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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.