Welcome to The Thunderbolts Project
From the smallest particle to the largest galactic formation, a web of electrical circuitry connects and unifies all of nature, organizing galaxies, energizing stars, giving birth to planets and, on our own world, controlling weather and animating biological organisms. There are no isolated islands in an electric universe.
~David Talbott and Wallace Thornhill, Thunderbolts of the Gods
The Thunderbolts Project is the collaborative voice of the Electric Universe movement established in 2004. It is a trademark of the non-profit T-Bolts Group Inc. Its prime mission is to explore the Electric Universe paradigm. Historical and current discoveries in the sciences emphasize the dynamic role of the electromagnetic force in nature, from quantum worlds and biological systems to planetary, stellar, and galactic domains.
With the growing Internet presence of The Thunderbolts Project, it places a spotlight on interdisciplinary research, direct observation, and experimental work confirming the pervasive role of the electric force in nature. Founder and director is David Talbott. Chief science advisor is the Australian physicist Wallace Thornhill.
Among its many activities, The Thunderbolts Project publishes educational books and videos, sponsors meetings and conferences, and produces a comprehensive website featuring the Thunderbolts Picture of the Day (TPOD), the Essential Guide to the Electric Universe, a public forum and much more. In addition, it promotes groundbreaking research, free from all ties to academic, corporate, or governmental institutions.
Each year The Thunderbolts Project team adds significantly to the total body of available Electric Universe materials, including the following:
Gateway to the Electric Universe on the Internet is www.thunderbolts.info, including the following main sections:
We have published two useful guides: one for beginners and one for more scientifically trained readers as well as a supplement to the two guides on common misconceptions plus a FAQ Sheet. One of the Thunderbolts Forum moderators created an archive of EU material as well:
We have published two comprehensive books that are excellent sources of information:
Thunderbolts of the Gods by David Talbott and Wallace Thornhill
The Electric Universe by Wallace Thornhill and David Talbott
The Thunderbolts Project YouTube Channel has received more than 15 million views, with over 83,000 subscribers (June 2017.) Popular features on the channel include:
Playlists of conference presentations–
Podcasts — interviews featuring conference speakers and other notables in the EU movement and beyond
Space News from the Electric Universe — a video newscast highlighting new discoveries and challenges in the space sciences
Discourses on an Alien Sky — a continuing series supplementing the documentary Symbols of an Alien Sky
We have produced four full-length documentaries, three available free on The Thunderbolts Project YouTube Channel:
Thunderbolts of the Gods — provides an overview of the Electric Universe paradigm
Symbols of an Alien Sky — highlights glimpses of plasma formations in the ancient sky
The Lightning-Scarred Planet Mars — explains anomalous, planet-wide surface features on Mars
The Electric Comet — reviews evidence that comets discharge electrically as they move through the weak electric field of the Sun (still in draft form)
We also produced an earlier documentary, Remembering the End of the World, including glimpses of David Talbott’s original work into the human experience of planetary catastrophe in ancient times.
We have produced five international conferences since 2012. In 2015, we began global streaming to a worldwide audience:
For many years principals of the The Thunderbolts Project have called for systematic laboratory testing of the Electric Universe paradigm, including such key themes as the electric sun hypothesis and the electrical scarring of planets and moons. Groundwork began to be laid two years ago, and the progress could add greatly to the EU impact on the sciences.
Recently, the independent SAFIRE Project, guided by Director Montgomery Childs and a team of scientists, began developing an experiment to explore electrical influences on star formation and on solar behavior. Is it possible that the longstanding mysteries of the Sun can find their resolution in the contribution of the Sun’s external plasma environment to its dynamic activity?
The experiment is in its early phases. Preliminary testing has been promising, taking the design of experiment well beyond this SAFIRE Project video intro (published more than two years ago.)
Electrical Scarring of Planets and Moons
More than one independent researcher has conducted preliminary experiments exploring the effects of electric fields and electric arcs on planetary surfaces. We expect this work to lead to a series of more ambitious tests developed under rigorous Design of Experiment protocols. One priority will be to test the electrical hypothesis concerning the formation of dendritic ridge systems on Mars and Earth, systems that appear to defy all explanation by standard geology models. Raised dendritic forms produced electrically could well revolutionize our understanding of planetary history.
All of the work noted above is part of a collaborative effort to bring attention to the remarkable roles of the electric force across the Cosmos. Many of the findings are surprising, some even stunning, thanks to a variety of space probes to planets, comets and asteroids, in combination with new telescopes capturing space objects at all scales of observation and across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. The result is a new picture of the universe, animated by electric currents.
In 2012 we jumped into the creation of a Facebook page, which now has over 17,000 LIKES. Twitter has come more slowly but is making its presence felt:
Thunderbolts Project Facebook page
We originally produced a simple weekly newsletter but upgraded it in 2013:
Photo Credit: Heart Nebula, NASA