Is Time Travel Possible?

Although humans can’t hop into a time machine and go back in time, we do know that clocks on airplanes and satellites travel at a different speed than those on Earth.

We all travel in time! We travel one year in time between birthdays, for example. And we are all traveling in time at approximately the same speed: 1 second per second.

We typically experience time at one second per second. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s space telescopes also give us a way to look back in time. Telescopes help us see stars and galaxies that are very far away. It takes a long time for the light from faraway galaxies to reach us. So, when we look into the sky with a telescope, we are seeing what those stars and galaxies looked like a very long time ago.

However, when we think of the phrase “time travel,” we are usually thinking of traveling faster than 1 second per second. That kind of time travel sounds like something you’d only see in movies or science fiction books. Could it be real? Science says yes!

Image of galaxies, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows galaxies that are very far away as they existed a very long time ago. Credit: NASA, ESA and R. Thompson (Univ. Arizona)

How do we know that time travel is possible?

More than 100 years ago, a famous scientist named Albert Einstein came up with an idea about how time works. He called it relativity. This theory says that time and space are linked together. Einstein also said our universe has a speed limit: nothing can travel faster than the speed of light (186,000 miles per second).

Einstein’s theory of relativity says that space and time are linked together. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

What does this mean for time travel? Well, according to this theory, the faster you travel, the slower you experience time. Scientists have done some experiments to show that this is true.

For example, there was an experiment that used two clocks set to the exact same time. One clock stayed on Earth, while the other flew in an airplane (going in the same direction Earth rotates).

After the airplane flew around the world, scientists compared the two clocks. The clock on the fast-moving airplane was slightly behind the clock on the ground. So, the clock on the airplane was traveling slightly slower in time than 1 second per second.

Can we use time travel in everyday life?

We can’t use a time machine to travel hundreds of years into the past or future. That kind of time travel only happens in books and movies. But the math of time travel does affect the things we use every day.

For example, we use GPS satellites to help us figure out how to get to new places. (Check out our video about how GPS satellites work.) NASA scientists also use a high-accuracy version of GPS to keep track of where satellites are in space. But did you know that GPS relies on time-travel calculations to help you get around town?

GPS satellites orbit around Earth very quickly at about 8,700 miles (14,000 kilometers) per hour. This slows down GPS satellite clocks by a small fraction of a second (similar to the airplane example above).

Illustration of GPS satellites orbiting around Earth

GPS satellites orbit around Earth at about 8,700 miles (14,000 kilometers) per hour. Credit:

However, the satellites are also orbiting Earth about 12,550 miles (20,200 km) above the surface. This actually speeds up GPS satellite clocks by a slighter larger fraction of a second.

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Here’s how: Einstein’s theory also says that gravity curves space and time, causing the passage of time to slow down. High up where the satellites orbit, Earth’s gravity is much weaker. This causes the clocks on GPS satellites to run faster than clocks on the ground.

The combined result is that the clocks on GPS satellites experience time at a rate slightly faster than 1 second per second. Luckily, scientists can use math to correct these differences in time.

Illustration of a hand holding a phone with a maps application active.

If scientists didn’t correct the GPS clocks, there would be big problems. GPS satellites wouldn’t be able to correctly calculate their position or yours. The errors would add up to a few miles each day, which is a big deal. GPS maps might think your home is nowhere near where it actually is!

In Summary:

Yes, time travel is indeed a real thing. But it’s not quite what you’ve probably seen in the movies. Under certain conditions, it is possible to experience time passing at a different rate than 1 second per second. And there are important reasons why we need to understand this real-world form of time travel.

The History of Time Travel

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Narrator: [clock ticking loudly] In 1895, writer H.G. Wells published his science fiction masterpiece, The Time Machine. This novel would be one in a long line of literature, motion pictures, and television shows, depicting man breaking the laws of time and space, to travel beyond his present existence.

Dr. Edward Yarborough: One of the great struggles, if not the greatest struggle, has been man versus time. I mean, we always want more.

Dr. Adam Lindquist: [on park bench] We are prisoners to time. Mankind has always been fascinated with the idea of escaping from it.

Kevin Ulrich: [at outdoor cafe] To be able to go back in time and fix a mistake, or change the outcome of a future event, it’s a tantalizing prospect.

Dr. Jack Fincher: [in classroom] Could it even be possible? Well, what did Einstein think?

Origins of UFO technology theories: secret space programs, ETs & time traveling humans

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As the Pentagon formally confirms the existence of UFOs while setting up an Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) task force, the UFO community has been developing some compelling theories about the origins of UFO technology.

Last week, the Pentagon announced it was setting up the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) “to improve its understanding of, and gain insight into, the nature and origins of UAPs.”

Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Marco Rubio told CBS Miami in July, “We have things flying over our military bases and places where we’re conducting military exercises, and we don’t know what it is, and it isn’t ours.” The full clip is available on The Black Vault‘s YouTube channel.

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The highest authorities in government and the military have confirmed that UFOs exist, but so far, not one government has taken credit for their appearance.

Who built these things, how did they do it, and what type of societal impact would such advanced technology have on the future of humanity? via @thesociable @TimHinchliffe #UFOs #UAP #UFO

— The Sociable (@thesociable) April 30, 2020

There are many theories floating about as to the origin of these Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, and from what I see at present, there are three overlapping theories:

  1. UFO technology comes from black budget secret space programs that most in government aren’t privy to
  2. UFO technology comes from extraterrestrials from the past and/or present
  3. UFO technology comes from time traveling humans from the future

As infiltration, division, and cancel culture are ever-present in a UFO community consisting of competing researchers, bloggers, event organizers, and social media personalities, my aim with this story isn’t to side with one or the other, nor to try to prove or debunk anyone’s ideas.

