Spectral Camera Model 57

A rookie agent assigned to test a new piece of technology makes a momentous observation about a young woman at a taco truck.

On this page, you’ll find the podcast episode trailer and the full episode.
And of course, a link to the source, the short story.

Video description

[Video description: Trailer for “Spectral Camera Model 57” 37 seconds. Title card with the words “Podcast Episode” and “Genre: Science Fiction” is displayed at top. Story tagline is displayed at bottom. Tagline reads, “A rookie agent assigned to test a new piece of technology makes a momentous observation about a young woman at a taco truck.” The title card and tagline fade. Animation of video glitches over a blurred image that comes into focus. Digital drawing.  A young woman seen in left side profile sitting on a bench.  She is leaning forward. In both hands, she holds a wrapped food item close to her parted mouth. A napkin lies on her lap. Beside her is a paper bag with “Terrific Taco” written on the side, the letter “o” being half visible. A green glow surrounds the top of her head and her legs, the color blending into the background of trees and bushes. Markings on the image indicate she’s being seen through a camera. At top right is a bar graph indicator in three different colors. At bottom right is a label marked “Undefined energy signature.” At bottom left is a display reading “SES Fine Focus: 4/3.1” The drawing is framed in a thick black border. The original image is rectangular. To make it square, a border at top and bottom is visible, with a slightly enlarged grayscale version of the original image sitting behind. A watermark of the word “Storyfeather” appears over the image. Subtitles appear in time with music and narration at the bottom: “Over the years, the Agency has tried to study the phenomenon. Our psychics have managed to determine only one thing, and not conclusively. Initial guesses were that there was some possession involved, some spirit either voluntarily or involuntarily seizing the native consciousness of the body, trapping it, suppressing it. These guesses were wrong. The issue wasn’t an extra presence. The issue was…absence.” Website URL appears at bottom center throughout and fades at the end as the story title appears at top.  Text box appears at center displaying the words, “Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, and so on. Or listen on my Podcast page at storyfeather.com.”]

Spectral Camera Model 57 Storyfeather

Episode Released: 12 August 2022

The human eye can only see so much. The human senses can only perceive…so much. That is why the Agency established an entire division to develop and test technologies that can augment and even surpass human perception.

DarkGray, it was called.

Story: “Spectral Camera Model 57” Copyright © 2017 by Nila L. Patel
Narration, Episode Art, Editing, and Production:  Nila L. Patel

Trip-Hop Lounge Abstract Background” by Digital Emotions (Intro/Outro)

Music by Chris Logsdon*
“Level 2”
“Level 7”
“Level 6”
“Level 3”
“Level 4”

Music by Nicholas Jeudy (Dark Fantasy Studio)*
“Playing in water”
“Black light”
“Silent walk”

*These tracks were part of a music and sound effects bundles I purchased from Humble Bundle and sourced from GameDev Market.

Music by Nicholas Jeudy and Chris Logsdon is licensed from GameDev Market
Sound effects from AudioJungle and GameDevMarket

Find more music by Digital Emotions at audiojungle.net
Find more music by Chris Logsdon and Nicholas Jeudy at gamedevmarket.net
Find more stories by Nila at storyfeather.com


Portal Button. Elongated rectangle with rings of colored light emanating from the center. Text appears over the rings, reading "Storyfeather Year 5" and below it in larger font, "S.T.E.A.M."

Genre: Science Fiction

Podcast hosting by Libsyn
For more podcast episodes, visit the Storyfeather Podcast page.

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