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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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  1. Professor Gabriel Francis Akpan
    Dec 26, 2022

    Nikola Tesla was an Excellent Engineering and Applied Philosopher in the 21st Century Scientific Research Genius.

  2. Val Rousseau
    Oct 31, 2022

    There is a lot of bullshit on the web about Nikola Tesla!

  3. Nikola Milovic
    Aug 30, 2021

    First of all, one should know the processes of matter formation and after that try to understand what relationship the formed types of matter have with the substance Aether.
    I know that Tesla, as my compatriot, understood Aether correctly, but he did not have time to study the first type of matter, and that is the mass that causes the appearance of gravity with Aether.
    Another type of matter is the energy state, which is electromagnetism, which is caused by the relationship between Aether and free gluons. Even today’s science does not understand that, and that is why it invents many theories with which it tries to “decipher” its misunderstanding of the organization of the universe.
    Since gravity is a force, it does not possess any material-temporal-spatial properties and therefore there are neither gravitons nor gravitational waves.
    I deal with the laws that govern the masses, and Tesla dealt with the laws that are the action of electromagnetism, which causes all possible types of wave motions and all the enigmas about which science knows almost nothing.
    I possess explanations of all the causes and kinds of motion of celestial bodies, even particles.
    With this proof, I can solve at least 80% of previous scientific unknowns in this field.
    If I find any scientific institution that is interested in making science smarter and moving in the right direction of understanding the true causes of phenomena in the universe, I am ready to publish it all, respecting the Copyright !!

    • Whit
      Mar 24, 2022

      Let’s chat, thanks

    • Ken Dayway
      Dec 10, 2022

      Hi there! I just read your comment that you wrote over a year ago, in which you stated that you know the real truth how “gravity”, aether and the whole universe works. Have you published your theory somewhere yet? If not, please do so, and do several copies of it and upload them all over the internet quickly. I know that, that kind of information is information that they want to keep in secret.

      I would love to hear a bit more about your thoughts on Tesla and this new theory of yours in a nutshell, you know..

      Please contact me by email:
      [email protected]

      Wish you all the best and keep searching for the truth. Have a good one!

      – Kennet

    • Professor Gabriel Francis Akpan
      Dec 26, 2022

      Singularity University
      Website:-http : // www . SU . org
      IN: Berlin Digital University of Science and Technology, Berlin – Germany.
      Website:-https : // www . academia . edu

  4. Stephan
    Apr 23, 2021

    You talk about antigravity and quote a patent that is based on propellers.
    This maked me question the quality of the rest of the article.
    Can you give references to Teslas gravitaion theories that you have stated?

  5. Breck Rideout
    Jan 05, 2020

    I have created a gravitational discharge unit gov inteligents

    Need $

    Dec 03, 2019

    Is an anti-gravitational engine possible?

    At the end of the 19th century, the most distinguished scientists and engineers declared that it would not be possible to fly with objects heavier than air. Fifty years later another generation of scientists and engineers said that it would be technologically impossible for a spaceship to reach the moon. However, technical progress has disproved these “ forecasts”.
    Again, the concept of anti-gravity with all its related elements has incited and continues to divide the world today.
    Anti-gravitation is a concept that the scientific world still considers a utopia, a science-fiction topic, although in the media, in recent years, a series of information has emerged according to which there is extensive world-wide research in the field of anti-gravitation.
    In 1992 the scientist Eugen Podkletnov, achivd a very complex device with superconductors (-1970 C), using a high-speed rotation(5000 rot/min) in liquid nitrogen and ultra-powerful electric field (1 M V). Podkletnov claimed a 2% weight reduction. Unfortunately the experiment could never be repeated.
    Anti-gravitation is the idea of creating a place or object that is not affected by the force of gravity (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia).
    Antigravity does not refer to the situations where an object or person faces a certain weight loss such as floating in the water of a swimming pool, or the free fall from high altitude, the aerodynamic lift, electromagnetism, etc.
    The true gravitational propulsion involves the use of a material or technological effect that counteracts the effects of gravity. Basically, all anti-gravity propulsion systems and experiments scientists have presented to the public and which were supposed to reject gravity could not be supported by concrete evidence. This fact has not influenced countless physicists and researchers, who have been trying to find a true antigravity solution. At present, CERN specialists carry out a series of experiments related to antimatter and anti-gravity.
    Antigravity could generate a fundamental change of the human destiny. It could produce mutations in science, in thinking, in mindset, in the current order of the world, in what we all know about the Universe. It could also mean a reconsideration of everything that science has conquered so far.
    The Research Institute on the Gravitation Study of the Göde Scientific Foundation in Germany has tried to reproduce many “anti-gravity” experiments. All the attempts of this institute to study or achive an anti-gravity effect have failed so far. The Foundation is willing to offer a one million euros reward for any reproducible experiment of anti-gravity.
    As fighting gravity seems to have been a futile effort , why not try a more intelligent technique, that of bypassing gravity.
    This was the basic idea when starting a series of experiments to “bypass” gravity. After a series of tests, I found out a way to “bypass” gravity, to achieve an anti-gravity effect (Fig. 1), an effect of reduction (even cancellation) of the mass of a body in motion, under certain conditions.

