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Thursday, January 31, 2013


Antigravity Propulsion by Humans             Jan, 2013      ©

In 2008, Dr. Paul LaViolette published a book, Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion. After reading my copy of it, I felt inspired to revisit my own beliefs in how UFOs propel themselves. My own book, Alien Radix, chose antigravity (aka “counterbary”)  as the motive force for UFO travel, and arrived at this conclusion from empirical observations of UFO movement and witness close up encounters. Assisted by Dr. Paul Hill’s great book, Unconventional Flying Objects, I decided that rotation is involved with the creation of the UFO’s antigravity field, but declined (read as “unable to”) to go further into the cause. Dr. LaViolette does go further into the cause. I recommend this book for anyone curious about UFO propulsion, although as an ex-technical person, I understood only about half of it. Maybe if I had reviewed my own coursework from decades ago and had set myself down to go through the field explanations with more of a fine tooth comb, I could have extracted another 15% of understanding, but that would have been about it for me. I apologize for this writeup coming across like a big book review, but it is a good book.

Dr. LaViolette’s book has about 400 pages not counting a lengthy appendix. About 300 pages are allocated to the work of T. Townsend Brown, genius inventor and discoverer of the Biefeld-Brown effect. As a teenager, Brown noted that when a capacitor is charged up to a very high voltage, there is a measurable force created toward the positive electrode, and this force is now named the Biefeld-Brown effect, a.k.a. the electrogravitic force, or simply electrogravitics.  If the capacitor’s charged up voltage is sufficiently high, the whole capacitor will physically move. All of Brown’s subsequent work on levitation and propulsion was based on maximizing, controlling, and understanding this force.
This force is still believed by some to be simply the electrostatic attraction or repulsion of charged particles.  This belief is sourced by the fact that for the electrogravitic force to be even measurable, the capacitor has to be charged to at least 10 kilovolts, and the higher one goes in voltage, the more powerful the forces (both electrogravitic and electrostatic) become. In fact, the electrogravitic force increases at approximately as the voltage to the second or third power. Given the high voltages involved, ionization of the air around the electrodes does occur, and these ions are thought by some to be the explanation for everything about the Biefeld-Brown effect, because the ion wind caused by charged particle attraction causes the measured force from the negative side of the capacitor to the positive side. For this to be confirmed, all one has to do is put the capacitor in a vacuum and apply the kilovolt charge and measure away because in a vacuum, there is nothing to ionize. A couple  of years ago, I read a T. Townsend Brown story on the internet which said that this has been done and that the force disappears in a vacuum, thereby proving that the Biefeld-Brown effect was nothing but electrostatic ionization attraction/repulsion all along. After I read this, I discounted electrogravitics as a serious candidate for UFO propulsion. Well, guess what? Dr. LaViolette has found in T. Townsend Brown’s notes some experiments described in which the electrogravitic force was measured in a vacuum. Not only was the electrogravitic force present in a vacuum, it was increased in magnitude above what it would have been in the atmosphere. Now why are there sources which say the opposite? I don’t know. T. Townsend Brown also proved to his own satisfaction that the force was gravitational in nature, and not due to any of the other common force causes, such as magnetism, electrostatics, ion wind pressure, and so forth.  How did he conclude it was gravitational? Because it acted equally on all matter, regardless of whether it was charged, neutral, organic, metallic, inorganic, solid, liquid, or gas. In other words, just like gravity does. {Digression: In the early 90’s, the B-2 bomber received quite a bit of rumored publicity that it was using antigravity technology to boost its performance. It was publicized that the B-2 saves an immense amount of fuel by ionizing its jet exhaust gasses such that the leading edge of its wings are charged up to a very high voltage with respect to its trailing exhaust gases. This gives the plane a push as its own exhaust ion wind flows toward the leading edge of the wing because they have opposite charges, so it acts like a tail wind. Flying in ionized air also reduces drag. With sufficiently high voltage, additional push and lift occurs due to the Biefeld-Brown effect which is independent of and additive to the ion wind effect. Those who know the truth about the B-2 are keeping mum. LaViolette believes that this technology should be released to the commercial airline industry so as to save fuel and money.}

