Can you create energy out of nowhere?
Tom Bearden postulates that the vacuum is highly energy dense, and that it is that energy coming from the vacuum that actually is the source of all energy. It can also produce free energy given enough resources to finish some quriks with the prototypes that have been built since the 1930s. Additionally, he says that the field of Electrical Engineering has been purposefully crippled and has a patent on a prototype which generates this free energy from the vacuum.
This all comes from a single source and thus is not very worrying, except that the belic counterpart of all these theories has surfaced as what's known as "Longitudinal Waves Interferometers" that are being used in super secret "Scalar Wars", those weapons are purportedly capable of doing all sorts of damage, from mind control to triggering earthquakes remotely; the latest quake in Chile has been "predicted" by a fellow who, based on Bearden's ideas, says that it's been caused by secret weapons by the US government applying these principles.
Anyway, I want to know about the core of the idea that vacuum is energy filled and that that energy can be tapped into somehow. To what degree (if any) does the idea contradict current regular scientific knowledge? Is it even plausible?