Stanley Meyer

Stanley Meyer – “Water Powered Engine / Car Inventor”

Early History

Stanley Meyer was born one of two twin boys on the 24th of August, 1940. His twin brother’s name is Stephen Meyer.

Stanley Meyer was born and raised on the East Side of Columbus before his family relocated to Grandview Heights where he attended and graduated from High School.

After high school, Stanley Meyer attended Ohio State University briefly before joining the US military.

When remembering their youthful adventures, Stanley’s Brother Stephen recalls, “We were always building things, the toys we had were the ones we created.”

Stanley Meyer was a big man inside and out. He was 6ft 3in and had a voice that boomed like a cannon. He was also charismatic and diplomatic; having no problem conversing with rocket scientists and garbage men alike.

Friends remember him as being slightly eccentric at the time. “Praise the lord and pass the ammunition”, was his favorite phrase.

Stanley once called the Grove City Police Dept. to report as a suspicious package and possible threat. When the police arrived at his home and laboratory on Broadway, they opened the package to find some equipment that Stanley had ordered in the mail.


Stanley Meyer was an accomplished author and held a few important patents in the fields of oceanography, banking systems of validation and cardiac monitoring.

Towards the beginning of 1989, it seems that Stanley Meyer may have been the object of preferential treatment at the patent office as many of his patents were accepted by 1993.

The vast majority of the Patents Meyer received were from the 101 section, meaning that a patent can only be issued after a successful performance.
The patents dispatched to Meyer were completed in only 8 months, which is a considerably short time by anyone’s standards. This indicates a high esteem displayed by the Patent office toward Meyer’s patents. The fact is underscored when you consider that 200,000 patent applications were being processed at this time.

Employment & Business…

Meyer was an employee at the Battelle Foundation in Ohio. Other notable work includes his collaboration with NASA on the Gemini project. He also worked on the Star Wars project and collaborated on the “concept EBED” feeding system for energy.

Along with the help of his brother Stephen, a former electrician technician in the USAF, Stanley Meyer organized an operation in the field of transport and spare parts that was worth several million dollars.

Other Achievements…

Stanley Meyer had an entrepreneurial mind and always used his own cash to finance his projects and scientific work.

Stanley Meyer and the work he accomplished was recognized and awarded by the national and international community who gave him the “Inventor of the Year” honor. Meyer also received much support from Sweden, England and Canada.

“Water Fuel Cell” Technology…

Stanley began to take an increased interest as water as a fuel during the year 1975, the year after the Arab Oil Embargo. Gas prices had skyrocketed leading to mass upset and confusion.

“It became necessary to look for an alternative form of fuel source and the need was very great,” says Meyer in a Documentary covering his work.

The recognition of this need led Meyer to develop the patent he called a “water fuel cell”.

Meyer explained that an ordinary automobile could be retrofitted with a device like this and use water as a fuel source.

The water fuel cell worked by splitting the water into its chemical elements, oxygen and hydrogen. The hydrogen is what could be used to fuel a car and produce energy, and this process reconstituted water molecules.

Meyer said that this process requires less energy to perform the necessary electrolysis than the minimum requirements predicted.

Eye-witness reports say that this US inventor Stanley Meyer had actually developed the electric cell and successfully split water into hydrogen and oxygen atoms that could be used as fuel. Furthermore, the process required much less energy than the electrolytic cell.

The demonstration that Meyer made was in the presence of Admiral Sir Anthony Griffin, a former controller of the British Navy, Professor Michael Laughton, Dean of Engineering at Mary College, and Dr. Keith Hindley, a UK research chemist.

All of these eyewitnesses will attest to the demonstration and that took place at his home in Grove City Ohio and that Stanley Meyer’s system produced more hydrogen/oxygen than can be expected by conventional means.

Stanley Meyer said his invention could do what physicists said was impossible –drive his dune buggy cross country on 20 gallons of tap water and the hydrogen fuel it made.

Despite the euphoria of success, Stanley Meyer suffered various setbacks as well. Despite being kind and generous he also became quite suspicious and paranoid.

He had been hailed in the past as a visionary and genius, yet he would soon be accused of fraud.

Legal Hurdles…

Meyer attracted investors and many believers, but he also attracted the attention of legal trouble.

William E. Brooks was a successful magnate in the aviation business from Anchorage, Alaska. William invested over $300,000 in advancing Meyer’s technology.

Two years after the agreement, the Fayette county Judge found Fraudulent activity in the contract negotiation and the money William E. Brooks invested was returned.

Stanley Meyer was defended by Roger L. Hurley, a former County Judge. Roger Hurley still believes in his innocence. “I would never defend a man, if I believed him to be a crook or bum. I believe he was a good man.”

Meyers Death…

After a lifetime of invention and tinkering, Stanley and his brother were having a dinner and raising glasses with two Belgian Investors at the Cracker Barrel in Grove City.

According to his brother, “Stanley raised a glass of cranberry juice to his lips and took a sip. He suddenly grabbed his throat and bolted from the doors and collapsed to the floor vomiting violently.

His brother rushed to his side and asked what was wrong.

His dying words were “they poisoned me”.

His death at age 57 ended a lifetime of work that could have ended the reliance we place on fossil fuels.

The circumstances of his death have been the subject of discussion and debate ever since. The Grove City Police investigated the case for three months before the coroner’s report decided that the cause of death was a brain aneurysm.

Steve Robinette, the lead detective on the case from Grove City Police said, “Meyer’s death was surrounded by mystery and intrigue. It was one of those cloak and dagger stories.

If Stanley Meyer’s death came as a shock to Stephen, the reaction he got from the two Belgians they had dinner with was even more flabbergasting. Neither had any word to say about the incident when he spoke with them the following day.

Meyers Work Lives On…

Today Meyer and his inventions have received appreciation on many internet sites.

Today, Stanley Meyer is featured on numerous Internet sites. Many of his inventions have been the basis for other scientific discovery.

So far the closest invention to Meyer’s water fuel cell is used to produce HHO, also called Brown’s Gas, this can be injected into the fuel system for improved fuel efficiency.

You can read all about water powered cars from this site.

James Robey is looking to get Stanley Meyer a place in the Kentucky Water Fuel Museum.

Stan Meyer’s Legacy

Much of Stanley Meyer’s inventions lie on the border between science and science fiction.

When he died, Stanley took the secrets of water fuel cells to his death and much of the work was incomplete.

Stanley was the only one who fully understood his groundbreaking research. After seeing the struggle his brother endured, Stephen Meyer is refusing to continue the research.

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