An Open Letter Concerning John Searl's
Free Energy and Antigravity Claims

September 5, 2010

To Whom It May Concern:

I am a Ph.D. experimental nuclear physicist and have been for 30 years.

My bachelor's degree in physics was earned with honors in 1975, and I was awarded the Ph.D. degree in December of 1980 at the University of Maryland.

My experience includes being a Staff Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and a faculty member in the Physics Department at the University of South Dakota. While in the United States Navy, I served as an electronics instructor at the National Security Agency.

Regarding the contents of this letter, it is my conclusion that the claims made by John Searl in relation to his Searl Effect generator are true. Among other things, John Searl claims to have been able to achieve antigravitic effects and to generate energy in a self-sustaining mode that did not require the burning of any kind of fuel.

It is true that John Searl's claims are extraordinary. And, while it may seem to violate common sense to hear that John is generating energy without burning any fuel, it is nevertheless theoretically possible to do this, provided that an equal amount of negative energy is simultaneously produced.

With respect to the above, and in confirmation of John Searl's claims, I draw the reader's attention to the fact that two Russian scientists at the Russian Academy of Sciences have reported replicating the "Searl Effect" and claim generation of 7,000 watts of power in a system which was said to have lost 35 percent of its weight, or roughly 300 pounds.

Regarding antigravity, the current laws of physics do not appear to support its existence but would have to be modified to accommodate such a phenomena. This is an area in which I am now  doing research.


Robert W. Koontz

Link here to Russian Academy of Sciences experiment that confirms the Searl Effect