Lost Lightning: The Missing Secrets of Nikola Tesla

Lost Lightning: The Missing Secrets of Nikola Tesla

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Lost Lightning: The Missing Secrets of Nikola TeslaAlpha waves in the human brain are between 6 and 8 hertz. The wave frequency of the human cavity resonates between 6 and 8 hertz. All biological systems operate in the same frequency range. The human brain’s alpha waves function in this range and the electrical resonance of the earth is between 6 and 8 hertz. Thus, our entire biological system – the brain and the earth itself – work on the same frequencies. If we can control that resonate system electronically, we can directly control the entire mental system of humankind. Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856 in Smiljan, Lika, which was then part of the Austo-Hungarian Empire, region of Croatia.

His father, Milutin Tesla was a Serbian Orthodox Priest and his mother Djuka Mandic was an inventor in her own right of household appliances. Tesla studied at the Realschule, Karlstadt in 1873, the Polytechnic Institute in Graz, Austria and the University of Prague. At first, he intended to specialize in physics and mathematics, but soon he became fascinated with electricity. He began his career as an electrical engineer with a telephone company in Budapest in 1881.

It was there, as Tesla was walking with a friend through the city park that the elusive solution to the rotating magnetic field flashed through his mind. With a stick, he drew a diagram in the sand explaining to his friend the principle of the induction motor. Before going to America, Tesla joined Continental Edison Company in Paris where he designed dynamos. While in Strassbourg in 1883, he privately built a prototype of the induction motor and ran it successfully. Unable to interest anyone in Europe in promoting this radical device, Tesla accepted an offer to work for Thomas Edison in New York. His childhood dream was to come to America to harness the power of Niagara Falls.

Young Nikola Tesla came to the United States in 1884 with an introduction letter from Charles Batchelor to Thomas Edison: "I know two great men,” wrote Batchelor, "one is you and the other is this young man.” Tesla spent the next 59 years of his productive life living in New York. Tesla set about improving Edison’s line of dynamos while working in Edison’s lab in New Jersey. It was here that his divergence of opinion with Edison over direct current versus alternating current began. This disagreement climaxed in the war of the currents as Edison fought a losing battle to protect his investment in direct current equipment and facilities.

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Ed Hauk
1 year ago

Humanity's fear of what we don't understand has cost us all unimagineable advances in technology. If only Tesla would've been given the respect and appreciation that he so intensly deserved. What if we had listened? What else would he have invented? The losses in technological advances to the entire world, are unmesureable. What a tragedy.

2 years ago

how did he not get shocked in the photo when he was reading next to his generator

3 years ago

All depends on you.
It is by your consent that the world

There is no reality in ideas.
The fact is that without you,
neither the universe nor its cause
could have come into being.

"I am" is an ever-present fact;
while "I am created" is an idea.

Neither God nor the universe have come to tell you that they have created you.
The mind obsessed by the idea of
causality invents creation, and then wonders "who is the creator?"
The mind itself is the creator.
Even this is not quite true, for the created and its creator are one.
The mind and the world are not separate.

Do understand that what you think to be the world is your own mind.
All space and time are in the mind.
Where will you locate a supra-mental world?
There are many levels of the mind, and each projects its own version;
yet all are in the mind and are created by the mind.

~ Guru Nisargadatta Maharaj
✅ Nisarga Yoga: The Self Knowledge Teaching of Nisargadatta Maharaj

4 years ago

Too bad it has been blocked on copyright grounds and can not watch this :(

4 years ago

The opening paragraph/quote is not related to Tesla. It is an excerpt from a work of fiction 'Dead Weight Book 3 of The Dead Series' by Jon Schafer (page 95).

6 years ago

All the fanboys do realize he thought he got his ideas from telepathic aliens!

7 years ago

If you want to find out about the capabilities of Haarp go to GeoEngineeringWatch.org continue to the Documents menu item and read the govt documents therein which provide for the GeoEngineering and Haarp programs. Too difficult to click a mouse? Too difficult to actually have to read something that may go against what you would prefer to believe about your wonderful govt? Such is the problem with those who cannot handle the implications that your govt does Not have your best interests at heart...even if a handful may from time to time. Those being the few who seek to limit govt so you can have a few choices left.