    Frame 1, bent at an angle ϕ , has the slide 2. By rotating the frame with a certain speed, the slide is risen. When the slide reaches the top of the frame, a sensor (not shown in the figure) controls the reduction of the frame speed, the slide descends slightly, the sensor notices the new position of the slide and commands a higher speed rotation of the frame, resulting in the slide being risen in the side, upper frame, a. s. o. In fact by the controlled movement of the slide (a few centimeters) , a part of the generated centrifugal force Fcf ( a part is normal to the direction of sliding, and a part is parallel to the direction of sliding) cancels a part of the weight of the slide G=mg (a part is normal to the sliding direction, and, one part is parallel to the sliding direction). This way the sliding “floats” without having any weight. I have created an artificial gravity by achieving an inertial force due to the rotation of the system, which minimizes the effects of a gravitational force.
    Threfore the artificial gravity produced (or the gravity of rotation) is the result of a centrifugal force achieved in a rotating reference frame.
    Σ Fx = 0; Fcf cos ϕ- mg sin ϕ = 0
    Fcf cos ϕ = mg sin ϕ; Fcf = mv2 / R
    m v2 / R cos ϕ = mg sin ϕ;
    but: cos ϕ = sin ϕ for : ϕ = 450 ; R=0,25 m; D=0,5 m; g=9,8 m/s2
    v2 / R = g; v = √ R g; v = √0.25 9.8 = 1,56 m / s
    but v = π D n / 60; n = v 60 / π D; n = 1,56 x 60 / π 0,5
    n = 59,8 rot /min
    or: m ω 2 R cos ϕ = mg sin ϕ
    but: cos ϕ = sin ϕ for ϕ = 450; ω2 = g / R
    ω = √g / R = √9.8 / 0.25 = 6,26 rad / sec
    but: ω = π n / 30 and n = 30 ω / π = 30 x 6.26 / π
    n = 59, 8 rot /min
    where : Fmg act blue
    Fcf act orange

    We want : Fmg act = Fcf act
    If : ω = 6,4 rad/s
    Fcf act = m ω2 R 0,7 = 7,16 x m
    Fmg act =m g 0,7 = 6,86 x m
    Fcf act > Fmg act slide go down
    If : ω = 6,2 rad/s
    Fcf act = m ω2 R 0,7 = 6,72 x m
    Fmg act =m g 0,7 = 6,86 x m
    Fcf act < Fmg act slide go up

    The variation of the rotation speed can stabilize the position of the slide in a certain position.
    Following the above calculations the following conclusions can be drawn:
    – the speed of the frame does NOT depend on the centrifugal mass;
    (eg. 500 Kg for n = 59.8 rot / min, 5000Kg for n = 59.8 rot / min)
    – the speed of the reference frame is relatively REDUCED, (n = 50 -70 rot/min ) ensuring the possibility of adjusting the speed of rotation of the frame to allow "floating" of the rotated weights.
    – there is an easier method to ensure the "floating" of the rotated weights by changing the angle of the rotated frame (angle ϕ). If the weights tend to descend, the angle ϕ will be increased, determining the increase ω and the centrifugal force Fcf, and the weights will go up. If the weights tend to rise, the angle ϕ will be reduced, reducing the ω and the centrifugal force Fcf, and the weights will descend.
    This is the operating principle on the basis of which an experimental model has been built and tested, the results being very good.

