The Time Travel and Teleportation Experiments of Project Pegasus

By on February 13, 2014 // Time Travel // 59 Comments

Project Pegasus
Image: Daniele Adami via CC by 2.0

I’ve often mentioned Project Pegasus, but we’ve never really talked about it, you know? So sit back, relax, mix yourself a cool Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. Or don’t, because reading this will probably give you the same effect.*

In 2004, Washington-based attorney Andrew D. Basiago began telling his story of a top-secret organization called Project Pegasus. Although he was only seven years old at the time, Basiago claims he had, from 1968 to 1972, participated in a number of bizarre experiments that took him on journeys through time, space, and potentially into parallel universes.

“Project Pegasus was the classified, defense-related research and development program under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in which the US defense-technical community achieved time travel on behalf of the US government – the real Philadelphia Experiment.” – Project Pegasus Mission Statement

The mission of Project Pegasus was to study the effects of time travel and teleportation on children, as well as to relay important information about past and future events “to the US President, intelligence community, and military.” According to Basiago, children were recruited specifically for their ability to adapt “to the strains of moving between past, present and future.”

But how?

While Basiago claims there were several time travel devices at work during these experiments, the majority of his temporal adventures can be attributed to our old friend Nikola Tesla.

Documents, allegedly retrieved from Tesla’s New York City apartment after his death in January 1943, revealed the schematic for a teleportation machine. Using something Basiago calls “radiant energy,” the machine would form a “shimmering curtain” between two elliptical booms.

“Radiant energy is a form of energy that Tesla discovered that is latent and pervasive in the universe and has among its properties the capacity to bend time-space.” – Andrew Basiago

Passing through this curtain of energy, Basiago would enter a “vortal tunnel” that would send him to his destination. The other teleportation devices included a “plasma confinement chamber” in New Jersey and a “jump room” in El Segundo, California. There was also some kind of “holographic technology,” which allowed them to travel “both physically and virtually.”

They weren’t always safe, though. One of Basiago’s cohorts, Alfred Webre, recalls one instance in which a child returned from his temporal voyage before his legs. As he puts it, “He was writhing in pain with just stumps where his legs had been.” These bugs, according Webre, have been ironed out in the 40 or so years since the experiments began.

Through Time And Space

Basiago & Project Pegasus

Image: Andrew D. Basiago

So where did Basiago travel during these experiments?

Several of his voyages led him to the 1800s. On one occasion, he found himself at Gettysburg on November 19, 1863, the day President Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg address.

As Basiago tells the story, he had been dressed up as a “Union bugle boy.” However, he felt that his over-sized shoes were drawing too much attention, so he wandered away from the crowd, only to be photographed (as you can see in the alleged photo up there).

Basiago also traveled to the Ford Theatre on the evening President Lincoln was assassinated. In fact, he did so multiple times, even running into himself twice, though he never actually witnessed the assassination.

Each trip, he says, was slightly different than the last, leading Basiago to believe that it wasn’t just time travel at work; he was being sent into “slightly different alternative realities on adjacent timelines.”

Finally, let’s not forget Basiago’s trips to Mars. In the 1980s, he utilized the aforementioned “jump room” to teleport to the Red Planet, with the express mission of acting as an ambassador to the Martian civilization. His fellow travelers? William Stillings and Barry Soetero, who these days goes by the name President Barack Obama.

“Planetary Impact”

Today, the “new” Project Pegasus, led by Andrew D. Basiago himself, is apparently campaigning for the United States government to publicly disclose its teleportation technology, which would benefit humanity as a whole and make transportation both on Earth and throughout the cosmos instantaneous and environment-friendly. Or something like that.

At any rate, Basiago’s story is far from over. While the Web Bot’s prediction in 2009 that he would “make a [planetary impact]” as a government whistle blower never really came to pass (more on that later), he’s got some new plans. Namely, he intends to run for President of the United States in 2016.

“In 2016, Andrew D. Basiago will be a candidate for President of the United States under the banner Andy 2016 – A Time for Truth.”

To be honest, at this point I’m not entirely opposed to the idea.

*A beverage invented by ex-President of the Universe Zaphod Beeblebrox. Drinking a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is said to be very much “like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon, wrapped ’round a large gold brick.”

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About the Author

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. He manages Stranger Dimensions in between changing aquarium filters and reading bad novels about mermaids.

  • Brandon Ryan

    A dude running on the promise of revealing the truth on time travel sounds like a better campaign platform than other candidates… Now this is chance I can believe in!

    • Rob

      I’d vote for him (…maybe). Just to see what happens.

    • The Mentalist

      OK Let’s say this were to happen every thing this article is saying and what he becomes president since he can time travel things can go bad he can change something that isn’t supposed to happen and that will affect us not him one becouese he has his time travel thing

    • Kai Cluster

      He couldn’t.
      A dimension’s past can’t be changed, it can be doubled.

