Is time travel possible – 5 Myths Uncovered
As a child growing up I was fascinated (and still am) with the UK TV series Dr Who and his time travelling companions. Shows such as Quantum Leap further fueled my passion about the possibility of time travel, whilst stories such as H.G.Wells “The Time Machine” set my imagination in overdrive.
Just the idea of being able to step forward or backwards in time or even to be able to control time is enough to set even the most skeptical imagination alight. After all we have start to travel in space, why not in time?
Is it an idea, a dream, a fantasy or is time travel (in some form) already starting to happen? Maybe these 5 stories will convince you otherwise;
1. USS Eldridge – The Philadelphia Experiment
In 1943, the US Navy conducted an experiment to make their ships “invisible” to radar and even view. As the US were considering entering the Second World War, it was imperative that having command of the atlantic was top most priority.
According to eye witnesses, the destroyer USS Eldridge (used in the experiment) simply “vanished” in a blue haze, only to appear 200 miles away in Norfolk, Virginia almost 30mins before the experiment started, before re-appearing back in Philadelphia
It was even reported that some of the crew member continued to disappear and reappear after the experiment.
Had the US Navy created not only a teleportation system but also a time travelling machine?
Whatever really happened the project files by the US navy are still sealed to this day some 75 years later.
2. Project Pegasus
In the 70’s, 140 children were used in experimental time-travel tests. They typically sent children because of design limitations that made it difficult for adults to jump. Any adults that actually managed the jumps, despite the limitations, suffered psychological trauma. Children seemed to psychology adapt better to these jumps. However, the jumps were not always safe as one child returned from his temporal voyage before his legs. Alfred Webre reports, “He was writhing in pain with just stumps where his legs had been.”
Washington-based attorney Andrew Basiago, a former child jumper, claims that future presidents like Clinton and Barack Obama were also children who were involved in these experiments. Basiago claims that he was sent to several famous events in history like the Gettysburg Address and that him and some of the other children even met George Washington.Is it an idea, a dream, a fantasy or is time travel (in some form) already starting to happen? Click To Tweet
3. Time Travelling Hipster
The above photo named the “time travelling hipster”, has been doing the rounds on the internet for some time now. This picture was found on the Virtual Museum of Canada website and dates all the way back to 1941. The picture is said to be the reopening of the South Fork Bridge in the early 40s in Gold Bridge, B.C, Canada.
While it is a completely normal photograph, one cannot help but notice this gentleman in hipster clothes. Could he have been travelling back in time or is it some elaborate hoax, cleverly crafted through Photoshop?
4. Time Travelling Artifacts
From an 800 year old mobile phone produced in a clay tablet found in Austria through to a perfectly formed metal watch discovered when a previously undisturbed giant coffin in the 400-year-old Si Qing tomb in Shangsi County, China in December 2008 was eventually opened.
Suggestions have been made that the only plausible explanation is time travellers had gone back from the future with objects like these
5. Time Traveling Celebrities
In recent years the internet has come awash with a new line in time travelling celebrities. Could it be that these artists have been able to travel in time or have simply just been unlucky to look exactly as someone else in the past?
According to one article Paul Mournet, who was born in 1847 and although he is recorded as dead in 1922, his body was never found. This is because Paul Mournet didn’t die. He is Keanu Reeves!
I think we will leave that one there shall we?