Otis Carr currently in the public domain
According to Otis Carr,
"Any vehicle accelerated to an axis
rotation relative to its attractive inertial mass, immediately
becomes activated by free-space-energy and acts as an
independent force... We have shown that a charged body,
accelerated to an axis rotation relative to this attractive
inertial mass, indicates polarity in a given direction.
"The dip-needle points, say, up toward the top of the body. But
mount this while rotating body, with its spindle, on another
platform and rotate this platform on a spindle, then if the
counter-rotation is greater than the inertial forward rotation
of the body, a dip-needle on the second platform will point down
while the first dip-needle points up, indicating complete
relativity of polarity.
When the exact counter-rotation matches
the forward rotation the body loses its polarity entirely and
immediately becomes activated by free-energy (tensor stresses in
space) and acts as an independent force... The above-described
assembly of counter-rotating charged masses becomes weightless
and will escape the immediate attraction of gravitational
Carr's engine had only two moving parts
– like two spinning tops on top of one another, each spinning in a
Carr stated that,
"when counter-rotation matches
forward rotation, a body loses its polarity... and creates a
kind of independent force. This causes the counter-rotating mass
to escape the full effect of gravitational influence."
Similar results, pertaining to the
apparent antigravitic properties of rotating objects, have been
shown by a variety of researchers – most notably, the eminent
British engineer Professor Eric Laithwaite, who demonstrated
an apparent loss of weight in a sealed system containing an
arrangement of spinning gyroscopes and called upon the scientific
community to research the phenomenon.
Intriguingly, the "Jell-o"
description of the altered state of solid metal, attained under
specific and unusual conditions, has also been reported by the
John Hutchison, and is part of the lore of
The Philadelphia Experiment.
According to Carr, his vehicle was actually finished in 1947, but at
the time he was unable to generate any interest in it.
that the core of his space ship would be a huge battery which would
spin at the velocity of the external craft and which would be
recharged by its own motion.
Carr went on to declare that such a
battery, built to any size, could be designed to power the largest
electric generating plant, operate an automobile, heat a house or
power any conceivable machine or device.
On April 15, 1959 a launch event was held in Oklahoma City with
hundreds of people invited, having been told that a prototype disk
would rise 400 to 600 feet off the ground from a gravel pit.
several hours delay, an announcement was made that the launch was
being postponed due to a badly engineered bearing. However, it
subsequently emerged that Carr had been admitted into hospital for
eight days with a lung hemorrhage, in addition to which, in a
preliminary pre-flight test, the accumulator had developed a leak
which had sprayed mercury over the inside mechanism.
Carr's claims began to attract the attention of the US Government in
the late 1950s. Major Wayne Aho, a former Army Combat Intelligence
Officer during World War II, announced that he would take the craft
to the moon on December 7, 1959, that the trip would take 5 hours,
and that he would remain in orbit for 7 days before returning.
The 45 diameter craft he was to use
weighed 30 tons and "was powered by the Utron engine".
On June 2, 1960, Carr told an audience of 300 people that it was a,
"treacherous misstatement of fact to say or infer that we [OTC
Enterprises] are coming to California to raise money in stock
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had placed an
injunction against Carr, ordering him to cease selling unregistered
stock. Negative publicity began to appear in various publications,
and there were hints of impropriety, though never with any proof.
The press began to turn against him.
In January, 1961 the Attorney General of New York, Louis J. Lefkowitz, stated that Carr had swindled $50,000, and later that
year True Magazine labeled him a hoaxer. By then, his laboratory had
been raided and destroyed, and the group of engineers had been
ordered to disband and cease contact with one another. It is not
known what became either of Carr himself or the craft... but they
never flew again.
Carr is reported to have suffered from ill-health,
a broken man.
He passed away in Gardnerville, Nevada,
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