      Every difference and option is manifested as a duplicate of the dimension. Therefore, even if he would end up changing the past based on how he would want it to be, we would still be exist as we did until now – but in a split dimension, where he, when returned to the present, would return to the dimension he changed.

    • Pseudonymous Bosh

      Hold on it could either do that or it could just change the present. There may be parallel universes in which the Mongols successfully invaded Japan. Point is it didn’t happen in our current universe

    • 16 Dollar Prosthetic Spock

      It would be hard to do worse…

  • Jason Slater

    Great blog, these posts are fun to read! I find it interesting that Barry Soetero was sent to Mars on one of these trips. Thats hilarious! But can it be true? Who knows………We sure dont know anything as they dont tell us anything.

    • Rob

      Thanks! The Barry Soetero/Obama claim is pretty wild. I don’t think it’s true but, hey, you never know. 😉

    • James Allan White

      The only thing you can be sure of is that Jesus Christ of Nazareth is Lord and Savior and is returning again to rule this earth. The rest is conspiracy.

  • The mentalinst

    So what your saying is that children have an edvantedge of living

  • The Doctor

    Well based off this article it sounds like he created a couple paradoxes you see it wasn’t dimension jumping it was time travel if what he says is true than it was merelya flux in the time stream happens all the tim

  • ThanostarZero .

    you peoplez nedz to learn the grammers and teh englizh

    • ZeroThanostar

      onoez luk aht de grammer notsee

    • Dissoid

      Toki, is that you?!

  • Truth


  • Truth

    Many years ago, I heard someone say that, if time travel was possible, Ford’s Theater would be filled, not with contemporary Washingtonians out to see a show, but with time travellers there to witness Lincoln’s assassination.

    Regarding this notion of using children in top secret experiments, you can’t get a kid to keep a secret about getting one piece of candy more than his siblings let alone time traveling.

    The icing on the cake is this notion of Barry Obama traveling through time. Either this guy is a pathological liar or a psychotic.

    • Kyle

      Well also kids aren’t believeable so on this end it is also a good idea to use kids but to be frank I don’t believe it.

  • roscoe

    im in for sure and i am as sane as one can be these days. i would love to support someone who would tell the truth and help the lower class (so called) us citizen

  • Anonomys

    sounds kind of like the beast menciont in the bible witch will take over under a false peace and destroy all true christians

    • Daniel Ivee

      Agree 100% . That’s exactly what it’s going to be. He’s going to be loved by everyone & he’s eventually going go be the one to destroy all the Christians .

  • possibletimetravel

    is travelling back in time actually possible? and can you change somethng you whole heartedly and painfully regretted doing??

    • Nathan

      according to the laws of physics, nothing prevents this from happening. You would just need to go faster than the speed of light, which is impossible of what we know.

  • Junior PG2 Oceânico

    If he has traveled to the future, he know who won or lost the 2016 presidential election, sooooo…
    A good question for the “future” candidate, huh?

    • Nathan

      he didn’t need to travel to that time period. he could have traveled to a time period that was farther into the future, which is much more likely.

  • jethro

    He says he believes that each time he travelled it wasn’t through our timeline but to parallel universes, but also claims that on numerous occasions he encountered himself from a previous trip.
    So which is it? If he’s visiting a new place every time, how can his previous self have been there already?
    Sort it out Andy!

    • Rob

      Not to defend Basiago’s claim or anything, but it’s possible that the Basiagos he ran into were simply other versions of himself from other universes that also traveled back to the same time. So, there’d be an infinite number of Basiagos traveling backwards in time in an infinite number of universes…or something like that. I don’t know.

    • Pseudonymous Bosh

      Well yes either that or it could be himself from visiting one time, but the problem with your theory that I can poke a hole right through is the fact that he would likely be visiting it in alternate timelines so it sort of makes your claim nonsensical. Why would he be going back in time from alternate universe and arrive at one certain universe. That’s the one problem I have with your theory. Mine is just that he visits the same time more than once and thus he runs into himself, because it’s just that one time not one time in alternate universes or him from alternate universes.

    • bucro

      Well, if anything the changes are being caused by him being there.

    • Kai Cluster

      He could easily see himself from a parallel universe.
      Let’s say that the possibility theory is true and that every choice creates a new universe. There are infinite amount of universes in which this guy was traveling to the past as well as infinite amount of universes in which he didn’t.
      It only makes sense that he would be able to meet himself from another dimension (which can be pretty much the same as ours, and therefore also interpreted and understood as ours)

    • Pseudonymous Bosh

      Or it could be entirely different

  • Jayseer

    If Basiago did really time traveled, then he must have won the lottery and since he did not, then I would consider this as a lie.

  • Wizard of Langley


  • Rayloc420

    Would be interesting to learn the truth about time travel and teleportation. Butthe presidency requires more than that. Starting with the truth is a good start, tho.

