Met Lee DeForest
||California Institute of Technology|
First ideas about gravitational radiation
Rejected by Robert Millikan
Met Paul Biefeld
||TTB courts Josephine Beale|
|September 8, 1928
||TTB and Josephine marry|
|November 15, 1928
||Cellular gravitator patent|
||Early married life|
Experiments with L. K. Brown
Stock Market crash
Eldridge Johnson endowment to University of Pennsylvania for medical research
||"How I Control Gravitation"|
Science and Invention magazine
|October 29, 1929
||stock market crash
|December 4, 1929
||TTB writes to Navy|
|June 24-25, 1930
||TTB demonstration for General Motors|
||affidavit from Paul Biefeld about rotating Biefeld-Brown effect and sidereal fluctuations|
||TTB in the Navy - active duty|
|September 3, 1930
||TTB enlists in Navy at Cleveland, Ohio, basic training at Great Lakes Training Station|
|November 22, 1930
||TTB is Honor Recruit, candidate for San Diego Navy Radio Training School|
TTB is given orders to Naval Research Laboratory
|February 26, 1931
||TTB donates equipment to NRL|
|3 March 1931
||TTB is assistant to officer in charge of radio school|
|March 16, 1931
||TTB reports to NRL Anacostia, DC|
||TTB is offered position on S-48 Vening Meinesz Navy-Princeton Gravity Expedition
to West Indies, or Admiral Byrd's International Polar Expedition to Point Barrow, Alaska.
Chooses S-48. "Superior skills as a lab man". Rank: Seaman First Class.|
|February 3, 1932
||Earthquake in Santiago, Cuba. TTB rescues Vening Meinesz from rubble Other person
helping in the rescue was a companion Harry Hess. future name in sonar development and Undersea explorations.
7 February - 17 March 1932 - S-48 gravity cruise, Cuba-Miami. Future admiral Hyman Rickover on board.|
||TTB assigned to Physical Optics Division, recommended for higher pay scale|
||Letter exchange, infighting over TTB's science posting. NRL personnel want him with them,
Senators write on his behalf, Bureau of Navigation wants him to serve sea time, TTB proposes
"mechanical reaction on fluids" study, Chief of Bureau of Engineering overrules Navigation|
|January 23 - early March 1933
||Johnson-Smithsonian Deep Sea Expedition on Eldridge Johnson's yacht Caroline.
TTB is radar/sonar operator. First called 'Dr Brown'. Docks at Nassau, William Stephenson
believed to have met TTB. Meets Florence Douglass. Expedition terminated due to financial
panic over FDR's 'Bank Holidays'.
|February 20, 1933
||Orville Brown, 72, falls or jumps out a window - Brown family fortune almost all gone|
||TTB promoted to Lieutenant (junior grade)|
||TTB dismissed from active duty status owing to Navy budget cutbacks. Senator Robinson appeals on his behalf but is not successful.|
||TTB inactive from Navy "pending establishment of Gravity Section of Hydrographic Office, special projects in relief work, harbour protection
on Lake Erie"|
||(via Morgan) TTB demonstrates something at Nassau for Alfred Loomis and British Admiralty
Loomis later continues development of instruments|
|13 March 1934
||son Joseph Brown born|
|1 March 1936
||TTB recruits for covert-sounding Dutch East Indies "scientific" expedition. Sidereal investigations continue - Fleming, Gish, Miller,
|Spring 1936 - May 1937
||TTB and Josephine develop Hawthorne farm into Hawthorne Pool|
|24 December 1936
||TTB finger amputation reported after "accident at Wise Foundry"|
|3 December 1937
||TTB and Josephine divorce|
||Townsend Brown Foundation set up|
|22 March 1938
||TTB requests housing for instruments at Denison, Denison trustees decline|
||TTB active in Navy again|
||TTB applies for full Lieutenant|
|20 June - 30 September 1938
||TTB on USS Nashville shakedown cruise and "goodwill tour" -
Carribbean, Philadelphia, France, Germany, Sweden, England.
