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Are Cats Interdimensional Beings? Strange Tales of Teleporting Felines

Have you ever heard of teleporting cats? I know what you’re thinking: That’s one of the most bizarre headlines you’ve ever read here at Stranger Dimensions. Well, you’re probably right, but stick with me for a moment. Wikipedia defines an interdimensional being as “a type of theoretical or fictional entity existing in a dimension beyond our …

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Gil Perez’s 1593 Teleportation Adventure

If you closed your eyes for only a moment and then found yourself instantaneously transported to another country thousands of miles away, how would you react? How would you explain yourself? Such was the bizarre situation that Gil Perez allegedly experienced in 1593, when he, if the legend is true, became an unwitting victim of random …

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Engineers Create Teleporter that Doesn’t Actually Teleport Anything

…but it’s still pretty cool. The device, designed by German engineers, is actually a modified 3D printer, dubbed “Scotty” after the Starship Enterprise’s chief engineer in Star Trek. The process works like this: Place an object inside Scotty #1, press the teleport button, and the object is scanned by a camera one layer at a time …

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Strange Patents: Full Body Teleportation

What’s this? It’s an image from an actual patent for “full body teleportation.” Filed on September 29, 2004, the patent described an invention that “teleports a human being through hyperspace from one location to another using a pulsed gravitational wave traveling through hyperspace.” That’s two hyperspaces in the same sentence. This is serious.

Would You Upload Your Mind Into A Computer?

Russian entrepreneur Dmitry Itskov wants to download human minds into immortal robots within the next decade. He’s hired 30 scientists to develop the necessary technologies, hoping to eventually create real-life “avatars.” Both projects are, naturally, named after the 2009 movie Avatar. Itskov also hopes to eventually transcend the physical and have human consciousness exist within …