Jose E. Concepcion, aka Mylow magnet motor a hoax
Recent evidence suggests that "Mylow" (Jose Enrique
[Ricky] Concepcion) of Chicago was fibbing from the beginning when he claimed that
he had successfully replicated Howard Johnson's all-magnet motor; and that he
has never actually produced a single working unit.
Pure Energy Systems News
Mylow films his latest all-magnet-motor attempt
on around May 25, 2009.
After it was discovered
that a man who we've been calling "Mylow" had employed trickery in
some of his later videos showing various alleged all-magnet motors, one out of every four people (ref.) who've been watching this saga held out with some hope that
Mylow was being honest with us in saying that he was forced to fake these latter
videos because the BlackOps had told him any subsequent videos he posted must
have some kind of discoverable fakery, or his and his wife's lives could be in
He had told
me that on April 2nd and 3rd, an NSA agent had accompanied his attorney and
threatened him if he did not stop posting videos. Then, supposedly some
other BlackOp type
agents began showing up and threatening him later on as well.
Because a lot of us don't have a hard time believing that such a thing
could happen, we went along with this explanation, giving him the benefit of the
doubt. We would so much like to see a revolutionary technology emerge that
could make polluting energy sources obsolete as well as free us from our
dependence on a centrist distribution system. Mylow seemed to have the
profile of humanitarianism, not being in this for the money, wanting to share
his discoveries openly with the world. Was his fakery his way of
continuing the disclosure while keeping the BlackOps at bay?
This hope was given a boost the other day when he sent me some high-resolution
videos from his "pre-MIB" episodes, and what people had thought might
be the same fish line in the earlier low-resolution YouTube videos was shown to
be just a scratch on the dresser top where the motor was setting.
However, other evidence that has unfolded in recent days in analyzing Mylow's
earlier videos dismisses every one of them as also employing fakery.
Deceleration During Full View
LightRider's analysis of the rotation speeds shows that the only time the
devices show acceleration is when not all the device is shown, allowing for some
kind of external assist to take place (e.g. a quiet, battery-powered Dremel
tool). When the entire motor is in view, invariably the motor is
decelerating as you would expect if there were no magic taking place in the
The most blatant demonstration of this is in the March 22 video.
The motor accelerates except when it is in full view, at which time it very
clearly slows down.
click for enlarged view
Here's the data LightRider collected from Mylow's very first
video showing alleged magnet-induced rotation posted on March 17, which is
when this whole saga began, as it appeared that he had achieved a working magnet
motor. The purple region in the graphic corresponds to when the full motor
is in view, during which time the motor very clearly is decelerating.
click for enlarged view
In my earlier report
about the discovery of the hidden fish line in the later videos, I had noted
that Mylow's second video from March 17 was questionable to me. I said:
"He pans around the room
then back to the motor. The analysis done by LightRider of the rotation
speed of the motor during that video shows a deceleration of the motor
during the two times that it was shown turning -- not acceleration or
equilibrium steady-state. But what is more telling is that between the
first showing of it spinning and the second showing, while he is showing the
bed, the speed jumps up. It is very easy to suppose that he could have
given the motor a little cheater push with his other hand while he was filming
When I asked Mylow about this, he said that he remembers accidentally bumping
it with his hip. However, the room is not constricted. He had plenty
of room to move around. Given the other similar results, it is clear that
he intentionally gave this one a little assist as well.
Another Decelerating Video
Before I saw LightRider's more recent rotation speed analysis reports this
morning, posted above, my confidence began to deteriorate as I was communicating
with Mylow last night.
I was asking him for any other videos he might send me from the
"pre-MIB" time. In particular, I was hoping he would send me the
video he said he had shot of the motor running on a glass table on April 2,
before his attorney and the NSA guy allegedly showed up. He said he could
not send that one (out of fear). However, there is another one, not on the
glass table, from the same time, that he did send me, which we've never seen
before. In this one, he is using the new stator magnet I had sent to him -- the HS811N from
AllMagnetics.com, as I reported
on April 1.
He told me that this one spun really fast and that it lasted for a couple of days.
However, you'll see in that video that the rotor decelerates very rapidly, consistent with a regular run-down, with no magnet assist.
That was a major red flag to me that Mylow was a bold-faced liar, even
now. When I asked him about this, he said, "Well, I tried."
This leaves those of us who have hoped that somehow Mylow really does have
something real, with a grand total of zero versions that are something we can
Before composing this story, I phoned Mylow, requesting that he send any videos
that show the motor running with an unobstructed view, showing acceleration
followed by maintenance of speed. "Otherwise," I told him,
"we will be forced to conclude that you have been lying from the very
beginning and that you never had any motors that worked by magnet power
alone. Do you want to go down in history as the person who ran one of the
biggest open source energy hoaxes ever?"
He didn't really have anything to say to that, other than something to the
effect of "I guess that is what you'll have to do".
Inside Mylow's Head
I'm not a psychologist, but I can't help but wonder what has been going through
The profile of "fraud" doesn't fit, because he's never asked for
money, nor received any. The one-third portion of proceeds I've pulled in
from plans sales has gone toward sending him magnets and such. He was
actually resistant whenever the topic of money and business came up.
