Controversial inventor accused of preying on desperate farmers creates a device he claims can cause RAIN to fall – and he’s selling it for $50,000
- David Miles has been claiming he can manipulate the weather since early 2000s
- He currently has contracts with small group of farmers in Victoria’s wheatfields
- He says he is only paid his large fee if the farmers get rain using his technology
David Miles, who operates Miles Research, has been claiming he can manipulate the weather since the early 2000s
A controversial inventor who has been accused of taking advantage of farmers struggling in the drought has created a device he says can make it rain.
David Miles, who operates Miles Research, has been claiming he can manipulate the weather since the early 2000s.
He is now peddling his ‘technology’ to farmers in Victoria’s wheat growing region at a cost of $50,000 for a three-month contract on a ‘success basis’.
‘The key to the whole thing is we’ve found a way to link a model of near future weather with the flight corridor of approaching weather… we’re able to upload adjustments into our cocoon, if you like, and see the adjustments,’ Mr Miles told news.com.au.
The Miles Research website and associated White Paper is guarded on how the physical process works, not revealing the specific method behind it.
When asked why he had not patented the technology Mr Miles said he feared that other companies who spend big money trawling through patents could then steal it.
He is now peddling his ‘technology’ to farmers in Victoria’s wheat growing region at a cost of $50,000 for a three month contract on a ‘success basis’ (stock image)
A diagram from a Miles Research White Paper explaining how the weather manipulation works
‘I understand the scepticism, the only other way is to fully prove up our science and physics and peer review. If we did that we’ll lose it, it will be taken up as a national security interest and it’ll then be weaponised,’ he said.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission this week said Miles was ‘preying on people’s desperation’.
Miles explained, however, the contracts he has with a small group of farmers in his pilot program in Victoria means he is only paid if he delivers rain.
He said he is not effectively placing bets on the weather and the ACCC had spoken too soon without looking at the contracts.
‘They signed the agreement that if by the end of June they’d received 100mm, they pay $50,000, if they only receive 50mm, they would only pay $25,000. Anything under half we don’t want to be paid,’ he said.
One of the members of the program told ABC Radio he was happy with the results.
‘I think the evidence is out there, you look at the forecast what’s meant to come and all of a sudden it increases dramatically. You know that he’s behind it and I reckon I haven’t seen such good crops in this district ever, everywhere,’ the farmer said.
Miles’ previous company Aquiess was criticised by the Victorian Government in 2006 – the same year he was subjected to a Consumer Affairs investigation.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Miles Research for comment.
The Miles Research website and associated White Paper is guarded on how the physical process works, not revealing the specific method behind it (stock image)