The Secret Life Of Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla was beyond a doubt the greatest genius of the 20th
century. Our way of life today, the technology that we take for
granted, is all possible because of this one incredible man from
However, despite all of his contributions to science, his name is
little remembered outside the field of electronics and physics. In
fact, Thomas Edison is often mistakenly credited in school textbooks
with inventions that were developed and patented by Tesla.
Most scholars acknowledge that Tesla's obscurity is partially due to
his eccentric ways and fantastic claims during the waning years of
his life, of communicating with other planets and death rays. It is
now known that many of these fantastic inventions of Tesla are
scientifically accurate and workable. It has simply taken mankind
this long to catch up to the astonishing ideas of a man who died in
It is known that Tesla suffered from financial troubles throughout
his adult life. Because of this, Tesla had to move several times
when he could no longer afford his surroundings. The Waldorf Astoria
in New York had been Tesla's residence for twenty years, yet he had
to move in 1920 when he could no longer afford it. Tesla then moved
into the Hotel St. Regis, but again was forced to vacate due to lack
of financial support.
Forced to move from hotel to hotel, he would often leave trunks of
documents behind as security for his debts. These trunks, which were
eagerly sought after Tesla's death, have become the key to unlocking
the mystery of who Nikola Tesla really was, and the incredible life
that he secretly lead.
When Tesla died on January 7, 1943 at the age of 86, representatives
of the Office of Alien Property, at the request of the FBI, went to
the Hotel New Yorker and seized all of Tesla's belongings. Two
truckloads of papers, furniture and artifacts were sent under seal
to the Manhattan Storage and Warehouse Company.
This load was added to the almost thirty barrels and bundles that
had been in storage since the 1930's, and the entire collection was
sealed under orders from the OAP.
Strange behavior, considering that
Tesla was a legal American citizen.
The Forgotten Papers of Nikola Tesla
After Tesla's death, there was a scramble by the United States
government to find all of his papers, notes and research before
other foreign powers could find them. Tesla's nephew, Sava Kosanovic,
reported that before the OAP had arrived, someone else had obviously
gone through Tesla's belongings and took an unknown amount of
personal notes and papers.
It was known by the FBI that German intelligence had already
spirited away a sizable amount of Tesla's research several years
before his death. This stolen material, it is thought, would
eventually result in the development of the Nazi flying saucer. The
United States was going to make sure that this would not happen
Anything even remotely associated with the great man was quickly
confiscated and lost within the secret networks of pre-World War II
America. Nevertheless, more than a dozen boxes of Tesla's belongings
left behind at hotels like the Waldorf Astoria, the Governor Clinton
Hotel and the St. Regis had already been sold to salvagers to pay
off Tesla's outstanding bills.
Most of these boxes and the secrets they contained have never been
found. In 1976, four undistinguished boxes of papers were auctioned
in the estate sale of one Michael P. Bornes. Little is known about
Bornes except that he had been a bookseller in Manhattan. This
auction took place in Newark, NJ, with the boxes and their contents
being bought by Dale Alfrey for twenty five dollars.
Alfrey had no idea what was in the boxes when he bought them on a
whim. When he later went through them, he was surprised to find what
appeared to be lab documents and personal notes of Nikola Tesla.
Some of the lost papers of Tesla had once again resurfaced. However,
due to ignorance they were almost lost once again.
In 1976, the name Nikola Tesla was not widely known. Alfrey had
little idea of the importance of the papers he now owned. Going
through the incredible amount of material, Alfrey at first thought
he had uncovered the notes of a science fiction writer. What he read
was so incredible that it seemed impossible that any of it was true.
Having little interest in what he had bought, Alfrey stashed the
boxes away in his basement thinking that he would go through them
again later when he had more time. Twenty years passed before Alfrey
would once again find the time to open the strange boxes.
Unfortunately, time had not been so kind to the precious contents
The papers by now had mildewed badly and the ink had faded from the
years of neglect in the damp basement. Alfrey was determined not to
let this material disappear forever and started the laborious effort
of trying to transcribe the information before it was too late.
However, Alfrey soon found himself caught up in reading the
remarkable papers. Tesla's notes are shocking in their revelations
of the scientist's secret life. A life, that up until this time, had
never been mentioned by Tesla, or documented by biographers after
These lost journals revealed that in 1899, while in Colorado
Springs, Tesla intercepted communications from extraterrestrial
beings who were secretly controlling mankind. These creatures were
slowly preparing humans for eventual conquest and domination, using
a program that had been in place since the creation of humankind,
but was now accelerating due to Earth's increased scientific
Tesla wrote about his years of research to interpret the strange
radio signals, and his attempts to notify the government and
military concerning what he had learned, but his letters apparently
Tesla spoke in confidence to several of his benefactors, including
Colonel John Jacob Astor, who owned the Waldorf Astoria hotel. These
benefactors listened to Tesla and secretly funded what was to be the
start of mankind's first battle to regain control of its own
destiny. A battle set in motion by Nikola Tesla.
