Now58years agoon September 15, PadreErnettiinventeda device thatphotohistoryof mankind, it was namedchronovisor– a very interestingdevicethatcan seeand eventake picturesof eventsof the past. The possibilityof time travelfascinatespeople inancient times. Would you liketo be ableto return to thepast andtocancelunwantedevents? Liketolookin the future?Scientistsshow thatthe jumptimeis not possible. Others have triedto findthe operating principle ofa vehicleto moveon thetimeline.
As withotherscientificsecrets, it seems thatplans for adevice thatcan look into the pastis in possession ofthe Vatican.It is the chronovisor thatErnettimonkinvented,thedeviceworked andmanaged tophotographJesusandNapoleonat the timewhen they werealive.
In terms ofhistory, science fictionwriterssuch asH.G. Welleswereattracted by thepossibilitiesof atime machine.Oneof the mostaccurateand consistentdescriptionsofscientificallysucha mechanismwasoffered in1980 byastrophysicistGregoryBenford, in his novelTimescape, which described asystem tosend messagesin the pastusingtachyons,hypotheticalparticleswithgreaterspeedthan that oflight.
It isinteresting thatin the ’50s, the period during which, it seems, Ernettibeganhisexperiments, therewere publishedseveral booksonphotographythe past events, suchtermsappearchronoscopeorchronotunnel(“A StatueforFather” Isaac Asimov). Another examplecan be found in“OtherDays, Other Eyes” –BobShaw,whodescribes aspecialcrystalthat usedchronovisorableto slowthe speed of lightin orderto observethe past.
The Chronovisorulcapturesimagesof near or distantpastin the form ofhologramsdesigned in acylindricalspace. This is how theinventioncan be briefly describedby benedictinemonkPellegrinoErnetti.
He diedin 1994, carryingwith himthe secret ofusingthe chronovisor, the machinethat he built itandwholookedinthe pastof mankind.PadreErnetti(photoinset) wasknownin the clericalworld as theexorcistandmusicprofessorat the University ofVenice. But he alsograduated some physics faculty, beingfond ofscientificexperiments.
It all startedon September 15,1952,at Electroacoustics Laboratory of FatherAgostinoGemelliatthe Catholic University ofMilan. Givinga recordofGregorianmusic,Ernetti andFatherGemellihavediscoveredwith astonishmentaforeignvoice. Gemelliwas convincedthatthis is hisfather‘svoice, whichshockedthe two. In time, Ernettiresearches joined12scientists.
Their namesremainedunknown, butthe monkconfessed, however, that among thosewho worked onchronovisor, included theNobel laureateEnricoFermiandWernhervonBraun,rocketexpert, two of the greatestphysicists ofthe world and“parents” of americanatomicprogram. Whatthese scientistshavedonewas toinflamethe Catholic Church andto attractthe interest ofexpertsfromNASA. No one knows exactlyhowit got tothe first successful experience. “It hashappenedby accident.The basic idea isverysimple. It wasonlya matter ofovercomingobstaclesupthen” said the monk, elusive. Asked whoinventedthe chronovisorul, he replied: “No one. It was acollectivecreation. It wascomposed ofthree parts.
First, lots of antennascapable ofcapturinglight andsound.The antennasweremade ofan alloy ofthree mysteriousmetals . The second componentwasa type ofsensor, activated andcontrolledbylight and soundwaves.
The collectorcanbeset toa desired location, a dateand evena certainperson. The thirdcomponentwasacomplicatedmechanism to record thesounds andimages.“The principlebehindthis machineisverysimpleandanyonecouldreproducewithbadintentions. ButI tell you, we have demonstratedthatvisibleandaudiblewavelengthsof the pastare notdestroyed, not disappeared. The greatness ofthis inventionwas that Icouldrecoverthatlostenergyhasrecomposedscenes that took place centuries ago, “saidPadreErnetti.
Ernettipublishedarticles onchronovisorsince 1965, but wereoverlooked. OnMay 2, 1972, ItalianweeklyLaDomenicadelCorrierepublished aphotographthatshowJesusagonizingon the cross. In theinterview, Ernettisaid theimage wascapturedwiththe chronovisor.“When I tried tocatchimagesof thecrucifixionday, I had a problem.Crucifixionon the crosswasat that timedaily.
“The factthat Jesushad to havea crown ofthornson his foreheadis nothelpfulto us.Because, contrary to popular belief,andit wascommon practice, “said the monk. Hetold howthey had togo backa few days, the Last Supperin the evening. “I saweverything.Agonyin the Garden ofGethsemane, the betrayal of Judas, the trial,ordeal. The Chronovisorteamfilmedeverything,butwithoutdetails,it wasimportantto keepimages,notscript ” Thisarticle hasarousedcuriosity, optimism, evenexuberance, not so muchinthe face ofastounding discoveries, especiallyofopenperspectives.
OnApril 8, 1994, PadreErnettidied inVenice, notbefore he got on his deathbeda finalvisit fromtheVatican. Chronovisorhad already beendestroyed. “The devicecanenter intoanyone‘s past. Withit,every secretisshattered:state secrets,industrial, private. The doorcould also beopenedto adictator.Weendedto agreethat we needto disassemblethis machine“would have said Ernettiin 1993.
Other researchersareskeptical aboutthe existenceof this device. “Nobodysaw it,not evenhis friends,BrownandSenkowski. Never madepublic the names ofcollaborators.Except forWernher von BraunandEnrico Fermi, who noware dead, “complainedPeterKrassa. In“Le nouveau mystere du Vatican,” FatherFrançoisBrunesaysthatin 1955, the monk also workedwith one ofFermidisciples , with anotherNobel laureatefrom Japanand ascholarportuguese, some evidence thatthese greatpersonalitiesof sciencehaveworked withErnetti, being attractedby unprecedentedresearch.
The monkreallyinventedsomething,butthe Catholic Churchdoes not saywhat.If ever there was the so called “chronovisor”, onlythe Vaticanknows.Mostpeople doubtthat aclergyman, with outstandingintellectualconcernsandundoubtedlymoralitycould have playeda hoaxof this size.
At this time, the chronovisorisin Vatican,oneof the mostclosely guardedsecrets.This newdiscoveryis also presentedbyFrancoisBrune, whoisthe author ofthe newVaticanMystery. Anotherbook thattreats the sametopic isTheCreationandDisappearanceof the World‘s First TimeMachineby PeterKrassa.
Ifthis devicereallyexists,its principlescouldhave manyuses.With thisdevicewe will evenbe able torewritehistoryEventswillbe presentedsubjectivelyandanalyzed usingthe chronovisor. By the timewill bemade available toscientiststobeanalyzed, the device that can sees the pastis locked in the Vatican’s dungeons, being a highlyguardedsecret.