This story was sent to me by a reader of this website, and it really gave me pause. It's one of those things that made me go "hmmm..." and perhaps it will make you entertain the same suspicions as I.

First, some background. Nikola Tesla was in my opinion the greatest physicist and engineer of the 19th and 20th centuries. Some would even argue that he may have been the greatest scientist who ever lived, and I'd be hard-pressed to disagree with them, though I could think of some other contenders. And as many readers of this site are aware, toward the end of the 19th century, Tesla's electromagnetic investigations took him to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he conducted a series of deliberately conceived experiments to test an idea of his: could the normal method of electrical circuitry be inverted, and could the Earth itself be utilized in a system of wireless power transmission?

We know the results of those experiments. Tesla claimed not only success, but his Colorado Springs notebooks leave one with the strong impression that he had investigated a new phenomenon: an electro-acoustical wave, a longitudinal electromagnetic wave... and upon his return to New York, he persuaded finance capitalist JP Morgan to fund a project to build a wireless transmission of power station...

...we know the rest of the story, or, at least, we claim to: JP Morgan, when he found out what Tesla was really up to - the story runs that Morgan thought simply that Tesla was building some sort of "radio" system - he pulled the financial plug on the project... And, so we're also sometimes told, the whole project was impractical and unworkable and no engineer has been able to get it to work since.

Well, now there's this, and notably, it's coming out of Utah (I'll leave all of you to ponder that, and only add only one more clue..."Moray"....OK...well maybe another clue....Farnsworth.... and maybe another....Mormon):

University Uses Tesla Technology to Wirelessly Charge Electric Bus

Now that the basic concept appears to be (finally) practically vindicated, let's return to the wider Tesla part of the story...

You'll recall that I said above that the story is that when Morgan heard that Tesla planned not a fancy radio or communications system, but an actual wireless electrical power, he pulled his financial backing. We're told that Morgan allegedly said "you can't meter it" and hence, saw no profit to be made from it, and hence, left Tesla high and dry in a financial mess from which he never recovered.

But a moment's reflection will reveal this standard "directed narrative" story to be precisely that, a story.... for one thing, Morgan simply wasn't that stupid; he knew he stood to make a pile of money simply on the licensing agreements for the technology. So there had to be some other reason.

That reason I advanced in Babylon's Banksters: Tesla himself eventually revealed that one and the same technology could also be used as a colossally destructive weapon, no reconfiguring of the equipment required. At that juncture, I argued, Morgan pulled the plug, fir it meant a relatively simple technology could proliferate into the "wrong hands," meaning non-elite hands, hands which were already bound to a limited-resource energy system...

...and now the University of Utah (think Pons and Fleischmann here folks), has done it again, and revealed the workability of the system...

....Tesla weapons, anyone?

See you on the flip side.

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. terminally skeptical on December 31, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Like Zappa used to say, “is this a real Wardenclyffe or is this a Sears Wardenclyffe?” Said another way there’s tesla and then there’s TESLA. Here I sense a me-too imitation.

  2. duncan mckean on December 29, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    thanks doc.that hits home for me i am a utah boy .i used to take care of mr farnsworths yard when i was a kid.great guy .he converted the indoor swimming pool area to growing radical hybrid vegetables in his golden years.all kinds of wild displays around the house.inspired my interest in science.there were many inspiring folks in my holiday utah neighborhood .many may think were a bunch of stupid mormon hicks.they are seriously mistaken.

  3. paul de gagne on December 29, 2012 at 7:33 am

    As usual, a very good run down.

    I like Farrell’s articles even when I sometimes disagree with the slant. (that is of the stuff a small mind in the subject like myself can digest or understand given my limited education and experience in Physics.

    Slants are funny! Ever go to walk on a floor that appears to be even that some fun houses in amusement parks offer only to find out it was an more than just an optical illusion, ha, ha! TILTED!)

    Maybe I am off-the-beam here but I trust what Farrell writes most of the time.

    A good starting or jumping off point(run-down) is just as good in my eyes as crossing the finish line. After all, we are never going to know the Whole Truth about Everything! (INFINITY) How do we really know we’re not all walking in some dark fog? We don’t? We just think we do.

    Yeah, I like those little pebbles (tib-bits) that turn into BOULDERS.

    In mentioning Utah how would it be IF (I am being silly now with a little buffoonery) the entire secret of Telsa’s Lifework was publically revealed by the staff at the University of Colorado over in Sic – Boulder – Colorado.

    I just decided the other day that when I get my own place and my own computer instead of the limited time use on a public library’s computer, I am going to spend the lousy 12 bucks a month and become a member of the GDS. (I’m cheap with my money because I have to save it to refurnish a subsidized appartment when I finally get it. (Oh please Lord hurry it up for my living arrangements after I left my genius wife in Chicago leaves much to be desired. I notice the other day sometimes personal stuff gets mention on this site. I think that is ok as long as the GDS doesn’t become a Dear Abby, ha, ha. It wont because people share E-mails with each other?)

    Have a good day now and watch out for the Great Big Shit Fairy hiding under all this Derivative Crap and hope IT doesn’t show up in the New Year Comming— 2013— like it has in some other 3rd world countries. (take a good look around you. I got new for hussen Obarma who says we could fall off the cliff, ha, ha! The USA INC. took a nose dive a long time ago but he’s President so things look up from his point of view!)

  4. krisben on December 28, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Utah State University did this one…………………….University of Utah did cold fusion…………….2 different institutions…………..

