Stanley Meyer’s water powered car

updated 11-25-2013

Electronics World & Wireless World (January 1991)

Eye-witness accounts suggest that US inventor Stanley Meyer has developed an electric cell which will split ordinary tap water into hydrogen and oxygen with far less energy than that required by a normal electrolytic cell.

In a demonstration made before Professor Michael Laughton, Dean of Engineering at Mary College, London, Admiral Sir Anthony Griffin, a former controller of the British Navy, and Dr Keith Hindley, a UK research chemist. Meyer’s cell, developed at the inventor’s home in Grove City, Ohio, produced far more hydrogen/oxygen mixture than could have been expected by simple electrolysis.

Where normal water electrolysis requires the passage of current measured in amps, Meyer’s cell achieves the same effect in milliamps. Furthermore, ordinary tap water requires the addition of an electrolyte such as sulphuric acid to aid current conduction; Meyer’s cell functions at greatest efficiency with pure water.

According to the witnesses, the most startling aspect of the Meyer cell was that it remained cold, even after hours of gas production.

Meyer’s experiments, which he seems to be able to perform to order, have earned him a series of US patents granted under Section 101. The granting of a patent under this section is dependent on a successful demonstration of the invention to a Patent Review Board.

Meyer’s cell seems to have many of the attributes of an electrolytic cell except that it functions at high voltage, low current rather than the other way around. Construction is unremarkable. The electrodes — referred to as “excitors” by Meyer — are made from parallel plates of stainless steel formed in either flat or concentric topography. Gas production seems to vary as the inverse of the distance between them; the patents suggest a spacing of 1.5 mm produces satisfactory results.

A witness team of independent UK scientifc observers testified that US inventor Stanley Meyer successfully decomposed ordinary tap water into constituent elements through a combination of high, pulsed voltage using an average current measured only in milliamps. Reported gas evolution was enough to sustain a hydrogen /oxygen flame which instantly melted steel.

He was apparently eating dinner at a Grove City OH restaurant, when it is reported that he jumped up from the table, yelled that he’d been poisoned”, and rushed out into the parking lot, where he collapsed and died. It has been reported by Meyer’s associates that Meyer had just secured funding for a $50 million research center near Grove City, but there is no way to confirm or reject this at the moment.

The Car That Ran On Water

Sunday, July 8, 2007

By Dean Narciso; Columbus Dispatch | After more than 20 years of research and tinkering, it was time to celebrate.Stanley Allen Meyer, his brother and two Belgian investors raised glasses in the Grove City Cracker Barrel on March 20, 1998.

Meyer said his invention could do what physicists say is impossible – turn water into hydrogen fuel efficiently enough to drive his dune buggy cross-country on 20 gallons straight from the tap.

He took a sip of cranberry juice. Then he grabbed his neck, bolted out the door, dropped to his knees and vomited violently.

“I ran outside and asked him, ‘What’s wrong?’ ” his brother, Stephen Meyer, recalled. “He said, ‘They poisoned me.’ That was his dying declaration.”

Cloak and dagger

Stanley Meyer’s bizarre death at age 57 ended work that, if proved valid, could have ended reliance on fossil fuels.

People who knew him say his work drew worldwide attention: mysterious visitors from overseas, government spying and lucrative buyout offers. His death sparked a three-month investigation that consumed and fascinated Grove City police. “Meyer’s death was laced with all sorts of stories of conspiracy, cloak-and-dagger stories,” said Grove City Police Lt. Steve Robinette, lead detective on the case.

If Stephen Meyer was shocked at his twin brother’s collapse and death, he was equally amazed at the Belgians’ response the next day.

“I told them that Stan had died and they never said a word,” he recalled, “absolutely nothing, no condolences, no questions. “I never, ever had a trust of those two men ever again.”

Today, Stanley Meyer is featured on numerous Internet sites. A significant portion of the 1995 documentary It Runs on Water, narrated by science-fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke and aired on the BBC, focuses on his “water fuel cell” invention.

James Robey wants a permanent place for Meyer in his Kentucky Water Fuel Museum.

