Newman in 1984 claimed to have a free
energy machine based on alternative physics. Like many perpetual motion
inventors, he sued the US patent office. Many people wrongly measured the
true power output of this machine, (they didn't realize you must specially
calculate power for non sinusoidal current consumption). He now refuses
to ship a unit for testing. Ten years ago, inventor Joseph
Newman gave a open week-long demonstration in the Super dome
in New Orleans. Over 9,000 people attended from across the country (including
Lee who reportedly wanted to join his ideas with Newman. ) Newman is
suing some former investors he claims are trying to steal his invention.
I give more information.
Evan Soule of Newman's organization
offers a rebuttal
1988 has been promising to
demonstrate free electricity "in a month or two". He is much
like Newman in his mixture of religion & extremist politics, evasion
of qualified investigators, endless promises, threatening detractors, etc.
He had a Fischer engine,
now claims to have
a CRD OU motor device.
claimed to have a water powered car and was also big on mixing Christianity
and patriot politics in with fringe science. Meyer was found guilty
of fraud after his Water Fuel Cell was tested before an Ohio judge. It
is rare for an inventor to be prosecuted for an invention that does not
work, but Meyer's problem was that he had been selling "dealerships", offering
investors the "right to do business'' in Water Fuel Cell technology. Meyer
refused to allow anyone else to measure his device. He died in early 1998.
Bruce De Palma
had a machine in 1986 - which appeared to one Electrical Engineering professor
to put out 4 times more power than consumed. Turned out it was just a measurement
error. (I could go on and on with such examples) Bruce was a substance
abuser living very high off investor money and unwilling to help investigators
like PSITRON. A pathetic summary of the death of free energy claimant
dePalma and a site
dedicated to Bruce.
Dr. Potapov sold
a device that was claimed to produce more energy than consumed, there are
claims that these didn't work and that people did not have refunds.
John Bedini claims
to have a free energy device, but seems closed to having competent independent
people investigate John
Bedini's claims a An independent writing on Can you get excess
power with magnets and wires?
Mr. Finsrud is
a Norwegian artist who made a sculpture where a metal ball moves for weeks
apparently with no outside influence. more
Don Watts of
Las Vegas in around 1990 had a patented CEACU. which stands for
Centrifugal Energy Amplification and Conversion Unit - it turned
out to be one more investment fraud.
Troy Reed of
Oklahoma, was ready to issue licences for manufacturing his permanent
magnet motor etc.
David Hamel has
a lot of Free
energy ideas from Planet Kladen
Stephan Marinov claimed
to have proven much alternative physics and to have contacted a strange
cult that claims to have a Free Energy Machine. He committed suicide on
July 15, 1997. more
information, But he left behind some intense
Greg Watson sold
kits for a rolling ball and track that were thought to have over unity
in 1997. Attempts of replication I know of have failed. It may have been
lack of proper level or measuring. People have reported being unable to
get their money back. For other opinions, go to : smot2a
failure to confirm
Yull Brown scammed
a lot of gullible investors in Austrailia for years with his Browns
Gas claims. Eventually was picked up by Dennis
Lee (who eventually declared him insane) and finally died in 1998.
CETI These people
have claimed to have a device that puts out anomalous yet small amounts
of heat - maybe cold
fusion. They raised millions.
As of 10/97, they have not been willing to have me come over and see for
myself. They have said, we want people to think it doesn't work so we
won't have competition. I've wondered if the energy may have come from
not accounting for friction effects from the cooling flow through the pellets.
(Jed Rothwell a rational editor of Infinite
Energy Magazine says "however, tests with CETI cells at Motorola,
SRI and the French Atomic Energy Commission show no measurable friction)
Milton Rothman has a
I openly admit that I have not followed all the history of cold
fusion claims and am generally ignorant on the subject.
In Jan 98 Barbara
Hickox allegedly has a patent dating from 1981 for a $7500 fusion powered
free energy system. I've started asking her for proof as of 10/98
India claims to have a device that is 200% efficient (I'm told
his measurement is questionable)
RQM is a Swiss
company selling FE machines found at www.rqm.ch
- I heard they filed for bankruptcy 7/99
Ted King is looking
for people to buy stock for a car he plans to drive across the country
using just 2 12 volt batteries. You can contact Ted
if you want to buy shares.
Daniel Pomerleau of
Canada claims to have something that works, but he isn't interested in
releasing it (as 12/97)
Brian Collin of
Australia claims revelation from God (like most of these people)
to make a free energy device. A Stephen Mark claimed he invented it. Investors
are still out for around $80,000.
Entropy Systems of
Ohio 1999 Sanjay Amin claims they have gotten 1.6 million investment dollars
for a device
the 2nd law of thermodynamics.
I'm in touch with them to try to have them apply for my prize
for proof. See a rational
review of Amin's claims.
Carl Cella is
a kooky guy who has claimed to have one of the many cars said to run on
Robert LeBreton in
1999 claimed to be making a 600
hp free energy machine He asks for funding- I asked him for proof.
Renzo Boscolio in
1999 in Italy claimed to have low-energy nuclear reactions but refused
to supply real proof that he promised to people who came out from Infinite
Doug Konzen of Seattle says he has
a self running
engine in Jan of 2000 that anyone can see.
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.
Motion - a great overview of them
Free Energy Devices Database - - another great list of FE claims
Free Energy Archive freshly updated 8/98!
Creator of this
here page and his skeptic
pages and crack pot pages
of Free Energy and Ceti
excellent history of perpetual motion machines from an Australian skeptic
My open prize money for a
real free energy machine
back to my
main page about Dennis Lee. -
to become a Free Energy con man
Meyers gets locked up for phony water powered cars
what about 300 mpg carburetors?
Eric's discussion of real
forms of free energy
more believing history of free energy claims
good overview of Free energy claimants
Schadewald claims to have invented a Perpetual
motion machine - but will the big conspiracy stop him?
EXTRAORDINARY CLAIMS REQUIRE EXTRAORDINARY
For a totally different interpretation, check out
conspiracy believing history of free energy 'inventions' I think the
writer of it doesn't understand that many fraud perpetrators claim they've
been offered outrageous sums to hook investors and then disappear after
being detected to avoid incarceration - which gets interpreted by believers
as evidence of a conspiracy.
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