DATELINE: File Under Pigeon
Yes, Nikola Tesla loved his pigeons in New York City and Central Park. He observed them, fed them, and even took in ill pigeons to bring them back to health. He had a portrait taken of his favorite dirty bird.
All this sounds like something for the koo-koo birds, but Tesla was nothing of the sort. Apparently, he was studying the ability of homing pigeons to reach far destinations.
Later scientists wanted to build on Tesla’s bird-brain work by using homing pigeon ability to direct guided missles.
Once again, the Tesla Files turns out to be a pleasant and informative surprise package.
In his dotage, Nikola was still able to use the New Yorker Hotel as a communications tower to the universe. Yes, the show finally goes where all History Channel series end up: at the foot of the Majestic-12, that shadowy government agency created after Roswell. Tesla was calling home for ET.
The government was roosting in adjacent hotel rooms in the 1940s, waiting for Tesla to die in order to raid his research notes and confiscate plans for a death ray.
For all those years in the New Yorker Hotel, Tesla kept a hidden laboratory near the top of the building, nestled in a corner where he could commune with the birds.
By 1947, Tesla was dead for five years—and nitwits like John G. Trump had fronted the notion that the man was a crackpot.
Trump family insights are genetically dumb.
However, MJ-12 wanted the dead legend’s boxes of research material sent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where dead alien carcasses from Roswell were allegedly stored.
Whatever was up, it is fascinating to behold. The series continues to defy us with its insights.