Demonstration of a dematerialization process

William C. Treurniet, March, 2015

Summary. A photograph taken by an acquaintance in England contains phenomena that are interpreted as matter in the process of dematerializing. A Clematis branch is translucent in the photo, and is associated with a motion trail that appears to have resulted from a short rotational movement of the branch. The trail is not a blur from a slow shutter speed, but appears to be caused by an actual visual pattern in the space beside the branch. The anomalies in the photo are consistent with Zeta discussions on the relation between etheric and physical bodies. The Zetas also described a technology for disassociating the physical body from the etheric body and this technology seems to be demonstrated in the photograph. For these reasons, and also because of the precise timing required, the photograph was likely planned and executed by a being with access to etheric technology. Changes to the appearance of an orb overhead in the same time frame might well be associated with the operation of this technology.

On March 7, 2015, a sequence of four photographs was taken by an acquaintance in England. Her intention was to capture the image of a bright astronomical object that was possibly a planet. One of the photographs unexpectedly contained an anomaly that was hard to explain at first glance. The following analysis of the photographs suggests that the visual anomaly has a paranormal basis.

In Figure 1, thumbnails of the four photographs are labeled in the order they were taken. The bright object that caught the photographer’s eye is in the sky in each photo. Of primary interest now, however, is the top of the Clematis bush at the bottom of each image. The bush clung to a fence about 6-7 feet away from the photographer. In the third image, the largest branch appears to be associated with a motion trail. We will see if this first impression can be supported.

Figure 1. Thumbnails of the photographs.

The full resolution photographs, including the EXIF information, may be seen by selecting these links: Photo1, Photo2, Photo3, and Photo4.

The photographs were taken with a Canon PowerShot A3350 IS camera in early evening. The photographer recalls setting the optical zoom to the maximum of 5x in an attempt to see more details of the orb in the sky. The EXIF information in this camera does not include the status of the optical zoom, but it does show that the digital zoom was not used. Also, Photos 1 to 4 were taken with the flash at 18:24:45, 18:25:03, 18:25:15, and 18:25:35, respectively, so the intervals between photos were 18, 12, and 20 sec.

The first two photos are Widescreen (4608x2592) and the second two are Large (4608x3456). How the image size changed between the second and third photos is a mystery since it was not done by the photographer. The exposure times for Photos 1 to 4 were 1/15, 1/15, 1/10 and 1/8 sec, respectively.

The Clematis bush

Figure 2 is taken from Photo2 to show the arrangement of the Clematis branches just before the anomaly occurred. The largest, nearly vertical branch is in front of the rest of the bundle of branches but near to them.

Figure 2. Cropped image of Photo2 to compare with Figure 3.

In Photo3, Figure 3, the large branch seems to have taken on a lighter, more ephemeral quality. It is now so translucent that a branch behind it can be clearly seen through it, so much so that it appears to be in front. The large branch appears also to have rotated counterclockwise with the centre of rotation well below the bottom of the image. The rotation is inferred from what is assumed to be a visible, tapered motion trail in the air immediately to the right of the branch.

Figure 3. The rotated ephemeral anomaly from Photo3.

However, not quite all of the large branch changed to the lighter colour. The section overlaying the other branches, shown on the left side of Figure 4, was minimally affected. Only a small segment in front of a gap in the branches is a lighter colour. It is as if the translucent branch became a lighter colour when background light shone through it. For comparison, the right side of the figure shows a corresponding view taken from the following Photo4 where all light areas have disappeared.

Figure 4. Left - The unlighted segment (Photo3), Right - The normal state (Photo4).

In Figure 3, the large branch has a brightness gradient with the lower part lighter than the upper part. The gradient is similar to the brightness gradient of the sky behind the branch. This also suggests that translucency of the branch could be seen when it transmitted available background light.

The existence of a motion trail in Figure 3 was assumed because of the darker region to the right of the large branch. Notice that the trail has even darker spots adjacent to thickenings in the branch. If the trail were merely blurring of the image from the branch moving with the shutter open, it should be the same colour/brightness as the moving branch. But darker areas appear even where the adjacent branch itself is relatively light in colour. Rather than a blurring artifact, these darker areas appear to be reductions in the amount of background light transmitted to the camera. This implies that the branch became translucent as it moved, and that the light transmitted through it varied with the thickness of the branch. Since the branch contours are not blurred, the motion of the branch must have occurred very quickly, then stopped for a relatively longer time while the camera shutter was open.

Finally, it is striking that the cause of the anomalous state in Figure 3 affected only the one branch and its two offshoots. The offshoots are both entangled with other branches that are not affected the same way. How could a momentary physical influence be so discriminating?

The Orb

The orb was the focus of the photographer's attention when the photographs were taken. It should be independent of the Clematis bush, yet it's shape and size varies in concert with the changes to the bush. In Photo1, Photo2, and Photo4, the orb is approximately spherical, but in Photo3 it is ellipsoidal. Figure 5 shows the orb cropped from each photo and labeled with the photo number.

Figure 5. Actual size images of the orb from the four photographs.

