Riverbank Labs Esoteric History
Oct. 2010 – Riverbank Labs & Acoustic Levitation – http://ionamiller.weebly.com/riverbank-labs.html
Many different research activities occurred at Riverbank Labs, Geneva, Illinois, including decoding and deciphering enemy messages during World War I & II, deciphering alleged secret messages in the works of William Shakespeare, research in the field of architectural acoustics, groundbreaking research in the field of cryptology, fieldwork in the use of hand grenades and military trenches, research and development of tuning forks, and studies of human fitness and anatomy. The list is varied and fascinating. Riverbank is considered the direct lineal predecessor of the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency.
The cryptographers were mainly there to prove that Bacon wrote Shakespeare’s plays, but still ended up being the foundation for the NSA. Fabyan read in one of Bacon’s works a description of a levitation device that allegedly worked on acoustic principles. He built one, but couldn’t get it to fly, so he sent to Harvard University for some acoustic experts to help him. One discovery revealed by the code, previously known only to the Rosicrucians, is an acoustical levitating machine. A huge drum with piano strings stretched along its surface rotated within an outer casing with corresponding strings. As the strings vibrate, the outer shell is made to levitate.
The machine was a wooden tube with metal strings attached to it, around which fit another wooden tube with metal strings attached to the inside of it. The center tube was supposed to spin and by sympathetic vibration cause the strings on the outer tube to vibrate. The resonance from the striking would create a force field, which would levitate the outer tube off of the ground. Colonel Fabyan hired Bert Eisenhour, an engineer from Chicago, to construct this machine at Riverbank. Though the machine was constructed, it did not work. Eisenhour was convinced that the strings were not tuned properly, and suggested they consult someone knowledgeable in acoustics. Decipherment from Shakespeare’s first folio produced the plans for the Baconian Acoustical Levitation Device, which Fabyan and his army managed to build. It was: A wooden tube with metal strings attached to it, around which fit another wooden tube with metal strings attached to the inside of it. The center tube was supposed to spin and by sympathetic vibration cause the strings on the outer tube to vibrate. The resonance from the striking would create a force field, which would levitate the outer tube off of the ground. Though it did not work, it was a historical antecedent to acoustic levitation, a valid scientific phenomenon.