About the same time as Brown’s most advanced work in electrogravitics in the mid-fifties, another guy named John R. R. Searl came up with the Searl Effect Generator (SEG), and this invention is afforded about 35 pages in the book.  You can see versions of this machine on YouTube, but none of them appear to operate with the fantastic success claimed by Searl for his invention. The attractive thing to me about the SEG is that it reminds me of the outer rotating rim of a UFO which I strongly associate with its antigravity propulsion drive.  This rotating outer ring also rises to a very high voltage, high enough to cause ionization of surrounding gas, something that also reminds me of UFO operation. The SEG was intended to be a low-to-free power generator, but had the unexpected property that once it exceeded a threshold of rpm speed, it ceased to require external energy input to operate and it broke free of its tethers and flew away, never to be seen again. That is, it had the property that maybe it could be used as an antigravity drive as well. Searl supposedly built several prototype generators, about 4 of them each 14 feet in diameter, and they all took off and got lost. There is something “Lazar-esque” about Searl, because his prototype should be duplicate-able by even a hobbyist with several thousand dollars to spend on special magnets and machined circular frames, but no one seems to have done it “successfully” (i.e. the prototypes do not take flight). They do rotate as several YouTube videos prove, but none of what I saw on those videos looked even remotely like it was going to go into a self sustaining mode of operation and even take off. {The Biefeld-Brown effect, on the other hand, is more easily duplicate-able by the home hobbyist providing he owns a generator capable of generating 100 kilovolts and is willing to live with the danger of operating it. It would also help the hobbyist to own a piece of high K dielectric material (where K (also denoted by Greek letter epsilon) equals the relative dielectric of an insulator, aka permittivity) to use between the plates of the experimental capacitor. In the cellular telephone industry, filtering structures made of barium tetratitanate were once used, and maybe still are, with a K of 18,000-36,000 as I recall.}  Why doesn’t Searl have a video of one of his several escaped prototypes flying away? One would think that after the first 2 or 3 that escaped, one would want to video a self powered rotating generator taking flight. Searl now claims to have discovered how to dampen the runaway energy so that no more of his generators take off on him, and even worse, explode. Fortunately, there are two Russian physicists named Vladimir Roschin and Serge Goden in the mid-nineties who did build what is essentially a Searl device. They used a different design than Searl called the magnetic energy converter (MEC) whose operating principles were identical to the SEG. They got it to work, and verified all of Searl’s claims about its weight reduction during operation and the tendency accelerate to higher and higher rpm while using less and less energy. They also confirmed the temperature-drop-in-the-room phenomenon during operation as well as the surrounding ionization. They took measurements for all of the preceding phenomena. No mention was made in the book about it breaking its tether and flying away because they had a governor fail safe to prevent such runaway. Per LaViolette in his book, “…in May 1982, government agents broke into Searl’s home, confiscated an SEG unit that was under test supplying electricity to his house, and tore out all the electrical wiring from his house. Citing as evidence a sequence of unusually low metered electrical bills, the Southern Electricity Board then prosecuted him on trumped-up charges of ‘stealing electricity by means of a unique device,’ and sued him for a large sum of money. As a result, Searl’s family broke up and he became very depressed.  The Court had him confined to jail for about a year and while so detained an arsonist set his house on fire, destroying most of his records and equipment.” Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and this story gives credence to some of Searl’s claims. It reminds me of how government agents allegedly confiscated Tesla’s files immediately after his death.

 Now, one might ask, if these two guys found such potentially useful technologies for space travel, why did the government essentially dump on them and ignore them, instead of taking them under its wing and nurturing their technologies into something for the next generation?  Well, in his book, The Hunt for Zero Point, Nick Cook speculates that, at least for Brown, the government was already researching Brown’s technologies in black projects and was well on their way to developing antigravity propulsion. It had no further need of T. Townsend Brown or his ideas. A bit more about this will be mentioned later.

