One of the late Arthur C. Clarke’s famous quotes is “ANY SUFFICIENTLY ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY WILL APPEAR INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM MAGIC.” When things are hard to believe, people often refuse to believe and skeptics have a field day. One of the things I try to do in my Alien Log books and my lecture is to remove the mystique associated with UFOs. I try to give a “nuts & bolts” explanation for the fantastic things that have been reported. I believe my years as an engineering professor have prepared me for this by teaching me how to explain complex things is a way that is easy to understand. I try to do this using only three dimensions plus time and using classical physics plus a little relativity thrown in. I stay away from parallel universes, eleven dimensions, worm holes, and time travel. While I do believe that time dialation does allow us to go into the future, I am skeptical about going backward in time.
Trained observers have reported UFOs making maneuvers at fantastic speeds, well beyond our own technological capabilities. 100 G accelerations and high G manuvers with near right angle turns are just a few things these craft are capable of doing. Any skeptic reading reports of 100 G accelerations will use that as evidence that the reports can’t be true else the occupants would be crushed. Our best pilots in our best planes are limited to 10 Gs before damage occurs to the plane or the pilot. The same goes for right angle turns. Another observation is these craft have been clocked flying at thousands of mile per hour yet they do not produce shock waves. How can that be?
There is a wealth of information on UFOs in the form of sightings by highly credible and highly trained witnesses. I believe that by laying out this information it is possible to formulate a hypothesis as to how the above speeds and maneuvers can be accomplished without invoking inter-dimensional travel or wormholes.
In 1947, the German Government commissioned the famous rocket scientist, the late Hermann Oberth, to study the issue of UFO sightings. In his report, he concluded that UFOs were not built by human beings and that they were flying by means of artificial gravity. Other scientists who have studied the issue have agreed that they are somehow creating or manipulating gravity. I AGREE! Propulsion by means of gravitational fields is the ONLY explanation that makes sense to me.
Ask any physicist what gravity is and they will give you a long winded description of what gravity does and how to measure it but they can’t tell you with certainty what gravity is. They may try to explain that gravity is an exchange of subatomic particles called gravitons. The theory that has the most followers is that gravity is produced by a Higgs particle, what ever that is. With this in mind, you might well ask how then could we produce a gravitational field?
I will take you back to 1915 and my hero, Albert Einstein, who told us in his famous General Relativity Theory that there is a connection between gravitational fields and electromagnetic fields. He predicted that light (electromagnetic radiation) from a star passing a strong gravitational field (the sun) would be deflected 1.75 arc-seconds. In 1919, one of his ardent followers, Sir Arthur Eddington, went on expedition to an island near Africa during a solar eclipse and proved Einstein was right.
So, it seems that gravity can affect light. It seems logical then to assume that light can affect or even produce gravity. In 1934 professor Richard C. Tolman from California Institute of Technology wrote a remarkable textbook titled Relativity, Thermodynamics, and Cosmology. In pages 274 to 285 in this book he derived a relationship between the gravitational field generated by light and that produced by a particle of mass. He concluded that light (electromagnetic radiation) was twice as effective as mass in producing a gravitational field. In 2007, at a joint conference on propulsion by AIAA-ASME-SAE-ASEE , Dr. Dan Brasoveanu and Dr. Constantin Sandu presented landmark papers on gravity propulsion using light. This was published as paper AIAA 2007 – 5128 in AIAA’s peer reviewed journal of propulsion.
In my first book, Alien Log, Corey an astrophysicist with a passion for UFOs, runs his hands over the surface of a crashed UFO and explains to his boss, Colonel Pete Mitchell, that the aliens are somehow manipulating electromagnetic fields to produce gravitational fields. Ok, you might say, how does that allow them to accelerate at 100 Gs and make right angle turns without crushing the occupants? That’s a fair question and for the answer I will turn again to my hero, Einstein. He was famous for doing thought experiments so let’s do one.
I am going to place you in the nose of a large rocket and give you a cell phone so that we can chat during our experiment. I light the fuse and off you go. “What’s happening?” I ask. “I am being pulled down into my couch and my G-meter is reading 4 Gs,” you say. I watch as you rise up into the sky and suddenly the flames fizzle out as you continue to coast upward. “What’s happening now?” I ask. “I’m floating out of my couch and my G-meter reads zero,” you say. I continue watching as the rocket reaches its peak altitude and then begins to fall. “What’s happening now?” I ask. “Well, nothing has changed. I’m still floating and my G-meter still reads zero,” you say. “But wait,” I say, “you are now accelerating toward Earth at one G! Had we done this experiment on a very large planet, you could be accelerating toward the planet at perhaps 100 Gs!”
So you see, if we had the ability to project a strong 100 G gravitational field in front of the craft, we would simply free fall into it and there would be no sensation of acceleration. If we suddenly projected the field to our right, we would make an abrupt right turn but with no sensation. We could produce the same effect with a negative gravitational field except we would free fall away from the field. A negative field has another advantage. By projecting it in front of our craft, we could warn air molecules that we are coming well in advance so they could move out of the way and avoid the pileup associated with shock waves at supersonic speeds. In my lecture, The Science Behind Alien Encounters, I show two photographs of a UFO kicking up dust as it is taking off from a dusty field. Dust particles are being excluded in an annular area beneath the UFO. I use this as evidence that, indeed, they are being propelled by means of a negative gravitational field.
More on the evidence for propulsion by a negative gravitational field as well as how UFOs are able to cloak themselves and do other wonderful things in a later blog.