It seems he is driven more by a desire to be what we thought he was -- an
altruistic inventor with a game-changing technology that upends magnetic science
as we've known it. He's been pursuing this kind of stuff for years, as can
be seen by sporadic YouTube videos found from 2-3 years ago, as well as the
drawings he allegedly came up with while in high school some 30 years ago.
Could it be that he wanted success so badly that his lying nature kicked in to
fake success as a stopgap for the success he thought was surely imminent?
And since he thought success was surely to come, he was able to proceed with
such sincerity, feeling as though he had actually achieved success, and taking
on the persona of one who had figured out some of the key secrets of magnetism.
I will admit that my yearning for such a technology to be real no doubt helped
fuel this Mylow saga.
Just as I jumped the gun in reporting on this technology with the strong bias
that it could very well be the real deal, so did Mylow jump the gun in posting
videos of working devices that weren't actually working.
I know that when I've experimented with various things in the past, I've noticed
effects which at first appeared to show evidence of free energy being extracted
from the wheelwork of nature, and I got really excited. But then upon
further analysis and testing, I realized where I had made mistakes in my
assumptions and realized I hadn't really accomplished what I thought at first
that I had.
I'm guessing that Mylow was in a mode similar to that when he first began
posting his alleged working motors. Maybe the little nudges he gave it
were like "training wheels" in his mind -- a temporary help that will
not be needed once the design is perfected. He was in denial, and in his
mind he wasn't even fibbing, but was just "coaxing."
Still At It
Part of my reason for saying that comes from watching the most recent set of
eight new videos that he has sent me showing his progress on his new set-up
using a glass rotor disc and clear PVC stator support, with the rotor bar magnets positioned
upright, north facing outward.
When he changes a little thing in the stator assembly and the rotor responds,
he acts like he just achieved eureka, when in fact he just achieved normal
magnets reacting to other magnets -- nothing unusual at all. In one such
scene, he actually takes more than a minute to pan the camera back to
"prove" that the movement seen was not something he faked with his
One of the scenes that really cracked me up was when the rotor was spinning (he
had pushed it) with
some hodge-podge stator arrangement that resembled a magnet orgy. The
rotor was slowing down, as would be expected, but he was talking as if the rotor
motion was actually due to some magnetic effect. He moved his hands around
the rotor to show that "no strings" were attached. He showed
behind the dresser, and to the side, etc. -- all to prove that he wasn't
faking anything -- when in fact, there was nothing to fake. Nothing
unusual was going on. Yet to hear his tone of voice, you would think he'd
won the lottery or something.
I hate to say this, as Mylow has been my friend through this saga, but I think
that a less than high IQ is also in play here. He really does have a
"mind of a child" -- something he's proud of as it fits into the
prophecy Howard Johnson made about someone who would come along and carry
forward his work. It reminds me of my 9-year-old boy who came home excited
the other day saying that we could get all kinds of stuff for free -- "even
a house" -- using a coupon card he got from school. He obviously didn't
know what he was talking about and had misunderstood something he was told.
What this Means for Me Personally
I realize that this admission likewise reflects negatively on me, as I'm
supposed to be one who is exercising due diligence in what we put forth as worthwhile in our directory and news
service. I realize that those who have recently defected from the New
Energy Congress over this Mylow saga have been justified in doing so.
I was wrong to excoriate OverUnity.com
for being so brutal on Mylow. A lot of them sniffed this one correctly a
long time ago, though they could have been more polite in how they voiced
it. My optimism and yearning for something real in this area blinded me to
some of the more obvious red flags that popped up along the way. I was
consumed by this saga for nearly two months, doing little else besides tracking
and facilitating the promulgation of this open source project.
I guess my gullibility is part of my personality profile that allows me to play
in the fringes of science where new things are apt to appear. Most people
can't stand the stigma of hanging out with those who think that the next
breakthrough is more likely to come from some simple garage tinkerer who doesn't
know the laws of physics he's breaking, than from the halls of the ivy league
institutions of science, where people don't dare defy the dogmas that have been
Being wrong, is part of eventually being right. And if this stigma is part
of the profile, then I guess I'm willing to wear it, painful as it is.
What about the BlackOps?
On thing about this puzzle that still leaves big questions marks is just how
much of the BlackOps story is real. Were they also taken in by the hoax,
thinking he really had something? How much did he embellish that
story? I've had a couple of sources now that have confirmed that an NSA
visit took place on April 2-3. And what about the very unusual resemblance
to Mylow of that person standing next to Joe Biden when he was in Chicago on
April 27, when Mylow claims to have met with a "very important
person"? How much of that was made up?
It's kind of fun to think that they were sucked in by him as well.
No Longer Selling Plans
Given this latest information, I can no longer hold out hope that Mylow's system
has sufficient potential to merit support. Hence, I will no longer be selling the plans
for any of the versions he's come up with thus far. Interested parties can download them for
free if they want.
While Mylow is a nice enough and sincere enough person, I no longer consider his
designs to be worth pursuit, and I don't trust his enthusiasm to be worth
chasing. If you want to contact him, you can do so directly. He
needs to be known in the real world for what he has done here.
Mylow, if you do actually end up getting something to work, I'd love to come see
it. That would make a much better next chapter to this saga than where
things stand at present.
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Jose E. Concepcion (Mylow)
5058 W Drummond Pl, Apt 4
Chicago, IL 60639-1602
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