The Free Energy Claims of Joe Newman
Its gyro man, Joe Newman…… he’s everywhere, he’s everywhere….. well, actually, he’s nowhere! (Except, maybe by now, he’s behind bars).
Be forewarned: if you are an investor in Joe Newman’s energy machine, you will probably never see any return on your investment. He appears to be running a scam. If you are thinking of investing your capital in his venture, think carefully and read the following. Please bear in mind that Joe Newman is a smooth talker, very glib, very convincing liar and will twist what you say, to make himself look good.
My name is Norm Biss and I live in Erie PA. Today’s date is 13 Aug.’ 98
The following is a factual and true account of me and the company I am employed by. It involves the manufacture of a full size prototype motor utilizing Joe Newman’s “theory”.
Being of reasonable mind and sound mental faculties, this 59 year old motor technician (myself) wishes to disclose dealings involving what I feel are treacherous and dishonest actions of Joseph Westley Newman- who I consider a common thief”
At this point let me state for the record that I felt Joe Newman was somewhat of an autistic savant. He can be somewhat brilliant at times, at other times, he is extremely obtuse and downright stupid. If you could unscrew the top of his head and look inside, you would probably find a gyroscope with the gimbals uncaged.
In June, 1998, Joe Newman called the company I work for and asked for me. He wanted to know how interested I and / or my company would be in developing a prototype of his energy machine. I was immediately interested; however it was not my decision to make. After conferring with the owner of the company I work for, we decided to do it.
A matter of clarification is in order: both my employer and I had read Joe Newman’s books on his energy machine,. I still had to put on my best salesman’s face to convince my employer. He trusted my judgment. My employer is a man of honor, and when he agrees to something, he stands behind it. As we now know, Joe Newman is the complete opposite. His word is worthless!
After deciding in the affirmative, I then returned Joe Newman’s call and informed him we would be willing to sponsor and build a prototype of his energy machine. Since our company is in the motor repair and service business, we were well qualified. I mention this because I feel it is important you understand that this motor was to be manufactured by highly qualified technicians and machinists with all-necessary equipment and materials. This was a team effort by highly qualified professionals! So as you read this, you will understand that people who take pride in building and rebuilding electric motors were involved in the project.
The primary condition for sponsoring and building this prototype was that we would be able to completely run a comprehensive battery of tests on the prototype. This was made very clear to me as a condition of sponsorship. I informed Joe Newman. And he agreed. (If you have read any of Joe Newman’s material, you will notice he is always crying because no one wants to properly test his motor.) we wanted test results that would stand up. Results that could be obtained by anyone who would test it. There would be no skewing of the figures to get what we wanted, but cold, hard data. In other words, let the motor stand or fall on its own abilities.
If it does as proclaimed by Joe Newman, great. No one would be happier than the company I work for and myself. If it failed, so be it. We would have taken a risk and lost, chalked it up to r&d, and went on to other things.
When all tests would have been completed, Joe Newman could have possession of the motor. If the results would have proven Joe Newman’s theory, we would have geared up for production on a large scale.
I asked Joe Newman to send me some parameters to start a prototype. What Joe faxed me was a very crude drawing of a motor lamination. He also (by telephone) told me what ID and OD of steel pipe to use for the field housing, how long the field housing was to be and the length of armature laminations and length of armature shaft. As you will see, Joe had no plans for a real motor. The figures on dimensions didn’t seem right to me, so I broke out my engineering books and cranked in some formulas.
Because of the support distance between bearings, Joe’s shaft diameter would have developed .60 of and inch “slap”. Because we needed .070 of an inch air gap, this was unacceptable. The shaft diameter had to be increased by 25% . In addition, the slot gaps had to be increased by 25%to facilitate proper coil insertion. I called Joe back and told him of the changes that were necessary, and why. He agreed, but wanted no other changes, he also told me what size wire to use.
I (not Joe Newman) completely designed a motor from his sketchy information. (Joe evidently didn’t put much thought, research or effort into his life’s work!) I worked out all mathematics for the electrical and mechanical aspects of this motor. Furthermore, I did all the drafting and mechanical drawings for the prototype. These drawings are copyrighted and patent is pending!