    • Hammer on December 30, 2012 at 3:48 am

      Two different institutions, run by the mormons. My mom, who`s family were mormon pioneers, who settled Utah, always told me the religion was masonic based.

  5. 2bfree1776 on December 28, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    This is being developed at Utah State University in Logan Utah and is a technology utilizing the induction technology first developed by Tesla…I believe we saw a similar technology DEMONstrated in a much grander scale on 9/11/01 in NYC with the ‘dustification” (see Dr. Judy Woods evidence) of the WTC complex thus corroborating Joseph’s speculation about it being used as a WMD.

  6. Jon on December 28, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    While the important details are certainly lacking, I think we can safely say that this is not anything even close to Wardenclyffe. A 10 inch gap is more in the realm of “normal” EM induction, and a far cry from the world wide system envisioned and almost finished by Tesla.

    Unfortunately, now that “wireless” (read inductive) charging is becoming commonplace, everybody and their brother are using Tesla’s name for publicity purposes, whether there is any actual connection or not (usually not). Since Tesla’s work impacted so much of our use of electricity, you can invoke his name for almost any reason and be at least partly right.

    It does sound like a small move forward, but I would be concerned about the details; frequency, ambient EM field strength, etc. It could still be quite dangerous, even if there are no visible high tension lines.

    Over the decades I’ve seen a lot of “gee whiz” stuff like this in forums like Popular Science, and they usually end up just fading away when they don’t really work under real world conditions.

    I’ll believe it when it is actually up and running for a few years.

  7. Ellirium113 on December 28, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Tesla roadsters have had the ability to charge wirelessly for a while already.

    I think this might just be an excuse to build it when it may well have other purposes much like HAARP.

    • Yaj on December 28, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      This is significantly different technology than a battery powered car. (Something that has existed for years.)

      Somehow I don’t think of HAARP when I read these gap figures. Also, I’ve never seen anyone describe a WARDENCLYFFElike tower at the HAARP facility in Alaska, nor the big capacitors of the WARDENCLYFFE station on Long Island.

      So two distractions.

  8. bdw000 on December 28, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Wait a minute: the article says an air gap of only 10 inches. The bus has to get charged at every bus stop.

    That is most definitely NOT what Tesla’s idea was about.

    Also, whether Tesla’s ideas or this Utah system, I’d like to know the frequency of any wireless transmission of power, and what affects this power transmission might have on living things. You know, just for fun.

    • Joseph P. Farrell on December 28, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      As far as I know Bdw there’s no info on frequency….

      • Joseph P. Farrell on December 28, 2012 at 2:14 pm

        Hey also BDW, if you find any more info about this system like frequency etc, please feel free to post it here!

        • raypsi on December 29, 2012 at 8:29 am

          The math developed by Heaviside uses the square root of -1 to describe the system needed to produce frequency, which is an imaginary number i or j. IMO it’s not frequency that is involved it’s more like Quantum entaglement instantaneously transferring electricity everywhere. QED

          • bdw000 on December 29, 2012 at 8:58 pm

            I am no expert at all here, but I know there are some “dissident” physicists who think that Heaviside corrupted Maxwell’s equations.

            Anyway, frequency is just frequency. It IS involved here by choice: choosing to talk about frequency. Not really sure what you are talking about.

        • bdw000 on December 29, 2012 at 9:05 pm

          It was so long ago I have no idea where I read this, but the idea was that LOW frequency was bad for biological systems, and HIGH frequency was benign. Supposedly Tesla always used high frequency (most here have probably seen that famous photo of Tesla sitting inside a “cage” of electrical arcs: supposedly that was all high frequency.

          The flip side is that low frequency is detrimental, to whatever degree. For instance, the 60 Hz that we are all exposed to inside any building with electricity in it is supposedly (I am no expert) not good for us, to however small a degree. Hence all the concern by many about ELF waves.

          And yet, microwaves are pretty darn high frequency, and they can literally cook organic material. So either at least part of the idea does not hold water, or I am forgetting something (voltage maybe??)

          It just seems intuitive that, since microwaves can have potent effects, POWER transmission through the ether might (not an expert!) have devastating effects.

      • jedi on December 28, 2012 at 5:18 pm

        ..goggle salt water burns…….professor

  9. Robert Barricklow on December 28, 2012 at 10:02 am

    That’s one for you 19 for me.
    Because the elites control monopolies on money & power, literally.
    Got wood(no what your thinking), as a fuel, then coal, then electricity(compromised in transportation by rockefeller), oil)abiotic). Telsa’s was put on the back burner until every drop of profit/power could be squeezed from a petroleum-based economy.

  10. jedi on December 28, 2012 at 9:48 am

    …..yeah i think i ll make myself one in the shed next week.

  11. Yaj on December 28, 2012 at 8:10 am

    I don’t think this is the first success copying Tesla’s wireless power transmission.

    From the headline, I thought someone had actually spent tens of millions of dollars and built a real tower with the huge capacitors in the base and was running a full sized electric bus say 20 miles away from the transmitter.

    Enough people have made enough money, particularly in the software industry, that funding such an experiment should be possible, without having to apply for public or private grants.

    Needless to say the co-founder of PayPal spends his time and energies perfecting battery powered electric cars and rockets-. Neither of which are a particularly revolutionary piece of technology; no matter how cool it is that an $100,000 sedan easily bests a $500,000 Ferrari at acceleration.

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