From Time Travel to Rejuvenation: Visiting the Mojave Desert’s Integratron

Integratron, Landers, CA. George Van Tassel (1910-1978) held respectable jobs as an aeronautical engineer for Lockheed Douglas Aircraft and as a test pilot for Hughes Aviation, but arguably his real life’s work was as an inventor and UFO advocate.  Van Tassel was the engineer behind The Integratron, a spherical, all-wood dome originally intended as an…

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Death Valley’s Strangest Places

With a name like Death Valley, you might think that strange places abound, and you would be right. Salt flats, stark mountains, ancient lakes, and rugged rock formations make it a landscape that is often described as haunting and otherworldly. It’s also vast—large enough for visionaries, seekers of solitude, fringe miners, offbeat artists, or rescuers…