CERN Large Hadron Collider at Center of Sea of Conspiracy Theories
Ever want to know what the other dimensions of reality look like? If shows like Fringe and Stranger Things have taught us anything, it’s to beware of portals to other dimensions. Yet the kind folks at CERN (the Conseil Européene pour la Recherche Nucléaire or the European Council for Nuclear Research) have different ideas. Underneath a quiet town on the border of France and Switzerland lies a machine that sounds like it came straight out of a science fiction movie. The CERN large hadron collider is the world’s largest particle accelerator, buried 575 feet underground in the CERN complex. The machine is made of a massive underground ring of magnets that are basically designed to smash particles…which could come in handy when attempting to throw open the doorway to another dimension.
Crossing Dangerous Boundaries with the CERN Large Hadron Collider
CERN and its scientists have a history of great achievements, including birthing the internet. In 2012, the CERN large hadron collider discovered the Higgs boson, otherwise known as the ‘God particle’ which is believed to give mass to matter. While this could be included as a great achievement, many were also worried about its implications. The controversial discovery created concern in Steven Hawking. He wrote in the preface to the book Starmus, “The God particle found by CERN could destroy the universe”, further explaining that it could trigger a “catastrophic vacuum decay which would cause space and time to collapse and… we would not have any warning to the dangers.”
Risks of Opening Dimensional Gateways
The intentions of the CERN organization come up again when you look at the company’s mascot: the Hindu god of destruction and transformation, Shiva. On top of that, the facility is reported to have been built in a location where an ancient temple to Apollo once stood; a temple that was reported to contain a portal to other dimensions. The former Director for Research and Scientific Computing, Sergio Bertolucci, did not quell any of these concerns when he said, “The large hadron collider could open a doorway to an extra dimension and out of this door might come something, or we might send something through it.” He follows this up by saying “Of course, after this tiny moment the door would again shut; bringing us back to our ‘normal’ four-dimensional world … It would be a major leap in our vision of nature… And of course (there would be) no risk to the stability of our world.”
Recreating the Big Bang
Scientists at CERN want to take their efforts one step further and recreate the conditions that immediately came after the ‘Big Bang’ which is the event that birthed the Universe billions of years ago. To do this, scientists will use the CERN large hadron collider to smash together sub-atomic particles at almost the speed of light. More experiments into dark matter which makes up 23% of everything and dark energy which makes up 73% are also concerning, with a focus going on separating invisible dark matter. No one knows what the result of the experiment would be, but it has many scientists and religious leaders concerned. The energy experiments at CERN have inspired a host of conspiracies and doomsday predictions.
Astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson told Eugene Mirman on his Star Talk radio show that he believes the concentration of energy of the CERN large hadron collider could cause the planet to explode. Otto Rossler, a German professor at the University of Tubingen, went so far as to file a lawsuit against CERN with the European Court of Human Rights because he believed that the complex could trigger a mini black hole that could destroy the planet.
If the facility does manage to open its portal or stargate to another dimension or another place in time, we can only hope that the results are positive or that the planet blows up so fast that we don’t feel a thing.