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by Charles R. Morton
115 Summer Sun, Colby Kansas 67701


In the early 1960s, science and government were begging for a new method of space propulsion. This is an account of one man's attempt to solve the problem.

In the year 1966 I discovered that a VandeGraaff generator gave off an explosive-like effect when it discharged. The explosion passed through plastic boxes but was reflected from metal. This effect and several other tests indicated an electro-magnetic nature but I was not able to find any physicist or engineer who could explain what the explosion was in scientific terms. One amateur told me it reminded him of a discovery called "the Brown-Biefield effect", but I was never able to find any more information on the subject.


The one day I set up an experiment in which the VandeGraaff was set in motion and I made another discovery. An electric field is altered by velocity. Theoretically this is not possible except near the speed of light, yet this effect took place at a velocity of about 1 meter per second.


The effect was to increase repulsion electric force ahead of the moving charge but to decrease attraction. Behind the moving charges, attraction increased but repulsion decreased. At right angels, charges seemed to move in the opposite direction to motion. Once again science failed to give me any answer as to what was happening. But now I was pretty sure I knew what caused the explosion in the VandeGraaff.


In order to concentrate the force, I set up an experiment in which the spark fired at a grounded metal target.


The spark fired through a glass tube toward a metal plate with a hole in it. From the tube came a beam of energy unlike anything I had ever heard of. Plastic and glass ionized instantly, fluorescent tubes lit up, but unlike the VandeGraaff explosion, this beam of force passed through metals.

Some PhDs theorized I may have generated X-rays but the force was so powerful that it sent bits of paper flying. This would require millinos of watts power if it were radiative pressure. Other PhDs said the field was high velocity ions, but the field showed no response to magnetic fields. One sure test of an ion beam is that it bends in a magnetic field.


As the years passed, I developed better and better methods of producing the beam. Then one day it happened - instead of repelling matter, the beam attracted matter. Even radiation pressure could not explain this phenomena. Furthermore, a lot of strange discoveries were made. When the spark went through the glass tube, the air collapsed around it.


This led me to theorize that perhaps the field of matter may collapse at relativistic velocities. SO I tried several experiments in which uncharged bodies were accelerated at low velocity. sure enough, accelerating ball and tops attract each other while decelerating bodies repel.


Eventually I, in desperation, turned to what is called new physics. Here I began to find some answers.

Matter is not stable; it continuously breaks down into photon-like particles and fires them into other matter around it. Matter is also absorbing other particles which are fired into it. This creates standing wave fields around matter.

This field apparently collapses and expands with changes in velocity. It also creates a strange kind of radiative pressure called relativistic waves, which consist of standing waves in motion.


These waves may be electrical or gravitational in nature. To define the force they create one can say hv/dt = Force. But the energy necessary to create this kind of photon does not come from the input energy. It comes by virtue of the uncertainty principle which allows matter to decay into photon-like particles.

To define its effect on a gravity or electric field, one can say:

F = static force plus or minus hv/dt

Please keep in mind that relativistic waves only move when matter moves; they don't radiate in the same way light does. But they have a fantastically high frequency even at low velocity.

But relativistic waves do expand or collapse with changes in velocity and this reate of change can easily exceed the speed o flight.


Out of this research came a very strange kind of space drive. Out of one end of the ship comes a beam which continuously attracts matter, as long as it doesn't get too close. Out of the other end comes a beam which repels the entire universe of matter.


The craft model can develop several ounces of thrust yet no mass enters or leaves it. The effect is somewhat identical to a charge in motion, as though some charge continuously accelerated from one end of the craft to the other yet it repels and attracts both charges.

All tests indicate the beam is of a photon-like nature, yet it only requires a few watts of input power.

In theory, a full-scale craft could be built, which could develop several tons of thrust and exceed several times the speed of light. In many ways it would be identical to the space warp of science fiction.

It is my theory the craft model absorbs these photon-like particles at the attraction end of the craft and ejects them at the repulsion end. No test has ever indicated the presence of high velocity ions or any kind of mass, yet the beam feels like wind in spite of the fact it can blow through solid steel and glass.

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