by Timothy Green Beckley

There is a teacher named John W. Wagner who thinks that the Smithsonian Institute is playing favorites. After studying the remarkable life of Nikola Tesla, Wagner, along with his third grade class, started a campaign to educate the world about the obscure electrical genius from Yugoslavia.

Wagner and his class wrote many letters to important people asking for their support. A former student persuaded her father, an accomplished sculptor, to create a bust of Tesla for their class.

A Third Grade requirement is to learn cursive handwriting, so their class work now had a purpose...writing letters to raise money for their Tesla bust. Unfortunately, most people had never heard of Nikola Tesla. And those who had, seemed not to want to listen.

In fact, when the bust of Tesla was finished, Wagner and his class of eager students offered it to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. Dr. Bernard S. Finn, (Curator of the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics) refused, claiming he had no use for the bust.

They could not understand why the Smithsonian would have no use for a $6,000 bust of such a great American and world-class scientist. After all, Tesla was no slouch. Much of our modern technology owes its beginnings to Tesla. In 1882 he made the discovery that changed the world ! harnessing the awesome power of Alternating Current (AC).

In 1888 Tesla obtained U.S. patents covering an entire system of polyphase AC that remains unchanged in principle today. Tesla then promptly sold all of his patents to George Westinghouse, an acquisition that made the Westinghouse Company the giant it is today.

Westinghouse and Tesla were consummate friends, but after Westinghouse died in 1913, the company forgot about its chief benefactor and Tesla fell victim to hard times. Tesla died January 7, 1943, alone, and all but forgotten, in a New York hotel room, paid for by a meager stipend provided by the Yugoslavian government.

Today, industries prosper and flourish, the world surges from the power his fertile mind created, radios blare with news and music, their transmission made possible by his great intellect, all telling us that the forgotten genius, Nikola Tesla, was here.

Tesla is preceded in greatness only by Michael Faraday who in 1831 rocked the scientific world with his discovery that magnetism can produce electricity, if it is accompanied by motion.

Faraday discovered the principle, but not how to make it power the world; Tesla alone accomplished this singular feat. Tesla is one of only two Americans to have a unit of electrical measurement named in his honor. Names for units of electrical measurement are derived by using the names of scientists who made the greatest contributions in electrical science, forming perhaps the most elite group in the world.

Throughout the entire history of electrical science only fifteen men worldwide have received this honor. Tesla is one of these great men. In addition, Tesla received fifteen honorary degrees from famous universities worldwide, including Yale and Columbia in the United States.

He also received fourteen Awards of Merit from other world class groups.

Dr. David L. Goodstein, Vice Provost and Professor of Physics at California Institute of Technology, calls Tesla one of the "Saints of Science" and equates him to Leonardo Da Vinci.

Tesla is the greatest inventor the world has ever forgotten. He is also the greatest inventor the Smithsonian has swept under the carpet. The Smithsonian's curator essentially credits Edison for our worldwide system of electricity. He also credits Marconi for the invention of radio.

This is a deliberate assault on factual history and needs to be challenged. The United States Patent Office and the U.S. Supreme Court view things a little differently over the much distorted history the Smithsonian publicizes.

Tesla holds over forty U.S. patents (circa 1888) covering our entire system of Polyphase Alternating Current (AC). These patents are so novel that nobody could ever challenge them in the courts.

The Direct Current (DC) system Edison used in his much touted Pearl Street generating station was invented by others before his time; he merely copied the work of others to promote his business enterprise... and the Smithsonian wants you to believe he was America's 'King of Electricity.'

There is simply no evidence to support this claim. The U.S. Supreme Court, in a landmark decision dated June 21, 1943, Case No. 369, overturned Marconi's basic patent for the invention of radio because Tesla's patent on the four-tuned circuit predated Marconi's patent. Marconi had simply copied Tesla's work.

Tesla's four-tuned circuits two on the receiving side and two on the transmitting side, secured by U.S. patents #645,576 and #649,621) were the basis of the U.S. Supreme Court decision (Case #369 decided June 21,1943) to overturn Marconi's basic patent on the invention of radio.

