WIRELESS MIND GAMES -Bio-Electromagnetic Weapons
- From: "TRAVELYTE,...*PhD" <travelyte@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2008 12:47:22 -0700 (PDT)
Articles : Research
Mind Games by Sharon Weinberger, The Washington Post, Sunday, Jan. 14,
Commentary on "Mind Games" by Allen Barker, Ph.D., January, 2007
Bio-Electromagnetic Weapons by Harlan Girard, January 24, 2006
Insanity Defense, Mental Illness, or Secret Weapons? and How do you
Tell the Difference When the News is Crazy? by Dan
Harkins, The Cleveland Free Press,
The "Current" State of Mind Control by Hari Heath,The Idaho Observer:
This is a January '07 review, with excepts of Nick Begich's book,
"Controlling the Human Mind".
Is the NSA Conducting Electronic Warfare on Americans? by Jonas
Holmes, California Chronicle, May 19, 2006
Knife-wielding Woman Left Odd Phone Message by Mike
Glenn, The Houston Chronicle, May 7, 2007
Tech-Watch: Forecasting Pain by David Hambling, Popular Mechanics:
Forget lasers, phasers and other beam weapons — radiofrequency devices
are here, and they’re set to “sting.” December, 2006
Local Company Developing 'Less than Lethal' Weapon, Fox 26 News,
Houston Monday, May 21, 2007
New on the Internet: a community of people who believe the government
is beaming voices into their minds. They may be crazy, but the
Pentagon has pursued a weapon that can do just that.
By Sharon Weinberger, The Washington Post
Sunday, January 14, 2007
[Commentary immediately follows by Allen Barker, Ph.D.]
IF HARLAN GIRARD IS CRAZY, HE DOESN'T ACT THE PART. He is standing
just where he said he would be, below the Philadelphia train station's
World War II memorial -- a soaring statue of a winged angel embracing
a fallen combatant, as if lifting him to heaven. Girard is wearing
pressed khaki pants, expensive-looking leather loafers and a crisp
blue button-down. He looks like a local businessman dressed for a
casual Friday -- a local businessman with a wickedly dark sense of
humor, which had become apparent when he said to look for him beneath
"the angel sodomizing a dead soldier." At 70, he appears robust and
healthy -- not the slightest bit disheveled or unusual-looking. He is
also carrying a bag.
Girard's description of himself is matter-of-fact, until he explains
what's in the bag: documents he believes prove that the government is
attempting to control his mind. He carries that black, weathered bag
everywhere he goes. "Every time I go out, I'm prepared to come home
and find everything is stolen," he says.
The bag aside, Girard appears intelligent and coherent. At a table in
front of Dunkin' Donuts inside the train station, Girard opens the bag
and pulls out a thick stack of documents, carefully labeled and sorted
with yellow sticky notes bearing neat block print. The documents are
an authentic-looking mix of news stories, articles culled from
military journals and even some declassified national security
documents that do seem to show that the U.S. government has attempted
to develop weapons that send voices into people's heads.
"It's undeniable that the technology exists," Girard says, "but if you
go to the police and say, 'I'm hearing voices,' they're going to lock
you up for psychiatric evaluation."
The thing that's missing from his bag -- the lack of which makes it
hard to prove he isn't crazy -- is even a single document that would
buttress the implausible notion that the government is currently
targeting a large group of American citizens with mind-control
technology. The only direct evidence for that, Girard admits, lies
with alleged victims such as himself. And of those, there are many.
IT'S 9:01 P.M. WHEN THE FIRST PERSON SPEAKS during the Saturday
conference call. Unsure whether anyone else is on the line yet, the
female caller throws out the first question: "You got gang stalking or
V2K?" she asks no one in particular. There's a short, uncomfortable
"V2K, really bad. 24-7," a man replies.
"Gang stalking," another woman says.
"Oh, yeah, join the club," yet another man replies.
The members of this confessional "club" are not your usual victims.
This isn't a group for alcoholics, drug addicts or survivors of
childhood abuse; the people connecting on the call are self-described
victims of mind control -- people who believe they have been targeted
by a secret government program that tracks them around the clock,
using technology to probe and control their minds.
The callers frequently refer to themselves as TIs, which is short for
Targeted Individuals, and talk about V2K -- the official military
abbreviation stands for "voice to skull" and denotes weapons that beam
voices or sounds into the head. In their esoteric lexicon, "gang
stalking" refers to the belief that they are being followed and
harassed: by neighbors, strangers or colleagues who are agents for the
A few more "hellos" are exchanged, interrupted by beeps signaling late
arrivals: Bill from Columbus, Barbara from Philadelphia, Jim from
California and a dozen or so others.
Derrick Robinson, the conference call moderator, calls order.
"It's five after 9," says Robinson, with the sweetly reasonable
intonation of a late-night radio host. "Maybe we should go ahead and
THE IDEA OF A GROUP OF PEOPLE CONVINCED THEY ARE TARGETED BY WEAPONS
that can invade their minds has become a cultural joke, shorthanded by
the image of solitary lunatics wearing tinfoil hats to deflect
invisible mind beams. "Tinfoil hat," says Wikipedia, has become "a
popular stereotype and term of derision; the phrase serves as a byword
for paranoia and is associated with conspiracy theorists."
In 2005, a group of MIT students conducted a formal study using
aluminum foil and radio signals. Their surprising finding: Tinfoil
hats may actually amplify radio frequency signals. Of course, the tech
students meant the study as a joke.
But during the Saturday conference call, the subject of aluminum foil
is deadly serious. The MIT study had prompted renewed debate; while a
few TIs realized it was a joke at their expense, some saw the findings
as an explanation for why tinfoil didn't seem to stop the voices.
Others vouched for the material.
"Tinfoil helps tremendously," reports one conference call participant,
who describes wrapping it around her body underneath her clothing.
"Where do you put the tinfoil?" a man asks.
"Anywhere, everywhere," she replies. "I even put it in a hat."
A TI in an online mind-control forum recommends a Web site called
"Block EMF" (as in electromagnetic frequencies), which advertises a
full line of clothing, including aluminum-lined boxer shorts described
as a "sheer, comfortable undergarment you can wear over your regular
one to shield yourself from power lines and computer electric fields,
and microwave, radar, and TV radiation." Similarly, a tinfoil hat
disguised as a regular baseball cap is "smart and subtle."
For all the scorn, the ranks of victims -- or people who believe they
are victims -- are speaking up. In the course of the evening, there
are as many as 40 clicks from people joining the call, and much larger
numbers participate in the online forum, which has 143 members. A note
there mentioning interest from a journalist prompted more than 200 e-
Until recently, people who believe the government is beaming voices
into their heads would have added social isolation to their catalogue
of woes. But now, many have discovered hundreds, possibly thousands,
of others just like them all over the world. Web sites dedicated to
electronic harassment and gang stalking have popped up in India,
China, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Russia and elsewhere.
Victims have begun to host support meetings in major cities, including
Washington. Favorite topics at the meetings include lessons on how to
build shields (the proverbial tinfoil hats), media and PR training,
and possible legal strategies for outlawing mind control.
The biggest hurdle for TIs is getting people to take their concerns
seriously. A proposal made in 2001 by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) to
ban "psychotronic weapons" (another common term for mind-control
technology) was hailed by TIs as a great step forward. But the bill
was widely derided by bloggers and columnists and quickly dropped.
Doug Gordon, Kucinich's spokesman, would not discuss mind control
other than to say the proposal was part of broader legislation
outlawing weapons in space. The bill was later reintroduced, minus the
mind control. "It was not the concentration of the legislation, which
is why it was tightened up and redrafted," was all Gordon would say.
Unable to garner much support from their elected representatives, TIs
have started their own PR campaign. And so, last spring, the Saturday
conference calls centered on plans to hold a rally in Washington. A
2005 attempt at a rally drew a few dozen people and was ultimately
rained out; the TIs were determined to make another go of it.
Conversations focused around designing T-shirts, setting up
congressional appointments, fundraising, creating a new Web site and
formalizing a slogan. After some debate over whether to focus on gang
stalking or mind control, the group came up with a compromise slogan
that covered both: "Freedom From Covert Surveillance and Electronic
Conference call moderator Robinson, who says his gang stalking began
when he worked at the National Security Agency in the 1980s, offers
his assessment of the group's prospects: Maybe this rally wouldn't
produce much press, but it's a first step. "I see this as a movement,"
he says. "We're picking up people all the time."
HARLAN GIRARD SAYS HIS PROBLEMS BEGAN IN 1983, while he was a real
estate developer in Los Angeles. The harassment was subtle at first:
One day a woman pulled up in a car, wagged her finger at him, then
sped away; he saw people running underneath his window at night; he
noticed some of his neighbors seemed to be watching him; he heard
someone moving in the crawl space under his apartment at night.
Girard sought advice from this then-girlfriend, a practicing
psychologist, whom he declines to identify. He says she told him,
"Nobody can become psychotic in their late 40s." She said he didn't
seem to manifest other symptoms of psychotic behavior -- he dressed
well, paid his bills -- and, besides his claims of surveillance, which
sounded paranoid, he behaved normally. "People who are psychotic are
socially isolated," he recalls her saying.
After a few months, Girard says, the harassment abruptly stopped. But
the respite didn't last. In 1984, appropriately enough, things got
seriously weird. He'd left his real estate career to return to school
at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was studying for a
master's degree in landscape architecture. He harbored dreams of
designing parks and public spaces. Then, he says, he began to hear
voices. Girard could distinguish several different male voices, which
came complete with a mental image of how the voices were being
generated: from a recording studio, with "four slops sitting around a
card table drinking beer," he says.
The voices were crass but also strangely courteous, addressing him as
They taunted him. They asked him if he thought he was normal; they
suggested he was going crazy. They insulted his classmates: When an
overweight student showed up for a field trip in a white raincoat,
they said, "Hey, Mr. Girard, doesn't she look like a refrigerator?"
Six months after the voices began, they had another question for him:
"Mr. Girard, Mr. Girard. Why aren't you dead yet?" At first, he
recalls, the voices would speak just two or three times a day, but it
escalated into a near-constant cacophony, often accompanied by severe
pain all over his body -- which Girard now attributes to directed-
energy weapons that can shoot invisible beams.
The voices even suggested how he could figure out what was happening
to him. He says they told him to go to the electrical engineering
department to "tell them you're writing science fiction and you don't
want to write anything inconsistent with physical reality. Then tell
them exactly what has happened."
Girard went and got some rudimentary explanations of how technology
could explain some of the things he was describing.
"Finally, I said: 'Look, I must come to the point, because I need
answers. This is happening to me; it's not science fiction.'" They
He got the same response from friends, he says. "They regarded me as
crazy, which is a humiliating experience."
When asked why he didn't consult a doctor about the voices and the
pain, he says, "I don't dare start talking to people because of the
potential stigma of it all. I don't want to be treated differently.
Here I was in Philadelphia. Something was going on, I don't know any
doctors . . . I know somebody's doing something to me."
It was a struggle to graduate, he says, but he was determined, and he
persevered. In 1988, the same year he finished his degree, his father
died, leaving Girard an inheritance large enough that he did not have
So, instead of becoming a landscape architect, Girard began a full-
time investigation of what was happening to him, often traveling to
Washington in pursuit of government documents relating to mind
control. He put an ad in a magazine seeking other victims. Only a few
people responded. But over the years, as he met more and more people
like himself, he grew convinced that he was part of what he calls an
"electronic concentration camp."
What he was finding on his research trips also buttressed his belief:
Girard learned that in the 1950s, the CIA had drugged unwitting
victims with LSD as part of a rogue mind-control experiment called MK-
ULTRA. He came across references to the CIA seeking to influence the
mind with electromagnetic fields. Then he found references in an
academic research book to work that military researchers at Walter
Reed Army Institute of Research had done in the 1970s with pulsed
microwaves to transmit words that a subject would hear in his head.
Elsewhere, he came across references to attempts to use
electromagnetic energy, sound waves or microwave beams to cause non-
lethal pain to the body. For every symptom he experienced, he believed
he found references to a weapon that could cause it.
How much of the research Girard cites checks out?
Concerns about microwaves and mind control date to the 1960s, when the
U.S. government discovered that its embassy in Moscow was being
bombarded by low-level electromagnetic radiation. In 1965, according
to declassified Defense Department documents, the Pentagon, at the
behest of the White House, launched Project Pandora, top-secret
research to explore the behavioral and biological effects of low-level
microwaves. For approximately four years, the Pentagon conducted
secret research: zapping monkeys; exposing unwitting sailors to
microwave radiation; and conducting a host of other unusual
experiments (a sub-project of Project Pandora was titled Project
Bizarre). The results were mixed, and the program was plagued by
disagreements and scientific squabbles. The "Moscow signal," as it was
called, was eventually attributed to eavesdropping, not mind control,
and Pandora ended in 1970. And with it, the military's research into
so-called non-thermal microwave effects seemed to die out, at least in
the unclassified realm.
