Clampers to celebrate Integratron
LANDERS - The Integratron, designed by the engineer George Van Tassel as a rejuvenation and time machine, will be honored as a historical site by the Ancient and Honorable Order of E. Clampus Vitus, Billy Holcomb Chapter 1069, in cooperation with the Morongo Basin Historical Society in a special dedication ceremony at 10:30 a.m. May 1 at the Integratron in Landers.
Approximately 400 "Clampers" - members of the histoical E. Clampus fraternity - are expected to be in attendance from throughout the Southwest. The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony and the ensuing docent-led tours.
The monument's plaque will read in part: "In 1947, (George) Van Tassel began operating the Giant Rock Airport a short distance northeast of here, and in 1953 initiated communications with extraterrestrials. He subsequently hosted 17 spacecraft conventions for UFO enthusiasts.
"The purpose of the Integratron is the rejuvenation of the human body, similar to recharging a battery, and basic research in time travel.
"According to Van Tassel, the Integratron is located on an intersection of powerful geomagnetic forces that, when focused by the unique geometry of the building, will concentrate and amplify the energy required for cell rejuvenation. This energy is created by the revolution of an external ring at the shoulder of the building, generating electrostatic forces that are fed to the stator centered in the lower room."