The Real Ed Gray story
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 11:20:30 -0500
Thanks immensely; very interesting.
John Bedini did see the original motors, before being converted to
classical EM modes.
John is the only man I know who made a successful Gray-type (original
type) motor. I think he still has it, and that one does work.
Finally Bell South fixed their cable box that got knocked out by
lightning, so I'm finally back on the internet and able to send and
receive E-mails again.
Subject: RE: Ed Gray DVD
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 21:24:57 -0400
Thread-Topic: Ed Gray DVD
To: "Anthony Craddock"
The original VHS tape I received from Ken Hawkins is in the same poor
It may not really matter. I was able to track down E.V. Gray's
technician from 1981 to 1986 and interviewed him this last July (Mr.Nelson Schlaff) and discussed with him what was going on in that
footage. As it turns out Mr. Gray had converted all his 70's technology
to classical electricity. As a result the energy requirements went way
up. For Example the "Hovering Coil" demonstration consumed 25 KVA
(240VAC at 100 Amps+).
What Gray was working with in the beginning (1969) was never his, but
was the creative work of his neighbor Mr. Marvin Cole - a mechanical
engineer with a gift for free hand technical illustration. It appears
(from my limited research) that Mr. Cole did have a valid free energy
circuit, much like the Stan Meyer VIC system but he unexpectedly died
just after a letter of intent was signed with the Pan American
Corporation, a Japanese Conglomerate. E.V. Gray was Mr. Cole's "Front
Man" and business promoter/partner. E.V. Gray then "Inherited" the
equipment and claimed it as his own. He spent years attempting to
develop and sell it. Somebody came along around 1978 and took possession
of most of the original equipment. I suspect it was the Marvin Coles
Estate, apparently they could not get the equipment to function either.
Here is my best guess of the key events concerning the E.V. Gray Saga:
1954 Marvin Cole meets Andre Popoff and receives enough conceptual
information to develop a circuit that generates Cold electricity
according to a method developed by Dr. Tesla (who Popoff had befriended in
New York during Tesla's declining years). Mr. Cole builds the
circuit and discovers the enormous repulsion forces developed. He then
designs a repulsion motor based on this process. E.V. Gray, a friend
and neighbor, takes an interest in these developments and supports Mr.
Cole's efforts, at least in sprit. Mr. Cole holds a Masters degree in
1955 Gray leaves California due to personal financial problems and is
gone for 15 years. Mr. Cole continues with work on his motor.
1961 Mr. Cole develops an operational repulsion motor that operates on
Cold Electricity. Continues non-funded design and development. He
designs several versions including the 100 HP model on paper.
1969 Gray returns to California. Mr. Cole approaches Gray and proposes a
silent partnership for the collection of venture capital. Mr. Cole has
already built the "Black Boxes" and the first 9-pole demo prototype
motor (EMA1) to assist Gray in his demonstrations.
1969-1972 Gray sets up shop in the Van Nuys building and eventually
collects about $1.1 million. A whole host of prototype motors are built
and tested including the EMA2 and EMA4-E2. Cole starts
design/development of the next generation motor (3-pole version)
1972 A Japanese conglomerate, the Pan American Corporation, takes an
interest in the technology and contracts with Crosby Research to do
testing on the EMA2 motor. The results are spectacular however the
larger EMA4-E2 motor has technical problems that need to be addressed.
Work on the next generation motor is stepped up.
Jan 1973 - A lucrative letter of intent is signed between Gray's EMA
partnership and the Pan American Corp.
Feb 1973 - Marvin Cole unexpectedly dies. Work on the next generation
motors comes to a halt. Gray hires Richard Hackenburger to finish the
next generation motor and claims the technology as his own. Paul Lewis
offers to rebuild the EMA4-E2 in his shops (which fails to increase
performance). Gray applies for a patent with the help of some
Mid 1973 - The Pan American Corp. demands a load test of the rebuilt
EMA4-E2 under their supervision. The motor self destructs under load.
The Japanese pull out of the deal when they realize the real brains are
gone and Gray has no clue as to fundamentals of the technology or how to
move it ahead.
Late 1973 - Ron Cole (no relation) and John Bedini visit Gray's shop and
witness the experimental setups that Marvin was working on prior to his
death. Gray is still attempting to figure out the operation of the
equipment and seeks technical advice from Ron Cole. Ron Cole develops a
contempt of Gray's lack of technical ability.
1974 - Paul Lewis pulls out when he sees the technology is no longer
advancing towards a workable automotive motor.
Late 1973 to 1975 - Gray is on an active campaign to raise more capital,
much of it from the Kansas area.
1975 - The LA DA bust and confiscation of the experimental equipment.
Since Gray only has 15 investors at this time the DA is unable to press
serious charges and eventually settles for charging Gray for technical
errors presented in the prospectus documents.
1977 - The EMA6 motor is finally finished, but fails to deliver any
performance near what the EMA2 did. The media event (at the Sportsman
Lounge) fails to bring in more money because the new motor couldn't
demonstrate anything impressive.
1978- The 70's equipment is returned by the LA DA only to be seized by
the Estate of Marvin Cole. The Estate threatens a lawsuit should Gray
continue working with the Cole Technology. Gray applies for the UK
patent based on surviving Cole notes. Gray continues work under
misleading business names in other towns.
1979 - Gray takes the old prototype repulsion motors out of storage,
which were unknown to the Cole Estate lawyers, and has them converted to
operate on classical electricity using Ignitrons and a lots of energy
derived from a 240VAC wall panel.
1980 -1986 Gray continues to promote his now fraudulent technology using
the old Cole converted three-pole development motors.
1986 Gray decides to partially re-introduce the Cole technology since
the Cole family failed to do so after 8 years. He builds the last CSET
from memory and patents the circuit as best as he can recall. Gray takes
credit for this device. Gray makes videos of his work to sell to
1987 Gray makes a bid to investors in the Holy Land, they make a $9
million dollar offer and he turns them down.
1989 Gray dies in Sparks Nevada. The fraudulent technology is acquired
by Russell Audrey of Dodge City, KS who hires an engineer and
technicians to get it operational, but fail.
2000 - Some of the surviving development motors are recovered by Ken
Hawkins and Joe Gordon in Dodge City.
I'm not going to make this public. This would only diminish the
relationship I've established with the Gray family. The early Cole
technology is substantial and still valid, but now is much harder to
decode. Gray never did understand it, neither did several others who had
the equipment right in front of them. I'm not sure where to go from
Anyway, if you should share this with anyone who is sincerely interested
in the real story please keep my name confidential concerning this
account. I share this with you because it is my best understanding of
the facts to date.
Darn, I had hopped for so much more.