Arthur H. Matthews
Visitor to Tesla's electricity lab
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I would like to emphasize that I consider myself of little importance
in this story. If my name is known at all, it is due to my long friendship
with Nikola Tesla and an intimate knowledge of his great work for mankind.
Arthur H. Matthews
The Wall of Light Chapter One
Arthur H. Matthews
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It's him without any doubt.
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Charles Leedham : 0:34:34 It comes... it comes only from yourself... in other words. And Mr. Tesla... unfortunately being dead... can't a... comment on it.

Margaret Storm : 0:34:40 Could I a...

Long John Nebel : 0:34:41 Mrs. Storm... please... please do...

Margaret Storm : 0:34:43 I might say... that a... this same question... has been brought up... in connection with... Mr. Matthews.

Charles Leedham : 0:34:50 uh huh.

Margaret Storm : 0:34:51 There again... was a strange... relationship because a... when... Mr. a... Tesla first a... at
the request of Lord Kelvin... a... went to England... to a...
a... consult with Lord Kelvin... about a... what they called...
a wireless at that time... radio.
There he met... a... Mr. Matthews... father and son. Now a... Arthur H. Matthews... who is a... now I guess a man... in his seventies... in Canada. Was at that time... a... just a boy... and a... his father was an electrical engineer... working with Lord Kelvin. Yet... a... Mr. a... Tesla... a... took... such an interest in this boy... that he taught a... Arthur Matthews... everything that he knows... about electrical engineering. Now Arthur Matthews... today... a professional... electrical engineer. But he has had no... engineering training... besides then the...

11 July 1958
Part 1
Margaret Storm interview clip
Nikola Tesla
first meets
Mr. Matthews
father and son

Margaret Storm : 0:14:24 There was a... there was so much a... that could not be explained... except in mystical terms. And that is the reason for the emphases on the dove.

Charles Leedham : 0:14:33 Was he a rather mystical... individual?

Margaret Storm : 0:14:36 Oh yes... definitely so.

Long John Nebel : 0:14:39 Before we get in...

Margaret Storm : 0:14:40 He was out of this world... laughs...

Charles Leedham : 0:14:42 Really... why?

Long John Nebel : 0:14:43 Looks like were going to have one... that's out of this world tonight too.

Margaret Storm : 0:14:46 laughs...

Long John Nebel : 0:14:47 We're just warming up. We'll be flying soon. Keep the windows closed men. Mrs. Storm... before we get back to... O.T.C. Enterprises... and... Mr. Carr and Mr. Colton. I wonder if you could refresh in my memory... and possibly we may have a couple of listeners who... did not have the... good fortune of... being with us the morning that you... told us about the... Tesla Radio Machine... I think that was what you called it.

Margaret Storm : 0:15:18 Well... it's a radio type set... for interplanetary communication.

Long John Nebel : 0:15:23 Could you tell us something about that please?

Margaret Storm : 0:15:25 Yes... a... in a... 1938... a... Tesla... was very interested in a... Space... and outer Space... and a... a... life on other planets. And this is a subject that he seemed to understand quite thoroughly. I have since learned from a... Mr. Carr... that he... understood it quite thoroughly even as far back as 1925. But in a... 1938 he designed a set... a radio type set... for interplanetary communication. Now...

Long John Nebel : 0:16:01 What's the year again please?

Margaret Storm : 0:16:02 1938.

Long John Nebel : 0:16:04 1938.

Margaret Storm : 0:16:05 Yes. And a... he gave that a... design... to his engineer... Mr. Arthur H. Matthews... who lives near Quebec Canada. And he said to Mr. Matthews... a... you don't need to build this now. But he said in a few years... a... spaceships will be approaching the Earth from other planets. And then you build this set... and a... you will be able to talk to the a... crews... the pilots.

11 July 1958
Part 1
Margaret Storm interview clip
Margaret Storm : 0:17:11 So a... Mr. a... Matthews then a... read about a... Kenneth Arnold sightings in 1947 I believe. And a... so he immediately looked up his notes... and a... set about building the set. In a... 1948... he had the set completed. So he tuned it in... and he immediately got a... a... spaceship.
Margaret Storm stays on her subject
Nikola Tesla
gave design plans
for his Tesla Scope
to Arthur H. Matthews
to communicate with spaceships from Venus
Margaret Storm : 0:19:28 ... in this first conversation that
they had... that the space people had with a... Mr. Matthews...
they told him... that a... Tesla himself... a... had been brought here... in a spaceship. That he was not born on this planet.
And that he had been brought here from... Venus... in 1856.
Daughter Ruth H. Matthews
Arthur Matthews et Le
It was really the work of a french-canadian investigative journalist, radio host and ufologist, Jean Casault, who met Matthews when he was a teenager. Matthews showed him all sorts of equipment in his lab and in particular the teslascope with which he said he could communicate with extraterrestrials.