Loads $50 million of gold bullion in Portsmouth, for Chase Manhattan bank in New York.|
|10 June 1939
||TTB reports he has built a sidereal radiation detector for University of Pennsylvania|
|1 September 1939
|1938 - 1940
||Josephine serves at Bethesda Hospital as a nurse, then works as a courier in Washington DC
for William Stephenson via Evelyn McBarnet|
|10 June 1940
||TTB reports job as materials and processing engineer for Glenn Martin in Baltimore, flying boats|
|19 September 1940
||TTB and Josephine remarry. Josephine is District Supervisor of WPA houskeeping aid project|
|1 October 1940
||31 March 1941 - TTB reports occupation as acoustic and magnetic mine sweeping and design|
|7 December 1941
||USA enters WW2|
||TTB is Radio Officer, Ship's Service Officer and Educational Officer at Atlantic Fleet Radar School
|28 July 1942
||TTB ordered to ship equipment to Radar School|
|30 September 1942
||TTB resigns from Navy "to avoid court martial"|
||TTB moves into Wonderland Drive, Los Angeles and starts work at Vega (Lockheed). Working with Bradford Shank sometime here
|1 December 1942
||Vega notebook - UHF antenna and 'Structure of Space'|
|12 April 1945
||FDR dies, TTB immediately called into occupied Germany to retrieve technology for Caroline/Nassau, Halifax bomber NA337, Accompanied by
Twigsnapper/O'Riley/Boston as bodyguard (associated with John Godfrey's 30th Assault Unit?), Suggestion that the rumours of underground
Nazi research facilities in Bavaria were true, Crosses path with Howard Campaigne's US Army TICOM unit, and Robert Sarbacher's unit working
for British Director of Naval Intelligence, Shot in the lung during botched scientist retrieval. Unnamed German scientist is dead.
Convalesces at a classified US Army hospital in the UK near Farm Hill, Sarbacher and O'Riley rescue Richard Miethe from Soviet
internment camp with Hans Von Luck's assistance.|
||Laguna Beach, Los Angeles
||Sometime here Bradford Shank produces very early anti-nuclear documentary "Where Will You Hide?"|
||Josephine moves to Laguna Beach|
||TTB returns to Laguna Beach and continues recovering, "The Rain on the Window papers" written sometime around here?
(Those pages were dated 1944)|
|11 December 1945
||daughter Linda Ann Brown born|
||TTB operating a Los Angeles lab with Bradford Shank and Beau Kitselman, Buys ten acres of land at Dana Point for Sidereal
|24 June 1947
||Kenneth Arnold UFO flying discs sighting|
||Truman signs National Security Act|
|5 December 1947
||TTB, Josephine, Linda, Joseph and Grandma arrive on Kauai|
|3 August 1948
||(sometime around here working with Roger Babson promoting Sidereal Radiation stock market prediction), Photo of TTB with Puscheck and
Spirito at unknown continental USA location|
|23 December 1948
||TTB's mother Mary Townsend Brown dies in Zanesville;( Actually she died in Santa Ana, California and is buried in California too. family
and town scandalized that he returns to Hawaii and is not present at her death. FBI notes this in a report.|
|29 August 1949
||first Soviet atomic bomb detonated|
||TTB reported as consultant for Grove Farm sugar plantation on electroculture( However the agents that reported that were never able to
interview anyone in the area who had actually seen him there.)|
||TTB works at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard in Electronics Office. Demonstrates gravitator to Barbers Point students.|
||Robert Sarbacher featured in Saturday Evening Post as electronics genius working for Navy, Robert Sarbacher talks to Wilbert Smith about
||Waikiki Beach, Honolulu
||Demonstration conducted for Navy brass (and possibly President Truman?) of propulsion and communication system.
Security breach found. Potential divorce crisis with Josephine and 'Red'. She chooses to stay with TTB.|
||Winterhaven begins. Townsend Brown Foundation reconstituted in Los Angeles with Bradford Shank and Mason Rose. William Lear ("Lehr") visits.
Air Force and FBI eavesdropping.|
||demonstrations of tethered discs to skeptical press|
|15 September 1952
||Cady Report for Office of Naval Research, Pasadena, reports that it is only electric wind
Report is initially classified but immediately declassified.|
||George Adamski reported first encounter with 'Venusians'|
|10 January 1953
||FBI report on "Project Winterhaven" Winterhaven Proposal document produced around this time. Names SRI, University of Chicago,
Franklin Institute, Princeton IAS, Lear Inc, Jansky & Bailey, Brush, Hancock Manufacturing|
1953 - Zanesville, Brush
January 1953 - Browns move back to Zanesville, Ohio
Joseph Brown leaves home, becomes bitter at "flying saucer pipe dreams"
12 August 1953 - TTB is consultant for Clevite-Brush Corporation, Cleveland. Low on money.
"Interest in Washington increasing"
1954 - Washington DC, Embassy Laundry
Late 1953 or early 1954 - Browns move to Washington, DC and run Embassy Laundry.
