by David Hatcher Childress
Atlantis Rising Issue 13
The relationship between Tesla and
Marconi is a fascinating one! While Tesla has become a popular
figure to revisionist scientists in the last ten years, Marconi is
still largely unknown and seen as a usurper of Tesla's inventions.
Yet Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937) was a brilliant scientist, and, in
fact, Tesla's close friend.
Unlike Tesla, Marconi was a good businessman, socially adept, and
was able to manage a sizable financial and manufacturing empire.
When Marconi allegedly died in 1937 (while still a relatively young
and healthy man) he was a multimillionaire, lived on a luxury yacht,
and was probably the most knowledgeable man in the world at the time
in the practical application of Tesla Technology.
In the esoteric writing of the Latin countries, Marconi has achieved
a near legendary status, much as Tesla has recently in the United
States. But most Tesla students are unaware that Marconi was
supposed to have founded a secret high-tech city in the remote
southern jungles of Venezuela. The great Italian scientist Guglielmo
Marconi was a former student of Tesla's. Marconi studied radio
transmission theory with Tesla and made his first radio transmission
in 1895. Marconi was fascinated by the transmission of power, and in
1896 received a British patent and sent a signal nine miles across
the Bristol Channel. In 1899 he successfully set up a wireless
station to communicate with a French station 31 miles across the
It was thought that the curve of the earth's surface would limit
radio transmission to 200 miles at the most. When on December 11,
1901, Marconi transmitted a signal from Poldhu, Cornwall, to St.
John's Newfoundland, 2000 miles away, he created a major sensation.
For this Marconi replaced the wire receiver with a coherer, a glass
tube filled with iron filings, which could conduct radio waves. At
the time there was no scientific explanation for this phenomenon of
long-distance transmission, and it was postulated that there was a
layer in the upper atmosphere the ionosphere which reflected back
MARCONI THE MYSTERIOUS
Marconi was the son of a wealthy Italian landowner and an Irish
mother. When his first transmission in 1895 had not interested
Italian authorities, he had gone to Britain. The Marconi Wireless
Telegraph Company was formed in London in 1896 and Marconi made
millions off his inventions.
Marconi and Tesla are both given credit for the invention of the
radio. Marconi's historical radio transmission utilized a Heinrich
Hertz spark arrester, a Popov antenna, and an Edouard Bramely
coherer for his simple device that was to go on to become the modern
Marconi was given the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1909 jointly with
Karl Ferdinand Braun, who made important modifications which
considerably increased the range of the first Marconi transmitters.
Like Tesla, Marconi was a mysterious man in his later years and was
known to perform exotic experiments, including some in
aboard his yacht Electra. Marconi's yacht was a floating
super-laboratory, from which he sent signals into space and lit
lights in Australia in 1930. He did this with the aid of an Italian
physicist named Landini by sending wave train signals through the
earth, much as Tesla had done in Colorado Springs.
In June of 1936 Marconi demonstrated to Italian Fascist dictator
Benito Mussolini a wave gun device that could be used as a defensive
weapon. In the 1930s such devices were popularized as death rays as
in a Boris Karloff film of the same name. Marconi demonstrated the
ray on a busy highway north of Milan one afternoon. Mussolini had
asked his wife Rachele to also be on the highway at precisely 3:30
in the afternoon. Marconi's device caused the electrical systems in
all the cars, including Rachele's, to malfunction for half an hour,
while her chauffeur and other motorists checked their fuel pumps and
spark plugs. At 3:35 all the cars were able to start again. Rachele
Mussolini later published this account in her autobiography.
Mussolini was quite pleased with Marconi's invention. However, it is
said that Pope Pius XI learned about the paralyzing rays and took
steps to have Mussolini stop Marconi's research. According to
Marconi's followers, Marconi then, after faking his own death, took
his yacht to South America in 1937.
SECRET CITY IN SOUTH AMERICA
A number of European scientists were said to have gone with Marconi,
including Landini. In 1937, the enigmatic Italian physicist and
Fulcanelli warned European physicists of the grave dangers
of atomic weapons and then mysteriously vanished a few years later.
He is believed to have joined Marconi's secret group in South
Ninety-eight scientists were said to have gone to South America
where they built a city in an extinct volcanic crater in the
southern jungles of Venezuela. In their secret city, financed by the
great wealth they had created during their lives, they continued
Marconi's work on solar energy, cosmic energy, and anti-gravity.
Working secretly and apart from the world's nations, they built
free-energy motors and ultimately discoid aircraft with a form of
gyroscopic anti-gravity. The community is said to be dedicated to
universal peace and the common good of all mankind. Believing the
rest of the world to be under the control of energy companies,
multinational bankers and the military-industrial complex, the story
goes, they have remained isolated from the rest of the world,
working subversively to foster peace and a clean, ecological
technology on the world.
We have information on this astonishing high-tech city from a number
of sources. In South America the story is a common subject among
certain metaphysical groups. Says the French writer Robert Charroux
in his book
The Mysteries of the Andes (1974, 1977, Avon Books), the
Ciudad Subterranea de los Andes, is discussed in private from
Caracas to Santiago. Charroux goes on to tell the story of Marconi
and his secret city, plus the story of a Mexican journalist named Mario Rojas Avendaro, who investigated the
Ciudad Subterranea de los Andes (Underground City of the Andes) and concluded that it was
a true story. Avendaro was contacted by a man named Nacisso
Genovese, who had been a student of Marconi's and was a physics
teacher at a high school in Baja, Mexico.
