Ever since I first encountered the work of Edwin Gray more than a quarter of a century ago, I have attempted to unravel the mystery of how he produced free energy. Only recently has sufficient information emerged to enable me to finally piece all of the clues together and reach a definitive conclusion. In "The Free Energy Secrets of Cold Electricity," I share this 27-year odyssey and the knowledge that has evolved along the way.
Edwin Gray discovered that the discharge of a high voltage capacitor could be shocked into releasing a huge, radiant, electrostatic burst. This energy spike was produced by his circuitry and captured in a special device Mr. Gray called his "conversion element switching tube." The non-shocking, cold form of energy that came out of this conversion tube powered all of his demonstrations, appliances, and motors, as well as recharged his batteries. Mr. Gray referred to this process as "splitting the positive." These claims were incomprehensible; however, because Gray did not reveal anything about the conditions the circuit had to create in order to produce the effect. This was the mystery.
It wasn't until I correlated Gray's clues with an analysis by Gerry Vassilatos, published in 1996, detailing Nikola Tesla's experimental work in the late I880"s, that the picture started coming into focus. These experiments resulted in the discovery of what Tesla called "radiant energy" and led to the development of his Magnifying Transmitter. This material was the clue that unraveled the Gray mystery.
An exhaustive comparison between Gray's "cold electricity" systems and Tesla's "radiant energy" systems leads to the reasonable conclusion that these two discoveries are one and the same. Finally, in this light, Gray's circuit schematics are "corrected" and all of the omissions are filled in. It is my belief that enough information is provided herein to enable anyone interested in the pursuit of free energy to reproduce these "cold electricity" effects with relatively simple equipment. It is my hope that thousands of engineers and experimenters will now begin looking into reproducing this, the "Mother Lode" of Free Energy effects.
Many people have given invaluable assistance and counsel during this journey of mine, and I wish to acknowledge them with profound thanks. To Tom Valentine, for aggressively pursuing the story of Ed Gray, for his excellent and accurate reporting, for his tremendously revealing photographs, and for his exceptional generosity in making his entire archive available to me. None of this would have happened without his contribution.
To Eric Dollard for being the first one in this generation to truly understand Nikola Tesla's work with impulse currents, and for repeatedly demonstrating this knowledge with experimental apparatus. To Gerry Vassilatos for so brilliantly articulating and accurately conveying the story of Tesla's discoveries, and to David Hatcher Childress, the publisher of Gerry's book, for giving me unusually wide latitude in quoting large sections of this book.
To the late Bruce DePalma, for teaching me how to think about physics - the way things really are. To Trevor Constable, for erasing all doubt in my mind about the reality of the Ether, and for relentlessly pursuing its practical application for the betterment of humanity. To Tom Brown, for introducing me to most of these people, and for broadening my horizons in countless ways.
To Alison Davidson, for permission to use the color image of the etheric discharge from Eric Dollard's magnifying transmitter, taken at the "Integration" in the summer of 1986. To Dorothy O'Connor and Jacqueline Lindemann, for their assistance in editing this book.
And finally, of course, to Edwin V. Gray, Sr. and Dr. Nkola Tesla who, after all, discovered this astonishing technology.
Peter A. Lindemann, D.Sc.
"When the great truth accidentally revealed and experimentally confirmed is fully recognized that this planet with all its appalling immensity is to electrical currents, virtually no more than a small metal ball, and by this fact many possibilities, each baffling imagination and of incalculable consequence, are rendered absolutely sure of accomplishment; when the first plan is inaugurated and it is shown that a telegraphic message, almost as secret and noninterferrable as a thought, can be transmitted 'to any terrestrial distance, the sound of the human voice, with all of its intonations and inflections, faithfully and instantly reproduced at any other point of the globe, the energy of a waterfall made available for supplying light, heat or motive power, anywhere - on sea or land or high in the air - humanity will be like an ant heap stirred up with a stick: see the excitement coming!"
