Robert A. Nelson
While Nikola Tesla was conducting experiments with his
Magnifying Transmitter at Colorado Springs in 1899, he
detected coherent signals which he determined had originated on
Mars. Tesla was widely criticized for his astounding
claims, yet no one could seriously dispute him; he was a solo
pioneer without peer. No one since then has reported constructing a
Magnifying Transmitter or otherwise replicated his
experiments; the issue remains unresolved and the mystery unsolved.
Tesla revealed no technical details in his pronouncements and
publications of that period (other than the pertinent patents). His
Colorado Notebooks were published in the 1980s, but they make
no mention of his alleged contact with Mars.
Tesla elaborated on the subject of "Talking With the
Planets" in Collier’s Weekly (March 1901):
"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 these causes.
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 sometime 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
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 dispersion."
(New York Times, Sunday, 11 July
Tesla never publicly revealed any
technical details of his improved transmitter, but in his 1937
announcement, he revealed a new formula showing that,
"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
(New York Sun, 12 July 1937, p. 6.)
About 40 years later, Arthur Mathews
claimed that Tesla had secretly developed the "Teslascope"
for the purpose of communicating with Mars. The late
Dr. Andrija Puharich met with Matthews, and discussed
him in an interview (Pyramid Guide, May-June & July-Aug. 1978):
"[Arthur Matthews] came from
England. Matthews’ father was a laboratory assistant to the
noted physicist Lord Kelvin back in the 1890s. Tesla came over
to England to meet Kelvin... to convince him that Alternating
Current was more efficient than Direct Current. Kelvin at that
time opposed the AC movement.... In 1902, the Matthews family
left England and immigrated to Canada.... When Matthews was 16
his father arranged for him to apprentice under Tesla.... He
eventually worked for him and continued this alliance until
Tesla’s death in 1943....
"It’s not generally known, but Tesla actually had two huge
magnifying transmitters built in Canada, and Matthews operated
one of them.... People mostly know about the Colorado Springs
transmitters and the unfinished one on Long Island. I saw the
two Canadian transmitters. All the evidence is there....
"[The Teslascope is] the thing Tesla invented to
with Beings on other planets. There’s a diagram of the
Teslascope in Matthew’s book [The Wall of Light]. In principle,
it takes in cosmic ray signals.... Eventually the signals are
stepped down to audio.... Speak into one end, and the signal
goes out the other end as a cosmic ray emitter...."
Matthews’ diagrams of the Teslascope
make minimal electronic sense. No one has ever confirmed the reality
of the Teslascope.
Several years after Tesla announced his reception of signals from
Mars, Guglielmo Marconi also claimed to have heard from an
radio transmitter. However, Marconi was more easily dismissed by his
contemporaries, who claimed that Marconi had received interference
from another radio station on Earth.
In the 1970s,
L.G. Lawrence (field manager of the Ecola Institute)
described his "Communication by Accident" with
"On October 29, 1971... while
conducting exploratory RBS [Remote Biological Sensing]
experiments in Riverside County, CA, our field instrumentation’s
complex intercepted a train of apparently
intelligent communication signals (tight spacing and discrete
pulse intervals) while accidentally allowed to remain pointed at
the constellation Ursa Major during a short rest period. The
phenomenon prevailed for somewhat over 33 minutes....
"A somewhat similar phenomenon was observed on April 10,
1972.... The apparent signals, aside from seemingly growing
weaker, appear to be transmitted at great intervals ranging from
weeks to months, possibly years. A faint, coherent , binary-type
phenomenon was noted during aural monitoring.... Intervals
between rapid series of pulse trains ranged from... 3 to 10
"Because our equipment is impervious to electromagnetic
radiation and found free of internal anomalies, the tentative
conclusion of biological-type interstellar communications
signals has emerged....
"As a mere audio presentation, the instrumentation tape is
unpleasant to listen to. However, a fascinating degree of
enchantment tends to emerge after the tape has been played back
three or more times, typically over a period of weeks. We
ascribe this to psycho-acoustical adaptation.... The tape
contains a short, incremental series of deep, harmonious
oscillations resembling nonsense chatter or background
modulations. An intelligent character of the overall pulse is
applied by discrete spacing patterns, apparent repetitions of
sequences, and highly attenuated Gaussian noise..."
