At the threshold of World War II, Nikola Tesla suddenly announced to the world to have designed weapons to end all wars. He referred to “peace rays“, which, like the Great Wall of China, could protect the border of any state.
However, the newspapers gave another name to the new invention. On July 11, 1934 the newspaper The New York Times put the following headline on the front page: “78 years-old Tesla discovered death rays!”
According to the scientist, the idea was about creating a stream of particles of such power that could bring down a fleet of 10,000 airplanes at a distance of 300 km.
Unfortunately Tesla has never presented any evidence of his invention, although he argued about it for the rest of his life. The legend of “death rays” long outlived its creator.
Throughout the Cold War and after it there were reports that one or the other superpower created death rays, which can hit any target at a great distance.