Superman had it, as did Ray Milland in Roger Corman’s The Man with X-Ray Eyes (see sidebar) and so, too, have other assorted superheroes, and it has been rumored that even Nicola Tesla had a machine that could accomplish it. So-called X-ray vision, or the ability to see through walls, though, has remained pretty much a science fiction fantasy—unless you count the kind hospitals and your dentist can do. All that may be about to change, though, thanks to the efforts of a maverick Canadian who has apparently invented a machine that can not only actually see through brick walls but do many other amazing things as well—maybe even cure cancer. —Editor
Thomas Edison once characterized the invention process as being “one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” Sometimes, though, the inventor catches a break and literally dreams up the invention, complete in every detail. The challenge then becomes externalizing that clearly perceived internal blueprint. What if, though, you had zero expertise in the exotic technical fields covered by your invention? Further suppose that the device you’re building goes beyond even the boundaries of cutting-edge science? Then what?
Troy Hurtubise, 41, is a prolific Ontario inventor whom some readers may know as the designer of the Ursus Mark VII suit, body armor strong enough to withstand grizzly bear attacks, plus the revolutionary Fire Paste thermal protection system (demoed on camera by holding a 1/2″ thick tile atop his head while applying a 3600-degree Fahrenheit torch flame to the other side—for ten minutes!) and the astounding Light Infantry Military Blast Cushion (LIMBC) system, which with seven cameras watching a foot-square x 4″ thick sample, mounted on a vehicle door, stopped cold some 40 high powered rifle (.370) shots—ceramic armor might’ve taken two hits—then survived a direct RPG hit with only a minor dent in the door. The non-LIMBC door was first sieved by rifle fire, and then blown apart by the RPG. These and other of his creations have been repeatedly featured in Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel programs, both here in the States and in Canada.
This toughened outspoken man (“I was shot twice, stabbed six times,” during years he spent in the mountains), whose Natural Resources Technology degree (Bear Behavior Specialist) from Sandford Fleming College, Lindsay, Ontario is the equivalent of a bachelor’s here, set out to invent a way to find people in collapsed buildings, a wholly laudable thing, only to unexpectedly detour into the black realms of anti-stealth, spooks, and malefic energies. That was the beginning of his ongoing odyssey; one so bizarre that even Hollywood would reject it as a script.
In an exclusive series of blockbuster articles, Phil Novak of North Bay, Ontario Internet news site, www.BayToday.ca, dropped a consciousness bomb, which even now is rocking the world—just not in the mass media. Rather, the action is whirling and churning behind the scenes: on the Internet, in governments, militaries, intelligence agencies, scientific labs, and corporate boardrooms, all caused by one man driven to invent, while trying to keep his family housed and fed.
Seeing through Walls
Disaster search and rescue becomes both easier and far more lifesaving when victims can be located quickly, extracted, and treated for their injuries. Progress in this area has been considerable, first with specially trained dogs, remote cameras and microphones, now with small robots. If certain experiments are credible, we may soon have remote-controlled search rats, too. The technical approach favored by top sensor firms, though, is to use technology to “see through” walls, to which end much work has gone into developing microwave (a la the archaeologist’s ground-penetrating radar) and ultra-wideband devices to detect things like human heartbeat and form 3-D images of what lies beneath building rubble. Hurtubise thought there might be a better way, in a different part of the spectrum. His used light—lots of it!
The Angel Light
The Sunday, January 16, 2005 headline said it all: “Hurtubise says invention sees through walls—BayToday.ca exclusive.” (http://www.baytoday.ca/content/news/details.asp? c=6657). As if this weren’t enough, readers were next informed that the invention reportedly “defied all known laws of physics,” and two paragraphs later we’re told “the device detects stealth technology.” Whew!
The device in question would make any mad scientist proud or any prop-house jealous, but witnesses (including French government representatives, the former head of Saudi counter-intelligence, and the inventor himself) reportedly say this one works. The how is largely unknown, the result of the incredibly advanced technology on the one hand and Troy Hurtubise’s judicious silence on the other. What is known, though, is that the Angel Light uses three discrete energy forms—light, plasma, and microwaves—in some heretofore-unseen combination (a Ph.D. physicist says Hurtubise “fused light”) to reportedly perform the impossible.
After having the same dream for weeks, spending some 800-900 hours, and tens of thousands of dollars on exotic componentry and power supplies, the Angel Light was born. In tests with it, as reported by Phil Novak and the inventor, Troy Hurtubise, “saw” right through the garage wall, and was able to not only read the license plate on his wife’s car but also see the road salt encrusted upon it. Great, right? Not quite. You see—the device had lethal biological side effects. Curiosity almost killed the inventor, and definitely reduced the goldfish population. How? He put his hand briefly in the beam, an ill-advised action whose consequence were, in his own words, “I lost use of my hand for a year, plus puking blood, losing weight, and my hair started to fall out.” Grim! Worse was to come, though, for when scientific buddies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology advised him to put a small goldfish tank in the Angel Light’s beam for biological testing, they blithely assumed he’d be behind some sort of protective wall. He wasn’t, so got “splashed” by the beam (partial reflection from the tank) on several occasions. It was much worse for the goldfish, though, for thirty goldfish went belly up in minutes after exposed to the beam for a mere three millionths of a second. This scenario is powerfully indicative of acute radiation exposure and became a source of great personal and moral concern to the inventor.