Linda stays with Josephine's parents (Beales), TTB and Josephine stay at house of Jacques Cornellion
Robert Sarbacher also involved. Russian connections.
Disputed connection between Jacques Cornellion and Jacques Bergier.
29 May 1954 - fraud lawsuit from "two wealthy Los Angeles men".
Names listed in lawsuit as alleged developers of technology are Ford Foundation, Hughes Aircraft,
Bing Crosby, General Electric, Brush Corporation in Cleveland, Lear Inc, RCA.
Agents compiling FBI report are Puscheck and Spirito.
1954-1957 - Leesburg, Virginia / Washington DC / Europe
November 1954 - Browns move to Leesburg, Virginia.
TTB continues working in Washington, DC
Helen Towt becomes a family friend, teaches Linda and Josephine game of "Russian Bank"
Robert Sarbacher still involved
Winter 1955 - family moves to new house still in Leesburg
21 March 1955 - FBI report by Lloyd Dunn on TTB's "sidereal radiation" stock market predictions
and electrogravitational theory concludes "there is no information he is engaging in any
promotional activity at this time"
Spring 1955 - Potomac floods, Browns spend time at Jacques Cornillion's cabin
Spring or summer 1955 - Browns move to Montressor estate / school / riding camp.
Housekeeper Mrs Stanford speaks French and knows Sarbacher
TTB still living/working in Washington DC
Albert Einstein dies
Williams family visit. Bobbie Williams is Helen Towt's sister. Tom Williams is artist who drew the
flame jet ship illustration in one of the Winterhaven papers ("Electrohydrodynamics"?)
During one Williams visit, Linda and TTB both have dream about UFO landing on lawn
"The set was brought back to him. No, it was not a dream."
15 July - 21 July 1955 - TTB's first trip to Paris
1 October 1955 - TTB notebook 1 starts
1956 - Interavia gravity articles
5 March - 29 March 1956 - TTB's second trip to Paris and England
"He handled a couple of smoking bolt operations"
Vacuum propulsion experiments at Soc. Nat. Construc. Aeronaut.
Photo with O'Riley at "Fouquets" in Paris
Cheltenham - "a listening device that was far superior"
Meets Joseph Brown (now in USAF, stationed in UK) in London
TTB visits family briefly after return but is mostly away
"He moved immediately to Florida and began working on the tunnel diode for the Navy with General Electric"
links to "Project Tattletale"?
an operation out of Bimini
9 June 1956 - alleged body of frogman Lionel Crabb retrieved from Chichester harbour
no positive identification made
what was Crabb's connection to TTB if any?
October 1956 - NICAP founded from Clara Walton Colcord John's "Little Listening Post"
Helen Towt suggests the name "Committee"
invented around the Browns' kitchen table
(sometime around here TTB asks Helen "what's new at the PU" - possibly the Interplanetary Phenomenon Unit?)
