Thomas Henry Moray

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Thomas Henry Moray (August 28, 1892 - May 1974) was a free energy crank from Salt Lake City, Utah, active in the 1930s. He developed the Moray Valve, a device for extracting "radiant energy" from the "energy waves of the universe," which he thought to be an inexhaustible environmental energy source.[1]

Moray graduated from LDS Business College and studied electrical engineering by correspondence.

In the 1930s, Moray reported that he and his family had been threatened and shot at on several occasions and his lab ransacked to stop his free energy research and public demonstrations.[2] Ray Reece's 1975 book The Sun Betrayed claimed solar energy production was being suppressed by the US governmental bureau allocated to help its development.[3]

Thomas E. Bearden, advocate of scalar waves, is a huge fan of Moray.[2]


Moray demonstrated the Moray Valve in the 1920s. It consisted of a large antenna connected to a complex series of high voltage capacitors, transformers, and semiconductors. He applied for a patent, but it was refused as a perpetual motion machine. Apparently it was destroyed by a hammer-wielding observer in 1939.

His fans claim he invented the transistor before Bell Labs, but refused to sell his technology to corporate interests, fearing its misuse.

A patent was filed on the Moray Radiant Energy device on 13 July 1931. It consisted of a mixture of triboluminescentWikipedia zinc (a semiconductor) and a pellet of radioactive material inside a tube. It was claimed to produce up to 50,000 watts for sustained periods of time.

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Works by Moray[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • GL Johnson, Searchers for a new energy source: Tesla, Moray, and Bearden. Power Engineering Review, IEEE, 1992.
  • Gerry Vassiliatos. Lost Science. Adventures Unlimited Press ISBN 0-932813-75-5, 1999. Chapter 6, "Endless Light: Thomas Henry Moray", pp. 169–224


  1. B. King, Moray (2005). The Energy Machine of T. Henry Moray: Zero-Point Energy & Pulsed Plasma Physics. Adventures Unlimited Press. p. 13. ISBN 978-1931882422. Retrieved 2013-03-21. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Infinite Battery From Tom Bearden's Website (EXCERPTED FROM TOM BEARDEN'S "EXCALIBUR BRIEFING"),
  3. Reece, Ray (1999). The Sun Betrayed: A Report on the Corporate Seizure of U.S. Solar Energy Development (1st ed.). South End Press. ISBN 0-89608-071-4. , page 14-15