Skip to comments.US Has Heavily Researched Anti-Gravity, Book Says
Posted on 09/08/2001 1:05:48 PM PDT by Paul_E_Ester
By Bradley Perrett
LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. military may have conducted serious research into anti-gravity based on Nazi studies, a top defense journalist suggests in a new book.
In ``The Hunt for Zero Point,'' journalist Nick Cook says, based on a decade's research, he believes by the 1950s the U.S. was seriously working on anti-gravity ``electrogravitics'' technology, which would lift and propel vehicles without wings or thrust.
``I feel intuitively that some vehicle has been developed, particularly given that there is this wealth of scientific data out there, and the Americans have never been slow to pick up on this sort of science,'' Cook, the aerospace consultant for Jane's Defense Weekly, told Reuters in an interview.
Cook uncovered reports and sightings of a Nazi research device that had been hidden in a remote part of Poland, where it had apparently been supplied with great quantities of electricity -- which an electrogravitic experiment would require.
Curiously, barely a hint of such Nazi research appeared after the war, suggesting that whoever captured it -- probably the United States -- immediately stamped it ``secret,'' he said.
Cook noted that, as a respected expert, he is risking his reputation by writing seriously about a technology associated with UFOs, which most scientists dismiss as science fiction embraced by ``hocus-pocus'' believers.
The United States is known to have a huge budget for so called ``black projects,'' because it spends more on defense than can be accounted for by adding up the value of public programs.
Cook admitted he cannot produce a conclusive case. But that is the nature of black projects, in which even the workers usually have no idea what they are working on.
In 1947, amid the early craze of UFO reports, an air force general reported on the possibility of the United States building disc-shaped objects with extreme rates of climb and maneuverability but without noise or evident propulsion.
In the mid 1950s electrogravitics was the subject of a few press reports, including one that described work by most of the United States' major defense contractors, Cook reported.
And then it all went quiet -- just as stealth technology suddenly disappeared from view in the mid 1970s, only to re-emerge as operational aircraft in the late 1980s.
Academic papers on the subject have mysteriously disappeared from libraries.
There is still no firm evidence that electrogravitics is more than science fiction. Civilian scientists and amateurs have experimented with it, and while some have reported success, no one seems to have reproduced their results to prove that it works.
It is stored in that big warehouse...you know, the one where they stashed the Ark in the first Indiana Jones movie..? I understand the crate is right next to the one that contains the Ark.
An implication of that idea is that antimatter should curve up against gravity. Until sometime in the 80s, no one could tell for sure about this, since subatomic particles are very light and don't bend much under most conditions. Finally, the work got done and the answer recorded: antiparticles have the same mass, the same gravity as normal particles.
You don't see many stories featuring antigravity anymore.
I guess if gravity becomes a thing of the past, we'll be "nailing down" a lot of things, including, evidently, notions.
When I trip and fall up I will know I have found it.
Gee, Silly, you caught me! Perhaps we could nail it up?
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