Our dreams and desire for invention have driven us to create many miraculous things, some of which remain with us in this modern age. Others have been lost to time and have never been found again.
This is the story of a historic high-tech invention from the 1930s, created by Argentinian scientist Juan Baigorri Velar. The device, known as the Rainmaking Device, was believed to have the ability to control the weather and create rain at will. Unfortunately, this miraculous device has been lost to history and is no longer in existence. The details of how it worked and what happened to it remain a mystery.
Juan Baigorri Velar was a scientist who studied engineering at the National College of Buenos Aires. He later pursued further education in geophysics at the University of Melan in Italy. During this time, he focused on researching the measurement of potential electricity and electromagnetic conditions of the Earth.
While conducting experiments in 1926, Juan Baigorri Velar was surprised to discover that his device caused rain showers to occur in the area around his home in Buenos Aires. This sparked his interest in developing technology that could control the rain and led him to pursue this dream for the rest of his life.
After several years of research, Baigorri was finally able to turn his dream of a Rainmaking Device into a reality. He used it to bring rain to a drought-stricken area in Argentina and became famous throughout the country as "The Lord of the Rain" for his ability to bring much-needed precipitation to areas that had experienced long periods of drought. People were amazed by his miraculous invention and the impact it had on their lives.
According to some accounts, Baigorri's Rainmaking Machine was responsible for ending a drought that had lasted for nearly 16 months in Santiago. Dr. Pio Montenegro's notes indicate that the device caused 2.36 inches of rain to fall in Santiago in just two hours, after a period of three years with no rain of that magnitude.
Baigorri, also known as "The Lord of the Rain" or "The Wizard of Villa Luro," was met with skepticism and disbelief from some, including Alfred G. Galmarini, the director of the national meteorological service. In June 1939, Galmarini challenged Baigorri to create a specific storm on June 2nd. Baigorri accepted the challenge and confidently sent a raincoat to Galmarini with a note that read, "to be used on June 2nd."
Baigorri's Rainmaking Machine was able to produce rain on time over the designated area, causing skeptics to reconsider their doubts about the device. In Carhue, Baigorri was able to quickly restore an old lagoon. In 1951, Baigorri was said to have caused 1.2 inches of rain to fall in a rural area of San Juan in just a few minutes, after eight consecutive years without rain.
Baigorri never disclosed the detailed functions or mechanisms of his advanced Rainmaking Machine, but it is rumored that the device had two circuits, one for producing light drizzle and one for producing heavy rain.
Baigorri's Rainmaking Device performed many amazing feats, and one might think that this would have made him famous and earned him a place on the list of top inventions. However, few people today are familiar with his name. It is said that Baigorri received several attractive offers from foreign parties to purchase his invention, but he refused, stating that it was built solely to benefit Argentina.
Baigorri Velar passed away in 1972 at the age of 81. The final years of his life were marked by hardship and poverty. It is unknown what happened to his mysterious Rainmaking Device, but it is said that a heavy downpour occurred on the day of his burial.
Unfortunately, the exact workings of Baigorri Velar's magical Rainmaking Machine and its current location are still unknown. The invention and the reported feats of Baigorri Velar have often been viewed with suspicion. Skeptics have argued that the weather events attributed to the device were simply coincidences.