Christmas 1956 - TTB is not present with the family for Christmas
January 1957 - TTB is ousted as head of NICAP
some board members claim NICAP funds could be diverted to his electrogravity research
retired Admiral Delmer Fahrney, former head of Navy guided missile program, takes over
a few months later Fahrney steps down and Donald Keyhoe becomes best-known NICAP head
1957 - Florida
March 1957 - Brown family move to Umatilla, Florida
Townsend seems much more relaxed, works from home office with Josephine
Divides his time between "intelligence work" and the Winterhaven projects
RCA Stratoworld shortwave radio set is always present with him
Lots of family road trips
1957-1958 - North Carolina
November 1957 - TTB starts consulting with Agnew Bahnson Jr in Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 - 21 November 1957 - Josephine Brown is diagnosed with cervical cancer
and TTB returns to Florida for her surgery, then flies back to Winston Salem
Thanksgiving 1957 - Linda cooks Thanksgiving turkey because TTB is absent
December 1957 - Bryce and Cecile DeWitt visit the Bahnson lab
14 December 1957 - TTB is unsure whether Bahnson contract will continue
11 January 1958 - 100% counterbary (in air?) celebration - film
Flame jet generator discussed
April 1958 - Linda and Josephine move to log cabin in North Carolina
"the happiest time of her childhood"
June 1958 - TTB buys horse Beauty for Linda
August 1958 - "something major happened" which drew TTB into an intelligence organization according to Morgan
Morgan also claims the CRITICOMM system which went online about then was TTB's work
29 September 1958 - last entry in TTB notebook #2 until October 1967
30 October 1958 - TTB gives electrohydrodynamics presentation at Bahnson labs
last mention of him in Bahnson notes
Jonas Whitten and Daniel Kahn from Glenn Martin
1958-1963 - missing years in Defying Gravity
12 September 1960 - George Adamski visits Bahnson lab
Agnew Bahnson writes "The Stars Are Too High" sometime here
1961-ish - Morgan's sister dies
1962 - Beau Kitselman writes "Hello Stupid"
the TTB loudspeaker plays "The Sound of Music" for the first time
1962 Townsend Brown spirits family away from Meadville Pa and sends them to live in the Bahamas with
Charles Miller accompanying them. He is an " armed escort"
1962 Family returns to live on the outskirts of Philadelphia. Dr. Brown begins contract at " Decker Labs"
1962 Helen Towt dies in an automobile accident on her way up to meet with Charles Miller. Nature of "accident"
1963-1964 - Ashlawn
Brown family stay at Ashlawn, Great Valley, Philadelphia, for two years so Linda can finish high school
Charles Miller still on staff.
1963 - Linda and TTB visit University of Philadelphia where an engineering professor says
"What an honor to meet you Mr Brown!"
Presumably it wasn't Everett Palmatier as he was in Physics?
Charles Miller is bodyguard/chauffer.
Linda meets Morgan
1964 - Agnew Bahnson dies in plane crash
Institute of Field Theory at Chapel Hill never quite recovers from this point
January - summer 1964 - TTB is working for Martin Decker (first time) on the fan/speaker.
Assigns patents to Electrokinetics, Inc.
It does not end well, turns into a lawsuit. "You can paper your privy with this stock"
Summer 1964 - Linda and Morgan graduate high school
August 1964 - Joseph Brown gets engaged. He is living in Oregon.
September 1964 - Browns leave Ashlawn.
Linda starts at Southern Seminary, Virginia.
Morgan starts at Antioch College, Ohio.
TTB and Josephine move to Homestead, Florida.
1964-1966 Florida and Nassau
Christmas 1964 - TTB explains the fan/speaker to Morgan during a Christmas vacation visit
Morgan meets William Stephenson and is recruited
Discussion of time travel
March 1965 - TTB has sued Martin Decker
"a new organization forming out of Nassau"
Summer 1965 - Morgan meets Ilya Tolstoy at Marineland
Lunch at Greycliff Hotel in Nassau, meets William Stephenson
Offered a job as an "international security agent"
Told to report to CIA's "The Farm" (Camp Peary) in spring 1966
September 1965 - Hurricane Betsy hits Nassau just before Linda leaves
Autumn 1965 - Linda gets pneumonia at Southern Sem and arrests
TTB knows but does not tell her. He does tell Morgan who visits.
December 1965 - Linda visits Homestead, William Stephenson visits the lab
Linda decides to drop out from Southern Sem to help her dad.
