THE BELL: PART TWO

The 1965 crash of a supposed UFO at Kecksburg is often referred to in UFO-circles as the “Roswell of Pennsylvania.”

A brief description from ufoevidence.org:

On December 9 1965, hundreds of witnesses in southern Canada, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania observed a UFO crash from the sky. In March 1966, scientist and UFO investigator Ivan Sanderson compiled an account from various eye witness stories.

The object took six minutes to pass the observed trajectory, from which Sanderson calculated a speed of 1,600 km/h, which, if accurate, would rule out a meteor. Several pilots spoke of being buffeted by shock waves as the thing passed them. There were also stories of a sonic boom and vibrations felt on the ground. The smoke trail was so intense that it remained visible for up to twenty minutes. During the final few miles of its flight the object seemed to change course.

After the impact the police set off the forest. They were subsequently chased away by the military. A few hours later the military team told them they had found nothing.

In January 1980 UFO investigator Clark McClelland interviewed the assistant fire chief of Kecksburg, James Mayes, and Melvin Reese, another fireman. They reported that their team had come within sixty meters of the object. They had seen an object on the ground that had smashed its way through the trees. Mayes explained how the military had cordoned off the woods and had established a temporary base, complete with telecom link. Fire chief Robert Bitner later confirmed this story. He also said had seen an object that was 1.8m high, 2m wide and some 5m long, clearly not an aircraft. It was resting at an angle on the ground as if it had impacted nearly horizontally. Another fire officer, ‘Pete’, stated he had seen a ring of bumpers around it into which were described some pictorial symbols. Being of Polish decent he could read Russian and stated that they were not Russian.

Researcher Ray Boeche file a Freedom of Information request for more data on the incident. In 1985 30 pages of data were procured. It was insignificant information, except for a memo that said a three man team had been dispatched to the site to pick up an object. The final conclusion of the file was that the UFO was a meteor.

A theory has been proposed that the object was a crashed Russian satellite (Cosmos 96). However, NASA has released data that say that Cosmos 96 reentered Earth’s orbit on December 9, 3.15 a.m. The crash took place 13 hours later.

After the US TV series Unsolved Mysteries had reported the case two new witnesses came forward. One was a USAF officer at Lockbourne AFB (near Columbus, Ohio). In the early hours of December 10, a truck arrived by the little used back gate of the base and he was ordered to patrol it. It was a flat-bed with a large tarpaulin on the surface covering a conical object. He was told to shoot anyone who tried to get too close. He was advised the truck was bound for Wright Patterson AFB, which is the reputed home of other crashed saucers.

The other witness was a building contractor who was asked two days later to take a load of 6,500 special bricks to a hangar inside Wright Patterson. When he sneaked a look inside the hangar he saw a bell-shaped device, some 4m. high sitting there. Several men wearing white anti-radiation style suits were inspecting the object. After he had been escorted out he was told that he had just seen an object that would become common knowledge in 20 years time.

The object was a bell-shape. Many have taken this as a direct link to the myth surround die glocke, the mythical Nazi experiment (Read Part One of this article HERE)

From abovetopsecret.com, which by the way provides a brilliant and in-depth article on the incident, the bell is described by one witness as “a bronze colored, acorn shaped, and 12 by 25 feet in size object with a raised “blunt” end that had strange markings on it.” When you look at depictions of what the ‘acorn’ looked like, it is easy to conclude that there must be a link of some sort with that and the bell shaped device the Nazi’s were supposedly experimenting with twenty years previous.

You can read the abovetopsecret article HERE

To me, what makes the Kecksburg incident seem like such a genuine cover-up, is what happened to local reporter John Murphy. Go HERE to learn about the role Murphy had to play in the Kecksburg incident.

How strange that after being silenced regarding the crash, or whatever it was, he was killed in a hit and run? Was he targeted by government agents after being deemed a liability?

The Kecksburg doesn’t get as much exposure in the press as Roswell, but it is just as mysterious.

See the doc below:

Hopefully these two posts have allowed you to learn a little bit about the mystery surrounding die glocke, and the Kecksburg UFO crash. Whilst there’s nothing new I can write about these, I can link you to some great articles that already been written about them, which is what I’ve done.

Let me know your thoughts below. What do you think about die glocke? What do you think about Kecksburg? Is there a link between the two?

