The Great Energy Conspriacy
History is filled with tales of conspiracies whether who was really behind JFK 's assassination or what happened at Roswell Area 51 are just some of the most intriguing incidents that have continued to make us all wonder what really happened. But, one of the most relevant ones, relevant, being that what happened in the mid 1920's has a very significant impact to how our energy needs can be achieved now and in the future. What happened just about 86 years ago is a very interesting left out portion of history that today could very well impact everyone's life.
Just what happened some 86 years ago is another interesting story of a revolutionary scientific breakthrough. A breakthrough that was only to be covered up even before Lindbergh made his historic flight. This scientific breakthrough was never to be made available for the general public. A story much like happened to the Tucker Automobile years latter. It all began around 1926 when Charles Lindbergh took up the gauntlet that Raymond Orteig through down. A transatlantic non stop flight between New York and Paris was the challenge. A reward of $25,000 was the prize to the first person to make it to Paris. Charles Lindbergh, already a proficient aviator, knew he could do it but needed a plane specially designed in order to successfully make the journey. They say timing is everything. Well, in Charles Lindbergh's case what happened next upon meeting a little known inventor was to make the seemingly impossible, possible.
It was Lester Hendershoot who at that time was working on a new type of aviation compass when Charles Lindbergh met him. What happened next was to change the course of history. While devising an aviation compass Lester Hendershoot stumbled upon an workable plan for a fuelless motor. With the concepts first developed by Tesla who introduced the idea that the earth is composed of magnetic energy Lester took that concept and probably by sheer luck managed to design a prototype motor using the magnetic energy of the earth.
What makes this piece of history so relevant today is the idea of the earth's magnetic field capable of supplying energy to power mans needs was unheard of back then. But, what is more disturbing is the fact that the fuelless motor was never really promoted as a new source of energy. A cover up to keep the power brokers of oil and coal industries thriving. Here was an alternative energy source that would revolutionize the energy needs of mankind only to be shut down. Luckily, though in the case of Charles Lindbergh when the two got together what Lester Henderstoot developed made powering the Spirit Of St. Louis capable of completing it's journey to Paris.
Just who was Lester Hendershoot and how did he manage to introduce and secure the motor that propelled the Spirit of St. Louis? A specifically designed motor capable of flying some 3000 miles across the Atlantic ocean with out refueling. What history we know is that the Spirit of St. Louis only weighed a little over 2000 lbs. To have enough fuel to make the flight would require an estimated 700 gallons of existing fuel. If we do the math their was no way that plane would have been able to carry all that fuel. The option was in the fuelless motor that Henderstoot developed.
With so much adulation and attention focused on Charles Lindbergh, Lester Henderson for awhile remained and egnigma in the scientific world. When he tried promoting the fuelless motor is when he drifted into obscurity. Their again, like what happens to great inventiors that go up against the power brokers of big oil and energy of the times are either bought off, discredited, or they are never heard from again. For Lester Henderstoot the most likely outcome was that he was bought off with a sizable pay off to just fade away. A very sad end to one of histories and most intriguing inventors whose inventions, that today, could be used to offset the energy needs of mankind.