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Did Tesla Discover the Secrets of Antigravity?
The first of four candid photos taken of Tesla at a press conference at the Hotel New Yorker July 10, 1935, his seventy-ninth birthday.

Nikola Tesla has been credited for the creation of much of the technology that we take for granted today.

Without the genius of Tesla we would not have:

  • Radio,
  • Television,
  • AC electricity,
  • Tesla coil,
  • Flourescent lighting,
  • Neon lighting,
  • Radio control devices,
  • Robotics,
  • X-rays,
  • Radar,
  • Microwaves and
  • Dozens of other amazing inventions.

Quite an impressive list you must say.

Because of this, it is no surprise that Tesla also delved into the world of flight and possibly, antigravity. In fact, his last patent in 1928 (#6,555,114), was for a flying machine that resembled both a helicopter and an airplane.

Before he died, Tesla reportedly devised plans for the engine of a spaceship. He called it the anti-electromagnetic field drive or Space Drive.

William R. Lyne writes in Occult Ether Physics (Creatopia Productions), that a lecture Tesla prepared for the Institute of Immigrant Welfare (May. 12, 1938), dealt with his Dynamic Theory of Gravity. Tesla said in his lecture that this was: “One of two far reaching discoveries, which I worked out in all details in the years 1893 and 1894.”

While researching Tesla’s statements, Lyne discovered that more complete statements concerning these discoveries could only be gleaned from scattered and sparse sources, because Tesla’s papers are concealed in government vaults for national security reasons. When Lyne specifically asked for these papers at the National Security Research Center (now the Robert J. Oppenheimer Research Center) in 1979, he was denied access because they were still classified.

In his 1938 lecture, Tesla said he was progressing with the work, and hoped to give the theory to the world very soon.


The two great discoveries to which Tesla referred, were:

1. The Dynamic Theory of Gravity

Which assumed a field of force which accounts for the motions of bodies in space.

Assumption of this field of force dispenses with the concept of space curvature (ala Einstein); the ether has an indispensable function in the phenomena (of universal gravity, inertia, momentum, and movement of heavenly bodies, as well as all atomic and molecular matter).

2. Environmental Energy

The Discovery of a new physical Truth: there is no energy in matter other than that received from the environment. (Which goes against Einstein’s E=mc2).

The usual Tesla birthday announcement – on his 79th birthday (1935) – Tesla made a brief reference to the theory saying it applies to molecules and atoms as well as to the largest heavenly bodies, and to “… all matter in the universe in any phase of its existence from its very formation to its ultimate disintegration“.

In an article, Man’s Greatest Achievement, Tesla outlined his Dynamic Theory of Gravity by saying that the luminiferous ether fills all space. The ether is acted upon by the life-giving creative force and is thrown into “infinitesimal whirls” (“micro helices“) at near the speed of light, becoming ponderable matter. When the force subsides and motion ceases, matter reverts to the ether (a form of “atomic decay”).

Man can harness these processes to: Precipitate matter from the ether. Create whatever he wants with the matter and energy derived. Alter the earth’s size. Control earth’s seasons (weather control). Guide earth’s path through the Universe, like a spaceship. Cause the collisions of planets to produce new suns and stars, heat, and light. Originate and develop life in infinite forms.

When Tesla was 82, instead of speaking at a dinner party, he issued a written statement. Although this was soon after he had been struck by a car, his mind was obviously still capable of mounting an attack on Einstein’s theory of relativity:

“I have worked out a dynamic theory of gravity in all details and hope to give this to the world very soon.”

It explains the causes of this force and the motions of heavenly bodies under its influence so satisfactorily that it will put an end to idle speculations and false conceptions, as that of curved space.