While this information seems absolutely incredible, Tesla did give
occasional hints to his predicament in various newspaper and
Tesla may have elaborated on the subject
in an article called:
Talking With the Planets
in Colliers Weekly
"As I was improving my machines for
the production of intense electrical actions, I was also
perfecting the means for observing feeble efforts. One of the
most interesting results, and also one of great practical
importance, was the development of certain contrivances for
indicating at a distance of many hundred miles an approaching
storm, its direction, speed and distance traveled.
"It was in carrying on this work that for the first time I
discovered those mysterious effects which have elicited such
unusual interest. I had perfected the apparatus referred to so
far that from my laboratory in the Colorado mountains
I could feel the pulse of the globe, as it were, noting every
electrical change that occurred within a radius of eleven
hundred miles. I can never forget the first sensations I
experienced when it dawned upon me that I had observed something
possibly of incalculable consequences to mankind.
"I felt as though I were present at the birth of a new knowledge
or the revelation of a great truth. My first observations
positively terrified me, as there was present in them something
mysterious, not to say supernatural, and I was alone in my
laboratory at night; but at that time the idea of these
disturbances being intelligently controlled signals did not yet
present itself to me.
"The changes I noted were taking place periodically and with
such a clear suggestion of number and order that they were not
traceable to any cause known to me. I was familiar, of course,
with such electrical disturbances as are produced by the sun,
Aurora Borealis, and earth currents, and I was as sure as I
could be of any fact that these variations were due to none of
"The nature of my experiments precluded the possibility of the
changes being produced by atmospheric disturbances, as has been
rashly asserted by some. It was some time afterward when the
thought flashed upon my mind that the disturbances I had
observed might be due to an intelligent control. Although I
could not decipher their meaning, it was impossible for me to
think of them as having been entirely accidental.
"The feeling is constantly growing on me that I had been the
first to hear the greeting of one planet to another. A purpose
was behind these electrical signals."
Decades later on his birthday in 1937,
"I have devoted much of my time during the year past
to the perfecting of a new small and compact apparatus by which
energy in considerable amounts can now be flashed through
interstellar space to any distance without the slightest
(New York Times, Sunday, 11 July 1937.)
Tesla never publicly revealed any technical details of his improved
transmitter, but in his 1937 announcement, he revealed a new formula
"The kinetic and potential energy of a body is the
result of motion and determined by the product of its mass and the
square of its velocity. Let the mass be reduced, the energy is
reduced by the same proportion. If it be reduced to zero, the energy
is likewise zero for any finite velocity."
(New York Sun, 12 July
1937, p. 6.)
Why is it that there has been little written about Tesla's belief
that he had listened in on alien radio signals?
Perhaps the truth has been kept secret.
The Men-In-Black Pay a Visit
By the summer of 1997, Alfrey had finished reading the entire
contents of the four boxes and was ready to start scanning the
papers on to computer disks. Alfrey had been more than a little
surprised that the voluminous notes and journals contained no
drawings or blueprints. It was not until later that Alfrey
discovered that Tesla detested illustrating his ideas owing to the
fact that his own mental blueprints were all that he required to
build his inventions.
Alfrey also noticed that Tesla's journals were often incomplete.
There were numerous gaps consisting of days, months and even years.
Alfrey surmised that other journals could exist somewhere, hidden
away either by the government, or by ignorance in forgotten
warehouses and attics.
Because of these gaps, Alfrey started to make inquiries over the
Internet hoping that others may have additional information
concerning the missing sections. These inquiries obviously attracted
the attentions of those who were also interested in the lost
journals. Someone who wanted the journals to remain lost forever.
In September 1997, Alfrey was home continuing his research while his
wife and children were gone for the day to Manhattan. As Alfrey
remembers, the phone rang and the caller identified himself as Jay Kowski who was interested in Tesla and the papers that Alfrey had
Alfrey had spoken to the caller for only a few minutes when suddenly
the line went dead. Almost immediately the front door bell rang,
"When I went to answer the front door, I found it
already open with three men standing in the foyer."
Before Alfrey could speak, the man closest addressed him by his
"The door was open John, I hope you don't mind that we
let ourselves in?"
The three men were all dressed in identical black
business suits with white shirts and black ties.
"They looked just
like undertakers, "Alfrey said.
However, Alfrey could tell that these men were not undertakers, or
simply there for a friendly chat. The man who had first spoken
continued to address Alfrey by his first name:
"Like he knew me
personally or something. But I had never seen these men before in my
life. I was afraid that maybe they were criminals. There was a
palatable air of menace around these three that I had never
experienced before, or after."
The other two men remained close to the door and never spoke. Their
eyes remained fixed on Alfrey throughout the entire experience.
"We understand that you have in your
possession some old boxes and papers," the first man said. "We
would be very interested in buying these from you."
"Well, they're not really for sale," Alfrey answered. "Anyway,
how do you know about them?"
The first man chuckled. "We know a lot about you and your
papers. They don't belong to you, but we would be willing to pay
you for your troubles. They're of no use to you, in fact, you
could be in a lot of trouble for having them in the first
By now, Alfrey realized that the men
were not asking to buy his boxes, they were demanding them. He could
tell that they meant business and this frightened him.