THE BELL: PART ONE

The Bell, or Die Glocke in German, is a kind of world war two myth – one of the wunderwaffe, or wonder weapons, that the Nazi’s developed in secret, rumoured to have superweapon qualities. These wunderwaffe included plans for Nazi ballistic missile submarines, turbo jet dive bombers, sub-orbital antipodal bombers, experiments with nuclear energy, superguns, the ‘Sun Gun’ – a parabolic mirror placed in orbit, used to focus sunlight onto locations on Earth’s surface, even the V2 rocket.

Tested in an underground facility, the bell is rumoured to have been many things; an anti-gravity experiment, a piece of a crashed UFO… even a type of time-travel device. Some accounts speak of the bell creating a window into the past. Most sources state that the bell was indeed an anti-gravity experiment.

From the wikipedia description of the bell:

Claims about the existence of Die Glocke originated in the works of Igor Witkowski. His 2000 Polish language book Prawda O Wunderwaffe (The Truth About The Wonder Weapon, reprinted in German as Die Wahrheit über die Wunderwaffe), refers to it as “The Nazi-Bell”. Witkowski wrote that he first discovered the existence of Die Glocke by reading transcripts from an interrogation of former Nazi SS Officer Jakob Sporrenberg. According to Witkowski, he was shown the supposedly classified transcripts in August 1997 by an unnamed Polish intelligence contact who claimed to have access to Polish government documents regarding Nazi secret weapons. Witkowski maintains that he was only allowed to transcribe the documents and was not allowed to make any copies. Although no evidence of the veracity of Witkowski’s claims have been produced, they reached a wider audience when they were retold by British author Nick Cook, who added his own speculations to Witkowski’s claims in The Hunt for Zero Point.

Allegedly an experiment carried out by Third Reich scientists working for the SS in a German facility known as Der Riese (“The Giant”) near the Wenceslaus mine and close to the Czech border, Die Glocke is described as being a device “made out of a hard, heavy metal” approximately 9 feet wide and 12 to 15 feet high having a shape similar to that of a large bell. According to Cook, this device ostensibly contained two counter-rotating cylinders which would be “filled with a mercury-like substance, violet in color. This metallic liquid was code-named “Xerum 525”” and was otherwise cautiously “stored in a tall thin thermos flask a meter high encased in lead”. Additional substances said to be employed in the experiments, referred to as Leichtmetall (light metal), “included thorium and beryllium peroxides”. Cook describes Die Glocke as emitting strong radiation when activated, an effect that supposedly lead to the death of several unnamed scientists and various plant & animal test subjects. Based upon certain external indications, Witkowski speculates that the ruins of a metal framework in the vicinity of the Wenceslas mine (aesthetically dubbed “The Henge”) may have once served as test rig for an experiment in “anti-gravity propulsion” generated with Die Glocke; others, however, dismiss the derelict structure as simply being a conventional industrial cooling tower.

Witkowski’s claims along with Cook’s speculations prompted further conjecture about the device from American fringe science authors such as Joseph P. Farrell, Jim Marrs, and Henry Stevens. Farrell claims that the device was considered so important to the Nazis that they killed 60 scientists that worked on the project and buried them in a mass grave. In his book, Hitler’s Suppressed and Still-Secret Weapons, Science and Technology (2007), Stevens speculates that Die Glocke contained red mercury and describes stories alleging that a concave mirror on top of the device provided the ability to see “images from the past” during its operation. Witkowski speculated that Die Glocke ended up in a “Nazi-friendly South American country”. Cook speculated that it was moved to the United States as part of a deal made with SS General Hans Kammler.

According to Patrick Kiger writing in National Geographic, Die Glocke has become a “popular subject of speculation” and a following similar to science fiction fandom exists around it and other alleged Nazi “miracle weapons” of Wunderwaffen.

The consensus does seem to be that the bell was a genuine Nazi experiment into anti-gravity, (although whether the technology originated from crashed extra-terrestrial craft is anyone’s guess) and that after the war the technology was picked-up by scientists in the US – which in itself has far-reaching ramifications. If that is the course of events, then could all of the UFO sightings of the last century in fact be sightings of top secret anti-gravity aircraft? This is not a new question. Indeed it goes hand in hand with the UFO phenomenon… but perhaps die glocke was the very beginnings of it.

Below is a pretty good documentary on die glocke, and related Nazi experiments and tech. At the very end of this post there is also an embedded video of an interview conducted with Igor Witowski, including footage of the ‘water-tower’, said to house either the bell itself, or a large cooling tank used in its experimentation.





