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The Real Ed Gray story

Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 11:20:30 -0500

Hi Tony,

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"

Dear Tony,

The original VHS tape I received from Ken Hawkins is in the same poor condition.

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 Mechanical Engineering.

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.

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 knowledgeable investors.

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.

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 investors.

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.

- 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 here.

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.

Mark ******