Given the powerful evidence supporting Bessler’s assertion that he had built a working gravity wheel, I think it highly unlikely that Bessler would have gone to his grave without leaving some clues revealing the secret of his machine.

He mentions in more than one place that those who seek further information should study his books and drawings. He also provides evidence that he was familiar with codes and there are numerous examples of their use throughout his publications. He also states quite clearly that if he fails to sell his machine he will be content with post humus acknowledgement, This could only happen if the information on how his machine worked was available after his death and only he could provide this information. What evidence is there that he used codes to hide information?

The following can only be a brief summary of the many codes Johann Bessler used, but it does give some idea of them and gives strong support to the idea described above. The first is of course his adoption of the pseudonym, Orffyreus. This demonstrates his familiarity with both the ancient Jewish method encoding, known as the

*atbash cipher,*and also the*Caesar shift cipher,*or*alphabetical substitution.*He also uses*alpha-numeric*substitution in various places.*Studying his drawings reveals that many of them contain a pentagram, but it is not obvious and has to be sought, although once suspected it is not difficult to find. The purpose of the pentagram is obvious once you know what look for. Other geometric designs are also present in some drawings from which one can conclude he was familiar with the work of Euclid and Pythagoras.*

All his drawings in one of his publications contain labelled parts, some alphabetical and some numerical, and totalling the numerical ones reveals further information pointing to another encoded section. This section is too complex to describe here but further details can be seen in my web site at www.orffyreus.net

Bessler’s extensive use of chronograms is designed to convey certain dates which in themselves provide further hints about where information may be found. These chronograms are usually biblical quotations and traditionally, by using some upper case letters which can also represent Roman numerals, can be added up to indicate ta certain date.

Extending the lines of perspective in one of his drawings reveals a hidden clock. The eight o’clock line is confirmed by the presence, actually on the line, of two weights each labelled with the number eight. The labelled numbers add up to 660. Dividing this number by the twelve clock divisions gives 55. This number appears frequently through out all Bessler’s books. Besides the number five being such an important part of the pentagram, it represents certain information relating to the mechanism inside the wheel.

More evidence of Bessler's codes may be viewed at another of my web sites at www.theorffyreuscode.com

Describing all the codes used by Bessler is beyond the scope of this article, but I hope it gives some indication that there is a prize to be obtained whose value may be immense given the state of the energy resources and the pollution and its associated global warming. Who ever deciphers Bessler's information and reconstructs Bessler's wheel, will become not only rich and famous but will also become a hero to our children and their children.

JC