The interview with Igor Witowski

Part Two of this article will be posted in a day or so, and will be concerned with what happened in Kecksburg in 1965…

IT’S LIFE, JIM, BUT NOT… OH… NEVER MIND

Over at TrekMovie.com, Kayla Lacovino has an article up discussing the claims of an astrobiologist to have found extraterrestrial microbes fossilized in a meteorite.
As she points out, this happened before in 1996, and in all truth it will probably happen again.

As exciting as it would be to find alien microbes and verify that they are of the ‘third kind’ I think that the public wouldn’t get too excited about it. Whilst for most the implications of actually finding evidence of a form of life beyond our planet would excite, for the general public this wouldn’t mean all that much.

When you say extraterrestrial life, you think ET. Not ET’s sneeze fossilized.

But then, following that train of thought, if you find ET’s sneeze, surely you eventually find ET…

Head on over to TrekMovie.com

http://trekmovie.com/2011/03/06/science-supplemental-has-a-nasa-scientist-found-alien-life-in-meteorites-not-likely/

I WANT TO BELIEVE

This is a sort of postscript to a previous article, UFO’s IN PHOTOGRAPHS FROM NASA SERVER, which you can read by going HERE

It has proved to be the most popular article on the site. I think it is because a lot of people have a genuine interest, or curiosity, toward the phenomenon of UFO’s. I think it’s because they’re not just here-say. We have pictures of them. We have videos. We have thousands and thousands of people popping up each year claiming to have seen one with their own eyes. Even if you said that 99% of these sightings were fake… what about that 1%? You cannot be 100% sure that UFOs do not exist, so therefore there is always that little tiny probability that a few people have actually seen one.

The pictures that have been found on the NASA server are intriguing. They genuinely look like there is some kind of craft in them – and it is definitely not like anything we have flying in the sky at the moment… that we know of.

As I stated in the article itself, it could very well be a top secret aircraft. But what if it isn’t? There’s something in those pictures though. I had one person respond to the article saying “It’s a sticker on the window.” The proof is there for you to see. There’s something in those pictures, flying. A craft. Alien or Human in origin and design, it is nevertheless a craft. There’s no way it is a reflection, a sticker on the window, a photoshop fake. It’s there. On a NASA server.

This all leads me to a thought I had which you can either agree with or not, it’s your choice. It could explain how these pictures weren’t stopped from ending up on a public NASA server though – what if the governments of the world know that their time is running out on this issue? With modern photography equipment, etc, it is only a matter of time before someone comes up with real hard proof of a UFO visiting Earth. How can they suddenly break their silence after so many decades of lies? Perhaps leaking stuff like this on to the web, gradually, bit by bit, is their way of letting us in on the biggest secret in history.

Think of it as damage control. It’s like breaking the bad news gently.

Julian Assange has stated that future wikileaks will concern UFO’s. Why would the governments of the world not stamp all over this? Perhaps they want him to tell us a bit of what they know. Perhaps, as much as wikileaks is a pain in their backsides, it is also a help in letting go of some of their most highly classified secrets.

There is something in those pictures. NASA allowed them on a public server, for all to see. I think NASA did that on purpose as part of a plan of disclosure to gradually let everyone in on the secret.

Wikileaks will release official documents containing information regarding UFO’s later this year. Eventually we will know the truth. Those of us who want to believe.

THE ROCK FERRY

A few days ago, NASA announced that it was looking into the possibility of using asteroids to ferry astronauts to and fro Earth on a future mission to the red planet. The initial idea was to piggy back on an asteroid passing Earth on its way to Mars, using the mass of the asteroid to absorb the cosmic radiation that would otherwise pose a significant risk to the astronauts:

Cosmic rays can damage DNA, increasing the risks of cancer and cataracts for space travelers. Current research suggests that the amount of radiation that would bombard an astronaut during a thousand-day, round-trip Mars mission increases his or her risk of cancer by 1 to 19 percent.

So the idea would not only save on fuel, on maneuvering propellant, and the overall cost of the mission, it would also prove itself to be a far safer way of travelling to our sister planet.

The only trouble is that the viable asteroids passing Earth on their way to Mars are few and far between and do not have a regular orbit going from one planet to the other.

So now the new thinking is that we should try to divert the course of an asteroid passing Earth and aim it at Mars a bit like changing the direction of a train by switching the tracks, steering it in a different direction.

