| Earthquake machine |
(“Conspiracy theory”, WMD, Earthquake)
|Interest of||Nikola Tesla|
|A weapon of mass destruction which would trigger an earthquake|
If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration. (Nikola Tesla)
|Mythbusters tried to debunk the Tesla machine - They initially laugh at the idea, but became uneasy at the end of the show|
In 1896 Nikola Tesla was working on oscillations to be used for energy transfer. The idea was to create a steam-powered oscillator, able to create various frequencies. Tesla later explained this principle to reporter Allan L. Besnson, who published in February 1912 an article about Tesla's resonator in The World Today magazine:
He put his little vibrator in his coat-pocket and went out to hunt a half-erected steel building. Down in the Wall Street district, he found one, ten stories of steel framework without a brick or a stone laid around it. He clamped the vibrator to one of the beams, and fussed with the adjustment until he got it. Tesla said finally the structure began to creak and weave and the steel-workers came to the ground panic-stricken, believing that there had been an earthquake. Police was called out. Tesla put the vibrator in his pocket and went away. Ten minutes more and he could have laid the building in the street. And, with the same vibrator, he could have dropped the Brooklyn Bridge into the East River in less than an hour."