Time travel has been a SciFi staple for a century. While most scientists say time travel isn't possible, some say time travel had been created during WWII. That technology was transferred to U.N. officials, and eventually sold to the United States government. A Washington attorney claims he's traveled time dozens of times as part of a secret Cold War project.
"I have physically traveled in time," says Andrew Basiago, an attorney in Vancouver, Wash. "We have - we did over 40 years ago."
Basiago is on a mission to reveal what he calls a 40-year government cover-up called Project Pegasus. He says he was teleported back and sideways in time, dozens of times.
"I have the whole story, I have hundreds of facts," he says. "I can tell you what personnel were at what locations where and which travel device was being used."
"I entered the program officially in the fall of 1969 as a third grader, age 7," says Basiago.
He says he was one of 140 kids, 60 adults all called chrononauts, including his dad, who he says joined him on his first jump.
"My dad held my hand, we jumped through the field of energy, and we seem to be moving very rapidly but there was also a paradox and we seemed to be going no where at all," he says.
Paradoxes, unscientific claims, unbelievable stories and encounters on Earth and Mars, including meeting Barack Obama when the president was a kid. Basiago also says he time-traveled six times to the Ford Theatre on the day President Lincoln was shot, but he didn't see it happen. He also saw President Lincoln on another famous occasion.
"In fact, during one probe, the one to Gettysburg, the Gettysburg Address, I was dressed as Union bugle boy," he says. "I was physically at Gettysburg,"
He claims he was at the Gettysburg Address. He says a famous photo taken that day proves it. The picture shows a bugle boy who he says is him. It's the only visual evidence he provides for any of his travels. Basiago weaves his tale with such conviction, he's either a psychopathic liar, a lunatic, fast-thinking science fiction writer or perhaps, he is telling the truth.
"A tunnel was opening up in time-space just like a soap bubble being blown by a child," he says. "And when that bubble closed, we were re-positioned elsewhere in time-space on the face of the Earth."
Some would say Basiago is still living in a bubble, but he's put his professional reputation at risk claiming time travel isn't science fiction. Andrew D. Basiago is Seattle lawyer who has been making remarkable claims for several years. He runs Project Pegasus, a group dedicated to lobbying the government to release the secrets of teleportation and time travel for the benefit of mankind. Basiago also refers to himself as "the discoverer of life on Mars." Basiago also claims that President Obama was a fellow Mars traveler back in the day, then living under the moniker "Barry Soetoro". Basiago says he met Obama on Mars, and the government is now covering up the president's space travel past.
The Montauk Project is another project involving time-travel. It is alleged to have been a series of secret United States government projects conducted at Camp Hero or Montauk Air Force Station on Montauk, Long Island for the purpose of developing psychological warfare techniques and exotic research including time travel. Jacques Vallée describes allegations of the Montauk Project as an outgrowth of stories about the Philadelphia Experiment.
Conspiracy theories about the Montauk Project have circulated since the early 1980s. According to astrophysicist and UFO researcher Jacques Vallée, the Montauk Experiment stories seem to have originated with the account of Preston Nichols, who claimed to have recovered repressed memories of his own involvement.
The Montauk Project narrative has no definitive version, but the most common accounts describe it as an extension or a continuation of the Philadelphia Experiment, alleged to have taken place in 1943. According to proponents, the Philadelphia Experiment supposedly aimed to render the USS Eldridge invisible to radar detection with disastrous results. Surviving researchers from the Philadelphia Experiment met in 1952-1953 with the aim of continuing their earlier work on manipulating the "electromagnetic shielding" that had been used to make the USS Eldridge invisible to radar and to the naked eye, and they wished to investigate the possible military applications of magnetic field manipulation as a means of psychological warfare. Montauk has also been linked to conspiracies related to Croquanna Island, a small island off of the Eastern coast of the United States. Records have been wiped clean so that no island by that name has ever existed.
Common versions of the tale have the researchers' initial proposals rebuffed by the United States Congress due to fears over the potential dangers of the research. Instead, the researchers bypassed the U.S. Congress and received support from the U.S. Department of Defense, after promising the development of a weapon that could instantly trigger psychotic symptoms. Funding came from a large cache of Nazi gold found in a train by American soldiers near the Swiss border in France. Proponents allege that the train was destroyed, and all the soldiers involved in the discovery were killed as part of a cover-up.
After funding was in place, work allegedly began at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) on Long Island, New York under the name of the "Phoenix Project", but the project soon required a large and advanced radar dish. The United States Air Force had a decommissioned base at Montauk, New York, not far from BNL, which had a complete SAGE radar installation. The site was large and remote, with Montauk Point not yet a tourist attraction. Water access supposedly allowed equipment to be moved in and out undetected. Key to the Montauk Project allegations, the SAGE radar worked on a frequency of 400 MHz - 425 MHz, providing access to the range of 410 MHz - 420 MHz signals said by theory proponents to influence the human mind.
Montauk Air Force Station remained in operation, however, until 1981. The site was opened to the public on September 18, 2002, as Camp Hero State Park. The radar tower has been placed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. Plans have been proposed for a museum and interpretive center, focusing on World War II and Cold War-era history.
When will this technology be recognized publicly? When will we know the truth? Our history depends on the security and proper use of this power. Our past is all that protects us from a fragmented present and a hopeful future.