The options available for changing the course of an asteroid are varied and hypothetical; they range from using explosives to tethers to correct the course of a 10 or 20 metre lump of rock travelling at unbelievable speeds. No easy task, for sure.

We have shown with the Hayabusa mission that we can land on an asteroid with relative ease. Now we need to be able to change its trajectory and remain on the surface of one for an entire year. But surely this is a natural leap from landing an unmanned probe to landing a crew on one. We could take enough fuel to Mars in large tanks for the coast home, or send another asteroid the way of Mars for the astronauts to hook up with them for the return journey; in that eventuality we could instead take along the materials necessary to establish a tentative base on the planets surface.

It’s an ingenious idea. And we could possibly use it to travel further outward.
As I have previously stated (HERE) I personally believe that our real chance of finding life within our solar system lies beneath the icy surface of Europa. But the Jovian moons are a long way away, and the effects that cosmic radiation would have on a human crew making the journey would surely be detrimental if not fatal. But if we can ride using an asteroid, at incredible speed, and with the risk of radiation exposure taken away… then why not?

I have no doubt we could get to Mars and land on it, and establish some form of colony. But to what end? Mars is a lifeless, barren world. From what we can tell, if there was any life on it, then it has been gone for a very long time. Perhaps there was never life there. But there is a strong possibility of life beneath Europa’s surface.
That is where we should head.
Test the asteroid-piggy-back idea out first, boost the public’s interest in space by making the ‘giant leap’ to a new world, but then we should turn our attention outward to Jupiter and to the ocean beneath Europa…

Click HERE to learn more.

PROJECT MANNEQUIN

I’ve come across a slightly paranoid yet fantastic site, called educate-yourself.org which details all manner of conspiracy’s. There’s plenty on there to have a look at and I recommend giving it a ten minutes of your time.

Whilst you might think most of it is a bit too much like Mulder’s ravings in X-Files, I found it very interesting and it fed that part of me that likes to engage with a good conspiracy.

One of the pages that stood out to me was the page dealing with Project Mannequin.

It is about a man called James Casbolt who was brain-washed since childhood and who has slowly started to recover his memories of his experiences.

An excerpt:

People simply don’t understand just how technologically advanced the NWO is compared to the civilian sector. We aren’t talking about fifty years ahead, we’re talking about one thousand years ahead. Cloning, total mind control, invisibility, anti-gravity, free energy, age regression, soul transfers, extended life spans, time travel, space portals, ability to cure any disease, time machines, etc. are already in the hands of the NWO and their military lap dogs. We are living in a make-believe world of pretend democracy while being lied to by pretend representatives, pretend media, and pretend leaders, of which a large percentage are working on behalf of the NWO to destroy this country and usher in the satanic One World government.

You can go straight to the page HERE

The topics covered on the site range from Cancer, the New World Order, Water Supply Sabotage and Homeography.

Whatever you think of what is said on the site, I think it’s worth a read. Conspiracy theorists are perceived as paranoid scare-mongers, but I think that actually they just have an opinion on something, a certain outlook that they want to share. They want someone out there to say “You know, you have a point there.” I think that most of them just want you to think about what they’re saying.

Go there, by clicking HERE and have a look about. I did. I may not have bought into the concept of the human race being ruled by alien overlords, but the site made me think at the very least.

9 PINK BLOBS

[Whilst this blog post has nothing to do with Disney’s The Black Hole, how can you mention black holes without either having Maximillian (Maximillian!!!) or Reinhardt?]

This image of a ring of black holes has been around on the web for a few days now, but if you haven’t seen it already I think you’ll be impressed by it.

The image was made by compositing X-Ray images form the Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble – you can learn more about Chandra by clicking HERE

This is the run-down from Sify:

The composite image of Arp 147, a pair of interacting galaxies located about 430 million light-years from Earth, shows X-rays from the NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory (pink) and optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope (red, green, blue) produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Md.

Arp 147 contains the remnant of a spiral galaxy (right) that collided with the elliptical galaxy on the left.

This collision has produced an expanding wave of star formation that shows up as a blue ring containing in abundance of massive young stars.

The nine X-ray sources scattered around the ring in Arp 147 are so bright that they must be black holes, with masses that are likely ten to twenty times that of the Sun.

An X-ray source is also detected in the nucleus of the red galaxy on the left and may be powered by a poorly-fed supermassive black hole. This source is not obvious in the composite image but can easily be seen in the X-ray image.

