An excerpt from Paranormal Mysteries of Eurasia.
Chapter 10: Russia’s Time Machine
by Paul Stonehill
Russian scientists have been experimenting with a machine that can physically alter time. Vadim Alexandrovich Chernobrov sent me the materials I used for writing this article. He and his colleagues have created a time machine that, although still limited, has enormous potential—and enormous dangers.
Chernobrov graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute, where he studied at the Department of Astronautics and Automatic Flying Craft. His degree work and research thesis involved a project dealing with a promising space transport system (containing an unusual electromagnetic engine)—which can be transformed into a time machine. Besides his main work at the Moscow Aviation Institute, Chernobrov is also a science editor and a columnist for several Russian newspapers, including the prominent Rossiyskiye Novosti. He is also an engineer responsible for designing spacecraft, and since 1988 he has labored to create a UFO-like flying craft.
The time machine the Russians created is currently limited. It can only slow down or speed up time by four minutes in a twenty-four-hour period. Chernobrov hopes that in the future the machine will be able to move through time and space at much faster speeds. Because of many years spent on research, the Russian scientist is ever more certain that a part (but only a part) of all UFOs are vehicles for travel through time. He believes that in all probability they have arrived here from the future. Chernobrov mentions Albert Einstein’s alleged secret calculations for the U.S. Navy experiments in 1943 (the so-called Philadelphia Experiment). The Russians believe that Enstein destroyed his manuscripts because he was afraid his ideas about time travel could be used to harm humanity. The Russians (including Chernobrov) are certain that Einstein’s manuscripts contained mathematical substantiation that it is possible to travel to other dimensions and through time. There are also rumors of an electromagnetic field that the U.S. military allegedly used (based on Einstein’s design) to create an invisible ship.
What method did Chernobrov use to alter time? He knew that neither chemical reactions, nor revolving flywheels, nor gravitational vortices were very promising. All these processes have a very limited effect on time. It is also almost impossible to control these processes. Therefore, Chernobrov rejected them in his attempt to create transport systems.
Instead, Chernobrov’s theory explains time (a physical phenomenon), under certain conditions, as a manifestation of electromagnetic forces. It follows that with the help of such forces time could be influenced. A machine based on such theory can be easily controlled and might be able to provide higher performance.
The first model of the time machine was named “Lovondatr.” It began functioning on April 8, 1988. The results were modest. The machine was created with volunteer aid from experts from the Moscow Aviation Institute, the Kbrunichev aerospace plant and scientific design bureaus Salyut and Energiya. Kbrunichev is now heavily involved in joint projects with American aerospace defense contractors.
From 1988 to 1993 four experimental time machines were created. All were lentil-shaped machines. They were constructed around a closed space that has special electromagnetic properties. Each also has a control unit, a power unit, and instrumentation. The needed electromagnetic fields configuration is created by a series of electromagnetic operating surfaces nested in each other under the matryoshka principle. (Matryoshkas are the Russian wooden dolls in peasant dresses that have successively smaller dolls fitted inside them.) These layers of flat electromagnets were twisted into an ellipsoidal shape. The outer layer was either attached to the power shell or was itself a power source. The operating conditions, specified by the control unit, could be diversified, and for each model of time machine it was possible to choose the most optimum frequency, tension, and switching- mode ratios. When Chernobrov was designing his promising space transport system based on time machine technology, he came to a conclusion that the most optimal shape for it would be that of a flying saucer.
The maximum value of the altered time was established inside the smallest matryoshka. During experiments, scientists observed, as expected, altered time outside the apparatus, too. Time measurements were taken with a pair of quartz generators and also with a standard clock, and precise time signal electronic and mechanical clocks placed in the payload section duplicated readings. The first time machine had a difference in readings of up to one half-second an hour, while subsequent, modified machines showed a time difference of up to forty seconds an hour.
The volume of payload in the center of the time machine was about that of a soccer ball.
Therefore, dogs, the traditional pioneer travelers, were not used. The honor belonged to mice. The first experiments, which transported insects and mice into the past, killed the experimental animals, despite the time difference being only two seconds. Those humans who were not careful and stood too close to the time machine during the experiment developed symptoms of disease, analogous to those developed by American sailors who participated in the Philadelphia Experiment. After the layout of the machine was improved, the animal test pilots survived the process of transporting them through time. Chernobrov believes that humans will be able to travel through time by the beginning of the next century.
The first experiments with the time machine have slightly raised the curtain that shrouds the mystery of time. According to the preliminary data, time has many measures: It is heterogeneous and changeable. The present is but a passage of the multivaried future (the crown of the tree) into the mono-varied past (the tree trunk). Travel into the future is possible only through one branch, but the return to the present is possible through any of the branches, because they will all return the time machine to the primordial point.
Travel into the past guarantees that the time machine will come to any event that has occurred. And if the visit does not result in undesirable contacts and the movement of history is not altered, the return to the starting line should be unhindered. Otherwise, the return will take place through another branch, but the movement of history will change only for the time travelers. They will not be able to get to the point from which they started and will find themselves in another version of the present—that is, in a parallel world.
Chernobrov understands what drove Albert Einstein to destroy his manuscripts. In a world where there are wars, a time machine can be turned into a super weapon. Here is an example: We know that the force of destruction of any explosive depends on the velocity of percussion. If we place the charge into the capsule where time flows differently, then we can create a high-explosive bomb from a simple grenade. What if we use an atomic bomb instead of a grenade? A time machine is a superb means of transportation—it is elusive, and no aircraft, no rocket can compare with it.
Chernobrov is certain that although Einstein burned his manuscripts, the ideas that the great scientist developed could not be burned away. No direction in science can be blocked. What Chernobrov is concerned about is making sure that evil does not come from such ideas. He has closely watched the work of other specialists who want to open the mystery of time. These experts have approached the problem from many directions, but are walking the right path. Not long ago Chernobrov found alarming reports about scientific research into certain high-temperature semiconductors—no true time machine could be created without them. Then these reports stopped appearing in the international press, as if the scientists had been silenced. Chernobrov thinks the answer lies with the military. The military has made this subject classified.
This alarms the Russian scientist because of the time machine’s potential to become a terrible super weapon. Chernobrov calls upon all experts involved in the development of time machines to participate in international, peaceful cooperation.
But perhaps Chernobrov should look no farther then his own backyard. The Russian newspaper Trud published a report in its July 30, 1992, issue about a flying saucer-like aircraft that underwent successful test flights. The craft was created and built at a military-industrial facility by experts from the experimental mechanical engineering design bureau. The apparatus’s movement is based on the following principle: A high temperature superconductor travels about and is exposed to the rapid flow electrons. The report in Trud tells us that the Russian military has come close to creating a time machine of its own. It means that the creation of a real, usable time machine is not far off.