But there are hints of ongoing research: An academic paper written for
the Air Force in the mid-1990s mentions the idea of a weapon that
would use sound waves to send words into a person's head. "The signal
can be a 'message from God' that can warn the enemy of impending doom,
or encourage the enemy to surrender," the author concluded.
In 2002, the Air Force Research Laboratory patented precisely such a
technology: using microwaves to send words into someone's head. That
work is frequently cited on mind-control Web sites. Rich Garcia, a
spokesman for the research laboratory's directed energy directorate,
declined to discuss that patent or current or related research in the
field, citing the lab's policy not to comment on its microwave work.
In response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed for this
article, the Air Force released unclassified documents surrounding
that 2002 patent -- records that note that the patent was based on
human experimentation in October 1994 at the Air Force lab, where
scientists were able to transmit phrases into the heads of human
subjects, albeit with marginal intelligibility. Research appeared to
continue at least through 2002. Where this work has gone since is
unclear -- the research laboratory, citing classification, refused to
discuss it or release other materials.
The official U.S. Air Force position is that there are no non-thermal
effects of microwaves. Yet Dennis Bushnell, chief scientist at NASA's
Langley Research Center, tagged microwave attacks against the human
brain as part of future warfare in a 2001 presentation to the National
Defense Industrial Association about "Future Strategic Issues."
"That work is exceedingly sensitive" and unlikely to be reported in
any unclassified documents, he says.
Meanwhile, the military's use of weapons that employ electromagnetic
radiation to create pain is well-known, as are some of the limitations
of such weapons. In 2001, the Pentagon declassified one element of
this research: the Active Denial System, a weapon that uses
electromagnetic radiation to heat skin and create an intense burning
sensation. So, yes, there is technology designed to beam painful
invisible rays at humans, but the weapon seems to fall far short of
what could account for many of the TIs' symptoms. While its exact
range is classified, Doug Beason, an expert in directed-energy
weapons, puts it at about 700 meters, and the beam cannot penetrate a
number of materials, such as aluminum. Considering the size of the
full-scale weapon, which resembles a satellite dish, and its
operational limitations, the ability of the government or anyone else
to shoot beams at hundreds of people -- on city streets, into their
homes and while they travel in cars and planes -- is beyond
But, given the history of America's clandestine research, it's
reasonable to assume that if the defense establishment could develop
mind-control or long-distance ray weapons, it almost certainly would.
And, once developed, the possibility that they might be tested on
innocent civilians could not be categorically dismissed.
Girard, for his part, believes these weapons were not only developed
but were also tested on him more than 20 years ago.
What would the government gain by torturing him? Again, Girard found
what he believed to be an explanation, or at least a precedent: During
the Cold War, the government conducted radiation experiments on scores
of unwitting victims, essentially using them as human guinea pigs.
Girard came to believe that he, too, was a walking experiment.
Not that Girard thinks his selection was totally random: He believes
he was targeted because of a disparaging remark he made to a
Republican fundraiser about George H.W. Bush in the early 1980s.
Later, Girard says, the voices confirmed his suspicion.
"One night I was going to bed; the usual drivel was going on," he
says. "The constant stream of drivel. I was just about to go to bed,
and a voice says: 'Mr. Girard, do you know who was in our studio with
us? That was George Bush, vice president of the United States.'"
GIRARD'S STORY, HOWEVER STRANGE, reflects what TIs around the world
report: a chance encounter with a government agency or official,
followed by surveillance and gang stalking, and then, in many cases,
voices, and pain similar to electric shocks. Some in the community
have taken it upon themselves to document as many cases as possible.
One TI from California conducted about 50 interviews, narrowing the
symptoms down to several major areas: "ringing in the ears,"
"manipulation of body parts," "hearing voices," "piercing sensation on
skin," "sinus problems" and "sexual attacks." In fact, the TI
continued, "many report the sensation of having their genitalia
Both male and female TIs report a variety of "attacks" to their sexual
organs. "My testicles became so sore I could barely walk," Girard says
of his early experiences. Others, however, report the attacks in the
form of sexual stimulation, including one TI who claims he dropped out
of the seminary after constant sexual stimulation by directed-energy
weapons. Susan Sayler, a TI in San Diego, says many women among the
TIs suffer from attacks to their sexual organs but are often
embarrassed to talk about it with outsiders.
"It's sporadic, you just never know when it will happen," she says. "A
lot of the women say it's as soon as you lay down in bed -- that's
when you would get hit the worst. It happened to me as I was driving,
at odd times."
What made her think it was an electronic attack and not just in her
head? "There was no sexual attraction to a man when it would happen.
That's what was wrong. It did not feel like a muscle spasm or
whatever," she says. "It's so . . . electronic."
GLORIA NAYLOR, a renowned African American writer, seems to defy many
of the stereotypes of someone who believes in mind control. A winner
of the National Book Award, Naylor is best known for her acclaimed
novel, The Women of Brewster Place, which described a group of women
living in a poor urban neighborhood and was later made into a
miniseries by Oprah Winfrey.
But in 2005, she published a lesser-known work, 1996, a semi-
autobiographical book describing her experience as a TI. "I didn't
want to tell this story. It's going to take courage. Perhaps more
courage than I possess, but they've left me no alternatives," Naylor
writes at the beginning of her book. "I am in a battle for my mind. If
I stop now, they'll have won, and I will lose myself." The book is
coherent, if hard to believe. It's also marked by disturbing passages
describing how Jewish American agents were responsible for Naylor's
surveillance. "Of the many cars that kept coming and going down my
road, most were driven by Jews," she writes in the book. When asked
about that passage in a recent interview, she defended her logic:
Being from New York, she claimed, she can recognize Jews.
Naylor lives on a quiet street in Brooklyn in a majestic brownstone
with an interior featuring intricate woodwork and tasteful decorations
that attest to a successful literary career. She speaks about her
situation calmly, occasionally laughing at her own predicament and her
struggle with what she originally thought was mental illness. "I would
observe myself," she explains. "I would lie in bed while the
conversations were going on, and I'd ask: Maybe it is schizophrenia?"
Like Girard, Naylor describes what she calls "street theater" --
incidents that might be dismissed by others as coincidental, but which
Naylor believes were set up. She noticed suspicious cars driving by
her isolated vacation home. On an airplane, fellow passengers mimicked
her every movement -- like mimes on a street.
Voices similar to those in Girard's case followed -- taunting voices
cursing her, telling her she was stupid, that she couldn't write.
Expletive-laced language filled her head. Naylor sought help from a
psychiatrist and received a prescription for an antipsychotic drug.
But the medication failed to stop the voices, she says, which only
added to her conviction that the harassment was real.
For almost four years, Naylor says, the voices prevented her from
writing. In 2000, she says, around the time she discovered the mind-
control forums, the voices stopped and the surveillance tapered off.
It was then that she began writing 1996 as a "catharsis."
Colleagues urged Naylor not to publish the book, saying she would
destroy her reputation. But she did publish, albeit with a small
publishing house. The book was generally ignored by critics but
embraced by TIs.
Naylor is not the first writer to describe such a personal descent.
Evelyn Waugh, one of the great novelists of the 20th century, details
similar experiences in The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold. Waugh's book,
published in 1957, has eerie similarities to Naylor's.
Embarking on a recuperative cruise, Pinfold begins to hear voices on
the ship that he believes are part of a wireless system capable of
broadcasting into his head; he believes the instigator recruited
fellow passengers to act as operatives; and he describes
"performances" put on by passengers directed at him yet meant to look
innocuous to others.
Waugh wrote his book several years after recovering from a similar
episode and realizing that the voices and paranoia were the result of
Naylor, who hasn't written a book since 1996, is now back at work on
an historical novel she hopes will return her to the literary
mainstream. She remains convinced that she was targeted by mind
control. The many echoes of her ordeal she sees on the mind-control
forums reassure her she's not crazy, she says.
Of course, some of the things she sees on the forum do strike her as
crazy. "But who I am to say?" she says. "Maybe I sound crazy to
SOME TIS, SUCH AS ED MOORE, A YOUNG MEDICAL DOCTOR, take a slightly
more skeptical approach. He criticizes what he calls the "wacky
claims" of TIs who blame various government agencies or groups of
people without any proof. "I have yet to see a claim of who is behind
this that has any data to support it," he writes.
Nonetheless, Moore still believes the voices in his head are the
result of mind control and that the U.S. government is the most likely
culprit. Moore started hearing voices in 2003, just as he completed
his medical residency in anesthesiology; he was pulling an all-nighter
studying for board exams when he heard voices coming from a nearby
house commenting on him, on his abilities as a doctor, on his sanity.
At first, he thought he was simply overhearing conversations through
walls (much as Waugh's fictional alter ego first thought), but when no
one else could hear the voices, he realized they were in his head.
Moore went through a traumatic two years, including hospitalization
for depression with auditory hallucinations.
"One tries to convince friends and family that you are being
electronically harassed with voices that only you can hear," he writes
in an e-mail. "You learn to stop doing that. They don't believe you,
and they become sad and concerned, and it amplifies your own
depression when you have voices screaming at you and your friends and
family looking at you as a helpless, sick, mentally unbalanced
He says he grew frustrated with anti-psychotic medications meant to
stop the voices, both because the treatments didn't work and because
psychiatrists showed no interest in what the voices were telling him.
He began to look for some other way to cope.
"In March of 2005, I started looking up support groups on the
Internet," he wrote. "My wife would cry when she would see these
sites, knowing I still heard voices, but I did not know what else to
do." In 2006, he says, his wife, who had stood by him for three years,
filed for divorce.
Moore, like other TIs, is cautious about sharing details of his life.
He worries about looking foolish to friends and colleagues -- but he
says that risk is ultimately worthwhile if he can bring attention to
With his father's financial help, Moore is now studying for an
electrical engineering degree at the University of Texas at San
Antonio, hoping to prove that V2K, the technology to send voices into
people's heads, is real. Being in school, around other people, helps
him cope, he writes, but the voices continue to taunt him.
Recently, he says, they told him: "We'll never stop [messing] with
A WEEK BEFORE THE TIS RALLY ON THE NATIONAL MALL, John Alexander, one
of the people whom Harlan Girard holds personally responsible for the
voices in his head, is at a Chili's restaurant in Crystal City
explaining over a Philly cheese steak and fries why the United States
needs mind-control weapons.
A former Green Beret who served in Vietnam, Alexander went on to a
number of national security jobs, and rubbed shoulders with prominent
military and political leaders. Long known for taking an interest in
exotic weapons, his 1980 article, "The New Mental Battlefield,"
published in the Army journal Military Review, is cited by self-
described victims as proof of his complicity in mind control. Now
retired from the government and living in Las Vegas, Alexander
continues to advise the military. He is in the Washington area that
day for an official meeting.
Beneath a shock of white hair is the mind of a self-styled military
thinker. Alexander belongs to a particular set of Pentagon advisers
who consider themselves defense intellectuals, focusing on big-picture
issues, future threats and new capabilities. Alexander's career led
him from work on sticky foam that would stop an enemy in his or her
tracks to dalliances in paranormal studies and psychics, which he
still defends as operationally useful.
In an earlier phone conversation, Alexander said that in the 1990s,
when he took part in briefings at the CIA, there was never any talk of
"mind control, or mind-altering drugs or technologies, or anything
According to Alexander, the military and intelligence agencies were
still scared by the excesses of MK-ULTRA, the infamous CIA program
that involved, in part, slipping LSD to unsuspecting victims. "Until
recently, anything that smacked of [mind control] was extremely
dangerous" because Congress would simply take the money away, he
Alexander acknowledged that "there were some abuses that took place,"
but added that, on the whole, "I would argue we threw the baby out
with the bath water."
But September 11, 2001, changed the mood in Washington, and some in
the national security community are again expressing interest in mind
control, particularly a younger generation of officials who weren't
around for MK-ULTRA. "It's interesting, that it's coming back,"
While Alexander scoffs at the notion that he is somehow part of an
elaborate plot to control people's minds, he acknowledges support for
learning how to tap into a potential enemy's brain. He gives as an
example the possible use of functional magnetic resonance imaging, or
fMRI, for lie detection. "Brain mapping" with fMRI theoretically could
allow interrogators to know when someone is lying by watching for
activity in particular parts of the brain. For interrogating
terrorists, fMRI could come in handy, Alexander suggests. But any
conceivable use of the technique would fall far short of the kind of
mind-reading TIs complain about.
