One of this website's regular contributors of articles is K.M., who shared the following article about Tunguska. When I saw the heading and read the article, I immediately knew why K.M. had sent it, because it's an article that bears directly upon two of my favorite high octane speculations: (1) that the Great Pyramid may have been originally conceived and used as a very sophisticated and powerful weapon of mass destruction, and (2) that Nikola Tesla's wireless power transmission system could be similarly used. On the last point, there has been for many years on the internet a narrow circle of people advancing the hypothesis that the Tunguska explosion of June 30, 1908 in a very remote and sparsely populated region of Siberia may have been caused by Tesla himself, creating a kind of "demonstration" of his system and its weaponization possibilities. Some of the people advocating this hypothesis also have pointed out from time to time that Tesla, shortly before, and then again during the height of, World War One offered his system to the various Entente Powers, including imperial Russia. The explosion itself was been estimated to be somewhere between 10-12 megatons, and to this date, the various explanations for its cause have been wanting, and as we shall see, the typical estimates of the explosive power of the event have recently been revised upward to 20 megatons.

Until, perhaps, now, and the article found and shared by K.M. (with our very deep gratitude), because, as they say, this throws a whole new monkey wrench into the works:

Was there an upward atmospheric discharge in the Tunguska catastrophe?

Now before we get into the particulars of Tesla's system of wireless broadcast of power and why this article is so significant to the Tesla-Tunguska hypothesis, let us note the following from the article:


This work deals with the issue of the light emission that took place during the Tunguska catastrophe of 1908. According to eyewitnesses, after the disappearance of the flying object over the horizon, a column of light rose above the place of its fall. This pillar was visible on a sunny morning from a distance of ∼500 km and reached a height of ∼80 km above the ground. The duration of the existence of this column of light was estimated at 6–7 s. The thermal effect of radiation from this column was great: at a distance of ∼30 km from the epicenter, live needles caught fire, and at a distance of 65 km, the effect was close to a burn of human skin. The model of the radiation source is most consistent with the level of thermal impact on the environment if this source was located at an altitude of 30 km above the ground. According to estimates, the energy of this radiation exceeded 5·1022 erg. This work discusses the assumption that during the Tunguska catastrophe there was a powerful upward atmospheric discharge, which was a consequence of the formation of numerous relativistic runaway electron avalanches.


The Tunguska catastrophe occurred on June 30, 1908, when a cosmic object exploded over Eastern Siberia. The fact that it was precisely a cosmic object is evidenced by the testimony of numerous eyewitnesses. The catalog of Vasilyev et al. (1981) contains about 700 reports. Several dozen local residents observed not only the flight of the burning body, but also noted the peculiarities of its destruction.


 At present, it is generally accepted that the light energy released during the destruction of a cosmic object is less than the explosion energy (Brown et al., 2002). Therefore, the explosion energy must be more than 20 megatons.

The aim of this work is to present a model of destruction of the Tunguska cosmic body in which an upward atmospheric discharge is formed, consisting of relativistic runaway electron avalanches.


Light source

The light emission during the Tunguska catastrophe had a number of features characteristic only for this event. The flame above the epicenter, according to the data of the catalog by Vasilyev et al. (1981), was observed from 33 settlements located at a distance of 65–573 km from the place of the explosion. Many eyewitnesses claim that the emitting surface had the shape of a column (Supplement 1).

Upward atmospheric discharge

It is generally accepted that during the flight, meteorites acquire a positive charge. This is due to the fact that, during crushing of crystals, electrons leave them, including due to the process of mechanical emission (Bronshten, 1991). It was shown (Gladysheva, 2021), that the Tunguska cosmic body dumped matter in an explosive manner during the flight. The ejection of the substance is connected with the heating of the cometary object and the sublimation of water and volatile compounds in the

Additional facts

Undoubtedly, if during the Tunguska event there was a formation of an upward atmospheric discharge so powerful that on a sunny day it was visible from a distance of ∼500 km, then it must have left some traces. These traces have been found both on the ground and in the atmosphere.


According to the approximate estimates obtained, the value of the radiation energy is ∼5·1022 erg. Where can such a significant energy come from? It is possible to estimate the energy that an upward atmospheric discharge can provide. According to estimates, a spherical capacitor between the Earth's surface and the ionosphere can contribute about 25,000 Coulombs present at roughly 400 kV on the conducting ionosphere. This corresponds to a total energy of ∼4.5·109 J, or 4.5·1016 ergs. Due to slow


It is suggested that the upward atmospheric discharge, consisting of avalanches of relativistic runaway electrons, occurred during the Tunguska catastrophe.


