TO ANY DISTANCE [HAARP's
output is a full gigawatt, b] and apply it for innumerable purposes, both
in war and peace.
- Through the universal adoption of this
system, ideal conditions for the maintenance of law and order will be realized,
for then the energy necessary to the enforcement of right and justice will
be normally productive, yet potential, and in any moment available, for
attack and defense. The power transmitted need not be necessarily destructive,
for, if distance is made to depend upon it, its withdrawal or supply will
bring about the same results as those now accomplished by force of arms.'"
- - NEW YORK TIMES December 8, 1915
- An article referenced in Eastlund's patent
application for the device now known as HAARP ran in the New York Times
on September 22, 1940 and reads as follows:
- NEW YORK TIMES - September 22, 1940:
- "Nikola Tesla, one of the truly
great inventors who celebrated his eighty-fourth birthday on July 10, tells
the writer that he stands ready to divulge to the United States Government
the secret of his "teleforce," with which, he said, airplane
motors would be melted at a distance of 250 miles, so that an invisible
Chinese Wall of Defense would be built around the country.
- "This teleforce, he said, is based
on an entirely new principle of physics that 'no one has ever dreamed about,'
different from the principle embodied in his inventions relating to the
transmission of electrical power from a distance, for which he has received
a number of basic patents. This new type of force, Mr. Tesla said, would
operate through a beam one hundred-millionth of a square centimeter in
diameter, and could be generated from s special plant that would cost no
more than $2,000,000 and would take only about three months to construct.
- "The beam, he states, involves four
new inventions, two of which already have been tested. One of these is
a method of apparatus for producing rays 'and other manifestations or energy'
in free air, eliminating the necessity for a high vacuum; a second is
a method and process for producing 'very great electrical force'; the third
is a method for amplifying this force, and the fourth is a new method
for producing 'a tremendous electrical repelling force.' This would be
the projector, or gun, of the system. The voltage for propelling the beam
to its objective, according to the inventor, will attain a potential of
- "With this enormous voltage, he
said, microscopic electrical particles of matter will be catapulted on
their mission of defensive destruction. He has been working on this invention,
he added, for many years and has recently made a number of improvements
- - NEW YORK TIMES September 22, 1940