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Joseph Newman Motor/Generator

The good, the bad, and the ugly.  Device works, according to some; does not, according to others.

See also: Joseph Newman Motor - index at PESWiki


  • Newman gives demo - This device, he said, harnessed energy from matter at a 100 percent conversion rate, allowing it to produce more energy than was put into it.  The National Bureau of Standards said the device put out only 27 to 67 percent of the energy that was put into it -- a test Newman said was flawed. (Press Register; Alabama; May 10, 2007)
  • Self-sustaining controversy - Is there really a machine that can run forever? The inventor of a self-fueled machine claims it's possible and even defended it by almost coming to blows with a colleague in a recent press conference... (; March 31, 2005) (See PESN comments)

Official Website

  • - explanation of concept, testimonials.  Emphasizes the collapse of the electromagnetic field.  "Operates on high voltage and low current -- directly opposite to conventional motors. Consequently, it runs cool."
    "Over 30 experts -- physicists, nuclear engineers, electrical engineers/technicians --- have tested Joseph Newman's energy machine (also known as the Newman Motor/Generator) and have signed Affidavits that it performs as indicated."
  • Latest > > SECRET OF PHOTO 51 - commentary regarding a documentary aired nationally by NOVA on April 22, 2003, and parallels that Joseph Newman can identify with in his own experience to convince a skeptical world of a new science.
  • Book > The Energy Machine of Joseph Newman - 8th Edition "provides a mechanical unified field explanation and presents an explicit mechanical and fundamental explanation for magnetic attraction/repulsion as well as for the other important forces found in nature."  "Describes in detail the nature of Joseph Newman's revolutionary energy machine with more than 200 photographs, drawings, charts, and graphs." $79.95.
  • - previous website



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Personal Witness

April 27, 2003

I have a friend who lives nearby who has shown me three motors he built, having obtained the full set of drawings from a visit with Joseph Newman, and having paid $200,000 for the rights to manufacture. He let me borrow the six video tapes he made from his visit with Joseph Newman.

The motors were not working at the time I saw them. Wires had been broken when boy scout backpacks were placed on top of them while in the back of a pick-up.

My friend said that after all the expense he put into them, he was not that excited about their performance.

They are over unity, he said, but they are not of much value when it comes to putting out usable work.

He put a saw blade on the shaft and was able to cut a 2 x 4 in half, but he had to cut very slowly. If he went to fast, the rotor would stop. It didn't have much torque.

He measured 0.5 amps feeding back into his house, generated by the motor. (I'm not sure I understood correctly what he was saying here. It had something to do with more electricity coming out than was going in.)

When he ran the motor, the electromagnetic field was so large it messed up television reception in a radius of about half a block.

When the motors are in vicinity to one another, when you turn the shaft on one of the motors, the shaft on the neighboring motor will turn too.  I saw this phenomenon.

He said the smaller motors seemed to perform better than the larger ones.

All things considered, he feels like it was a waste of his money and not worth pursuing.

Meanwhile, an Engineer friend of mine is beside himself. He doesn't care about how marginal its performance is, he wants to see a so-called "over unity" device functioning. Then he can fine tune it and make it worth something.

Sterling D. Allan

Eric Krieg Comments

From: eric
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2003 3:59 AM
Subject: Re: [free_energy] Newman motor built by friend

thanks for being willing to report both points of view.  The main newman list is carefully filtered to throw out anyone who asks too probing questions.  A number of people have bought his book and been unable to get an FE OU device to work - I know no one who got it to work.  I've talked to a few people who have given large sums to Newman and never seen it again.  He's another of these folks who claims he wants money to go into mass production.  He's pretty much been ripping off people on that promise for over 20 years.   Publications like Infinite Energy magazine won't report those things.  I have one account of a Newman victim - please add a link:

Krieg Comment II

From: "eric krieg" <>
To: "Sterling D. Allan" <>
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 6:07 AM
Subject: Re: [free_energy] Newman motor built by friend

I've seen a Newman motor made by a good friend of mine.  I also have met and visited with Norm Biss who built two.  I know they run - so do lots of motor designs.  That's not the question.  The real question is if they are OU.  - it appears they are not.  Newman is only willing to run apples-oranges demonstrations that are inconclusive.    There used to be a whole email group of people who were studying Newmans book and trying to reproduce the claims - there were also people who paid over $1000 to buy a Newman "prototype".  To the best of my knowledge, none of that stuff has worked.   I think Newman was Tilley's inspiration.  Both rented a stadium and converted a hot sports car to run off batteries and then have an inconclusive demo and then lots of battles with former supporters.  They both got a lot of free press just by making an amazing promise.  I had known of Newman in 1984 long before I ever heard of James Randi and the skeptics movement.