There you have it: shortly after the impact of the meteor at Tunguska, there was a very strong upward arcing of electricity. This is significant to the Tesla argument for a very simple reason (and we'll return to the meteor part of the story in a moment).  In Tesla's wireless power broadcast system, the normal relationship of antenna to ground to power source is inverted. In an ordinary radio broadcast system, the antenna becomes, effectively, the power source of the system, beaming out its radio signals, while the ground - the planet itself - becomes the return circuit. Tesla simply turned the whole thing on its head, and made the planet itself the antenna in the system, and the "ground" or return circuit the atmosphere - or more properly speaking, the plasma sheath - surrounding and permeating the planet.  In such a system, electrical arcing could occur between a circuit dipole such as established by a meteor.  In fact, as I point out in my upcoming book (whose title must remain unmentioned for the moment), such electrical arcing can accompany nuclear detonations on the ground or in the atmosphere. This arcing constitutes a component of the circuit during a nuclear explosion, and for a brief moment, gates or transduces energy - depending on the circuit parameters at the moment of detonation - into the reaction.  This - in my opinion- is the reason that nuclear bombs of a particular design often do not produce exactly the same yield on detonation, but rather, vary with time and place of detonation, i.e., vary with the conditions of the circuit geometries - inductance, resistance, &c - at the time of detonation. The bomb is an open system, not a closed system, and a component of that open system are all the other local plasma conditions. In a nutshell, those local conditions constitute a hyper-dimensional component of the circuit and of the reaction.

In any case, that upward arcing of the Tunguska event is entirely consistent with the employment of a Tesla system in a destructive mode of operation.

So what of the meteor that has been consistently associated with the event by Russian scientists and researchers? This is the most serious objection to the Tesla-Tunguska hypothesis and it is a strong one.

However, let us speculate a bit. Russian researchers - Kapitza comes to mind - also have pointed out the strong likelihood that plasma might be the phenomenon behind ball lightning. Under the right conditions, a Tesla system might be capable of producing such plasma phenomena and perhaps even to steer them. Indeed, I strongly suspect that a Tesla system might create such phenomena as natural products of its operation. Plasmas can also contain isolated regions of ions and electrons as well, so it is remotely possible in my opinion that the meteor associated with the event might have been largely a plasma phenomenon, rather than a material phenomenon. Under the right conditions, it might even create the residue of a meteor impact as at Tunguska.  It is, of course,  very high octane speculation and for this reason, unsatisfactory on any number of bases. It is also, however,  not worth rejecting the idea completely.

...and there's yet another implication from the article that you might have missed: Elon Musk, and the recent explosion of SpaceX's super-duper booster and Starship second stage.  One of this website's members shared some interesting photographs of the launch, indicating that perhaps the rocket launch failed because of the use of a Tesla system, for there is a suggestion of electrical arcing at work before the failure... If he is correct, then there's a huge game going on above our heads that we're not aware of.

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".

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  1. Kaibosch on May 22, 2023 at 4:38 am

    The date of the incident was 30/06/1908 as Tesla wouldve written it (as a European). This sums to 3-6-9 (1908=18, also divisible by 3, 6 &9). Thats no accident. Its a signature. Tesla was obsessed wtih these numbers believing 3/6/9 was the key to the universe, representing consciousness, frequency, vibration; the basis of creation. 3 is the prime number – associated with the beginning of everything in creation; seen in all religious traditions; holy trinity etc. Marko Rodin has elaborated on this in his work on vortex math. This pattern of interaction between 3-6-9 just so happens to resemble the masonic symbol of compass and set square.

    This guy has made a study of scalar earthquakes and their numerical signitures according to dates and times; local conditions – which are being used to conduct covert war.

    • Kaibosch on May 22, 2023 at 4:52 am

      As he points out, traditional nuclear weapons rely upon the position of the sun in relation to the earth in order to work correctly; the position of the sun mapped onto the earth at the time of detonation interferes with its yield..same is true with scalar beam tech. They have to be timed and located exactly right to get the boosting effect. Its the date and location signature which tells you that these events are enigineered. And those signatures are meant to communicate that to the targets.

  2. unclejed on May 1, 2023 at 12:47 am

    For further reading on this topic and a 1993 equivalent …
    Bright Skies: The Banjawarn Fireball (Harry Mason)

  3. poronkusema on April 26, 2023 at 7:44 pm

    My grandmother told me that her family witnessed the lighted sky in the evenings for a week after Tunguska event from their village in Finnish Lapland. She was 16 years old.

  4. Michael UK on April 25, 2023 at 9:48 am

    I had a book covering the Tunguska event but can’t find it at present on my bookshelves. I seem to recall that science researchers in the field out in Siberia detected unique isotopes of elements not on this Earth. The evidence pointed to an off planet source and I believe the jury was out whether it was a meteorite / comet or a physical spacecraft. Most certainly the “object was tracked by multiple witnesses across the skies of Europe and Russia. I think there was a chart in the book showing the flight path of the “object” and the angle of descent. Therefore, it was not a Tesla wireless electricity transmission.

    • anakephalaiosis on April 26, 2023 at 3:08 am

      Assuming, that Tesla did come up with a doomsday weapon, that remotely could penetrate the crust, and induce earthquakes, then it could well be in active use today, by terrorist states, as means of blackmail and punishment.

