American Antigravity was founded in 2002 by Tim Ventura as a way to share experiments with “Lifters”. These small, experimental devices generated Biefeld-Brown and Ion-Wind effects, and experimenters all over the globe were building them as a proof of concept. While the original project is still online at Jean-Louis Naudin’s website, limits to the efficiency of these devices led to a change in public interest, and by 2004 American Antigravity had changed from a research site into a clearinghouse for advanced propulsion physics research.
As the influence of American Antigravity’s efforts expanded, the website gradually shifted to become a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting breakthrough propulsion physics research along with other scientific innovations. The organization also covered innovative concepts completely unrelated to propulsion & energy as a reflection of the diversity of creative thinking in the alternative-science community at large.
In 2007, faced with declining donations and a downturn in scientific funding, the organization was faced with both a shortage of resources as well as the material to cover. American Antigravity closed in July 2007, only 5 years after having started. While this was the end of the non-profit, however, it was not the end of innovation, and thus it has been recreated by Tim Ventura to meet its original goal of helping the community stay informed about scientific, technical, and now metaphysical innovations across a variety of disciplines.