Late EV Gray's Nephew Wants to Resurrect Famed Free Energy
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The Gray motor was the first market-ready prototype replication of
Nikola Tesla's radiant energy phenomenon. It never made it to market for reasons
that his nephew described as paranoia, secrecy, and greed. He took his invention
with him to the grave -- or did he?
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Who is EV Gray?
If you Google free
energy, the first website in the results is www.free-energy.cc,
Peter Lindemann's site -- and it has been this way for several years. (ref)
I mention this because of Google's reputation for relevance.
In this particular case, I take exception with Google's results, inasmuch as I
have been working to broaden the accepted definition of "free
energy" to include all sources of energy that are free for the taking
(though the devices that harness that energy are not free), including solar,
wind, and in addition, the more exotic modalities such as zero point
energy. Our FreeEnergyNews.com sister site, which is chock full of
information along these lines, lags in fourth place in Google's results.
Obviously, there is something about Lindemann's relatively small website that
somehow nails the "free energy" mindset as it is currently most
commonly used, spurring enough cross-links to his site that it then comes up
first in Google. What is it?
Ed Gray demonstrating motor in 1977
US Patent 4,595,975
Does not specify dimensions or make-up of Gray Conversion Tube
Featured on Lindemann's site is the concept of "radiant energy" as
put forth by Nikola Tesla (the king of free energy) and then later further
expanded by Edwin V. Gray. Lindemann's site showcases a book Lindemann
transcribed from a lecture he gave called "The Free Energy Secrets of
A prominent boast in Lindemann's book is the assertion that he has figured out
how EV Gray's motor worked. However, Lindemann also contradicts himself by
noting that several key pieces of information are yet missing, which has so far
prevented a successful replication. His appendices list Gray's patents in full.
I mention all this to document the next-to-center-stage position that EV Gray
holds in the field of free energy, with Tesla at center stage.
What Gray accomplished, which has captured the imagination of so many, was to
harness Tesla's radiant energy effect, enabling a mechanical device to tap into
what Tesla described as the "wheelwork of nature." Gray's
devices (he built several) put out excess energy in the range of hundreds to
thousands of Watts. Investors pumped tens of millions of dollars into his
When Gray died (I avoid the phrase "passed away" for reasons you will
see below) it would seem that he took his secrets with him to the grave.
Meanwhile, hundreds of individuals from around the world have been attempting to
recreate what Gray accomplished, mostly to no avail except when original
inventiveness is present to fill in some missing pieces. And even at that,
there are still no devices available on the marketplace that incorporate this
technology. The field is on the brink of such a breakthrough, with several
companies vying to be the first, but as of yet, they are all still working out
bugs prior to having anything that will stand up to consumer-use needs.
Gray had that -- a prototype set refined enough to commence the production
My Own Involvement
personally have been involved in three projects that are related to the Gray
motor. The first was the posting of some designs by Alan
Francoeur, who is in possession of one of EV Gray's motors and has been
trying to refurbish and back-engineer it.
came an open-source replication project by Gary Magratten (ref),
whose plans I posted on our PureEnergySystems.com website. While he had
some preliminarily promising results, he had not yet fully proven the viability
of his design. Still, he disclosed several missing pieces to the puzzle.
other project was the Bedini
SG replication project which I founded with permission from John Bedini (who
employs Peter Lindemann as an associate in his lab, which I visited). That
project has dynamically evolved and is still very active, with new replications
born regularly, and improvements reported. There are even a few claims to
the "over unity" eureka -- successfully harnessing the radiant energy
effect. Despite these claims, though, I have remained skeptical as I have
yet to see any one of these claims backed up by a believable report of
materials, methods, and irrefutable data results. After three months of
intense effort myself at achieving this eureka, on the premise that it was
"easy" if one just followed instructions, I abandoned my replication
attempt out of need to survive.
So, with this background, you can imagine my delight when out of the blue
yesterday, the nephew of EV Gray phoned me, wanting to talk. I took seven
pages of notes.
The Nephew Speaks
He would not give me his name, nor would he give me his phone number nor any
other contact information. He says that he does not wish to be traceable at this
point, This nephew supposes there are still a lot of angry investors out there.
