Have The Russians Broken
The Time Barrier?
By James Donahue
As a retired American
journalist I sometimes make the mistake of assuming that some of the scientific reports that appear in publications from other
parts of the world are based upon fact.
A recent story about
time travel experimentation that appeared in Russia’s Pravda, however, is so
incredible it makes me wonder if the writers aren’t making up stories for the pure edification of its readers.
The story, penned by
Olga Zharina, mentions a strange but unsubstantiated story about some American and British scientists who in 1995 send a weather
balloon attached to a rope into the midst of a spinning gray fog they observed over Antarctica.
The balloon disappeared for a while in the fog. When it was brought back they said a chronometer in the instruments recorded
a date that was 30 years earlier. The experiment was repeated and the team got the same results. The team suggested they were
looking at a “time gate,” but they could not explain it.
Zharina wrote that the
late Nikolay Kozyrev, a Russian astronomer, said he believed that the ability of humans to pass information through the collective
unconscious from both the future and the past, proved to him that moving objects and people through time was also possible.
The article then quotes
from an article by Russian author Gennady Belimov, known for his investigations of the paranormal, that claims a working time
machine was invented by Vadim Chernobrov and used successfully in 1987.
The Chernobrov device,
using electromagnetic fields, was found to slightly slow time for people placed within its field. The effect, however, was
very slight. After an hour of operation the report said time was slowed by just 1.5 seconds.
Another article found
on the web, its author unknown, proclaims Chernobrov’s time machine to be a fairy tale and the man to be a fraud.
The Belimov article said
some early experiments in parallel worlds were conducted while Stalin was in power but then halted when a scandal led to the
execution of 18 researchers and the imprisonment of 59 others.
The time travel experiments
were resumed for a while again under Khruschev but then suspended after eight researchers disappeared in an experiment in
1961. The story said buildings close to the facility where the experiments were done were damaged.
The Zharina story concludes
with another disastrous event on Aug. 30, 1989, when an explosion destroyed a 780-ton experimental module, the three scientists
working with or inside it, and a two-square kilometer island on the Anjou
archipelago, where the project was reinstated.
The story quotes from
an alleged message transmitted from the module before it disappeared. “We are dying but keep on conducting the experiment,”
a recorder said. “It is very dark here, we see all objects become double. Our hands and legs are transparent. We can
see veins and bones through the skin. The oxygen supply will be enough for 43 hours. The life support system is seriously
damaged. Our best regards to the families and friends.”
A story like that rivals
the American version of a time travel event, the well known Philadelphia
experiment. And like the American story, there is obviously a lot of story-telling, but little that can be substantiated.
Is time travel possible?
Psychic and remote viewer Aaron C. Donahue believes it is, but we are a long way from figuring out how to do it.