“He was ignored, called a fraud and died without his small hometown even remembering him with so much as a plaque,” Robey wrote in his self-published book Water Car.

Meyer had euphoric highs and humiliating defeats. He was kind and generous yet paranoid and suspicious. He would be hailed as a visionary and a genius. He also would be sued and declared a fraud.

As many of his more than 20 patents expire this year, and gasoline prices hover around $4 per gallon, there is growing interest in his inventions. But it remains unclear how much was true science and how much was science fiction.

Always building

Meyer was born and lived on Columbus’ East Side before moving to Grandview Heights, where he finished high school.

He briefly attended Ohio State University and joined the military.

“We were always building something,” Stephen Meyer recalled of their youth. “We went out and created our toys.”

At 6 feet 3 and with a booming voice, Stanley Meyer was charismatic and persuasive, equally conversant with physicists and bricklayers.

He was also eccentric. His favorite phrase was “Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition,” friends said.

He once called Grove City police to his home and laboratory on Broadway to report a suspicious package. The Columbus bomb squad detonated the parcel, only to discover it was equipment that he had ordered.

His focus on water as a fuel began in earnest in 1975, a year after the end of the Arab oil embargo, which had triggered high gas prices, gas-pump lines and anxiety.

“It became imperative that we must try to bring in an alternative fuel source and do it very quickly,” Meyer says in the documentary.

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Something for nothing

The basis for Meyer’s research, electrolysis, is taught in middle-school science labs.

Electricity flows through water, cracking the molecules and filling test tubes with oxygen and hydrogen bubbles. A match is lighted. The volatile gases explode to prove that water has separated into its components.

Meyer said his invention did so using much less electricity than by “brute force” electrolysis. Videos show his contraptions turning water into a frothy mix within seconds.

the Stanley Meyer generator

the radio frequency = 20,000 cps

there are many youtube videos on several inventors who have also succeeded:

Read about and see Fox News broadcast from youtube (welding torch + car fuel): Denny Klein’s hydrogen generator and hydrogen torch – in Clearwater, Florida

read the article and patent on the Pacheco Generator

The Orion Project has tried to repeat Stanley Meyer’s success

Stanley Meyer was killed, now, May 13th 2010,
the Orion Project is under attack, being suppressed.
read about it, Invention Secrecy pg.3


“The electrodes are vibrated with a 0.5-5A electrical pulse which breaks 2(H2O) => 2H2 + O2. When the pressure reaches say 30-60 psi, you turn the key and go. You step on the pedal, you send more energy to the electrodes, and thus more vapor to the cylinders; i.e. fuel vapor on demand.”


I was a sucker

Nevertheless, Meyer attracted believers, investors and, eventually, legal trouble.

“I was a sucker for some of this stuff at the time,” William E. Brooks said from his home in Anchorage, Alaska.

Brooks invested more than $300,000 in Meyer’s technology. He hoped to find applications for his aviation business.

Today, he and his wife, Lorraine, laugh about the ordeal, made easier because their money was returned in a 1994 settlement in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.

Two years later, a Fayette County judge found “gross and egregious fraud” in Meyer’s contract negotiation with two businessmen. Their money was returned.

Roger L. Hurley, a retired Darke County judge, defended Meyer and still believes in him.

“I would not represent someone who I would consider to be a shyster or a bum,” said Hurley. “He was a nice guy.”

The Lord sent me

Meyer’s creativity seemed to peak after he met Charles and Valorie Hughes, truck drivers who lived in Jackson Township.

Julia Hughes, the youngest of their seven children, was 5 years old when Meyer rang the doorbell of her home on Marlane Drive.

“His first few words were, ‘The Lord sent me here to this home; I’d like to use your home as an experiment,’ ” she said.

Maybe it was the two-story garage-shop or the privacy of towering oak and sycamore trees; Julia isn’t sure what Meyer saw there. But she knew her parents didn’t have room for a struggling inventor.

Yet after visiting with the family for several hours, Meyer stayed the night, and then the next few years in the late 1970s.