According to the relativists, space has a tendency to curvature owing to an inherent property or presence of celestial bodies. “Granting a semblance of reality to this fantastic idea, it is still very self-contradictory. Every action is accompanied by an equivalent reaction and the effects of the latter are directly opposite to those of the former. Supposing that the bodies act upon the surrounding space causing curvature of the same, it appears to my simple mind that the curved spaces must react on the bodies and, producing the opposite effects, straighten out the curves.

“Since action and reaction are coexistent, it follows that the supposed curvature of space is entirely impossible – However, even if it existed it would not explain the motions of the bodies as observed. Only the existence of a field of force can account for them and its assumption dispenses with space curvature. All literature on this subject is futile and destined to oblivion.”

It is a great pity that Tesla never published his dynamic theory of gravity.

Modern thinking about gravity suggests that when a heavy object moves it emits gravitational waves that radiate at the speed of light. These gravity waves behave in similar ways to many other types of waves. Tesla’s greatest inventions were all based on the study of waves. He always considered sound, light, heat, X-rays and radio waves to be related phenomena that could be studied using the same sort of maths.

His differences with Einstein suggest that he had extended this thinking to gravity.

In the 1980s he was proved to be right. A study of energy loss in a double neutron star pulsar called PSR 1913 + 16 proved that gravity waves exist. Tesla’s idea that gravity is a field effect is now taken more seriously than Einstein took it.

Unfortunately, Tesla never revealed what had led him to this conclusion.

He never explained his theory of gravitation to the world. The attack he made on Einstein’s work was considered outrageous by the scientific establishment of the time, and only now do we have enough understanding of gravity to realize that he was right.

Resource: The Lost Journals of Nikola Tesla (Get it from Amazon)

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    Aug 28, 2019


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  2. Robert
    Jul 16, 2019

    …. reaction and action being co+existing – imagine a loop in space time – creating from waves and ether …. Anything – gravity – movement and time … endless possibilities …. Tesla was so far ahead and still is in many respects

  3. Arch Robison
    Feb 09, 2019

    “In fact, his last patent in 1928 (#6,555,114)” — that patent number is by someone else. See .

  4. George Tait Edwards
    Jun 29, 2017

    I think Tesla discovered that gravity is due to the the residual electromagnetic spinfield of all atoms which is in turn a product of electromagnetic resonance between atoms. See my essay about this at

    If I am right, and I think I may be because that it seems otherwise an enormous coincidence that g/e – r/W, then there would be considerable consequences from that,then an electro-gravitational star drive might be possible.

    But it’s down to testing it out, and who can tell?

    I think Tesla could have told us.

    • Miodrag Prokic
      Oct 30, 2017

      I have similar conceptual thinking about electromagnetic origins and nature of gravitation, linked to internal electromagnetic states or nature of atoms and masses, that are mutually and globally interacting, and creating convenient polarization that are manifesting as gravitational attraction. See more here:

  5. Miodrag Prokic
    Aug 25, 2016

    I tried to explain much larger background of Tesla’s Dynamic Gravity Theory. You could read here my elaborations:

  6. pi x phi
    Nov 19, 2015

    People seem to forget something …. Dunno the guru or swami’s name but tesla did not seem to be looking for something to improve or invent but rather listen .And persieve witch lead to greatness I think back in those days his pineal gland worked over time and wuz not like the ones u and i work with today

  7. WayneCa
    Aug 03, 2015

    It was pointed out to me that, since nothing can travel faster than light, you cannot factor its square to achieve an answer. To do so requires that the object in question travel faster than light (including Energy). This makes total sense to a non-physicist like myself. Would any physicist like to explain this to me?

  8. Adrian
    Jun 28, 2014

    Tesla was the greatest scientist ever. I am wondering why “they” let him live.
    Do you know that some of his patents have been highly classified immediately after first test?
    We know the answer. The energy must be conventional and not for free.