Other objects unrelated to Arp 147 are also visible: a foreground star in the lower left of the image and a background quasar as the pink source above and to the left of the red galaxy.

Infrared observations with NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and ultraviolet observations with NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) have allowed estimates of the rate of star formation in the ring.

These estimates, combined with the use of models for the evolution of binary stars have allowed the authors to conclude that the most intense star formation may have ended some 15 million years ago, in Earth’s time frame.

You can read the full article at Sify HERE and by visiting NASA themselves HERE

It’s nice to actually see some visual evidence of black holes (the pink blobs around the galaxy on the right) and it’s also nice to see that Hubble is still contributing to major astrological discoveries, even as it nears the end of its tenure as the great eye in the sky…

THE 8 INVENTIONS OF JULES VERNE THAT CAME TRUE (via National Geographic)

It is the 183rd Birthday Anniversary of Jules Verne, and National Geographic is running a post detailing the 8 technologies Jules Verne mentioned in his work that have actually become a reality today.

Probably the least surprising of the list is the electric submarine and the rocket, because they’re so familiar to people who have read or heard of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and From The Earth To the Moon.

One that took me by surprise was the tazer, and how similar yet different his idea of how it would work was. He envisioned a type of glass electric bullet, whilst the real version that we have developed today involves firing a type of metal pin into someone, and administering a few thousand volts via a thin connecting cable. There is something equally visionary and quaint about the way Verne envisioned these technologies. It was much simpler age, and when you look at what he ‘thought of first’ you realise what a great mind the man really had.

You can look at all 8 by clicking HERE

You can also click HERE to download 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea from Project Gutenberg – a database of free ebooks for you to download, legally, and legitimately.

CAN YOU TRAVEL BACK IN TIME?

Someone I follow on @twitter, a very fine fellow called @SenorGeekus asked me a question relating to travelling through time. I thought my reasoning about time travel (whether I’m right or wrong) would make an interesting post. So here it is. Agree with me, disagree with me. I”ll be interested in reading your comments below.

I am going to describe two possible methods of backwards time travel and the problems they both pose to the time traveller.

The first is that you could travel backwards in time, but that your presence there would affect the timeline, and when you travelled to your ‘present’ time you would actually emerge into an alternate universe created by the changes your presence caused in the timeline.

To explain, you travel back in time to stop your Father from dying when you were 5. You prevent him from dying, but you drastically change the timeline in doing so. When you return to your normal time, you are in a seperate timeline. The change in the timeline would be quite obvious, your Father would be around, etc etc. What I mean is that you would know that you had emerged into a present that is different to the one you left originally.

What about a more subtle change?

You travel back in time to observe a historical event. You do not bump into anyone, talk to anyone, anything obvious. But say, perhaps, that your breathing affects the timeline because of the CO2 you have released into the atmosphere (think of the butterfly effect where a butterfly flapping its wings can cause a bigger event to happen on the other side of the world). What about where you have walked, objects you have come into contact with? When you return to your normal time, things may look very much the same, but you still would have altered the timeline ever so slightly, and would thus still emerge into an alternate timeline and universe even if you couldn’t tell it apart from the one you left.

The most well known film to deal with this kind of paradox is Back to the Future.

Marty McFly witnesses Doc Brown killed at the beginning of Back to the Future. He then travels to the past, and during the course of his adventure he leaves a note in Doc’s pocket telling him to wear a bullet-proof vest. When he travels back to the future, he witnesses Doc shot and supposedly killed again, but then all of a sudden Doc sits up and shows that he was wearing a bullet proof vest all along, and that he had the note Marty had put in his pocket 30 years before.

So… did Marty create an alternate timeline, one where Doc lives, leaving behind the original timeline where Doc dies? Well we know that Marty returns to find his parents different people, more successful and full of life, and that the antagonist Biff is a much more pleasant character after he has returned from the past, so we know he has changed the timeline.

So in Back to the Future, time travel does seem to lean more towards the quantum theory version of time travel – the multiple timeline and universe outlook. The actions of the time traveller going into the past change the timeline, even if he or she does so in only slight ways.

The other option for travelling back through time involves the predestination paradox. Let us say that you can travel back in time, but you have no influence on the timeline at all. You go back to stop your father dying when you were 5, but you cannot touch anything, you cannot interact with anything in the timeline.

Your actions in the past have no consequence. Reasoning would dictate that you are merely an observer then – but I think that the key lies with the fact that you cannot change the past in this version of backwards time travel.