In return, Meyer built the family a solar silo, designed to both heat and cool the home. The structure required thousands of clear resin “light guides,” a crude form of fiber optics, which Meyer baked and molded in the family kitchen. Julia Hughes recalled the chemical stench.

The system was supposed to channel the sun’s rays into the tower’s base to heat water and generate electricity for an air conditioner. Despite extensive efforts that included re-plumbing the house, the invention never worked.

That didn’t bother Charles Hughes, Julia’s father, who is retired in Jackson, Ohio.

He would see Meyer power his tractor for 15 minutes on well water, he said. He would put his nose to the exhaust.

“There was no fumes whatsoever,” he recalled. “It was just clean, hot air.

“He was just very trustworthy, very religious. I just had the feeling that he would not take anything from me, and he never did,” Mr. Hughes said.

Sell out or sit on it

Belief in Meyer continues today. So does suspicion about plots to silence him.

Stephen Meyer recalled a phone call to his brother’s home in the 1980s.

“He turned to me and said, ‘They just offered me $800 million. Should I take it?’

“I said, ‘Hell yes. How much money do you want?’

“He got very quiet. When he got into that thinking process, I just let him alone,” Stephen recalled.

Charlie Hughes, now 36, vividly recalls the strangers who visited his parents’ home in the late 1970s.

He had been playing outside when the driveway suddenly filled with limousines. Men in turbans stepped out. In “stern, thick accents,” they asked for Meyer. “I remember, because I was not allowed in my own house that day.”

They left briskly. Charlie was about to go inside when the driveway filled again, this time with military vehicles. “Army brass,” he recalled.

At dinner that night, Meyer told them: “The Arabs wanted to offer me $250 million to stop today. You and this lovely family can live in peace and prosperity the rest of your days.”

The Army officials, meanwhile, had questioned Meyer about what the foreigners wanted, thinking that a deal might have been struck, Charlie recalled Meyer telling the family.

Meyer discusses the offers in the Clarke documentary.

“Many times over the last decade, I have been offered enormous amounts of money simply to sell out or sit on it … The Arabs have offered me a total of a billion dollars total pay simply to sit on it and do nothing with it.”

Coroner’s report

The Grove City police investigation of Meyer’s death included taped interviews of more than a dozen witnesses.

Absent, however, were audiotapes of the two Belgians, Phillippe Vandemoortele and Marc Vancraeyenest.

The men had agreed to purchase 56 acres along Seeds Road in Grove City. The city had approved a research campus there two months before Meyer’s death.

Lt. Steve Robinette said it’s possible the men’s interviews were not taped.

Calls and e-mails to Vandemoortele and Vancraeyenest for this story were not returned.

The Franklin County coroner ruled that Meyer, who had high blood pressure, died of a brain aneurysm. Absent any proof of foul play, the police went with the coroner’s report.

The only detectable drugs were the pain reliever lidocaine and phenytoin, which is used to treat seizures.

And what became of the dune buggy that captivated a community for at least a few years?

A longtime friend of Meyer’s, who doesn’t want to be named because he fears that people will bother him about the invention, led a reporter to the basement of a property south of Columbus recently.

“I really shouldn’t be showing you this,” he said.

After passing through several darkened rooms scattered with computers and electrical equipment, he opened a door. In the far corner of a garage sat the buggy, its leather seats cracked, its engine partially covered with a cloth.

A decal on the bright red paint declares: “Jesus Christ is Lord.”

Then the man quickly led the way out. Lights went dark. Doors clicked shut.

In his front yard, he sat on a lawn chair and sipped fruit punch. He watched the cars and trucks drive by on the road, burning gasoline.

“Meyer’s death was laced with all sorts of stories of conspiracy, cloak-and-dagger stories.”

Lt. Steve Robinette
lead detective on the case for the Grove City police”His first words were, ‘The Lord sent me here to this home; I’d like to use your home as an experiment.’ ”

Julia Hughes
who was 5 when Meyer moved in with her family and later built an experimental solar silo

August 5, 2011

Harassed Stanley Meyers Associate Steps Forward

An anonymous individual who witnessed the work of water fuel pioneer Stanley Meyers and his associates, discusses Freddy’s cell, free energy, hydroxy, suppression of exotic technologies, and more in a telephone interview with Sterling Allan.