Alexander also is intrigued by the possibility of using electronic
means to modify behavior. The dilemma of the war on terrorism, he
notes, is that it never ends. So what do you do with enemies, such as
those at Guantanamo: keep them there forever? That's impractical.
Behavior modification could be an alternative, he says.
"Maybe I can fix you, or electronically neuter you, so it's safe to
release you into society, so you won't come back and kill me,"
Alexander says. It's only a matter of time before technology allows
that scenario to come true, he continues. "We're now getting to where
we can do that." He pauses for a moment to take a bite of his
sandwich. "Where does that fall in the ethics spectrum? That's a
really tough question."
When Alexander encounters a query he doesn't want to answer, such as
one about the ethics of mind control, he smiles and raises his hands
level to his chest, as if balancing two imaginary weights. In one hand
is mind control and the sanctity of free thought -- and in the other
hand, a tad higher -- is the war on terrorism.
But none of this has anything to do with the TIs, he says. "Just
because things are secret, people tend to extrapolate. Common sense
does not prevail, and even when you point out huge leaps in logic that
just cannot be true, they are not dissuaded."
WHAT IS IT THAT BRINGS SOMEONE, EVEN AN INTELLIGENT PERSON, to ascribe
the experience of hearing disembodied voices to government weapons?
In her book, Abducted, Harvard psychologist Susan Clancy examines a
group that has striking parallels to the TIs: people who believe
they've been kidnapped by aliens. The similarities are often uncanny:
Would-be abductees describe strange pains, and feelings of being
watched or targeted. And although the alleged abductees don't
generally have auditory hallucinations, they do sometimes believe that
their thoughts are controlled by aliens, or that they've been
implanted with advanced technology.
(On the online forum, some TIs posted vociferous objections to the
parallel, concerned that the public finds UFOs even weirder than mind
control. "It will keep us all marginalized and discredited," one
Clancy argues that the main reason people believe they've been
abducted by aliens is that it provides them with a compelling
narrative to explain their perception that strange things have
happened to them, such as marks on their bodies (marks others would
simply dismiss as bruises), stimulation to their sexual organs (as the
TIs describe) or feelings of paranoia. "It's not just an explanation
for your problems; it's a source of meaning for your life," Clancy
In the case of TIs, mind-control weapons are an explanation for the
voices they hear in their head. Socrates heard a voice and thought it
was a demon; Joan of Arc heard voices from God. As one TI noted in an
e-mail: "Each person undergoing this harassment is looking for the
solution to the problem. Each person analyzes it through his or her
own particular spectrum of beliefs. If you are a scientific-minded
person, then you will probably analyze the situation from that
perspective and conclude it must be done with some kind of electronic
devices. If you are a religious person, you will see it as a struggle
between the elements of whatever religion you believe in. If you are
maybe, perhaps more eccentric, you may think that it is alien in
Or, if you happen to live in the United States in the early 21st
century, you may fear the growing power of the NSA, CIA and FBI.
Being a victim of government surveillance is also, arguably, better
than being insane. In Waugh's novella based on his own painful
experience, when Pinfold concludes that hidden technology is being
used to infiltrate his brain, he "felt nothing but gratitude in his
discovery." Why? "He might be unpopular; he might be ridiculous; but
he was not mad."
Ralph Hoffman, a professor of psychiatry at Yale who has studied
auditory hallucinations, regularly sees people who believe the voices
are a part of government harassment (others believe they are God, dead
relatives or even ex-girlfriends). Not all people who hear voices are
schizophrenic, he says, noting that people can hear voices
episodically in highly emotional states. What exactly causes these
voices is still unknown, but one thing is certain: People who think
the voices are caused by some external force are rarely dissuaded from
their delusional belief, he says. "These are highly emotional and
gripping experiences that are so compelling for them that ordinary
reality seems bland."
Perhaps because the experience is so vivid, he says, even some of
those who improve through treatment merely decide the medical regimen
somehow helped protect their brain from government weapons.
Scott Temple, a professor of psychiatry at Penn State University who
has been involved in two recent studies of auditory hallucinations,
notes that those who suffer such hallucinations frequently lack
insight into their illness. Even among those who do understand they
are sick, "that awareness comes and goes," he says. "People feel
overwhelmed, and the delusional interpretations return."
BACK AT THE PHILADELPHIA TRAIN STATION, Girard seems more agitated. In
a meeting the week before, his "handlers" had spoken to him only
briefly -- they weren't in the right position to attack him, Girard
surmises, based on the lack of voices. Today, his conversation jumps
more rapidly from one subject to the next: victims of radiation
experiments, his hatred of George H.W. Bush, MK-ULTRA, his personal
Asked about his studies at Penn, he replies by talking about his
problems with reading: "I told you, everything I write they dictate to
me," he says, referring again to the voices. "When I read, they're
reading to me. My eyes go across; they're moving my eyes down the
line. They're reading it to me. When I close the book, I can't
remember a thing I read. That's why they do it."
The week before, Girard had pointed to only one person who appeared
suspicious to him -- a young African American man reading a book; this
time, however, he hears more voices, which leads him to believe the
station is crawling with agents.
"Let's change our location," Girard says after a while. "I'm sure they
have 40 or 50 people in here today. I escaped their surveillance last
time -- they won't let that happen again."
Asked to explain the connection between mind control and the
University of Pennsylvania, which Girard alleges is involved in the
conspiracy, he begins to talk about defense contractors located near
the Philadelphia campus: " General Electric was right next to the
parking garage; General Electric Space Systems occupies a huge
building right over there. From that building, you could see into the
studio where I was doing my work most of the time. I asked somebody
what they were doing there. You know, it had to do with computers. GE
Space Systems. They were supposed to be tracking missile debris from
this location . . . pardon me. What was your question again?"
Yet many parts of Girard's life seem to reflect that of any affluent
70-year-old bachelor. He travels frequently to France for extended
vacations and takes part in French cultural activities in
Philadelphia. He has set up a travel scholarship at the Cleveland
Institute of Art in the name of his late mother, who attended school
there (he changed his last name 27 years ago for "personal reasons"),
and he travels to meet the students who benefit from the fund. And
while the bulk of his time is spent on his research and writing about
mind control, he has other interests. He follows politics and
describes outings with friends and family members with whom he doesn't
talk about mind control, knowing they would view it skeptically.
Girard acknowledges that some of his experiences mirror symptoms of
schizophrenia, but asked if he ever worried that the voices might in
fact be caused by mental illness, he answers sharply with one word:
How, then, does he know the voices are real?
"How do you know you know anything?" Girard replies. "How do you know
I exist? How do you know this isn't a dream you're having, from which
you'll wake up in a few minutes? I suppose that analogy is the closest
thing: You know when you have a dream. Sometimes it could be perfectly
lucid, but you know it's a dream."
The very "realness" of the voices is the issue -- how do you
disbelieve something you perceive as real? That's precisely what
Hoffman, the Yale psychiatrist, points out: So lucid are the voices
that the sufferers -- regardless of their educational level or self-
awareness -- are unable to see them as anything but real. "One thing I
can assure you," Hoffman says, "is that for them, it feels real."
IT LOOKS ALMOST LIKE ANY OTHER SMALL POLITICAL RALLY IN WASHINGTON.
Posters adorn the gate on the southwest side of the Capitol Reflecting
Pool, as attendees set up a table with press materials, while
volunteers test a loudspeaker and set out coolers filled with bottled
water. The sun is out, the weather is perfect, and an eclectic
collection of people from across the country has gathered to protest
There is not a tinfoil hat to be seen. Only the posters and
paraphernalia hint at the unusual. "Stop USA electronic harassment,"
urges one poster. "Directed Energy Assaults," reads another. Smaller
signs in the shape of tombstones say, "RIP MKULTRA." The main display,
set in front of the speaker's lectern has a more extended message:
"HELP STOP HI-TECH ASSAULT PSYCHOTRONIC TORTURE."
About 35 TIs show up for the June rally, in addition to a few friends
and family members. Speakers alternate between giving personal
testimonials and descriptions of research into mind-control
technology. Most of the gawkers at the rally are foreign tourists. A
few hecklers snicker at the signs, but mostly people are either
confused or indifferent. The articles on mind control at the table --
from mainstream news magazines -- go untouched.
"How can you expect people to get worked up over this if they don't
care about eavesdropping or eminent domain?" one man challenges after
stopping to flip through the literature. Mary Ann Stratton, who is
manning the table, merely shrugs and smiles sadly. There is no answer:
Everyone at the rally acknowledges it is an uphill battle.
In general, the outlook for TIs is not good; many lose their jobs,
houses and family. Depression is common. But for many at the rally,
experiencing the community of mind-control victims seems to help. One
TI, a man who had been a rescue swimmer in the Coast Guard before
voices in his head sent him on a downward spiral, expressed the solace
he found among fellow TIs in a long e-mail to another TI: "I think
that the only people that can help are people going through the same
thing. Everyone else will not believe you, or they are possibly
In the end, though, nothing could help him enough. In August 2006, he
would commit suicide.
But at least for the day, the rally is boosting TI spirits. Girard, in
what for him is an ebullient mood, takes the microphone. A small crowd
of tourists gathers at the sidelines, listening with casual interest.
With the Capitol looming behind him, he reaches the crescendo of his
speech, rallying the attendees to remember an important thing: They
are part of a single community.
"I've heard it said, 'We can't get anywhere because everyone's story
is different.' We are all the same," Girard booms. "You knew someone
with the power to commit you to the electronic concentration camp
Several weeks after the rally, Girard shows up for a meeting with a
reporter at the stately Mayflower Hotel in Washington, where he has
stayed frequently over the two decades he has traveled to the capital
to battle mind control. He walks in with a lit cigarette, which he
apologetically puts out after a hotel employee tells him smoking isn't
allowed anymore. He is half an hour late -- delayed, he says, by a
meeting on Capitol Hill. Wearing a monogrammed dress shirt and tie, he
looks, as always, serious and professional.
Girard declines to mention whom on Capitol Hill he'd met with, other
than to say it was a congressional staffer. Embarrassment is likely a
factor: Girard readily acknowledges that most people he meets with,
ranging from scholars to politicians, ignore his entreaties or dismiss
him as a lunatic.
Lately, his focus is on his Web site, which he sees as the culmination
of nearly a quarter-century of research. When completed, it will
contain more than 300 pages of documents. What next? Maybe he'll move
to France (there are victims there, too), or maybe the U.S. government
will finally just kill him, he says.
Meanwhile, he is always searching for absolute proof that the
government has decoded the brain. His latest interest is LifeLog, a
project once funded by the Pentagon that he read about in Wired News.
The article described it this way: "The embryonic LifeLog program
would dump everything an individual does into a giant database: every
e-mail sent or received, every picture taken, every Web page surfed,
every phone call made, every TV show watched, every magazine read. All
of this -- and more -- would combine with information gleaned from a
variety of sources: a GPS transmitter to keep tabs on where that
person went, audiovisual sensors to capture what he or she sees or
says, and biomedical monitors to keep track of the individual's
Girard suggests that the government, using similar technology, has
"catalogued" his life over the past two years -- every sight and sound
(Evelyn Waugh, in his mind-control book, writes about his character's
similar fear that his harassers were creating a file of his entire
Girard thinks the government can control his movements, inject
thoughts into his head, cause him pain day and night. He believes that
he will die a victim of mind control.
Is there any reason for optimism?
Girard hesitates, then asks a rhetorical question.
"Why, despite all this, why am I the same person? Why am I Harlan
For all his anguish, be it the result of mental illness or, as Girard
contends, government mind control, the voices haven't managed to
conquer the thing that makes him who he is: Call it his consciousness,
his intellect or, perhaps, his soul.
"That's what they don't yet have," he says. After 22 years, "I'm still
Sharon Weinberger is a Washington writer and author of Imaginary
Weapons: A Journey Through the Pentagon's Scientific Underworld. She
will be fielding questions and comments about this article Tuesday at
COMMMENTARY on above article, Mind Games
by Allen Barker, Ph.D.
I would like to thank Ms. Weinberger for researching and writing this
article. The article seems reasonably fair, based on the openly
available sources describing research into areas like "voice-to-skull"
technologies. That might not seem like much, except that up until now
even that has been a very rare thing, indeed -- especially published
a mainstream paper like the Washington Post.
As the article points out, such technologies have been researched for
many years. The advanced forms are *highly* classified. Given this,
any victims of nonconsensual experimentation truly have an uphill
battle as far as even getting people to acknowledge what is going on.
