Detection of Natural Ultra Low Frequency Phenomena
Theory and Sensor Details



Release 1.03 03/19/2013

Peter Newton:

Tony Devencenzi:



The theory upon which the construction of these sensors is based, is that there is a super fine distributed medium called the aether. This substance composes all matter and energy and fills the empty space that is mistakenly called a vacuum. It allows for the propagation of electromagnetic waves through space. The Aether is the foundation substance of existance itself, the fabric of everything. In theoretical physics terms, the aether should be considered to be the universal reference frame.

All electro-magnetic radiation from above the frequency of cosmic rays, down through the wavelengths of light, the natural frequency of the hydrogen atom, radio, sound and to the ultra low frequencies, all of these may be considered vibrations of the aether.

In the case of the naturally occurring ultra low frequency waves, they were found to have the ability to penetrate steel shielding and be detected by our sensors. The waves and pulses we have detected, come from a number of natural sources,the primary one being the Sun. The Sun is a generator of many different wavelengths of electro-magnetic radiation that modulate the Earth's natural electric and magnetic fields. At the ultra low frequencies, this modulation penetrates shielding of our detectors and we are able to record its activity over time.

The ultra low frequency activity we are able to detect through metal shielding, while higher frequencies such as radio, are blocked by that shielding, must be due to some special characteristic of the aether at those frequencies, or some property of the modulating energy sources.


Please read the earlier experiments performed by Tony Devencenzi, on the home page of this website (1) as background information.

For the past year, Peter Newton of Scotland and Tony Devencenzi of California, have performed joint experiments, at our respective locations. Our joint research experiments, have a two fold purpose; To build and improve apparatus to detect these waves and pulses and to compare our joint recordings, in order to see if these phenomena are concurrent or are due to our local geographic positions (California and Scotland) with respect to the Sun. We found some of each.

Elementary electrical components, such as inductors and capacitors and simple amplifier circuits, in addition to their ordinary electrical properties, also react to these ultra low frequency phenomena. The natural ultra low frequency modulation of the aether, affects everything.

The Op-Amp Sensor

The simplest variation of our sensors, is our Op-Amp Sensor. This sensor consists of a high gain Op-Amp amplifier circuit with its inputs floating (not connected). The amplifier has an integrator circuit on its output, that produces a varying DC wave. It is mounted in a shielded steel case.

This circuit is not operating in self-oscillation, but its output is the product of a natural daily cycle. For lack of a better explanation, it is believed that the phenomenon it is reacting to, is scalar energy.

Location comparison tests are continuing, but have shown the overall waveform to be non-concurrent, while much fine activity (spikes) are concurrent. We believe the non-concurrent activity to be in reaction to a natural daily cycle of solar or stellar origin and the concurrent activity to be lightning.

The Capacitor Sensor

For decades, physicist Gregory Hodowanec (2), has experimented with electronic capacitors, that when coupled to an amplifier circuit, could detect very low frequency signals, coming from outside of the circuit. The 'Capacitor Sensors', we have built, are our version of his detectors.

The capacitor functions as a detector and generates a small ultra low frequency voltage, in reaction to the naturally changing Aetheric/ Scalar / Electric ULF field.

There is a question as to what activity these 'capacitor waves' are showing. Mr. Hodowanic believe theses are gravity waves. We believe they are more likely from modulations of the Earth's electric field on an aetheric level that can penetrate shielded capacitors and generate a fluctuating voltage within them. Whatever the source, it is a natural one.

We have found that of the waves and pulses detected by the capacitor Sensor, for the most part, they are non-concurrent with both our locations. Yet, we have proven that these waves are not the product of self-oscillation or random circuit noise. When two channel recording setups were built, that had identical Capacitor sensors on each channel, the two channel's waves, tracked each other.

Considering our discovery of the natural detection by the Op-Amp amplifier circuit, it seems logical to conclude, that Capacitor Sensor circuit, is actually a two-sensor device. The capacitor and the amplifier itself, each playing a part of the actual detection operation.

We have discovered that the Capacitor Sensor circuit also has the ability to bias both of our coil type detectors, to put them in phase with naturally occurring magnetic waves.

The Aether-Magnetic Sensor

If the Capacitor Sensor is a two-element sensor, our Aether-Magnetic Sensor must be a three-element sensor.

Ferromagnetic metals possess atomic level magnetic domains as discovered by Heinrich Barkhausen in 1919. Upon exposure to slowly changing magnetic fields, these magnetic domains generate discrete pulses. These pulses may be induced into a coil of many turns of insulated copper wire wound around the ferromagnetic core (such as a conventional assembly of sheet type power transformer/ inductor laminations). This phenomenon is called the Barkhausen Effect (3).

The Aether-Magnetic Sensor: This sensor has three detecting or enhancing stages.

First, a Barkhausen detector. consisting of several hundred turns of copper wire wound around a steel plate type lamination core assembly. (We used a common shielded, low voltage, power transforber, with the secondary winding not connected. ) When exposed to ultra low frequency changing magnetic fields, the atomic level Barkhausen domains in the core, generate pulses that are induced into the copper winding.

Second, a 1000 uF electrolytic capacitor is connected in series with the coil. This capacitor functions not just as a DC blocking element, but also as a detector that generates a small ultra low frequency voltage, in reaction to the naturally changing ULF field as described above. This places a continually changing bias on the Barkhausen coil, which has the effect of making it more sensitive to magnetic activity.

Third, the amplifier itself, like that described in the Op-Amp Sensor, above, is modulated by the naturally occurring scalar energy. This serves to further enhance sensitivity, beyond simple amplifier gain. Lastly, a dual stage integrator circuit, integrates the Barkhausen pulses into a varying DC voltage. This sensor including the transformer and capacitor is enclosed in a shielded steel case.

