Butler ITC Gallery 1
the Butler Video ITC technique
following images have been captured by Tom and Lisa Butler using the
Klaus Schreiber method for video Instrumental TransCommunication (ITC).
We use a
Cannon 8mm ES2000 analog
camcorder that is (most often) set about six inches from a Sony KV20TS32, 20 inch Trinitron
color TV. The camera was
usually focused well past the screen surface and the composite video out of
the camera was connected to the video input of the TV so that the camera
was “seeing” its output on the television screen in a video loop.
The camera was (usually) zoomed so that about five inches of the screen was
revealed to the camera. The television was not connected to cable
or antenna and was switched to VIDEO IN. A taping session was typically 30 seconds.
resulting video clip was loaded into a personal computer and Pinnacle Systems
Studio DC10 Plus was used for capture and review.
The video was examined frame by frame and interesting frames were
"grabbed" as individual pictures.
Because the camera was focused on an area of the screen that had
considerable optical texture, the resulting frames tended to be dark.
The video was also strobbing from light to dark. While this seems to have provided ITC, it has also frustrated
attempts to display the images with the usual methods of printing
newsletters using black and white, laser type 600dpi printers. Unless
otherwise noted, the frames were further processed using an early version of
Adobe PhotoDeluxe Business Edition.
Even as pictures on the computer screen, these images are
often difficult to make out as anything more than optical noise, so we ask that
you look very closely at any pattern you might first notice in the image.
The offered text will help explain what you are looking for.
Except for a possible few exceptions, we do not know who or
what these people shown here are. It is clear that people of many time
periods, and possible worlds, are represented. We know how we collected
these images, but we do not know how they are formed in the video or
why. Perhaps the most we can gather from these images is that there is a
phenomena, the phenomena is indicative of an intelligent manipulation of
video noise and the represented entities exist outside of our known
reality. We take from this a certain sense of friendliness and assurance
that there is more to reality than meets the eye. From this, we think we
have reason to believe that there will come a time in which we will also be
finding a way to imprint our likeness on a video system. We think that
when we do, it will be to tell the person in the flesh that we survive and that we are part
of a larger reality.
We have developed something of a specialized vocabulary to
describe these images:
Frame = One frame of a video clip. There
are some 15 frames per second in the video clips we generate with our
Image = A portion of a frame.
Feature = A recognizable cluster of noise such
as a face that is found in a frame and that is displayed in a frame or an
Major Feature = A feature that dominates a
frame. These are often suggestive of human or other forms, but are not
usually well defined.
Inserted Feature (Insert) = A feature that is
better defined than other features in the frame. These often look like
human or other recognizable forms.
Holographic Feature (fractal) = A feature that
is suggestive of human or other forms but that is not as well defined as an
insert and that is accompanied by numerous other face fractals.
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is a frame grabbed from our first ITC session. Click
here for a more complete discussion of this and its associated
images. This is an example of a frame that has a major feature
with an inserted feature and numerous fractal images. The
insert-like feature of Image 4 (below) has been outlined in Image 3 has.
Using editing software that came with
Erland Babcock's Toshiba PDR-M70
digital camera, the insert feature outlined in Image 3 was clipped and
enhanced. You can see that the color has changed considerably;
however, as things often are with EVP and ITC, the resulting color shift
appears to provide a likely rendition for the man. You should be
able to see a man from the chest up, wearing a black hat and a full beard.
There are two points that we would like you to note in this and other
examples shown on this page: hats are a common feature; the detail of the
hat's curves; and, that the inserted image does, indeed look like an
inserted image with much greater detail than the surrounding video noise.
feature appears to be a standing man wearing light-colored pants and a
black blazer. He has a handlebar mustache and apparently short-cut
or slicked-back hair. You can see that he is holding something in his
right hand. It is hard to see in this version of the image (different
photo editing software tends to highlight different features of these
images), but the man has his left hand near his throat as if he has
something slung over his shoulder. The picture at the right is of the famous
medium Douglas Home. We believe this ITC example may be Douglas Home; however, there
is of course, no way of being certain and we do not make the claim here.
