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UFO Engine Construction Manual
Peston Dennett

Preston Dennett has worked as a carpet cleaner, bookkeeper, landscaper, singer, actor, writer, radio host, TV consultant, teacher, UFO researcher, ghost hunter and more, but his favorite job is writing speculative fiction stories and books about UFOs and the paranormal.

He has sold dozens of stories to various venues including Andromeda Spaceways, Black Treacle, Grievous Angel, The Future Embodied Anthology, Perihelion, Sci-Phi Journal, Stupefying Stories, T. Gene Davis’s Speculative Blog and many others.

He has earned eleven honorable mentions in the Writers of the Future Contest, and has also written 18 non-fiction books and more than 100 articles. He spends his days looking for new ways to pay his bills, and his nights exploring the farthest reaches of the Universe. He currently resides in a crowded suburb outside of Los Angeles, CA.

Through a series of fascinating case studies by recognized researchers in the field, Preston Dennett explores the seeming obsession of UFO aliens to convey important information to humans, including the secrets of an unlimited power source or UFO engine.



UFO Engine Construction Manual

By Preston Dennett


When someone is taken onboard a UFO, the most common experience (according to several studies) is being physically examined. Following that is being given some type of message, usually warnings of ecological or environmental disaster, messages involving healing or spirituality. Finally -- and most importantly here -- they give information about alternative energy sources.

In fact, in many cases, the ETs not only impart information about alternative energy, they sometimes take the amazed abductee on a tour of the engine room, and then proceed to explain how their engines actually work! This alone is amazing enough. Even more remarkable is that some of these abductees return from their experiences not only with a comprehension of how the UFOs fly around, but are inspired to build their own free-energy UFO-engine.

As preposterous as this sounds, enough cases are now on record to merit a serious investigation. Take the following from longtime researcher Jacques Vallee.

Writes Vallee, “My first meeting with the woman I shall call Helen took place after she called to tell me about a particular motor she wanted to build…she told me she was bent on solving the energy crisis by building a new type of engine.”

Helen told Vallee that her obsession with building this motor was triggered by an abduction experience. Around 3:00 a.m. one morning in the summer of 1968, Helen and three friends were driving from Lompoc to Los Angeles in California when they saw a “white light” appear on the horizon. As it approached, the light turned at right angles and darted around at high speed. They talked excitedly when suddenly it came right toward them. Says Helen, “It came up over the car and in front of us, maybe 100 to 200 feet above the ground, and it was, I would say, about six lanes of the freeway in width. It was white, and it showed a very beautiful kind of glow. I seem to remember some kind of windows, but I really couldn’t be sure. It didn’t make any noise.”

Without warning, the craft emitted four conical beams of light, one striking Helen, and the other three targeting her friends. Helen recalled being sucked up into the ship while her physical body remained in the car. The next thing she knew, she was being returned to the car along with her friends in the same manner.

Later she underwent hypno-regression. Writes Vallee, “During that session, she remembered going on board the ‘saucer’ and observing its propulsion mechanism. She met a man dressed in white, who showed her the amazing motor she is now determined to build.”

Vallee interviewed Helen’s friends and confirmed the incident, but ultimately, he remains skeptical of the ET theory and the motor. “It has become a central point for her,” he writes, “the goal of her entire life. Yet the motor she wants to build could never run, physically, at least in the way she explains it.”1

Despite Vallee’s skepticism, several cases have surfaced in which people have, in fact, built such motors, with some remarkable results.

In 1988, horror novelist Whitley Strieber stunned the world with his revelation that he was a UFO abductee. His experiences, he said, began as a young child and continued his entire life. Strieber only became aware of his experiences as an adult, following a dramatic encounter in his home in upstate New York. Following this, he examined his past and discovered a lifetime of contact.

He located a childhood friend who reminded him about the time Strieber had built an engine based on instructions from the ETs. Writes Strieber, “When we were thirteen, I apparently announced to him that ‘spacemen’ had taught me how to build an antigravity machine, which I was constructing in my bedroom. This was in the summer of 1958. I do not remember the genesis of the machine, but I certainly remember building it. There was no magic to the thing; it was only an assembly of electromagnetics taken from old motors. The supposed antigravity effect was based on a principal of counterrotation.”

Despite the engine’s simplicity, the machine had an interesting effect. Writes Strieber, “When I plugged my assemblage in, there was a great buzzing, the electromagnet at the core of the thing whirled madly, and the lights in the house began to pulsate. The whole thing whined and fluttered. There were showers of sparks. Parental cries of alarm rose from downstairs. As the machine destroyed itself, the pulsation of the lights became a dimming, until the bulbs glowed orange-red. Then they burst to blazing life, a good number of them blowing out in the process.”