The journalist didn't know what to make of the claim but he was impressed by the man and finds it difficult to believe that such an intelligent, reserved and noble individual could be just some nutcase.

Unfortunately, Matthews' daughter didn't seem to be particularly interested by what her father was up to back
then and don't really have much information to give except
to confirm that government people came from time to time
to discuss things with their father. She does say that her sister asked her dad lots of questions but that's the only reference
to her sister - no name, alive or dead, we don't know. There were three children.

A few scenes in the documentary were dramatized extracts from the book "The Wall of Light".

The scenes in the film where he met the Venusians were those extracts - and the mention of Tesla coming from Venus etc.

There seems to be little proof that Tesla actually stayed and worked with Matthews for a while at Lac Beauport but that is what Matthews claimed.

Venusian visitors land on
Arthur Matthews farm about
ten times from 1941 to 1961.
Planete Bleue Production Jean Leclerc
French translation
thanks to
Paul Berryman
Caption English :
Arthur H. Matthews shows us the Teslascope
an apparatus built from Nikola Tesla's
plans and destined to pick up transmissions coming from extraterrestrial spacecraft.
Arthur Matthews knows very well that few people believe his story, but he doesn't care and he no longer tries to convince anyone.
Photo by
Jean Casault
from his book
Dossier OVNI,
Editions Libre
Jean Casault
was 17 years old when he first met
Arthur Matthews
here at Arthur's
home displaying the
Tesla Scope
he made from Tesla's plans to communicate with ships from Venus
Thank you
Jean Casault
for sending.
In 1933 to 1943
by Arthur Matthews
Province of Quebec, Canada

To understand properly the first part of this story you will need a map of the province of Quebec, Canada. It was early in the Spring that Major Henry Sanford of New York City came to Quebec with a number of friends. One of these friends was Nikola Tesla. Major Sanford owned a large camp in the Quebec wood not far from a place called Lake Edwards. Major Sanford invited me to go with them to his camp. We met in Quebec City at the old Lake Saint John railway station. The Lake Saint John railway at that time operated the railway between Quebec City and Chicoutimi at Lake Saint John. Major Sanford had a private train consisting of two coaches and a baggage car. The baggage car was loaded with electrical equipment. One item of that equipment was a 75 KW generated set. This generator was driven with a gasoline motor. Due to the fact that Major Sanford's camp was located at about almost 10 miles from the railway station and the only was to get there was by means of a foot path through the bush and a portage on which canoes could carry materials. And of course this meant that everything that we had... had to be carried by hand. And then to make this more convenient, most of the heavy material such as the 75 KW generator had been taken apart packed in smaller containers.

We left that morning from Quebec at around 8:00 and I don't remember exactly what time it was when we arrived at Sanford Station but it was around noon I believe. Arriving at Sanford Station, the train was placed on a siding and we unloaded the baggage car. And from there I will try to remember all the members in the party as we arrived at Sanford Station. Major Sanford and Mrs. Sanford, there was a trained nurse Miss Kidd, and Tesla and myself and twelve Indian guides. The head guide or chief was a man named Gro Louis. The material was divided up among us and we all had as much as we could carry. Some of the parcels were very heavy and required two guides to carry them. There was no particular rush for we could go as slow or as fast as we pleased, admiring the beautiful woods as we walked along. So finally we arrived at the camp sometime late that evening.

My first job on arriving at the camp was to put the 75 KW generator together. When I completed the power plant we then built an exact model of the Tesla transformer which he had built at Colorado in 1898. I don't remember the exact date but I believe this was in 1898. This transformer was to transmit power through the Earth without using any wires. After the transmitting transformer had been built, we then built three other transformers to receive the power, which would be sent from this big transformer. The first one was located about ten miles away in the bush, the second transformer was located at Lake Saint John near Desbiens and the third transformer was built later on at Tadoussac which was on the river Saint Lawrence.

For the purpose of making any required adjustments Tesla first used the nearby transformer which was about ten miles from the transmitter. Power was then sent to this ten mile away transformer and the power sent was considerable and convinced Major Sanford that the idea was practical. After proving to Major Sanford that his wireless power idea was workable, Tesla then turned his attention to some new things.

