Tonight's guest James McCanney touches on some of Tesla's theories in his new book. The brilliant and idiosyncratic inventor has long been a subject of fascination. Some even have espoused that Nikola Tesla was a kind of alien.
For instance according to the Unarians, a group that bases their teachings on channeled messages attributed to various ETs and Atlantean beings, Tesla was the reincarnation of the great universal overseer Michiel, who first came to Earth 500,000 years ago and started the civilization of Yu. Before "he descended to earth to as Nikola Tesla," the Unarians say he had been Leonardo da Vinci in an earlier incarnation.
Theresa Walsh, in her interesting essay about the wizardry of Tesla, notes that his lifespan coincided with that of Edgar Cayce, whose readings detailed forgotten technologies of Atlantis. "Could Tesla, with his extreme sensitivity, have been getting messages across time from Atlantis, or could he have been a reincarnated Atlantean engineer?" Walsh ponders. She also notes that Col. Philip Corso mentioned in his book The Day After Roswell, that Tesla's "death ray" technology was similar to a device found aboard the crashed disc at Roswell.