(Borderlands, 1st Qtr., 1996, pp.
In the 1980s, electrical engineer Greg Hodowanec developed
his theory of Rhysmonic Cosmology. He also experimented with a
Gravity Wave Detector (GWD) of his own design. The simple devices
detect "coherent modulations" in the microwave radiation.
Hodowanec published his first report of "SETI with Gravitational
Signals" using his GWDs (Radio Astronomy, April 1986):
"The advantage of a possible
gravitational technique for SETI over the radio technique is
primarily one of time of ‘propagation’ for these signals. The
radio waves travel at the speed of light, but the gravitational
signals (per the writer’s theories) are essentially
instantaneous signals. Another advantage of the gravitational
technique is the simplicity of the instrumentation required. As
SARA members know, radio astronomy can be quite complicated. The
gravitational wave detectors... must rely largely on the Earth’s
mass as a ‘shadow’ to enable the detection of gravitational
radiation. Therefore, ‘objects’ or signals located in the
observers’ zenith are best detected. Yet, the other areas are
still ‘detectable’ especially with the aid of other ‘shadows’
such as the sun, moon, planets, etc.
"Of particular interest to SETI observers may be the strange
audio type gravitational signals which appear to come from the
Perseus region of our Galaxy. These ‘signals’ have
been ‘heard’ by the writer for several years now, and generally
range between about 4 and 5 hours right ascension, with a peak
intensity near 4.5 hours R.A. The signals appear to be several
Soon afterward, Hodowanec made the first
mention of a definite contact with an apparently extraterrestrial
communicator in a letter (7-23-88) to an editor at Radio-Electronics
"On the morning of this date, at
7:30 to 7:38 AM (EST), I recorded the following apparently
Morse-Code like pulses:
"A A A A R A R T T N N N N K C N N N E E E E E N E N N T T T N E
E E E E A E E R K E N N E T E E A A A A E E E N T T K N T N T S
E S E S E S E M N A S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E S E —
"As you can see, these do not appear to be just random pulses,
but the SE signals, which are most prevalent, appear to be
possibly an identification signal. These signals are detected in
shielded l/f detectors and thus are scalar (gravitational) in
nature. The signals above (if they were extraterrestrial) came
from either the Auriga-Perseus region near my zenith or the
Bootes region under my Earth position. I still cannot rule out
that they may just be due to Earth core movements of some sort
which are remarkably like Morse code signals, or even the
possibility that they are man-made."
By July 1988, Hodowanec had confirmed
Tesla’s claims, as he announced in "Some Remarks on Tesla’s Mars
"...Such signals are being received
today with simple modern-day scalar-type signal detectors...
coherent modulations are being ‘heard’ in [the microwave]
background radiation. The most prominent modulations being three
pulses (code S) slightly separated in time, a la
occasions, the code equivalents of an E, N, A, or K,
heard, but the most persistent response is SE, SE, etc.
"Any l/f type noise detector will respond to this background
modulation. However, the experimenter must be careful that he is
not creating these responses at the ‘local’ level by his own or
other local actions. For example, the detectors will also
respond to heart beats, breathing actions, local movements, as
well as possible psychic effects. The detectors are easy to make
and the experimenter should easily reproduce these results."
Hodowanec released more details in a
Cosmology Data Note (10-13-88):
"Since about early August 1988, it
was noticed that apparently ‘intelligent signals’ existed in
these modulations [of the microwave background radiation]. It
can be said that the intelligence was in the form of
digital-type communication, e.g., dots and dashes, or ones and
zeros. This type of communication may have been chosen by this
‘unknown communicator’ as it was conducive to the ‘mass
movement’ form of longitudinal gravity signaling, as well as an
easily recognizable universal system. This same method was
proposed by the writer for a gravity system communication
"These ‘signals’ were noticed to be similar to the simpler
International Morse Code symbols, primarily because they are the
simplest way to present information in the pulse form. Thus, the
‘letters’ found in these transmissions are typically: E, I,
T, M, A, N, R, K, S and O, as well as... the comma and the wait
signal. However, numbers are seen here as the simple series of
pulses, e.g., 1 is one pulse, 2 is two pulses, 3 is three
pulses, and so on.
