"My flying machine will have neither wings nor
propellers. You might see it on the ground and you would never guess
that it was a flying machine. Yet it will be able to move at will
through the air in any direction with perfect safety."
Nikola Tesla, interviewed in The
New York Herald Tribune, October 15, 1911
Ralph Ring, was a gifted intuitive technician who
in the late 1950s and early 1960s worked closely with Otis T. Carr,
a protégé of the great inventor Nikola Tesla. Prior to meeting Carr,
Ralph had helped the famous French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau
develop the aqualung, and had then spent a period working with a
government-funded research organization called Advanced Kinetics.
In essence, the account is as follows. Carr and a
small group of engineers and technicians, one of whom was Ralph,
built a flying disk, powered by rotating electromagnets in
conjunction with a number of small, ingenious capacitor-like devices
called "Utrons". A number of prototypes were built, ranging in size
from experimental models a few feet across to a passenger-carrying
craft which was fully 45 feet in diameter. The smaller disks flew
successfully – one even disappeared completely and was permanently
lost – and Ralph himself testifies to having co-piloted, with two
others, the large craft a distance of some ten miles, traversing
this distance instantaneously.
Carr was seriously intent on taking his craft to
the moon. However, two weeks after Ralph's dramatic experience,
their laboratory was forcibly shut down by government agents and all
files and documentation were confiscated. The group was forced to
disband, and the project was never completed. Dismayed and
frustrated, Ralph later bought some land in Arizona where he built a
futuristic disk-shaped home which he said was astonishingly
energy-efficient and, he later realized, decades ahead of its time.
Carr states, "I've heard that the aliens use the
same principle to operate their craft. Their physics seems to work
in harness with their consciousness. The craft amplifies the power
of their minds. Their craft won't operate without the pilots. I've
heard that's why we can't operate their craft – or, at any rate, we
can't operate them the way they do. We're just not adept enough
mentally and spiritually. So there are two secrets to making the
saucers work. One is the advanced engineering, and the other is the
mental and spiritual ability. We may have duplicated some of the
first, but we may be a long way from the second yet."