I spent many hours locating, the proper material. (Remember, this is a prototype built to Joe’s specs., so very few items were available off-the-shelf) for example, the permanent magnets for the field housing were exceedingly difficult to locate. I finally found a company who was willing to modify one of it’s molds to accommodate our needs. Lead-time was 8 weeks. My prints were made to utilize these very unique items. Though very expensive, these magnets called “motor arcs” would provide perfect air gap and uniform field strength. Just as importantly, everything would fit together with a minimum of problems.
Joe Newman arrives and immediately problems develop. Joe just can’t wait 8 weeks for motor arcs. He brings his own magnets! Meanwhile, I’ve accumulated most of the parts manufactured to print specs. The laminations (laser cut to special dimensions) have arrived and been stacked, we will manufacture the end bells, but they’ve not been done yet. Because we’ve lots of time (i.e. the 8 weeks lead-time on motor arcs).
Joe’s in a big rush (why).? his magnets are neodymium, and quite powerful, but… they are rectangular! He wants to install them anyway. After all, they have the same magnetic height the motor arcs have. For all of Joe Newman’s supposed genius, (he openly boasts to all that he is: “the worlds greatest scientist” which I will hereafter refer to as W.G.S.) he had not the faintest idea of what a chord line was in reference to the circumference of a circle. Remember that he wants to put rectangular magnets inside a steel pipe. Only the edges of the magnets will be in contact with the circumference of the steel pipe. In addition there will be an angle between parallel rows of magnets. Good old Joe had not figured out it would get a little crowded in there.
Major problem! Now the pipe must be bored to allow for armature clearance, also the rectangular magnets will create an uneven air gap because clearance must be obtained across the flat surface of the magnets.
At this point, serious doubt begins to creep into my mind about Joe Newman’s ability to build a real motor. Because he has a good idea in his energy device, he thinks he is a master motor man. His knowledge is, at best, superficial” at worst, non existent! As this continues, you will see just how ignorant and stupid he really is when it comes to producing his life’s work for humanity.
This man knows nothing about building an electric motor! So what! That’s not a shortcoming. You go to people who do have that ability. Joe did just that. But then he still insisted on doing it his own way. During the course of building this motor, Joe was completely ignorant of common practices that I took for granted he knew: ” growl the armature “? ” what’s that do”? When it was explained to him, his reply was “waste of time”, “don’t need it”. Just slow me up”. Bar to bar: hipot: megging: all alien to Joe’s vocabulary. Not just the words, but the concepts. End-caps. Slot cells. Midstrips. Kapton. Nomex. VPI. Class “H” insulation. Bearing heater. Endplay. Valhalla low ohms tester. Variac. Neutral point. Interference fit. Winding horn. Tamper. Staking tool. All these were things Joe had no idea about. Furthermore, Joe had no interest in learning about or utilizing these things, ” back — iron”? What’s that”? “Oh! ” don’t need it.”
Because there is a limit to the amount of inside diameter you can remove from a piece of pipe and still have any structural wall left, the boring was still far short of the amount required. He insists on using what is left!? back — iron, taken into consideration during original design, is now seriously impaired.
Baseplate, frame and mounting feet are all tack-welded together. Heat generated during this process had to cause warpage to the now thin walled pipe. Joe’s not concerned! ” hurry up”! ” can’t waste time”!
So Joe proceeds to install his rectangular magnets. I had located a special bonding agent for securing magnets. It had just arrived and I hadn’t had a chance to do any tests on it prior to usage. This was a 2 part epoxy which ” kicked over” in about 2 minutes and was approved for electric motors. Full cure would be achieved in about 4 hours. It was designed for use at full surface area contact between magnet and surface to be adhered to. Since only the edges of Joe’s rectangular magnets would be touching the curved surface of the pipe, I needed to do some tests. Furthermore, the epoxy was not designed as a “fill” and could only cover .030 of an inch gap! Joe had nearly one eighth of an inch gap between the flat of the magnet and curvature of the pipe. Joe refuses to run tests. He begins to install magnets, after physically holding the first one in place, he complains that it is taking too long. Scrap the epoxy! Joe goes out and gets “Bondo.” uhh”, Joe. “What”? ” I don’t think that’s an approved bonding agent for electric motors.” ” look, Norm, I used this all my life”. ” it’s the best thing you can get.” “Fine”, let me see the spec sheet”. Joe says,” don’t have one”. ” don’t need it”! “Well, how about the M.S.D.S? ” what’s that? ” Material Safety Data Sheet”. Joe says he never used one before and does not need one now. What am I trying to do: “sabotage his life’s work?”