Strieber pulled the plug and ran downstairs in fear. He told nobody except his friend. The next day, still unnerved by the incident, he was “seized with a fierce urge to get away from the house.” He went to his grandmother’s home in the country.

That afternoon, Strieber’s bedroom caught fire and burned down that wing of the house, an event he blames on his antigravity machine.

Strieber later discovered that other abductees have experienced similar obsessions with building antigravity engines. He writes of a man who was given “detailed instructions about how to build a motor of this sort.”

The case is strikingly similar to his own and others. Writes Strieber, “The man was given the instructions during an abduction experience during the fifties, and claims that he was told that he wouldn’t remember a thing until 1985, when he suddenly found his mind full of richly detailed plans. The exact sizes of the electromagnets and their distances from one another were explained, and there was much about the materials to be used. Not having seen these plans, I cannot evaluate them other than to comment that the idea that counterrotating magnets of any kind would produce any unusual energies at all flies in the face of modern magnetic theory. But he claims that when he built this device, all the metal objects in his barn were instantly pulled toward it and he was knocked out by a flying automobile engine. The next day the barn burned down to the ground in an unexplained fire.”2

Another case comes from leading UFO abduction researcher, Yvonne Smith C.Ht, who worked with two brothers, John and Jessie Long, both of whom have experienced ET abductions. After going under hypnosis, one of the brothers, John, became obsessed with inventing magnetic motors.

Despite having only a high-school education, John had always been interested in mechanics. Following his regressions, his interest soared, and he began to educate himself about electromagnetism.

Soon, ideas for new magnetic inventions poured into his mind. May 9, 2002, Long filed a patent for a device he calls a “magnetically coupled dangling apparatus.”

According to the patent abstract #6781270, the invention is “an apparatus for producing magnetically induced movement of a second member in relation to a first member.” The device, like the other cases, uses the premise of rotating magnets.

July 1, 2004, Long filed patent #6879076 for an “ellipsoid generator.” According to the abstract, the invention is “a dynamoelectric device that is highly adaptable to a broad range of applications while providing robust output and energy conversion.” In other words: a magnetic motor.

Following these inventions, Long became inspired to build what he calls a “magnetic eccentric drive.”

Says Long, “I think it was an article about problems concerning different types of motions, random motion, into electrical power very easily, mechanically. So this is really most of what all this stuff is, is a way to convert motion and produce energy without having to have a gearbox. In fact, one type of motion can be converted into another type of motion without physically touching each other. And I just got hooked on that, and I just kind of obsessed with it. You can theoretically have an engine out there that would last indefinitely because you’d have no wear and tear on parts, because they don’t actually touch each other.”

When Long filed his patent for his magnetic eccentric drive, he received a puzzling response. His request was denied, and he was told his patent would be provisional for twelve months, during which time his device would be reviewed. Apparently Long had stumbled into an area involving secret research. He was told that within six months he might receive “an Order of Secrecy” and that he would have to inform them of anyone who had seen or been told of his invention.

Long learned that if his invention was declared Secret, it could be legally taken from him by the government and used for their own purposes. He decided to take action to prevent this.

Says Long, “I did a ‘back-door’ on the Patent Office as follows: I dissected the entire thing, split it into more than one patent, and filed again under a different title as separate applications, which it now is. ‘Magnetic Eccentric Drive’ is now ‘Radical Magnetic Cam.’ Two more applications will follow to reconnect the original in its previous form. There is more than one way to skin a cat.”

Like other abductees, Long describes himself as “obsessed” and “driven.” He believes that an ET implant he was given during a childhood abduction is responsible for feeding him information about advanced electromagnetic devices. Says Long, “I keep coming up with new devices faster than I can apply for patents. I routinely do patent searches to see what has been done before with magnets and can’t believe a lot of these things have either never been done before or are in forms that show a total misunderstanding of magnetic fields. Looks like I have lots of work to do still. Maybe I’ll come up with the ‘holy grail’ of physics: over-unity, free energy. The first and second laws of thermodynamics need a good kick in the butt from what I can tell.”3

While most of these cases come from average citizens, a few involve people uniquely qualified to act on the information they have been given, as in the following:

“I swear to you, what I am about to share with you is truth,” writes Virgil E. Atkinson, a military officer stationed at Port Hueneme Naval Base in California. While in the military, Atkinson claims to have experienced multiple encounters with apparent extraterrestrials.

In 1956, Atkinson and a girlfriend were driving through Santa Monica, California on their way to Port Hueneme when he stopped the car to give a ride to two young sailors hitchhiking. He asked them where they were headed.

“The Coos Head Naval Facility, in Charleston, Oregon,” one of them replied. Atkinson hadn’t heard of this facility, which was in fact, newly commissioned.

