Originally posted by AlienMike
Hey everyone, I have been seeing a bunch of people lately asserting the John Hutchison and the Hutchison Effect being a proven fraud; here on ATS and
other places. I have done a little research into him but I haven't found anything that proves fraud or a hoax, am I missing something?
In my research I have seen people battle back and forth over this topic for a while now. I remember one or two cases that deal with electromagnetic
effects that seem to correlate with John Hutchison's experiments. One of them some people might remember, that was the Michael "Mad Man" Marcum
Marcum said he initially was trying to create a small "Jacob's ladder" (a spark that continuously travels between two metal rods), and to do this
he used a laser from a CD player to produce the arcing. But during the experiment he noticed a strange shimmering effect above the arc. He threw a
screw into it, which he said temporarily disappeared.
Marcum then decided he wanted to try the experiment on a larger scale, and stole six unused power transformers from a Missouri power station.
Subsequent experiments caused brownouts in the area, and eventually the police investigated, arresting Marcum for theft of the transformers.
The other case was similar to the Michael Marcum case but it was mentioned somewhere in the back of amasci.com........ Oh, here is the page:
You will have to scroll down through most of the page to get to the post.
This case involved someone who at the time of the event was 14 years old. Lets see here, ok I might as well post some of it.
"Back when I was about 14, something I had built did something I'd classify as odd. The circuit was simple: the DC-DC inverter salvaged out of an
old xenon timing light, and one of those hoop-shaped UHF television antennas. I hooked the inverter to 12 volts DC from a wall adapter, and connected
the high voltage/high frequency secondary to the two leads on the hoop. Surprisingly, the crude device didn't short out and go up in a fireball; and
I could hear the inverter make a faint "whining" sound from the transformer laminations vibrating."
"Somewhere along the line, I got the bright idea to stick something inside the loop and see what (if anyhthing) would happen - I expected at most
some magnetic oddity. So I suspended an ordinary steel paper clip in the exact center of the ring with fine sewing thread, and plugged the circuit in.
The paper clip developed a faint blue glow around it, and about ten or fifteen seconds in, IT VANISHED, leaving the sewing thread dangling free. Where
did it go?"
"What makes this so odd? It's that when I reversed the polarity of the hoop (by doing the 'ol switcheroo of the two high voltage leads) and
repowered the thing, the paper clip reappeared on the thread amidst a faint blue corona like it had the first time around. The paper clip appeared to
be intact, and did not change temperature or exhibit any obvious metallurgical changes."
Seattle, WA USA - Friday, January 21, 2000 at 03:37:35 (PST)
It is my theory that these cases somehow correlate, I have my theories though. I think the second case might in fact be someone trying to reaveal the
truth from the back pages of a fairly interesting website, or it might be he really didn't know what he was doing, but it sure seemed like he
[edit on 3-5-2009 by Elzon]
[edit on 3-5-2009 by Elzon]