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Superimposition of nonphysical beings

with physical beings

Mark H. Macy




afterlife, nonphysical, resonance, frequency, Polaroid, luminator, spirit faces

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Abstract—Polaroid photographs containing clear faces of nonphysical beings "posing" with human subjects are evidence that our physical universe is superimposed by other, nonphysical universes; that these physical and nonphysical realms share the same space; and that each remains distinct by its resonant frequency or vibration—like radio waves sharing the same room. Just as a radio can be tuned to a single station, we humans normally tune our mind to a single realm—the physical realm. Modern science employs the scientific process, peer review, replication of results, and other techniques to tune itself to the physical realm. That has allowed science to excel at exploring the physical domain, but it has caused a perceptual block of the nonphysical domains, so that evidence of them, no matter how compelling, is summarily rejected. Case in point: The clear faces of nonphysical beings on Polaroid photographs.


My research strongly suggests that our physical realm coexists with inhabited nonphysical realms in which time, space, mass, and gravity as we know them do not exist. Beings in those nonphysical realms can move in and out of our world and superimpose themselves over physical beings in our world. The basic substance in all of those realms is consciousness, which exists as vibrations.

Without time, conscious vibrations cannot be measured in cycles per second. There seem to be at least two non-Hertzian measuring sticks for conscious vibrations: 1) How “light” or “dark” their vibrations are, and 2) how “pure” or “illusory” they are. Light realms are characterized by love, sincerity, and good will, while dark realms contain fear, deception, and ill will. (Lightness in this context refers to a form of light, sometimes called “spiritual light,” that exists beyond the electromagnetic spectrum and at this time is non-quantifiable. As with darkness on Earth, which is simply an absence of light, there seems to be no such thing as “spiritual darkness.”  The “dark” condition in those nonphysical realms, which religions call “evil,” seems to be an absence of that spiritual light.) As for the other measure of consciousness, purity vs. illusion, the most illusory realms are worlds of form and structure, what Hindus traditionally have called maya and what Buddhists have typically called samsara, while in the purest of realms vibration exists as a consciousness that we might experience through our human minds as brilliant, nearly blinding love and wisdom. So the timeless nature of nonphysical realms would require non-Hertzian techniques to quantify vibration.

Without space or mass or gravity, those realms are jumbled together like radio signals in the same room. Each realm is distinguished from the others by its vibration of consciousness, just as radio signals are differentiated by their frequencies.

A radio tuner analogy. When we turn on a radio we’re not inundated by thousands of stations that are all sending their signals into the room at that moment, because the radio has a tuning circuit that allows it to tune into one station at a time. Occasionally we get bleed-through from two or three stations, it gets messy, and so we adjust the frequency to tune into a single, good station.

The mind’s tuner. Our mind is like a radio. It has access to many of the nonphysical realms around us, but our five senses and reasoning faculties act as a tuning circuit, keeping the mind tuned in to a single world—this physical world. When we get bleed-through from the other realms, our five senses sharpen, we reason out the phenomenon, and our mind is then locked in to the physical world. For example:

  • When we hear voices in our head from these other worlds, our ears perk up and we ask ourselves, “Where did those voices come from? Outside? The next room? Was it a misfiring of my neurons? A biochemical imbalance?...” By perking up our ears and focusing on reasonable explanations, our mind becomes locked in to the physical realm, and under normal conditions the other-worldly voices disappear. (Under abnormal conditions such as schizophrenia and the use of mind-altering drugs, the voices might persist.)

  • When we see movement out of the corner of our eye as a result of nonphysical beings passing through our world, we turn our head quickly, peel our eyes, and wonder, “What was that shadowy motion? Hm, just my mind playing tricks, I guess….” As we focus our eyes and rationalize the movement, we hone in on the physical realm, and the shadows disappear.

  • When we awaken from a lucid dream in which our mind has been out exploring other realities, all details of the dream are swept away into the unconscious as the five senses kick in and lock us into physical reality.

 The Tuning Mechanisms of Science. For the past 300 years, since the days of Isaac Newton, science has excelled at exploring this physical universe and remaining focused on it. Laboratory conditions, the scientific process, peer review, replication of results, rigorous testing, and systematic investigation are among the techniques employed by science today to make certain that everything it tests remains within the range of its understanding—within the parameters of the physical universe. That has allowed science to excel at exploring the physical domain, but it has caused a perceptual block of the nonphysical domains, so that any evidence of them, no matter how compelling, is rejected.

This paper provides photographic evidence to support the above hypotheses.

 Supporting Evidence

For fifteen years I have been a researcher of ITC, or instrumental transcommunication, which is the use of technology to receive information from intelligent entities in nonphysical realms. This paper focuses on one small subset of ITC unique to my research—a technique by which faces of nonphysical beings are caught on Polaroid film, often with startling clarity.