On July 27th of 2011, Sterling Allan of PESN interviewed an anonymous individual, who witnessed the work of the late Stanley Meyers …

During the interview Mr. X said he was employed by a company named Aviation Development that was working with Stanley Meyers to utilize his water fuel technology in aircraft. Mr. X was not directly working on the hydroxy technology but was building airframes for Aviation Development’s aircraft. However, he had the opportunity to get to know many of the people involved in the project, and talked to Stanley Meyer on multiple occasions. In fact, he claims to have seen Stanley Meyers drive his water fueled dune buggy. …

Mr. X claims to have been the individual that received the call at Aviation Development’s shop that Stanley Meyers had been murdered, and he had to start making phone calls to alert other employees. After the incident, he stated that all the companies and individuals involved with Stanley Meyers started being attacked, and companies started getting “busted up.” He indicated one reason for this was the fact that Stanley Meyers had many contracts with military and government organizations, and they wanted control of the technology.

In fact, Mr. X claims that he was a victim of “collateral damage.” Due to his involvement, he was put into prison, then served 30 days in the “nut house” to discredit him. During that time, they accused him of “believing in free energy”, and he had a quarter of a million dollars worth of equipment stolen.

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  1. would love to find someone who could make my car fully hydrogen powered. Is there a person or company who could do this at a reasonable price?

    not as long as the oil co’s are making a profit, own politicians, and have the money to stop it.
    Besides, you can buy your own bottle and some wire etc.. See our page “A Hydrogen Generator You Can Build”.

    • You can already buy hydrogen powered cars, and you can also consult all information on the Meyers patent (which is now public domain). You cannot however pretend away physics. Sorry.

      You and the oil co’s. cannot pretend away electrolysis, sorry.

  2. michael james fair sr

    I started to get very interested in running a engine on water.about six months ago … I’ve been reading watching videos trying to learn and maybe make a system … Plasma rod I like the guy. … am I missing something. … I still do not understand the amp explanation. … I will do my homework first. … ,Lets get it done.

    There are people doing it now. Re-read our “A Hydrogen Generator You Can Build” page and google search to learn enough to understand capacitors and how to build one to specifications. or read our “run your car on vapor” page which may be easier but do not get them confused. Hydrogen and gasoline fumes are totally different.

  3. We are one force, let’s keep trying (the cat is out of the bag, for them too bad) we will be successful AMEN

  4. anyone who says that stanley meyer was a fraud is an arshole. why would the arabs offer him 1 billion dollars? people get mugged for 5$. of course he was murdered. big oil would kill their mothers, if they had to-for money and power, and pollute the whole planet earth even for $100.00.

  5. you saw the video on Youtube how THE SYSTEM order to those pupptes of MythBusters Stanley Mayers invention as LIE. what the Chinese guy intentionally did was distort and wrongly alter Mayer process to show the American Society that the invention does not work? here is the link:
    – Alex Jorge

  6. Does Stan have any patent # on his work? And does anyone know what they are?

  7. I searched youtube [Meyer gegene wfc Naudin] his technology is so real and true that it got patents after proof of concept of working models and is now replicated in France, India England etc.. Why would so many people be invested in to trying to make this a fraud?
    Robert Hedges
    a Water Fuel Cell in action:

    Thank you for introducing us to Jean-Louis Naudin. Here is link directly to his web site:
    despite English not being his first language, (French), he is very much worth investigating.

    Unfortunately “protecting their investment” is no joke. If any one invents something that threatens their business they do whatever it takes, money, lies, tricks, threats…:
    “Big Oil, Big Profits: Industry Tops $120 Billion in profits in 2012”
    Exxon Mobil Corporation 2012 revenue: $453 Billion (almost 1/2 trillion$!)
    British Petroleum Corp. 2012 revenue: $370 Billion
    Chevron Corp. 2012 revenue: $242 Billion
    Perhaps we cannot even imagine that kind of annual income but they can, and it is their intention that no one, no invention, no government, is going to threaten it.