Hats off and salute to Tesla for sure. JP Morgan smeared him via the media the same as is done today; hide and protect the bad deeds of the bad people, smear the good people. I wouldn't judge Christ by so called Christians either.

Far too many, including friends of mine, went to school and think they learned all there is or enough about electricity and the laws of nature to believe what their professors were told by their professors, is all there is. Yet most confuse a usable Theory in some circumstances with an all encompassing Fact. The tell tale is that Tesla is only a mention, a by line, rather than repeating many of his experiments in physics or electrical engineering classes.

Few know that after AC, he developed high frequency pulsed DC electricity. Far superior to AC, especially inside a home or building, but the investments in infrastructure had already been made. It isn't hot but cold. It is far safer since it travels on the outside of your body rather than through. There are videos of individuals replicating what they term Tesla's Hairpin circuit, holding a powered wire in one hand, a light bulb in the other, and submerging lit bulb in hand under water. Not something I'd recommend with household AC until you up your life insurance. That is why he was able to play with so called "lightning". It was of a different nature that traveled over the skin instead of frying you ike a lightning bolt does to a tree.

Does that mean there is more than one type of electricity and that they purposely decided to keep Tesla info out of the textbooks? It would seem so. For what purpose? Maybe the powers that be would rather keep you addicted to oil, gas, and nuclear. Items in which they control.

Just because something IS a conspiracy doesn't mean it isn't a fact. Yet the school and TV worshipers have fully bought into the indoctrination that there are no such thing as conspiracies because they fear being called a kook by the media. What a clever trick. The conspirators convincing you there is no such thing. How absurd is it to believe that no conspiracies have occurred since Caesar of Rome and Lincoln of the usa? How about Enron, the Mortgage Bankers, and many others? What is a mostly secret society that enacts its agenda if not a conspiracy? What is a closed door session of congress? What is it when the supreme court goes against the intentions of the Constitution? What is it when some wicked congresswoman says, "you have to vote for the bill in order find out what's in it"? What is it when war is put upon a people to prevent their leader from selling oil in currencies other than the US dollar depriving banksters from currency transaction fees from the most traded commodity? (Iraq and Libya) What is it when you are led to believe that energy supplies are low when they have never been more abundant as well as known energy field reserves? Hopefully it will stay in the ground with the help of Nikola Tesla whose time has come. If you still believe the TV news is anything other than the propaganda arm of the Corprogovtbankster complex then you are tailor made for the socialist-communist new world o^dor

Tesla, you are sorely missed. The world will indeed be "like an ant mound when disturbed by a stick"; when your century comes into being. "See the excitement coming!"

7 years ago

Hello there my fello Tesla fans. This might hurt so take care lol

Lets go wayyyy back ananarki created a race watered down we are limited only to serve the faces of so called leaders.... there lieing to all of us the whole planet is programmed into this life the way they wanted it and the way they have destroyed every other planet we probably once belonged too.

I believe that tesla the man the one and only had this one true gift that was unique to everyone on this planet. He claimed he heard voices, he also claimed he spoke to the planets....now im one man who believes this now i also believe that theres more thats in your face everyday thats wrong but you choose not to say now
think for yourself for a minute
before they click on your gatherein a attention lol have you seen V for vendetta im not scared of truth so why hide from us? we are the people tesla believed that we dont need higher power nor that technology would advance us as a species. The man had more focus and determination to go forward even after his alternate current battle with the thief and liar the history i and probably we my opinion have been tought people who think outside the box (frequency antennas) they throw at you everyday are the crazy ones well im sorry but the fact the US goverment are hiding alot more that they should and people who find out the truth randomly die or dissapear how strange ay...truth hurts why would they give us the slaves the sheep free anything apparently you got freedom of speech. Thats what they made you think look at the destructive force of a nucleur or even the radiation it leaves do you think thats natural to the earth. Tesla again created the partical beam i.e death ray. It was cleaner than that scummy weapon and they knew it i mean c'mon do you really think that if every country had this defense they'd b no need for war this was tesla's vision stop war completely put people straight off goin near personally,but that wonderful and smart as a snail goverment give that technology away now called Iron Beam i mean really youve just put the trigger on the whole fuc*$ng planet no wonder why mars died, venus died if you had id**ts of this world leading them worlds well they survived. And tesla was the last ever supernatural gene on our planet and you all killed him. How do you feel? coz im angry that man could of changed the planet instead all everyone wants to see is this HAARP destroying our planet quicker than it should and the hutchinson effect dont lie i know what you used to destroy those buildings and your covering it up by blaming a different country i just hope that 80% of this world would jus wake up and smell the bull**** and turn around coz if theres no sheep theres no farm think about it??? Peace out to the real people ✌

