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Photon Absorption and Loss of Consciousness
Umbrakinesis is the psychical influence of the electromagnetic spectrum including visible light and part of the near-infrared range. Umbrakinetic-based influence includes any form of electromagnetic radiation capable of causing a direct visual sensation directly within wavelengths of 380-950 nanometers whether wavelengths are pure or mixed.
Experients of umbrakinetic phenomena report an unusual side effect produced when the experient is both frightened and in very low lighting. This effect is described as the experient “disappearing,” as though they have vanished from visual sight.
Ideas surrounding this effect are highly hypothetical and involve the possibility of the experient absorbing a high level of photons that would have otherwise been reflected off the experient.
Because of the absorption, the photons (light) are converted into another form of energy (heat). Increases of temperature have been reported during this effect along with loss of consciousness, assumed the result of heat exhaustion.
Reports suggest at some point, the subconscious mind ceases the activity (possibly attributed to some form of survival mechanism), and as body temperature decrease, the experient begins to regain consciousness. Reports are typically submitted by non-experients in which witness the effects, as experients typically awaken unbeknownst to the effect that took place.
(Adapted from the paper "Manual of Umbrakinesis: Applications, Experimentation, and Measurement” by Theresa M. Kelly, MsD.)