How to Build a Flying Saucer (HTBAFS) was published in January of 2017. It emphasized the role of gravity control in reducing climate change, which led to a lot of extraneous doomsday talk. There was also a chapter in it called “The Top-Ten UFO Riddles,” which I realize now was part of the problem in reaching the audience, because it seemed to push the book into a different genre.
After a year of limp sales and anemic feedback, I decided to split HTBAFS into two books. So I pulled out “The Top-Ten UFO Riddles” chapter and made it into a book all by itself. This allowed me to have some fun by adding some UFO stories, including seven UFO tales that have never appeared in print before, all of them interpreted according to my father’s theory. The theme of the book is “Witnesses aren’t nuts: UFOs are just nuts-and-bolts machines (and we can build them now).” The “nuts-and-bolts,” scientific approach was offered as an antidote to feelings that are likely to arise as the disclosure process progresses. Even today, after seventy years and tens of thousands of sightings and encounters, UFOs are not an acceptable topic in scientific circles, where the term “UAP” (unidentified aerial phenomena) is now used as a euphemism. But a thaw seems to be in the works, beginning with a headline news story from Dec. 16th, 2017, that featured gun-sight camera footage from a Navy jet scrambled to intercept a UFO spotted messing around in the Pacific a few miles off of San Diego. What made the story remarkable was the source (the Pentagon), the camera footage, the voices of the pilots, and the total lack of the customary laughter and denial. If you’ve been following the history of government involvement in UFO sightings, this represents a complete turnabout in official policy, and it was probably just the first step in a program that may go on for many years to come.
When I was growing up, I found UFOs to be a disturbing topic. Science-fiction flying saucers were okay, but not the real thing. But understanding my dad’s theory of gravity and gravity control went a long way toward dispelling that sensation of high strangeness that accompanies UFO phenomena. I suspect many other people would feel the same way if they knew how many of the strange and inexplicable aspects of UFO flight his theory explains. Scientists will find that he stays within mainstream knowledge of relativity and particle physics, and he never brings in exotic, unverifiable concepts. The point of the book, then, is that UFOs lose their magical and menacing aura once you understand how they work. This makes it possible to deal with the disclosure news a lot more rationally. Also included are seven riddles about crop circles (same technology). My proudest achievement may be answering, if not refuting, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s assertion that “only stupid aliens make flying saucers” with an experiment you can conduct in your own bathtub with a gyroscope and a plastic serving plate (cost about $2.50 at Walmart). Even though I am not a physicist, I was able to design this experiment using the basic principles of gravity control as described by my father. When it produced the predicted results — imitating the slow spin that is often seen in saucer-shaped UFOs during the “warm-up” phase of launch — I was thunderstruck. You may be, too.
It took six months to write the Top-Ten book. Next, I had to go back and remove all the UFO stuff from HTBAFS and rewrite large parts of the book, adding several new and important chapters on his theory and the scientific method, a task that was completed just before the Hayden conference. Gravity Control with Present Technology was the result, and I think my dad would have approved.
To summarize, I pulled the “Top-Ten UFO Riddles” chapter out of HTBAFS and made it into a separate book, then I went back and rewrote large parts of the original book so that it presented the science in a straightforward manner, as it should have in the first place. I gave the book a new title to reflect the change of theme, borrowing in part from my dad’s 1981 paper. This might have left the impression that HTBAFS was “suppressed.” It wasn’t. On the contrary, Gravity Control with Present Technology is an improvement, and an easier read. Instead of environmental pessimism, it includes a lot of optimism about the future. Optimism was always part of the story, but it is in the foreground here. If you are interested in UFOs, hop on over to The Top-Ten UFO Riddles and prepare to be entertained.
What’s the link between my father’s work and UFOs? Am I denying such a connection now? Not at all. Here’s the story:
In 1973, I gave him a copy of a book by a nuclear scientist/engineer named James M. McCampbell called “UFOLOGY.” You can find the entire text of this book online today. I gave it to him because the book contained data from a 1957 sighting by an Air Force B-47 on an electronic countermeasures training mission over the Gulf of Mexico. This sighting, which has been lost in the massive annals of sightings since then, may have been the most significant in history, because it provided clues, numerical clues, to UFO propulsion.