In 1998 I was told about a “luminator,” a subtle energy device developed by independent inventor Patrick Richards of Battle Creek, Michigan. It was a black tower containing two fans that pulled air in through vents near the base of the unit and expelled it through vents near the top. The counter-rotating fans created a wind vortex within the tower that would swirl through a plexiglass tube lined with liquid-filled rings. The fans were connected to a rheostatic switch mounted on the outside of the tower that allowed the user to adjust the intensity of the vortex by speeding up or slowing down the fans.

At the time there were about a half-dozen luminators employed by therapists in the US, and in the course of their work those therapists were reporting anomalous Polaroid photographs of their clients. Two of those therapists, inventor Richards of Michigan and Jack Stucki of Colorado Springs, happened to be attending an ISSSEEM conference (International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine) in Boulder, not far from my home, so I made arrangements to visit the two therapists at the conference hotel.

To say that the photos interested me would be an understatement. Some of the photos were misty, some had streaks of light dropping down onto the client from ceiling light fixtures that were out of the picture frame, and a few contained faces of people who were not physically present. Those faces were superimposed in part or in whole over the faces of the clients. That is, the client’s face might be completely replaced by someone else’s face, or only a portion of the client’s face might be replaced by a facial fragment. In a picture of one client—a white woman—a black man was peering out of her face. In another picture an adolescent boy had the silhouette of a man’s face appearing at his throat.

It was the photos of faces of nonphysical beings that especially intrigued me and compelled me to acquire a luminator for my ITC research in the fall of 1999. I hoped it would allow invisible communicators inhabiting nonphysical realms to show themselves on Polaroid film. Since then I’ve had favorable results.


Case study of John Hoys.  Shortly after acquiring the luminator, I took numerous photos of family members and friends. In this case, I took photos of my son (left), and the face of my late father-in-law, John Hoys (center), appeared prominently in one picture, completely replacing my son's face (right).

Regarding the picture on the right, it is important to note that neither I nor my son recognized the face of John Hoys, as neither of us had met John before his death, and until those two pictures were taken, neither my son nor I had had much of an interest in old family photos. The fact that neither of us had known John Hoys (nor did we recognize his face) suggests that our conscious intent did not seem to be a factor in the appearance of John Hoys.

The fact that my wife Regina saw the picture later, clearly recognized the face of her father in the Polaroid photo (right) as he had appeared at the prime of life (center), and was stunned and surprised to see her father suggests that her conscious hopes and expectations also were in no way associated with the appearance of her father in the photos. The conclusion would be that John Hoys, who had died fifteen years earlier, was a living entity who chose to be present with his grandson for those pictures. The photos provide evidence that is hard to deny—evidence of what might be called “the afterlife,” a familiar term for some of those superimposed, nonphysical realms.

The fact that John’s face occupied the same space as Aaron’s at the moment the picture was snapped, while impossible to replicate by terrestrial physics, is fully in line with this article’s hypothesis that realms superimpose each other, and nonphysical entities in those realms can share the same space with us physical entities.

Case study of John Alberti. Debbie and John Alberti were jazz musicians in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania until John died, apparently of massive heart failure, on the tennis court in the summer of 2004. Nine weeks after John’s death, Debbie attended my workshop in New York City, where I took a series of pictures of her. The first photo below shows Debbie as she looked that day. In the second photo, Debbie recognized the face of her late husband John manifesting clearly at her throat level.



In the third and fourth photos above, a close-up of that nonphysical face of John Alberti reveals that it’s actually a composite of two faces neatly collaged, separated diagonally from upper left to lower right.  The lower left half-face is John’s, and the upper right half-face belongs to another, apparently male “nonphysical person.”

Again, this collage of faces of three “living” beings (Debbie, John, and the third partial face) would be impossible to produce through any normal and natural technique on Earth, as it would require the physical overlapping of three physical heads, but the other-worldly physics described earlier provides a reasonable explanation. John and the other nonphysical entity can share space with the physical entity, Debbie.

(I have a gut feeling that the third partial face in that picture belongs to Edgar Cayce, who in lifetime (below left) bore some resemblance to that facial fragment (below right).)



Regarding reality as overlapping physical and nonphysical realms is one way to explain this picture and many others like it in my archives (or in the possession of the subjects). It is certainly the most reasonable explanation I’ve found. The only earthly explanation for these pictures would be photo manipulation, as with a computer program such as Adobe Photoshop. I assert without revocation that there was no manipulation of these or other Polaroid photos in my archives, other than the cleaning up of images to remove dust spots and scratches. During the clean-up, which was done with the Photoshop program, the actual faces were not changed in any way from the original Polaroid pictures other than by the removal of spots and scratches.

I show those photographs to any visitors who are interested, but I rarely submit them for scientific analysis because worldly diagnostic tools aren't designed to analyze other-worldly conditions, and typically they are inadequate.


