Discovery Series Investigates Whether Nikola Tesla was Murdered for Inventing the ‘Death Ray’
Was the legendary inventor Nikola Tesla murdered for inventing the first weapon of mass destruction?
The Discovery series "Tesla’s Death Ray: A Murder Declassified" investigates the theory and follows attempts to rebuild his theoretical weapon.
Famous for his work on alternating current, Tesla was one of the most famous minds of his day. But he died mysteriously and was found dead in his hotel room in 1943, at the age of 83, with his safe reportedly cracked open and some of his invaluable research gone.
Documents declassified by the FBI in 2016 revealed new details about a weapon Tesla had apparently formulated called the Death Ray.
The papers also show that world superpowers, from the U.S. to the Soviet Union, were interested in this would-be weapon of mass destruction.
Was his death linked to the weapon, in some way?
In Tesla’s Death Ray: A Murder Declassified, military analyst Jack Murphy and Tesla historian Cameron Prince attempt to unravel the truth behind the Death Ray and Tesla’s death.
They also join forces with engineer Aron Koscho as he attempts, along with a team, to assemble and fire a prototype of the Death Ray.
Their hypothesis is that if the Death Ray was actually a plausible invention, it bolsters the theory that Tesla may have been killed over it, via some sort of top-secret operation.
Although the show is produced in a classically TV-cheesy way, it is utterly fascinating. It's available now via Roku streaming or on YouTube.
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