The first thing was radar and the war preventing idea. The radar was in fact a part of this war preventor. It was the guide. TV was demonstrated and a voice operated typewriter and other things, which I will mention later on. Tesla had offered his idea of radar to the American government but whoever it was who investigated the idea did not think it was practical and so it was turned down.

One of the showpieces of Sanford was a gold wire aerial. This was used to receive short wave programs. This gold wire aerial was actually constructed by the Indian. I showed him how to do it and it was placed on top of two tall trees, which were about sixty-five feet apart. It was a gold plated aerial as I said.
A cage type aerial which was used on the battleships at that time with twelve wires separated in the middle by a ring twelve inches in diameter tapering down to each end to two inches. At Sanford I constructed a number of short wave receivers which the major presented to some friends and the local hospital at Lake Edwards. Dr. Creed was one and he also presented one of the receivers to Gro Louis, the Indian guild. I should say the chief of the Indian guides. Tesla also built a microwave receiver, which were very small indeed.

One of the ideas of Tesla was a metal analyzer. This was very useful in finding out what certain pieces of metal were. I first used this at Ottawa in 1969. There was a large lump, chunk of metal had been discovered on the beach near Neuville and this piece of metal weighing something like three thousand pounds was taken to Valcartier Camp where they tried to find out what it was. It was a kind of a mystery and they were not able to find out what it was at Bacarte. And then it was shipped to Ottawa to the national research council where they also did everything possible to find out what it was but they were not able to do that. That is to say they could not be certain of what it was. The stories went around that it fell from the sky and it was part of a spacecraft or a something of other of that... that kind but no one could say exactly what it was. And so, in 1969 I was invited...

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And so, in 1969 I was invited to go to Ottawa and test this with the tester, with the Tesla analyzer I had. I still have in fact this invention of Tesla. Well, to shorten the story, I certainly found out what the piece of metal was using the Tesla analyzer.

Another wonder, was small portable TV machine. The TV machine could see through stone walls. In other words, like a camera, a special kind of camera, you pointed it at the wall and it could see anything on the other side of the wall. It recorded this on a tape of some kind and then you wind it up, and you could transmit this picture which had been packed up through a stone wall and send it to a small screen. This screen of Sanford's was mounted on the wall and it looked like a color picture of some kind. I said, in other tapes, ah, oil painting TV because when it was operating that's exactly what it looked like to me. Because it was like a picture in a nice frame on the wall and there were no visible wires to it but Tesla had a small box that he was operating from the table and as he operated this it could change these pictures that were seemingly coming from nowhere on this frame of some kind and it looked like, as I say, it looked like a... an oil painting and I had called it an oil painting TV. He had a camera with him during our trip through the bush and he had pictures recorded of us an the guide carrying parcels walking through the forest and he sent this picture to this oil painting picture and as I say it very much resembled an oil painting because it was in color. That's the first I had heard of the TV, and remember, this was in 1932.

Another marvel was a small recording machine, something like our modern tape recorders but it had no moving parts. It had no tape or anything else. It simply recorded and would play back your recording at a push of a button just exactly like our tape recorders but it would record for an hour or so and play back, as I said, what was recorded without the use of tape or any moving parts whatever. There was no motor in it.

Many of these ideas had been conceived by Tesla many years before but he did not have the opportunity to develop them and here at Sanford it was a beautiful place a magnificent place, a beautiful workshop which had been constructed by Major Sanford, well equipped with almost everything you could think of.

03:41 Another fearful fantastic idea which Tesla developed with Sanford was his Dark idea. This would also prevent wars. But would it? I believe that this could also be used to make war because the equipment could be carried in an airplane and it would float over a city and put it to dark. Not a bit of light anywhere would show. This is a, to me, a most fearful idea. You turn on a switch and everything goes dark. There would be no electric lights, no lights in your car, the headlights would not show. If you strike a match it would burn but it would not show any light. No form of light whatever, instantly, the moment the switch is closed. So then Tesla said that if war started and the switch was turned on, the war would not be able to continue because nobody would be able to see. I wonder that it would be? I wonder if it would ever be used? Can you imagine what would happen in a big city, say at noontime, suddenly, not a pick of light anywhere... the Sun would suddenly die out. Headlights of cars would not turn on and so it would be a terrible mess. And this apparatus, according to Tesla, could be put to work and control the whole nation, either a city, or a village, a town, or the whole nation. All of America, all of Canada, of a press of a button. Is it a good idea? I really don't know.