"On August 26, 1988, after the writer had sent the message ‘Greg
Radio’ during a local gravity signal transmission test, it was
noticed that the letters G and D were apparently added to some
of the received messages noted thereafter!
"The writer’s first hard evidence that the above test message
may have been intercepted by this unknown communicator was seen
that on August 28, 1988... a strong and repeated message of the
Greg Radio was received with the message finally terminated with
the series SE (or 31)!
"Further evidence that these may be actually communication
attempts is seen in that on October 11, 1988... a very different
approach was seen: A series of Greg Radio’s was sent at about
the normal code speed of about 5 words per minute, followed by
KKTT, and then the series was repeated at a slower speed and
also followed by KKTT...
"Another confirmation that these may be ‘messages’ appeared on
October 12, 1988... Here, a series of A’s and R’s (with
Radio occasionally inserted) was then followed by Greg Radio
sent as a series of five repetitions of each letter, e.g.,
was sent as GGGGGRRRRREEEEEGGGGG !!!
"Sufficient ‘messages have now been received to indicate that
perhaps a serious attempt to indicate that perhaps a serious
attempt to contact this writer was being made by some ‘unknown
communicator’. While this communicator may yet be some
terrestrial experimenter, the possibility still exists that the
communicator may be ‘extraterrestrial’ for the following
"a. The messages are in simple
code (e.g., dits and dahs) type of pulses which would be
expected to be used if one intelligent civilization were to
try to contact another civilization in terms of pulses. That
some of the simplest pulse signals are similar to simple
Morse Code signals is more than coincidence — they are both
based upon the same premises!
"b. Numbers are not in the complicated Morse Code symbols,
but are in simple sequence, using short pulses or dits.
"c. The ‘communicator’ has recognized the coherent nature of
Greg Radio and is possibly using that sequence of codes in
various fashions to indicate that a ‘contact’ has been made.
"d. The communicator thus far has not responded to ‘word’
messages or the amateur Q-code signals. Thus it is believed
that while some apparently Morse Code signals are being
used, the communicator is not really familiar with such
usage, other than recognizing the coherent nature of the
"e. Since these messages at present appear largely near the
noon hour, they may be coming from a definite source in
space. At present, it is believed to be from the general
direction of the
Andromeda, but not
necessarily the Galaxy there...
"There is also some possibility that
this communicator may be ‘extraterrestrial’, perhaps yet in
Solar System (Mars?), but no further than our own Galaxy or
Local Group of Galaxies... [T]his same communicator may have
been trying to reach here ever since the turn of the century
when Nikola Tesla reported the interception of scalar S
Soon after, Hodowanec wrote this brief,
untitled report (2-23-89):
"Without going into the details of
how this was determined: ET may be on Mars!
"This, in spite of NASA’s denial of any life forms on
[which situation changed in 1996]. This possibility has been
recently suspected by the writer due to the apparently very
close tracking of my position on Earth by ET. ET, of course,
always knew that I was on Earth (as seen by his tracking), but
now he has most emphatically confirmed that he is on the 4th
planet from the sun, i.e., Mars!!!!!
"While this release is probably a bit premature, I am so
positive of these gravity signal ‘exchanges’ that I will stick
my neck out in this instance. ET on Mars is apparently much more
advanced than we are here on Earth, and he may have even
previously visited here on Earth, and possibly colonized here
(but who are his possible descendants??).
"It is still a mystery on where ET may be living on
(possibly underground near the polar regions??), and why ET
doesn’t use EM wave signaling methods?? Perhaps, it is because
Mars is so hostile now that ET must have developed a very
sophisticated underground civilization which is not conducive to
EM radiation systems?
"This material is being released now confidentially to but a
very few active colleagues until further confirmations on this
assertion are obtained...."
