Camera Of Past Events


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The "Camera of Past Events" is just one of the "Time Cameras" developed by independent inventors of the 20th century. If all the inventors of different time cameras were to be believed, images have already been captured of ancient Rome, and of England in the time of Shakespeare. Real photographs have been taken of such celebrities as George Washington, and the biblical prophet Moses. In his work, "It's About Time", researcher Robert Nelson, has chronicled the achievements claimed by these inventors, in opening a window into our past.


More than a half century had passed since the invention of modern photography, before the first demonstration of a "time camera" in 1897, at a portrait studio in Liverpool. The device, called a "chronoscope", was created by William Maplebeck, based on a unique arrangement of mirrored quartz lenses. It was said to capture random images from the past. Examples of exposed photographic plates were shown to the audience, as projected from a magic lantern, including a street scene from Elizabethan times, revealing details of clothing worn by men and women of that period... Roman soldiers, garrisoned in the township of Chester, and pictures of prehistoric man in the Ribble Valley, hunting wild game.

Baron Ernst von Lubek, published in 1912, a report on his experiments with what he called trans-time photography. He used a cathode ray tube, with electrodes coated with two heavy metals, one of which was common lead. The other electrode was bound with dysprosium, an element that is now employed, to absorb neutrons in nuclear reactors. Regarding the Baron's invention, no other information has survived. In 1934 the editor of Liberation Magazine, William Pelley, published an account describing another time viewer. He called it "Ultra-Vision", and he claimed to have constructed it, by collaborating with Thomas Edison. When Pelley was arrested for political crimes, the apparatus was confiscated by the FBI. It was never seen again.

The underlying physics of the time camera, may have been best explained by documentary filmmaker, Andrew Legge. He describes the Keppel Wave, an elusive form of radiation, whose properties are similar to those of light, with one important difference. The speed of light is very fast... so fast that according to Einstein, nothing can exceed its velocity. The Keppel Wave travels exceedingly slow. At the rate of one foot per year, a device constructed to see these waves, could capture the image of a scene more than a thousand years past, if the photograph was taken, from the distance of a quarter mile.

Baird T. Spalding was an American mining engineer, who said he formed an alliance with Charles Steinmetz, the electronics "Wizard of Schenectady", and that together, they invented, "the camera of past events". Their first photo capture, was the inaugural address of the first president of the United States, George Washington. The address was given in New York City at the city hall, which today is known as Federal Hall. Washington can be seen pacing on the platform, where he was joined by numerous government dignitaries, who also can be clearly identified. Previously, for a view of this event, researchers have had to rely on period paintings.

In one of Spalding's lectures, he confesses that he tried for eight years, to get a photograph of Jesus of Nazareth, during the time of his ministry. Finally he did succeed, in securing an image of the crucifixion. Compared to the criminals amidst whom the Nazarene was executed, he appeared to have been a very tall man, perhaps six foot two. His eyes were closed, and a crude wooden sign was hung from his neck, as an insult by his Roman persecutors. In Latin it said, "This is Yeshua the King."

Incredibly, there is another "time photograph" of the crucifixion, procured through use of the Chronovisor, invented by Benedictine Father Marcello Ernetti. Both the photo and the camera, are rumored to be stored in the archives of the Vatican. The established scientific community, can be forgiven for taking word of these inventions, with a grain of salt. But what if just one of them is real?

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