So without heeding any mixing ratios, Joe grabs one of my expensive (snap on) screwdrivers and commences to stir and mix his Bondo. ” Boy, Norm”: “This stuff mixes real nice on this sheet of material!” What is it, anyway?” ” Oh, that”? “Just a $20.00 sheet of Nomex, Joe”.
I had made two strips of wood the exact width of the gaps between poles. Clamp them in place 180 degrees apart and the magnets could be aligned perfectly parallel to provide uniform fields. Clamps were too much trouble for Joe. He fiber glassed them in place. He (or no one else) would be able to remove them when finished, without ripping loose magnets. Joe gets the first row of magnets in. But then the second row gives him trouble. For some strange reason the anchored in north magnets wants to repel the second row of north magnets, in addition, his random mix ratios on the fiberglass has changed cure time. Not a problem! Joe goes out and buys enough “SuperGlue” to cement a battle ship together. There are now 3 different bonding agents used inside the field housing and nobody has any idea of what the interaction between them will be. Joe’s not concerned. Magnets are still “squirting” around when pressure is released from them. Also, it seems the ” super glue” likes Joe’s fingers. Joe buys Saran Wrap to put around his hands. This solves that problem. We now have, inside the pipe, north and south pole magnets, epoxy, fiberglass, super glue, human skin and bits of Saran Wrap, in God only knows what ratio. Furthermore, no two fiberglass ratios were ever equal. But………. Joe is done. He is ecstatic! I am in awe. I have just discovered one of the secrets of Joseph Newman’s energy machine. Boy, ole Joe sure is clever. No one will accidentally discover his secrets!
He still does not have clearance for the armature. No problem! ” send it out and get it bored”. “Uhh, Joe.” pardon me for mentioning this, but don’t you imagine a boring bar might develop a little ” chatter” inside there” the boring bar would have to be 3 feet long”. “Also, there is another small problem” in order to remove the pipe from the frame, it will have to be cut off by a torch.” you could very well exceed the curie temperature of the magnets” “if you were very careful, you could probably cut it off with a die grinder and a cutting disc,” but then, how do you reassemble,” “oops”!! ” there’s that nasty old torch again”!
But, Joe is the worlds greatest scientist so he’ ll think of something. “What”? “You say a hone”? “Very good Joe”! One minor problem. A hone that size is not available locally. It’s a special order item: take a few days to get. ” oh”! You’ve located one?” And it’s only one inch smaller than we need?” ” how does that work Joe”? ” you’re going to wobble it around the inside of these very powerful magnets to remove excess material?” ” and your arm is going to be fully extended inside the pipe?’ who’s going to do this?” ” King Kong?” and how do you achieve a uniform cut?”
Im just a poor ignorant technician, but I do know the effect between steel and a magnet. Joe, your wobble is going to be automatic… and violent!
So Joe uses the undersized hone. “What’s that Joe! The stones must be inferior? Oh I see ! you’ve broke how many? So that idea gets scrapped.
Joe uses flapper wheels next to obtain the necessary clearance. When finished the inside circumference looks like a washboard. I’m informed by Joe that the field housing now has the necessary clearance. I asked him how he checked the bore for clearance? He informed me that he had passed one of the extra “lamentations” all the way through the bore and had good clearance. I asked him to repeat it, and he did. I told him I did not understand. He tells me that as a motor repair man I should know what “lamentations” was. I told him I did indeed know what ” lamentations” was: a book in the bible.
Joe got angry and vented his spleen for about 5 minutes, accusing me of sabotaging his life’s work. In truth I only wanted to produce a quality prototype. I informed him that laminations were so called because they are made of laminate steel.
By this time, ole Joe and I aren’t the best of buddies anymore. His overbearing, obnoxious demeanor and superior attitude toward everybody is wearing thin. Technicians who try to help with proper suggestions are belittled. Joe wants to do everything himself. It seems no one is better qualified than himself.