Even the state of *open* technology in this area is not widely known.
Many ordinary citizens who think about the problem for ten minutes,
based on naive views of government and outdated knowledge of 70s-era
technology, will tend to dismiss the claims of TIs. Even back in the
70s there was more existing technology than many people are aware of,
and consider how much more exists now after all the advances in
computers and in other areas. For example, here are a couple of
links to some recent articles on open-technology:
These two articles involve RFID chips and neural prosthetics, and
describe a level of technology that is beyond what people commonly
assume is available as the unclassified state of the art.
Most people also tend not to think like "mind controllers." That is
to their credit in most cases, but we all know that some tyrants --
both petty and large -- covet nothing more than the ability to control
other people's lives. Just because you and I do not think like that,
some people *do* think like that -- some people will always want to be
the next Stalin. That is why eternal vigilance is necessary to
maintain liberty even if there is just a potential threat.
In evaluating technologies, then, one has to have some idea about how
such technologies might be abused. Various conditioning effects, for
example, can be used to influence people using only fairly low levels
of technology and surveillance. Influencing operations do not require
100% total control over a person (that is a common straw man argument,
in fact). Even if the influencing does not work as planned, it can
nonetheless constitute torture to a nonconsensual subject.
Below are a few general comments on parts of the article.
In the article, Gloria Naylor's book is compared to a 1957 book by
Evelyn Waugh in which a character is "gaslighted" with voices to his
head as well as "performances" designed to be meaningful only to him.
I am not going to comment on Waugh or the character in his book, but
this does give me an opportunity to point out part of the long history
of mind control technologies and operations.
The year 1957 was during the height of MKULTRA mind control
experimentation. A reading of the limited, surviving, redacted
financial records gives a picture of how widespread the program was,
as well as how it was covertly funded through "cutouts." It is
commonly believed that MKULTRA was mainly about LSD testing, but there
were literally hundreds of subprograms which investigated just about
every conceivable way to manipulate and influence human beings. This
included things like remote polygraphs and electronic influencing and
One major goal of MKULTRA was to find ways to discredit people. That
much is explicitly documented. One way to discredit a person was to
drop them acid in public, but there are many other ways. Certainly
dropping acid to unwitting people was tested on nonconsensual
citizens, and it is reasonable to assume that many other techniques
were similarly tested.
Besides just the capability for "street theater" performances, what
voice-to-skull technologies existed back in 1957?
In the late 50s Ewen Cameron was already experimenting with what he
called "psychic driving." He would tape-record interviews with his
patients and then play parts of those tapes back to them,
repetitively. He used speakers in the ceilings, pillow speakers, and
even speakers in football helmets that the patients could not remove
in order to constantly bombard his "patients" with voices. He is
known to have experimented with mimicking the voices of people
familiar to the subjects, as well as with using multiple voices to
exploit possible effects of social influencing such as "peer
pressure." This research was funded by the CIA under MKULTRA. So the
idea of beaming voices at people for mind control was not new to
people in the clandestine world of mind control, even back in the late
Another late-50s voice-to-skull technology is the tooth implant. This
is really rather simple technology, despite some people's unwarranted
skepticism. All it takes is a small radio receiver and a
piezoelectric vibrator for bone-conducted audio. There is a patent
for such a device which was submitted to the patent office in the late
50s. That particular patent also makes use of facial nerves in
addition to bone conduction (which was already prior art at the time).
Experiments were also conducted to try to replicate the radio
reception that some people naturally experienced due to certain
fillings in their teeth, though what resulted from such investigations
is not well-documented. I am *not* saying that a tooth implant was
used in any particular case, but that the technology has existed for a
very long time. It is a possibility that at least deserves
consideration in certain cases, rather than completely dismissing
a priori the entire hypothesis that external (or exogenous) voices
were ever inflicted on a person.
Back in the 50s hypnosis was a major focus of mind control research.
It is a commonly-held belief that people cannot be hypnotized against
their will or made to do things under hypnosis which they wouldn't
ordinarily do, but the belief is not true; it is false. Although not
*everyone* can be hypnotized against their will or made to do things
that they would not ordinarily do, some people are highly susceptible
to hypnosis and hence are highly vulnerable. Given that, consider how
much more effective hypnosis against a susceptible individual would be
if the hypnotist had 24/7 voice contact with that subject in order to
constantly reinforce the "training" and to issue commands.
The hypnosis research under programs like BLUEBIRD and MKULTRA in the
50s also made use of technology. There was research into how radio
waves of various sorts affected hypnotic susceptibility. There were
literally experiments into hypnotizing people and installing
posthypnotic commands which could be activated over the telephone.
This was not just a Hollywood movie; it is documented to have been
tested on actual human subjects. Another area which was researched by
the CIA was the use of hidden subliminals in music to enhance
hypnosis. This use of auditory subliminals to transmit hidden signals
is similar to more modern techniques such as the Russian "acoustic
psycho-correction" technology and the Lowery "silent sounds"
technique (where a high-frequency audio carrier tone is
voice-modulated). The FBI was reported to have investigated using the
Russian technology to send the fake "voice of God" to Koresh at Waco,
so clearly the FBI knows that such things exist. The Russian
technology was acquired in the 90s by a Richmond, Va. company.
The point is that these techniques and technologies have existed in
various forms and have been researched and tested for literally
decades. The new technologies just open up even more potential for
abuses of human rights (as well as any positive applications that the
technologies might enable if they were to be used to actually help
people). Human beings and governments have long conspired to harass
certain individuals; only the methods change over the years.
COINTELPRO, for example, has a long history going back many years.
In addition to comparing Naylor's book with Waugh's book, the article
also compares TIs to people claiming to have been abducted by aliens.
I do not want to get too much into that because the TI who was quoted
as saying it would keep them "marginalized and discredited" was right.
Even just mentioning the subject tends to bring in the space-alien
connotations and associated ridicule. One main and obvious difference
that seems to somehow get "overlooked" is that mind control operations
are real. They have, for example, been investigated by Congress and
are known to have been conducted by the CIA et al. In that way the
issue of mind control is completely and utterly different from alien
Interestingly, though, the Air Force is known to have used UFOs as a
cover story to distract from investigations of its classified aircraft
flights. A similar use of UFOs as purposeful disinformation to
discredit investigations into classified mind control experimentation
cannot be dismissed. Consider, for example, the documents relating to
Project Pandora at the DOD's FOIA reading room, especially the
469-page Project Pandora Operational Procedure document.
Now Project Pandora, as the Washington Post article mentions, was an
investigation into the use of microwaves to influence human behavior.
That is solid, real, and scientific. The document above describes,
for example, experiments with monkeys trained to work on tasks and
then subjected to performance-degradation due to intentional microwave
exposure. It describe studies of sailors exposed to microwaves. It
includes results related to the effects of microwaves on EEGs and on
heart rates in rabbits. Then guess what follows, in the Project
Pandora Operational Procedure document?
What follows is a full-blown Majestic-12/Roswell UFO disinformation
story. Yes, this "serious" government FOIA document discusses the
supposed finding of space-alien bodies at Roswell. Really. The pages
have written on them that they cannot be authenticated as an official
government document, but what are they doing there in the first place?
They do not have any relevance to microwave research, and the time
period is not even the same.
It is curious to note what comes right *after* the Roswell space-alien
part of the Pandora document: the transfer of the Pandora Project to
US Army in 1970, and 1977 Congressional inquiry letters into whether
Pandora research included areas of "what is popularly known as 'mind
control.'" This clumsy use of Roswell space-alien disinformation is
almost breathtaking for its brazenness. One statement that does appear
in the Operational Procedure document is the following (from the
of a meeting in 1970):
2. Definitive research in this area will also require work with
human subjects, and ethical procedures for working with humans may
conflict with security needs.
As one final note on alien abductions, I should point out that some of
the people claiming to be alien abductees could actually be mind
control victims, either purposely deceived with psyops exploiting
(and/or inculcating) that belief system or else people who simply
misperceived what really happened to them.
Following the comparison of TIs with alien abductees, the Post article
proceeds to quote professional psychiatrists. The professional
psychiatrists, as expected, assume a priori that all TIs are
delusional and therefore are sick and in need of care. This is not a
scientific attitude, but then again psychiatry has major components
which are strictly political rather than scientific. Since the
technology undeniably exists, and since documented mind control
operations and mind control experimentation victims undeniably exist,
logic demands that at least the *possibility* of exogenous harassment
should be considered in any given case. Indeed, people subjected to
severe harassment can suffer severe psychological *consequences* --
just like PTSD victims and victims of physical torture -- but these
are the effects (sequelae) of actual harassment. What the DSM manual
unscientifically (they admit as much in the DSM) classifies as
"schizophrenia" is really a cluster of cases with roughly similar
symptoms. It is actually made up of several distinct sub-clusters,
corresponding to different causes. One such sub-cluster includes
people who truly have been harassed and persecuted -- often by
people who know quite well what the DSM labels as mental illness.
Of course it is not politically acceptable to admit that people --
citizens -- truly are harassed and persecuted in the United States.
To admit that would require some action to stop it, and would focus
attention on the perpetrators of such abuses. But then again,
psychiatrists have participated in all of the historically documented
mind control programs. And not just any psychiatrists, but the
leading psychiatrists of their day. As a profession, psychiatry is in
deep denial about its complicity with these abuses. As a profession
(a supposed "healing" profession) it will not face up to even its
documented involvement in mind control research. It will not
acknowledge the documented victims of such programs and try to heal
the damage that it helped to inflict on them. So, in this case, the
profession of psychiatry has a serious conflict of interest.
In ending this commentary, I would like to again thank Ms. Weinberger
for her relatively fair article on the TIs and their plight. I hope
that the article will spur serious investigations into the allegations
of TIs and will help lead to greatly increased oversight of the
black-budget, special access programs where such technologies and
techniques are being developed and researched.
ISIS Press Release 24/01/06
A weapon system that operates at the speed of light, that can kill,
torture, enslave and escape detection. Harlan Girard
A fully referenced version of this article is posted on ISIS members’
website. Details here
The ultimate weapon
Electromagnetic weapons operate at the speed of light; they can kill,
torture and enslave; but the public are largely unaware that they
exist, because these weapons operate by stealth and leave no physical
evidence. Electromagnetic weapons have been tested on human beings
since 1976. By widely dispersing the involuntary human test-subjects,
and vehemently attacking their credibility, it has been possible for
the United States to proceed with these human experiments unhindered
by discussions or criticisms, let alone opposition.
This ultimate weapon system is currently being deployed in Iraq. The
US Air Force and the Marine Corps refer to it as “active denial
technology”, as if it were used purely for defense, but it is not (see
The truth about “active denial technology”
There is only one electromagnetic spectrum. Nuclear weapons release a
great deal of ionizing radiation in the high frequency range above
visible light, where the energy of the radiation is capable of
breaking chemical bonds. Ionizing radiation is generally acknowledged
to cause cancer.
The US military has weaponized the non-ionizing radiation below the
visible range, the microwaves and radio waves that are used in mobile
phones and telecommunications. The US government has strenuously
denied that there could be health hazards from non-ionizing
electromagnetic radiation, both as a defence of the involuntary human
research it has been conducting for many years but has not yet
acknowledged, and to dissuade other countries from developing similar
The only biological effect of non-ionizing radiation that the US
government has acknowledged for many years is heating, and
accordingly, it characterizes “active denial technology” as that which
produces pain from sudden heating of the skin; but this is not how it
Reading brain waves and mind control
In 1959, Saul B. Sells, a professor of social psychology at a minor US
university submitted a proposal to the Central Intelligence Agency
(CIA) to build for them the most sophisticated electroencephalography
machine that would have an integral computational capacity to analyze
and, hopefully, make sense of the brain waves it recorded. In other
words, the professor proposed to make a machine that could tell the
CIA what a person was thinking, whether or not the person wished to
disclose that information.
The CIA approved the project in 1960, adding some library research
with five objectives. The fifth objective of the research was,
“Techniques for Activating the Human Organism by Remote Electronic
Means”. The entire assignment was thereafter known as MKULTRA
subproject 119, MKULTRA being the CIA’s notorious mind control
programme. It was based on the erroneous notion that the Soviets
already possessed the means to control minds and the US had to catch
up as rapidly as possible.
The documents pertaining to MKULTRA subproject 119 are now held in the
National Security Archives (a non-governmental organization) at George
Washington University in Washington, D.C. . John Marks, author of
The Search for the Manchurian Candidate: The CIA and Mind Control,
(Times Books, New York, 1979) donated the MKULTRA documents; his book
was republished by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, 1991 and is
still in print.