7 years ago

In Livermore, Ca. There is a road named Tesla Rd. Its where the Lawrence Livermore National Radiation Laboratory resides. Lawrence Livermore invented the Atom Bomb. The Gov. used his tech. back then and publicly ridiculed him.

8 years ago

the earths frequency is 7.83 hz. Our brains are in tune with the earth.

Sarah Elizabeth
9 years ago

Alpha waves are 8-13 Hz, by the way.

Case Fritz
9 years ago

The background music is totally horrid and way too loud.

10 years ago

I am agreed about tesla space contects because i have seen so many times very rare moving lights and amazed star lights moving in opposite direction .. I don't know what it is but its really not a broken star's .

Maurice Mendez
10 years ago

Interesting story

Steven Lin
10 years ago

I've read some of these comments on here and I have just actually started looking a lot more into the wonderful man Nikola Tesla. I am shamed I haven't earlier. I was talking to a friend today and he was wanting to do something with brain waves to control computer simulated objects to play a video game. (Keep in mind we are only sophomores in high school.) I told him it was a cool idea and he needed to look into things that Tesla did. Shockingly he did not know who it is. To think that you want to endeavor in such a project and not know the very man behind the scenes of it is mind-blowing. Yes Tesla was robbed, through and through, and for what? Like everything good in this world, government, politics, money and under-education. Government knows shit about the great things that science does, they just want to control you and make sure you stay mindless and useful to them, which ties into money, because only id*ots know that money can't buy you happiness. But sometimes we need to set that greed factor aside and just accomplish, which ties in to our next roadblock, terrible education, without people thoroughly knowing what our technology is and will be doing for them and our society, they will not support it, but only awe in its amusement factors. Even Tesla himself did not know all the capabilities, and functions of his inventions and great doings. So we need a medium, first we need everyone to be freaking educated and not be so selfish and ignorant to change, government and politics need to step aside unless they want to help fund or get people interested, and the money flows in. Who knows where we would be now if we had wireless electricity for the last 60 years, got rid of DC about the same time, had wireless boats and radio before the end of the 1800's etc... If people understood Tesla's actual genius instead of just admired it, we would be living in a far more advanced society right not. Who says there couldn't be people that saw practical use of Tesla's inventions when he himself only thought of it as a great idea. Just think, what if we, at this time in society, was pushed back and in the late 1800's we are where we are now. In the year 2013, where will we be?

10 years ago

I have a working prototype and its a pyramid!!! granite with 20% quartz and the tesla coil both up voltage!!!!

10 years ago

Sorry, but the mind control mentioned in the first paragraph of the description is nothing but BS. There is no science behind it. That frequency range is one of many found in the human brain. And simply creating that frequency doesn't mean you have anything remotely close to a mind control mechanism.

Chris Gallon
10 years ago

why cant i watch the movie?

Chillin Chad
11 years ago

nicolas tesla was a verry smart guy/ the smartest who ever has walked this earth at science.I want to be like him but in the good way with what a veicle can do to i make a bike that can fly with using your wings to manover it with gaining up the speed and you dont pedal for slowing down

11 years ago

"BBC sucks, and only uses ideas, as BREAK TROUGH , ones even grand mothers have figure out about it....

Typical British bullshit style of representing facts..."

But it's not a BBC documentary, and not really the sort of show that the BBC would ever screen. According to IMDb it's an American production company. :/

11 years ago

What the **** did Yogi Bear have to do with Tesla?

Bitty Cent
11 years ago

Can someone please develop Tesla's free energy devices? Why hasn't this happened?

11 years ago

very en-lightning!

