Science still doesn’t have any proof that time travel works, that it exists and that we can build a machine that would be usable to time travel, but according to Andrew Basiago, American lawyer and self-proclaimed “Chrononaut”, time travel not only exists; it is part of a real life Philadelphia Experiment that includes teleportation technology, trips to Mars, and “remote sensing” military experiments.

Andrew Basiago claims to be one of 140 kids who participated in a DARPA time-space program called Project Pegasus in the late 60s and early 70s. The covert project succeeded in using previously undisclosed Nikola Tesla papers to harness something called ‘radiant energy’, a universal force which bends space-time and allows for “real time” teleportation travel, as well as time travel. This tightly guarded technology is supposedly capable of not only yielding a truly revolutionary type of transportation for the 21st century, it has resulted in bases on Mars, and government “jump rooms,” where “chrononauts” (who are often children due to their ability to withstand the wear and tear of time travel) leap through Stargate-like tunnels using advanced holographic technology. Basiago says that the time travellers were sent back to alternate timelines in the past, which helped avoid paradoxes. Basiago even claims to have photographic evidence of himself as a child a few days before the Lincoln assassination.

Now, trying to prove it without any evidence except a picture that we don’t even know if is real or photoshopped isn’t easy and definitely cannot be approved by science. However, a few scientists would lend support to the idea of macroscopic objects such as people time travelling. But how unlikely is it for particles to time travel? According to some, not very. Particle physicists Tom Weiler and Chui Man Ho say that recent experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, known as the LHC, suggest the possibility of revolutionary and, some say dangerous, new particles. The Higgs singlets, as they are called, may be able to send messages between the future and the past. The danger is in the fact that those signals can change our past and along with it completely change our future. Some believe that people in the future are using it to correct the past though. These yet cannot be proven, but the theory of sending messages through time is supported by the M-theory, known as the “Theory of everything,” and is supported by prominent physicist Masao Ninomiya, who has publicly stated he believes the frequent failures and setbacks of LHC are the result of interferences from the future. The question is though: how does it exactly work? In 2011, a controversial discovery at the LHC suggested the possibility that neutrinos can travel faster than the speed of light, and that they can essentially be made to appear before the experiment which actually creates them. The finding raises the possibility that Einstein’s immutable law of physics, the universal constant known as the speed of light, is not in fact immutable.

These researches and discoveries truly are stunning, but it makes you think: what if something goes wrong? We can only speculate, but until something happens, we won’t know for sure and we’re sure that the research will take quite a while to give results.

Martina Bencek