Where’s the locker room?

by ShadowStalker on January 20, 2005 · 1 comment

in News,Sci-Tech

Troy Hurtubise claims to have invented a machine that looks through walls, defying “all known rules of physics.”The machine, called Angel Light because it came to Hurtubise in a dream, uses fluorescent lights, lasers, magnets, mirrors, desk lamps, and a glass table to, well, do something.  Hurtubise says it can look through solid materials, turn off electronics, and detect the stealth plating on a Comanche helicopter.  (His stated procedure for testing the stealth was not rigorous enough for me, so we’ll ignore that.) While looking through walls would be incredibly intriguing to me, the author of the story felt it was mundane enough that he included no pictures of the machine in operation.

Hurtubise is predictably vague on the details of Angel Light’s construction, and with no details of the operation we can’t even speculate how this works or which laws of physics it defies.  The article is also conveniently vauge about the people who helped Hurtubise build his machine: someone from MIT, France, and “the former head of Saudi counter-intelligence.” So we can’t examine it’s design, we can’t verify his sources, and we have absolutely no evidence that Angel Light works.

Still, Hurtubise is an accomplished inventor.  He won an IgNobel Prize in 1998 for his invincible-against-bears suit.  He apparently invented impenetrable vehicle armor.  Could Angel Light be true?

I won’t say no.  But there are some glaring cracks in this story.  For one, Phil Novak reported on both Angel Light and the vehicle armor, as well as several other of Hurtubise’s inventions (1 2 3).  Sure, this could be a small town with one reporter.  Maybe Phil Novak is has an exclusive contract with Hurtubise.  There are a lot of explanations, but it still seems fishy.

It’s hard to believe that a guy could just stumble across something like this, but it’s not impossible.  If it pans out, I’m sure we’ll all find out soon enough.

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1 Haserhud January 21, 2005 at 1:59 am

amazing… But I don’t think I believe it. Yet.


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