He fears that they might go after him to try to recover at least some of their
losses, and says he has nothing to give them.
I suggested to him that it might help de-fuse some of that anger if those
investors and their heirs knew that EV Grays relative wants to make good on
his uncle's promises of a return -- after successfully bringing the technology
to market. He said that this is his intention -- if he can get it to that stage,
which is something he does wish to pursue.
He started out the conversation by making it clear that he believes in the
technology -- he saw it with his own eyes on many occasions over the course of
several years. He had five of the devices secretly stowed away in the back
of his store for security. EV Gray would come around every month or so and
work on one of them, and leave with a big smile on his face having made some
improvement or other. "AC power would come out one end, and DC out
There was another motor that disappeared with Dorothy, EV Gray's girlfriend at
the time of his death; and the nephew was wondering where it might have ended
up. Having seen mention
on one of my sites that one of the originals was being refurbished, Grays
nephew was curious about whether it might be that missing model. That is why he
was calling me.
In all that time, with all those opportunities, the longest he ever saw one of
the motors running continuously was just two hours (not that it wouldn't run
longer than that, but that this was the limit of his curiosity and interest at
Because his dad was EV Gray's front man -- organizing his appearances and
interfacing with the various interests involved this nephews exposure was
substantial, even though he wasn't directly involved himself, being 25-35 years
old at the time.
He said that EV Gray was an extremely secretive, paranoid, and greedy person,
all of which led to his technology going nowhere after his death.
EV Gray never told one person more than just a part of the process, so that he,
himself, was the only one who ever knew completely how the technology
worked. Those involved in making components for the device only knew
enough to complete one segment of the device.
He was ever on the move, usually living in campgrounds and trailers in different
locations, afraid that he might be tracked down. He had a post office box
rather than a physical address.
The nephew said that his uncle turned down two massive offers that were
essentially the same, one from the Israeli government, and the other from the
Japanese government in league with some of the major automobile manufacturers in
Japan. Both parties offered one billion dollars to be paid out over ten years,
to secure the right to manufacture the technology -- as well as royalty payments
on sales. "He thought he could do better than that, so he turned them
down," the nephew said.
"The Japanese group was going to design a car around the device, from the
"If he wasn't so greedy, we [the family], would all be billionaires by
now," the nephew said. He wondered why his uncle never tried to
manufacture the device himself. "We offered to help him, but he was
At one point, EV Gray even tried to get President Nixon to unveil his motor. He
presented his technology to a group of U.S. government and military officials
and physicists at the Pentagon. They were not so receptive. After viewing the
presentation, they said, "that is impossible," accused him of some
kind of chicanery, and walked out. (I offer my opinion that a possible scenario
is that the black-ops military already had a form of the technology, and they
used this boorish response as a way to shoe Gray off their porch without cluing
in the non-initiated officials in their midst.)
The nephew said that his uncle hauled the various replications -- perhaps as
many as fifteen -- to demonstrations in his forty-foot trailer. He made the
frame out of nearly every material imaginable to show that this had no influence
on the performance of the device. He made the motors of various shapes and
configurations to help show what was and was not germane to the functionality.
The basic design consisted of a battery bank that would run the motor-generator,
which would in turn charge another set of batteries, then once the input
batteries got down to 85% capacity, the machine would automatically switch so
that the output batteries were then on the input side. He could allegedly
do this indefinitely, with excess energy being generated all the while. He
said that the batteries would last as long on his device as they would on an
automobile through continual charge/discharge cycles over time.
In the course of giving these demonstrations, EV Gray attracted 70 million
dollars in investment money. The nephew said his uncle was lavish with
those funds, which was part of the reason the investors ended up turning on him
-- not to mention the many grand offers for licensing that he turned down, such
as the two mentioned above.
"One day Federal Marshals showed up with a horse trailer, and came into my
store with a warrant to confiscate the devices that were being held in my
store," the nephew explained. "I called my uncle and my
dad and they said to do as the court order requested, so I did."
Named on the court document were several investors. This was in the
"late 80's early 90's."