      When Scythians did successful raids on Assyrian positions, and made a clean getaway, thanks to invention of the “Parthian shot”, then rampant fear took hold of the Assyrians, and it spread throughout the empire, causing its downfall.

      A weapon demonstration, that potentially could alter the geopolitical balance, would be covered up, by spinning a counternarrative – as damage control – to avoid fear spiraling out of control, and cause demoralisation in doom and gloom.

      Certain types of informations are always kept under close lid, only to be repeated in war councils.

  5. anakephalaiosis on April 25, 2023 at 2:46 am

    In the Old English rune poem, there is a word “wyrttruma”, that means root, as the electric arc (þruma, in Old Norse) of a plant (wyrt).

    Plants are bioelectrical antennas, that produce electrical arcs downwards and upwards, latter forms the crown of a tree.

    Plant life would be the idea, that – through proximity osmosis – would conceive the thinking, that goes into a pyramid.

    Tesla tower is a giant mushroom, as a testament to where his thinking is coming from.

    • anakephalaiosis on April 25, 2023 at 2:48 am

      BTW, psilocybin is an incredible source of out-of-box information, but difficult to reproduce as controlled experiment, because it is like riding a tiger, that takes you places in flashes of insight.

      • anakephalaiosis on April 25, 2023 at 3:28 am

        BTW, going out on a high-octane-rocket-boosted-twig speculation, one could say, that the idea of “plant thunder”, traces back through Scythian migration, and and then merges with Isaiah 19:19, that allegedly connects pyramid to Yahweh, as an astronomical idea of solstice, in contrast to Elohim, as celestial bodies, that merge into the idea of the Old Norse world tree, as an electric arc in the solar system.

        • anakephalaiosis on April 25, 2023 at 4:04 am

          BTW, one ought not to forget Odin (adon), whose four sons look like solstices and equinoxes, and further his two brothers, who trace back to Elohim and Yahweh, the twin concepts of astronomical observation. By associating around the pyramid, and tracing derivatives, by outflanking the problem, one overcomes the limitations of a direct approach, in a frontal attack on Jericho.

          • Alex on April 26, 2023 at 3:13 pm

            Always interesting, thank you!

  6. JupiterRising on April 24, 2023 at 9:08 pm

    There’s been speculation for a long time that some sort of “Earth Defense” facility or ancient space craft is buried in the Siberian Wastes. Cauldrons pop up from time to time that give people radiation, not sure if that fits in with your theory of it being a Tesla superweapon. I’m sure you’re aware of the speculation of the Siberian defense facility but if not something to look into. A show from late 2000’s which aired on NBC called “Siberia” touches on some of the speculations.

  7. marcos toledo on April 24, 2023 at 9:01 pm

    I am reading your latest Deathstar book what comes to mind is a scene from Geroge Pal’s 1960 film Atlantis the Lost Continent where a priest who was once a scientist shows the hero devices that look alike but one is used to create heat and modify the weather and the other is a weapon think H.G.Wells deathray from his novel War of the Worlds. What is the Chinese idea, Ying and Yang.

  8. Peter Sazonoff on April 24, 2023 at 8:28 pm

    See Andrei Martanyov Reminiscences of the Future @smoothieX12.blogspot.com/
    He has pointed out the books of American Col. David Glantz on the subject of who REALLY won WWII.

  9. Peter Sazonoff on April 24, 2023 at 8:19 pm

    Given your work on the subject of the ‘breakaway (aka N*zi International) civilization’, Dr Farrell, have you run across the idea that US military doctrine, as currently expressed, is the result of input from Wehrmacht officers since at least WWII? We know our space program was the spawn of the Germans, but Army policy as well?

  10. Randy on April 24, 2023 at 1:09 pm

    ‘Interesting’ launch 🚀 photos ? Care to share them ?

  11. Robert Barricklow on April 24, 2023 at 11:25 am

    Children playing w/powers; that should left, well enough alone.
    There may be some global leaders that handle power responsibly.
    But, in the West, where “they’ steal elections; at home and abroad?
    Power is continually abused, exploited and used as it were merely, a plaything.
    What happens, when children play w/fire?

  12. Krista S Walker on April 24, 2023 at 9:01 am

    As always, strange goings-on around planet Earth. I’m thinking of the torrential rains in Ft. Lauderdale, which is the exact locale of Musk’s Boring underground tunnel op. And on MBB333 channel the other day (title something like – IT LOOKED ALIVE) where you can see the cloud dancing and shifting from whatever the heck they’re doing with the atmosphere. They’ve been messing with weather systems forever – it makes my brain hurt to think of the experiments they’re doing at present moment. I have a feeling it has something to do with creating Eighth Sphere/Meta/Hell on Earth. I mean who knows – I gather anything is possible.

  13. Bizantura on April 24, 2023 at 6:52 am

    Wondering, with all the wardrums banging from the West, and if they succeed, what kind of weapons actually will be used by all the various factions? I don’t think any human can prepare nor estimate this imminent colliding of folly. Let us hope it never happens!

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