Stanley Meyer's Water Car has been the subject of conspiracy theories and controversy for years. Proponents believe that Stanley Meyer's Water Car is a perpetual motion machine. Critics have called the Stan Meyer's water car a hoax and a fraud. The high frequency, high voltage HHO generator (oxyhydrogen machine) supposedly creates more energy that it consumes via electrolysis. Applying for international patents, Stan Meyer was able to get patents in part of Europe and Japan. Meyer demonstrated a water-powered dune buggy in 1990 to the skeptical media. In 1996, the Ohio civil courts found Meyer's water car to be "gross and egregious fraud" and ordered him to repay investors $25,000 out of more than $60,000 collected from people wanting to buy into the water fuel cell car dealerships.
It must be noted that Meyer had no engineering background so his descriptions and schematics were outside of convention, which increased skepticism from the scientific community. In fact, Meyer never graduated from college, which casts more doubt on the water fuel cell car, as he called it. On March 21, 1998 Stan Meyer died at an Ohio restaurant and the cause of death determined by the local coroner was a brain aneurism. However, it was reported that Stan Meyer ran out of the restaurant claiming he was poisoned shortly before his death.
So, was Stan Meyer's Water Car a hoax? Most certainly. Was his paranoia and conspiracy theories justify? There is a great likelihood both of these ideas are true and are not mutually exclusive. The proponents of Stan Meyer's Water Fuel Cell point to the conspiracy theories that his invention was not a fraud or hoax, but rather real. What is more likely, however is that there was concerned from powerful people who had a lot to loose if the Stan Meyer Water Car was real.
Two things come to mind in regard to the paranoia over conspiracy theories in regard to new technology that will cut down drastically the need for petroleum. First, is that many HHO generator inventors have within the last couple of years reported harassment and themselves have taken measures to insure as much anonymity as possible. Second, and I don't want to confused hydrogen cars with HHO generators for gasoline or diesel powered vehicles, but there was an incident reported by Roger Billings that is credible. Billings helped develop a hydrogen-powered bus that was housed in Riverside and reported sabotage of his technology, which had to be taken back to his facility in Utah and extra security posted once the technology was delivered back to Riverside, California.
Just the threat of new technology that will replace fossil fuels is enough to cause inventors concern for their own safety and the well-being of their inventions. So, the point is that both inventors of fraudulent and legitimate technology need be concerned with the appearance of taking money away from multibillion dollar industries such as the oil industry. To date, no so-called perpetual motion machine has ever been demonstrated to work as professed.
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Monday, September 22, 2008Posted by Roger Bee