T. Henry Moray

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T. Henry Moray
Born 28 August 1892(1892-08-28)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Died 18 May 1974 (81)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Religion Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
Known for Moray Radiant Energy Device

Thomas Henry Moray (August 28, 1892 - May 18, 1974) was an American inventor who worked on methods of extracting radiant energy from the environment, including development of what he called the Moray Radiant Energy Device (or Moray valve).

Government Investment

Moray's efforts drew the interest of the United States Rural Electrification Administration in 1939, who employed him as a power consultant (at $25 a day) for two years, in addition to providing him with laboratory equipment. In a report on Moray, he was described by R.E.A. engineer Franklin P. Wood as "unfathomable" and "an unmitigated ass, crackpot, nitwit, religious fanatic, essentially honest, and unable to originate or perpetuate a hoax or fraud. In some inexplicable way, he has, I believe, stumbled on something that he himself cannot understand, but which, if it is all he thinks, will more profoundly affect the human race than anything else discovered in history. He is stubborn beyond reason and believes that it is a revelation from heaven and that in the Lord's own time, which may be any time now, the Lord will tell him how to bring it out. Meanwhile, in Frazier's picturesque language, the Lord has told him to do as he damn pleases."[1]

The financing of Moray and similar fringe inventors drew ridicule during government hearings into the R.E.A. in 1944, particularly from Rep. Charles Halleck, a Republican Congressman from Indiana (2nd District) and NRCC chairman.[2][3] At these hearings, Moray's work was compared to that of "Count" Juan J. Tomadelli, who had recently been convicted of mail fraud in relation to his claimed invention of an incandescent light bulb that was powered by energy drawn from the atmosphere.[4]

For his part, Moray accused Felix J. Frazer, his R.E.A. liaison, of smashing his radiant energy device with a hammer in an apparent bid to force Moray to cooperate with the government.[5]

Selected Bibliography

  • Moray, T. H. (1945), Radiant Energy: For Beyond the Light Rays Lies the Secret of the Universe: the Evolution and Transmutation of the Atom, Salt Lake City, Utah: Research Institute, Inc. 
  • Moray, T. H., A Brief Analysis of the Moray Radiant Energy Device: What It Is, Possibilities, Testimonies, Salt Lake City, Utah 
  • Moray, T. H. (1959), Photo Actinia Oxygen Therapy by Electric Reaction, Salt Lake City, Utah: Research Institute, Inc. 
  • Moray, T. H. (1960), The Sea of Energy in Which the Earth Floats: For Beyond the Light Rays Lies the Secret of the Universe : the Evolution of Energy and Matter, Salt Lake City, Utah: Research Institute, Inc. 
  • Moray, T. H.; Moray, John E. (1964), Recovery of Minerals from Low Grade Ore by High Energy Bombardment, Salt Lake City, Utah: Research Institute, Inc. 


  1. "Radiant Energy", Administration of Rural Electrification Act, Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, U.S. Senate, Seventy-Eighth Congress, 3, Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944, p. 1344-1345, 
  2. "2 Hired by REA to Develop Perpetual Motion Devices; Senate Testimony Cited to Prove Electrification Group Ignores Immutable Physics Laws", Pittsburgh Press: 10, 13 Dec. 1944, 
  3. "Perpetual Motion QUEST IN AMERICA", Kalgoorlie Miner (Kalgoorlie, Australia): 5, 15 Dec. 1944, 
  4. Administration of R.E.A., 1944, p. 1372, 
  5. Moray, John E. (2012), The Sea of Energy in Which the Earth Floats, p. 224,