In recent years, astronomers have been receiving mysterious radio signals from deep space, perhaps from other galaxies. These repeated bursts of radio signals, originating millions or billions of light years away, have spawned a theory that aliens exist. Scientists have not come to any conclusions about the source of these radio signals. They can be produced by cosmic activities, but legendary scientists like Tesla, Einstein, Edison and Marconi believed they came from aliens.
Nikola Tesla was the pioneer of modern technology. His inventions changed the world. Elon Musk paid tribute to Tesla by naming his electric vehicle company after him. With such a great mind, Tesla never downplayed the theory that aliens exist.
In 1901, Collier’s Weekly published an article titled “Talking with the Planets” by Nikola Tesla, where he mentioned receiving strange radio signals from outer space while experimenting in his laboratory in Colorado Springs in 1899.
Tesla was working on a machine capable of sending signals millions of kilometers from Earth. He shared an incident that simply terrified him. He said: “I can never forget the first sensations I experienced when I realized that I had observed something possibly of incalculable consequences for humanity. I felt present at the birth of new knowledge or the revelation of a great truth. Even now, I can sometimes vividly recall the incident and see my device as if it were actually in front of me. My first observations positively terrified me, for there was something mysterious in them, not to say supernatural, and I was alone in my laboratory at night; but at that time the idea that these disturbances were intelligently controlled signals did not yet present themselves to me.”
He went on to say that the changes his device noticed were not traceable. Tesla was aware of electrical disturbances produced by the Sun, Aurora Borealis and Earth currents, but they did not cause these signals. He said: “It was some time later that the thought came to my mind that the disturbances I had observed might be due to intelligent control.”
Tesla claimed that he had found a way to initiate interplanetary communication. Furthermore, he added: “At the present stage of progress, there would be no insurmountable obstacle in building a machine capable of transmitting a message to Mars, nor would there be great difficulty in recording the signals transmitted to us by the inhabitants of that planet. , if they are qualified electricians. Once communication was established, even in the simplest way, as by a mere interchange of numbers, progress towards more intelligible communication would be rapid.”
After Tesla, Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi, who perfected wireless telegraphy, claimed to have received signals that could have been sent by extraterrestrials.
On March 18, 1920, an article published in the American weekly quoted Marconi as saying: “During my experiments with wireless telegraphy I found the most surprising phenomenon. Most impressive of all is the reception by me personally of signals that I believe originated in space beyond our planet. I believe it is entirely possible that these signals were sent by the inhabitants of other planets to the inhabitants of Earth.”
He stated that he would not be surprised if there were humans on Mars. “While our own planet is a storehouse of wonders, we cannot accept as fact the general assumption that the inhabitants of our comparatively insignificant planet are more developed than the inhabitants (if any) of other planets,” he said. he argued.
Marconi’s statement was well supported by Thomas Edison. He believed that the mysterious signals detected by Marconi could be useful for the theory that aliens from other planets were trying to communicate with Earth. Interestingly, Edison also experienced the same. He said that one day, in the city of Orange, he was sitting on a pile of iron ore when the magnetic needle started to behave strangely. He immediately thought that this might have been due to static signals from other planets.
“If we accept Mr. Marconi that these signals are being sent by inhabitants of other planets, we must accept with her the theory of their advanced development,” Edison wrote. “Either they are our intellectual equals or our superiors. It would be stupid of us to assume that we have control of all the intelligence in the universe,” Edison said.
Tesla obviously supported Marconi’s statements. He asked to organize a corps of scientists to carry out the experiment to communicate with other planets. He explained that in 1899, when he received strange signals from space (probably from Mars), he wanted higher powers to fund his research on interplanetary communication, but they pressured him to abandon this idea.
Einstein also didn’t mock Marconi for his alien signals, he even suggested that extraterrestrials must have used rays of light (lasers) which he claimed could be easily controlled.