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Fuelless Generator
Nikola Tesla
The Invention: Tesla's Fuelless Generator
Claimed Effects: An electrical generator that would not consume any fuel.


Details: An entire article on weird and unconventional inventions could be devoted to Telsa's work, but one of this most controversial inventions is this generator that, if it worked as he described, would provide unlimited amounts of free energy. It was 10 years after he patented a method for producing alternating current - the type of electric current we all enjoy today - that Tesla claimed to have devised an electrical generator that did not "consume any fuel." In 1931, Tesla told The Brooklyn Eagle, "I have harnessed the cosmic rays and caused them to operate a motive device. More than 25 years ago I began my efforts to harness the cosmic rays and I can now state that I have succeeded." Although Telsa filed a patent for a device he called "Apparatus for the Utilization of Radiant Energy," (number 685,957), it's doubtful that it was ever built or proved to actually work... otherwise, we wouldn't be paying any electric bills.
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Anti-Gravity Vehicle
Thomas Townsend Brown
The Invention: Anti-gravitic devices
Claimed Effects: Nothing less than anti-gravity which he demonstrated in flying saucers.

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Details: Brown designed and flew strange metal saucer-like discs for more than 40 years, claims this site. And although Brown died only in 1987, there don't seem to be any photographs, film or video of any of his vehicles in flight. According to witnesses, however, Brown flew the thin discs while they were tethered to a pole, flying around and around with no apparent means of motive force. Brown said they were powered by a strange electrical phenomenon he called "the Biefeld-Brown effect." How did it work? A website titled simply Thomas Townsend Brown says, "The Biefeld-Brown Effect says an electrical condenser, when charged, will move toward its positive pole and remain so positioned until discharged, if free to do so, regardless of which pole or which side of the dielectric is made positive. The reaction is a finite but vanishingly small movement of all the other matter in the Universe. But the nearest masses are affected first and most!" Wouldn't we all like to see it really work?
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