These unusual phenomena quickly formed the backbone of the “mythos” of the Bermuda Triangle, the enigma of unexplained “forces,” hints of the laws of nature running wild, of possible time warps, interdimensional transition, wormholes, and invisibility. To speak about them is to speak about the “supernatural,” the impossible, and the occult . . . until now.
Though they remain unexplained, there is no longer the lack of a cross reference for them—and this has to do with electromagnetism. And that’s where Vancouver scientist John Hutchison comes into play. His experiments into electromagnetism has unintentionally produced every phenomena reported in the Triangle. The term “Hutchison Effect” has become a moniker applied to all the peculiar and startling effects his plethora of machinery can produce.
John might be likened to many of the fictional characters of movies who stumbled onto fantastic inventions—Flubber, The Shaggy Dog, and the many other Disney movies of Kurt Russell being transformed by his madcap experiments at Medfield College. The great exception is that John is not fictional, nor are his experiments. They have penetrated the very building blocks of matter and looked squarely into the labyrinth of time and space. . . .and they are all created by electromagnetism and its effects on various wavelengths!
It all began back in 1979. While studying the longitudinal wavelengths of Tesla (Nikola Tesla, a radio pioneer), Hutchison, limited by space in his small apartment, crammed into one room various devices that emit electromagnetic fields and wavelengths, like Tesla coils, RF generators, van De Graaf generators, etc. He turned them on and went about his work. In some unexpected way, the wavelengths these machines created interplayed to create astonishing effects. John first noticed this when an object touched his shoulder. . .one he wasn’t expecting because it was levitating!
Repeated tests have produced a number of astounding effects. These include the continued levitation of objects: wood, styrofoam, plastic, copper, zinc— they hovered and moved about, swirl around and ascend, or shoot off at fantastic speeds. With further experimentation: fires started around the building out of non flammable materials, like cement and rock; a mirror smashed (80 feet away!), metal warped and bent and even broke, (separating by sliding in a sideways fashion), in some instances crumbling like “cookies;” some metal became white hot but did not burn surrounding flammable material; lights appeared in the air, along with numerous other corona manifestations; and water spontaneously swirled in containers. . . to name only a few.
More than one observer of Hutchison’s experiments and demonstrations (he has given over 750), have not only been amazed at the results but uniformly express astonishment at the weak electrical power which seems to be sufficient to empower very stupefying results. Since basic outlets in the house supply sufficient power to operate his many machines, the power which unleashes all these incredible effects is believed to lie elsewhere, such as where these various fields interplay, since on their own the wavelengths or fields these machines create have never been noted to do this. It is at this point—call is a warp or votex, whatever you like— where things begin to happen. But how they interact is still largely a mystery. Even where they interact can be perplexing. Sometimes one must wait for days for something to happen, and 99 per cent of the time nothing happens at all. To draw an analogy, it is like trying to boil water without being able to determine the strength of the heat— in such a scenario it is not surprising it may take different amounts of time to produce the boiling effect.
Over the last 22 years, Hutchison’s work has been subject to broad though varying interest and approval. His laboratory was ransacked by Canadian officials who seized his equipment under the pretense of confiscating his antique gun collection which was, however, subsequently returned with no explanations or charges. Three nations have aired his work; he was courted by scientists in Japan, accused of treason in Canada when he went to Germany for funds to continue; Los Alamos Lab has done research on his Effect; the Canadian government seized his lab equipment once again while crated and in transit to Germany in 1990 (and never returned it despite a court order), when he was seeking financial aid to continue his studies. The military of Canada and the US has expressed a covert interest. He has been arrested by the Canadian government and placed in cuffs on his doorstep while his lab was ransacked and investigated (under the excuse of checking on his antique gun collection again); this last incident was on March 17, 2000, and may have been initiated by a neighbor who experienced an unexpected levitation in their house and then complained to the police.
Because of all this, which has been ongoing for over 22 years, his lab has undergone numerous changes, from completely disappearing into government hands, to vital pieces having been sold off to pay for subsequent financial problems.
Nevertheless, Hutchison has continued with his work. He has “tinkered” and adjusted his equipment and continues to get varying and remarkable results, many of which have been documented and photographed by McDonnell Douglas Aerospace and the Max Planck Institute in Germany.
The Hutchison Effect’s connection with the Triangle comes in many forms. Many of the effects he has created mimic those reported out there: strangely swirling clouds and lights, green glows and phosphorescence, and electromagnetic anomalies. But one discovery in John’s experiments clearly underlines the connection of the Bermuda Triangle with electromagnetism. During one experiment, John produced something undeniably “Triangle-esque.”
“I have personally experienced the grayish-type mist when I was doing my high voltage research; and this mist would appear and disappear. To look at it, it looks like metallic. I couldn’t see through it. So it exists . . .it exists.”
In other tests, objects have appeared that “had a cling of gray fog” moving about the room, all of which were clearly filmed on 8 mm film. One is reminded of Bruce Gernon’s feeling that the “electronic fog” traveled with his plane, or Don Henry’s encounter where the fog formed around the metal barge and caused it to vanish while at the same time effecting all of his electronic equipment.
