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The origins of project Quantum Leap, or Q.L. for short, began back in 1989 in
Washington D.C. when a warehouse was being emptied of old files and other
government paperwork dating as far back as the 1932. German paperwork seized
from the Nazis as well as some untitled papers from the Manhattan project
were discovered in the unlabeled box.
The paperwork was brought to nearby Andrews Air Force Base where after weeks
of analysis it was discovered that some of the papers were written by Albert
Einstein among other top scientists from the time. In the papers he described
how nuclear power, if harnessed in some way, could generate enough power to
focus on a single point to open up a window in time. In this focused area, a
bubble as he called it, time could be sped up drastically to actually leap
the object or person inside the bubble into the future.
At the time, it was just a idea but with the diagrams he had drawn out it was
theoretically possible. It was impossible in 1945 but today we have the
harnessed nuclear power needed, with the nuclear reactors already used in
main stream civilian use. Albert explained the unreliability in knowing just
where or when the object or person would appear and also that it was
impossible to bring them back using the electronics of that time. Today, Q.L.
uses highly advanced equipment that can not only pinpoint a date to leap to
but with the network of global satellites, a marker can be traced to the
point on Earth you wish to leap the person to, down to a square acre.
In initial tests, a robotic rover with attached camera was used as a test
subject to leap into the future. In these tests, the rover was leaped 15
minutes into the future to a target point of the compound parking lot. Once
the rover vanished in the leap chamber, video and audio feed as well as the
transponder signal was lost. We had hoped in these tests that a RF signal
could get through the open gateway so in the future a person could send a
signal back to the present to tell the leap team that he wishes to return to
our current time. This was a setback, but nevertheless it worked! After 15
minutes we retrieved the rover and watched the footage caught on video. We
witnessed personnel walking through the parking lot and also the guard at post
#4 loose his hat from a gust of wind. The team quickly ran outside and
watched with excitement as the hat blew off.
We then wanted to see if we could stop time and even reverse it inside the
leap chamber to send the rover 15 minutes into the past. This proved drastic
as the rover never left the chamber and it was turned into a lump of black
powder, later confirmed to be pure carbon. A successful back step in time has
yet to be achieved. Based on these tests we conclude that a person can go
back in time from the future but can never go father back than the present
time of the generated bubble.
Over the next few weeks the team leaped the rover further and further into
the future to a maximum point of one year. It was then that when we tried to
retrieve the rover that it failed and did not return. After analysis we think
the error was in the length of travel, stretching the open window gateway too
far to the point we couldn't get a lock for retrieval. We hope to intensify
the gateway in future leaps to lengthen the leap travel.
After the last successful leap with a gerbil and its safe return in perfect
health, we are confident in Project Quantum Leap and are ready to assemble a
Special Forces team to use the Q.L. project for military use.