  9. Roy G. Biv
    Mar 12, 2014

    What one needs to realize is that any one particular scientist may hold some ideas that even he/she will change/modify/discard as more information comes to light. This is the nature and beauty of science; “correcting” itself as more information is collected. Tesla’s rejection of Einstein’s E=mc2, is one area where Tesla was mistaken. This takes nothing away from Tesla for his many other discoveries, ideas, and inventions. There is now overwhelming evidence that E=mc2 is correct. There is also much astronomical observation that gravity affects light in the exact way Einstein predicted. As far as gravity waves are concerned, whether they exist or not is still open to much debate. Just because a particular scientist holds some ideas that later evidence supports or doesn’t support takes nothing away from the scientists themselves. The “ether” has much evidence against its existence. Parts of this article, and comments, seem like personal accolades and personal attacks; science should have no part in that. It is interesting that Tesla’s “whirls of ether appearing as matter” has a slight resemblance to string theory. Always remember what Abe Lincoln warned: “Be careful not to believed all you read on the internet”. In order to post this I must lie about what ” three -1 = “. One correct mathematical answer is ” -1 ” assuming “three” is not a mathematical entity. There are any infinite number of acceptable answers. ie “given three = 47” or t = 8 and none of the other variables = 0. There is not enough information to enter 2 as the answer, but I will.

    • H. Munster
      Dec 22, 2014

      I am trying to wrap my head around this. I am not a physicist. But, it seems to me that recent experiments with temperatures approaching absolute zero tend to prove Tesla was somewhat rcorrect about matter getting it’s energy from the environment. As temperature approaches absolute zero, atomic motion stops and matter lines up nice neat. Introduce heat and motion begins again. Am I wrong? What am I missing. Also, I have read that recent studies prove that Tesla was right about gravity waves.

      • H. Munster
        Dec 22, 2014

        Also, I know that studies show molecules still have vibrational energy near absolute zero…. but could that not still be environmental energy. Because it is techically impossible to achieve absolute zero, because (in this universe) there is always a tiny bit of energy present. But, maybe I am falling into the same trap as tesla. I am not smart enough to even begin understanding quantum mechanics. But since we know atoms slow near absolute zero, it seems resonable that most of their energy is environmental… thus Tesla was right. Help me…. I want Einstein to be right… but it wont add up.

        • Elliott
          Feb 27, 2015

          E=MC^2 + Kinetic Energy. No contradiction there.

          • Elliott
            Feb 27, 2015

            The motion is not the only energy. There is also the energy due to the mass.

        • Elliott
          Feb 27, 2015

          the MC^2 is actually the vast majority of the energy. Just plug the numbers in. C^2 = 9*10^16 m^2/s^2. Huge number. Think about the energy of an atomic bomb. But then also think about its name: “ATOMIC bomb”. Very little mass has lots and lots of equivalent energy. So most of its energy is due to its mass, not motion/heat.

      • Patrick Corcoran
        Aug 25, 2015

        The equation e=mc squared has nothing to do with anything going faster than the speed of light. It represents the amount of energy released e when a mass of m is converted from mass to energy. The empirical derivation was Einsteins greatest achievement and proof of concept has been made numerous times by nuclear bombs.

  10. Aswin Joseph
    Jan 12, 2014

    actually to know,,
    Tesla was a poor fellow . he was a great scientist when compared to Einstein.. Einstein being a rich scientist and having nexus with many politicians he could easily kick out tesla’s theories. to be true tesla was a great scientist and einstien was very less wen compared to him. many of the patents of Tesla were bought by Einstein .. and u say it is a pity that tesla didnt bring out his theories.. but the truth is he was not allowed to bring out his theories.
    the real pity is even he being a great inventor he died very poor.
    that is real achievements..

  11. Marceli Firlej
    Jan 06, 2014

    Tesla was right only if space existence is not dependent of mass or reaction to mass is very weak. Mass can not be source of space only is curving it. Seems opposite mass was created by the multidimensional space. Fast objects >58% speed of light creating anti-gravity field but still obeying space curvature without reaction to it, does it happen?

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