The idea of time-traveling and time machines fascinate people all around the globe and when we look into our past we can find a lot of incidents of ancient civilisations and time travel.
While as per many it is illogical to believe that we could time travel in time, some of the greatest scientists in the world have investigated whether it could be possible.
Albert Einstein concluded in his later years that the past, present, and future all exist simultaneously, and most are familiar with his well-known concept of relativity.
That is, that time is relative and not absolute as Newton claimed.
With the proper technology, for instance, a fast spaceship, through which one person can experience several days while another person simultaneously experiences only a few hours or minutes.
Einstein’s convictions had a minor effect on cosmology or science in general.
The majority of physicists have been slow to give up the ordinary assumptions we make about time.
Time travel in ancient mythology: Ancient Civilisations And Time Travel
In Hindu mythology, Epic Mahabharata, written in the eighth century BC by Valmiki and narrated by the Lord Ganesha also talks about time traveling.
King Raivata Kakudmi is referred to as someone who traveled to heavens to meet the creator God Brahma, only to return to Earth hundreds of years in the future.
To be exact, 108 yugas had passed on Earth, and it is believed that each yuga represents about 4 million years.
The explanation God Brahma gave to Kakudmi is that time runs differently in different planes of existence.
In Islam, similar things are believed regarding the cave of Al-Kahf.
The tale tells about a group of young people, who in 250 AD tried to escape persecution and retreated, under God’s guidance, to a cave where God put them to sleep.
They woke up 309 years later.
As per Erick von Daniken, there is proof of time travel in the Bible.
“In the Bible, the prophet Jeremiah was sitting together with a few of his friends, and there was a young boy. His name was Abimelech, and Jeremiah said to Abimelech, “Go out of Jerusalem, there is a hill and collect some figs for us.”
The boy went out and collected the fresh figs.
All of a sudden, Abimelech hears some noise and wind in the air, and he becomes unconscious, he had a blackout.
After a time, he wakes up again, and he saw it was nearly evening.
So when he ran back to the the city he saw it was full of strange soldiers. And he asked, “What’s going on here? Where are Jeremiah and all the others?” And an old man told him, “That was 62 years ago.” It’s a time travel story written in the Bible. ” – Von Däniken
As per buddhism, it is written in thier text that in the heaven of the thirty Devas (the place of the Gods), time passes at a different speed where one hundred Earth years count as a single day for them.
And there are many more references.
Scientific Research regarding time traveling
The well-known story of accidental time travel is the Philadelphia Experiment,
the incident allegedly happened in 1943 with the objective of cloaking a ship and taking it off the radar of the enemies.
However, it is believed that the experiment went terribly wrong, the ship not only disappeared completely from Philadelphia but it was teleported to Norfolk and went back in time for 10 seconds.
When the ship came into sight again a few crew members were physically fused to bulkheads, others developed mental disorders, a few vanished completely, and some reported travelling into the future and back.
Allegedly, Nikola Tesla who was the director of Engineering and Research at Radio Company of America at the time, was involved in the experiment.
(Sadly, he wasn’t alive when the experiment took place, he died a few months before the experiment took place).
Another great case report of scientist Pellegrino Ernetti , who claimed that in 1960 he built a machine called Chronoivisor enabling a person to see in the past.
He asserted that anything that happens leaves behind an energy mark which can never be destroyed (somewhat similar to mystical Akashic Records).
So he allegedly developed this machine that could detect, magnify and convert the energy into an image.
Like a past incident being displayed on a device.
There are descriptions of another controversial experiment which took place in 1980’s, the Montauk project , which again allegedly conducted scientific experiments with time travel among other things.
Whether the Philadelphia and Montauk experiments actually happened or not is still under debate.
Coming to 2004, we have Marlin Pohlman, scientist and an engineer applied for a patent for a method of gravity distortion and time displacement.
In 2013, Wasfi Alshdaifat filed patent for a space compression and time dilation machine that could be used time traveling.
Ronald Lawrence Mallett, professor of physics at the University of Connecticut, is working and conducting research on the concept of time travel, based on Einstein’s theory of relativity.
He is strongly convinced that time travelling is achievable and will be possible in near future.
Brian Cox, Particle physicist, is convinced that traveling in time is possible but only in one direction.
Ali Razeqi, managing director of the Iranian Centre for Strategic Inventions, whose story disappeared from the internet a few hours after it was published claimed that he made a device that can see anywhere from 3 to 5 years in the future.
Theoretically, time travel is feasible even if it is difficult to understand. Are we close towards making time travel a reality?
Only time will tell,
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