Many people believe that stealth is the crown jewel of American military technology, an unbeatable means of achieving and maintaining battlefield dominance. In reality, the technology is beatable and has vulnerabilities. Troy Hurtubise, aided by a network of friends, apparently found another one in the Angel Light. Using a borrowed sample body panel from the canceled RAH-66 Comanche stealth recon/attack helicopter and a police radar gun, he found that his light would negate stealth—with yet another stunning side effect.
Directed Energy Superweapon
The side effect? Fried electronics! In the above test, the Comanche panel was mounted on a radio-controlled toy car, running on a track located on what we could call a Native American reservation. Not only was stealth negated, but also the beam killed the car stone dead. An expensive radio-controlled plane died—in midair!
In later tests, the beam burned out all sorts of expensive electronics. At a stroke, Troy Hurtubise had a fully operational non-nuclear electromagnetic pulse weapon! It was this potential that brought the French to his door. In a lengthy telephone interview with the writer, whose former professional background includes work on such weapons, the inventor said that it was obvious to him that the French wanted the Angel Light as a truly effective strategic defensive system (contrasted by him with the ludicrous, in his view, U.S. missile-based approach), to which end they provided him some $40K (Canadian), specifically to increase the ceiling from some 70,000 feet clear up to low earth orbit. That part was doable, but the effort foundered when Troy Hurtubise, try as he might after months, couldn’t figure out how to get rid of the deadly biological side effects.
While perfectly willing to sell the French (U.S. not interested) a strategic defense weapon (could’ve made millions), he wasn’t about to let any country or group get its hands on a literal death ray, which is precisely what the Angel Light was as long as the biological side effects remained. The inventor described a hypothetical scenario in which an entire division was zapped by the Angel Light, to the utter confoundment of the victims, who’d feel nothing, only to be devastated an hour later as their bodies dissolved from within. Not that it would matter to them, but every electronic device would be rendered useless at the time of the strike, too. Faced with an unresolvable moral problem and not money focused (told writer he wanted only “a house, a pickup truck and a proper lab”), he ceased all experiments with it and dismantled the Angel Light. That might’ve been the end of the story, but greater things awaited.
The God Light… Sidetracked
He didn’t know it then, but Hurtubise was about to be diverted—massively—from his planned rescue device and into realms unimaginable to him. In the process, he’d lose the Angel Light’s ability to see through walls, but would also no longer have a death ray. What he got in exchange was to many beyond price. A true healing-life-enhancing machine! Phil Novak‘s next stories chronicled the sea change: “Angel Light ascends to God Light. Parts One and Two. BayToday.ca exclusive,” Wednesday, May 11, 2005 and Thursday, May 12, 2005 (www.baytoday.ca/content/news/details.asp?c=8267)(also 8271).
Unexpected Help/Even More Unexpected Direction
Ironically, for an inventor, who by his own admission “can’t program a VCR” and “doesn’t understand computers,” his deliverance came from Germany via webcam (presumably, a friend’s), in the form of help from a German physicist, an electronics engineer, and an electrician. This became necessary after his would-be helpers realized that he couldn’t read the schematics they sent him. And it was through this peculiar collaboration that he found himself suddenly thrust into oncology, after being referred to a Toronto cancer researcher, who brought over lab mice (with known tumors) for testing under the God Light. The results were, in Hurtubise’s words, so “staggeringly positive” that the inventor has thrown his lab open to “anybody of scientific credibility in the scientific world, who works on, say, Parkinson’s, AIDS, Alzheimer’s or MS.”
How positive? Specimen C-12, following a God Light exposure of 20 minutes and seven seconds, experienced a “27% reduction in the tumor.” C-12 had previously undergone radiation therapy. More tellingly, Specimen H-27, with a brain tumor, no prior radiation therapy, and a God Light exposure of 18 minutes and 33 seconds, experienced a “12-percent reduction,” and in both cases, the cancer’s progress was seen to be completely arrested, without adverse side effects, in a 56-hour observation period.
