Thursday, September 6, 2012

#396 - SCIENCE | The ethereal glow and semi-transparency of cloaked demons explained

This article supplements Nature of the Demon Cloak Revealed, which presents the initial observations of the demonic cloak, and which forms the basis of the  fairly well-rounded explanation of how the cloak works as presented here. It is less-informed, and evidences lazy research on my part at the time it was written; however, even still, by sharing the observations contained therein, it showed, and continues to show, that a responsible effort is being made to keep readers apprised of the growing demon menace, which has virtually doubled nearly every month since.

The universally accepted image of a ghost is that of a semi-transparent, grayish haze, which happens to also describe the appearance of a cloaked demon perfectly.
The top half of the ghostly visage of my childhood demon, as he issues his edict against me in my bedroom in the middle of the night to other demons

But, in the case of the latter, that ethereal glow you see is not the soul of a recently departed; rather, it is the cloak of a living demonic entity, having a physical nature of which it is still possessed.
A still frame of a cloaked demon, in the dark, taken from a video made last night, both after sharpening and color enhancements and the original
Human researchers call this a near-perfect cloak, because you can still see a cloaked demon—as if they weren't trying to be invisible at all—and you can see through them—as if they are trying to be invisible (which you'd think would be the only reason to cloak), all at the same time. If the cloak were perfect, you wouldn't see them at all.

To help you visualize the semi-transparent nature of a near-perfect cloak, this video shows a demon affecting a near-perfect cloak:
NOTE | This video was enhanced per the guidelines provided in Blending Quicktime Video Layers to Penetrate Demon Cloaks, and, to a lesser degree, Blending Quicktime video layers to improve nightime videos, in order to highlight the demon, which was barely visible in the original video; hence, the explanation for the film-negative look.
Specific Quicktime blending modes were applied to duplicates of the original video layer to highlight the cloaked demon; without these enhancements to the original video, the demon can barely be seen
As you can see, most of the demon is invisible, while some parts are still visible, especially, the demon's head. There are two primary reasons for this:
  1. As light passes through the demon, it is refracted (polarization by refraction) by the demon's molecules, or, more specifically, the light is bent around the volume of air displaced by the demon, which is most visible along the surface of the demon, allowing the shape (or outline) of the demon to be seen. To visualize this in another way, think of a prism, which is clear, but is still visible because it bends the light passing through it; and,
  2. The haze is caused by the scattering of light (polarization by scattering), which occurs, they are scattered, which makes the demon to look as if it is casting a hazy, glow. This occurs when light particles impact the cloaked molecules of the demon, which, in turn, re-emit a light of their own, albeit in many different directions (versus a straight path, hence, the grayish hue). This haze is even more visible when the light is first reflected off of a nearby surface (polarization by reflection) prior to being absorbed by the demon's molecules. That's because light reflecting off a surface is already partially polarized, thereby amplifying the emission of polarized light emitted by the cloaked demon's molecules after being absorbed by them.
NOTE | These scientific principles are also applicable to haze sometimes seen in the sky, in that it is caused by the scattering of sunlight in an atmosphere made of otherwise invisible air molecules.
Different demons, different cloaking effects
All cloaks are near-perfect, in that a perfect cloak—or total invisibility—is theoretically impossible.

Consequently, the cloaks inherent to a each variety of demon are ranked by the nearest approximation to total invisibility. For example, the near-perfect cloak of centurion demons is one of the most highly visible of all cloaks, and is rated lowest among all other demons; whereas, Jawa-lookalike demons and hobgoblin demons have the least visible cloaks that have been detected.

In fact, it is not only the relatively poor cloaking ability inherent to this variety that enabled me to make the observations necessary to determine that a cloak was in fact used by demons, and to ascertain other facts about the cloak as presented in this post, but is also how the initial assumption that Jawa-lookalike demons and hobgoblins demons somehow achieved a perfect cloak was dispelled.

Even with sound scientific principles disproving the perfect cloak, this error is understandable. It was not common knowledge at the time that these demons could alter the flow of time around them, enabling them to fast-forward while the world plays slow. Adding lightning-quick speed to near-total invisibility significantly aids in avoiding of detection by sight. It was also not know that these demons can miniaturize themselves, an ability that was possibly derived from observations made of the natural resizing effect of hyperdimensional portal transfers, by which a demon employing such a portal is reduced to its typical size (ranging between in circumference of a pin to a pencil).

Plus, even without the advantages of increased speed and decreased size, their cloak shows more refinement than others. There is virtually no haze, just slight refraction, which is evident only by very thin lines of bent light that form the outline of the demon. As a result, you cannot see these demons when they're cloaked unless you know what they look like, and without looking directly at them with a good pair of eyes—and, only then with sufficient lighting and at the right distance.

Being virtually invisible by these merits made the observations required to achieve an awareness and understanding of the demonic cloak, unobservable, even with the growing collection of photos of these two varieties of demons in their respective cloaked states [see What a hobgoblin demon looks likesee also Jawa-like demons with glowing red eyes needle shoulder, trap muscles]), underscoring the aforestated advantage to others in the weaknesses of the centurion demons' cloak.
NOTE | Although it was the observations made first of the centurion demons' cloak that led to the discovery of the cloaking ability of Jawa-lookalike and hobgoblin demons, it was the observations gained by the awareness of the latter's such that completed the basic, overall understanding of the nature of the cloak of the former.
Also, they can change their size to ultra-small, which is an ability derived from the natural effect hyperdimensional portal transfers have on beings who use them (the size of a demon employing such a portal is, initially, the same size of the typical portal, which is the equivalent of a pinpoint or pencil.

