Nikola Tesla has always been at the forefront of innovation in the scientific community. Despite the overall disregard by the scientific community in the 19th century towards flying machines, Tesla designed his own UFO and patented it.
Nikola Tesla, the man behind several significant scientific breakthroughs, was the first person to patent a conceptual design for a flying saucer, or as we now call it, a UFO. In 1928, Nikola Tesla registered his controversial patent and claimed it as the “World’s First Flying Saucer”. This was groundbreaking at the time. The design used the prowess of Electromagnetic forces instead of gravitational ones. This made the saucer more powerful, and if Tesla ever made it into reality, it would be the fastest aircraft ever.
Strictly speaking, the electromagnetic force is 2.2 x 10^39 times stronger than gravitational. This meant that Tesla’s design would be leagues more powerful than other scientists of his time could have imagined.
However, what makes this design eerie, is the fact that it closely matches other UFO designs seen by other people. The design of Tesla’s Flying Saucer has the same interior look similar to actual UFOs, as claimed by people who have seen the real thing. So how does it work?
The design resembles a helicopter and an airplane, and people often consider it a flattened torpedo. The inner surface of the machine has circular channels that circle the center of the aircraft. These channels carry a high-voltage and high-frequency coil. This coil is called the “Tesla Coil”, one of Tesla’s early inventions.
With this structure, the flying machine uses “Magnetohydrodynamics” as its driving force. Michael Faraday first observed this when he what happens when a high-frequency and high-voltage alternating current is applied to a pair of metallic plates; a magnetic field is generated from the alternating current (AC). The object could produce trust perpendicular to electric and magnetic fields with this magnetic field.
This propulsion is purely a result of the solid-state condition and space-time reaction. With that, the design no longer needs to rely on fuel to keep it running.
If Tesla only had the funding he needed to make his design a reality; the world might be even more advanced than it is now. Regardless, this visionary’s claim that air travel will be the future has come true. And, in time, maybe his flying saucer design may as well.