I try to keep an open mind about all things paranormal, but I initially approach everything from a more skeptical point of view. I have, on occasion, come across things I can’t easily rationalize or debunk. But for the most part, the vast majority of paranormal or supernatural occurrences can be easily explained. I hate being a party pooper, but I’d rather find something that is so convincing that nobody can argue its merits, rather than to say every orb is a ghost, or every tree stump is Bigfoot. So of course, seeing this story about a time warp discovered in Las Vegas called out to me for scrutiny. And, well, I think I’ll have to be a party pooper again. Read on…
A self-proclaimed paranormal researcher claims to have discovered a time warp on the outskirts of Las Vegas, which he says slows time down, Fox 5 Las Vegas reports.
The bizarre claim gives a whole new meaning to the notion of a “Lost weekend in Las Vegas.”
The researcher, Joshua Warren, told the outlet that he had tested several areas between Las Vegas and Area 51, but only found a reading in an area north of Sin City, between I-15 and Route 93.
“The weird thing, the real holy grail here, was what we picked up with this brand-new piece of technology,” Warren said.
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Warren was referring to a DT Meter (Differential Time Rate Meter), a device that has a 100-foot cable with a sensor on one end. According to MysteriousUniverse.org, the device sends a signal down the length of the cable and measures the time it takes to reach the other end.
“That signal is always supposed to travel at the same rate of time at any particular place. The only way that could change is if a black hole approached Earth or something like that, which is never supposed to happen,” Warren said. “At this spot, on June 18 of 2018, I actually measured for the first and only time, time itself slowing down for 20 microseconds.”
He added that should not happen, at least according to the laws of physics.
“That shouldn’t happen unless there is some kind of unknown technology being tested nearby that would influence the environment, or if there are naturally places around planet Earth that actually sort of flicker once in a while, that warp a little bit,” Warren said.
An engineer by the name of Ron Heath created the DT Meter, according to Warren.
Warren said that it was “interesting” that the “time anomaly” was recorded in this area, as it’s a “popular UFO hotspot.” He added his research is far from over.
“The big question at this point is not whether or not we have these anomalies, but what’s causing them? Is this something natural that gives us a window a gateway into another world or another level of reality? Or is this the byproduct of some kind of weird technology, be it something secret and man-made or something that’s extraterrestrial?” Warren said.
I’m not even sure where to start with my analysis here, so I guess I’ll begin with the obvious: the technology. In recent years, paranormal investigators have started relying quite heavily on technology. Too heavily, if you ask me. Things like spirit boxes, the Ovilus, and the MEL meter are just ridiculous pieces of technology that are pretty much designed to give the user false positives. This reliance on technology was originally borne from a place of earnestness, to debunk and rule out things that may cause paranormal-like experiences, such as high electro-magnetic fields (EMF meters), cold spots (digital thermometers), and so on. But these were not ghost hunting devices, per se. They were primarily used by other professionals such as electricians or contractors, and ghost hunters adopted them (in the beginning, at least) to look for natural explanations. A drafty window causing cold spots, or old fashioned alarm clocks causing high EM fields which could cause odd sensations or outright hallucinations. But these otherwise mundane devices quickly turned into “ghost hunting equipment,” and when they weren’t detecting any ghosts, slick entrepreneurs started building devices that would. So yeah, my main issue here is with this Differential Time Rate Meter, a piece of admittedly new technology, which I’m guessing hasn’t really withstood rigorous scientific testing. In fact, it’s being marketed online as a “UFO Meter.” So…yeah.
Secondly, I feel like there is a bit of confirmation bias here. If you take your “UFO Meter” out to a place that is know for strange activity and UFOs, then yeah, I’m not surprised that your data supports your UFO hypothesis. If you want to find UFOs badly enough, trust me, you will see some. I’d be curious to know if he took this meter anywhere else as a control, perhaps places that are not known for paranormal activity of any kind, to see if he can get a similarly “weird” reading.
Lastly, how scientific was his research regarding this anomaly? Does the DT Meter have a function where readings can be recorded and shared with others at a later date? Did he record video of the readings at this location to show the anomaly? Is he able to replicate the “time warp” on subsequent tests at the same location, under the same circumstances? Was the lapse in time even statistically significant, or just a matter of his device not being accurate enough, or properly “fine tuned?”
Again, if true, this would be an interesting finding. But there are far too many questions, and not nearly enough answers. This is, sadly, just another anecdote to be added to thousands and thousands of others. Interesting, but completely unverifiable. At least for now.