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Time Travel: Is it possible?

Time Travel: Is it possible?
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     Time travel is the concept of moving through time, usually through the use of a time machine. Time travel can refer to time-based movement between different points in time, such as going into the future or back to the past. Time travel is a subject of science fiction, but some researchers think that it could be a possibility in the future.

     Time travel has always been a fascinating subject. Not only because Dr. Fred Bell built a time machine in his backyard in Laguna Beach (yes, really), but because of our perception of time. I’m not talking about what we see in the movies, but rather the idea of time itself. When my father tried to use the time machine to go forward in time, he reported the presence of nothing but dead space. Fred Bell believed that there is no future time to access because it has not been created yet.

     The measuring systems of time and it’s limitations on life have been established by our Creator—knowing that we were not intended to live forever and needed some understanding of our lifespan. Time is like a comet traveling through space: behind us are trails of the past and ahead of us is nothing, just open space. The space before us and anything it could possibly “be,” has not been created yet, thus activating our “free-will”. There remains an infinite option of possibilities for us to choose from. Since the future has not been created is it possible to manipulate the reality of time in the past?

     Time travel is a concept of movement of an object or person between certain points in time, comparable to movement between different points in space. Time travel is a widely-recognized concept in philosophy, science, and fiction, but is it real? We notice individual perceptions of time constantly adjusting when we say things like, “The kids grew up so fast,” or “Things are slowing down as I get older.” Both are perfect human reality modifications that exemplify Einstein’s special theory of relativity. 


     Developed in 1905, this theory explains how time (or the experience of it) passes at different rates for objects moving in relation to one another. In the examples above, one person is “coming” and the other is “going.” With this, perspectives change. The effect of this theory becomes stronger when we approach the speed of light. 

     I believe that we have a pace set for us, no matter how much faster you try to go. For example I was driving one day, in a hurry trying to get to my destination faster. I came to the conclusion that speeding does not really enable you to beat time! When two people leave in separate cars from the same place and both travel to the same destination, leaving at the same time, one heavily speeds and one does not, the faster person may only shave a minute or two off the journey, despite best efforts. 

     It seems as though it is just not possible to speed up time because everything has a pre-programmed lifespan or inner clock. Traffic lights can remind us of that. Gravity also plays a part in managing our human sense of time. Gravity unites space and time under a set of rules which only apply to a specific gravitational pull from a specific place and time. 

     According to Einstein’s theory, if a person were to leave Earth in a spacecraft traveling at an appreciable fraction of light speed, then turn around and come back, only a few years might have passed on board, but many years could have gone by on Earth. This is known as the “twins paradox.” There is just one problem with this idea: trying to return. It would require traveling faster than the speed of light—and that’s beyond impossible. 


    Dr. Fred Bell talked about time travel in many of his radio shows, including a very popular show with Art Bell which is still re-played often on Coast To Coast Radio. Fred Bell interviews regarding time machines can be found on YouTube for anyone who wants to listen. As a former rocket scientist who helped with the Apollo and various other space rockets, the theory and mathematics of light-speed travel (ie. time travel) isn’t too far “out there” from the technology in existence currently. Many people are not aware of how close we are to this as a reality due to being distracted by billions of other “news” stories that pour into our mental and literal inboxes.

     Though time travel might be possible in the distant future, it is currently impossible using today's technology. Time travel could also involve paradoxes, like creating a situation where decisions made in the past can change the future. As such, many scientists and philosophers have cautioned that time travel could have unpredictable, and potentially dangerous, consequences.

     If time travel was possible, it could have major implications for humanity. For example, people could travel in time and alter history. This could have both positive and negative effects, as it could potentially lead to desirable outcomes like the prevention of certain tragedies, but it could also lead to unforeseeable consequences such as the disruption of causality.

    What do you think? Is time just a concept of reality somewhere between past and future, an idea that is always out of our grasp making time travel completely impossible? What about De JaVu? The feeling of having been somewhere it connected? Do you think time travel is actually possible and if so, what is your reasoning for it? We would love to hear from you, drop a comment in the box below and let us know your thoughts!

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  • Not-So-Space-Case: March 26, 2023

    I heard Sean David Morton say he was with Dr. Bell when he did that time experiment. Sean said something like, Dr. Bell said the future was a blueprint. He also said that Dr. Bell was very ill after that experiment.

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