11 years ago

The coolest looking electric car is named Tesla in honor of this amazing inventor, so avant garde.

11 years ago

Tesla was ignored because he was not understood and because there is no money in free energy. Towards the end of his life as he had proven his ideas into reality and after his death the government confiscated all his work.

Tesla was a Serbian inventor born to a Serbian family. The part of today's Croatia where he was born, Lika, had been Serbian land for centuries - this is easily confirmed by hundreds of Eastern Orthodox Churches. To claim that he was born in Croatia or Austria Hungary would not be an accurate claim.

gerald chubbuck
11 years ago

Um yeah this belongs over in the conspiracy theory section.

11 years ago

The Crazy thing is, I always say that I remember the furthest I can remember is july 4,1976. I always thought it was because of the big parade but now I am not so sure.

12 years ago

The previous comment about the whole documentary seeming like one giant preview to the actual documentary hit the nail right on the head.. Hell, I could make a one too by just stealing 10 second clips from 200 other shows about a subject..
Nicola Tesla was, in my opinion the greatest inventor ever to live. Edison was just a fraction of the genius of Tesla. Edison was very business savvy and smart I'm sure but he was a bad man with a dark heart. What Tesla had in raw brainpower, he lacked in social restraint. This documentary did a good job giving credit to Tesla but in my opinion, it did a horrible job in presenting the facts... It went on and on about the resonant frequency of the earth and brain waves and actually blamed the "Russian woodpecker" Duga-3 over the horizon radar system for the NY blackout and controlling the minds of New Yorkers.. Hmmm.. The power goes out in NYC and people start acting crazy... Must be a Russian mind control device!!! give me a break.. And don't even get me started on what they say about HAARP.... "it can channel a bolt of lightning with the power of Several Mt St Helens eruptions per second!!" OMG!!! pleeeze.. Notice that statement or anything like it didn't come from the designer of HAARP. It came from some nutjob who probably authored a book about HAARP or some other government conspiracy.. Please, don't email me with your anti HAARP crap. It's a facility designed to study what effect, if any, we can have on artificially ionizing the ionosphere to reflect radio waves. Something that is done on a daily basis by the sun. If it was a massive super weapon I assure you it wouldn't be operated by civilians and you damn sure wouldn't be able to drive right up to it and have pictures of it all over the internet and the chief designer wouldn't be giving interviews about it. If you want to be "anti weather control" then start a coalition to ban the sun. I enjoyed watching the documentary and even recommend it, but just beware there's a lot of sensational crap in there that might make you look like a dumb ass at the water-cooler the next day.
my $0.02 Other than that, great show! :D Maybe I'm just getting old and cynical.
I hope the growing interest in Nicola Tesla continues and he gains his rightful place in history as the man who enabled the technological revolution.

lex lexich
12 years ago

Tesla (born in Croatia) is maybe the only scientist that keeps inspiring all spheres of human interests -writers, painters, sculptors, musicians, other scientists, thinkers... He is clearly hundreds of years in front of his time... on one occasion he discussed about einstein's creating energy from the atom splitting (and about using fossil fuels for that matter) claiming that it is totally wrong path -no energy should be created on destruction- he noted- energy must be harness with creation... more than a hundred years ago he talked about pollution, and yes -he discovered how to have free energy for all humanity (once you study it it really makes sense and it is quite simple, but money cartels think that we are not yet ready for it)-in that sense he is the only and true Prometheus!!!

12 years ago

Maybe the world doesn't or didn't now about Nikola Tesla and great things that
he made, but everyone here in post Yugoslavian countries known's very well about him and his work, he is the greatest man that world ever had and we need to be grateful on those things that he gave us.

12 years ago

I wish someone would put a quality doco together about Tesla that doesn't have constant scene changes and annoying music. Listening to experts talking for longer than 10 seconds really helps the viewer to have a deeper understanding of the subject. When watching this I felt like a was only watching a trailer and the real thing was going to kick in any moment. Does anyone know of a good quality doco about Tesla and his inventions?

12 years ago

There were a few great minds recognised that stood out around the world up until the 70s and 80s.

I'm not saying people aren't recognised now, but I wonder if fewer people are well known due to a much larger Scientific community and a saturation of the media.

