Nikola Tesla is one of the greatest scientists and innovators that made a great impact on the world we know. His inventions are part of our modern day technology. In addition to being a great scientific mind, he was among first people to reveal that he came across extraterrestrial messages from outer space.
Tesla is famous for his numerous inventions, among which are discoveries such as wireless radio communications, turbine engines, helicopters (Da Vinci had the same idea even before him), fluorescent and neon lights, torpedoes and the X-ray and many others. It is estimated that Tesla made nearly 700 worldwide patents during his life.
This extremely talented innovator and scientists also believed that there is the extraterrestrial presence in the universe.
He said the following in an interview for Time:
I think that nothing can be more important than interplanetary communication. It will certainly come some day, and the certitude that there are other human beings in the universe, working, suffering, struggling, like ourselves, will produce a magic effect on mankind and will form the foundation of a universal brotherhood that will last as long as humanity itself.
His first contact with extraterrestrial radio signals happened in 1900 in his Colorado Springs Laboratory. His announcement was considered as crazy by the scientific community.
He was also the first to discover the infamous Black Knight Satellite. Even though Tesla believed to have spotted it in 1899, the research community confirmed its existence in 1932.
He wrote the following:
I can never forget the first sensations I experienced when it dawned upon me that I had observed something possibly of incalculable consequences to mankind. I felt as though I were present at the birth of a new knowledge or the revelation of a great truth. Even now, at times, I can vividly recall the incident, and see my apparatus as though it were actually before me. My first observations positively terrified me, as there was present in them something mysterious, not to say supernatural, and I was alone in my laboratory at night; but at that time the idea of these disturbances being intelligently controlled signals did not yet present itself to me.
The changes I noted were taking place periodically, and with such a clear suggestion of number and order that they were not traceable to any cause then known to me. I was familiar, of course, with such electrical disturbances as are produced by the sun, Aurora Borealis and earth currents, and I was as sure as I could be of any fact that these variations were due to none of these causes. The nature of my experiments precluded the possibility of the changes being produced by atmospheric disturbances, as has been rashly asserted by some. It was some time afterward when the thought flashed upon my mind that the disturbances I had observed might be due to an intelligent control. Although I could not decipher their meaning, it was impossible for me to think of them as having been entirely accidental. The feeling is constantly growing on me that I had been the first to hear the greeting of one planet to another. . . . I was not merely beholding a vision, but had caught sight of a great and profound truth. –Talking with planets by Nikola Tesla.
He also stated the following after he thought to have intercepted signals from Mars:
Others may scoff at this suggestion…[of] communicat[ing] with one of our heavenly neighbors, as Mars…or treat it as a practical joke, but I have been in deep earnest about it every since I made my first observations in Colorado Springs… At the time, there existed no wireless plant other than mine that could produce a disturbance perceptible in a radius of more than a few miles. Furthermore, the conditions under which I operated were ideal, and I was well trained for the work. The character of the disturbances recorded precluded the possibility of their being of terrestrial origin, and I also eliminated the influence of the sun, moon, and Venus. As I then announced, the signals consisted in a regular repetition of numbers, and subsequent study convinced me that they must have emanated from Mars, the planet having just then been close to the earth. –Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla : Biography of a Genius.
Based on all these experiences and encounters with mysterious signals, Tesla firmly believed that the signals were of extraterrestrial origin.
Tesla believed that even the simplest form of communication could indicate that advanced extraterrestrial beings are trying to contact us even in the form of intelligible radio transmission signals.