Bizarre theory links CERN’s July 5th Large Hadron Collider test to Stranger Things

CERN is ready to restart its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on July 5th to mark the ten-year anniversary of the Higgs-boson particle’s discovery. But the upcoming test has inspired many bizarre conspiracy theories – one of which is linking it to Stranger Things.

“The Large Hadron Collider is ready to once again start delivering proton collisions to experiments, this time at an unprecedented energy of 13.6 TeV,” the European organization states on its website.

The LHC is the world’s most powerful particle accelerator. It is up and running again after three years of upgrade and maintenance work.

It is true the accelerator will be home to a major particle smash on Tuesday, July 5th. However, some internet users are obsessing over the notion CERN is trying to open a portal to another dimension, prompting them to compare it to the events in Netflix’s Stranger Things.

It seems like many internet users haven’t bothered to understand what’s really happening at CERN on July 5th. As a result, they have come up with bizarre theories. One of them strangely links the forthcoming experiment to Netflix show Stranger Things.

The wild and baseless theory from Twitter suggests the July 5th experiment will / aims to create a real-life Stranger Things-like situation.

For the unversed, the Netflix series revolves around a scientific experiment gone wrong that accidentally opens a portal to the Upside Down, aka another dimension. The Upside Down is filled with dark and dangerous creatures that start seeping into our world through the cracks.

“I am so sick of people asking, ‘how are you spending your July 4th?’ There’s nothing to celebrate. And they’re launching CERN on the 4th / 5th, meaning it’s going to be Stranger Things in real life, ” one Twitter user claimed.

“T-MINUS 2 hours [before] the #cern atlas project tests their Hadron Collider. I really hope you don’t rip a hole in space / time, create a multiverse or start real-life Stranger Things, ” another user imaginatively writes.

“CERN is turning on the particle accelerator, they say it’s to measure protons but going down the rabbit hole it’s much darker than that. Possibly opening up a portal of some kind, they’re looking for a godlike particle or another dimension… think Stranger Things or The Mist, ” a third user wrote.

All these theories are understandably baseless.

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Is CERN actually opening a portal?

It is true the CERN Large Hadron Collider will reach a new energy record of 13.6 trillion electronvolts (13.6 TeV) during the July 5 collisions.

However, the wild theories and claims about CERN’s supposed “plan” to “open portals” are merely dead and are nowhere close to what’s actually happening.

The objective of the collapse is not to open a portal to another dimension to allow “Demons to come into our world.”

What is CERN doing on July 5th?

The July 5th experiment will have higher collision energy. CERN mentions on its website that “scientists will study the properties of matter under extreme temperature and density”.

“We will measure the strengths of the Higgs boson interactions with matter and force particles to unprecedented precision, and we will further our searches for Higgs boson decays to dark matter particles as well as searches for additional Higgs bosons,” says Andreas Hoecker, spokesperson of CERN’s ATLAS collaboration.

For the unversed, the ATLAS collaboration is the largest particle detector experiment happening at CERN, Switzerland.

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