These numbers were all my dad needed to go the last step between his theory of gravitation and the applied technology of gravity control. Without it, I don’t know if he would have found C.D. Jeffries’ Dynamic Nuclear Orientation, the book that showed him how to instrument the technology. That, in turn, led to his patent application, which then led to the 1981 paper, the “full-disclosure” document that explains all there is to know about gravity control — for physicists, that is. Unlike the 1981 paper, Gravity Control with Present Technology ranges from easy to difficult, from a “paper napkin lecture” to a postgraduate paper.
The book also discusses the implications of gravity control for society and the economy, which are far, far greater than a casual glance might suggest. I gave these implications years of thought before putting them in the book. For instance, I came to the counter-intuitive conclusion that Big Oil would be among the early adopters of gravity control, because they can make more money on it while solving all their current problems. This in turn will clear away the opposition to alternative energy projects.
Another conclusion: Gravity control will follow roughly the same developmental path as aerodynamic flight, with even greater economic benefits. This makes opposition to gravity control on the part of government (tales about this have been circulating since the ’60s) outmoded and wrongheaded as can be. Why? Two reasons: First, defense contractors will make more money than ever by allowing gravity control into the mainstream. Second, the Cold War is over, and if they are simply jealous of “secret” knowledge, well, presuming that my dad was correct, the news has been out since 1981. Gravity Control with Present Technology discloses nothing new. Anyone in the world could have looked at the 1981 paper in the last 37 years, and it is quite likely that they have. At any rate, the horse has been out of the barn for a long, long time. Instead of trying to close the gate, we need to get on with our evolution as a species, just as we have in the past with other new technologies, such as aerodynamic flight and rocketry, semiconductors and so on. I suppose some individuals are opposed to evolution, too, but unfortunately taking such a backward stance now will lead to unthinkable consequences for humanity down the road, which is why I have said, “We have a choice between doomsday and the stars.” The choice won’t be open forever, which is why I wrote the book after years, decades of frustration with “the proper channels,” a collection of hidebound intellectuals with eyes closed and fingers firmly planted in their ears. (For more, see Galileo’s letter to Kepler.) Apparently, the human lust for social stability exceeds even the instinct for survival. We desperately need to get off the train we’re on, and gravity control provides one way to bring about change quickly and painlessly.
Why painlessly? Well, my dad estimated the value of gravity control as equal to the combined GDP of all industrial nations on earth within ten years of its debut. That’s a lot of pleasure, enough to dwarf any pain anyone might feel. It means huge moneymaking opportunities — the complete opposite of scarcity and austerity, the dominant economic doctrine of today, and just a “feeling in the air” nowadays. This prediction of economic potential is true even though the technology became “prior art” in 1981, with publication of the 1981 AIAA paper (articles he wrote later made it even more so). I detail the ways that gravity control will make money in the book and added even more of them in the ESTC lecture (available here). This is because I got so riled up by the knuckleheaded idiots (one of them a Nobel Prize nominee) who, facing the greatest technological breakthrough in history, asked me over and over, “How do you expect to make money on this?” I plan to address this question multiple times in the future, because it is apparently that difficult to see beyond the veil of the current paradigm (I know, I have been guilty of it, too, as mentioned in GCwPT).
If you plan to replicate the 1994 experiment, you will need both documents, but you should start with the book and look at the paper later. Once you’re oriented as to the theory and technology, the 1981 paper will make much more sense. The theoretical background in my dad’s papers will answer all (or at least most of) the lingering doubts that sophisticated readers will have after listening to the layman’s introduction.
Shortly after publication of the 1981 paper, my dad went looking for grant money and investor support and found, much to his dismay, that you cannot use the word “antigravity” in polite circles such as these without condemning yourself to oblivion. He substituted “gravity control,” and that’s how we arrived at where we are today.