Genovese was an Italian by origin and claimed to have lived for many
years in the Ciudad Subterranea de los Andes. Sometime in the late
1950s he wrote an obscure book entitled My Trip to Mars. Though the
book was never published in English, it did appear in various
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian editions.
Genovese claimed that the city had been built with large financial
resources, was underground, and had better research facilities than
any other research facility in the world (at that time, at least).
By 1946 the city already used a powerful collector of cosmic energy,
the essential component of all matter, according to Marconi's
theories, many of which he had derived from Tesla.
In 1952, according to Genovese, we traveled above all the seas and
continents in a craft whose energy supply was continuous and
practically inexhaustible. It reached a speed of half a million
miles an hour and withstood enormous pressures, near the limit of
resistance of the alloys that composed it. The problem was to slow
it down at just the right time.
According to Genovese, the city is located at the bottom of a
crater, is mostly underground, and is entirely self-sufficient. The
extinct volcano is covered in thick vegetation, is hundreds of miles
from any roads, and is at thirteen thousand feet in the jungle
mountains of the Amazon.
The French author Charroux expressed surprise and disbelief at the
statement that the city was on a jungle-covered mountain that was
13,000 feet high. Yet the eastern side of the Andean cordillera has
many such mountains, from Venezuela to Bolivia, spanning thousands
of miles. Several such cities and mountains could exist in this
vast, unexplored, and perpetually cloud-covered region.
Yet a secret city in a jungle crater was the least of the claims.
Genovese insisted that flights to the Moon and Mars were made in
their flying saucers. He claimed that once the technology had been
conquered, it was relatively simple to make the trip to the Moon (a
few hours) or Mars (several days). Genovese does not mention
pyramids or what they did on Mars. Perhaps they created a Martian
base in one of the ancient, sand-blown pyramids of
There have been many reports of UFOs in South America, especially
along the edge of the mountainous jungles of the eastern Andes, from
Bolivia to Venezuela. Is it possible that some of these UFOs are
anti-gravity craft from the Ciudad Subterranea de los Andes?
In light of highly reliable sources who claim that a Last Battalion
of German solders escaped via submarine in the last days of WWII to
Antarctica and South America, it is possible that the Germans may
have high-tech super cities in the remote jungles of South America
as well. A number of military historians such as Col. Howard Buechner, author of
Secrets of the Holy Lance, maintain that the
Germans had already created bases in Queen Maud Land, opposite South
Africa during the war. Afterwards, German U-boats, in some reports
as many as 100, took important scientists, aviators and politicians
to the final fortress of Nazi Germany. Two of these U-boats
surrendered in Argentina three months after the war. In 1947, the
U.S. Navy invaded Antarctica, mainly Queen Maud Land, with
Byrd in command. The Americans, it is reported, were defeated and
several jets from the four aircraft carriers were said to have been
shot down by discoid craft. The Navy retreated and did not return
According to the book
Chronicle of Akakor, first published in German
by the journalist Karl Brugger, a German battalion had taken refuge
in an underground city on the borders of Brazil and Peru. Brugger, a
German journalist who lived in Manaus, was assassinated in the Rio
de Janeiro suburb of Ipanema in 1981. His guide, Tatunca Nara, went
on to become Jacques Cousteau's guide on the upper Amazon. In fact,
photographs of Tatunca Nara appear in Cousteau's large coffee-table
book of color photographs called Cousteau's Amazon Journey. (For
more information on Tatunca Nara, Karl Brugger, underground cities
and Germans see my book
Lost Cities and Ancient Mysteries of South
While the idea of secret cities in South America manufacturing
flying saucers and battling the current powers of the world from
their hidden jungle fortresses may sound too much like the plot of a
James Bond movie, it appears to be rooted in fact! Based upon the
above scenario, it may not be totally fantastic to suggest, as some
authors have, that Tesla was picked up during the late 1930s by a
flying saucer. Yet it would not have been a flying saucer from
another planet, but one of Marconi's craft from the secret city in
In the most incredible scenario so far, and one that may well be
true, Tesla was induced to fake his own death, just as Marconi and
many of the other scientists had done, and was taken, by special
discoid craft, to Marconi's high-tech super-city. Away from the
outside world, the military governments, the oil companies, the arms
and aircraft manufacturers, Marconi and Tesla, both supposedly dead,
continued their experiments in an atmosphere conducive to scientific
Who knows what they may have achieved? They were ten years ahead of
the Germans and twenty years ahead of the Americans in their
anti-gravity technology. Could they have developed discoid
spacecraft in the early 1940s, and gone on to time travel machines
and hyperspace drives? Perhaps Marconi and Tesla went into the
future, and have already returned to the past!
Time travel experiments, teleportation, pyramids on Mars,
Armageddon, and an eventual Golden Age on earth, may all have
something to do with Tesla, Marconi and their suppressed inventions.
While UFO experts and former intelligence agents tell us that flying
saucers are extraterrestrial and are being currently
retro-engineered by military scientists, Tesla, Marconi and their
friends may be waiting for us at their space base at the pyramids
and Face on Mars.
Our government, Hollywood, and the media have trained us to certain
beliefs and prejudices that amazing technology must be from
extraterrestrials visiting our planet. To the scientist-philosopher
who seeks knowledge, sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.