Therefore, if you cannot change it, then to my reasoning you cannot visit it. If we are talking about sending a human being into the past, then really you cannot send somebody back in time if they have no reality in that timeline.
You cannot breathe in that timeline, you cannot stand on the ground in that timeline, etc etc, you are not allowed to exist in that timeline because time is locked and cannot be changed, it is all predestined to unfold as it has done, and so really its a double negative. We know that a human being, a living human being, cannot observe events in the fashion of Ebenezer Scrooge observing events from his past. It belongs in ghost stories. If we are going to travel back in time, we will have some effect on the timeline, and if we cannot have any effect on the timeline then surely the laws of nature will prevent us from being able to achieve backwards time travel.

So which one is correct?

1. You can go back, but in doing so you will create alternate timelines, and can never return to the original timeline

or

2. You cannot travel back in time, because events are predetermined to happen or are locked in place, by the predestination paradox, and therefore makes travel backwards in time a mute point

I believe the answer to be 2. If you invoke the rule of Ockhams Rule, which dictates that the simplest of two answers to a problem is usually the correct one, then you have to choose 2 as it provides the simplest answer to the problem = and that answer is No.

To me, you can only go back in time if you can exist in the past, and if you cannot exist in the past then you cannot travel to it. To travel to a time where you have no free will would surely be impossible; although the prospect of travelling into the past is an exciting one for free-thinkers.

However, whilst I do not believe that you can travel back in time… I think you could travel forward.

Again, I think there are two options. One involves travelling with great speed away from gravity, and the other involves folding the fabric of space-time itself.

1. You travel at high speed away from Earth, away from gravity, for four years but 100 years pass on Earth. Therefore you have travelled 100 years into the future, yet have only lived four years yourself. From your perspective you have travelled forward in time, though from the other side of the differential Earth has been monitoring your passage through space for a century. The other method is to travel around a black hole, at the point where the black holes gravity begins to distort space-time, creating a differential between the time around the black hole and the time whilst you travel within its orbit.

2. You travel through a wormhole, using it to pull together (or fold) the fabric of space itself to allow you to travel from one point of the galaxy to another almost instantly. However you now use the wormhole to travel between the present and the future instead, since the wormhole exists between space and time and can theoretically be used to travel to both.

It does make your head hurt when you think about time, and the many options that come with it. With my limited knowledge and outlook, I can barely understand the concepts of time travel and it would take a far better intellect than mine to fully consider all of the options.

But to answer the question posed to me by @SenorGeekus on @twitter, I do not think that time travel would affect creation, because I do not think you can travel back in time, and therefore you can only go forward into what is to come. You cannot undo what is done.

Going into tomorrow you would see what is coming, but I don’t know what good it would do you since you wouldn’t be able to travel back to the present with the knowledge you had gained.

And of course there is always the argument that there is actually no such thing as time, and that what we call time is merely a measurement of something, the wait between one moment and another.

I don’t think you can go back but I do think you can go forward.

But why would you want to?

CONUNDRUM OF THE NAVIGATOR

I want to bring to your attention a fantastic article at mjyoung.net written by M. Joseph Young, that I read a little while back concerning time travel in Flight of the Navigator.

Everyone thinks of Back to the Future when they think about time travel in movies, but I have always considered Flight of the Navigator to be a prime example of time travel. For a Disney film it actually has quite a complex time travel element. I’m not saying that Back to the Future doesn’t have well-thought-out time travel theories and concepts, and that it doesn’t open your mind to how time travel works, but I think Flight of the Navigator is example of time travel in film that you don’t hear cited often.

The main character, David is taken from his own time, and left in the future when the ship is on crashes into power cables. There he reconnects with his family, who have been without him for eight years, although no time has passed for David.

Through a course of events he finds himself at NASA, and manages to get on-board the crashed craft and navigate it away from the authorities. He is then taken back in time, presumably to the point just after he was initially abducted, with one of the small creatures from the spaceship in his pocket.

What might appear to be a simple, straight-forward time travel story becomes much more complex when you start to dissect it. I won’t do so here, because when you look at the site I am pointing you to, you will see why. It is a LONG article, and complex in its dissection. But it makes for fascinating reading, and highlights the thought that went behind one of my favourite childhood movies.

You can read the whole article by clicking HERE and I hope you really enjoy it. I did.

You can also check out this trailer for Flight of the Navigator. If you grew up watching it on VHS, this is pure nostalgia.