Project Bizarre followed MKULTRA subproject 119 in 1965. The purpose
of Bizarre was to record and analyze the complex microwave signal
allegedly being beamed at the American Embassy in Moscow by the
Soviets from a building across the street. The interesting thing
about Project Bizarre is that while the United States has denied to
this very day that there could be adverse health effects from
microwave radiation, it immediately suspected that “the Moscow signal”
was producing a variety of health effects in Embassy personnel,
particularly in the successive ambassadors at whose office it was
claimed the signal was being beamed. At the same time that the State
Department was testing embassy personnel for DNA breaks produced by
the Moscow signal, it felt constrained from complaining to the Soviets
because the power of their signal was a tiny fraction of what the US
said was a safe, human exposure level. Journalist Barton Reppert has
written the most authoritative account of the Moscow signal .
(Editor’s note: DNA breaks from exposure to mobile phones have been
confirmed in recent lab research [3, 4] (Science in Society 24).)
Converting sound to microwaves
In 1973, Joseph C. Sharp, an experimental psychologist at Walter Reed
Army Institute of Research performed an experiment that was pivotal to
the development of the torture equipment being shipped to Iraq today.
He had James Lin set up equipment in his laboratory which converted
the shape of sound waves into microwave radiation that enabled him to
hear himself vocalize the names of the numbers from one to ten in his
head, by-passing the mechanism of his own ears. This particular
experiment was never published but is mentioned in Lin’s book,
Microwave Auditory Effects and Applications, published in 1978 .
The experiment has been confirmed in US Patent 6 587 729, “Apparatus
for Audibly Communicating Speech Using the Radio Frequency Hearing
Effect” . This patent is for an improved version of the apparatus
used in the 1973 laboratory experiment, issued on July 1, 2003 and
assigned to the Secretary of the Air Force. It provides scientific
evidence that it is possible to hear threatening voices in one’s head
without suffering from paranoid schizophrenia.
Why has this patent been published openly at a time when the US
Government is practicing a degree of secrecy that rivals Stalin’s
Kremlin? I have no satisfactory answer, except to say that the
apparatus in the patent has already been superseded by equipment that
achieves the same effect by far more sophisticated means. It blocks
the normal processes of memory and thought by remote electronic means,
while at the same time supplying false, distorted and/or unpleasant
memories and suggestions by means of a process called “synthetic
telepathy”. The equipment that produces synthetic telepathy is
sometimes referred to as “influence technology”.
While voices and visions, daydreams and nightmares are the most
astonishing manifestations of this weapon system, it is also capable
of crippling the human subject by limiting his/her normal range of
movement, causing acute pain the equivalent of major organ failure or
even death, and interfering with normal functioning of any of the
human senses. In other words, any of the tortures with which the
words Guantanamo Bay have become synonymous can be achieved by remote,
Instruments of torture
Influence technology is also capable of persuading the subjects that
their mind is being read, that their intellectual property is being
plundered, and can even motivate suicide or the murder of family,
friends, and co-workers. During the years of the so-called “War on
Drugs” (which preceded the “War on Terrorism”), letters that the
involuntary human subjects had written or were about to receive
regularly vanished from the mail, as though the government had a huge
covert operation through post offices across the country. When George
Herbert Walker Bush became president (in1989), the incidence of co-
worker killings in the post offices became so great that the
expression “going postal” began to replace the commonly used
expression of “going crazy”. The killing of co-workers in other
workplaces began to command more media attention too .
I estimate that the cost of imprisoning a human being in his/her own
body and applying unremitting torture is US$5 000 000 to $10 000 000 a
year (see below).
By “unremitting torture” I mean exactly that. Because there is no
visible evidence left by this new torture equipment such as damage to
the skin, it is possible to torture the involuntary human subjects for
24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This can be done and is being done
even on Christmas and Easter .
I arrived at my estimate on the cost of testing/using electromagnetic
weapons on a human subject by visiting a cable TV channel that
specializes in the sale of goods over the air 24 hours a day. I
questioned the number of technical staff required, their working hours
and salary range; also the number of back-up personnel required to
prepare the programming for broadcast. I did not inquire about the
cost of electronics and the schedule by which it is depreciated. I
have estimated a cost for depreciation that is included in my estimate
of the cost of torturing one involuntary human subject for one year.
Torture is a labor-intensive business. What objective would justify
this investment? Could it be something as insane as to rule the world
by enslaving the democratic governments of the more populous
countries? This objective is certainly consistent with the United
States’ disdain for, and hostility toward, the United Nations, the
international conventions and covenants it has ratified in the past
and customary international law .
On 1 March 2001, the Marine Corps announced a new non-lethal weapon,
“active denial technology”. It produces enormous pain by allegedly
boiling the molecules of water in the human skin without damaging the
skin itself. As described in an article published in New Scientist,
it employs pulsed electromagnetic radiation at a frequency of 95 GHz
with a range of about 600 meters . There have been several new
reports in the magazine in 2005, including one published in July ,
describing volunteers taking part in tests to determine how safe the
Active Denial System (ADS) weapon would be if used in real crowd-
control. The ADS weapon’s beam was reported to cause pain within 2 to
3 seconds, and becomes “intolerable after less than 5 seconds”.
Active denial technology is the cornerstone of the system employed to
torture 2 000 persons in the privacy of their own homes, not only in
the United States but around the world, wherever countries have signed
Status of Forces Agreements with the United States . Allegations
of torture were first received from countries with which the United
States has a special intelligence-sharing relationship i.e. the United
Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Then reports began to
arrive from the conquered countries where the United States still has
large numbers of troops stationed, i.e. Germany and Japan. When
France rejoined the military arm of NATO in the late 90s, we began to
receive allegations of torture in France. Very recently we have begun
to receive allegations of torture from India, where American companies
have begun to outsource, not only help lines, but also programming
And then there is the case of Russia, where the involuntary, human
subjects of torture experiments appear to be both numerous and well
organized. I have been told reliably that every Russian scientist who
could speak English has now found a home in an American university or
government laboratory. This is plausible, considering the frequently
voiced American worry that Soviet era experts in nuclear weaponry and
biological warfare might find employment in Iran. It is a fact that
at the end of World War II the US Army swept through Germany in an
operation called Project Paperclip, recruiting, in particular, Nazi
rocket scientists and experts in aerospace medicine. Some other
scientists were recruited simply to deprive the Soviet Union of this
resource. So what has become of the Soviet scientists who didn’t
speak English? In time we will find out for certain, but for now it
is a safe guess that at least some of them have been employed to study
the Russian value system and decision making processes by torturing
other Russians with American “influence technology” .
Two interesting and important articles on bioelectromagnetic weapons
have recently appeared in the New Scientist: “Maximum pain is aim of
new U.S. weapon” and “Police toy with ‘less lethal’ weapons”, both
written by David Hambling . See also US. Patent 6 536 440 of March
25, 2003 .
Since completing this article in mid-June 2005, it has come to my
attention that the Israelis are deploying a device called “The
Scream”, which sends out bursts of audible, but not loud sound at
intervals of about 10 seconds. A photographer at the scene of a
demonstration said that he continued to hear the sound ringing in his
head even after he covered his ears. This suggests to me that the
active agent is electromagnetic rather than acoustic. In other words,
the Israelis have come up with a device that is far cleverer than our
“active denial technology”. It not only deters rioters, but also
issues an audible warning that it has been turned on, which the US
device does not, leaving it entirely to the enlisted men operating it
to determine how much burning pain their adversaries receive. The
margin for error with the US device is unconscionable. It may as well
be called a lethal weapon because in practice it very frequently will
The Cleveland Free Times
Mental Illness Or Secret Weapons? and How Do You Tell the Difference
When the News Is Crazy?
By Dan Harkins
SOUND, MIND AND BODY LeBoeuf says thoughts are beamed into her head.
Suz LeBoeuf claims the voices in her head are speaking louder than
ever these days, hammering away at odd times — in the shower, in bed
or as she walks down the street — with gratuitous sexual banter or
terrifying threats of violence. Sometimes it's just meaningless words;
other times, the voices seem to deliver stark clues leading her down a
path toward understanding.
She blames the government.
At an Akron coffee shop a short walk from her tiny attic apartment,
the 51-year-old sits behind stacks of paper and tapes of homemade TV
segments she's recorded for public access in Youngstown, Warren and
Wadsworth. Most of it is based on research by "scientists" of what the
military calls influence technology, stories by nonaffiliated
"journalists" uncovering ghastly plots. Chemtrails. Acoustic weaponry.
Directed energy weapons. Weather control.
Some of the material appears to be connected to legitimate sources,
though — a fact that emboldens her quest to discover what if any of
this is true. Nevertheless, her claims sound like the ramblings of a
wackjob, and therein lies her greatest hurdle: the crazy factor.
"I need help. I want to find helpful remedies, to think of ways to
stop this," she says in her helium voice loud enough to elicit a few
muted guffaws from nearby customers. "Why would I risk sounding like a
LeBoeuf is a seemingly educated woman with a checkered past. She's got
a bachelor's degree in journalism from Sacramento State and an online
master's degree in clinical psychology from National University.
Currently, she's working toward an online Ph.D.
Since she arrived in Akron a year and a half ago after a short spell
on the road, she's enrolled in master's classes at Akron University,
using her loans to pay rent and utilities, and to purchase computer
and video equipment for her show. She says it's not cost-effective to
get a job because every time she does, the government takes most of
her pay for back child support owed to her 18-year-old daughter in
California, whom she hasn't seen in years. She doesn't want to get
into all that. It's depressing. She says she hasn't seen a shrink in
years but insists she's not crazy.
Back at her cluttered apartment, what she calls "the home studio of a
torture victim," she brings up her Web site, electrowell.com, with
links to her psychedelic-tinged TV segments. In one, she claims that
the machinations of unseen technology (Acoustic sound projectors?
Electromagnetic beams!) are yanking at her head with great force. She
says she first started realizing that something other than nuttiness
was involved when she heard the word "electromagnetic" broadcast
across her neurons. That's when she hit the Internet and found gaggles
of the similarly mind-warped.
"That's when I knew something was going on," she says. "It's like
somebody got a hold of the acoustic equipment and was trying to help
me. But nobody believes me. They refuse to believe the government
would turn this technology on its own people, even though it's all
over the news that they're logging everyone's phone calls. Nobody
wants to do anything. It's totally cruel, totally heartbreaking."
Though behavioral experts say the most ubiquitous manifestation of
paranoid schizophrenia is hearing commanding voices from a seemingly
external source, many also admit the government has gone down this
road before, using humans as guinea pigs for research into things as
disparate as mind-control (known as MKULTRA per open records) and
syphillis (Tuskegee Airmen).
Surely, having as pawns a legion of nutcases would make for the
perfect cover. Or the perfect Tom Clancy novel, blending just the
right amount of fiction and fact.
LeBeouf thought she had a sympathizer in U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich.
Just after the terrorist attacks of 2001, he sponsored the Space
Preservation Act (HR2977), which aimed to ban exotic weaponry like
"chemtrails," "particle beams," "electromagnetic radiation,"
"plasmas," "extremely low frequency or ultra low frequency energy
(psychotronics)," "radiation" or "mind-control technologies." The
legislation went nowhere, and three months later, Kucinich resubmitted
it as HR3616 with all the mentions of those weapons vaporized. Of
course, the legislation still has gone nowhere, but Kucinich's
deletions resonated with the conspiracy-minded.
At an Akron rally a few months ago with peace activist Cindy Sheehan,
LeBeouf says she approached the congressman. "I said, 'I'm the
bioelectric torture lady in Akron and I sent you that video,'" LeBeouf
recalls. "He just sort of turned away, kind of like he definitely
didn't want to be around me."
Kucinich spokesman Doug Gordon says the language changed with
"Since the bill was introduced, we've seen more evidence that the Air
Force is seeking to weaponize space and the Congressman is strongly
opposed to this," Gordon says. Referring to the exotic weaponry, he
adds, "We have no current proof of such technology being used."
No current proof? Was there proof that can no longer be discussed?
"I'm just going to leave it at that," Gordon answers. A request to
discuss the legislation with Kucinich was ignored.
Green Party-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Bob Fitrakis, a Columbus
lawyer, journalist, political science professor and author, believes
much of what the government is up to is deep undercover. He points to
the military's Joint Vision for 2020 program which describes
preparation for aggressive war and total dominance of air, land, sea,
space and information.