How does the luminator work?

How do the vortex, the fans, the Plexiglass barrel and the liquid-filled rings of the luminator work together to allow nonphysical faces to appear on Polaroid film? I can only speculate at this time.

First, an internet search for “vortex experiments” yields dozens of research projects underway in the world that are studying storms, climate modeling, formation of droplets, hydrodynamics, static electricity, multidimensional energy transference, anti-gravity, thrusters, sunspots, superconductors, magnetics, pure electron plasma, and ionic interactions. It’s evident, then, that vortices can have significant and varied effects on their surroundings. Assuming that most of these researchers are onto something, then it’s possible that the vortex formed by the fans in the luminator might have some influence upon the interaction between the physical and nonphysical realms and upon the entities inhabiting those realms.

Also, the water-based liquid in the rings within the luminator are said to be programmed to certain frequencies, which might have some bearing on the resonant frequencies of the entities in nonphysical realms.

As I mentioned, these are just speculations. Certain knowledge of how and why the luminator facilitates the faces is not known; nor is it necessary as long as we can accept that the nonphysical faces in the photos are genuine, and as long as we know that the luminator facilitates them. With that knowledge, we can answer other questions in the future, as we gain a better understanding of these nonphysical realms and how they interplay with our world.

For now I can safely state that the luminator and the Polaroid process implemented in low-lighting conditions seem to be key factors. I’ve captured no nonphysical faces in photos that I’ve taken without the luminator present. And with the luminator running I have tried 35mm film, digital cameras, and various types of digital and analog video cameras, all without ever getting a nonphysical face in a picture. Only with a Polaroid camera with the luminator running do I get results.

When using a Polaroid camera I mask the flash unit with black tape and score a hole in the tape the size of a sesame seed. That allows just a small flicker of light to escape during each exposure. Indoor lighting of overhead incandescence and fluorescence induce the best results. Sunlight and halogen lighting yield poor results.


Reconciling These Results

These nonphysical faces on Polaroid film might seem strange at first, even a little spooky. That’s a natural reaction whenever a new aspect of reality is suddenly opened up to us. The luminator images give us an unprecedented technical glimpse into the nonphysical realms that superimpose our physical realm, and since most of us have never looked into those worlds through our physical eyes, these pictures might seem strange at first.

When the telescope was invented four centuries ago, and men like Galileo looked up into the heavens, they were stunned to see sunspots, moons around Jupiter, rings around Saturn, and pockmarks on our own moon. Galileo’s findings rocked the world. Nearly all scientists and religious leaders throughout Europe at the time regarded the heavens as God’s perfect creation—a divine light show arranged by divine hands for the pleasure of man on Earth, around whom and around which everything else revolved. The telescope shattered that neat view of life, showing the universe as an imperfect and rather chaotic place in which the Earth was little more than a grain of sand along an endless cosmic beach. That was a radical, upsetting notion four hundred years ago.

To accept that humbling view through Galileo’s telescope, Seventeenth-Century science and religion would have had to disassemble completely their model or roadmap of reality, then rebuild a new one from scratch based on the radical facts brought to bear by the new instrument. Mankind and Earth would have had to relinquish their position at the center of the universe to become minor players in a much larger reality.

But the bigger picture made most people feel mentally and emotionally unstable, so some of them ignored the new findings altogether while others attacked the researchers who presented them. The Inquisition was underway at the time, and inquisitors decreed, “God is perfect, and God’s creation is perfect. Man is imperfect, and man’s creations are imperfect. Why should we look through an imperfect creation like a telescope to view God’s perfect creation? Wouldn’t that corrupt God’s creation?” They demanded that Galileo renounce his findings or face imprisonment or death. Galileo begrudgingly recanted his revolutionary cosmic view, at least publicly, even though he knew it was right.

Today the nonphysical faces in my research are as disturbing to many mainstream scientists as the telescopic view of the universe was to Seventeenth Century scientists. For science today to embrace the concept nonphysical dimensions inhabited by “spirit beings” would require bold, new explorations into nonphysical realms where many of the basic building blocks of the current scientific paradigm—such building blocks as time, space, mass, and gravity—do not exist. Making such radical changes to the scientific paradigm will not come easy, but it is starting to happen slowly.

Frontier scientists involved in string theory, field theory, and quantum physics are beginning to explore beyond the current paradigm, talking about multiple dimensions, mental connections among entities, and the creative power of consciousness. These are basic building blocks of the nonphysical realms, and frontier scientists are beginning to go there. I predict that in this century we’ll see shifts in science more profound than anything experienced in thousands of years. We’ll see the restoration of the vital bond long amiss between advanced science and the human spirit.


Note: The final section of this paper, “Reconciling These Results,” was adapted from the author’s book, “Spirit Faces; Truth about the Afterlife” (October 2006, Red Wheel/Weiser)