The invisibility cloak from the Harry Potter books is “real” and you can thank Canada for it. The Canadian firm HyperStealth Biotechnology Corp. claimed to have invented an invisibility cloak but the details are classified. Purportedly, the cloak is made of light-bending technology that reflects the surroundings of the wearer. While there’s a debate over how “invisible” this really makes someone, some believe the technology will develop to the point it actually does becomes effective.
CBS News says that scientists at UC Berkeley have made material which can cause objects to disappear. The material consists of silver mirror, silicon oxide and silicon nitride, allowing it to cover three-dimensional objects and bend light away from them to conceal the bump they would otherwise make beneath the fabric. Majid Gharghi, the head of the research team, has said they have only been able to make objects the size of a red blood cell “disappear.”
Psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich claimed the world is full of the energy of untapped life forces, or orgone energy. Reich theorized that all life and life actions (including sex) created orgone energy. Traumatizing events, on the other hand, blocked this energy and could cause illnesses. In 1940, Reich invented an orgone accumulator, a cube constructed of layers of organic and metallic materials, which attracted orgone energy and the transmitted it into the body of the human inside the accumulator. Reich said his orgone accumulator could cure cancer, but the FDA ordered it destroyed. After disobeying an injunction, Reich spent the rest of his life in jail, dying in 2007. His will stipulated that his work on the accumulator be sealed for fifty years.
While congressional hearings on drones focus on the legal and ethical issues surrounding the use of hardware like Predator and Reaper, analysts suspect the technology has moved way beyond anything publicly declared. Purportedly there are drones in development that can do more than survey and bomb. The Russian Mikoyan Skat is rumored to be able to attack enemies in the air — a sort of remote-controlled dog fight. The EADS Cassidian Barracuda, developed by Germany and Spain, supposedly can strafe and perform direct ground attacks. All of these projects, however, are still kept closely under wraps.
Searle Effect Generator
For over sixty years, John Searle has held the secret to abundant, fuel-less energy. In the 1940s, he came up with the Searle Effect Generator, a machine that used magnetic rollers rotating around a fixed point to generate a clean and sustainable energy source. By the 1960s, he embarked on a major advertising campaign to publicize his ideas and get the funding necessary to scale up production. But rather than embrace Searle’s innovation, the U.S. government shrugged him off, which hurt his credibility with the scientific community. Searle, however, is so confident in his invention that even today he is still sharing his vision through the internet.
In 1992, maverick Russian scientist Yevgeny Podkletnov found a way to shield an object from the full effects of gravity. When he place on object over a superconducting ceramic disc, he was able to reduce its weight by about 2%, the first indicator that an antigravity machine is possible. NASA, Boeing, and other organizations have looked into Podkletnov’s work, even while publicly proclaiming that it can’t be possible. Some conspiracy theorists believe that these huge research facilities have actually perfected Podkletnov’s technique but are unwilling to go public with their findings.
BAE Systems AB is the company behind Adaptiv, the technology that gave us the UK’s “invisible tank.” Adaptiv is a super-secret project that uses dragon-like scales to change the heat signature of an object. When viewed through infrared goggles or radar, BAE says a tank can “disappear.” So why aren’t we using it yet?
At the top of any list of conspiracy theories is the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP). The official story is that HAARP uses a high-powered transmitter to “excite the ionosphere” for scientific study. Supposedly, these power blasts affect a radius of only a few miles and, while they are supposed to mimic the effects of the sun on the earth’s atmosphere, they are in no way powerful enough to actually change weather patterns. But since HAARP went online in the early 1990s, the number of severe weather events has skyrocketed worldwide. Can the facility trigger earthquakes? Has it developed a death ray?
Another conspiracy theory about HAARP is that the radio waves can be used for mind control. The technology to create a “Manchurian Candidate” assassin would be a powerful tool, should it exist. In that scenario, messages can be sent direct to people’s minds via radio waves or even psychically using “remote influencing,” which is the dark side of remote viewing, a type of ESP which governments have dabbled in.
Reverse-Engineered UFO Technology
Since 1947, some incredible technology has come out of U.S. government projects: transistors, fiber optics, night vision goggles, Kevlar body armor, and stealth technology, to name a few. Many conspiracy theorists believe that some of the biggest technological breakthroughs are the result of the reverse-engineering of alien technology, specifically from the UFO that crashed at Roswell in 1947.
One argument for saving the rainforest is that there are thousands of natural cures that may free humankind from disease. (Some say that the homeopathic and ayurvedic medicines already possess that power.) However, since many popular prescription drugs meant merely to manage symptoms, Big Pharma has millions of people “addicted” to their drugs, with no monetary motivation to find a cure. While there may be a cure for cancer in the rainforest or the Himalayas, if it can’t be monetized, it may never be “discovered.”
During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military seeded clouds above the Ho Chi Minh Trial with silver iodide, causing downpours and slowing the Vietcong supply effort. When the project was made public in 1972, the military said it would stop using weather as a weapon. But what about the torrential Pakistani floods or the Russian heatwave of 2010? A Russian Foreign Ministry publication wrote, “Climate weapons may be reaching their target capacity and may be used to provoke droughts, erase crops, and induce various anomalous phenomena in certain countries.” However, there is no evidence the U.S. modified the weather to weaken their “enemies.”
We’re not inventing this one so much as borrowing it. At Area 51, the nearest military base to the Roswell crash, a number of secret aircraft tests that have taken place in the skies over New Mexico. Even if aliens aren’t involved, there is suspicion that we have taken downed spacecraft and turned them into American military aircraft. Not with the previously-mentioned “reverse engineering,” but just… using the exact same spaceship.
From 1947 to 1969, Project Blue Book operated out of Hangar 18 and documented 12,618 UFO sightings. Some think that the sightings were actually salvage missions in which the government collected alien technology for later use.
In 1943, at the height of WWII, the naval shipyard in Philadelphia, PA, was the site of the Philadelphia Experiment, in which the harbor filled with a greenish fog and, when the mists lifted, a fully-staffed destroyer had disappeared. When the USS Eldridge reappeared several minutes later, the surviving crew reported feeling disoriented and nauseous. Purportedly, the experiment in teleportation (which would have greatly improved trans-Atlantic troop movements) was a disaster.
But since then, rumors about the Montauk Project, a series of tests about teleportation, time travel, and psychic manipulation conducted in the 1960s and 70s with the support of the Department of Defense, have made it clear that teleportation is still being explored. Could it already have been fully achieved and we just don’t know it yet?