"Mobile FEAR Lab" Experience: A Silver Case Update by J.C. Hutchins


During a trek to New York City on the dime of the Armacham Technology Corporation, I participated in the Mobile FEAR Lab experiment. It was a tremendously cool experience ... and you're riding shotgun.

Watch Armacham employees deftly deflect my attempts at learning more about their company -- and watch me play the awesome upcoming FPS, FEAR 2.

I also drop the f-bomb. With good reason. You've been warned. :)

Big big thanks to C.C. Chapman, who filmed much of my FEAR Lab experience.


The Invitation: A Silver Case update by J.C. Hutchins


For those following my Silver Case adventures, here's an update that'll tickle you. As many of you know, I've been warned by a mysterious fellow named "Case Man," aka Richard Findes, about the allegedly nefarious deeds of the Armacham corporation. Armacham has targeted me to apparently participate in a marketing event for the release of the new video game F.E.A.R. 2, the Case Man said. But the company shouldn't be trusted, he insisted -- Armacham is using the event as a ruse to possibly perform genetic testing on me and other Silver Case recipients.

I've remained fairly neutral about Case Man's accusations; after all, he could be spreading misinformation about Armacham. At the same time, I've been skeptical about Armacham's supposed "targeting" of me; why in the the heck would a major conglomerate reach out to me? There's nothing special about J.C. Hutchins.

But yesterday, I received this letter from A.T. Harman, an employee at Armacham Technology Corporation. (A scan of the letter is beneath my transcript.) Things are getting ... interesting.

I'm going to personally pursue this mystery later today, and get back to you with some video and opinions. In the meantime, enjoy this very intriguing letter.

If this is real, should I go? My personal safety might be at risk. Sound off in the comments...


Dear J.C.:

Congratulations. I am pleased to inform you that Armacham Technologies would like to include you in our upcoming *FEAR LAB trials in New York City.

Armacham will fly you to New York City to be one of the first to experience F.E.A.R. 2 during the weekend of January 17th and 18th. As part of the **Level III test, you will be granted access to our mobile FEAR LAB, allowing extensive interaction with the game prior to its public release.

The F.E.A.R. 2 module represents a major leap forward in FPS game-play and as part of Armacham’s outreach, we will provide live blogging & live streaming stations at the event for you to share with your audience.

Please contact our travel coordinator … to make arrangements.

Best Regards, A.T. Harman

*Measurable PK attunement and Neuro-inductive Cognition is amplified by up to 22% by subjects utilizing the chair, although prolonged use is still being restricted to those displaying an initial Zener rating of 9+.

**Level III is designed for bloggers/gamers identified to possess exceptional latent Ganzfield reactions; these players will be among the first test subjects of the new module outside of Armacham’s secret research facility.

Armacham letter -- Click for larger version

Conversation with Case Man: A Silver Case update by J.C. Hutchins


Today, I received an email from Jeff Watson, a young fellow who's been following my videos and updates about the recent F.E.A.R. 2 "Silver Case" mystery. Here's the full text of the email:

Hi JC,

Ever since those weird cases started showing up my friend and I have been following the whole Armacham/F.E.A.R. 2 drama and we know you have been too. We think we actually tracked the Caseman down! Here is a clip of our "interview" with him, he was super freaked out. To be honest I'm getting a little jumpy myself when I think about it.


If Quan and I come up with anything more I'll forward it to ya.


I don't know Jeff, and -- according to my email archives -- I've never corresponded with him until today. However, I've reviewed Jeff and Quan's video (seen below), and it is indeed possible that the duo discovered the mysterious "Case Man" -- aka R., aka Richard Findes.

The voice of the man in this video sounds similar to the voice we heard in past personal videos to me. (In those older videos, Case Man's voice has been modulated to protect his identity ... but there are some tonal and enunication similarities between those vids and this one.) It appears Richard Findes is close to a "breakthrough" in his attempts to expose Armacham's secrets.

This likely means we'll learn more from him soon. In the meantime, here's the video Jeff sent me:

Is it legit? A fan-created hoax? Something else? It's hard to say. Jeff Watson's YouTube account indicates that he has only two videos uploaded there. Both are related to the F.E.A.R. 2/Armacham mystery, uploaded mere days ago. His YouTube account was created in October. Interestingly, his profile says he's 35 years old.

This is a head-scratcher, since the video's off-screen Jeff sounds far younger than that.

Either Jeff is shooting straight, and he's discovered Richard Findes' location ... or something else is afoot here. A misinformation scheme, perhaps? We'll only know when more info becomes available. I'll keep you posted.

My video take on Jeff's email and video (created for my podcast audience; it contains much of the information found in this post) is below.


PS: I've replied to Jeff's email, providing him a link to this blog post and asking him about his age, and geographic location. Where was this filmed? If I learn more, I'll let you know...

VIDEO: The Silver Case, Part Four by J.C. Hutchins


Part One chronicled my acquisition of the mysterious Siver Case. Part Two revealed its contents.

Part Three unearthed a mysterious video, and illuminated a package sent to me from the Armacham corporation.

What we know so far:

  • The Armacham Technology Corporation is working with the creators of the video game F.E.A.R. 2.
  • Armacham has recruited me and others to participate in a special "test" that will analyze my psychic abilities.
  • This test / study will be held in mid-January 2009, in New York City.
  • According to a mystery man -- aka "Case Man," aka "R" -- who represents an anti-Armacham faction, this test is very dangerous.
  • "R" alleges that Armacham is using the release of F.E.A.R. 2 as a smokescreen to perform these nefarious studies.
  • Video provided by "R," which appears to be footage recorded by Armacham, shows young people from different decades using telekinetic powers.
  • These powers may hail from an Armacham-created liquid nicknamed "frog juice."
  • This information was obtained by a leak in Armacham's corporate intranet, "R" said.
  • I and others have been targeted by Armacham, the mysterious Case Man said ... and we're not safe.

Torn by my desire to steer clear of the Armacham corporation and yet learn more about its experiments, I realized my next step was clear. I needed to learn more about Armacham. And so begins Part Four...


P.S.: You simply must experience this for yourself. I've laid some groundwork, but I'm certain I've only scraped the surface...

VIDEO: The Silver Case, Part Three by J.C. Hutchins


What is inside the Silver Case? As this video series has progressed, you witnessed the opening of the Silver Case, and saw and nearly all of its contents revealed. But what of the case's shiny USB thumb drive ... and what of the mysterious second envelope I received?

Part One in this video series chronicled my journey to acquire the silver case. Part Two showcased what was inside. At the conclusion of Part Two, two mysteries remained: the USB drive, and the package from the Armacham corporation.

Here, I document my discoveries. Have the questions been answered ... or have more mysteries been exposed?