The Paul Brown SEG Controversy
Paul Brown was well known for his work with nuclear-remediation and
power-technologies, but shortly before his untimely death in 2002 he
released some private notes from the 1980's that revealed that he had built
and constructed a working Searl Effect Generator. His notes contained 700+
pages of material on the SEG, including correspondence with Searl, letters
to parts manufacturers, and extensive handwritten notes on how the SEG was
built. It also contained a set of photos that he'd taken of his prototype
SEG, as well as brochures and news-articles on the Searl Effect spanning a
30-year time period.
Brown did remarkable work on replicating the Searl Effect Generator, but
despite this, all of his experimentation comes down to a single 2-page
The only record of Brown's SEG test-result is a single unsigned-letter
written by him to the stockholders of the Collins Corporation on December
5th, 1986. The source who provided me with this letter indicated that he'd
called Brown and discussed the letter at length, as it details a test in
which the SEG has an output of over "1,000 kilowatts of power!" Thsi source
claims that Brown validated the letter in question, which is the only known
written document in which Brown talks about the actual result of the SEG.
Apparently, the experiment generated enough power that it actually melted
the Nd magnets (with a melting point over several thousand degrees F). As a
result, Brown sought funding to build a second, larger unit, but he did not
succeed due to bad publicity surrounding Searl in the mid-1980's and he was
thus prevented from building another device to test the results.
There are two opposing viewpoints here: one is that the letter is real, and
I trust the source to have told me the truth about Brown confirming the
letter's accuracy. The other source maintains that Brown did build &
successfully test the SEG, but that the letter in question is actually a
hoax perpetrated to show that the device was unstable, when in fact it was
"Low estimates of the electrical power generated solely by the DPU are
40,000 volts at 30 amp, or more than 1,000 kilowatts of power! This is one
megawatt of electrical power from a source the size of a telephone book!"
Paul Brown passed away in the late 2002 as the result of injuries sustained
from a mysterious car-accident. After his death, his notes were released and
compiled as part of an effort to later present his collected works to the
The Dec 5th, 1986 letter to the Collins Co. stockholders was contained among
a box of letters and other artifacts from Brown's research. It appears to be
written by Brown, but this is where the controversy begins.
The original source of this material scanned in the letter in 2000, and
verified that the letter was an accurate representation of Brown's SEG
experiment. This source was close to Brown and spoke with him at length to
verify the validity of this letter a full two years before Brown's death.
The letter itself was faded and yellow -- definitely pre WWW material when
it was created.
Another anonymous source close to Brown maintains that the letter is a fake,
and that Paul Brown collected this merely as evidence that hoaxsters were
using his name on the internet. The letter is unsigned, which has been
claimed as evidence by one expert to indicate that it was not written by
The anonymous source does maintain that Brown constructed the SEG, and also
that he got anomalous results while testing with it, but disputes the
authenticity of the letter, as well as the claim that it produced enough
power to melt the Neodymium magnets.
Who's correct here? Both sources agree that the experiment occurred, and
that it produced real, unexplainable results. The lack of signature on the
letter may either indicate that it wasn't written by Brown, or could
alternatively indicate that it was a carbon-copy of a letter that Brown had
sent that he then kept for his own records.
The reader should keep in mind that the photos shown actually do show a real
SEG that Brown built and tested, and the reader should also note that the
letters were found amoung a compilation of his private notes. Whether the
letter actually was written by him, or was instead a hoax that he collected
may never be known.
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