The cloak of a sucker demon is also near-perfect, which is essential for clandestinely attaching itself on, and lodging itself in, the human body. The only tell-tale sign is the shimmer within the volume of air they occupy, as the light passing through the cloaked sucker demon is refracted by its heat (similar to a mirage).

Cloak of sucker demons used to burn, not just conceal
Sucker demons are employed by the Voices Demons and others to burn their victims at various times. For the past couple of weeks, they have been sending the thread-like, black variety into my fingertips, where they then heat up, thus burning the inside, while leaving the outside relatively untouched.

Following are three consecutive still frames taken from a video in which my hand just happened to pass in front of the video camera at the same time these sucker demons were either entering or exiting my fingertips:
The underside of my fingertips, in which multiple sucker demons are ingressing or egressingThe blurriness and poor image quality is not just due to motion, but to the EM field emitted by the cloak of sucker demonsThe last sucker demon to enter (or exit) my fingertip looks like nothing more than a splinter
NOTE | You can see an eye spider demon traveling under my skin in Eye Spider Demon Traveling Underneath Skin (view the web version) and Cloaked eye spider demon (?) blurs vision; eye spider demons are close relatives of sucker demons when it comes to cloaking ability, appearance (to the hair-like variety of sucker demons) and function on and within the human body.
Past videos showing cloaked demons
These other videos also show demons that were cloaked at the time they were made:

About this post
All of the statements made in this post are based on the daily observations and encounters with cloaked demons, and are supported by the basic scientific principles applicable to light. In other words, nothing I've seen appears to contradict anything I've read, and vice versa.

Still, to test my conclusion that the polarization of light causes a demon's cloak to be partially visible, and that the specific type of cloak can be categorized as a near-perfect cloak, one could simply try viewing a demon so-cloaked through a Polaroid filter. If the demon is no longer visible, that's because the light reflecting off of the demon (or emitting from it) is polarized, and is thus responsible for casting the ghostly haze. In other words, the result should be similar to the effects of a polarizing filter on the sky in a photograph, as demonstrated by these two photographs:
The left picture was taken without a polarizing filter; the right picture, with the filter, which eliminated certain polarizations of the scattered blue light from the sky [Source: | Optics]
The scientific principles pertaining to light as used in this post
For easy reference, the types of polarization of light that results in the partial visibility of the demonic cloak is listed below, with each followed by the explanation provided by a third-party educational web site:

Polarization by scattering explained
Polarization also occurs when light is scattered while traveling through a medium. When light strikes the atoms of a material, it will often set the electrons of those atoms into vibration. The vibrating electrons then produce their own electromagnetic wave that is radiated outward in all directions. This newly generated wave strikes neighboring atoms, forcing their electrons into vibrations at the same original frequency. These vibrating electrons produce another electromagnetic wave that is once more radiated outward in all directions. This absorption and reemission of light waves causes the light to be scattered about the medium. 
This process of scattering contributes to the blueness of our skies. This scattered light is partially polarized. Polarization by scattering is observed as light passes through our atmosphere. The scattered light often produces a glare in the skies. Photographers know that this partial polarization of scattered light leads to photographs characterized by a washed-out sky (see photo, above). The problem can easily be corrected by the use of a Polaroid filter. As the filter is rotated, the partially polarized light is blocked and the glare is reduced. The photographic secret of capturing a vivid blue sky as the backdrop of a beautiful foreground lies in the physics of polarization and Polaroid filters.

Polarization by reflection explained
Unpolarized light can also undergo polarization by reflection off of nonmetallic surfaces. The extent to which polarization occurs is dependent upon the angle at which the light approaches the surface and upon the material that the surface is made of. Metallic surfaces reflect light with a variety of vibrational directions; such reflected light is unpolarized. However, nonmetallic surfaces such as asphalt roadways, snowfields and water reflect light such that there is a large concentration of vibrations in a plane parallel to the reflecting surface. A person viewing objects by means of light reflected off of nonmetallic surfaces will often perceive a glare if the extent of polarization is large. Fishermen are familiar with this glare since it prevents them from seeing fish that lie below the water. Light reflected off a lake is partially polarized in a direction parallel to the water's surface. Fishermen know that the use of glare-reducing sunglasses with the proper polarization axis allows for the blocking of this partially polarized light. By blocking the plane-polarized light, the glare is reduced and the fisherman can more easily see fish located under the water.

Polarization by refraction explained
Polarization can also occur by the refraction of light. Refraction occurs when a beam of light passes from one material into another material. At the surface of the two materials, the path of the beam changes its direction. The refracted beam acquires some degree of polarization. Most often, the polarization occurs in a plane perpendicular to the surface. The polarization of refracted light is often demonstrated in a Physics class using a unique crystal that serves as a double-refracting crystal. Iceland Spar, a rather rare form of the mineral calcite, refracts incident light into two different paths. The light is split into two beams upon entering the crystal. Subsequently, if an object is viewed by looking through an Iceland Spar crystal, two images will be seen. The two images are the result of the double refraction of light. Both refracted light beams are polarized - one in a direction parallel to the surface and the other in a direction perpendicular to the surface. Since these two refracted rays are polarized with a perpendicular orientation, a polarizing filter can be used to completely block one of the images. If the polarization axis of the filter is aligned perpendicular to the plane of polarized light, the light is completely blocked by the filter; meanwhile the second image is as bright as can be. And if the filter is then turned 90-degrees in either direction, the second image reappears and the first image disappears. Now that's pretty neat observation that could never be observed if light did not exhibit any wavelike behavior.

[Source: The Physics Classroom: How Do We Know Light Behaves as a Wave?]