It could also be the more elementary discoveries have been made, and the next breakthroughs are so advanced, we wont see them for a time to come.

12 years ago

Gives a hint that Tesla was a deep- deep thinker and how profoundly he mentions that his time will be in future!
Swami Vivekananda was truly a great Yogi never mentioned in US. Probably because he rocked the religious conference in 1893 and shocked the deeply Christian culture. His ideas still are available in his complete works compilation.
Watchers of this documentary would also like to read book: The Tao of physics by Fritjof Capra where he draws parallels between eastern thought and present scientific understanding.

12 years ago

Tesla was a true visionary ultra genius, and humanatarian. It's a shame that his ideas were suppressed and ridiculed and stolen to further ones own monetary situation. One might wonder if what if he was alive in this day and age and working on his ideas how he might be taken or what may have been accompolished. The idea that energy could be harnessed just from the surrounding air or tapped from the Earth itself without wires was quite fasinating.
About the thing on how he had most of his ideas from dreams, a few of inventions came from this mode one that comes to mind at the moment is the sewing machine needle. Makes me wonder if some of my dreams actually could be possible ideas, i just guess that how to interpret them is the first step.

12 years ago

Visionaries like Tesla are the key to human advancement. Unfortunately they are not likely to be active in developed countries in the future. With the rampant over-prescription of psychotropic drugs to "cure" the "illnesses" of those who experience visions, depression, etc - the visionaries who would lead the way are neutralized in childhood and their potential contributions are not realized.

Notice Tesla related to shamans. Research shamanism and schizophrenia and you will see what I'm talking about.

12 years ago

Tesla may be gone but were still fully capable, as a species, to reproduce, duplicate, understood and evolve upon his fundamental ideaologies. WE can free ourselves from the 'apparent' control through dependency that is upon us.

12 years ago

After watching many documentaries, and reading more comments, I for the first time am compelled to comment. Free energy does not, and never will exist. There is no conspiracy, from any government in the history of this planet, or any other to repel, hide or hold secret the basic fundamental laws of physics.

Arnold Vinette
12 years ago

The greatest blunder of the United States Government was not recognizing the creative resource it had in Nikola Tesla. A man 100 to 200 years ahead of his time, the United States Government was unable to recognize and take advantage of his genius to understand the electro-magnetic world / universe we live in.

Today the view of the universe is that of Einstein's relativity model. I have nothing against Einstein, but the theory of relativity to explain the fundamental workings of our universe is completely wrong.

The fundamental basis of our solar system and that of our universe is that of an electro-magnetic universe. To learn more on this Google search, "Thunder Bolts of the Gods". Basically everything we think we know about the universe is wrong.

Nikola Tesla had such a strong fundamental understanding of the universe through his experimentation that one has only to look at the United States Government as a complete bunch of imbeciles for not realizing the resource they had at their finger tips and that they literally threw away.

It makes you wonder how many other great minds are likewise being suppressed today in United States for fear of this invention or that invention.

One of the biggest discoveries of Nikola Tesla not mentioned in the this documentary is his discovery that electricity in its natural form exists as a gaseous substance throughout the entire universe. Gaseous was the best way for Tesla to describe it, but probably in a plasma form is better.

The entire universe as Tesla was discovering is not held together by the theory of relativity, but rather by electro-magnetic forces. This is why Tesla was confident that the future of the universe and its composition belong to him based on everything he was discovering in his research.

How ironic that Tesla's discoveries of limitless power were held back by the industrialists of the 2oth century and the limited capacities of the United States government to understand what it had in the resource of Tesla.

By not recognizing and supporting Tesla once his abilities were proven the United States government encouraged Tesla to share his secret discoveries with other world governments.

One of the greatest failings of mankind today and especially in the west is the capitalistic system requirements for projects to have to make money. People and inventions do not have to make money. This is a requirement imposed on society by capitalism. In this particular case of Tesla and the transmission of universal energy it was one of the single greatest losses to mankind of the 20th century.

It will be rediscovered as all lost inventions are but for the moment it is the single greatest loss of energy that would have transformed the United States of America and later the world. People's greed can be so stupid at times.

