Eric's History of Perpetual Motion and Free Energy Machines

created 9/29/96 last updated 12/31/99 -this page found at  - get updates to Free Energy claims

In spite of no evidence of success hundreds of people for centuries have attempted to solve the holy grail of energy production - Perpetual Motion Machines. Many people simply think it must be possible and if they only try hard enough, they will find a solution. Some of this is from Joseph Bulgatz's book: 'Ponzi schemes invaders from mars and other popular delusions'  Still to this day I get weekly emails of people who feel they are about to get one working.

  • for more reading of free energy scams check out the perpetual motion chapter of Jack Phins 'the 7 Follies of Science' - also the book 'Perpetual Motion: The History of an Obsession' and 'The Perpetual motion Mystery ' by R.A. Ford and 'The Manual of Free Energy Devices and Systems' by D. A. Kelly.
  •  Perpetual Motion - a great overview of them
  • INE Free Energy Devices Database -  - another great list of FE claims
  •  The Free Energy Archive freshly updated 8/98!

  • Creator of this here page and his skeptic pages and crack pot pages
     Milt's discussion of Free Energy and Ceti
    A excellent history of perpetual motion machines from an Australian skeptic
  • FAQs
  • My open prize money for a real free energy machine

  • back to my main page about Dennis Lee. -
  • how to become a Free Energy con man

  • Stanley Meyers gets locked up for phony water powered cars
  • what about 300 mpg carburetors?
  • Eric's discussion of real forms of free energy
  • A more believing history of free energy claims
  • Another good overview of Free energy claimants
  • Bob Schadewald claims to have invented a Perpetual motion machine - but will the big conspiracy stop him?