"There's a lot of unstable people out there, but it's also to the
government's advantage if they can get enough unstable people, so when
they legitimately get caught doing this stuff you have a cover," he
Nich Begich is focusing not on the victims but the alleged
perpetrators. Begich is executive director of the Lay Institute for
Technology, founded by the heiress to the Lay potato chip fortune to
ferret out the truth behind government secrecy. He compiles evidence
from patents, mainstream media articles and government disclosures.
His sources appear legit. Trade journal Defense News, as well as
Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report, have reported on emerging
technologies like directed energy and acoustic weaponry. Generals have
gathered for conferences on directed-energy weaponry and other exotic
technologies. Patents have been awarded for sound-throwing devices and
microwave conductors that allegedly can alter states of being.
Begich says sound-transfer equipment is already developed. In the late
'90s, he showed the European Parliament how it's done. He also
presented his case about weather manipulation technology as well as
non-lethal microwave and electromagnetic weapons, which he says could
be developed to cause not just burning sensations in targets but also
lethargy or even death. In 1999, the parliament passed a resolution
calling for an international ban on weapons that would enable the
manipulation of the human brain.
"Our intention is to look for ways to address problems with advancing
technologies at least through disclosure and education," he says. "A
lot of this knowledge holds keys to human physiology. We could develop
that technology, for instance, for the deaf [or] in other ways much
more productive than what it's being used for now. But to do it safely
and responsibly, you have to open the door."
The military takes the what-the-hell-are-you-talking-about stance.
Defense Department spokeswoman Eileen Lainez goes right for the
jugular: "We get calls from people saying they know who killed J.F.K.,
too. It sounds like that movie … what was it? With Julia Roberts and
Mel Gibson. That was really good."
In a statement, Lainez is less antagonistic: "We cannot speak for the
Department of Homeland Security. The DoD Defense Research &
Engineering office knows of no technologies currently in use or
planned by the Department of Defense to read or control people's
Marines Capt. Jay Delarosa at the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons
Directorate, which tests emerging technologies, claims he's never
heard of most of these exotic weapons either. "Sounds very odd, like
they've been watching too much SciFi Channel," he says.
He acknowledges the development of long-range acoustic devices, which
can direct sound to deafen the enemy or mimic bombings to disorient.
Radiowave technology, he says, is still far from battlefield ready,
"Laboratory curiosities," is how John Pike, former director of the
Space Policy Project for the Federation of American Scientists,
characterizes much of the technology in question. People like LeBeouf,
he says, are trying like everyone to make sense of the world, and with
an undercurrent of distrust in government and legitimate reports on
some emerging technology, it isn't hard to drift into a nightmare:
"This administration is of the view that no one is above suspicion and
that everyone is potentially a suspect. It's very Orwellian. I call it
Still, Pike adds, "You have to wonder, before all this technology came
along, how did people explain it, the voices in their heads?"
LeBeouf has heard it before. She'll be at a Washington D.C. rally on
June 16 and 17 with like-minded Americans who believe the government
is up to no good. Call her crazy. A long-used, conspiracy-buff mantra
rolls off her tongue: "Just because we're paranoid doesn't mean
they're not after us."
From the January 2007 Idaho Observer:
The "Current" state of Mind Control
by Hari Heath
Mind control can be many things. Disciplining a child; selling a
product through effective advertising; managing public education;
imposing a coercive legal system; programming a given population with
repetitive media information while excluding or diminishing
alternative sources; torturing a prisoner until they confess to a
crime they did not commit; or, more positively, engaging in a
spiritual or mental practice which puts the mind in a peaceful,
For good or ill, mind control is the act of causing the mind to
function according to a desired outcome.
In the history of human governance, almost everything has been tried
to bring the will of the people in line with the will of the governing
class. Fear or trauma-based conditioning from wars, public executions,
to prisons has brought on the consequences of non-compliance. Feudal
systems, from the more ancient overlords and serfs, to our current tax-
and-regulate schemes, have laid humanity's essential productivity,
hearth and home, quite profitably at the feet of the feudal governors.
Benevolence, whether promised or actual, is the more placid avenue of
control. From medieval breadlines to welfare, tax credits and research
grants, the direction of society has been controlled by those who hand
out the dole.
Ultimately in this age, the goal of upper echelon government operators
is to control the mind and achieve "consent of the governed." Wars are
fought to bend the will of the opponent. Eventually, war is terminated
by either annihilation or treaty-a formal consent of the survivors.
New technology now offers tools to bend the will and the consequences
for humanity are as far-reaching and serious as the use of the atomic
bomb. Early research began over a century ago on devices to manipulate
the mind. In the last few decades the "current" state of mind control
has become well developed and is potentially devastating, considering
who the primary holder of this new technology is: the military, the
Department of Justice (DOJ) and their minions in the police state.
The recently released book, Controlling the Human Mind: The
Technologies of Political Control or Tools for Peak Performance, by
Dr. Nick Begich, the co-author of Angels Don't Play This HAARP, gives
a telling report on electronic and frequency warfare.
What it reveals is shocking enough, but what is most shocking is what
it doesn't reveal. Dr. Begich's book is largely a compilation of
excerpts and analyses of two-and- three-decades old military and
government documents, patents and similarly aged research reports.
This is the unclassified stuff. Much of the current state of
government's mind control apparatus is classified and is likely to
remain so until well after it has achieved antiquity.
Chemistry and bioenergetics
Dr. Begich's work begins with a simple observation: Much of what we
know about human health is chemistry, or the biochemical side of the
human equation. Present medicine is focused on drug therapies. The
emerging science of bioenergetics-the neural, magnetic and bioelectric
component of our organism-has not received the same funding and focus
as the more profitable pharmaceutical approach to health.
A relative handful of bioenergetic scientists have diligently applied
themselves over the decades and can now produce some amazing results.
Much of this new science is based on the recognition that various
organs produce or respond to certain resonant frequencies. Detection
can be accomplished by determining the body's frequency codes. The
application of certain frequencies with specific modulation and
pulsation can cause effects in the many bio-circuits of the body. The
effects depend on many details that are naturally present in the realm
of bioenergetic science, the devices used to achieve those effects and
the intent of the device's operator.
Much of bioenergetic science has been focused on understanding the
operation of the mind and healing the body. But the discoveries of
those in the healing arts have not gone unnoticed by those engaged in
the warfare and social control professions. The practical difference
between these disparate interests is only a matter frequency choices,
delivery systems and intent.
At the core
The level at which these effects begin are described by Dr. Begich:
"Within living cells proteins exist that have specific three
dimensional physical characteristics and forms. The form of proteins
arise out of their unique order of amino acids, electrical charge and
polarity. Sequences of amino acids have been found to coil or wind
themselves into a helical spiraling shape called an alpha-helix. In
electrical terms, coils and helices are inductors, transducers and
antennas. These can change shape and act as on/off switches or perform
binary functions, which are required for any computer to work whether
it is your desktop or the human body functioning as a super computer.
These coils and helixes are biological circuits serving the same kinds
of functions as inorganic, nonliving electrical circuits...the use of
light, sound, microwave, radio, television networks, computer systems
or power grids, all of through which a pulse-modulated signal can be
introduced, can be used to create a deliberate effect, or a side
effect, impacting living organisms in neutral, positive or negative
Dr. Begich describes the brain states and their frequencies: "The
first, beta waves, (13-35 Hertz, or pulses-per-second) are associated
with normal activity. The high end of this range is associated with
stress or agitated states, which can impair thinking or reasoning
skills. The second group, alpha waves (8-12 Hertz), can indicate
relaxation. Alpha frequencies are ideal for learning and focused
"The third, theta waves (4-7 Hertz), indicate mental imagery, access
to memories and internal mental focus. This state is often associated
with young children, behavioral modification and sleep/dream states.
"The last, ultra slow, delta waves (.5-3 Hertz), are found when a
person is in deep sleep. The general rule is that the brain's
predominant wave frequency will be lowest, in terms of pulses per
second, when relaxed and highest when people are most alert or
As a simple explanation of the mind alteration process, Dr. Begich
offers the following: "External stimulation of the brain by
electromagnetic means can cause the brain to be entrained or locked
into phase with an external signal generator. Predominant waves can be
driven or pushed into new frequency patterns by external stimulation.
In other words, the signal driver or impulse driver entrains the
brain, overriding the normal frequency codes, and causing changes in
the brain waves; which then cause changes in brain chemistry; which
then cause changes in brain outputs in the form of thoughts, emotions
or physical conditions. As you are driven, so you arrive..."
How far will they go?
Dr. Begich quotes John Alexander, author of Psychic Warrior, who
worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory, "There are weapons systems
that operate on the power of the mind and whose lethal capacity has
already been demonstrated...The psychotronic weapon would be silent,
difficult to detect, and would require only a human operator as a
That was a dozen years ago. From a similar era: An "RF weapon
currently under development is the high-powered, very low frequency
(VLF) modulator. Working in the 20-35 KHz spectrum, the frequency
emits from a 1-2 meter antenna dish to form a type of acoustic bullet.
The weapon is especially convenient because the power level is easily
adjustable. At its low setting, the acoustic bullet causes physical
discomfort-enough to deter most approaching threats. Incrementally
increasing the power nets an effect of nausea, vomiting and abdominal
pains. The highest settings can cause a person's bones to literally
explode internally. Aimed at the head, the resonating skull bones have
caused persons to hear 'voices'. Researched by the Russian military
more extensively than the U. S., the Russians actually offered the use
of such a weapon to the FBI in the Branch Davidian standoff to make
them think that 'God' was talking to them. Concerned with the
unpredictability of what the voices might actually say to the
followers, the FBI declined the offer."
The 1987 Report on the Attorney General's Conference on Less Than
Lethal Weapons stated, "participants also discussed the use of various
wavelengths and forms of administration of electromagnetic energy as a
non-lethal weapon. A substantial amount of preliminary research has
been conducted in this area...One conference participant noted that
scientific knowledge of human physiology is progressing to the point
where it may soon be possible to target specific physiologic systems
with specific frequencies of electromagnetic radiation to produce much
more subtle and fine-tuned effects than those produced by photic
driving [using frequency pulsed light]...there is some evidence that
sustained, extremely low frequency (ELF) radiation can produce nausea
Dr. Begich revealed, "In November, 1993, about 400 scientists gathered
at John Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab to discuss their work
in developing non-lethal weapons technologies, including radio
frequency radiation (RF), electromagnetic pulse (EMP), ELF fields,
lasers and chemicals. The meeting was classified, and no detailed
reports were ever publicly released. According to the press statements
and the conference agenda (which was released) the programs developing
the technologies had made significant advances. Enough advancement had
been made to establish a secrecy veil and classify the conference.
This conference took the whole program of non-lethal weapons a step
forward by bringing the leading experts together for this event. The
conference was sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory and focused
on both military and law enforcement uses for these technologies."
What will we ever know?
How far has the federal government departed from the six articles in
the Constitution and its two-dozen or so grants of federal power? Dr.
Begich presents some telling details:
"In 2004 the United States government spent $7.2 billion to classify
15.6 million documents, which is almost double the 8.6 million records
so classified in 2001. On the other end of the spectrum, in 2004,
there were 28.4 million documents declassified down from 100 million
in 2001, and the 204 million documents declassified in 1997. In 2006
even more significant information is held and never released while
piles of files are classified, further limiting government
When will we ever know what government has done to us in our
lifetimes? What kind of bureaucratic army handles millions of
documents a year and how does a government that classifies millions of
documents a year "establish justice, insure domestic tranquility,
provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and
secure the blessings of liberty?"
Domestic "policy" for "adversaries?"
"On July 21, 1994, Dr. Christopher Lamb, Director of Policy Planning,
issued a draft Department of Defense directive which would establish a
policy for non-lethal weapons. The policy was to have taken effect
January 1, 1995, and formally connected the military's non-lethal
research to civilian law enforcement agencies.
"In interviews with members of the Defense Department, the development
of this policy was confirmed. In those February 1995 discussions, it
was discovered that these policies were internal and not subject to
any public review process. In its current draft form, the policy gives
highest priority to development of those technologies most likely to
get dual use, i.e. law enforcement and military uses. According to
this document, non-lethal weapons are to be used on the government's
domestic 'adversaries'. The definition of 'adversary' has been
significantly enlarged in the policy:
"The term 'adversary' is used above in its broadest sense, including
those who are not declared enemies but who are engaged in activities
we wish to stop. This policy does not preclude legally authorized
domestic use of the non-lethal weapons by United States military
forces in support of law enforcement."
The policy also clarifies that, "it is important that the public
understand that just as lethal weapons do not achieve perfect
lethality, neither will 'non-lethal' weapons always be capable of
precluding fatalities and undesired collateral damage."