If you look just under the white beard of the man in Image 4 above, you
will see a pink to orange field of color. You cannot see it in Image
1, but if you turn Image 1, 90 degrees to the left, and focus on that
pink/orange field of color, you will see that the man in Image 2 is just under
the white beard of Image 4. You are welcome to download Image 1 and see for
yourself. This is another example of how video ITC can show up by
rotating an original frame. This may compare with the fact that some
EVP are found by listening to a sound track in the reverse.
frame to the far left is the original of this series. The second
frame is the first, but enhanced to better show the detail. If you
look closely, you will see a major feature that looks a little like the
left side of a
man's face. The nose would be just to the right of the red dot, which
is the reflection of the "Record" light of the video
camera. However, we do
not claim that this is a very convincing image. What we want to show
you is what you see when the frame is rotated 180 degrees. This is
shown in the third image of this series.
lower lob of the "chin" in the above frames is cropped and
enhanced to the left. You will see a bald head, two large eyes and
an apparently determined look on a face--human or otherwise.
This brings us to another rather interesting aspect of the ITC images
we are collecting. As is shown below in Image 7 (below), we are collecting a
large number of faces that seem to belong to extraterrestrials.
You must be the judge of this.
closely. This looks like an extraterrestrials who is standing in front of a round
window. Again, this image has been enhanced to make it clear.
The original frame was nearly all black.
course, we do not know who or what this image represents. However,
if you are familiar with the Irish legion of Little people and the popular
New Age concepts of nature spirits, you will see that this man is
very reminiscent of an elf. We see a little man mostly cloaked by
green foliage. he seems to have something of a beard and mustache and
is definitely wearing a domed hat with a dark brown band. We
collected several such images in this ITC session conducted just before
Saint Patrick's Day. The image below was also in this session.
is another 'Elfish" feature. We will not further address the
question of the Little People here, but we would like to point out a most
fascinating aspect of the features we are collecting. The feature at
the left appears to be that of a man who is looking to your right.
He is wearing a tall hat and has a rather elongated chin. You can
see his right eye rather well and most of his left. Focus your eyes
until you can see this.
Now refocus you eyes so that you can see a man looking
you. Most of his face is illuminated by the spot of light at the
center of the image. He is wearing the same hat. The left eye of this second man is the same as
the right eye of the first.
Now take a good look at the man's (men's) hat. Do you see the
face feature there?
This is typical of the way face features are appearing in our ITC
sessions. This is an example of an inserted feature being composed
of numerous holographic or fractal features. As is shown below, we
are finding face features in just about every possible arrangement of
feature was found by rotating a frame to the left 90 degrees and
represents only three or four percent of the original frame. It
appears to us to be a person, possibly a woman, wearing a breastplate and
some kind of headdress. Obviously we cannot know for certain, but we
tend to think of this person as a shaman or one of the "Little
If you look closely at the light area that defines the left side of the
headdress, and elsewhere in the image, you can see the suggestion of
are two examples of holographic feature. You should be able to see
at least four faces in the first image. The features are not well
developed but they are obviously features that look like faces. The
frame has been rotated 90 degrees to the left. It is common for us
to find bands of light and dark video noise which is a product of the
video feedback loop. It is also common for us to find rows of faces
in these bands of lighter noise.
The second image shows two faces that look as if they can be
twins. Sometimes, we will find a row of faces that all look alike
and sometimes they will be different from one another. The problem
with the second image is that it could, indeed, be twins and not a
holographic feature at all.
we said earlier, we are collecting quite a number of people wearing
hats. As with this feature, most are not particularly clear.
This is offered here as a typical example. You should see a person
(probably a man) looking just to your left. He has a black hat.
is a sample collection of some of the faces we are collecting. The
face in the second image has several holographic features, as well.
It is interesting to note that the fifth face (across) seems very familiar
to us. Please contact us if you think you recognize anyone in these
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