In the early 1960s sci-fi writer Fredric Brown
wrote a series of short stories under the umbrella title 'Great Lost Discoveries'. The three he completed related the tales of how invisibility
, and invulnerability
were discovered, and quickly thereafter lost by unexpected quirks of fate.
In 'Great Lost Discoveries 1', Brown makes the observation that invisibility is useless in the dark - his unpleasant protagonist breaks into a harem in order to molest the harem-girls (a common fantasy amongst those of us who wish to become invisible), and is summarily killed by a scimitar-wielding guard who has acute hearing.
It's currently available in the excellent "From these ashes : the complete short SF of Fredric Brown".