Its time to get his clay feet back on the ground. I tell him his bore clearance check is invalid. Joe gets hot and informs me he is the worlds greatest scientist and who am I to question him?!!
At this point, I want to remind everyone that the company I work for has fully funded this entire venture. The only thing Joe Newman provided was his theory ( which is not patentable) (nor proven) and his wrong magnets which have been nothing but trouble. I remind Joe of this, and went to my employer and told him how it was going. He suggested I construct a one foot long, non magnetic cylinder the exact diameter of the armature, and pass it through the bore. So using plywood and Mylar I did as suggested. What? The cylinder got stuck? Out come the flapper wheels again. By now its getting pretty ugly inside the ole pipe, but the cylinder clears the bore.
Im not happy with the final product, but Joe Newman is ecstatic. The field housing is finished to Joe’s delight and my displeasure.
Time to tackle the armature. The real heart of this motor.
Up to now, the prototype is still a going concern. Sure we’ve lost same mega gauss oersteds in the field housing, air gap wont be uniform and performance wont be optimal. But it is a prototype that still has 12 to 14 mgo field strength, and there is a learning curve involved. And in truth who am I to question Joe Newman. It is, after all his concept we are trying to achieve, besides I really am anxious to see this succeed.
What followed if not so tragic, would almost be comic opera.
Joe now insists the armature be dipped and baked before, repeat, before, being compressed and welded. But, Joe, that is not the proper procedure. “Joe” are you questioning me? You don’t know anything. It has to be done that way ok Joe. Another of his secrets after dip and bake it is almost impossible to achieve any compression on the laminations. They are nevertheless welded in place. In Joe’s rush to get things done the endcap insulators are left off. They are now put on in pieces with super glue. The W.G.S. is full of answers.
Now for the coils to be installed Joe insists on installing them himself. I installed the first ones to show him how. He said he already knew how, and stated “”I could teach a monkey how to wind an armature”! Joe winds about half the slots and has about 20% fill (my calculations during design said I could achieve about 80% fill fairly easily) I tried to get him to form the coil heads, dress them and tamp the slots. But he’s in too big of a hurry. At about this time, Joe has to return to Colorado for a few days. While he is gone, I cut out all the coils and started over. I got a winder to install them the armature is looking nice now, but it is not finished by the time Joe returns. He insists on finishing it. Are we using magnetic wire?” no” never had any”. All we have is magnet wire”. “That will have to do”! Joe leaves out coil groups. “Enough” he says. “Takes too much time”. (What’s the rush, Joe)? We wind up with 54% slot fill.
Joe insists on doing the connections himself. I set him up with the oxy/acetylene torch and showed him how to use them by brazing a couple connections. It was time to leave for the day but Joe said he would stay and finish the connections.
When I came in the next day, I discovered Joe has soldered the connections, not brazed them! Furthermore, he had not used Kapton tape as instructed. Instead, he went out and bought cheap vinyl tape and taped the connections with it. It was rated at 90 volts and 176 degrees f. (We bake at 350 degrees.) Im beginning to suspect Joe is rushing because he has scheduled a demonstration soon.
We wound the armature before we installed the new commutator. It facilitated ease of coil installation so we waited. We were now ready to install the comm. This is a simple procedure involving an interference fit. You heat the comm to a certain temperature and install it; you mark the comm with a pen that has temperature sensitive wax. When it reaches the temp of pen ( called paint stick) the wax melts and is ready to install. But Joe’s in a hurry. Was hasn’t melted, but it “looks” hot enough. Joe grabs the comm and slaps it on the shaft. “I wouldn’t do that Joe”! Uh- oh- too late. The com is now about 1/4, of the way on the shaft. No problem for Joe. Joe uses a driving sleeve and an 8 pound sledge and beats the comm on the shaft. The mica inside the comm is probably shattered and the “v” rings probably damaged. But, hey, Joe showed us there is another way to install a comm.
By now, my disgust and loathing toward this cretin is rapidly accelerating all components of this motor were brand new. Now we’ve got an imbecile putting them together. Thing’s can’t possibly get any worse! But they do.
