Time Travel

The Time Travel and Teleportation Experiments Of Project Pegasus

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.”

The project, or so the story goes, involved a total of 140 children who would go on to become “America’s first generation of chrononauts.” 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. According to the Huffington Post, 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.

As for his own trips, Basiago described traveling through the vortal tunnels as a rough and turbulent experience.

Through Time And Space

A photo taken during the Gettysburg Address, with a boy standing at center left
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, blue arrows added). I go into more detail about this peculiar photograph here.

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.”

Journeys To Mars

A lone traveler walks among red rocks
Image: Nicolas Lobos/Unsplash

Finally, let’s not forget Basiago’s trips to Mars.

In the 1980s, while working under Project Pegasus, 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 President Barack Obama, among a number of others.

During his escapades to the Red Planet, Basiago claims he encountered many extraordinary things, not the least of which were towering dinosaurs and what he described as humanoid “scorpion men.” In fact, according to Basiago, the roaming Martian dinosaurs were known to devour any humans who found themselves lost on the planet’s surface.

Indeed, to hear Basiago tell it, Project Pegasus revealed Mars to be an extraordinary and dangerous place.

Andrew Basiago and “Planetary Impact”

Today, the “new” Project Pegasus, with Andrew D. Basiago himself positioned as team leader, is apparently campaigning for the United States government to publicly disclose its teleportation technology. They believe this 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, he’s got some new plans. Namely, he intends to run for President of the United States. He first attempted this 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.”

Their promise: To “lead the American people into a bold, new era of Truth, Reform, and innovation as great as they are great.”

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

*The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is 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.”


Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Editor-in-chief of Stranger Dimensions.


  1. 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!

    1. I would just love to go anywhere but here. I would love to experience anything else. I do not want to change anything, just enjoy, listen, and learn.

  2. 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

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

  4. “quote;
    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.

  5. 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 future..so was there any time travel machines in the late 1800’s?????

  6. 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.

  7. Looney Toon ;-)
    but I’m not so sure that he is looney.
    … when did Looney Toons change to Looney Tunes? … with no trace of Looney Toons to be found. (Mandela effect)

  8. my request is for those who success to time travel do not change the past it will disconnect you from the timeline

  9. The latest thing I have heard from other sources is that they have achieved time travel at the CERN project, but that they cannot control where and when they will land when going forward or backward in time, and they are still working on that. I have also heard that more than one of the physicists at CERN have expressed regret over messing with this, and one already has allegedly committed suicide over the catastrophic consequences they have brought about with their experimentation so far. Lucky us! We’ll be lucky to survive with an intact planet at all due to these psychotic people at CERN and their foolhardy experiments which should never have been attempted in the first place!

  10. Reminds me a bit of parts of the Montauk story. Not the “summoning monsters from imagination to reality” part, but the travel adventures at least. I wonder if there is some core of truth to these tales. Or maybe even more than just a core. I’d imagine that, if true, the government will disclose ET before this, though.

  11. All sounds great, but I would like to know just how they ever were able to control exactly where and when someone arrrives at? I mean, you could wind up materializing into solid rock, or a thousand feet under water, or up in the sky, and then fall to your death! Just how is the transportation destination selected for, and controlled??? What if you ended up thousands of years in the past, with predatory animal life all around you? Also, just how would one return, after all, I doubt that the same equipment was at the destination time periods back in the past, so how did anyone return to the present, and at the proper time?

  12. I have wondered if The Hat Man is actually a time traveller(s) since he almost always appears to children and is usually maelevolent. Maybe he/they are sent to hand pick kids to time travel and then they are sent back with brains swipped of the memory. All they usually can remember is seeing The Hat Man and being terrified. It would explain a lot since The Hat Man is sometimes seen in a top hat but other times in a fedora and sometimes in an gaucho or Amish style hat ( maybe a Puritan hat from the Witch Trial days?). Time travellers have to wear protection from EMR. They are often seen with red glowing eyes which are probably protective goggles. They often appear to be 8 feet tall (time warping distorts their bodies when they first leave their tube or whatever). Just theories on my part.