posted on Apr, 21 2007 @ 10:30 AM
The latest issue of the Fortean Times
(222) has an article by Nick Redfern entitled A Close Encounter of the Unscrupulous Kind
It reveals the remarkable story of one Harold Jesse Berney, who in the 1950s told people he was in communication with extraterrestrials. He claimed he
had been to Venus and the Venusians had given him permission to manufacture their devices on Earth. The most important device was the Modulator which
was a kind of ‘free energy’ contraption capable of incredible things including light-speed travel.
The people who Berney shared this information with were sworn to secrecy (think non-disclosure agreement) and asked to invest cash in the future
production of the device. Many thousands of dollars came Berney’s way…
One day Berney’s wife received a letter supposedly from a Venusian man telling her that her husband had been killed in an explosion on Venus. His
wife didn’t believe a word of it and simply thought he had abandoned her. Some time later she received a letter from her husband and in it he told
her that the Venusians had brought him back to life and he was better now.
To cut a long story short investors soon became suspicious, the FBI were alerted and in 1957 Berney was traced, arrested and imprisoned for fraud.
Berney's Modulator was a device, for sure. But it wasn't a physical device, just a subjective device
designed to extract money from gullible
See a report on Berney’s Modulator here:
See Greer’s Energy Anchor here: