[This question is based purely on curiosity. Unexplained versions of this kind of thing happen in films/books/etc., and I’d like to know if it’s at all plausible, or whether handwaving is the only resolution.]
Let’s have a hypothetical character, Jess. For no apparent reason, Jess woke up one morning invisible. Problem is, it’s not the most reliable superpower at the moment, and she has a habit of turning visible again at exactly the wrong time. (She never accidentally turns invisible, but only turns visible unintentionally.)
Jess lives somewhere chilly and has some remaining dignity, so would quite like not to have to strip naked whenever she wants to be invisible. She’d also love to be able to take her house keys and phone etc. with her, without them floating around mysteriously. How can Jess make her clothing/possessions invisible?
Jess is still learning about her invisibility, but here are few things she knows:
- She wasn’t bitten by a spider
- She didn’t get caught in a radioactive event while in space, so her spacesuit behaves like her (sorry ‘Fantastic Four’...)
- She doesn’t have any other magical powers
- When invisible, she doesn’t cast any shadow, so it can’t be rapid-change camouflage
I know that this question (Are invisible creatures theoretically possible?) kind of rules out scientifically plausible invisible humanoids, but is there any possible form of invisibility that could also affect objects the creature was in contact with?