Category Archives: Research

Townsend Brown Notebooks Now Online

Back in the 1970s and 1980s a researcher and author  named Willam Moore  — best known as the co-author of such folk-lore as "The Roswell Incident" and "The Philadelphia Experiment" (there, I said it…), wrote a couple of articles about … Continue reading

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A Personal Note From The Rabbit Hole

I’m sorry there is no new “chapterette” (as one reader called them – OK, so I’m not Tolstoy…) to post to the website this week. After the last two installments, after going a little deeper into Townsend Brown’s work and … Continue reading

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First Patent Drawings Discovered

Andrew Bolland has just sent us some photographs that he took back in 1988 of what appear to be the very earliest hand-drawn renderings of the illustrations that found their way into the 1927/28 patent discussed in Chapter 20.  There … Continue reading

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Another “Missing Persons” APB

Posting these "missing persons" alerts seems to be working.  I’ve posted a couple of messages here that mention people who might be able to help us unravel some of the many mysteries of Townsend Brown’s life, and so far the … Continue reading

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The Paternity of the Ionic Breeze, Part 2:

The case of the Shut-Down Project, Ion Propulsion, and Credit Where It is Due. In fairness to the inventors, developers, manufacturers and marketers of the Ionic Breeze air purifiers, I thought it would be appropriate to speak to Jim Lee, … Continue reading

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The Paternity of the Ionic Breeze – Part 1

Readers who have been following faithfully along with the draft online publication of Defying Gravity: The Parallel Universe of T. Townsend Brown will hopefully recall how this project began:  In the summer of 2002, I received an anonymous e-mail which … Continue reading

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New Links Section: This Week’s Reading

Today I’m launching a new section to this site, "This Week’s Reading." I’ve scanned, skimmed, and read a ton of material in the course of researching and writing this book over the past three years.  I have an enormous range … Continue reading

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The Electric Sun

The word "plasma" comes up a lot in The Parallel Universe of T. Townsend Brown, though the word can seem to have myriad uses.  Here’s an article that postulates that the sun and stars are not deep-space nuclear fusion reactors … Continue reading

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Another “Missing Person”

I was just thumbing through some of Townsend Brown’s correspondence from the last year of his life, and  found a letter he wrote to somebody named Josh Reynolds on April 4, 1984.  I’m familiar with the name, as I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Anybody Seen This Unit ?

Chapter 2: No Moving Parts introduces Townsend Brown’s electrostatic fan/loudspeaker, which eventually became the Sharper Image Ionic Breeze Air Purifier (that reminds me, I need to clean mine…). The unit described in this paragraph was taken to California, and reappears … Continue reading

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