#158 from R&D
Innovator Volume 4, Number 5
on Your Own When You Violate the Laws of Physics (and Donít Take
Hutchison, a self-educated independent physicist, lives in New
Westminister, British Columbia, Canada.
You, like lots of
others whoíve already heard my story, will have a difficult time
believing what Iíve found.
Sometimes even I wonder if Iím deluding myself.
But results are what count, and results confirm my
levitation experiments, strange physical changes in metals, and
other odd effects. I
attribute my discoveries due to a lack
of a conventional science education; otherwise, I wouldnít have
done the kinds of experiments that gave me the strange phenomena.
But my lack of doing (and recording) experiments in the
ďproperĒ way has frustrated scientists who want to understand
and repeat my findings. And
that has made it more difficult for me to interact with experts on
the front edge of physics who want to help advance the discovery.
However, I believe that communication will
occur naturally when a bond of intuition takes place between
myself and a scientist pursuing my findings.
Since an early
age I've been fascinated by machinesóit's almost an empathy for
them--machine tools, guns, steam engines, and most of all,
electromagnetic and physics gear.
Being rather reclusive, I had a lot of time to work and
play with a variety of devices.
The electronics experiments of my childhood would blaze
during the dark Canadian winter nights, with neighbors hollering
at me to stop. I even
got a bit of notoriety when the local newspaper had an article
about me and my home electronics laboratory.
I didnít like high school, where I received a master
spanking for taking the school radio apart.
My parents finally hired a private tutor who became more
interested in my electronic experiments than my education.
In 1969, I left
my parents house and slowly established a low-rent basement
laboratory. Over the
years, I purchased inexpensive surplus and scrapyard equipment
while doing odd jobs such as repairing electronic devices and
gunsmithing to support myself.
I even hand-wound huge wire coils for the generators.
Most of my money was spent on duplicating Nikola Teslaís
remarkable spark-gap experiments, which I did in almost total
One day, in 1979,
I turned on my Tesla coils, radio-frequency generators, static
generators, and a host of other devices all
at once to study possible field interactions between my
couldnít believe my eyes: a
bar of steel that was on the floor was suspended in the air for a
second, then it fell to the floor with a bang!
What was happening?
Was this some new
phenomenon? Was it
due to my odd combination of equipment?
Or was I hallucinating?
I couldn't sleep that night.
So the next day I turned on the same equipment, put steel
bars in what I thought was the same place.
And nothing happened.
Over the next
months, I saw the levitation a few more times. Once, a glass insulator levitated about two feet into the
air. Another time, it
was a saw. Yet, while
surprised by these effects, I assumed that there was nothing
special about my lab, and that many others could easily achieve
the same results.
I knew that if
some physical effect were going on, it should be reproducible, but
in most cases, I couldn't repeat these effects.
Worse, they seemed to be going against the laws of physics.
There were no known forces that could have caused these
levitations. So I
labored to exactly duplicate the voltages, currents, microwave
flux, and placement of equipment, and even studied the order in
which each machine was turned on.
With a variety of
equipment--panoramic spectrum analyzer, magnetometer, Geiger
counters, and other detectors--I monitored the events, hoping to
figure out an explanation for this once-in-a-while levitation.
Meanwhile, it was
clear that I needed help from ďrealĒ scientists.
So I went to a meeting of physicists in Vancouver and
talked about my findings. There
I met Mel Winfield who became very interested in my discovery.
He was the first physicist to visit my lab and photograph
objects floating in the air.
He displayed the photos and discussed my work at another
physics meeting. Then,
things really began to buzz!
Pharos Company, my work received support from the U.S. Army and
Navy. I brought in
witnesses, including scientists from the U.S. and Canadian defense
departments, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and various
corporations, including Boeing, and they saw material levitating
in my lab. In fact,
some people even made videos of it.
Still, there often were occasions the witnesses saw
would break up with a strange fracturing. At Siemens Corporation, and other company, university, and
government labs, experts examined materials that had undergone
such breakage, and found unusual microscopic and macroscopic
structures. It was
important to find out what was going on.
Some people took notes and videos, examined my fractured
materials, but never got back to me with their findings.
That frustrated me.
not the ďtypicalĒ scientist.
Iím basically self-educated and donít use equipment
manuals; nor do I take lab notes.
I simply work as an artist does--with an intuitive feeling.
No wonder some scientists donít take me seriously.
Some witnesses of the levitation performed exhaustive tests
to be sure I wasnít tricking them with megawatt transformers or
large electromagnets buried in the floor.
My lab contained
20 tons of equipmentóTesla coils, radar generators, signal
generators, pulse generators, and phase inverters. It looked like the inside of a 1940 warship with a
Frankenstein-making lab in the center!
The levitation repeatability improved as I carefully
eliminated equipment that wasnít needed, and also determined
where each piece of equipment needed to be in relation to the
By 1990, although
I couldnít duplicate the effect every time, I could at least
repeat it an average of five times an hour instead of the previous
once a day. The
national evening TV news showed a levitation, and government
people even discussed keeping my activities secret in the interest
of Canada's national security.
What is the
Hutchison effect? Nobody
knows at this point. The
power was transformed to signal generators, radar systems,
broadband systems, high voltage systems, and magnetic pulsed
coils. These energies
overlapped in a specific area where the item was to be levitated
or the material transformed.
Presumably, the effect works at the subatomic level,
perhaps related to the zero-point field discussed in the May, 1994
issue of Scientific American.
Iím not college
educated and have little sophistication dealing with large
organizations--once I was even locked out of my own lab because my
equipment was claimed to be dangerous.
I was fed up and decided to leave Canada and go to Germany,
where I had some friends.
When I left in
1989, the Canadian and U.S. press made a big hullabaloo.
Some people called me in Germany, checking to see if I'd
been kidnapped. When
I returned to Canada two years later, half of my lab was in
storage, and all the Tesla equipment was missing.
The Vancouver press wrote a story about how the Canadian
government was dismantling my lab.
Finally, in frustration, I sold off the remaining
beginning to look up since several Japanese companies invited me
to spend a month touring Japan to give lectures, show videos, and
have the strange broken metals examined.
The response to my findings was enormous--and encouraging.
Over the years,
about 250 groups have directly witnessed my effects.
I have 20 videos, 400 pounds of documents about the effects
(metal test reports, letters from witnesses, news stories, etc.),
and 500 pounds of metal samples.
I described, from memory, my equipment setup in the Electric Spacecraft Journal (Issue 9, 1993).
tell me Iíve made a monumental discovery. Industrial and government labs, worldwide, are following up
my findings, but they don't tell me much about their progress.
I want to interact with them; but without a traditional
physics background, and with the scientistís frustration in
dealing with someone who doesnít take notes, itís been
difficult to become involved with these labs.
I strongly believe that I have much to offer through my intuition
of the subtleties of the Hutchison Effect.
Iím now busy
looking for funds to equip a new lab and do my own studies.
Hopefully, othersí will then be more willing to
collaborate with me. Iíll
describe how things progress as my adventure further develops.