.Nikola Tesla, 1904
First Article from The National Tattler
First Article from The National Tattler
Chapter 1: The Edwin Gray Mystery
My interest in Free Energy began in the summer of 1973 when I first picked up The National Tattler. In an article authored by reporter Tom Valentine, (Figure 1) the headline read: "Man Creates Engine That Consumes No Fuel; Invention Could Change History by 1984." Well, I was young and gullible but I'd sure never seen a newspaper headline like that before. The article went on to say:
A California inventor has found a way to create limitless electric power without using up fuel, potentially the greatest discovery in the history of mankind. Edwin Gray, Sr., 48, has fashioned working devices that could power every auto, train, truck, boat and plane that moves in this land perpetually; warm, cool, and service every American home without erecting a single transmission line; feed limitless energy into the nation's mighty industrial system forever, and do it all with-out creating a single iota of pollution.
After several paragraphs devoted to such subjects as raising capital and bringing a working team together, the article continued to describe two very interesting tests which the writer had personally witnessed at Gray's laboratory in Van Nuys, California in the company of several other scientists:
The Tattler was given a thorough demonstration of Gray's "impossible but-true" methods for using electricity. The first demonstration proved that Gray uses a totally different form of electrical current - a powerful but "cold" form of the energy. A 6 volt car battery rested on a table. Lead wires ran from the battery to a series of capacitors, which are the key to Gray's discovery. The complete system was wired to two electro-magnets, each weighing a pound and a quarter. "Now if you tried to charge those two magnets with juice from that battery and make them do what I'm going to make them do, you would drain the battery in 30 minutes and the magnets would get extremely hot," Gray explained. "I want you to watch what happens." As Fritz Lens activated the battery, a voltmeter gradually rose to 3,000 volts. At that point, Gray closed a switch and there was a loud popping sound. The top magnet hurled into the air with tremendous force and was caught by Richard Hackenberger. A terrific jolt of electricity had propelled the top magnet more than two feet into the air -but the magnet remained cold. "The amazing thing,' Hackenberger said "is that only 1% of the energy was used - 99% went back into the battery." Gray explained, "The battery can last for a long time because most of the energy returns to it. The secret to this is in the capacitors and in being able to split the positive." When Gray said "split the positive" the faces of two knowledgeable physicists skewed up in bewilderment. (Normally, electricity consists of positive and negative particles, but Gray's system is capable of using one or the other separately and effectively.)
Tom Valentine then described the second demonstration as shown in the photograph in Figure 2.
Gray showed this Tattler reporter a small 15-amp motorcycle battery. It was hooked to a pair of his capacitors, which in turn were hooked up to a panel of outlets.
Edwin Gray Demonstrating His Circuit
Edwin Gray Demonstrating His Circuit
Second Article from The National Tattler
He flicked a switch and the tiny battery sent a charge into the capacitors. He then plugged in six 15-watt electric light bulbs on individual cords, a 110-volt portable television set and two radios. The bulbs burned brightly, the television played and both radios blared and yet the small battery was not discharging. You couldn't begin to get all this current out of that battery under ordinary circumstances,' Gray said.
This is the most amazing thing I've ever seen,' exclaimed C.V. Wood, Jr., president of the McCulloch Oil Corporation, who was also present at the demonstration. He began looking around for hidden outlets from the wall. May I prove it doesn't come from any wall plug' Gray offered. A 40-watt light bulb screwed into an ordinary extension socket was plugged into the panel powered by Gray's system.
The following portion of the demonstration is shown in the photograph in Figure 3:
The bulb lit, then Gray dropped it into a cylinder filled with water. "What would be happening if this was getting ordinary power right now?' Gray asked, as he stuck his hand in the water with the glowing light bulb. "You'd be electrocuted and that thing would be popping and sputtering until the then put his finger into the water with the light. No shock. "Gentlemen, this is a new manifestation of electricity,' Hackenberger said.
Well, this was quite literally the most amazing thing I had ever read in a newspaper. I was completely hooked. The next week I picked up the second article in the series, titled "Miracle No Fuel Electric Engine Can Save Public $35 Billion A Year In Gasoline Bills" (Figure 4). It centered on an amazing new type of electric motor that ran on Gray's system:
The silent pollution-free EMA motor recycles its own energy and can run indefinitely. Gray's prototype is powered by four 6-volt batteries which "will wear out before they'll run down.' The same "cold' energy repelling magnets, arranged on a flywheel, run the motor. Hackenberger, an electronics specialist explained, "A series of high-voltage energy spikes are developed in our circuitry. These energy units are transferred to a control unit which acts much like a distributor in an internal combustion engine. Every time a magnet is charged, most of the energy is recycled back into the batteries without losing power.
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