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UPDATE - Since these last Feedback letters were posted, Bill Hones has spoken! CLICK HERE to link to the beginning of his statements, quoted in the Hidden History article.Mike and Karen, Your entertaining exposé has succeeded, in my opinion, to send Bill Hones back to the bush without a plane where he belongs. With honesty and clarity you have taken a stand to right a great wrong. Your chronicle of these fascinating facts have revealed, to me and all the other unsuspecting levitators out there, a scoundrel and a genius. May the telling of these events help replace Roy Harrigan to his rightful status as the true inventor of the Levitron, and may your own courage and conviction be rewarded a thousand fold! Paul Brandi Mesilla, New Mexico You seem to revel in either real or imagined legal difficulties which might befall Fascinations and your personal self-righteous attacks on my ethical behavior are abominanble. Bill Hones Seattle, Washington I don't think anyone should be surprised at Bill Hones' acts, just look at the daily world news; corruption and greed are running rampant now everywhere, and the ones doing it all don't even believe they're doing anything wrong! What Bill Hones did certainly may be wrong, and it sure looks that way, but does he care? No, he's just more resolved to denying any wrongdoing. Hmmm, too bad... Dan Perry Bellingham, Washington It's almost unbelievable that such chicanery still goes on today, and that Bill got away with it for such a long time before he was caught. I applaud your stand on suspending Levitron sales. I'll still continue to amaze and amuse my friends with my Levitron, but I'll tell them to hold off buying one of their own until this mess is straightened out. Thank you for your honesty. Ken Piletic How about making a video on the true history of the Levitron - including the court case? Mathew Hargreaves I am writing to compliment you on your high ethical standards and the position you have taken. This whole thing has to have been very traumatic for you. I want you to know there are people out here who respect what you have done. When this whole mess is settled and you are back in business with Roy's devices, you can count on me to purchase one! Gary R. Weisman Professor of Chemistry University of New Hampshire All I can say is, do whatever it takes to bring the Levitron back to "the masses." And, as you both have already demonstrated, continue doing so with the integrity and legitimacy that this requires. Jan Madrid Wow! I had no idea what was brewing behind the scenes. The revelation of the long and warped history of the Levitron is a maze of half truths and behind-the-back maneuvering. I am glad that your company has taken the "stand back and let's see what happens" position. If Bill Hones is indeed as crafty as he seems through the events you describe, then he needs to be stopped and the rightful inventor recognized for his discovery. Ray Miller Boise, Idaho Ah, so that explains it. William Beaty Maybe I am a cynic, a pragmatist, or a fellow member of the morally marginal, but if I got excited about an invention and wanted to sell it, but the inventor didn't seem willing to cooperate, whether because of a slight mental illness or whatever, and I found out I could sell something similar without having to even bother with the original inventor, then I might do it. I think I would acknowledge the original inventor, but if I was told by my lawyer that acknowledging him might make me liable, then maybe I wouldn't even do that! Gosh, how easy it seems for me to slide down the slippery slope of morality... Kenton Green University of Rochester While your important expose' will not eradicate fraud and greed, I believe that the delinquency and unprofessionalism of the Patent Office needs to be highlighted as well. Their impotence facilitated the fraud and is playing to the hand of the attorneys. Reuven Zach
New Feedback Letters added 3/23/98:Bill Hones' comment about "your personal self-righteous attacks on my personal behavior" - in my opinion - only serves to add credence to the allegations of theft, falsification, and deceit. His 'offer' to Roy Harrigan of 2 1/2% (royalty) was and is - in my opinion - akin to a 'slap in the face' with a handful of the proverbial 'warm-brown-mushy' stuff. One fact is for certain - one day in the future, Mr. Hones will have to answer to his Maker. Then he will truly receive his 'just reward'. Jim Nivison San Jose, CA Loved your site and comments! I found it inadvertently, like most good stuff on the web? Your entire site is awesome - great punishment for the SOB!! I am an Engineer/Inventor? and I have dealt with my share of "businessmen" with weird values and "justify anything as long as they take most of the bucks" ethics. What you have done on your site is wonderful and will be emulated. This concept for a web site gives us great power - thanks for making me realize this aspect of it (I hate lawyers, too, which you will find out if you delve into my site). And YES your responses and entire letter is totally credible. Douglas J. Malewicki Newport Beach, CA cc: my email to Bill H: Bill: Is the quote from you on the UFO feedback page the full text of your response? If it is, is that the best you can do? Respectfully, I suggest that if you are unable to come up with any factual corrections' and must resort instead to insulting their listing of events; you don't come across as very convincing. I further suggest that their listing did not strike me as "self-righteous" at all, though it DID strike me as "righteous"-a distinction it might be well for you to ponder. Do let us all know if you decide to be righteous, yourself. DJK Moore cc: my email to Fascinations: Hello. I love the Levitron and was interested in possibly retailing them. I then read an article by Mike and Karen Sherlock about the dispute over moral and legal ownership of the patent(s) which concerns me. Do you have any info on your side of this dispute that you could email me? Best Regards, Les Gripkey Dear Mike and Karen. Following is the email I got from Fascinations.. Best Regards, Les Gripkey Dear Les, Thank you for your email. It is perceptive of you to recognize that there is much more to this story than the information you have been presented with. Unfortunately, I cannot go into much detail at this time. I am confident however, that Fascinations will be vindicated in the near future. I can tell you that: 1. Bill Hones is the inventor of the Levitron? and holds a patent to that effect. 2. Bill Hones also invented the Perpetuator ?, and Super Levitron ?. 3. Bill Hones has also invented a secret device to be unveiled next year which is truly amazing. Best regards, Fascinations
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