is found at http://www.phact.org/e/dennis.html created
9/23/96, last updated 7/17/01
Dennis will start a 50
state tour this July to push kits alleged to help
cars get over 100 miles to the gallon and to have people pay to sign
up for free electricity. I was physicallytopped from passing out
literature at the Philly show. Read about his first
tour show Akron
Report (fantastic!) Charlotte,
New Mexico, Philadelphia,
an Independent test
of Lee's motor Radio
criminal report Berwick
As of 12/00, Dennis has told
his dealers that they must get 1.6 million people to pay to register
for machines before any machines will be installed on homes.
I'm a skeptical electrical
engineer fascinated by the 100's of people who have claimed to have free
energy. I saw Dennis Lee's full page ad for energy independence and
apparently paranormal devices. For the sake of the world I wish such extraordinary
claims were possible, but I'm concerned for his many investors if this
follows most similar claims
I've studied. Apparently, Dennis (a high school drop out) has been
running people bankrupt during and before
his last 15 years of claiming to have free energy machines. The real
agenda of this and other of his nationwide tour has been to sell dealerships
for up to $100,000.
On September 23 1996, 3 other engineers and I went to hear him speak
for 5 hours at the Philly Core States Center (it cost him somewhere around
$100,000 to put on that show). It reminded me of shoppers home network,
professional wrestling and Jim Baker. Among the many things we think deserve
further skepticism are:
Dennis should be open to my
offer to personally test his devices in the presence of main stream press
people I'd love to see a chance for 3rd party engineers (like me) and
scientists to do a hands on examination of his machines. In the year since
I made an offer to prove his device, he's been unwilling to respond to
me. For centuries, people have made false
claims of free energy similar to Dennis's - such people constantly
hide behind claims of secrecy and the excuse that evil forces are trying
to stop them. Some also simply stop working on their free energy machines
and start something else with out finishing it either. I think most people
of science are like me - they love their countries, humanity and the environment
and would love to see a machine which could make cheaper safer nonpolluting
energy. Every segment of business (except the power industry ) would greatly
benefit. How many Americans really want Iran and Iraq to continue getting
hundreds of billions of oil revenue?
He seems to think the entire government and American industry is part of
a huge international multi-generational
conspiracy to suppress his truth. Dennis's militia and patriot movement
rhetoric (and constant religious talk) avoids the only important question
is Does the free energy machine
He has been getting in trouble.
with the Law since long
before he got into free energy claims
He implied that one Browns Gas
machine ran on water, with out explaining the huge quantity of energy
needed for electrolysis. He also referred to a machine running on air without
making it obvious that the air was compressed from another source. I would
have been impressed if the machines were left running for more than 5 seconds.
His scientific references frequently confused units of measure to derive
unbased conclusions. He constantly interchanged units of power, force and
energy and compares static torque with dynamic torque I've
since been told he lacks a science education and his former technical "experts"
won't deal with him.
His biggest claim was a briefly described device that could harness latent
heat from the air ultimately into electricity. I would have been more convinced
if he had left such a machine running while lighting light bulbs with no
wires attached through the whole show. Many engineers and scientists have
reviewed his theory and found it flawed and basically in violation of natural
laws of nature. I'd be more impressed if a team from the publication
"SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN" "CONSUMERS REPORTS" would investigate his claims
than lawyers. Dennis ignores my open $10000
prize offer for proof of a free energy machine and James
Randi's offer of a million for proof.
One of his machines with just little wheels rotating was claimed to put
out more energy than put in - it quickly stopped in perpetuity.
much the same as Joe Newman.
Many of his devices just ran a short time on a charge of compressed air
and stopped -others were not demonstrated. I don't think his investors
understood that he offers no real proof of claims.
He told us he had a brick battery which put out a volt of power. Power
is not measured in volts (only in volts times amps) - besides you can get
a volt out of a potato too, but the power level would be less than a watch
As a rule of thumb, warning lights go on for me when I hear people say
stuff like: God gives me direct revelations, this invention needs a
little more work to be demonstrated, I want people to invest with no business
plan or formal contract. Yep when I hear a guy talking about God
and money in the same breath I get the feeling that it's Money that's doing
the talking. Also, most deals that 'are good for today only'
are really about not giving you a chance to think it over - especially
deals offered to exhausted people in a mass hysteria way past midnight.
A few late breaking odd things about BWT: his people lacks education,
but can't supply any engineers who support the theory. Pat
Robertson once lost $150,000 on an early scheme of Dennis's. They claim
to have sold all 2000 dealerships. ( currently priced at $25,000 )
Dennis claims to receive revelations direct from God. His people says even
they aren't allowed to access the machine. Dennis keeps promising
fair demonstration but ends up hiding behind a growing
list of excuses not to demonstrate. As of 1999, they have been trying
to get whole churches to put up "Seed Money". Dennis claims he will
Dennis's claims of high COP of heat pumps are mixing apples with oranges
- because his units under test are SOLAR POWER ASSISTED! And there's
an element of multi-level marketing in the dealerships.
Dennis also claims that the steam
engine has been designed wrong ! Dennis also won't offer open proof
of an alleged antigravity machine. Dennis has changed from calling Yull
Brown the greatest man alive to the most greedy man he has ever met - he
also thinks OJ was innocent. The
BBB warns people to watch out
I feel that trained people in the
skeptical movement are better qualified to examine extraordinary claims
than Dennis's dealers. Skeptics usually takes on paranormal claims (astrology,
ESP, dowsing, ufos) - but we feel that Dennis is fair game since his free
energy machine would have to violate the laws of thermodynamics. James
Randi has promised to pay Dennis $1,000,000 for simple proof of the
machine. The scientific people
who joined me at Dennis's show did not see Extraordinary evidence for Dennis's
extraordinary claims - but we are open to any evidence which may arrive.