The orb in Photo3 has a markedly different shape and size compared to the other photos. It has more of an oval shape and is much smaller. The approximate relative areas of the elliptical orb in Photos 1 to 4 are 100, 80, 35, and 100 square units, respectively. So in Photo3 it is almost one-third the size that it is in Photos 1 and 4, and it is also obviously brighter.

The elongation in Photo3 is not likely blur from camera movement since other objects in the same photo are not blurred. Also camera motion would not cause the increased brightness, and the object's diameter would have had to decrease to produce the shorter minor axis of the elliptical smear. The only other alternative is that the object changed its shape and brightness without moving relative to the camera.

The variable size and shape of the orb is an indication that it is not an astronomical object like a planet or star. The behaviour of such objects would be independent of the Clematis bush. The orb changed its appearance in exactly the 0.1 second time frame when the Clematis bush changed, and its major axis in Photo3 extends in approximately the same direction as the apparent movement of the translucent branch. This suggests that the changes to the orb's appearance might have been causally related to the observed changes to the Clematis bush.


It is not unusual for anomalies on digital photographs to be faked with the sophisticated computer software some people have today. But besides the computer equipment, a high degree of skill would also be needed to introduce the added complexity to Photo3 without errors. In this case, the photographer is not equipped in these ways. The alternative, that the subject matter in Photo3 was humanly contrived using props, is even less likely. It would be difficult if not impossible to change the scene in Photo2 to match that of Photo3 in the available 12 seconds. So we accept that the photographs were made with a camera as described by the photographer.

The scene for Photo3 includes the following oddities as noted in the above analysis.

The camera also switched from Widescreen to Large image size without the assistance of the photographer. It happened sometime during the 12 seconds before Photo3 was taken.

Some of the items on the list are impossible to explain in conventional terms. A branch does not normally become translucent, or move spontaneously at the instant when it is photographed, or become translucent to create what looks like a motion trail. However, a single paranormal scenario may help to understand all of these phenomena. This scenario is based on a multidimensional consciousness space. We learned about consciousness as the basis of existence from beings of the extraterrestrial Zeta race. Much of the information they gave us is described in the book, "A primer of the Zeta race".

In the Zeta science, a body of matter is defined by a holographic-like etheric pattern. The etheric body acts as a template for the physical body. It defines the shape and the chemical composition of the physical form. The etheric templates are created by the intention of an intelligent entity who follows a defined process of creation. A being's perceptual process instantiates consciousness potentials that are the experiences of sensations. The sensations combine to create the perception of matter objects we normally experience.

The Zetas, and perhaps other beings who live in other realms, have technology that enables them to manipulate etheric bodies. In the context of craft dematerialization, for example, a Zeta said that matter can be held in a dematerialized state while the etheric body is relocated with respect to our space. For the craft to become matter again, "re-materialization is performed and supported by energy body capacity to hold basic quanta pattern, matter then re-establishes form." The Zeta then clarified a reference to a special control mechanism in the template.

Interviewer: Is there a code in the etheric template that instructs to assimilate matter?

Zeta: The etheric template holds code, yes.

Interviewer: And a pulse activates this code?

Zeta: Yes, to assimilate matter, code is information field. Etheric body holds all information.

The transformation of the etheric pattern to physical matter is controlled by the status of a code in the etheric body. The Zeta technology can send a "pulse" to change this setting. Like toggling a switch, the experience of matter may be disassociated from the etheric body and then reassimilated with it.

Such a process was recorded during the exposure time of Photo3. It appears that someone toggled the switch in the etheric body of the large branch of the Clematis plant. The effect was to partially dematerialize the object. At the same time, the etheric pattern was rotated a small amount. As it moved, its translucence created what appeared as a motion trail. Light passed through from the sky behind it, accounting for the similar brightness gradients of the branch and the sky. The branch was partially dematerialized and so was not completely transparent. Therefore, it only dimmed the light passing through it from the background. The thicker nodes of the branch contained more visible material, and so left a darker trail at the level of the nodes. When the motion of the branch stopped, the camera continued to record it so the edges were not blurred.

A similar process was described by a Zeta when asked to explain teleportation that occurred in the Scole experiment. That is, how did a ping pong ball on the table reappear inside a sealed glass container? He replied, "The etheric body was moved to the other physical location, and matter then followed." The process demonstrated in Photo3 seems much like teleportation over a very short distance, since we know that the branch reconstituted itself before Photo4 was taken.

Photo3 had to have been planned and executed by an intelligent being given the complex, precisely timed sequence of events depicted. The being likely also controlled the change in camera image size from Widescreen to Large. This happened just before Photo3 was taken, and it shows more of the Clematis bush than the first two photographs. The Large size would have ensured that enough of the bush was captured in the lower part of the photograph at the critical instant.

Since an intelligent being was likely responsible for arranging the anomalous scene involving the Clematis bush in Photo3, it may also have changed the appearance of the orb in the same time frame. The being's manipulation of the branch's etheric body is associated with the elongation of the orb in the direction of the branch's motion, and the change in the orb may have been a side effect. Perhaps the orb was the visible manifestation of a portal to the etheric realm, or of a craft that perfomed that function.