Now the coil ends tops and bottoms have to be soldered to the risers. No problem Joe assures me. This is one area where he is the best. Been doin’ it all my life. Great! Now something gets done properly for a change. I had to leave for a while, when I returned Joe is soldering away. I go take a look. (At this point, let me digress for a moment.)
In purchasing a comm, I was unable to get exactly what I wanted. So I purchased a comm with an exact multiple of bars. When multiples are jumpered together, the function is the same, you just require a larger brush.
I blow my top. Good ole Joe is using a 100 watt soldering gun and dripping liquid solder on the wires as they lay in the slots. The jumper wires is a mess as well as the lead ends. Some wires are only half way into the slots; some are actually at the bottom of the slot, but just lying there. I get the proper size soldering iron and my staking tools and show him how to use them. It is time for me to go home.
Upon returning in the morning, I discover Joe’s handiwork. He used the proper iron, but had a man direct a fan toward the riser so it wouldn’t get too hot. He had also placed jumpers in the wrong slots, shorted bars in the wrong area. It looked as though someone had melted a silver colored chocolate bar all over the risers.
I told Joe the comm must be redone. Another outburst.” this is my Life’s work”.” I do this all the time”.”you don’t know anything. You should be humble like me and learn, instead of thinking you know it all” “I’m the worlds greatest blah, blah, blah. ( I’m thinking to myself: yeah Joe, you are the greatest.” “The worlds greatest sphincter muscle”.)!! 1). maybe im being a little harsh on Joe. This could be another secret revealed. 2). you short out the windings, possibly creating the world’s first monopole. 3). E=m c squared- armature turns and stops at speed of light, and to my untrained eye it appears as though it never moved. 4). possibly my eyelids are flickering at the speed of light, creating a stroboscopic effect on my retina and I only imagine it is standing still.
I guess I really should learn to be more humble!
End bells and bearing sleeves are being manufactured by our second shift, but not fast enough to suit Joe. Joe’s in a big rush. He has the armature dipped and baked without reworking the comm. One bearing sleeve fits properly on the interference fit. The other is too small. Joe’s rushing, can’t wait.( we conclude later that Joe Newman has stolen a shop key this morning). No time to do it right. Out comes the 8 lb. Sledge again. Someone has to hold the driving sleeve while Joe swings the hammer in his shaking hands. From high overhead. Believe me this holding of the driving sleeve is definitely not a Norm job. So I watch this Dante-esque performance. With sweat pouring from him, and a look of hatred on his face, Joe goes to work. In an imitation of John Henry, Joe attacks the driving sleeve with gusto. Eventually the bearing sleeve is seated against the shoulder on the shaft. Miraculously, only one guy gets a broken bone. Yep! The holder of the driving sleeve.
By now, Joe has become quite obsessed. He picks up the armature, which is quite heavy, and attempts to get to his car with it. Two guys block his way. The armature stays. It is now after 10:00 p.m., Saturday night, August 1st 1998. I call my employer at home and explain everything to him. He talks to Joe on the phone and Joe apparently calms down. We set the alarms and lock up the shop. Joe does not try to use the stolen key. He does tell one person that the owner authorized him to have a key to the shop. This is completely false. Joe was apparently planning to enlist this persons help at a later time.
On Monday, August 3, the end bells were finished, the bearings and brush holder installed and the motor was assembled. Problems can’t turn the armature! Why? Disassemble motor find two magnets have popped loose. (Remember Joe’s wonderful fiberglass job). Repairs are made, motor is reassembled. Still can’t turn armature. Disassemble, again. Find armature has been scrubbing again. Out come flapper wheels and the magnets are attacked again. Armature laminations are skinned to remove any high spots. At this point it is discovered that the shaft is slightly bent. We ask sledgehammer Joe about it. He hasn’t a clue it’s a mystery.
Reassemble again. Armature still wont turn. Disassemble again. All this assembly and disassembly takes time. The armature must be removed from, and installed into the magnetic field housing by overhead crane, this must be done very carefully. It is now time to go home.
