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The Amazing Searl Antigravity Engine

By James Donahue


When he was 18, a very bright young English boy named John Roy Robert Searl, who had an interest in electronics, was attempting to design a new type of generator. He built a device made of several metal plates and magnets that appears to explain how UFOs can fly.


Searl experimented with rotating slip rings. He noticed that when the rings were spinning freely his hair bristled. Using a conventional meter he discovered that the spinning rings produced a small EMF. Concluding that free electrons in the metal were being created by centrifugal force produced by a static field in the metal, Searl tried to design a generator based upon his discovery.


By 1952 Searl’s first “generator” was ready for testing. It was a flat, round shaped device that measured about three feet in diameter. Searl and a friend took it into an open field for the test. The armature was set in motion by a small engine and the device produced electrical energy, just what was expected.


What was unexpected was what happened next. The metal plates continued to spin faster and faster, and then lifted off the ground, rising to a height of about fifty feet and breaking the union it had with the engine. It hung there for a while, still spinning. A pink halo was noticed, indicating ionization was occurring in a field surrounding the device. As the story is told, the device caused local radio receivers to switch on before it began rising higher and higher into the sky. Eventually the spinning plate disappeared. Some thought it went off into space since it was never seen again.


Searl became fascinated by his invention, which he called a levity disk. He made more of them. His goal was to find a way to control the disk so that once it took flight he could bring it back to Earth. One account said it took about 40 tries before he found a way to control his invention. Some of his spinning disks measured from 12 to 30 feet in diameter.


A 1985 paper by S. Gunnar Sandberg, from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Sussex, examined Searl’s work and concluded that the Searl-Effect Generator was a “basic drive unit called the Gyro-Cell.”


Sandberg wrote that “depending on the application,” the cell was “either fitted with coils for generation of electricity, or with a shaft for transfer of mechanical power.” He noted that the device also could be “used as a high voltage source” and had an amazing “ability to levitate.”


Sandberg described the device as “an electric motor entirely consisting of permanent magnets in the shape of cylindrical bars and annular rings.”


An anonymous writer for the website Conspiracy Shack, stated that “what Mr. Searl had invented as a ether-vortex-turbine generator and he had in fact developed a saucer shaped commercial aircraft.


“The principal of it is allegedly that, when a metal annulus is rotated at sufficient speed, the conduction electrons are displaced outwards by centrifugal force, so producing a very intense negative charge on the outside perimeter and a positive charge on the inside.”


Searl’s work has been accepted in the scientific world as the “Searl Effect,” but his disk appears to have been considered nothing more than a novelty since it appears to defy the established known laws of physics.


In our contemporary days of an economic and energy crisis, we might wonder why someone hasn’t dusted off Searl’s research and taken a new look at his discovery. Searl appears to still be very much alive. A website for Institute of Infinity Sciences, no given address, lists him as a professor and a member of its board of directors . He might offer important new insights in the quest for alternative energy sources and green technology.


There is, of course, the possibility that the Searl story is nothing more than an elaborate hoax, and that his amazing spinning disk never existed. The other alternative to this story is that his invention was snapped up by energy companies interested in snuffing out the competition a machine like that might have on corporate profits.


A private letter by C. B. Wynniatt, also found among the publications addressing the Searl generator, suggested that Searl has been buried under the public fear of ridicule for daring to accept a story that would explain that flying saucers might just be real after all.


Wynniatt said the Searl Effect falls in line with other “difficult to explain” topics that include telepathy, dowsing, and homeopathic healing. He wrote that all of these issues “must be given the no-comment treatment so not to upset the uncertain structure of present scientific theory.”


So if anti-gravity is possible, has anyone else in the world made similar discoveries? You might be surprised to know that it has happened. We will have more on this subject tomorrow.