    Experimental model
    Based on the experimental model, the centrifugal inertial gravitational engine (MAGIC) was built, which maintains the verified operating principle, ensuring the total cancellation of the rotated weights. For the rotated weights the batteries of car or electric drones, part of the fuel used by airplanes, helicopters, spacecraft, etc. will be used as appropriate.

    The real MAGIC engine
    The MAGIC engine is basically an anti-gravitational engine that uses a method of reducing the inertial mass, in order to make the planes take off faster, to run with a reduced quantity of fuel and at very high speeds, or in order to land on a shorter distance. As concern the electric cars, their weight will be reduced by 50%, while their duration and distance of operation will increase.
    The proposed solution will ensure the reduction of CO2 emission and greenhouse effect by at least 20% worldwide.
    Fighting gravity is a new technique, which will allow us to build electric cars, airplanes, helicopters, drones, missiles, etc., capable of moving much faster, over longer distances, with reduced costs and safer in operation.

    Dr. Eng. Puiu Caneparu
    tel: 0040/722/210443
    e-mail: [email protected]

    Aug 28, 2019


    I am a Romanian Dr. Engineer , I am the author of 11 patents in the field of Welding and Cutting of materials. My last invention , was tested and built , an antigravitational engine that can reduce the weight for a body in circular motion up to 100% for rotating masses.
    With this device I can reduce weight by 50% for: electric car, airplane, helicopter, drona ,etc.
    The engine is simple to build, use, with high operating efficiency.
    I have found a technical solution for lifting objects using centrifugal forces.
    I am looking for partners in the frame of a research cooperation agreement or a technical cooperation agreement.
    The collaboration proposal was also posted on the European Union site.

    Best Regards,

    Dr. eng. Puiu Caneparu
    e-mail : [email protected]

  8. 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

  9. Arch Robison
    Feb 09, 2019

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

  10. 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:

      • Pablo B
        Aug 30, 2021

        Am 100% with on that belief. Electromagnetism is the everywhere and is the strongest force in the universe. You only need to look at the force created by magnets and how it can both attract and repel. You can find so many similarities when you compare elements of gravity to electromagnetism and magnetism.

  11. Miodrag Prokic
    Aug 25, 2016

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

  12. 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

  13. 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?

    • anthony petrone
      Apr 01, 2021

      light does not have a constant speed, light does’nt travel, it propagates, through the field, by a rate of inductance. there is no duality, there are no such things as electrons, or photons. light is a transverse longitudinal coaxial circuit that propagates through the ether…. or field.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

    • anthony petrone
      Apr 01, 2021

      have u gone mad my freind? the electron has never been the result of any experiment ever, if you can find one i will give u a million dollars. they disappear under observation. do you know why? becvause they are not a particle, they re electrmagnetic discharges. are you telling bme that you could possibly beleive that light has a speed? or travels, or a sound wave on the same spectrum travels?…GOOD GOD MAN, YOUVE WAISTED YOUR EDUCATION BY SUBMITTING TO THE GOVERNED CURRICULUM. light does not have a constant speed, light does’nt travel, it propagates, through the field, by a rate of inductance. there is no duality, there are no such things as electrons, or photons. light is a transverse longitudinal coaxial circuit that propagates through the ether…. or field. so do u actually think that when you speak you are emitting something from your mouth? that travels distance at a certain speed? wake up my friend and think in retroduction. your vocal chords are pressurizing the field you are in, and that pressure modality ,propagates through the field you are standing in, at a rate of inductance, as sound. and then dissipates. sound and visible light , or illumination, are the same thing, on the same spectrum, the only difference between the 2 is frequency and amplitude.

  16. 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..

    • River Maddox
      Jan 30, 2020

      It’s not everyday that I hear someone say what truly happened to Tesla, It truly is sad. What a shame all of his works are in possession of the government.

  17. 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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