While I've blogged about the recent tests of the so-called EM drive and the rather spectacular claims for it that are being bandied about, it's a story that seemingly won't go away. We'll get back to that in a moment, for it's the subject of today's high-octane speculation. But first, many of you sent me various articles on it. This one appeared on July 29, 2015, on RT:

Fly me to the moon… in 4 hours? EM Drive could ‘revolutionize space travel’

And this one a day later in the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph, one of three of Britain's respected daily newspapers along with The Times and The Guardian:

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

And finally, there's this one, referencing the fact that the EM drive was the subject of presentations at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition:

EM Drive Back in the News

And consider carefully these cautionary statements in the last article especially:

The nature of the thrusts observed is still unclear… Our test campaign can not confirm or refute the claims of the EmDrive but intends to independently assess possible side-effects in the measurements methods used so far. Nevertheless, we do observe thrusts close to the magnitude of the actual predictions after eliminating many possible error sources that should warrant further investigation into the phenomena. Next steps include better magnetic shielding, further vacuum tests and improved EmDrive models with higher Q factors and electronics that allow tuning for optimal operation. As a worst case we may find how to effectively shield thrust balances from magnetic fields.


An example of something needing attention is that the thrust measurements linger even after the power is turned off. Such behavior is indicative of thermal effects, but it is premature to reach that conclusion.

That said, for the moment the EM drive remains a mystery, and even if one is observing lingering thermal effects, the question them becomes one of determining where they're coming from.

What interests me here is not so much the science, because I rather suspect that this might have been solved secretly and is being kept hidden for the moment. What interests me is rather why this story will not go away. Indeed, it seems almost that as soon as the story does drop off people's consciousness or radar, then another story appears about the subject in some major media outlet like the Times or Telegraph or RT, almost as if someone does not want the story to go away, and almost as if they want it to be kept in people's minds.

The other consideration here is that in these stories, it seems to be repeatedly emphasized that transit times to our celestial neighbors, if they utilized an operational form of this technology, would be drastically cut. Consider the references to Pluto and the Moon in this respect, for we have seen the stunning images of the Pluto-Charon system that literally took years to achieve. It's almost as if someone were trying to say "we may already be there, and have been there, for some time."

Which brings me to my high octane speculation of the day: why is this story not only not allowed to go away, but, on the contrary, seemingly deliberately revived and recirculted? And my speculation is that this may be part of the "slow drip" we've seen over the past few months and years of gradual disclosures of stunning technologies (if true), and of their even more stunning implications. Place it into the context of asteroid mining, plans to colonize the Moon and Mars, and one gets the idea.

In this case, I don't even have to say that this is "one to watch," because apparently, someone, somewhere, is making sure that we are.

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. Mulletron on August 14, 2015 at 6:06 am

    If we’re to take this evolutionary step anytime soon, we must figure this out publicly and independently of “other” interests.

  2. yankee phil on August 8, 2015 at 12:24 am

    The penny drops,,,,,once again. Like the Italian american that is harnessing cold fusion and actually has a heat generator employing the technology for sale,has demonstrated the technology to NASA,and can’t seem to get an international patent on his technology which is delaying his european sales development. The first proof of Heims EM drive back in 06 I believe should have made front page news in every scientific journal on the planet but no, I gotta read about it in 2013 in Dr. Farrell’s book. Creating gravitons without mass ,only torroidally oriented electromagnetic radiation, is a break through equal to the discovery of fire and the wheel to mankind,maybe more but certainly when this power is developed we enter a new era of the human race, perhaps even as a species.

  3. goshawks on August 7, 2015 at 11:01 am

    It would have been so much cheaper and saved years if they had simply cobbled-together a demonstration EM drive ‘spacecraft’, stuffed it in a SpaceX capsule, flown it up to the ISS, and kicked it out the door. If there is net thrust, it will move. Simple as that…

  4. Aridzonan_13 on August 7, 2015 at 9:40 am

    This is part and parcel of the “harvesting”. Since obtaining Inertialess Drive tech, they have been busy releasing every tech iteration between chemical rockets and anti-gravitics. This way they can say they developed it. Not to mention, waisting public funds to continue the facade.

    BTW, Great interview with CAF!!

  5. marcos toledo on August 7, 2015 at 9:26 am

    On the RT page there was a story about this Saudi cleric upholding the Ptolemaic cosmology next the EM Drive story. What is it that drive our elites to want to destroy our space program and render us stupid animals. The EM Drive would be equivalent to our sailing ships in space travel which brings up the question how much do our elites know and when did they know it Ben Rich must be laughing in his grave.

  6. Robert Barricklow on August 7, 2015 at 9:17 am

    The slow drip comes after they’ve prepped the ground with copyrights/patents in-place to assure a stream of monopolized income.

    No news but that which boosts the bottom line/

  7. loisg on August 7, 2015 at 8:43 am

    A couple days ago I listened to Richard Hoagland speaking of anomalies in space which are present in the pictures put out by NASA and that this is a deliberate release, a disclosure of what is out there. He was insisting that they want people to know but that they don’t want to just unload it in some big media event, and also so that in the future they can say, well we put the pictures out there, it’s not our fault you couldn’t see it. It seems to me that this EM technology and the constant release of this information fits quite snugly in that scenario.

  8. moxie on August 7, 2015 at 8:30 am

    if one wanted to know how something works, it’s usually through intuition. And if how this works is to be explained, there would be other implications.. I agree with basta and Dr. Farrell that somebody wants this entangled in people’s perception. And I’m willing to bet that there are other phenomena that they’re aware of and are obscurely hinting at…

  9. basta on August 7, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Anyone who truly digs deeply into any subject of import soon realizes that it is deeply obfuscated and that the conventional wisdom is at best simplistic, usually misleading and often simply wrong. Do this with enough subjects and you come to the conclusion that you should wear the tired pejoratives of “tin-foil hatter” or Langley’s masterful “conspiracy theorist” with pride.

    That said, it’s dangerous to conclude that everything put out there is being served up for devious and nefarious purposes, and that the EM drive keeps resurfacing is to me a sign that there are indeed a few white hats out there who want this to gain traction in the public consciousness, and with it to seed discussion of the wider implications for science that conventional physics doesn’t have a clue why it works; i.e., that we’ve got big holes in physics and somebody seems to know something that everybody else doesn’t. Because you just don’t cook up something like this on a whim. It starts with Star Trek nonsense, but it is a wedge into cracking open that black physics that’s been running in parallel since Tesla and Maxwell both got thrown under the bus a century ago.

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