Krieg Comment III

From: "eric krieg" <>
To: "Sterling D. Allan" <>
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 8:10 AM
Subject: Re: [free_energy] Newman motor built by friend


   I would not want to insult your friend.  But college professors have made mistakes doing comparisons of input and output power.  Newman over the last 30 years has tried to get 100's of different "experts" to take a look at his stuff.  The people who spot the flaw - no problem, they just go away.  But there is a rare minority of people like Hastings who simply make a mistake.  I have web pages that go over a number of common easy mistakes that can lead people to believe in any of the the hundreds of OU claims out there.  I have talked to victims of Dennis Lee who have put so much money into the FE promise that they are just not emotionally ready to consider the possibility that they may have lost all their money.  You know the power of denial from working with Tilley victims.  But as a rule of thumb, you should never give serious credence to "evidence" or testimony from an investor since that investor could too easily (with no intent to mislead) be badly biased.

    I've offered Newman $10,000 for real proof - (not just his history of lame meaningless demo's) - he has only promised to sue me.  Real proof would be with instruments from independent people.  I could offer long lists of email explaining exactly where the fundamental flaws are in Newman's "proof".  Newman is a nut - he married an 8 year old girl and claims direct orders from God.  Now theoretically, one could be whacked in the head and still an inventor genius.  But Newman has been taking money from people under the guise of entering mass production of useful (not input-output demos) for probably over 20 years.  He's been claiming OU for over 30.  No one who bought his book got a clear OU device.  There has never even been a self runner.  

Krieg Comment in Reply to Newman "Area 51"

In reply to: > SECRET OF PHOTO 51

From: "eric krieg" <>
To: "Sterling D. Allan" <>
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 10:05 AM
Subject: Re: Secret of Photo 51 & Newman's Commentary


    unlike Maxwell's equations, ohms law, kirchoffs law, etc - Newman doesn't even have any applicable math formulas where one could mathematically simulate a case like "I have X grams of core in X configuration of X emistivity surrounded by X loops of X material running X amps at X frequency - so what is the field strength, the losses, etc?"  - Newman's "theory" can not give you any of that - whereas real modeling programs based on Maxwell's equations can calculate all those things in real time and the calculated results will pretty well match an experiment.  That is why I have little interest in Newman's theory or the contradictory theory from hundreds of people like him. 

    Please also let your list know of some of the many reasons there are to be skeptical of Newman's 30 years of claims and promises.

Krieg Comment (II) in Reply to Newman "Area 51"

From: "eric krieg" <>
To: "Sterling D. Allan" <>
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 10:12 AM
Subject: Re: (Newman) Newly-posted information.....

There is nothing really new in this release.  Newman is promising some big demo in a number of weeks   - well that is what he has been doing solid for 30 years.  None of them remove doubt - none have ever had independent confirmation.  Newman now wants to take up the cause of one of the contributors to the search for the answer to DNA.   Ironic - because Newman's theory of electromagnetic interaction (unlike Maxwell's equations) offers nothing useful to the world of Xrays which that lady used.  People who design things like Xray cavities, Xray transmitters, gamma ray detectors, fiber optics, cyclotrons, integrated circuits, radio telescopes, space devices, etc are perfectly well served by the prevailing electromagnetic theory.  the theory works fine for everything from DC, through radio waves, microwaves, X rays, gamma rays to cosmic waves.  Interference pattern experiments and hundreds of experiments bear it out on a regular basis.

   Newman has run for president, claimed to contact UFO's, had serious mental problems, threatened people with violence, had a polygamous relationship with one woman and then married her 8 year old daughter, claimed to start new Jerusalem and all kinds of other crazy people.   All this is public record.

Gary Comment

From: "Gary S." <>
To: "Sterling D. Allan" <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 11:56 AM
Subject: Re: Newman motor built by friend

I suspect your friend is not an expert on reading true RMS power, which is VERY difficult to do with non-sinusoidal waveforms. I'd bet that the phase angles and waveform were so screwed up by the motor (as far as the meter was concerned) that his "0.5 amps feeding back into his house, generated by the motor" was more than wrong. VERY specialized equipment is needed to really check for power flow in these circumstances.

As far as the radio interference, sparking equipment can easily do that, and it is a testimony to wasted energy. Power was being used to mess up all that reception.

Turning one shaft made the other turn? I suspect wires were connected between them, or some other form of coupling. If not, I would look for repeating that test under more controlled conditions.

Will he go after getting his $200K back? That's an awful hard lesson to learn, but I'm sure Newman would be happy to fully refund his money! :-)


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Index Created by Sterling D. Allan, April 27, 2003.
Last updated November 17, 2007



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