Savvy readers will no doubt rapidly make the connection between the God Light and the earlier work of Le Priori, which relied on a combination of microwaves and strong magnetics, as detailed by Tom Bearden at www. cheniere.org. Asked about this by the writer, the inventor concurred that there are indeed major parallels, despite the spectral region difference, but was at pains to point out that he was also drawing upon a vast, previously scattered body of reputable work done worldwide on light at various frequencies in therapeutic applications. The equipment list supplied to Phil Novak by Troy Hurtubise confirms that this is indeed a light-based therapeutic approach, evidently in conjunction with magnetics, plasma, sound, and what may be microwave energy.
Having seen firsthand what the God Light did for the mice, the inventor, despite a very bad prior experience with the Angel Light, couldn’t resist making himself a human guinea pig again. This time, despite a burning sensation the physicist later opined might be related to cell regeneration, Troy Hurtubise hit the jackpot, being rapidly healed of his hair and weight loss, his hands (also affected by arthritis from pounding out the Ursus suit’s armor plates) were healed, and he got his energy restored, too. Just as well, for this driven man is in the lab a whopping 21 hours a day.
Some readers may’ve seen the famous Kirlian photograph of a cut leaf (showing the outline of the complete leaf over an hour after the top of the actual leaf was removed), but Hurtubise trumped that. How? By regrowing a flower on the freshly decapitated stem of a potted plant! Time to begin flower regrowth? Three hours! As if that weren’t enough, he put seeds from the difficult-to-germinate (three months) Colorado blue spruce under the God Light—and got seed germination in a week. Phil Novak said in the interview that he had personally daily observed the spruce seed germination experiment over a period of two weeks and was astounded.
Internet radio show interviews spread the news of the God Light’s amazing healing properties fast, and in no time, the inventor was besieged by requests from the afflicted, including a local man, Gary, who suffered from Parkinson’s. Fearing all sorts of repercussions (including total ineffectiveness against the disease), but morally unable to say “no,” Troy Hurtubise let the 37-year-old come over for free treatment. Two hours and 40 minutes of total treatments later, the man skipped up the driveway rejoicing, “I am a man of 20 again!” Such a flagrant breach of human testing protocols greatly disturbed the physicist, but the inventor’s focus is on healing and saving lives, and when his sister-in-law came to him with breast cysts (from fibrocystic disease) and begged for treatment in hopes of avoiding yet another round of scarring surgery to remove so-far benign cysts, he had to help. Phil Novak and his photographer were invited guests when her right breast underwent a single ten-minute treatment, after which she reported, “It tingles. Something is definitely going on.” Her brother-in-law’s guaranteed “reduction in 48 hours” wasn’t wrong, either. When Phil Novak spoke to her 48 hours after the God Light treatment, she reported the two cysts had each shrunk from the size of a quarter to the size of a nickel; by the weekend, they were gone altogether. Side effects? Brief, mild nausea. In a phone interview, the reporter said he “was under the God Light myself,” on “two different occasions” of “five minutes each.” Target was a “lymphoma on chest. Was gone two days later.”
Harassment and Worse
Troy Hurtubise brims with self-confidence, is physically strong from all those years spent in the mountains working with bears, and morally tough in his utter determination to do what he deems right. Lesser men would’ve broken long ago under the incredible strain. Why? His lab’s been bugged, his phone tapped, people repeatedly tried to steal his inventions (thwarted by technical sophistication beyond lab analysis), and he and his family have been repeatedly threatened with death. Part of this seems to be tied to conflicting spook issues arising from the diverse and often influential nature of his foreign visitors. With his lab open practically around the clock, and with so much to do, the inventor doesn’t have the time or energy to vet visitors, many of whom drop in unannounced. His security is tight, though.
Phil Novak, who has covered him for years, says this of the inventor, “In my estimation, Troy’s genius is on the level of Tesla’s.” May he fare better!
X-Ray Vision as a Metaphor for Consciousness
The 1963 B-Movie classic The Man with X-Ray Eyes, starring Ray Milland, earned director Roger Corman the Golden Asteroid award from the Trieste festival of Science Fiction films.
Corman was fond of the vision-vs-blindness theme and his familiar heroes with dark glasses underscored his point. According to critic Phil Hardy (The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies), eyes were a metaphor for consciousness to Corman, “The character’s power of vision provides the key to his state of consciousness.”
Milland’s Dr. Xavier, who can literally see through things, is the extreme example of this concept. “But, as so often in Corman,” says Hardy, “such increased powers of knowledge and perception bring him neither power now happiness but transform him, instead, into a rarefied figure, one who sees too much and trembles on the brink of another world from which he retreats in fear.” The film’s conclusion, as in Greek tragedy or a biblical scene, shows him literally tearing out his eyes.
Cast in the form of a thriller, the film has Milland—in his thirst for knowledge—experimenting on himself and then taking flight after accidentally killing his boss who intended to cut off his funds for further research. Corman’s achievement in The Man with X-Ray Eyes is, as in some of his other movies, to have bent the genre to his own ends. The result, says Hardy, is “one of the undisputed masterpieces, weak special effects notwithstanding.”