The first man now slowly moved closer to Alfrey, speaking in a slow
deliberate way. He carefully enunciated each word so that Alfrey
understood perfectly where he stood.
"Its no use you know, the man said.
Were going to get these boxes no matter what you do. You can't
stop us. It would be much easier for you and your family if you
just gave us what we want. People have disappeared forever over
much less than this. I would so hate to see this happen to you,
or your wife and kids."
The man now stood directly in front of
Alfrey, his dark eyes fixed and cold. It almost seemed that they had
some kind of hypnotic power over Alfrey as he stood there unable to
Suddenly, all three of the strange men turned in unison and walked
out the front door. Nothing further was said, it wasn't necessary,
Alfrey understood their message clearly. He was to give up the
boxes, his research, even his interest in Tesla if he wanted to
remain out of harms way.
It was as if Alfrey was coming out of a trance, he realized what had
happened and he rushed out the door to confront the men. But, they
were nowhere to be seen. There was no car in the driveway and the
street was completely empty. In fact, the entire neighborhood was
eerily quiet. Even the birds had fallen silent. It was as if the
world had paused for a moment, then continued on as if nothing had
Alfrey rushed back into his house and locked the doors. He then went
into his study where he kept the boxes and computer. The room was
located at the back
of the house and had no separate entrance to the outside. It
obviously wasn't needed, because all four boxes, the papers
contained within and the computer disks were now all gone.
It was obvious that the three men were only a distraction while
someone else silently entered the house and ransacked the study,
removing everything that pertained to Nikola Tesla. This included
separate books and magazine articles that Alfrey had collected while
he was doing research on the matter.
Worse yet, not only were his papers missing, but his computer hard
drive had been completely erased. Everything that he had on it,
including items not related to Tesla, were destroyed.
All evidence that he had on Tesla and his missing journals were now
gone forever. Alfrey refused to speak about his frightening incident
for several months. He told no one what had happened, not even his
wife. It was as if he was in a state of mental shock that
perpetually clouded his mind.
Slowly he began to regain his senses and remember the details of
that day. He recalled that the three men dressed exactly alike, were
almost the same height, and all three had their hair cut short with
odd looking long bangs that covered their foreheads.
The three men also had unnatural looking tanned skin. Almost like
they had used a bottled tanner that dyes the skin a dark brown.
Other than these peculiarities, the men appeared to be normal. It
had not occurred to Alfrey that they could be something other than
what they seemed. It was not until later, when relating this strange
story that someone remarked about the MIBs.
Alfrey had never heard about the Men-In-Black. He had heard about
the movie, but had not made the connection. After doing a little
research and reading several books by the authors John Keel and
Commander X, Alfrey was certain that he had received a visit from
the Men-In-Black, or at least someone who wanted to look like the
This is where Dale Alfrey's strange story comes to an end.
Everything that he had done connected to Nikola Tesla has been taken
away from him. Fortunately, due to his spending hours reading the
Tesla papers, he has retained a good memory of their contents. Not a
perfect recollection, but sufficient to relate for this book.
Alfrey wonders if his boxes were the last of the missing belongings
of Tesla. Or could others still remain forgotten somewhere, waiting
to be rediscovered.
What Tesla Believed
Newspaper articles from the time of Tesla's death relate that
possibly over a dozen large boxes of Tesla's notes were never found
by the government. These could still be out there somewhere, waiting
for some lucky individual to rediscover their lost secrets.
It can only be speculated on what would be found inside other
forgotten boxes of notes and personal belongings, possibly the
missing information concerning Tesla's secret battle with the
government and his knowledge of alien life forms.
The papers that Dale Alfrey found revealed a side of Tesla not known
to the public. Tesla apparently had spent a number of years trying
to translate the mysterious signals he first heard in 1899.
His basic interpretation of these signals was that creatures from
another planet, "Martials" as the slang of the day called them, were
secretly here on Earth - They had infiltrated humankind for centuries
- They had controlled events and people in order to lead mankind on a
path of evolutionary development and essentially were responsible
for human's being on the planet in the first place.
As well, Tesla discovered that the planets overall temperature was
slowly increasing, what we know today as global warming. Tesla
thought that this was being brought about by natural conditions, as
well as manmade and extraterrestrial interference.
With this in mind, we can now see some of the reasons for Tesla's
eccentric behavior in the later years of his life. Tesla became
obsessed with creating devices to end warfare and join mankind
against what he perceived as the common enemy of extraterrestrials.
He often spoke about "Death Rays" and "Wingless Torpedo's" that
could fly through the air without propellers or jets, possibly one
of the earliest mentions of flying saucers.
Tesla also became interested in developing methods to create free
energy from sources other than burning wood or fossil fuels. Tesla
was obviously the first to realize the dire consequences that could
await us if the greenhouse effect was to take place.
Unfortunately, Tesla's attempts to elevate humankind with new
technology were met with laughter and derision. His letters about
his concerns, sent to his friends in the government, were ignored.
Tesla must have felt that he knew the
biggest secret in the world concerning the fate of mankind, and
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