A 1986 USAF report suggests, "The potential applications of artificial
electromagnetic fields are wide ranging and can be used in many
military or quasi-military situations... Some of these potential uses
include dealing with terrorist groups, crowd control, controlling
breaches of security at military installations, and antipersonnel
techniques in tactical warfare. In all of these cases the EM systems
would be used to produce mild to severe physiological disruption or
perceptual distortion or disorientation. In addition, the ability of
individuals to function could be degraded to such a point that they
would be combat ineffective. Another advantage of electromagnetic
systems is that they can provide coverage over large areas with a
single system. They are silent and countermeasures to them may be
difficult to develop..."
A Southwest Research Institute report stated in 1982 that:
"Biotechnology research must consider the significant advances that
can be made in electromagnetic radiation weapons and defenses that
could be in place by the year 2000... Research is first needed to
develop and apply methods for assessing pulsed RFR (radio frequency
radiation) effects. Techniques are needed for depositing RFR at
selected organ sites. Mathematical models and physical measurement
capabilities must be developed to track, real time, RFR energy
distributions within these organ sites as a function of physiological
processes such as diffusion and blood flow. These studies will require
prudent extrapolation of physical and physiological data obtained from
laboratory animals to humans in operational environments."
And this was four and a score years ago!
The LIDA machine
In the mid-1960s, the LIDA machine used by the Soviets to interrogate
U. S. POWs during the Vietnam War was captured. A powerful technology
for its time, it advanced the U.S. government's interest in such
devices. The LIDA machine's oscillating electromagnetic signals used a
strobe light and auditory signals to entrain the prisoner's brain,
putting them in a highly suggestive state where they were more willing
to give up information.
Dr. Begich presents a number of research reports and patents which
detail methods to: Deliver subliminal signals using very low or very
high (inaudible) audio frequencies; reduce pain using pulsed
electromagnetic signals; develop hearing with microwave energy;
remotely monitor and alter brain waves; pulsed ultrasound to create
sensory experiences; and beam focused Hypersonic Sound (HSS) which can
directly target individuals up to 500 yards away, disabling them with
One of the more astounding elements of "progress" that Dr. Begich
reports is that, "Researchers said they took a key first step toward
creating electronic microchips that use living brain cells. The
researchers said they had learned how to place embryonic brain cells
in desired spots on silicone or glass chips and then induce the brain
cells to grow along the desired path."
Another report, also from the early 1990s, states, "Scientists have
succeeded for the first time in establishing a colony of human brain
cells that divide and grow in laboratory dishes." This may pave the
way to the "possibility that both brain cells and computer hardware
could be built in the laboratories creating, perhaps, the first
biologically augmented computers."
Who are these people?
Dr. Herman P. Schwan, a Nazi scientist during World War II, was
brought into this country under "Operation Paperclip" and put to use
at the Biological Warfare Laboratories at Fort Detrick, Maryland. As
late as 1995, he was working at the University of Pennsylvania. He was
a principle reviewer and primary contributor to the Air Force's
Radiofrequency Radiation Dosimetry Handbook from 1986. The handbook
compiles five decades of research on mostly electromedical healing
devices with the mathematics for calculating the RF radiation dosage
effects in animals and humans. Two pages of the 29-page bibliography
in the handbook cite Schwan's work. The difference between
electromedical healing and warfare is only a matter of frequency and
Mankind Research Unlimited, Inc. (MRU) was a company involved in
psychic and mind control research from the 1960s to the 80s. MRU and
its affiliates "were researching psychic warfare, bioenergetic fields
and the manipulation of energy in order to affect people."
They officially disavowed any connection with the CIA but much of
their research, if not connected, was a parallel effort. The over 30
research subject areas for MRU listed by Dr. Begich are largely
positive, healthy and enhancing of the human being, but the same
information, in the wrong hands, can also be used to devastate and
Professor Michael Persinger conducted research for over 20 years in
Ontario, using magnetic resonance to produce mystical experiences, out-
of-body sensations and paranormal phenomena. He also studied the
effects of ELF on memory and brain function. His research reveals
that, "the brain can be altered with very little power, including that
which is released from the natural geomagnetic activity of the Earth
or via contemporary communications networks...within a very narrow set
of variables, we can stimulate the sense of smell, taste, touch, sight
or hearing in a manner that would not permit us to see the difference
between the laboratory created experience and reality...by using the
Earth's natural energy fields a signal could be generated at power
levels consistent with the Earth's and would be hidden in the 'noise'
created by the many manmade background radiating sources of energy."
A grand scale
The HAARP project in Alaska, which Dr. Begich has previously written
about, can be exactly what Dr. Persinger suggested on a very large
scale. Dr. Begich reports, "This capability exists today through the
use of systems which can stimulate the ionosphere to return a pulsed
signal, which at the right frequency, can override normal brain
functions...energies used in HAARP were controllable and in some
applications would be pulsed in the 1-20 Hertz range."
A chemical/RFR interface
Among the proposed military applications is the idea that biological
or chemical agents could be used in conjunction with RFR techniques on
targeted groups (see adversary definition above). "The idea expressed
here is that depositing small amounts of chemicals in a person's body,
in amounts below normal levels where negative effects are known to
occur, will ensure they have no perceivable effect until radio
frequency radiation (RFR) is introduced. Once introduced, the RFR
creates physiological reactions, which are detrimental to the
individual host. This would allow individuals who are not exposed to
the chemicals to then enter the area of the RFR without harm to their
own bodies. When an operator tunes the RFR in just the right way,
changes are caused in the energy state of atoms, which cause chemical
reactions in the body, which in turn manifest physiological or
psychological changes, all based on frequency codes."
Hearing without ears
From hypersonic sound beams where the targeted person reports "voices
in their head" from hundreds of yards away, to pulse-modulating
microwaves to carry a "voice" directly to the auditory cortex, hearing
without ears is not only possible, but patented. Dr. Begich explains,
"This area is one of the most important because it points to the
ultimate weapons of political control-the ability to place information
directly into the human brain, bypassing all normal filtering
mechanisms. Electronic telepathy."
In 1961, Dr. Allen Frey wrote, "Our data to date indicates that the
human auditory system can respond to electromagnetic energy in at
least a portion of the radio frequency spectrum. Further, this
response is instantaneous and occurs at low power densities....for
example....with power densities 1/60 of the standard maximum safe
level for continuous exposure."
By 1962 Dr. Frey reported that, "Using extremely low average power
densities of electromagnetic energy, the perception of sounds was
induced in normal and deaf humans."
Dr. Begich's chapter "Auditory Effects" reveals this is a well
developed area with numerous patents, which have long since expired.
Where are we today?
There are useful sides to this area of technology, depending on how it
is used. World-class athletes push the envelope of their particular
area of endeavor by small percentage points of performance. The
exceptional physical abilities of our humanness have, for the most
part, already been reached. But it is estimated that most of us will
never use more than five per cent of our brain's potential and the
exceptionally gifted may use as much as 15 percent. Dr. Begich offers
some insight to the practical and moral possibilities:
"If we begin to think about things like a direct download of
information into the brain for learning subjects like mathematics and
languages these new technologies will be very useful. These kinds of
subjects do not require that value judgments or belief systems be
applied to the information being retained and learned."
"Using a direct download of information would be a fantastic way to
learn certain subjects. Other subjects would not be suggested using
these methods because these other study areas are not formula driven.
These subjects require value judgments that conform to existing belief
systems being applied to reasoning. These new technologies, in some
cases, bypass the conscious mind and deliver the information so it is
accepted without question by the subconscious and acted upon. This is
a very important point when we consider how much value-filled
information comes to us in public education systems [including the
media]. State controlled curriculums and compulsory education present
real problems because these systems design programs that they
'believe' represent the state of knowledge and activity of culture.
The question is: 'Who will control the input for our children?' Do we
even have the right to use these technologies before we are 'adults'
and able to make our own value judgments based on what our conscious
minds create? We must each be in total control of our inputs,
experiences, and our personal belief systems, free of any
interference. This is called liberty."
The positive side
Part Two of Dr. Begich's book discusses "Increasing Our Human
Potentials"-the positive uses of this emerging technology. This was
the basis of such research until the warfare world commandeered it
with massive funding and the "CLASSIFIED" stamp.
Biofeedback, kinesiology, chemical interactions, Schumann's Resonance,
electro-acupuncture, light and sound techniques, electro-cranial
stimulation, Hemi-sync (r) and the Earthpulse Soundwave TM , are but
some of the promising technologies detailed in the latter part of Dr.
Unlike the military/police state's high-powered dish array delivery
systems, the healing/enhancement side is very low power-often from 5
to 200 microamperes. And the ways the brain can be affected can be
very subtle. Robert Monroe's Hemi-sync uses beat frequencies to
entrain the brain. Using stereo headphones, if you apply, for example,
15,000 cycles per second sound waves in one ear and 15,007 in the
other ear they cancel within the brain, leaving a beat frequency of 7
Hertz and create an Alpha brain wave state-the ideal state for
The Minneapolis School District set up a charter school for attention
deficit disorder children. Using biofeedback apparatus for 30-40 one-
hour sessions, the children were able to learn to put themselves into
a productive Alpha learning state, eventually without using the
apparatus. Most of the children were on Ritalin, which became no
longer necessary. Can you see why bioenergetic solutions are not well
funded except for warfare? The Pharma-cartel can lose a lot of
business when this technology replaces their chemical approach with
The antiquity of bioenergetic technology was revealed by the "Iceman,"
discovered in the German/Italian Alps some years back. The "autopsy"
on this 5,000-year-old man discovered that he had tattoos that
directly correlated with acupuncture points and meridians. Acupuncture
is generally considered to have originated with the ancient Chinese.
How did it appear 5,000 years ago in the Alps?
From 5,000 years ago to today, Pointer Plus is a no needles electro-
acupuncture with two functions. First it locates acupuncture points
accurately by measuring the differences in the electrical properties
of the skin. Then it can be used to send energy into the body to
stimulate the point it has located. Dr. Begich explains: "When a point
is found the device makes a beeping sound and a flashing light. The
more rapid the flash and even the sound, the more balanced is the
detected point. By depressing a trigger mechanism, energy is sent into
that point. It is perceived very lightly, almost like the dusting of a
feather on the surface of the skin. It is a slight pulsating
sensation. If it's more than that, the power is too high and it
becomes uncomfortable. Once treated, the flashing light appears to be
on, rather than flashing and the sound is steady."
Is Dr. Crusher's technology from Star Trek here today?
Schumann's Resonance, discovered in the 1950s, reveals that the Earth
has an oscillation or pulse of 7.83 hertz, an alpha state frequency
ideal for human learning and creativity. In our natural and barefoot
state we could tune into this frequency just by being here. Now we are
often insulated by our footwear and subject to the 60 Hertz waves of
the AC electrical power that pulses into the appliances and lighting
of our modern world. Is it any wonder that we appear to have so many
cognitively comatose but otherwise "functional" humans surrounding us?
Light and sound
Light and sound devices such as the Sirius are not much more than a
Walkman with headphones and glasses that you can use to program your
brain state for learning or other enhancement. Electro-Cranial devices
produce similar results, but require actual contact points and contact
The Hemi-sync uses sound to create the binaural beat which balances
the brain hemispheres and induces the desired brain state. There are
over 200 versions on CD to affect attention deficit disorders, stress,
enhanced learning, meditation, speed learning, hypertension, pain
management, out-of-body-experiences and vivid imagery, to name a few.
The Holophon and Earthpulse Soundwave technologies use piezoelectric
transducers to create the binaural beat when placed on the head.
Rather than using the ears directly, the transducers effect
bioenergetic energy transfer directly, or they can be combined with a
headset for "full range audio."
Get the book!
Get the book; read it, and stop laughing at all those people with the
tin foil hats. Maybe they knew something we just couldn't or wouldn't
conceive of at the time. This already lengthy article only begins to
detail what Dr. Begich has compiled in Controlling the Human Mind. It
is extensively documented with footnotes on nearly every page. Those
serious about the subject can launch their inquiries from there.
As Dr. Begich says, "This is the century of the brain, which
ultimately is about the mind and consciousness itself. We are opening
the gateway to a deeper understanding of the essence of who we are,
who we will choose to be and who future generations will become."
To obtain copies of Controlling the Human Mind, call 1-888-690-1277 or
order online at: www.earthpulse.com
Home - Current Edition
Advertising Rate Sheet
About the Idaho Observer
Some recent articles
Some older articles
Why we're here
Corrections and Clarifications
Vaccination Liberation - vaclib.org
The Idaho Observer
P.O. Box 457
Spirit Lake, Idaho 83869
Is the NSA Conducting Electronic Warfare On Americans?