Tuesday August 4th 1998 we reassemble, motor again but without brush rack. Motor now turns by hand very nicely. Disassemble, comm end and install brush rack. Reassemble motor, armature will not turn why? My employer comes up with the answer: remove brushes. Motor now turns nicely ( remember the shorted comm bars ?) ( Joe does not want the armature cleared. Why? With several poles being shorted together, the entire armature is in magnetic lock.
Without the brushes in the holder and the armature still not cleared Joe hooks up a 6 volt battery to a couple of brushes and touches them to individual bars on the comm. The motor creeps around at about 30 rpm. Joe is again ecstatic I am now beginning to doubt Joe’s theory. Is he fraudulently twisting his tests to entice investors? He fools around all day. Nothing is accomplished.
Next day Wednesday, August 5th 1998. Again, half a day wasted on nothing but Joe’s experiments. Now he’s actually stalling! Why? (Afraid of test results). By 2:00 p.m., we get the motor hooked up to the dynamometer. Comm still hasn’t been cleared. Using a small panel I personally built (I didn’t trust Joe) we monitored input current and voltage along with rpm, Joe has been adding batteries in series until a total of 156v is obtained. This is over 6 times intended input power. Motor was designed to run on 24v dc. Input current varied between 200 milliamps and 1 amp. The rpm got up to about 300 rpm.
Joe, meanwhile, is recording everything on paper. He disgustingly coos and gushes at any slight increases in rpm or decrease in input current.”yoo-hoo” Joe, hello anybody home? Your numbers all are sour. Ya got a shorted comm. Go to your Rosenberg under dc motors one of the reasons for a slow running motor is, or may be, quote: shorted armature or commutator.” guess what, Joe”?” oh you can’t be bothered with that.
At 5:00 p.m. sharp Joe stops. He says his religious holiday begins at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. Same thing happened last week. Joe has this strange idea that all bad things happen to him on Thursdays. No problem Joe. We have religious freedom in this country. What is Joe’s religion? I’ve got no idea. Maybe Gyroastroism.
Thursday, 6 August 1998. Since Joe wont be in until 5:00 p.m., I tear the motor apart to clear the comm.
Up to this point, I have been making some serious accusations against my ole sphincter muscle buddy, Joe. He is well known and I am, literally, nobody. Why should anyone believe me? I am known for being slow on the job, but I am very accurate and thorough. I document everything I do even if it appears to be irrelevant. I also have several eyewitnesses to each and everything I’ve described. I’ve also got receipts documenting all purchases. I also have all the mechanical drawings, oh, by the way, did I mention all the lovely, clear, in focus photographs of each and every stage of this operation, many from different angles? Believe me, I can back up each and every allegation I’ve made.
I now proceeded to take some close up photos of the risers. Using a torch and air hose, I removed Joe’s wonderful solder job while still leaving all jumpers and wires in place. Again, “click.” “Flash”. “Click”. “Flash”. I wanted to later lay out Joe’s comm soldering job and analyze it. Maybe I could prove graphically and mathematically why it turned so slow. I was confident that when the comm was resoldered the motor would work fine. To say I no longer trusted Joe Newman is an understatement. I had a technician lift all lead ends and remove all jumpers. All coil groups were isolated. Using a 6 volt battery and a compass, tops and bottoms were tagged then the comm was reconnected properly and soldered.
About 1:00 p.m. Joe Newman walked in. What? Not on his Sabbath! But Joe says he has good news. He says God has revealed to him where the problem is. It seems as though we have to change brush angle on our two pole motor to align with the pitch of the coils in the armature. What ? I suspect one of 3 things.
1). Joe wants us to believe he has an open line to God.
2). He really does.
3). Maybe God doesn’t like Joe Newman
This turkey Newman wants the brushes set 135 degrees apart. Because this is a 2 pole motor, they must be 180 degrees apart. At 135 degrees with the properly connected commutator, the back emf will be tremendous. The windings could burn out or the brushes blow off or even blow out the comm. I tried to refuse to do it, I didn’t want to ruin what was left of the armature. Joe threw a hissy fit, like a spoiled brat, and went stalking off to the office to see my employer. Shortly thereafter, my employer came back to my area. Up by the door to our wing of the shop stands Joe Newman with a big smile on his face ( he showed me) he then slyly scurried from the building. It was the last time I saw Joe Newman.
