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The Story Of Otis Carr: The Man Who Invented An Anti-Gravity "Flying Saucer"

Updated: Jan 27

The story of the late Otis Carr, a man who invented a flying saucer capable of antigravity travel based on his learnings from Nikola Tesla. Full length interview with Ralph Ring, the man who flew 10 miles at the speed of light in Carr's OTC-XI spacecraft.

Otis T. Carr claimed to have produced a working and functioning flying saucer using anti-gravity
Otis T. Carr claimed to have produced a working and functioning flying saucer using anti-gravity

In the history of mankind there have been very few people who have attempted to help the world without looking at making any form of profit for their work.


After the late, great, Nikola Tesla, an engineer from Baltimore called Otis T. Carr was one of the only remaining people who believed in the free energy concept of Tesla. He wanted to manufacture a spacecraft that could be powered by free energy and take humans to the Moon and further away planets.


He was a protégé of Tesla, and their friendship lasted until the great inventor died in 1943, by the late 1950s he had produced a number of fully functional "flying saucers."


Carr was born in West Virginia in 1904, where he left school at the age of 13 and self-educated himself. It was in 1925, whilst working as a hotel clerk that he first met Nikola Tesla.



The two men would have deep discussions about the developments in technology and discussed the way energy was, and could be produced. Carr, who reportedly discovered free energy was completely inspired by Tesla.


During an interview with the New York Herald Tribune in 1911, Nikola Tesla Said:


“My flying machine will have neither wings nor propellers. You might see it on the ground and you would never guess that it was a flying machine. Yet it will be able to move at will through the air in any direction with perfect safety.”

Tesla had numerous barriers thrown at him that prevented him from converting his ideas into a reality, ranging from budget issues to political problems. However, Carr claimed to have achieved harnessing power from gravity and built a spacecraft using this knowledge.


In the 1950s, Otis T. Carr was looking for investors to bring his free energy program and flying saucers idea into reality. He became friends with a man called Ralph Elsmo, from Baltimore, who owned an advertising enterprise.


After hearing about the ideas that Carr had, Elsmo offered him a place to develop his inventions using Nikola Tesla's technology. He later started up "OTC Enterprises Inc."


By 1957, Carr was being promoted by advertisers and labelled as the greatest scientist, and was named as a creator of the solution to power sources and free energy produced by the "Carrotto Gravity Motor."


Certainly his most controversial invention was powered by the Utron Electric Accumulator, which was described as a fourth-dimensional space vehicle or the OTC-X1 spacecraft, in other words, a flying saucer.


OTC-XI prototype
OTC-XI prototype

Carr would not have been able to develop this technology if it was not for the ideas that Nikola Tesla shared with him about antigravity propulsion years before. In 1958, Carr claimed to have manufactured anti-gravity technology that could be applied to a spacecraft.


He was seeking funding of around $20,000,000 to construct manufacturing facilities as well as a fully operational OTC-XI flying machine, that he claimed would be able to fly to the Moon or any other planet within our solar system.


Carr even pitched his OTC-XI concept to the Pentagon. The Pentagon actually sent a team to investigate Carr's offer, they visited his office in Baltimore but claimed his model was useless.


The OTC-XI design concept
The OTC-XI design concept

In 1958, the FBI started an investigation into Otis Carr's new spacecraft model, they claimed that they were concerned that his invention might attract interest from the Soviet Union, but someone tipped them off about apparent criminal activity. Carr was accused of selling some unregistered stock.


During Project Camelot, Otis Carr, and technician Ralph Ring had been working together on the design of the future, manufacturing flying saucers. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the two men built a flying saucer that was powered by rotating electromagnets in conjunction with a number of small, ingenious capacitor-like devices called "Utrons." They produced several small-sized crafts and a 45-foot vehicle that they claimed flew 10 miles at the speed of light.


Ralph Ring said:

“I was with two other engineers when we piloted the 45′ craft about ten miles. I thought it hadn’t moved – I thought it had failed. I was completely astonished when we realized that we had returned with samples of rocks and plants from our destination. It was a dramatic success. It was more like a kind of teleportation.”
“You must always work with Mother Nature. Force is never necessary. The laws of the physical universe are really very simple,”

Otis Carr went onto say, "Any vehicle accelerated to an axis rotation relative to its attractive inertial mass, immediately becomes activated by free-space energy and acts as an independent force."


Full Length Presentation By Ralph Ring On His Experience With The OTC-XI


On April 15, 1959, hundreds of people gathered in anticipation in Oklahoma city for the planned flying saucer launch of Otis Carr. They had been invited to witness the launch of his 45-foot craft, that he said would rise 400-600 feet in the air. The launch however, was postponed as Carr was taken into hospital after being diagnosed with a lung haemorrhage.


Two World War II veterans and US army officers, Wayne Aho and Daniel Fry offered their assistance to Carr to keep his project running. Carr claimed that on December 7, 1959, his spacecraft would launch for the Moon.


In 1959, Otis Carr, received a US patent, No. 2.912.244 for a project of OTC-X1 spacecraft, despite the fact that the United States Patent and Trademark Office had not recognised the idea of "perpetual motion machines."


In 1960, Otis Carr was found guilty of selling unregistered stock in Oklahoma and in the following January he was charged with fraud of $50,000. He was handed a 14 year prison sentence. During this time his lab was destroyed and all of his prototypes were ceased by the government.


His colleagues were told they were forbidden to have any further contact with each other. Following his release, Carr lived in Pittsburgh until his death in 1982, continuing to try and get investment into his technology.


Otis Carr was left broke at the end of his life, with nothing left but a brilliant mind and his ideas, many people believe him, and others like him, such as Nikola Tesla were victims of the government and other forces that opposed the idea of free energy. Is that the case? We will let you decide.


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