  • code green?


  • 16 Dollar Prosthetic Spock

    The notion of using children as time travelers is dubious in that children, while they are wonderful people, are also like tiny drunk insane people who become slightly less so with experience and maturity… To trust them with exploring and safeguarding the time line seems somewhat less than the best method.

    I guess the only thing that would make that make sense is a more in-depth explanation of what way were they “more able to deal with time travel” ?

    • nathan

      it would also be better, because adults tend to be more close-minded, while children are going through the first few years of their life; they just believe what they see

  • trent godfrey

    Radiant energy is a form of energy that Tesla discovered that is latent and pervasive in the universe and has among its properties the capacity to bend time-space.” – Andrew Basiago”

    yes but it is a standing energy that needs be pulled out to use.

  • Gary Skeete

    Yes look at documents on Facebook Tuesday, February 17, 2015 time travel and teleportation search for word press articles on gary space on wormholes teleportation time continuum

  • Gauragopala Dasa

    What a lot of nonsense!!

    • Tezla

      Nonsense is the mother of a new idea..

    • Kai Cluster

      Only because it makes no sense to us,it doesn’t actually mean it’s not true. Time travel might as well be possible, however, i’m quite certain that the government wouldn’t let this guy talk if that would be the truth. He would have been dealt with either in the present or, if the project was real, in the past.

  • Jon Blackburn

    I already voted for him. I just came back to the past to tell you.

  • time travel key

    time travel is just like space time drifts of . so theres a key to time travel something that’s missing more then we think.

  • Demitri Marlin

    i would so love to beable to do this. and Brandon Ryan, i agree with you this is a change i can believe in, and i think he would be a good one to vote for, does any one have any updates on to weather or not he entered into the race for president?

  • Sebastian

    This started out as soemthing like in Against the Day, and now it’s its own crazy thing. Can anyone else smell the next Pynchon novel? it would be in the vein of the aforementioned and Mason & Dixon. It’s beautiful, I can see it now.

  • remo

    Ok so if he did travelled in the past?how did he ever returned from there.I mean technically he need the same machine to travel back to the was there any time travel machines in the late 1800’s?????

  • OmegaPunch

    I have heard like 20 people claiming they traveled through time, but I didn’t believe any of them, because they were irrational. I am skeptical. Listening to Andrew Basiago, however, was drastically different. My intuition told me that he spoke the truth. And once I listened to him for hours, I was fully convinced. Please vote for him; he also knows the importance of the Bill of Rights, he wants to repeal the Patriot Act, and other things that would make the world a better place.

  • dam iowegen

    if he met himself did he know what came next

  • Moose442

    “THAT’S Why They Call It DOPE!”

  • Jane Watson

    I think the truth is that he was part of a government project to test the effects of hallucinogenics on children. “Time travel” was the theme and while ol Andy thought he was jumping through time, he was merely strapped to a medical table undergoing experimentation. So sad.

  • Gemini

    Maybe its true, but unless the government found some way to destroy and recreate matter, i find this highly unlikely. everytime he timetravelled, he’d be making polar duplicates of himself in different timelines. it cant happen unless scientists just somehow “changed” physics.

  • Craig

    I heard a theory how to change past without time travel. Theory says: universe contains information about past. This information is always correct. Changing this information will change the past. Shortly past is the information in universe.

  • Jr Sta

    Good morning. My name is London Stanley. How are you
    ? I am a fourth semester of graduate student with associate degree in
    liberal arts and bachelor degree in science, technology at stony brook
    university. I am training to become an experiment and/or experimental
    scientist in time travel technology but I need the correct job network. I
    would like a job to time travel for the anderson institute, montauk
    project and secret government. I would experiment with time travel
    technology such as using time warp or anything time travel device to
    help childhood students with special education development disabilities. This past summer, I cannot reach neither Dr. Anderson, Anderson Institute nor one else associated with experimental time travel technology. So I need assistance getting a
    private job in the area of time travel technology in Long Island-
    suffolk county, new york. As a result, I need networks to experiment
    with time travel technology to get a job as an time travel experiment
    for the Anderson institute, Montauk Project, and secret government? I studied time travel physics since I was graduating from community college. Please respond to me as soon as you can about working in experimental time travel technology. Thank you very much for your time.

  • Lewy Lewy

    looney tune

  • gfthg

    how do you think the guy is he can be me or you or any on come on the guy time travels

  • karen2009

    You had me interested until you mentioned Barry Soetoro. That has been squashed as a load of hogwash years ago. I can’t stand Obama so you know where I stand politically. But I also can’t stand conspiracy theories.

  • John pallotta

    well two years have passes and well?

  • Theodore Smith

    Basiago could very well be the man the world Believes to be Donald Trump…? I know any thing is possable when one has Billions of Dollars & is friends with the global Elite you could pull this all off !