Apart from the very big things used all over the world, inventions of Tesla, there are a number of little things. Very important little things. For instance, the ignition system which, I believe, is used in almost every car in the world.
It was invented by Tesla many years ago. But certainly all of the cars that I can think of use the same identical ignition system which was invented by Tesla at the beginning of the century and no one has been able to find a better system. The speedometer, which is also used in almost every car in the world, also invented by Tesla. So was the ship's log. Most ships in the world use the Tesla Log.

The hydro system, that is to say, the method for driving generators to produce electricity from waterfalls, was one of the great inventions of Tesla. The first power plant in the entire world was Niagara Falls, which was built by Westinghouse Company in 1895. It's one of the few things, which had Tesla's name on it up to recent years.

7:22 Tesla also developed a number of ideas for helping overcome pain in the human being such as sciatica, rheumatism and all kinds of things like that and he uses a small electrical vibrator.

Another one of his great inventions was the electric car. He built the first one in 1897 and he drove from New York City to Buffalo, New York. And it had an average speed of 94 miles an hour. This car, if it was built today, would cost one cent a mile to operate and it would cost practically nothing for repairs because apart from the mechanical parts, that is to say the wheels and the steering apparatus where they would compose the only moving parts, the engine in this electric car is a small alternating current motor which runs at the tremendous speed of thirty thousand RPM and this is reduced to eighteen hundred by means of a fluid transmission, also the invention of Tesla. The whole electric car is a magnificent piece of work and it cold be put in use today and save the public hundreds of billions of dollars now wasted on gasoline and oil and spare parts, I could give a few details about this electric car. You see, it does not use a storage battery. It uses a special primary battery and if you know anything about primary batteries you'll know that the only part of a primary battery which fails is the negative plate. Any little dry cells you use for your flashlight for instance, is the zinc which give way, and when that gives way the battery goes dead. Well now Tesla...

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Well now Tesla invented a completely new kind of primary battery. And in this primary battery, if the negative plate wears out, it can be replaced even by a child in a few seconds. And the battery, when installed in this electric car, will run that car five hundred miles before the battery needs to be attended to. And when the battery does need to be attended to it would take you ten minutes to remedy whatever is going wrong and the spare parts are all in the trunk. You have enough spare parts to keep that battery running twelve months of the year. You do not have to stop at the service station. You could run five hundred miles for instance at seventy five miles per hour, if you were allowed to do it of course. But you could run this car say fifty or sixty miles an hour right across the country and probably not have to stop more than fifteen minutes to attend to the battery.

Well, some time in the future somebody will no doubt build this Tesla electric car but it will be when we have no more fuel oil or gasoline? I don't know how long the present oil supply oil supply will last. It certainly will not last forever so we will have to have other means of transportation. Would it be by the Tesla electric car?

If you have read my book... The Wall of Light... you will know the first part is the life story of Tesla. This story was written by Tesla himself and you will note in this story that Tesla gives full credit to God for his ability to discover some amazing new ideas in the Bible. As I have mentioned before the microwave comes from the fourth chapter of Revelation. In many places in his work Tesla mentions the fact that he was inspired by Bible study to conceive his amazing ideas. His idea of the alternating current comes from the book of Matthew. In other words from the Trinity. Tesla explains that his microwave, for instance, is not what many others think it is. It is not a wave, it is a dimension. The actual dimension of the beam. Tesla clearly states that his microwave is a beam which grows smaller. But he states that it's diameter is smaller than the hair of your head.

Another idea of Tesla is a locator. This will help you to find anything underground. It will help you find metal deposits or liquid deposits such as oil and water. I wrote a story about this locator many years ago which was published in one of the radio magazines of that time. And a man out west read my story and he wrote to me and he said that his father had died suddenly and left his money buried someplace on their three hundred acre farm and did I think that Tesla's locator would help him to find it? Well I wrote back and told him that sure, if you can build the Tesla locator you certainly would be able to find it if your father put it in a metal box or a metal lined box. Because if it was in a wooden box and the money was in paper then it would be very difficult to find it. But if the money was in cash, coin or if it was in a money box then I was fairly sure he would be able to find it. Well, to make the story shorter I sent him a diagram of this locator. This man built the locator and he found the money.

Another marvelous idea of Tesla was what he called the translator. This was not a very large affair either. It was something about the size of a small tape recorder and it had many buttons on it and you pushed one of these buttons to translate a language. In other words the button would be of Japanese for instance, you'd push Japanese button and it would translate the Japanese into whatever language you wanted such as English and French, Chinese, what not and so on.

Tesla also had a small gadget, which was a speed warner. This was about as big as a pocket wallet and once you were driving the car for instance he would set it and if you went too fast over the speed limit it would yell loudly and tell you if you were going too fast or not. There is no connection to the car whatever. You simply could carry this like a purse in your pocket. You set it for instance at fifty miles per hour, and if you went over fifty miles an hour it would yell out.