My employer asks me to humor Joe. But how? We decided I would install a third brush holder at 135 degrees, put a brush in it and turn it by hand for 1 gap. Then remove that brush and put it back at 180 degrees. With everything in proper order, this motor was going to be truckin’ and I didn’t want to ruin it. So I completely disassembled the brush holder and marked it out for the third brush. But in disgust I threw all the parts in a box, grabbed all my drawings and locked them in the office and went home.
I figured I would come in early, assemble the brush holder and motor and run some tests. This time a crew of electrical engineers was going to monitor the tests and really wring it out. Furthermore we wanted to run the motor continuously for at least 24 hours to determine durability, bearing alignment, etc. this we never got to do.
Around 8:00 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. on Thursday night, 6 August 1998, we believe Joe Newman entered the shop and stole the disassembled prototype.
Having grown to distrust Newman recently I’d written down his license plate number, year, make, model and color of his rental car. But Joe had planned ahead. He switched vehicles. We got all the same information on that vehicle also, but, thief in the night Newman, makes good on his escape. Police and FBI were notified..
We know for a fact that Joe Newman paid a gullible employee of our company $100.00 dollars to help him load the motor in his car. He also got help at the car rental agency to transfer the motor to his new vehicle. He told that person that he had a demonstration of the motor in a couple weeks.
Here is the ironic part. Had Joe waited for 2 days, when all testing was complete, we would have signed a release and the motor would have been his. Legally. He did not want the test run! Why?
He is nothing but a common thief!
All the foregoing claims made by me are factual. Receipts, documents, eyewitnesses, photographs and police and FBI reports can support them.
Norm Biss Erie PA 13 August 1998.
In conclusion, let me present some hypothesis that I have come up with. These are only possibilities. We let you decide for yourself. What was Joe’s motive for fraudulently obtaining this motor?.
Motive! 1 — smart Joe
Joe deliberately sabotaged his own motor because he has a separate deal with a group of investors who will back him if he can come up with a working model. Joe goes home repairs his sabotaged parts and presents them with a workable prototype. He is still a thief!.
Motive #2 — neurotic Joe
Joe has been paranoid about someone, (always the vague they) who don’t want him to produce this motor. He has on occasion said it was the government. He is always claiming someone is trying to steal his invention or sabotage it. His neurotically twisted brain can’t grasp the fact that a theory cannot be patented he is still a thief!
Motive #3 — stupid Joe
At times, Joe has flashes of brilliance, but the majority of the time, he has room temperature IQ in an igloo. He is not just mechanically inept he is a disaster around tools and equipment.
He really understands nothing about electric motors. He is to be pitied because he is pitiful. He is still a thief.!
Motive #4 genius Joe
Joe sabotages his own motor so we will find it no good on testing it. He then steals it corrects his mistakes and tells the world that only he can understand his motor, and only he can make it run. He is after all the worlds greatest living scientist. He’s also very humble. Just ask him. He is still a thief.
Motive # 5 — con man Joe
Joe panics when he sees his motor is going to be properly tested, and knows it cannot live up to his claims for it. We have countered some of his sabotage and he is going to be exposed as a fraud. Has Joe been conning people and bilking investors for over a decade? He has been selling distributorships and units of his company for tens of thousand of dollars to trusting unsuspecting investors. (Remember show me a thief and I’ll show you a liar.) We question if even one single investor has received any return on their capital! We feel Joe is not interested in selling his motor. He proved that when we were ready to produce it, and he stole it. Joe is only interested in selling stock in his shell of a company. We would have killed the goose that gave Joe all those golden eggs. So, by stealing the motor, Joe accomplishes 2 things, (1). He is not exposed as a fraud. (2). He now has a working model to demonstrate and lure in more investors. He is still a thief!
Here is something for everyone interested in Joe Newman’s energy machine.
If we could build it in 2 months, why has it taken 20 years for Joe Newman to do it? He had to steal it. What has he been doing all this time and with all his investors money??
In ending this, I would be very interested in contacting Dr. Roger Hastings. Thank you.
Norm Biss — Erie PA 13 Aug. 1998 (“Thursday.” Joe)
I am doing this independently, and in no way is this information to be construed as being written by the company that I am employed by.