The output of this sensor records a definite daily cycle wave relative to our positions with respect to the Sun. The daily wave shows peaks at sunrise and sunset, with low outouts in the middle of the day and lowest in the middle of the night.

This sensor also records finer pulse activity that are concurrent and we believe are lightning strikes.

The transformer coil used in the Aether-Magnetic Sensor, was positioned so that its lamination flat-sides were facing East-West.

The Caduceus Coil Sensor

Our Caduceus Coil (4) Sensor also uses three elements, like the Aether-Magnetic sensor.

The original Caduceus coil detector was invented by our late colleague, Brian Sallur, of Western Australia Radio Observatory (5), to detect magnetic energies from the Sun and Stars, as a tool for astronomy.

A Caduceus coil, is a coil wound back on itself,on a plastic tube form, with 'cross-over' points, on each side of the coil. This type of coil has in theory, a self-cancelling inductance. In this application, we are using a metal shielded multi-layer Caduceus Coil, to detect mainly the changing magnetic fields of the Earth and Sun.

The circuit is similar to the Aether-Magnetic Sensor described above, except for the coil itself, which does not use the Barkhausen effect of a metal core. Here, the coil's 'cross-over' points themselves, are the sensing elements.

Our Caduceus Coil Sensor, records an overall waveform that corresponds to the daily cycle of the Sun. This wave is non-concurrent to our locations and is relative to our geographic position with respect to the Sun.

There are is also recorded, a large amount of finer spike activity, that is concurrent to both our locations. We believe this to be lightning strikes.

There appears to be other, yet unidentified, concurrent activity, detected as well.

The Caduceus Sensor, records magnetic activity, in many ways, similar to the Aether-Magnetic Sensor, but with some interesting differences that we are studying presently.

We have recorded the Caduceus Coil in both horizontal and vertical positions. In both cases, the cross-points were positioned facing East-West.

Lightning Strikes

Lightning strikes produce pulses that travel in what is called the Schumann corridor. This is the space between the surface of the Earth and the conductive ionosphere. These pulses travel in this corridor, around the earth, at the speed of light. Therefore they may be detected almost simultaneously. The distance from California to Scotland, is about 5000 miles (8000 Km). The delay between our locations is very small (about 25 milliseconds).

The E-Field Sensor

Our E-Field Sensor is designed to detect electrical activity. It uses a (non-shielded) vertical whip antenna and only a small series capacitor. There is a small (0.1 uF capacitor to ground), at the output of the antenna, to provide a low resonant frequency and to bypass any RF energy detected. This capacitor may also function as a joint-detection element, much the way it does in the Capacitor Sensor, described above. The amplifier is very similar to the one described in the Op-Amp sensor. Lastly, a dual stage integrator circuit, integrates the electric activity into a varying DC voltage. This sensor circuit (except for the antenna) is enclosed in a shielded steel case.

The amplifier may play a role in the detection process, beyond simple amplification, like the other sensors have shown. We are not sure at this point.

There is an overall wave that is normally not matching at both of our locations, though wave shapes do match sometimes.

There is a great deal of matching activity in the smaller waves and the fine spikes. We have checked our spike activity against the Borders Weather website (6) (UK) lightning data charts and found, at both of our locations, that a large percentage of lightning strikes recorded in the UK, are spikes on both of our recordings concurrently. Please note: we have attempted to find numerical lightning data for the USA, in the public domain and haven't found it so far (only lightning maps).

The E-Field Sensor also picks up man made local events, such as electrical machinery turning on and off and possibly radar.

Sensor Construction Notes

The sensor circuits are all similar and may be built on perforated project board. Wiring is non-critical, but leads between components should be kept short if possible to minimize the chance of oscillation.

The MAX1044 IC is a negative rail generator which provides the -5 volts power for the op-amp. (actually it is about 4.25 or so).

The Schottkey diode is needed to prevent negative voltages from the input of the Velleman VM-110 board, as this board can only accept positive-going voltages.

The Velleman VM-110 (7) is an analog to digital converter with a USB output. It is powered by the PC's own power supply (+5 volts).

The long bus wire jumper on the VM-110 board is the PC 5 volt output line. This may be used to power the sensor circuit as well, or a separate 5 volt power supply may be used for the sensor, if desired.

The sensor circuit itself, draws about 20 Milliamps. The Velleman VM-110 board, consumes about 70 Ma from your PC.

The sensor circuit, as well as the sensing element (Transformer, Capacitor, or Caduceus Coil, should be shielded as well. The metal enclosure should be connected to power ground and earth (ground).

On the VM-110 board, remove the jumpers SK2 and SK3. This will disconnect the PC 5 V+ from biasing the sensor inputs. Also turn the two on board potentiomentrs to full clockwise to minimize their affect on the input loading.

In The RealView Software (8), in the Settings dialog, set the “Smoothing” settings to “Medium”. (Smoothing is a form of software filtering). Use the Smoothing “High” setting if less fine detail is desired.



(1) URL


(3) Barkhausen Effect URL or

(4) Caduceus Coil URL or

(5) Western Australia Radio Observatory URL

(6) Borders weather website URL

(7) Velleman website URL

(8) ABACOM Realview website URL http://


General References

ULF waves (geomagnetic pulsations) URL

Secrets of the Aether by David W. Thomson III URL

Secrets of the Aether book URL

The Radio Sun URL

World ULF Data Electricterra ULF Site URL

NASA Radio JOVE Project URL

NASA Heliospheric Obvervatory

Solar Ham site URL


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