Fwd = [SO] John Hutchison Raided At Gunpoint
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Original Subject: [SO] Digest Number 252
Original Date: 3 Apr 2000 10:30:01 -0000
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Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2000 16:43:10 -0700
From: Steve Wingate <stevew77@...>
Subject: John Hutchison Raided At Gunpoint
John Hutchison Raided At Gunpoint
By Canadian Police
Reporting From Shreveport, Louisiana
Word has been received this morning, Saturday, 18 March 2000, that John
Hutchison has been raided at gunpoint by Canadian Police. John's apartment
in New Westminster, British Columbia, was raided at 2 PM Friday, 17 March
2000, by gun-wielding police searching for firearms. An antique gun
collection owned by Hutchison was confiscated in its entireity.
According to Hutchison, a phone call was received at about 2 PM Friday,
stating that it was the police, and asking John to answer his door.
Hutchison states that there were 8 to 10 individuals pointing weapons at
him, only two or three of whom were in uniform. The rest were dressed in
Hutchison was handcuffed and placed on the outside steps while police
searched the apartment. No warrant was claimed or shown at any time.
Police stated only that there had been an anonymous complaint that
firearms were being brought into the apartment.
Police also called in an "electrical inspector" to examine John's lab
equipment. This is the famous "Hutchison apparatus" with which John
produces the renowned "Hutchison Effect."
Additional individuals dressed in suits were brought in who took extensive
photographs of the Hutchison apparatus. Hutchison indicates that these
persons had an "official air" about them, and that they might be
Government agents, especially given the confiscation of the original
Hutchison lab, which took place while John was out of the country in 1990.
None of these persons showed any identification. Those who have followed
John's career of invention and innovation will recall that his first
laboratory was forcibly seized by the Canadian Government on 24 February
1990 by the direct order of former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
The Government has retained the lab in spite of a court order by Judge
Paris of the Supreme Court of British Columbia to return it.
A previous raid on John Hutchison's apartment involving his collection of
antique firearms occured in 1978, and processing took two years. The
confiscated antiques were returned at the order of Judge Cronin. These
events occured under the administration of former PM Pierre Trudeau.
Former PM Joe Clark, who took over in the 1980s following the Trudeau
administration, wrote to Hutchison offering help and support.
The present raid follows close on the heels of a recent successful
levitation performed 11 October 1999 which was videotaped by John. The
effect was achieved after six days worth of attempts.
However, neighbors called local police to complain about Hutchison's
experiment. It is unclear whether something in their apartment levitated,
although there is no other way known at this time that they could have
been aware of the levitation experiment that was in progress. The neighbors
in question live across the street from Hutchison.
The sound of approaching sirens was recorded on the video soundtrack of
Hutchison's camcorder during the experiment, and video of some emergency
vehicles and personnel was obtained.
Further updates on the situation will be posted promptly on this website.
Mark A. Solis Shreveport, LA USA Webmaster for John Hutchison
Anomalous Images and UFO Files
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