One thing that I wish Dr. LaViolette would have done in his book is explain what possible effects, if any, that these separate technologies would have on the occupants of an “electrogravitics UFO” and a “Searl UFO”. For example, in the electrogravitics version of the UFO, parts of the hull would have to be electrically insulated from one another and a voltage of possibly a million volts applied between those hull sections. Essentially, the craft would be a flying capacitor, and the region between the plates of the capacitor would be the region of strongest artificial gravity. The voltage gradient between the plates is tailored for maximum non-linearity (which results in the most electrogravitic force) through dissimilar capacitor plate shapes and irregular dielectric shape and permittivity between the hull sections (capacitor plates.) Therefore, you have the occupants walking around inside this non-linear voltage gradient inside the capacitor (craft).  Is the artificial gravity field within the craft also non-linear? In other words, if a six foot occupant is in a UFO which is 14 feet thick and 50 feet in diameter, and if the UFO is in its lift mode where a plate in the floor of the UFO might be charged negatively with a million volts with respect to the upper hull, does this mean the occupant’s head would be in a different g-field than his feet?  Would the occupant feel the effects of a sudden right angle turn due to the different gravities? Also, what about metal objects on his body, such as a belt buckle? Any effects there? The same questions would apply when inside a hypothetical “Searl UFO”? {Another Digression: Notice that the Biefeld-Brown effect works with DC or AC applied voltage. When it is AC, the waveform should be as non-linear as possible and the electrode shape should be dissimilar. It also helps to have a non-homgeneous capacitor dielectric between the capacitor plates. A Russian scientist named Evegny Podkletnov did some experiments with a single non-linear discharge of capacitors charged to a high voltage. He was able to generate a single gravity pulse which appeared to traverse through impressive thicknesses of walls and steel, undiminished in strength. These pulses I like to think of as a gravity piston, although this piston does not go back and forth—it just goes on forever. Although his experimental apparatus bears little physical resemblance to what one would expect an electrogravitics setup to be, LaViolette links the two by saying that the Biefeld-Brown phenomenon uses some sort of linkage between charge and gravity as does Podkletnov’s. Anyhow, with a few million volt discharge, Podkletnov was able to put a big dent into a 1” thick steel plate and shatter a concrete block. LaViolette corresponded with Podkletnov at least through 2007, but LaViolette noted that the Russian government is now “resisting export of this technology”, presumably as they explore weaponizing it. From memory, I seem to recall that Podkletnov also is discussed in Nick Cook’s book, The Search for Zero Point.}

Dr. LaViolette goes into a third technology that could also provide thrust. In 1986 Dr. LaViolette learned of a black research project named Project Skyvault that started in the 1952-1957 time frame. The early version of this project was to successfully levitate an object by aiming a microwave beam at it from the ground. It had been noted in earlier years that a microwave beam could move some objects, depending on what they were made of. Objects with a special magnetic property were the best candidates. High energies and frequencies were involved in Skyvault, so the ground based equipment in the early fifties was quite large. Later, the ground based equipment was reduced in size such that it could be located on the levitated object itself, and its microwave beam could be aimed at the ground. Many of the principles of this project involved radar technologies plus the technologies that T. Townsend Brown was experimenting with at the same time. The government’s technology was ahead of Brown’s which could explain why Brown was advised to drop his work and really did not get support for his research--he was not needed. This project apparently used an early form of something called microwave phase conjugation, which is a way to aim a microwave beam at something and cause the reflected energy from that beam to get back in phase with the source beam. This can result in higher and higher power being stored in the beam system. This technology can be used to lock radars onto targets, and also to provide a tightly collimated beam that is difficult to detect and/or jam unless it is aimed right at you. For example, if an incoming missile is heading your way, you can aim a microwave beam at it, or a laser, detect the energies from the reflections, and get the reflections back in phase with the original beam, lock on to the target, and blast the target from the sky using the locked on beam as a unerring guide.  Where does thrust enter the picture? If the microwave signal is sent through a non-linear dielectric, the microwave signal becomes non linear, and as such is capable of providing electrogravitic thrust in the manner of T. Townsend Brown. In this discussion LaViolette makes no mention of capacitor plates and is kind of unclear where and what the transducer is that provides the thrust. I think it is the dielectric itself. He also speculates that the material need not be a dielectric (he gives barium titanite as a likely dielectric example), but it could also be a “metamaterial”. A “metamaterial” is one that at particular frequency or frequencies exhibits a negative permittivity and permeability (commonly denoted as greek alphabet epsilon and mu), so this necessitates that the microwave frequency of the system be right at or near this frequency. This stuff is really complicated, literally involving mirrors, special high power oscillators, lenses, and waveguides. It also involves the usual high voltage and powers associated with electrogravitics. Dr. Laviolette dedicates about 70 pages to this technology. If I had to bet on what technology is used in our own black triangle crafts, it is this one. In my layman’s view, unlike true alien UFO operation, this Skyvault technology does not appear to protect the occupants of the craft or the craft itself from sudden accelerations, starts, stops, and so forth because they are outside of the artificial gravitational field(s) of the craft’s generator(s). (At least that is my interpretation of LaViolette’s Skyvault microwave phase conjugation diagrams.) They are just mechanically attached to it and carried along by it. However, LaViolette’s explanations/diagrams for non-Skyvault antigravity machinery (i.e. Searl and T.T.Brown) indicate that the artificial g-field surrounds the whole apparatus, in which case the occupants could indeed benefit from the protection of the generator’s gravity field.