How can we learn from Tesla's genius and improve social systems for when it appears again. The United States government needs to have programs in place that allow individuals like Tesla to have resources available to carry out their research without interference. As discoveries are made and initial benefits realized not to jump to conclusions as to is good or bad but to rather let the research continue.

It is unfortunate but some of the dumbest people in our society run our countries today. They are the politicians whose goal is to simply lie to get people to vote for them. Great for getting elected but very poor in recognizing true genius in the talent of its scientific minded citizens.

But the worst condition for American society is its obsessive nature that products must generate a profit and make money. This thinking is completely wrong and holds our society back. New products and inventions do not need to make money and do not need to make a profit. It is that thinking that had gotten us into our current mess and obsession with oil.

Had Tesla's invention of free transmitted energy been allowed, cars today would all be electric powered by free transmitted energy (which Tesla also invented). But they are not. Cars today are all gasoline powered and between 2020 and 2030 their will be insufficient oil resources to power our modern day oil based infrastructure.

Oil that could have been used for oil based products and making electric cars for hundreds of years has now been wasted on making gasoline powered cars that have a limited 100 year future based on the resource. Short term thinking on making money rather than on much longer term societal needs.

Reading up on Tesla's free energy transmission of power is really something. Without a doubt Tesla is simply one of the greatest inventors of the world, because of his fundamental understanding of the electro-magnetic universe we live in.

There is no shortage of energy in the world. Rather there is a shortage of desire to exploit this free energy source that completely surrounds the Earth and all of space. Why? Because it is too important for our current society to be able to make money from an energy source. Our irrational greed is our downfall.

Arnold Vinette
Ottawa, Canada

12 years ago

HAARP must be utilizing a lot of Tesla's work.
Great doc thanks!

Sin Prcko
12 years ago

Tesla was US patriot??? WTF???

12 years ago

@Vakama Yea, what happened there?!

12 years ago

Yes, Tesla was robbed.

A great genius, he was.

As much as I have great love for Thomas Edison, (a Jersey-boy) and as much as I give him credit for inventing movies, (the first film even made was Edison's adaptation of Mary Shelly's "Frankenstien")

He robbed Tesla. But, you know, we Jersey boys will do that.

12 years ago


There is a documentary cycle called "Energy From The Vacuum" you can find more info about Tesla and people before him there.

13 years ago

lol why does it changes subject at 41.00 he just suddenly gets stopped talking and you suddenly get to see einstein but they havent even let the other guy finish

13 years ago

Where can I find more about Tesla's inventions? This documentary is the most descriptive info source I've found. I know some stuff about the spirit realm, actually, another name for the quantum realm, but I don't see how that knowledge provides insight for free energy. Yes, Tesla sure was God blessed. The capitalists won't hold his secrets forever though. It's a struggle among spirits in the quantum but we need warriors in the physical as well to get the information back and to cooperate with the Earth once again to sustain us.

13 years ago

as per usual altruistic scientists have their ideas stolen and exploited for the personal gain of the money minded, instead of the free benefit of all society. socialistic thinking does work sometimes, the BBC and NHS testify to that.

I really like the way Tesla sent parts of his work to different gov'ts in order to try and bypass the money minded grabbistic fat cats, unfortunately it didn't work out as he'd hoped. All hail teslsa and the future Teslaites.

nice doc, loved the intro music too.

James JJ
13 years ago

@Fredd Robertson

Tesla was a great man, but it wasn't because of the capitalists, it was the corporatists. a world govt is governed none other by the corporate elites

13 years ago

Tesla (properly pronounced as TeZla) was a visionary and a humanist and if it wasn't for the damn capitalists, we would all have free energy harnessed from earth and sky. Too bad new world governments wouldn't ZAP themselves into oblivion. I think? Nicholas would like that!

13 years ago

wow, crazy stuff, great information on Tesla though, and most people these days havent even heard of him, what a shame

13 years ago

Have read most of the literature on Nicola Tesla. More than much impressed with the ideas, which are just now being now understood. Just not in their entirity. Merely the superficial less complicated dialog.

Enjoyed all the comments, much impressed with the youthful interest in Tesla, he was a singular personality.