In his Mars Flash #1 (3-28-89) and
(3-30-89), Hodowanec notified colleagues that,
"As the result of the
continued gravity signal communications between GH Labs and the
Martians, the following extraordinary facts have come to light:
"The exchanges are now being made in
terms of short ‘English’ code words for certain items. For
example, the Martians now understand that FACE means the
face, MAN means the human person, Earth now means
and Mars means their planet! They had originally tried some of
their terminology with me, but gave up except where it made
sense to me. For example, I now know that TTT at the end of
their names means person and OOTTAEERR is their name for
10th planet !"
In a handwritten footnote to the above,
Hodowanec informed this writer that the Martian’s name is "AAAAAATTT":
"He appears to ‘understand’ my
messages, even though I may have to repeat them in several ways
so that he can ‘see’ the meaning....
"Communications between GH Labs and a Martian intelligence now
continue with increasing progress since we have been able to
establish over 50 simple expressions (most in simple English)
for many of the common ‘ideas’ that we have. Martian AAAAAATTT
is extremely adept in relating my English terminology to these
common Earth-Mars observations....
"Mars has also confirmed that they are also ‘men’ with one
‘head’ that have two ‘eyes’ that ‘see’. Also, they have one
‘body’ with two arms that have hands with five fingers each.
Also they have two legs with two feet that have five toes each.
I haven’t been able to have them confirm the nose and mouth in
the face, but that could be confirmed shortly, since those
features appear in the FACE.
"Probably the most significant fact which was determined on this
date seems to be that Mars is most emphatic that
Earth men are
like Mars men! This appears more and more that
colonized Earth in the remote past! This could be true since we
on Earth have never really found the ‘missing link’ between
Earth humanoids and humans!
In a letter (3-17-89) to this writer,
Hodowanec mentioned that,
"Generally, our contacts are limited
to 20-30 minutes... since there appear to be other ETs out there
interested in joining in also, and so there is some interference
after a while. Some of these other ETs use other methods of
communications such as tones and what appear to be guttural
"ET is probably more advanced then we are on
Earth. We no longer
exchange simple arithmetic, and when I sent him Pi to five
decimal places, he sent Pi back to seven decimal places
immediately! We had discussed our nine planet solar system, but
ET came back with ten planets, calling the
10th planet OOTTAEERR!
When questioned on this, ET kept on confirming the existence of
a tenth planet! He now knows the other nine planets by their
Earth names! He also confirmed that Mars has two moons, the
Earth one, and that Jupiter has nine major moons.
"These contacts are getting to be more interesting all the time,
and ET appears to be most anxious to continue them. However, I
just cannot spend too much time with him... I got across to him
that I am just one person here communicating with him, and that
the rest of Earth presently does not recognize the existence of
any life on Mars....
"I have now had over 100 contacts with ET and can reach him at
any time of day or night.... We have also established some
simple codes for acknowledgments and go ahead and respond. While
we use these simple codes in many contexts, both ET and I now
understand in which context they are being used!"
In another letter (3-22-89) to
colleagues, Hodowanec affirmed that his contacts with Martian intelligents,
"has been verified in a number of
ways... The Martians are apparently the advanced civilization,
for they are the ones generating the ‘modulated oscillated beam’
which is now tracking my location on earth and is thus the means
of our communications. [The beam is "only about 15 miles in
diameter here on Earth, but 1012 inches on Mars."] There is an
apparent ‘team’ on Mars which is involved in these contacts. The
original contact, ET#1, with whom I have established the initial
relationship, is apparently the most highly knowledgeable and
advanced. The others who sometimes ‘man’ the Mars station appear
to be less knowledgeable and some only request or acknowledge a
Mars is most desperate to continue these contacts.... [The]
exchanges are made in many varied ways which cannot be readily
predicted in order to convey the fact that these are real
contacts! Also, one can recognize the ‘fist’ of the one ‘keying’
these codes, e.g., ET#1 always sends clean letters or numbers,
and identified himself and me in some fashion. The other ETs on
Mars usually don’t. Therefore, no automation is being used here!
