The Hutchison Effect

The Hutchison Effect — An Explanation

People often ask, “What exactly is the Hutchison Effect?”
This brief essay is an attempt to answer that question to the satisfaction of the majority.

First of all, the Hutchison Effect is a collection of phenomena which were discovered accidentally by John Hutchison during attempts to study the longitudinal waves of Tesla back in 1979. In other words, the Hutchison Effect is not simply a singular effect. It is many.

The Hutchison Effect occurs as the result of radio wave interferences in a zone of spatial volume encompassed by high voltage sources, usually a Van de Graff generator, and two or more Tesla coils.

The effects produced include levitation of heavy objects, fusion of dissimilar materials such as metal and wood (exactly as portrayed in the movie, “The Philadelphia Experiment”), the anomalous heating of metals without burning adjacent material, spontaneous fracturing of metals (which separate by sliding in a sideways fashion), and both temporary and permanent changes in the crystalline structure and physical properties of metals.

The levitation of heavy objects by the Hutchison Effect is not—repeat not—the result of simple electrostatic or electromagnetic levitation. Claims that these forces alone can explain the phenomenon are patently ridiculous, and easily disproved by merely trying to use such methods to duplicate what the Hutchison Effect has achieved, which has been well documented both on film and videotape, and has been witnessed many times by numerous credentialed scientists and engineers. Challengers should note that their apparatus must be limited to the use of 75 Watts of power from a 120 Volt AC outlet, as that is all that is used by Hutchison’s apparatus to levitate a 60-pound cannon ball.

The fusion of dissimilar materials, which is exceedingly remarkable, indicates clearly that the Hutchison Effect has a powerful influence on Van der Waals forces. In a striking and baffling contradiction, dissimilar substances can simply “come together,” yet the individual substances do not dissociate. A block of wood can simply “sink into” a metal bar, yet neither the metal bar nor the block of wood come apart. Also, there is no evidence of displacement, such as would occur if, for example, one were to sink a stone into a bowl of water.

The anomalous heating of metal without any evidence of burning or scorching of the adjacent materials (usually wood) is a clear indication that possibly the nature of heat may not be completely understood. This has far-reaching implications for thermodynamics, which hinges entirely on the presumption of such knowledge. It should be noted that the entirety of thermodynamics is represented by the infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, which is insignificant in a context of 0 Hz to infinite Hz. The anomalous heating exhibited by the Hutchison Effect shows plainly that we have much to learn, especially where thermodynamics and electromagnetism meet.

The spontaneous fracturing of metals, as occurs with the Hutchison Effect, is unique for two reasons: (1) there is no evidence of an “external force” causing the fracturing, and (2) the method by which the metal separates involves a sliding motion in a sideways direction, horizontally. The metal simply comes apart.

Some temporary changes in the crystalline structure and physical properties of metals are somewhat reminiscent of the “spoon bending” of Uri Geller, except that there is no one near the metal samples when the changes take place. One video shows a spoon flapping up and down like a limp rag in a stiff breeze. In the case of permanent changes, a metal bar will be hard at one end, like steel, and soft at the other end, like powdered lead. Again, this is evidence of strong influence on Van der Waals forces.

The radio wave interferences involved in producing these effects are produced from as many as four and five different radio sources, all operating at low power. However, the zone in which the interferences take place is stressed by hundreds of kilovolts.

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 of the energy contained in the quantum vacuum is estimated by some at ten to the thirteenth Joules per cubic centimeter, which is reportedly sufficient to boil off the Earth’s oceans in a matter of moments.

Given access to such energies, it is small wonder that the Hutchison Effect produces such bizarre phenomena. At the present time, the phenomena are difficult to reproduce with any regularity. The focus for the future, then, is first to increase the frequency of occurence of the effects, then to achieve some degree of precision in their control.

The work is continuing at this time. Before long, we shall see what progress can be made.

Shreveport, Louisiana
February 16, 1999

Copyright (c) 1999 by Mark A. Solis


  1. Harley Davison Borgais says

    If you study wave interference patterns, you can learn how to combine signals to get new signals, and combine those to get the ones that do all these awesome things.
    Teslas Radiant waves were about sending energy in a different pattern, just negative pulses radiation out from one point at the top of the tesla coil sphere.
    Radio Waves are a gradient from the top to the bottom of the antenna, which gives a gradient between the ground and elevation. The tesla coil transmitted radiant waves, or longitudinal waves, where radio and tv use transverse waves or hertzian waves.
    If you combine two opposite waves so the electrical charge and magnetic poles oppose equally, they will cancel, but that energy must change into some form, and that becomes velocity of the pressure wave. These are different from standard EM transmissions, and when two are combined to cause an interference pattern, advanced technology ensues.

  2. Harley Davison Borgais says

    -correction for above, tangent should say perpendicular-
    Atoms, or the particles that make up atoms to be more precise, are spinning in a very fine harmonic balance, which is easy to offset. When you offset the balance of a system of harmonic spins, some momentum is ejected or collected from the energy you imparted, depending on how that energy resonates or opposes the particles. When momentum is ejected, that is EM radiation.
    Whenever a curvature spins like negative electrons or positive protons, that forms two opposite tornado shaped wave radiation patterns on either side. This is a magnetic dipole, the most basic building block of everything in existence, physical and otherwise.
    Physicality is a matter of spinning around three perpendicular dimensions, like any physical particle.
    Clearly negative curvatures like electrons are a compression of space, and protons are expansions of space, because protons are 1,530 times larger with the same charge. Charge is synonymous with curvature and pressure.
    Energy is incorrectly defined as the capacity to do work, but changing energy from one form to another is work, so this is not correct. Energy is also synonymous with curvature or pressure. All are measurements of total curvature divided by volume. This ratio is also how you calculate gravity. Strong Energy sources do tend to exert strong attractive forces which may not be classified as gravity, but sort of are. Magnetic Poles in opposition, or opposite electrical charges are known to attract.

  3. Harley Davison Borgais says

    Faraday or Lenzs law: Magnetism, EMF, and motion of a particle are always 90 degrees to each other. That makes these the three most basic forces of nature which form our three physical dimensions.
    If you have a strong Electrical gradient along one dimension, and there is motion of a magnetic pole tangent to that Electrical Gradient, then particles which are spinning in a phase which is harmonic with that pulse will move perpendicular to the Electrical Gradient and the Magnetic Pulse.
    To figure out which direction, just study Faraday’s law, the direction of magnetic fields from coils wrapped right-hand threaded vs. left-hand threaded, and things like that.

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