This is a condensed look into three overlapping theories on the origins of UFO technology that have been making the rounds these past few years, with the focus being on the message and not the messenger.

Black Budget Secret Space Programs

As the name implies, the notion of a Secret Space Program is an all-encompassing explanation of where UFO technology could come from — and one that doesn’t rule out the presence of ETs or time travel.

The idea is that secret space programs have existed since at least the Second World War, and that humans already have established bases on the Moon and Mars, and even beneath the Earth in places like Antarctica.

Black budget programs are not new to governments, and military technology is usually decades ahead of anything that is commercially available thanks to research funded by organizations like the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

A simple explanation of the origins of UFO technology could be just that — a black budget program built by humans that is completely off the books and compartmentalized in a way that not even those who are working on it are aware of the full scope of the program.

While it may be conceivable that clandestine factions of a government possessing very advanced technologies that not even the Pentagon, the Russians, nor the Chinese admit having, the secret space program narrative also veers into the notion that the technology itself is extraterrestrial in origin and may possess time travelling capabilities.

From Out of this World

For over 30 years Bob Lazar has kept to his story that he worked on reverse engineering off-world technology at Area S4 near Groom Lake, Nevada, and he even mentioned working on Element 115 as a possible source of anti-gravity propulsion, which did not exist on the Periodic Table of Elements at the time he was first making the claims.

The idea of a secret space program includes elements of humans reverse engineering technology from recovered UAP found on Earth and elsewhere, but the secret space program narrative contains yet another twist.

In certain circles, secret space programs are said to cooperate directly with several races of ETs as part of some galactic federation, with humans interacting with hominoid-like beings that are avian, simian, or reptilian-like in appearance.

Whether UFO technologies come from humans alone, or whether humans had help from beings not of this world, the technology involved appears to be capable of warping spacetime due to maneuvers that seem to break the laws of physics.

This brings us to the idea of time traveling humans from the future.

Time Travelers

Both the US Navy and the Department of Defense have confirmed that the UFOs seen in leaked video footage are real UAP.

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Senators have been briefed on UFO sightings, the Pentagon has set up a UAP task force, and between 2007 and 2012 the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) spent $22 million dollars on research into warp drives, antigravity, wormholes, extra dimension manipulation, and whole lot more.

One of the 38 research papers that the DIA disclosed it had funded as part of its “Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program” was called “Warp Drive, Dark Energy and the Manipulation of Extra Dimensions” by Dr. Richard Obousy and Dr. Eric Davis.

Therein the authors explained how an advanced technology could theoretically bend space and time around a craft as a form of propulsion through something called a warp drive — which doesn’t violate the cosmic speed limit.

Although scientists say that warp drives are theoretically possible, “further advances in quantum physics, quantum mechanics and metamaterials” are still needed to make them a reality, according to Joseph Agnew – an undergraduate engineer and research assistant from the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s Propulsion Research Center.

Using a warp drive to bend space and time is a theoretical means of UFO propulsion, and spacetime manipulation brings us to the idea of time traveling and all of the mind-boggling paradoxes in logic that comes with it — one of the most famous being the Grandfather Paradox.

Taking UFOs as time machines a step further, those who are said to have theoretically “traveled” from the future have been dubbed “extratempestrials” by Michael Masters, professor of biological anthropology at Montana Tech.

The author of “Identified Flying Objects: A Multidisciplinary Scientific Approach to the UFO Phenomenon,” Masters made the claim that UFOs may actually come from humans in the future who figured out the secrets of quantum mechanics.

The term UAP could also provide a clue as to the potentially time traveling nature of these alleged time machines, as they may not be “flying objects” so much as they could be “phenomena” that bend time and space.

Or maybe UFO had too much of a tin-foil connotation and the DoD wanted to spice things up a bit?

The Disclosure Narrative

Of course, all of the brief explanations about the select few possible origins of UFO technology listed above are theories, and I personally have zero insider information to share that isn’t already publicly available.

There’s also the question of whether living beings are physically piloting UFOs or whether the UAP are potentially pilot-less drones.

Another theory is that UFOs are just a psyop using lasers, plasma, or other trickery to manipulate sensors and suspend disbelief.

As it stands, the official government narrative is that nobody knows where UFOs come from, but that doesn’t stop those in the UFO community from believing that somebody, somewhere, knows the real truth, and that the UFO disclosure narrative is being controlled by a select few.

Many are pushing for full disclosure of advanced technologies that could potentially lift society out of poverty, eradicate illnesses, and end wars.

And there are those who believe that clandestine forces are pushing for soft disclosure, where the public is spoon-fed small drips of information at a time in a controlled narrative that may have nefarious motives.

Many in the UFO community conduct their investigations independently, working tirelessly as they climb through mountains of FOIA requests while interviewing former government employees to piece together what they believe is really going on.

Others claim to be real insiders and whistleblowers formerly involved with secret space programs, and there is a lot of animosity between the camps, accusing one another of being LARPs, grifters, and sell-outs.

My intent with this story was to avoid further vitriol by highlighting message over messenger, so that the basic concepts may stand on their own without the added baggage of personality thrown into the mix.

If you travel about in UFO circles, you’ll know who and what I’m talking about.

If you don’t, as always, I encourage you to do your own research and draw your own conclusions on what you choose to believe and whom you choose to trust, if anyone, because the official narrative right now is that nobody really knows where UFO technology comes from.




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