While our first instinct is to believe that these forces can only be engineered in a laboratory, a disturbing thought comes from an observation made by electromagnetic researcher, Albert Budden. “The original way that Hutchison set out his range of apparatus was, by industrial standards, primitive and crowded, with poor connections and hand-wound coils. But it was with this layout with its erratic standards that he obtained most of the best examples of objects levitating, despite the fact that the maximum power drawn was 1.5 kilowatts, and this from the ordinary power sockets of the house mains.”
These crude ways seemed better adept at tapping into the vast power all around us. The watts produced in a lab, however, would be infinitesimal compared to the potential in the atmosphere. The estimated power in the atmosphere is best demonstrated during a thunderstorm in which lightning streaks across the sky with infinitely more watts of electricity— enough to scramble radios and other equipment dozens of miles away, enough to destroy trees and houses and melt sand into glass.
But can electromagnetism cause a plane or ship to disappear? John has kept abreast of the unexplained in the world and is well aware of the effects reported in the Bermuda Triangle. In commenting on the applied ramifications, he has observed:
“It is highly probable that nature can form these fields on her own and create the right situation for the ship or aircraft to either totally disintegrate or disappear into another dimension or domain.”
What should we make of such radio reports like Jenson’s, in which he says he is lost in clouds at 150 feet elevation? Remember, he vanished thereafter, but 11 hours later, long after fuel starvation, he reemerges in time briefly, to make one last call 600 miles from where he was lost, only to vanish again without trace. What about the other maydays picked up hours after fuel starvation? What about the radio and compass quirks so often reported? Is nature telling us something? Or is it guiding us to the potential in natural energy? Is the Hutchison Effect merely a small example of the greater machines in nature?
However esoteric some of this may sound, we may well inject here Time’s association with gravity and magnetism. Atomic clocks record time passing slightly faster in orbit than at sea level, the difference being that gravity is weaker higher up. An electrical current will produce a magnetic field at right angles to it, but since there are three planes of space, where is the gravitational plane? No one, including Einstein, could ever find it. What forces are really out there?
Electromagnetism may also be a gateway to something far more startling. Mark Solis writes: “It is surmised by some researchers that what Hutchison has done is tap into the Zero Point Energy. This energy gets its name from the fact that it is evidenced by oscillations at zero degrees Kelvin, where supposedly all activity in an atom ceases. The energy is associated with the spontaneous emission and annihilation of electrons and positrons coming from what is called the ‘quantum vacuum.’ The density contained in the quantum vacuum is estimated by some at 1013 joules per cubic centimeter, which is reportedly sufficient to boil off the Earth’s oceans in a matter of moments.”
. . . A disappearance, a disintegration seems mild by comparison.
A long time ago, biologist Ivan Sanderson noted that the greatest number of disappearances in the world occurred in specific locales, “vortices,” he called them, which “lie on the right or east sides of the continents, and all precisely in curious areas where hot surface currents stream out of the tropical latitudes toward the colder waters of the temperate. . .” He explains this is of “enormous significance” because “these are the areas of extreme temperature variabilities which alone would predicate a very high incidence of violent marine and aerial disturbances. What more likely areas,” he continues, “for storms and wrecks and founderings, and even magnetic anomalies?” He went on to ask, “Whether these vast [natural] ‘machines’ generate still another kind of anomaly that might cause something to ‘go wrong’ . . .in our space-time continuum. In other words, could they create. . . ‘vortices’ into and out of which material objects can drop into or out of other space-time continua?”
Hutchison’s studies may not prove this, of course, but continuing results prove the unlimited potential of electromagnetism on matter.
One of the most remarkable effects is the fusion of dissimilar materials. In describing this, Mark Solis makes note that “dissimilar substances can simply ‘come together’ yet the individual substances do not disassociate. A block of wood can ‘simply sink’ into a metal bar, yet neither the block of wood nor metal bar come apart.” Moreover, he adds “there is no evidence of displacement, such as would occur if, for example, one were to sink a stone in a bowl of water.”
But perhaps one of the most remarkable aspects of his Effect is “spontaneous invisibility of materials in the ‘active zone’ of a Pharos-type Hutchison apparatus . . .” (A phenomenon which Richard Hull uncovered took place in the Farnsworth Fusion Machine in the 1930s, where solid metal portions of the apparatus became transport during a number of tests. ((Philo T. Farnsworth was the inventor of the electronic TV)).
Since the Earth is itself an object generating electromagnetic fields, are there areas where some of these fields will intermittently interplay and cause aberrations? To be more explicit, is the Bermuda Triangle properly situated on the Earth, in the areas of correct temperatures and weather volatility, also in areas of electromagnetic stresses, to create effects as Hutchison has done in his lab?
We can no longer say “impossible” to anything once the doors to the very building blocks of the universe are unlocked. The dreams and even wistful fancies of past philosophers and scientists are daily becoming reality in our modern world. It is time we as a species woke up to them. For too long we called them “supernatural” when they were not “above nature,” they were merely above our understanding of it. It is also time that science looks beyond a mere fact. We must start looking at potential whether it has immediate profitability or not. The greatest contribution in the Hutchison Effect is that it shows us the great potential in nature all around us.