The only limitation to antigravity propulsion occurs when the craft is in deep outer space, say between stars. If a UFO is coasting between stars (assuming, of course, that they don’t teleport or jump dimensions) and if a reason comes up for that UFO to change course, speed up, stop and then start again, there is a problem. The problem is that it can’t use its antigravity propulsion to do any of these things because its propulsion system needs another gravity field to interact with to provide push or pull thrust. There is precious little gravitational field between stars to allow the UFO to do much of anything with its antigravity drive. Paul R. Hill recognized this shortcoming and in his book, Unconventional Flying Objects, hypothesized that an interstellar UFO most likely therefore would need a second type of on-board propulsion system. He analyzes several ideas in this area, all of which are based on ejecting energy or matter to provide thrust; in other words, they are all based on Newton’s third law: for every reaction there’s an equal and opposite reaction. In my book, I hypothesize that this is possibly one reason for motherships: Perhaps the reason that motherships are so huge is not for cargo, but for space needed to house this second type of propulsion system and/or the matter to fuel it. Anyhow, the electrogravitics drive propulsion system appears to overcome this limitation. If my reading about this technology is correct, all the stalled-between-the-stars UFO would have to do is charge up one side or other of its hull with respect to the other to a huge voltage, and the craft would begin accelerating toward its positive side. This seems too good to be true, because no Newton’s third law or matter expulsion would be needed. But if electrogravitics works so conveniently in outer space, plus knowing that it works on earth, why would an interstellar UFO be using anything else because there would be no need for a backup propulsion system? (Of course, if it operated like Project Skyvault, there would be nothing to aim its microwave beam at and as a result it would be “dead in the water” if stalled between the stars.)

Both Brown and Searl did their work in the early to mid fifties. Here are two or three separate technologies, discovered by humans, which could be developed into UFO propulsion drives. The SEG may or may not be legitimate, but the Biefeld-Brown effect is very real. No alien technology reverse engineering was involved as far as I know, even though one or all could be a technology used by our alien visitors. The Searl generator has magnetics plus rotation as its basis whereas the Townsend invention has electric charge as its basis. The Searl design starts off using low voltage but once it starts self operating, the voltages get very high. The Townsend design uses high voltage from the start. The electrogravitics UFO, including the phase conjugate version, would have far fewer moving parts and would seem to be inherently more reliable. According to both inventors and the Russian duplicator of the Searl device, both designs when operating smoothly and successfully, create a visible and spreading ionizing field around them accompanied by a noticeable cooling as they somehow suck energy from their surroundings to maintain their motion; no external energy from a conventional source is needed for them to continue operating. This brings me to the next subject, which is ether and physics dogma.

