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Posted 2005-01-20 by Tony Walsh
Canadian inventor Troy Hurtubise is probably best known for his work on an anti-bear combat suit, profiled in the 1996 documentary "Project Grizzly." These days, however, Hurtubise is gearing up for something far, far, weirder. We're talking B-movie weird here.

Based on recurring dreams, Hurtubise reportedly developed a disconcerting invention without blueprints or schematics. The invention, dubbed the Angel Light, sees through solid material with window-like efficiency. Think of it as an unstoppable X-Ray machine. Not only can the device penetrate lead, wood, and ceramic, but the light emissions of the device (think "death ray" here) stop machines in their tracks and kill goldfish. Hurtubise is apparently shopping the technology around: The French government reportedly sent out representatives to witness a demo of the machine, paying him $40k to complete the device. says it has documents that confirm "the former head of Saudi counter-intelligence...has been in regular contact with Hurtubise regarding the Angel Light..."

Hurtubise has reportedly been working with some MIT scientists on the project. Gary Dryfoos of MIT said "There are laws of physics waiting to be written [about the invention]." Dryfoos is into some pretty weird subculture and humour, so I'm really not sure how to take this story. Seems impossible to believe.

I'd organize a road-trip to Hurtubise's North Bay lab, but I wouldn't want to risk the side-effects of a demonstration (if I could even get a demo). Hurtubise apparently put his hand into the rays and could see "blood vessels, muscles, everything." Following this, he lost feeling in the finger and began to feel ill.

The author of the article, Phil Novak, is adamant the story is true. He commented today on the root.cellar weblog:

"I've been writing stories about [Hurtubise] for five years now and have had first-hand demonstrations of all his innovations in that time. All of them have performed exactly as he said he would and that's why I remain open-minded." Novak points out that the Angel Light is only one of several such projects underway by corporate scientists. Some of these projects make similar claims to Hurtubise's Angel Light.
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Comment posted by Yermum
January 25, 2005 @ 6:45 pm
Fire up that winnebago! I'm up for a road-trip!
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