Of the many things I enjoy researching, time travel is one. The topic is so vast that I could not possibly include every single detail, but I will give some online reference sites for further reading. I am also going to break the article into subtopics as to avoid confusion. Sound fun? Here we go!
It was designed as a tactic to make the ship invisible to underwater magnetic mines that require proximity sensors for detonation.
It could tie two seemingly unrelated fields such as gravity and electricity into a set of comprehensive equations. If solved, all of nature's secrets would be unlocked. It is the Holy Grail of Physics.
It is also rumoured that Einstein solved the theory before his death.
By the end of the experiment, some sailors were on fire, some insane, some dead, some welded to ship's structure and others disappeared completely!
Many of the sailors raided a bar in some kind of sudden burst of madness to tell their story to all who would listen, according to numerous eye-witnesses. One man sat down for a bite to eat, got up and walked though a wall and was never seen again. Two sailors disappeared into thin air and one disappeared during a bar brawl. There were numerous witnesses.
The Montauk Experiment has attempted to link computers with minds and was thus able to open a time vortex to 1943. They also claim to have sent a man named Preston B Nichols through two time lines. This has been confirmed by Duncan Cameron, a man trained by the National Security Agency.
The conspiracies, rumours (fact or fiction) are so vast, that it is impossible to include them in this article. Perhaps I should write a follow-up. A simple google search will direct you to more information than your brain could handle!
True to his word, he was never heard from again some four months later. All of his conversations are neatly compiled at johntitor.com.
The existence of Andrew Carlssin has caused world-wide mixed reactions. Some claim it to be a hoax while others claim it is a real story that the government is trying to cover-up, calling it an April Fool's Joke.
Supposedly, Carlssin overturned a mere 800 dollars into multi millions in a short amount of time by playing the stock market. In order to perform such a feat, Carlssin would have had to be dead-on with every tick and pulse of Wall Street. When he was busted for insider trading, he told the feds that he was from the future. For leniency, he offered insight into the future. He was anonymously bailed out and never seen again.
Both of these stories are up for debate. Even I am not convinced of the legitimacy. I encourage you to do some net research and draw your own conclusions!
The legendary astrophysicist also super headed the construction of LIGO, located in both Louisiana and Washington State. This observatory "detects passing gravitational waves by measuring miniscule expansions and contractions in space and time."
It is quite possible for time travel to occur though "wormholes", aka Einstein-Rosen Bridges. Wormholes are warps of space that can serve as a shortcut between two different universal regions. It was discovered that they can be held open by an exotic form of matter called Casimir Energy (a quantum vacuum that has an anti-gravitational effect).