Before there was Einstein, there was ether. No, I’m not talking about what teenage stoners smell out of a can to get high; I’m talking about the concept of ether as an invisible medium pervading all space. Then along came the Michelson-Morley experiment in 1887 and then Einstein and the concept of ether as an invisible medium pervading all of space became obsolete. Then Einstein had to make something equivalent to ether come back into the picture again when he invented his Gravitational constant G to make universe expansion data make sense.  It is almost forbidden in the physics world to disagree with Einstein, not if you want to keep your job. In the book, Hitler’s Flying Saucers, the author, Henry Stevens, claims that German scientists were comfortable with using the concept of ether in order to think out of the box as they searched for a cheap, low-to-no fuel drive for the next generation flying war machine secret weapon. Dr. LaViolette claims that some operational characteristics of the Biefeld-Brown effect and of the SEG violate certain law or laws of thermodynamics, some of Einstein’s theories, and some of Newton’s laws. Nick Cook in his book, The Search for Zero Point, says that in the late fifties antigravity research went into a secrecy mode imposed by the government when it realized that there may be something to this antigravity stuff that could be weaponized. Dr. LaViolette also noticed the secrecy clamp down on antigravity research at this time and claims that the scientists working on these gravitational black projects have had to re-instate ether into their theoretical thinking in order to arrive at how antigravity really works.  Many scientists of the late fifties firmly believed that an antigravity craft was in the very near future. LaViolette speculates that our black project scientists could have taken antigravity research to fruition such that we could have our own secret space fleet built using antigravity technology, and that we might have been visiting our solar system planets in secret for almost six decades. In my book, Alien Radix. the chapter entitled “Does America Have a Secret Space Program?” concludes that IF we have antigravity technology, then we most certainly do have a secret space fleet which is partially garrisoned in outer space. I concluded this before I even read LaViolette’s book, so now, having read it, I am pushed further toward the belief that we have had such a fleet for many years.

Dr. LaViolette also claims that the patent office now has a rule that whenever a perpetual motion machine patent is submitted, they will automatically reject it. (Plus they will also turn it over to the proper agents to study it for technological ideas that they can steal.) Now here is what is wrong and stupid with that policy. Remember how both the Biefeld-Brown devices and the SEG were claimed to perpetuate their motion while cooling down their surroundings as they presumably sucked the energy needed to sustain their motion?(This also suggests that the devices could suck energy from nearby occupants of the UFO as well. Yikes! A vampire space drive!) What if they were also sucking energy from somewhere else? In the last couple of decades the physicists have discovered both dark matter and dark energy. Doesn’t that sound suspiciously like ether to you?  As we all know, inventors sometimes stumble across a great invention by accident without even knowing how it works. What if one of these perpetual motion machine inventions was somehow, quite by fortuitous accident, able to tap into dark energy?  It could run forever, and this discovery would be rejected by the patent office “experts.”
Last but not least, Dr. LaViolette has developed his own physics theories which are compatible with antigravity work. He calls the collection of these theories “subquantum kinetics”. Throughout his book, he describes repeatedly how subquantum kinetics explains and allows accurate predictions about how  antigravity phenomena does and will operate, and illustrates how the traditionally accepted dogmatic laws of physics don’t work for the observed phenomena associated with Biefeld-Brown and the SEG. It also explains some astronomical phenomena as well.  However, LaViolette claims that subquantum kinetics predicts that the centers of galaxies do not have black holes in them (they do) and also that matter particles are created through spontaneous creation, which to me sounds like the continuous creation theory that was rejected when the Big Bang theory was accepted. I tried to use the internet to see if there are any college courses which teach subquantum kinetics and could find nothing.* The only thing I found was LaViolette’s own book on the subject. The physics community can be like a college fraternity or club, and one should not deviate too far in one’s theories from the majority beliefs or else you will be ostracized.  LaViolette also is said to have some New Age ideas on things as well, and although these ideas may fall outside of physics, I am sure that they taint the opinions that his fellow physicists have of him. Someday, Dr. LaViolette’s theories may be recognized as being visionary and accurate, and his name might be included in the lists of famous physicists, but probably not in his lifetime. Dr. LaViolette, now age 67, lives in Greece.

