Arthur’s Mystery Power Source

Does a mineral-rich area in Wales hold the key to an unlimited, free power source? A retired scientist claimed in the 1970s he had found the key to solving the Earth’s fuel problems, only seemingly to be silenced by the Ministry of Defence and disappear from the public eye.

I noticed Arthur’s story in the Fortean Times Archive books, a compendium of past issues full of amazing stories that you may not have heard before. While reading issue 16 of Fortean Times, I stumbled on the story of Arthur Adams and his amazing find the ultimate power source.

7th April 1976, Arthur Adams is a retired ultra-sonic engineer and radiologist who previously worked on Concord (which makes him now about 98 years old if he’s alive) from Ipswich.

Arthur’s hobby was prospecting and he had been testing a new detector that he had designed in the mineral rich area of Mawddach Estuary, North Wales. Here he discovered a strange metal object which he believes could provide endless supplies of electricity. In an interview with the Yorkshire Post, Arthur believed that the metal could “transform dramatically Britain’s energy resources.”

“This substance is a combination of natural elements in a hitherto undiscovered form and which could have taken tens of thousands of years to discover scientifically.”

Arthur says “The energy source he has discovered is like a huge natural battery in the earth — and it has nothing to do with the fusion of zinc and copper.”

“Believe me” he said earnestly “this is big, very big indeed..it can produce a limitless supply of power… it gives off huge voltages and amps and it is self-regenerating…it shouldn’t do, but then it does a lot of things it shouldn’t according to known scientific laws.”

After testing of the metal, Arthur realised he could synthesise the metal.

“You can connect pieces of the metal in a series and get as much power as you like. Believe me, this is very big indeed. It can produce a limitless supply of power. It gives off huge voltages and amps, and is self-generating.”

To protect his findings, Arthur tried to patent his find and a trade name but the Ministry of Defence warned him in writing his find was covered by the Official Secrets Acts.

He received a letter from the MOD warning him under section 18 of the Official Secrets Act (ie publication of inventions likely to be prejudicial to the defence of the realm) not to release the details of the components of the substance nor its location.

“I have analysed it and I know what it is, but for the time being I have been ordered to keep the secret.” Said Arthur.

The Patent Office say that it is standard practice to refer all patents of “defence interest” to the MOD.

Scientists Deny Properties
A spokesman of the Institute of Geological Scientists, who allegedly know every mineral in the British Isles said to the Yorkshire Post “We have not discovered any minerals with these properties. If it is a substance unknown to science it is extremely exciting but we doubt it.”

As one mineralogist said: “It is highly unlikely that he has discovered a new substance — but who knows? Stranger things have happened…”

The Yorkshire Post article then published “But Arthur Adams is unabashed. He is content to await a verdict of the Government scientists.”

And this is where Arthur, his metal and any further news of it disappears from view. The only information available on the internet at the moment is an email from a man who claims to have known Arthur Adams –

Information from a man who knew Adams – 11/05/97
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 1997 12:01:57 +0000
From: Dave Saltrese
Subject: The Ultimate Power Source

As regards to the “Rock,” I have a small piece which was given to me by Len Adams about ten years ago. Who I knew as Len.

He used to call the rock “Why,” it was a bit of a joke, because when he demonstrated it, onlookers would always shout out “Why does it do it?”

To come to the rock material or why, – it is a class of petrovoltaic of which there seems to be quite a few.

I have found Bornite (copper iron sulfide) will give the same results.

Place the rock in dish with a few drops of water, wait for the rock to absorb some of the moisture and it will the act like a battery.

The output power is QUITE LOW – about 100 microamps.

It will run a low inertia motor, it looks impressive but the motor will work on a lemon.

As far as I know Len did not run his TV or radio off the rock, that was media hype.

I was told the rock came more from the mid-Wales end of the country. That would make sense to me as the Bulith Wells area is volcanic and the rock is full of sulphide.

If you would like any more info please let me know. I do research in free energy and have been doing work on the anomalies of planar transistors.

Best Regards – Dave Saltrese

I hope that one day I will be able to track down more information about Arthur Adams and his amazing power source.

If you have further information about Arthur or his “rock” please get in touch, I would love to know!

Through the trees near Caerdeon (M J Richardson) / CC BY-SA 2.0