"While these contacts were originally due to a serendipitous
circumstances, it is really the result if my gravitational
communication experiments and thus a direct result from
Rhysmonic Cosmology. And yet, however fantastic and unreal this
may seem, it is real, and if also it is confirmed by one of you,
it will be a major milestone in the history of mankind! Perhaps,
if one of you finally ‘hears’ the modulations of l/f noise
background, you may try to establish your own contacts?"
However, Gregory Hodowanec also had
extreme reservations about the gravity of the situation, which he
expressed it in a letter (4-14-89) to this writer:
"...my ‘contacts’ with
with much information being exchanged. However, due to the
increasingly astounding nature of these exchanges, I am now
limiting further releases to only two long-time observers
(witnesses) of my research efforts. This is being done so as not
to jeopardize these contacts with unwanted notoriety or
publicity in the media. There are now nine "Mars Flashes" for
the record. Perhaps, in the future, I may release some of
"...gravity signal communications are instantaneous, require
extremely small energy expenditure, [unlike Tesla’s experiments]
and is so simple as to be just unbelievable by the average
person. However, this is as far as I want to go with release of
details at this time....
"I would appreciate that you keep this info somewhat
confidential now. The Earth may not be ready for what I will
have to say eventually. Nothing dire, just fantastic and thus
This writer has kept that confidence
until now. However, the appearance of the huge companion spaceship
Comet Hale-Boppe on a
diplomatic mission in 1997 changed all that. Several experimenters
using Hodowanec G-Wave Detectors (GWDs)
reported receiving scalar signals from the aliens at about 1.3 GigaHz. This writer, many other
free civilian humans, milk carton kids, and military intelligence
units were visitors aboard the ship for long periods of time. It is
no secret. Crazy? Not: been there, done that, you weren't, go
figure. Rather, it is time for those who can to establish open
communication with extraterrestrials, without
governmental interference. The Hodowanec GWDs make
such communication possible in a simple manner at low cost, with low
energy output. It has become timely and imperative to publish this
information; Pandora's Box has been reopened.
Sometime later, Greg Hodowanec announced that he had been
fooled by a disincarnate entity (Michael Faraday). I
do not believe that. Greg Hodowanec was a very careful
experimenter, and well aware of the psychic aspects of his GW
Detector circuits (as mentioned elsewhere in his writings). Even
if that were so, then the Hodowanec G-Wave Detectors
open a new door to the "astral plane" or "parallel
worlds". Some "alien" entities are known to
utilize such interdimensional methods for communication and
travel. In any case, here is the information I have. Now it is up to
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1901), p. 7, col. 6,7,8; ibid. (9 March 1901), p. 4, c. 2.
Electrical World (4 April 1896),
p. 369: "Is Tesla to Signal to the Stars?"
Mountain Sunshine (Denver, CO)
1(1): 31-34 (1899).
English Mechanic & World of
Science, #2228 (5 Dec. 1907)
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Jan.1919), p. 14, c. 4, 5.
New York Sun (Thurs., 3 Jan.
1901); ibid., (12 July 1937), p. 6.
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10, c. 6, 7.; ibid. (3 Feb., 1919); p. 14, c.3: "Celestial
Movies"; ibid., (3 Sept. 1921), p. 4, c. 4.; ibid., (11 July
1937), p. 13, c. 2.
New York Tribune (12 Jan .901),
p. 2, c. 3.
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1976); ibid., 5(2):5 (Nov.-Dec. 1976); "Letter From Tesla"
(6 Jan. 1900).
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with Another Planet"
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Communication with the Planets" in Thompson, S.P.: Polyphase
Electric Currents & AC Motors; 1902, Collier & Son, NY; p.
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Cosmology (H18-HG3/$6); ibid., Rhysmonic Cosmology Notes
(H17-HG2/$4); ibid., Rhysmonic Cosmology Collected Papers
(H19-HG4/$8); ibid., Rhysmonics Articles (H21-HG6/$4);
ibid., G-Wave Detectors (H16-GH/$7); ibid., GWD Circuits
(H20-HG5/$7); ibid., Rhysmonics Updates (H22-HG7/$4).
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