Not long after that, EV Gray died. 1992 was the year the nephew mentioned. The
circumstances of this death are in dispute, with conspiracy theories abounding.
"The fact is, he had a hole in his skull the size of a hammer [head]",
the nephew said. He believes that his uncle's girlfriend, Dorothy,
bludgeoned him with a hammer while he was sitting in front of the TV."
"The next day she had a yard sale, packed up, and left."
He referred to her as "a gold digger", perhaps implying that this mine
had gone bad, so she cut out and left.
While the Feds took the five motors that were stowed away in the nephew's store,
they did not take the circuit boards, "which are the key to making the
motors work." The nephew later trashed the circuit boards, so they
are no longer available. As he did not explain this action, it is hard to
understand why such a crucial element of the design should have had no value in
his eyes. Or it may be that he has only come to appreciate their potential value
later in life, too late to reverse the earlier shortsighted act.
Where to from Here?
The nephew said he was quite astonished (he used the word
"shocked") to see how much stuff was out there relating to his uncle's
work. He said he hasn't had time in his life up until now to pursue anything
along these lines, but that now, finally, he is interested in seeing whether he
can take his uncles technology the distance.
While no one person might have all the knowledge necessary, he thinks that by
getting a few of these earlier players together that they might be able to bring
enough missing pieces together to complete the puzzle.
At this point in the conversation, I broached the possibility of getting his
name and contact information. He said that I "must keep it 100%
confidential -- to the point of going to jail if it should come to
that." I was not willing to be so dramatic; I have a family to
support; so I declined.
As mentioned above, he is worried that there are "probably still a lot of
disgruntled investors out there who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars,"
and they or their descendants might want to try and get some justice any way
A couple of his cousins lost their homes because of it, and would probably not
be interested in any collaborative effort at this time, but he would like to at
least try to get them involved.
Again, this is somewhat contradictory. While these people might be angry, the
possibility of bringing this to fruition might give them a reason to bury the
hatchet, at least for a while.
If his dad was a front-man and organizer for Gray, would that
previous-generation name be known at least to some people and investors? Just
mentioning his familial connection means this nephew would be identifiable --
unless hes changed his name.
While in part I am glad to see this development, it seems to me that the
nephew is afflicted at least to some degree with the paranoia and greed problems
that his uncle had. However, if one is suspicious of people to this
extent, it will be difficult to obtain their collaboration and trust. Some
caution is prudent for anyone, but there is a point in which caution becomes
paralyzing, and it seems to me that this nephew is leaning too far toward the
extreme of that balancing act.
Nikola Tesla wanted to give this technology to the world. He wasn't in it
for the money. For over 100 years we have languished, trying to replicate
the science our society refused in his day. Until we also replicate his
humanity, "free energy" on the scale he envisioned, will continue to
That said, if you are game for this nephew's endeavor, let me know, and the next
time he contacts me -- if he contacts me again -- I'll pass on your name to him
and let him decide if he wants to contact you in return.
It doesn't seem that there is is much chance of this succeeding for the reasons
Open source is the way to blow the lid off this suppressed technology.
Give the core technology away to the world -- like the Internet. There
will be many ways to make money from there, to support your needs and provide
some prosperity as well, while cleaning up the planet and providing
opportunities for billions of people because of the advent of very cheap energy.
If someone is of a mind to bilk billions in that process, they are of the wrong
mindset, and the universe will spew them out, bringing their intentions to
naught. Case in point: EV Gray.
I've created an index page at PESWiki for a directory of resources relating to
Edwin V. Gray's work. (see)
Feel free to add any links that are pertinent there, or even to add some
explanations that might be missing from the body of literature.
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<Email me > If/when the nephew calls me back, I can relay
From: "Alan Gillette" <email >
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 3:00 PM
Subject: Edwin Gray's brother
I read your article on E.V. Gray's nephew wanting to resurrect this technology.
You also mention you may be interested in knowing what brother of E. V. Gray was
a "front man" for his enterprise.
I believe that would be Renate Gray, whose name appears on a letter to Dr.
Lindemann, displayed in Lindemann's book, "Free Energy Secrets of Cold
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