This is found at  created 9/23/96, last updated 7/17/01
NEWS:  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  USA Today, WA  CNBC , Washington,San Francisco, Virginia  APBnews Report (fantastic!) Charlotte, New Mexico,  Philadelphia,  MinnesotaAlabama, an Independent test of Lee's motor  Radio report  Mansfield OH  NJ criminal report  Berwick PA   Kansas
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: 

  1. 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 work? 
  2. He has been getting in trouble. with the Law since long before he got into free energy claims 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.
  6. One of his machines with just little wheels rotating was claimed to put out more energy than put in - it quickly stopped in perpetuity. 
  7.  He also operates much the same as Joe Newman.
  8. 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. 
  9. 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 battery. .  
  10. 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. 
  11. 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 a 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 sue me.
  12. 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 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?

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.

Update on BWT cult activity in Indiana  - Charlie Doyle's account  (a former major supporter) - 
also Information for Media people
Why Dennis Lee should trust Eric to help evaluate and publicize the free energy machine and my open letter to Dennis Lee
Dennis's Lee's people respond -slamming Eric

Eric's FAQ page concerning examining Dennis Lee's amazing claims (read before asking me ?'s )
Eric's Page examines claims by Dennis Lee that the government suppresses inventors
Tom Napier's investigation of Dennis (excellent!)
Tom Napier's Free Energy FAQ page (new!) and Milton's Free Energy review
Tom Napier makes a scientific evaluation of Dennis's machine
Interesting Quotes From Dennis's Literature
article about Dennis in Skeptical Inquirer and a review of my speech about Dennis 

Eric's characteristics of Cult Leaders
how Dennis is very similar to Joe Newman  the similarities are down right eerie
Eric's History of Perpetual Motion and Free Energy Machines
Eric's experience with Amazing claims in 1986 (not all that great)
Posting of another Amazing claim of free Energy
Eric's Page examining Psychology of fringe inventors
300 MPG Carburetor is there such a thing? ( debunks a common urban legend)
What about strange claims involving BROWNS GAS?
Did the British get the steam engine wrong? ( by Tom Napier)
   Perpetual Motion discussion
Stories from people who worked with Dennis Lee of Better World Technology
Open discussion about claims of Dennis Lee (old )
How you too can get rich as the next free energy messiah ;) 
Malcolm's review of the theory for Dennis Lee's free energy machine
Evan Soule's response to Eric's mention of the Newman Machine
A review by P.M. of Dennis's Indianapolis show (of minor interest)
Dennis Lee Free energy emailings a list of Eric's postings (this is very lengthy)

The next step - helping disgruntled dealers pick up the pieces
Eric's Page describing Confronting a Free Energy 'Inventor'
Important considerations for dealers    filing complaints
Discerning False Prophets (this is my only work from the born again paradigm)
Why has the main stream press ignored Dennis Lee's amazing claims of energy independence
Another maker of Browns gas equipment he offers information on Dennis
Churches! Before you invest God's tithes and offerings read this!

Other pages SUPPORTING claims of free energy 
  • Dennis Lee's Official page it's well done. 
  • Dennis Lee, His Critics and the "Skeptics" - a loyal follower responds to some of my concerns
  • TCT dennis dealer -copies main BWT page
  • Web pages of dealers in the following states: 
  •  Arkansas    Nevada    Iowa   Florida   Texas Colorado Washington  
  • Pennsylvania California  another Floriduh another Iowa ??? NevadaMaryland
  • Ohio  Tennesse  Idaho another California   power4free.comMaine ArizonaIndianaOhio Arkansas Oregon  ?? CA  Missouri 
  • This site promotes Dennis Lee's Better World Technology - They won't answer my mail 
    Dennis's Lee's people respond -slamming eric
    Pro-free energy page 
    another pro report of Dennis Lee being in jail 
    A good over view of the huge world of free energy claims 
    Todd Knudtson's Browns gas page 
    More information on alternative energy sources 
    Byron Wines list of Government conspiracies to stop free energy 
    other sources discussing Dennis 
  • hear Dennis promise to install free energy machines by end of 1996 (333K long) 
  • hear Dennis's wife telling Dealers I'm backed by the CIA (100K long) 
  • Crank Dot Net | free energy (great summary of the many companies like BWT)
  • UPDATE:  Spotlight magazine just blasted Dennis.  You can hear Dennis telling his followers to send in money saying: , "I need to encourage you to do this no matter what it takes for you to do it. You can take in partners, limited partnerships, get a loan, break the kids piggy bank, max out the old credit cards, borrow against the insurance, cash in the Christmas fund or even the college fund because if you get them at $2.50 now before the 15th, it's going to be easy to get that money back".    Don't believe me, hear Dennis's own words:

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