*For those of you who are interested, here is a recent internet blurb about current attempts to explore gravity under different theories. “Loop Quantum Gravity” might be similar to subquantum mechanics—I just don’t know:

Thursday, January 24, 2013

UFO DATA MINING by Charles Tromblee

UFO Data Mining                                    

Jan 2013

In a broad and general way, research can be split into two types: original research and surveying the works of other researchers.  Original research takes you back to the basics where the findings can lead to original, new and unique insights and discoveries about the subject matter. Surveying the works of others is easier to do than original research, but it leaves one vulnerable to the omissions and mistakes that these works may contain. As they say, “gigo”, or garbage in, garbage out.

Regarding UFOs, the interested person can do his own original research or read the books published on the subject.  The authors of many of these books have done their own original research on the matter, but some have not. Some are just personal opinions which have been “suggested” by a coincidence or likeness that triggered something in the mind of the author. These types of books (and some TV documentaries) are not something to put any belief in. For example, the TV series, “Ancient Aliens”, simply presents mythological and/or archaeological literature and presents it with an ancient alien twist. Many UFO books do the same thing, presenting opinion as though it were fact to fool a gullible public (even though the author may truly believe what he/she is saying). There must be a lot of gullible people out there because it is astounding that the “Ancient Aliens” TV series has just entered its fifth season! Yikes!

Most of us are simply not in a position to do original research.  Besides, most of us are not so interested in the UFO phenomenon as to do original research on UFOs, but elect instead to read books or blogs on the matter. What is “original research” for UFOs anyway? It is taking field trips to interview  those who have had a good sighting, FOIA submissions, archival work, UFO document forensics, efforts to get the government to “come clean” on what it knows, paying for analysis of trace evidence, trolling for witnesses’ names and contacting them, etc.  One area of original research is case studies. I admit that this is one big step removed from interviewing the experiencers and doing the supportive background work of checking police records for other witnesses, checking for radar records from airports, looking at airplane flight schedules, checking star maps, and talking to nearby military bases, and so on, but this has already been done for you if the case study was thorough to begin with. Nevertheless, the summary results of these investigations exist, and these summaries are very good supportive evidence of the phenomenon’s validity.  I personally have read over ten thousand case study summaries and have categorized the information of hundreds of them into results that appeared in my book, Alien Radix. (I also admit that information gathered from reading many UFO books is also in my own book.)

This brings me to the subject of UFO databases. I have investigated the two principal UFO databases and have found them to be very difficult to use to extract data for UFO trends, averages, and so forth. I applaud the sacrifices of those who do data entry and maintain those databases. The illiteracy of the general public who provide the information is appalling, and most of the case studies therein are not usable for anything. After all, what info can be gleaned from a slow moving or stationary night light in the sky? That is what most experiences turn out to be. Having had two UAP night light experiences myself, it suddenly dawned on me that if I had photographed or videoed them, they would have turned out to be the same kind of night light videos that are so prevalent on YouTube. These are the same UFO videos that I always simply skip over and ignore because there is nothing to be learned from them. But because I experienced these events in three dimensions and with normal night visual acuity, the experience was a lot more meaningful than watching the same event on a video in two dimensions with much of the surrounding visual data compromised by lack of true color, loss of perspective, and camera jitter. (I also would be leery of any spectral analysis done on a night light video.) So although a night light can be a truly exciting and meaningful personal experience, when put onto video it turns into something boring and useless. The only videos that turn out to be meaningful, at least to me, are the ones where a UFO shape can be seen or strongly inferred from the light pattern, aside from the obvious hoaxes, of course. However, I still believe that reporting one’s sighting is still the right thing to do in hope that someday, someone will be able to extract the information and use it to draw a statistical conclusion about UFOs.

So what is the point here? It is that you may not need to be careful of what you read, but you sure should be careful of what you conclude from what you read. The best conclusions to draw and the best opinions to embrace as your own are from analyses of data that have been derived from basic “original research”.  Do not blindly become the follower of the pundits. After all, how accurate have political pundits have been about real world situations; how much money have you lost by following stock market pundits’ opinions on where a company or the economy is heading? UFO pundits, if not carefully chosen, also will lead you to incorrect beliefs