Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bruce DePalma and Spinning Fields

The precise application of Newton’s laws … have to be restricted to non-rotating mechanical objects in field-free space. In a gravitational field, the possibility of extraction of greater energy by a new mechanical dimension [rotation] opens up the possibility of an anti-gravitational interaction—Bruce DePalma, March, 1977

Some consider Bruce DePalma a 20th Century “Galileo”; in a single experiment involving rotation and spinning fields, he refuted Newton’s idea of inertia and Einstein’s theories of gravitation. But like many gifted, intuitive and visionary scientists before him, DePalma’s work was met with skepticism and censure by the traditional scientific community. Despite his recognized brilliance and MIT/Harvard background, DePalma’s exotic physics is considered subversive by his mainstream peers and has been ridiculed. It didn’t help that he led an equally exotic life that included experimenting with psycho-active drugs and that he harbored a rather volatile temper. DePalma’s work was applauded by the free energy community; however, he died unexpectedly in his early 60s in 1997 and his theories have remained unverified.

Was DePalma another misguided scientist or a misunderstood visionary? It took twenty years for Lynn Margulis to vindicate her theories and it took over 200 years for Lamarck’s work on soft inheritance to rise victorious from the darkness of scornful condemnation.

DePalma’s experiment with steel balls in 1972 showed that certain physical properties of an object are radically altered—both its mass and inertia—if it is rotated. According to DePalma, rotation produces a force field, specifically around the main axis of the rotating object, that he measured and called a torsion field or spin field. Time-lapse stroboscopic photographs revealed that the steel ball rotating at ~27,000 rpm flew higher and fell faster than the companion ball that was not rotating. DePalma had since conducted experiments on “bodies in rotation” including massive objects (e.g., over 30 lbs), spinning at very high velocities (~7600 revolutions/minute).

The phenomenon that DePalma observed—if verified—refutes Einstein’s theories of gravitation and Newton’s notion of inertia, which state that all objects, no matter what their mass, fall at the same rate because their inertia (the tendency to remain at rest when at rest and the tendency to remain in motion when in motion) is constant. "The behavior of rotating objects is explained simply on the addition of free energy to whatever motion the rotating object is [already] making. [Thus] the spinning object goes higher and falls faster than the identical non-rotating control.”

The phenomenon “presents a dilemma which can only be resolved or understood ... on the basis of radically new concepts in physics,” wrote DePalma in May 1977. Altering the properties of mechanical objects (i.e. changing their inertia) contravenes the conservation of energy, added DePalma, “because we have associated the properties of an object with the space which contains the object. The space which contains the object also contains energy.” DePalma contemplated that “we can attempt to extract the energy without worrying where it came from, or we can attempt to understand physics, ourselves, and the Universe by a new formulation of reality.”

Richard C. Hoagland “DePalma realized that the spinning ball was not about anti-gravity at all. That, instead, it represented a unique window into a far deeper reality ... re the very energy structure of space and time itself and the extraordinary possibilities of extracting that unlimited, free energy via a variety of appropriate technologies,” said Richard C. Hoagland of The Enterprise Mission. “One of our unfinished, on-going discussions (abruptly cut short by Bruce's tragic and untimely death, in 1997 ...) was a resolution of exactly where this free space energy was coming from,” added Hoagland. Perhaps, added Hoagland, " it is not really coming from 3-Space at all—but literally from a higher dimensional reality, made available in this dimension as a propagating torsion field distortion.”

DePalma claimed that the rotation phenomenon and its force field could be used in a number of different ways—the vibrations from the force field can be a cure for cancer; the rotating effect may be harnessed for the creation of an antigravity device and a 200-mile-per-gallon automobile. He suggested that it could eventually produce a world free from hunger, war and poverty. So, what happened?

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Nina Munteanu is an ecologist and internationally published author of novels, short stories and essays. She coaches writers and teaches writing at George Brown College and the University of Toronto. For more about Nina’s coaching & workshops visit Visit for more about her writing.


Jean-Luc Picard said...

I remember rotation in school, how buckets of water could be spun aound!

SF Girl said...

That sounds like fun, Jean-Luc! LOL!