A few miles down the road, he arrived at his turn-off and pulled over to let the sailors exit. He had just gotten back on the road and turned the corner when he came upon a large UFO hovering over the center of the road just ahead.

Atkinson drove up to it, when it disappeared. He continued driving, and looking back in his mirror, saw that the UFO had reappeared and was now following them. Atkinson was about to stop when his girlfriend dropped to the floor of the car and began sobbing in fear. He continued driving, and the UFO followed close behind. As they approached the lights of Oxnard, the object ascended at a forty-five-degree angle and disappeared into the night sky.

Atkinson called the police and reported the sighting. He felt certain that the sailors and the UFO they had seen were somehow connected, and wonders if the “sailors” were what they appeared to be.

Strangely, one year later, Atkinson found himself assigned to the newly commissioned Coos Bay facility. While at the base, he had another encounter with what he believes were human-looking extraterrestrials.

Early one morning, he woke up to find himself lying on a waist-high gurney, surrounded by four men wearing blue jumpsuits. Although he had no idea how he had gotten there or what was happening, he felt strangely relaxed. His head rested on some sort of “pillow” which was able to transform his thoughts into images on a sort of computer screen.

Writes Atkinson, “One of the men questioned me about the spinning gyro and what I understood about it. Instantly an image appeared on the screen. Now I did not feel so relaxed, and I tried not to cooperate. The ‘men’ looked at each other, and I sensed the session was over, whatever it had been. The next thing I remember was waking in my bunk wondering what had just happened. I did not mention this encounter to anyone as I did not want to appear as unstable working on this base.”

Atkinson was puzzled by the incident, and didn’t know what to make of it. He spent the next thirty years in naval service, working on secret projects, and retired in 1988.

Atkinson believes that the men he encountered were extraterrestrials, and that the purpose of the encounter was to place information into his subconscious about how to build free-energy motors.

Writes Atkinson, “There were many things revealed to me.... I found myself attempting to make a working motor with internal push. This idea had floated around in the dark recesses of my subconscious for years. I was basically experimenting with odds and ends, with material which was on hand around the house. I knew what I wanted to build, but was not entirely certain just how to get to the end result. After several days and many failures, a small model of the motor began to take shape.”

It was while he was working on this strange motor in his small home-shop that Atkinson had another bizarre encounter. A well-dressed, middle-aged man walked into his backyard. Atkinson exited his shop, closing the door behind him, and went to meet him.

Writes Atkinson: “I said hello and could I help him. He looked at me, and I knew at once he worked with computers. As we stood together, my thoughts returned to the encounter in 1958 at Coos Head Naval Facility. Without saying another word, I smiled and he pointed to my shop door. I knew he was well aware of what I was working on. He left the backyard, and I never saw him again.

While Atkinson’s claims may sound spectacular, the proof is in the pudding. Writes Atkinson, “Since that time at Coos Head, I have obtained a United States patent for a vehicle that operates using harmonics. Furthermore, I have just recently invented and made a working model of the world’s first hybrid boat motor [that] runs on a sound wave. This motor has no mechanical propeller and will not harm aquatic life.”

Atkinson is convinced that his inventions were inspired from his bizarre experience at Coos Bay.4



As we have seen, Atkinson’s case is far from unique. More cases of ET-inspired inventions could be listed, but what are we to make of them?

Are ETs truly teaching people how their ships work and even how to build a UFO engine? According to the above accounts, the answer is yes! The theme of rotating magnets and electromagnetic fields runs through nearly all the accounts. While some are better verified than others, they are all similar enough to present a fairly accurate picture. When the information from different cases matches up so closely with each other, it’s difficult to ignore the fact that something is going on here. Over and over again, the ETs are saying that the answer lies with magnetics.

Putting aside the alleged accounts of reverse-engineered UFO technology within the “secret government,” nobody has built a flying saucer yet. At least not publicly. Perhaps this is the reason for the accounts. If our government already has this technology and is not releasing it, then why not go directly to the people and tell them yourself?

Whatever the reason, according to the accounts, ETs seem to be intent on educating humanity in a number of ways, from warnings of environmental disaster to how to build your very own free-energy motor. And with so many accounts already in circulation, it’s only a matter of time before somebody succeeds.



1.  Vallee, Jacques. Dimensions: A Casebook of Alien Contact. New York: Contemporary Books, 1988, pp6-9.

2.  Strieber, Whitley. Communion: A True Story. New York: Beech Tree Books, 1988, pp116-118.

3.  Smith C.Ht., Yvonne R. Chosen: Recollections of UFO Abductions through Hypnotherapy. Harbor City, CA: Backstage Entertainment, 2008, pp159-164.


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