A Wells inventor has put together a machine that he claims is the first step in creating free energy from perpetual motion.
He says it produces more power than it consumes.
But the patent office will not register the design – because if it works, it breaks the laws of physics.
The machine, largely created out of leftover bicycle parts and a windscreen-washer motor uses high-powered magnets and a series of flywheels to apparently create energy from gravity.
A tiny amount of power is provided by the washer motor, using a rubber band cut from a bicycle inner tube.
The flywheels keep turning, even though it would seem impossible for the motor to move the weight of the machine.
Its designer, who wants to remain anonymous, says that it is the design of the magnets and the flywheels that makes it work.
And he claims a commercial version of the invention, around the same size as a washing machine, could produce enough power to run a house, virtually free of charge and could be installed anywhere without the need for a power source, which would make it invaluable in isolated locations.
Each flywheel would become its own electricity generator, and he says that to make more power all that is need is to add more rotors.
The designer said: "The Alpha Omega Galaxy Freefall Generator (AOGFG) is a different eco-friendly way of producing electricity.
"The system functions as a large flywheel. Power can be generated without bio-hazards which in turn produce no harmful by-products.
"A small amount of external input is required to activate and control the system.
"This can be provided from any source such as battery, solar power or hydro power. Once operating, the external energy input can be supported by power generated and harnessed from the system itself.
"It does not need to be stationary in order to function and therefore can also be used to power, or support the powering of any type of water vessel, land vehicle or aviation machine; it can provide a solution for most energy requirements."
The designer claims that adoption of the AOGFG to produce energy for heating, lighting and power would drastically reduce emissions.
Lower energy costs would be incurred by companies lowering overall production costs therefore allowing an increase in production and enable companies to become more globally competitive.
He added: "We have already received keen interest from companies in the Far East and Europe, but would prefer for the initial production of these innovative products to benefit the UK.
"We are still in the early stages, and hope that local UK based manufacturing companies will be interested and approach us with a view to helping bring these products to market.
"Clean energy offers significant economic benefits. From manufacturing development to the support of related industries, clean energy builds new economic opportunities and creates a significant number of local jobs."
Its designer is looking for a supplier of low speed generator units suitable for use with the machine and precision engineers with the skills needed to create the components needed to improve the machines efficiency.
Anyone who would like to get involved with the project should contact gravity_free_energy email@example.com .
While the patent office will register different parts of the AOGFG, they won't allow the machine as a complete item to be patented.
Because it is claimed it produces more energy than it consumes, it is considered to be a perpetual motion machine which is the holy grail of scientists the world over.
The patent office will not allow patents on perpetual motion machines as they break the first law of thermodynamics. This states that energy can be changed from one form to another, but cannot be created or destroyed.
Engineers all over the world have created machines that they claim break this law – the machines, gathered together under the title Over Unity devices, appear to create their own power.
But so far no-one has been able to produce a machine that, as well as appearing to power itself, can power anything else.
The Wells Journal has seen the machine in action, and it does appear to work. The tiny motor should not be powerful enough to keep the machine turning once it is started with a light push – but it does..
Can you explain why the machine works, or why it couldn't produce enough power to run itself? Email wells@mid somnews.co.uk with your explanations.
You can see a short video of the machine in action at www.thisissomer set.co.uk.