Self-taught scientist John Hutchison discussed his accidentally discovered Hutchison Effect which he described as a "Pandora's box" of levitation, transmuting metals, and the appearance of strange lights. The effects occurred when he set up an array of Tesla-styled equipment in experiments dating back over 20 years.
Metals became "jellified" during some of the experiments to the point that they turned into "surrealistic blobs," Hutchison said. He noted that the Max Planck Institute concluded that after these experiments, the metals acquired properties that allowed them to change over time, almost as if they had become alive.
Hutchison also imparted incidents from his life and career, which included the confiscation of his entire laboratory by the Canadian government in 1990, and his subsequent three-year stint touring and lecturing about his discoveries in Japan. A major book about Hutchison's life is being written by George Hathaway and is scheduled to be published in early 2005.
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