  8. this is very nice invention for present and future for move cars and also convert it’s fuel and also natural no any pollution.
    krunal patel

  9. I’m still looking for a working free energy machine. Most seen free energy videos on youtube are fakes. May be, Stanley Meyers was killed. But if his machine really was working, why nobody has rebuild such a car? I’m convinced, that a lot of freaks have tryed to do so in the last 10 years. If somebody knows good news, please call me. I can publish it in german and russian languages.

    Your attitude, controls your failure to look and to read the pages here.
    “They warned me not to make it too public, because the other inventor got the notice of some oil people from Texas who came up and gave him an offer to assume his invention. He refused. His home and workshop burned down 2 days later! He moved to parts unknown.” – Inventions, pg.1

  10. i have been looking into this stuff and working on my own hydrogen generator but am kinda lacking the voltage and i am in need of a good capacitor design to up my voltage if you could help i would really appreciate it.

  11. I’ve often thought that the way forwards for many cars would be to use a small single cylinder engine running constantly to put power into batteries … as many cars sit in traffic a great deal of time the little engine would have plenty opportunity to power up the batteries.
    Such a car woud not need the expensive super batteries and the manufacturing facilities.

    It has been done and the lawn mower engine gets about 75 mpg:
    Better yet, the Tesla motors sedan, the “S” model, goes about 300 miles on a charge and needs no gasoline engine at all.
    also, read about the discovery that Daniel Dingel’s hydrogen generator can alternately, generate electricity (See our “Daniel Dingel, 1968” page)

  12. Please, I need your help if possible, to make my engine fuel efficient, either whit plans and parts needed or a device whit clear and to the point on how to build and install, your help its highly appreciated, thank you.

  13. Thank you for make compiling this list and discussion of energy efficient engineering devices. I really do believe the US middle class (and much more) is at risk. This is an environmental concern of a relatively high order. The Florida gulf oil disaster is an outcome of the petroleum based world economy which relies on plundering of natural resources for primal need. At this point individuals must be motivated to explore alternative methods of fuel efficiency. The 200 mile per gallon carb is a viable in the short term. Energy devices relying on magnets are limited by
    availability of rare magnetic elements – there is also the high weight factor of magnet motors.
    Radiant Energy has always been and will always be available for use by human being. I think an energy unit utilizing radiant energy which may power the home and industry is within reach. One strategy is to distribute high power radiant energy units to power plants operating with conventional fuel – some conversion work will be necessary. The radiant energy units would replace conventional units – no more coal mining and processing of radioactive material.
    The immediate effect of such a program would be cleaner air and an unblemished wilderness.

    It certainly would. It would be the beginning of a new age.
    We agree totally, Tesla’s knowledge of tapping into the universal radient (electrical) energy is the ultimate solution.
    Thank you for your comments.

  14. This is another of the many men who have been stopped, I had a friend in Southern Cal who built an electric car that got 200 mpg on salad oil. The 1 HP on-board motor continually recharged the batteries. My friend tried to give the technology to Detroit, but none of the auto makers were interested. So, he got investment money to build the cars himself, but our IRS was able to illegally go into his foreign bank account and empty his account. There have been so many episodes like this, and I have no doubt that when Meyer couldn’t be bought, they had him killed.

    There are many documented cases of harassment, arrest, financial-ruin, and murder.
    Can you give any references to any of this – news articles at the time – documented at maybe?

  15. The revelation that the car still exists and can be produced is a vital flaw in the domination plan of the oil dictatorship (remember the WWagon). The Arab leaders might be trying to take over the US army desperatly because of this, they have an awful lot of skeletons in the closet. The King of Belgium betrayed the allies in WWII giving certain victory to Hitler if it wasn’t for the miracle of Dunkirk and the new RAF! Could someone approach the Israeli Army- they will know how to introduce it back into NATO using the right channels.

  16. i want to build one of these things for myself to prove that God is in control

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