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Taken from the website above, if you have ever wondered about UFO’s (not little green men or grays or whatever they want to call them nowadays) Keely’s experience and research did not go to waste, if you research you will find that shortly after his airship display and after he retired UFO reports began appearing across the southwest, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, etc.
Some believe these may have been the forerunners to the dirigible airships but the stories in the papers of that day said the vehicles were metal and round, some were cylindrical in shape which giving the impression they were dirigibles……



“….. Many noted men of science of the day thoroughly examined Keely’s inventions, his laboratory, and the scientific demonstrations performed by Keely and were completely convinced about Keely’s scientific achievements.

The establishment journal, “Scientific American”, would have none of it, however. After Keely’s untimely death they went to his old laboratory looking for evidence of fraud. They thought they had found what they were looking for when they lifted a couple of floorboards and found a large (four feet in diameter) cast iron sphere from which protruded pieces of broken pipe. A newspaper article written while Keely was still alive tells the story of the 3-ton iron sphere. It seems that the reporter had gone to see Keely and found the inventor in his laboratory tearing a large hole in the floor. Keely greeted the reporter but did not seem to be in a talkative mood.



This is how Davidson explains what happened next: “After enlarging the hole, Keely attached a strange belt with several mechanisms built into it to his waist. He then attached a thin wire leading from the belt to a large sphere resting in the corner of the laboratory. After a few moments of intense concentration by Keely the ponderous globe slowly lifted a few inches from the floor. Keely then ‘floated’ the iron sphere over to the hole in the floorboards and allowed the huge mass to settle gently to the ground below the floor level.

After a few adjustments to the belt mechanism Keely again seemed lost in rapt concentration. This time the globe slowly but inexorably settled itself into the earth, buried by the opposite of levitation; namely, supergravity. Keely had evidently caused the apparent mass of the sphere to increase to such an extent that it sank into the firm earth much as a heavy rock sinks into mud. The inventor told the reporter that he was merely making room in his lab and clearing away outmoded equipment.”



The gravity belt was but one step towards Keely’s ‘airship’ or ‘aerial navigator’ as he called it. In 1896 he demonstrated a 6-foot diameter airship to the press and the then War Department. Mounted on it was a small stool placed before a keyboard. Attached to the keyboard were a collection of finely tuned resonation plates and vibratory mechanisms. Keely explained that when these plates were polarized with ‘negative attraction’ the craft would rise and float above the ground. The craft was now under the influence of the etheric polar current. By damping out certain notes Keely caused the airship to accelerate to any desired speed.

In Davidson’s words, “When the War Department witnessed his demonstration in an open field the airship went from zero velocity to 500 miles per hour within a few seconds. There were no acceleration effects to Keely who was sitting before the keyboard on the stool in the open air and controlling the airship. The government officials, although impressed, could see no use for the complex device so did not pursue the matter further.”



The controlling mechanism for Keely’s airship “consisted of a row of 100 vibratory bars representing the enharmonic and diatonic scales. When half of the bars were damped the craft would move at 500 miles per hour. If all the bars were damped, gravity would resume control and the craft would settle to the earth. There were no moving parts in the ship’s propelling mechanism. It was unaffected by weather as it could rise above any storm. The instrument for guiding the airship was distinctly different from the propelling feature.”

This was seven years before the Wright brothers demonstrated the first ever airplane acknowledged by history, in 1903!

John Ernst Worrell Keely may well have been one of the greatest scientists of all time. Yet he is dismissed as a fake and imposter who tried to hoodwink the public and scientific establishment of his day. …”



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