February 1966 - Linda is now working in the lab at Homestead
"Nassau" operatives visit Homestead again, offer $100,000 cash to move the lab to Nassau
"Decker or Nassau" is the question
1966-1967 - Philadelphia
April 1966 - Brown family move to Philadelphia to work for Martin Decker again
Puscheck and Spirito are "Nassau's men at Decker"
TTB takes sand samples on the trip
Morgan is awaiting "travel orders" and is about to get to Camp Peary
Spring 1966 - "That's when Dr Brown hit me with the whole deal"
TTB/Morgan conversation about time travel
"a ship called the Argonaut"
May 1966 - Morgan leaves for Camp Peary
"Morgan will be in Virginia at least until September"
June 1966 - speaker is ready for testing
Decker refusing to follow through on some promises regarding furniture in storage
Lindas college friend "Tula" becomes her "roommate" in Philadelphia
July 1966 - Morgan vists on 24-hour furlough from Camp Peary. Introduces Tula to his buddy " Juan"
Summer 1966 - 20 employees are Ron Moyer's "mutiny" list at Deckers
September 1966 - Decker standoff comes to a head
TTB gets a call from Nassau to sever his relationship with Decker because of a security breach
He's angry at this because he wants to finish the prototype
5 October 1966 - TTB walks out from Decker over non-payment of wages and heads immediately to San Francisco
getting a "management team" together with Beau Kitselman and Bradford Shank
19 November 1966 - under duress, Decker sends the pay check
Christmas 1966 - TTB returns to Philadelphia for Christmas
Beau calls because he and Brad haven't been able to build a demo model of the fan and want him back there
18 January 1967 - "Kismet" call (which means a verbally encoded message)
Morgan is summoned, Linda and Morgan (and Tula and Juan) retrieve TTB notebooks from Deckers
5 February 1967 - "the group in Los Angeles has defaulted"
Linda and Josephine head to Los Angeles anyway Leaving Philadelphia without notice.
TTB has meetings with Brad and Beau for six weeks which resolve with Floyd Odlum becoming the new backer. with major meetings being set up that springtime.
1967 -1968 Palm Springs, Santa Monica
15 April 1967 - luncheon demo at Odlum ranch with Curtis LeMay and Chuck Yeager
Two weeks later, a demo for Edward Teller at his home in Berkeley
16 June 1967 - Brown family move to Santa Monica under instructions from Floyd Odlum.
Rebuilding demo models of the fan for Guidance Technologies Inc, a missile guidance company
"this thing was so incredible it had to be some kind of fake" GTI CEO
3 August 1967 - contract signed with GTI
September 15, 1967 Linda meets Morgan in San Francisco. He's "training" physically and mentally.
"In September, some important documentation was handed over by the people who were safeguarding it -
me and Charles Miller" The project's black application was "handed over to Northrop".
November 1967 - William Lear is very interested and visits the lab regularly
Curtis LeMay is also very interested
Demo of the fan for Rand Corporation. Nobody is surprised. The next day the project is shut down.
"It's over, sweetie."
GTI pays TTB $1,500 a month in perpetuity, despite going bankrupt as per contract that Odlum had drawn up.
Thanksgiving 1967 - Linda meets George
22 January 1968 - Aviation Week magazine reports that Northrop is studying a new technology involving
ionizing the leading edge of wings
22 November 1968 - TTB has a lung hemorrage but recovers, but it is the first of many.
April 1971 - TTB moves from Atherton to Catalina (within one week from choice to move)
he has lung problems during the first week of living on the Island
at Stanford Medical Research Center where his lung is removed.
January 1972 - Linda and George marry
April 1973 - Linda's daughter Jennifer born
Linda and George move to Catalina Island
1975 - TTB moves to San Francisco
meets Jim Lee at an SRI conference
Lee hires TTB as a consultant on electrokinetic fans
resolving the ozone problem is tricky
TTB is also working on petrovoltaics
"Project Xerxes" on rock electro-potentials is shut down after a trip to Washington
Letter from Everett Palmatier - "this is the light at the end of a rainbow which has been dark for too long"
1978 - TTB and Josephine discuss moving to Hawaii
TTB is consulting on DUMAND
he has a sidereal detector on Oahu
Josephine is reluctant
TTB takes Josephine to San Francisco to meet some people and she changes her mind
Morgan says "Josephine got her ride"
1983? - TTB and Josephine move back to Catalina
Linda and George are there
27 October 1985 - TTB dies
he sends his papers to San Antonio first
1987 - Linda and George move to a small town in the desert between LA and Palm Springs
Christmas 1987 - Morgan "dies" in a road accident. Funeral is in Pennsylvania.
Morgan's story is that he had terminal cancer and was healed after a visionary experience
"Morgan would have been roughly 37" says Paul - but Linda would have been 42.
Is five years "roughly"?
1988 - Zatek (company?) gets patent on TTB fan which it licences to Sharper Image
Spring 1988 - Josephine brown dies
Morgan says he visited her in the hospital before she died
March 1992 - Aviation Week reports that the Northrop B2 uses electrokinetic type technology