Also at Sanford, Tesla built what he called a gravity motor. This was a tripod of three tall trees, the logs of three tall trees, latched together at the top and in the center of the top part there is a pulley and over this pulley was a rope and you handed this rope that goes down a shaft at the base and a weight on the other end and when the weight was coming down it was turning the shaft and you had free power. Free power, which would last as long as the rock was falling down, turning the shaft. Leonard de Vinci was said to have built such a power plant. It was absolutely free and very useful but one difficult point was the fact that you had to wind it up.

Many people write to me asking the question where can they find the best books concerning the life of Tesla? I have been answering letters like that for many years since the early twenties in fact, and I give the same answer to everybody that writes to me. Where can they find information which is true about Tesla? Well, you can find it in copies of his patents. You can get those patents, or copies of the patents in the Washington Patent Office, Washington D.C., United States of America. Now there also lectures and articles, which Tesla had published before 1943, in other words before he died. Anything published in recent years might be a little bit altered. I don't know. I don't say that the present day publications are altered but if you want all the truth without any guess work... get copies of the original papers, lectures, articles and patents, and his life story which is published in the first part of my book... The Wall of Light.

Tesla was a man who minded his own business and he wanted other people to mind theirs. He did not like gossip. His private life was his life and it belonged to no one else. He did not interfere with other people's business and he did not want anyone to interfere with his. Tesla was a down to Earth kind of man. He was a mechanical engineer... (tape ends)

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Pyramid Guide 1976

Subject : Tesla-Scope

1971 George Freibott copy back... The Wall of Light
1971 George Freibott copy front... The Wall of Light
The Wall of Light
Nikola Tesla and the Venusian Space Ship, The X-12
1973 This is my copy of... The Wall of Light
1971 this could be the second printing... The Wall of Light
The Wall of Light
Nikola Tesla and the Venusian Space Ship, The X-12
~~~~~~~~~~~~PART ONE ~ The Life of Tesla
~~~~.~~~ Foreword ~ by: Arthur Henry Matthews, E. E.
Chapter 1
~ My Early Life ~ by: Nikola Tesla
Chapter 2
Chapter 3 ~ How Tesla Conceived the Rotary Magnetic Field
Chapter 4 ~ The Discovery of the Tesla Coil and Transformer
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Illustration . The Landing of the X-12 ~ April 1941
Illustration . Venus Space Ship X-12 ~ 700 feet wide
~~~~~~~~~~~~PART TWO
Chapter 1
~ The Wall of Light
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
. Tesla Scope 1898 ~ Communicate with Venus
. Tesla Scope 1967 ~ 6 feet long, 4 inches wide
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Illustration . The Silver Ball Time Machine
Illustration . The Giant Space Ship Glided Down
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Illustration . The Machine ~ Gold From Mars
Illustration . Built by Tesla 1917 Space Ship
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
. Tribute to Nikola Tesla ~ First published 1943
Chapter 13
. Tesla's Invention For Defense By Electrical Energy
Chapter 14
. Matthews published ~ Quebec City 1939
~~~~~~~~~~~~PART THREE
Chapter ..1 . The Wall of Light
Chapter ..2
Chapter ..3
ADDENDUM ~We Can See Without Eyes
Letter to Arthur H. Matthews
~Tesla Transmitter built at Sanford payment for article ~January 24, 1935
Letter to Arthur H. Matthews
~We will give Tesla's idea to head off war publicity ~February 7, 1938
Letter to Arthur H. Matthews
~Suggestion to National Research Council Canada ~June 25, 1940
Letter to Arthur H. Matthews
~National Research Council Canada found no use ~August 1, 1940
Letter to Arthur H. Matthews
~Patent Office Canada Notice File Application ~February 8, 1944
Secretary of State of Canada
pMatthews Patent Application dealt without delay ~February 15, 1944
Letter to Arthur H. Matthews
~Letter of thanks for Arthur Matthews kind words ~September 18, 1952
Letter to Arthur H. Matthews
~Writer finds Tesla Coil and Return of the Dove ~June 22, 1971
Illustration by Arthur H. Matthews
~Enable Blind to See
Illustration by Arthur H. Matthews ~Tesla Turbine
Back Cover
Copyright ~ January 4, 1971
Composed ~ 1941 to 1970
Arthur Henry Matthews
Lac Beauport, P.Q. Canada
Included within January 4, 1971
The Wall Of Light
Articles by: Arthur H. Matthews
Nikola Tesla
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