Marconi merely demonstrated Tesla's invention, but the gullible media and the greedy industry that followed perpetuate a myth that Marconi invented radio. Who do you believe has more credibility... the industries that promote their own businesses, or the U.S. Supreme Court?

Marconi's two-tuned circuit system was the same as that advanced by Heinrich Hertz and was no more a viable system of radio than that advanced by Mahlon Loomis in 1872... long before Hertz or Tesla.

If you visit the Smithsonian, next to Edison's bust you will see Tesla's invention that revolutionized the world -drawing of Tesla's rotating magnetic field device, giving us polyphase AC and the AC motor.

Tesla's U.S. patent number is on his invention, but you wont find any recognition for Tesla. When Dr. Bernard S. Finn was asked why he had placed Edison's bust on display next to Tesla's invention, he said the sculptor was a phrenologist and wanted to examine the bumps on Edison's head; this made it authentic.

Edison used Direct Current (DC), a technology invented and developed by others, before his time, as a means of powering his incandescent lamp. Big business and the media have exaggerated this story so much that now everyone believes Edison is the father of our system of electrical power.

The Smithsonian Book of Invention is an extra-large hardcover book almost 7/8 of an inch thick. Many inventors and their inventions are shown and their impact on civilization discussed -including Edison, Marconi, Archie Bunker, and Colonel Sanders. Tesla and his epic-causing discoveries are omitted.

Dr. Bernard S. Finn is Curator and first author of this Smithsonian publication. In his section entitled: The Beginning of the Electrical Age, he names forty-three contributors to the science of electricity. Mr. Edison's name is cited many times along with his photographs, but Nikola Tesla's name is omitted.

Equally outrageous is the Niagara Falls power station picture of Tesla's AC generators on the last page. . .and Dr. Finn's concluding remark:

"When the Niagara Falls power station began operating in 1895, it signaled the final major act in the revolutionary drama that began in Menlo Park in the fall of 1879."

By this time the totally brainwashed reader is led to believe that our electrical world started with Mr. Edison at Menlo Park, and then he finished electrifying America in 1895 by creating the Niagara Falls power station. Yet it was Tesla's U.S. patents that were used in that power plant's creation and Edison had no role in the project.

Edison actually fought the adoption of AC bitterly by waging his infamous War of the Currents, culminating in his creation of the first electric chair in an attempt to frighten people away from the use of Tesla's AC system of electricity.

Despite attempts to relegate Tesla to the back pages of history, there has been a growing wave of interest in the man and his great works. Some of this interest stems from Tesla's comments made in his later years concerning exotic inventions and fantastic tales of Death Rays and communicating with extraterrestrials.

It is now known that various governments were extremely interested in Tesla's ideas for weapons and limitless energy. So much so that after his death, the U.S. military confiscated boxes full of Tesla's research and writings.

Much of this material has never been revealed to the public. What is not so widely known is that Tesla often suffered from financial difficulties, forcing him to move from hotel to hotel as his debt increased. Many times Tesla had to move, leaving crates of his belongings behind. The hotels would hold on to Tesla's possessions for awhile, but would eventually have to auction them off in order to repay Tesla's outstanding bills.

Often these sold off boxes contained notes outlining some new invention or speculations on developing technology. How much was lost over the years no one will ever know. However, some material escaped the clutches of obscurity and has recently resurfaced after being separated and stored for decades.

This new book examines some of this lost science, as well as shocking new details of Tesla's life as written by himself in long forgotten notes. These explosive journals, if true, could show that Tesla was indeed the first man to receive communications from life forms not of this planet!

These communications so frightened Tesla that he spent the remaining years of his life secretly dedicated to discovering the true purpose of the alleged extraterrestrials -and devising new technologies to enable mankind to protect itself from possible enslavement from a race of creatures that once called Earth home, and humankind their children.

Timothy Green Beckley



"We are whirling through endless space, with an inconceivable speed, all around us everything is spinning, everything is moving, everywhere there is energy. There must be some way of availing ourselves of this energy more directly. Then, with the light obtained from the medium, with the power derived from it, with every form of energy obtained without effort, from the store forever inexhaustible, humanity will advance with giant strides. The mere contemplation of these magnificent possibilities expands our minds, strengthens our hopes and fills our hearts with supreme delight."

Nikola Tesla


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