May 19, 2006
Russ Tice, former NSA intelligence officer and current Whistleblower,
was to testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee this week.
Apparently the testimony, Mr. Tice wanted to give, makes General
Hayden?s phone surveillance program look like very small potatoes. Mr.
Tice?s testimony is expected to reveal further illegal activity
overseen by General Michael Hayden which even loyal and patriotic NSA
employees view as unlawful.
?I think the people I talk to next week are going to be shocked when I
tell them what I have to tell them. It?s pretty hard to believe,? Tice
said. ?I hope that they?ll clean up the abuses and have some oversight
into these programs, which doesn?t exist right now.? According to Mr.
Tice, what has been disclosed so far is only the tip of the iceberg.
What in the world could Russ Tice be talking about?! To figure it out
let us take a look at Russ Tice?s work at the NSA.
According to the Washington Times and numerous other sources, Mr. Tice
worked on special access programs related to electronic intelligence
gathering while working for the NSA and DIA, where he took part in
space systems communications, non-communications signals, electronic
warfare, satellite control, telemetry, sensors, and special capability
Special Access Programs or SAPs refer to Black Budgets or Black
Operations. Black means that they are covert and hidden from everyone
except the participants. Feasibly there would be no arena with a
greater potential for abuse and misuse than Special Access Programs.
Even now Congress and the Justice Department are being denied the
ability to investigate these programs because they don?t have ?
clearance?. To put it in CNN?s Jack Cafferty?s words a top secret
government agency, the NSA, the largest of its kind in the world, is
denying oversight or investigation by the American people because
investigators lack clearance. To add a layer of irony to the Black Ops
cake this travesty is occurring in America, the supposed bastion of
Freedom and Democracy, which we are currently trying to export to
It just gets scarier. The Black Ops that Mr. Tice was involved in
related to electronic intelligence gathering via space systems
communications, non-communications signals, electronic warfare,
satellite control, telemetry, sensors, and special capability systems.
For greater insight as to the impact of these programs readers should
review decades old FOIA authenticated programs such as MKULTRA,
BLUEBIRD, COINTELPRO and ARTICHOKE. Radar based Telemetry involves the
ability to see through walls without thermal imaging. Electronic
Warfare is even scarier if we take a look at the science.
NSA Signals Intelligence Use of EMF Brain Stimulation
NSA Signals Intelligence uses EMF Brain Stimulation for Remote Neural
Monitoring (RNM) and Electronic Brain Link (EBL). EMF Brain
Stimulation has been in development since the MKUltra program of the
early 1950's, which included neurological research into
"radiation" (non-ionizing EMF) and bioelectric research and
development. The resulting secret technology is categorized at the
National Security Archives as "Radiation Intelligence," defined as
"information from unintentionally emanated electromagnetic waves in
the environment, not including radioactivity or nuclear detonation."
Signals Intelligence implemented and kept this technology secret in
the same manner as other electronic warfare programs of the U.S.
government. The NSA monitors available information about this
technology and withholds scientific research from the public. There
are also international intelligence agency agreements to keep this
The NSA has proprietary electronic equipment that analyzes electrical
activity in humans from a distance. NSA computer-generated brain
mapping can continuously monitor all the electrical activity in the
brain continuously. The NSA records and decodes individual brain maps
(of hundreds of thousands of persons) for national security purposes.
EMF Brain Stimulation is also secretly used by the military for Brain-
to-computer link. (In military fighter aircraft, for example.)
For electronic surveillance purposes electrical activity in the speech
center of the brain can be translated into the subject's verbal
thoughts. RNM can send encoded signals to the brain's auditory cortex
thus allowing audio communication direct to the brain (bypassing the
ears). NSA operatives can use this to covertly debilitate subjects by
simulating auditory hallucinations characteristic of paranoid
Without any contact with the subject, Remote Neural Monitoring can map
out electrical activity from the visual cortex of a subject's brain
and show images from the subject's brain on a video monitor. NSA
operatives see what the surveillance subject's eyes are seeing. Visual
memory can also be seen. RNM can send images direct to the visual
cortex. bypassing the eyes and optic nerves. NSA operatives can use
this to surreptitiously put images in a surveillance subject's brain
while they are in R.E.M. sleep for brain-programming purposes.
Individual citizens occasionally targeted for surveillance by
independently operating NSA personnel
NSA personnel can control the lives of hundreds of thousands of
individuals in the U.S. by using the NSA's domestic intelligence
network and cover businesses. The operations independently run by them
can sometimes go beyond the bounds of law. Long-term control and
sabotage of tens of thousands of unwitting citizens by NSA operatives
is likely to happen. NSA Domint has the ability to covertly
assassinate U.S. citizens or run covert psychological control
operations to cause subjects to be diagnosed with ill mental health.
National Security Agency Signals Intelligence Electronic Brain Link
NSA SigInt can remotely detect, identify and monitor a person's
The NSA's Signals Intelligence has the proprietary ability to remotely
and non-invasively monitor information in the human brain by digitally
decoding the evoked potentials in the 30-50 hz,.5 milliwatt electro-
magnetic emissions from the brain.
Neuronal activity in the brain creates a shifting electrical pattern
that has a shifting magnetic flux. This magnetic flux puts out a
constant 30-50 hz, .5 milliwatt electromagnetic (EMF) wave. Contained
in the electromagnetic emission from the brain are spikes and patterns
called "evoked potentials."
Every thought, reaction, motor command, auditory event, and visual
image in the brain has a corresponding "evoked potential" or set of
"evoked potentials." The EMF emission from the brain can be decoded
into the current thoughts, images and sounds in the subject's brain.
NSA SigInt uses EMF-transmitted Brain Stimulation as a communications
system to transmit information (as well as nervous system messages) to
intelligence agents and also to transmit to the brains of covert
operations subjects (on a non-perceptible level).
EMF Brain Stimulation works by sending a complexly coded and pulsed
electromagnetic signal to trigger evoked potentials (events) in the
brain, thereby forming sound and visual images in the brain's neural
circuits. EMF Brain Stimulation can also change a person's brain-
states and affect motor control.
Two-way Electronic Brain-Link is done by remotely monitoring neural
audio-visual information while transmitting sound to the auditory
cortex (bypassing the ears) and transmitting faint images to the
visual cortex (bypassing the optic nerves and eyes, the images appear
as floating 2-D screens in the brain).
Two-Way Electronic Brain Link has become the ultimate communications
system for CIA/NSA personnel. Remote Neural Monitoring (RNM, remotely
monitoring bioelectric information in the human brain) has become the
ultimate surveillance system. It is used by a limited number of agents
in the U.S. Intelligence Community.
RNM requires decoding the resonance frequency of each specific brain
area. That frequency is then modulated in order to impose information
in That specific brain area. The frequency to which the various brain
areas respond varies from 3 Hz to 50 Hz. Only NSA Signals Intelligence
modulates signals in this frequency band.
An example of EMF Brain Stimulation:
Information InducedThrough Modulation
Motor Control Cortex
Motor Impulse Co-ordination
Sound which bypasses the ears
Images in the brain, bypassing the eyes
Phantom Touch Sense
Imposed Subconscious Thoughts
This modulated information can be put into the brain at varying
intensities from subliminal to perceptible.
Each person's brain has a unique set of bioelectric resonance/
entrainment frequencies. Sending audio information to a person's brain
at the frequency of another person's auditory cortex would result in
that audio information not being perceived.
Additionally, A 1994 congressional hearing reported that ?nearly half
a million Americans were subjected to some kind of cold war era
tests,? often without being informed and without their consent. In
addition, experimentation law is well grounded in constitutional and
international law. It is an under-reported fact that two major reports
on human rights and torture in the U.S. recently listed illegal
radiation experiments. Many more facts are documented below.
Therefore, human research subject protections should be a high
priority and are just as significant as current issues of torture and
It is time for America to wake up. It is time for America to protect
its Whistleblowers who are our last line of defense against
dictatorship and despotism. It is time for America to take
responsibility for oversight of its tax dollars and elect leaders who
will assume such responsibility now. Yes, the war on terrorism is
important. It is even more important and fearful if the terrorism is
from within and unknowingly funded by hard working American citizens.
There is no ?Special Access Program? beyond the oversight of political
leaders elected by the people and for the people. If these political
leaders jeopardize national security then that shall be handled in a
court of law. But to tell America, to tell the American people, to
tell the political leaders elected by the American people that America
does not deserve to know what happening in the NSA?s dark, black
rooms, with billions of dollars, behind closed doors, when we know
that privilege has already been abused; that is the true definition of
terrorism. That is the true definition of Communism and a Police
State, no oversight. So fellow Americans, you may hem and haw in the
face of truth but know that one day you will realize that your country
has been usurped from the very principles upon which it was founded.
Godspeed, Russ Tice, the Patriots are with you.
FROM: THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE
May 7, 2007, 11:38PM
KNIFE-WIELDING WOMAN LEFT ODD PHONE MESSAGE
Recording was made day before she was killed at HPD, attorney says
By MIKE GLENN
Before police fatally shot her inside Houston police headquarters,
explaining that she'd lunged at an officer with a knife early Sunday,
Marnell Robertson Villarreal left a cryptic telephone message with an
attorney who had represented her more than a decade ago.
The message is mostly unintelligible, but the 42-year-old Villarreal
could be heard saying she was afraid of being kidnapped by mysterious
forces who "won't stop what they're doing."
"These people are definitely getting more out of control," she said.
Attorney Clyde Miller thinks Villarreal called his office sometime
Saturday. The tone was similar in a lengthy letter she faxed to him in
"I didn't really act on (the letter) because a lot of it is really
bizarre," Miller said.
In the rambling, 13-page letter, Villarreal claimed law enforcement
officials poisoned her with arsenic and implanted electronic tracking
devices inside her during a stay at the Harris County Jail.
"I can feel some sort of energy wave in my body that wasn't there
before going to jail," Villarreal wrote.
Miller helped Villarreal in a civil housing issue about 14 years ago.
That was his last contact with her until late March, when she called
and asked if he still remembered her.
"She sent me some papers about ongoing harassment by law enforcement
officials," Miller said. "I didn't really see that she had a civil or
legal matter I could do anything about."
After reading the letter, it was clear that Villarreal wasn't stable,
About 10 percent of officer-involved shootings can be linked to an
apparent suicide attempt, said Rick Parent, a Vancouver, British
Columbia-area police officer who analyzed 400 cases in the United
States and Canada.
Villarreal was shot about 2 a.m. Sunday after police said she rushed
past the metal detector at Houston Police Department headquarters,
while clutching a knife in her fist.
Officers E.D. Smith and A.B. Clay were manning the security desk in
the lobby and told her to drop the weapon. Smith then fired a Taser,
but HPD officials weren't sure if the electrically charged darts hit
Calling out for the officers to kill her, Villarreal got within a few
feet of them when Clay fired a single shot from his service revolver,
On Monday, HPD officials declined to comment on the fatal shooting,
citing the ongoing investigation. On Sunday, however, they said the
officers showed "great restraint" by attempting to use less than
lethal force as their first option.
The officers will undergo mandatory counseling during their
A family member at Villarreal's home declined to comment.
Tech Watch: Forecasting Pain
Forget lasers, phasers and other beam weapons — radiofrequency devices
are here, and they’re set to “sting.”
By David Hambling
Published in the December 2006 issue of Popular Mechanics
Silent Guardian uses radio waves to heat up flesh-and-blood targets,
but only enough to cause pain. The 45 x 45-in. beam-firing antenna can
rotate 360 degrees. The entire 5-ton system can be mounted on a ground
vehicle or on a ship.
No longer a gleam in the Pentagon's eye, ray guns — or radiofrequency
(RF) weapons, to be exact — officially have arrived. As troops are
increasingly forced to serve as an ad hoc police force, nonlethal
weapons have become a priority for the military. The Department of
Defense is currently testing the Active Denial System (ADS), which
fires pain-inducing beams of 95-GHz radio waves, for deployment on
ground vehicles. (By comparison, microwave ovens operate at around 2.5
The Active Denial System is being adapted for possible use as a
battlefield weapon (top) and as a security meas-ure (above) for
The ADS heats a target's skin, producing a sensation similar to having
a light bulb pressed against flesh. This surface heating doesn't
actually burn the target, but is painful enough to force a retreat.
While the military continues to investigate the safety of RF-based
weapons, defense contractor Raytheon has released Silent Guardian, a
stripped-down version of the ADS, marketed to law enforcement and
security providers as well as to the military. Using a joystick and a
targeting screen, operators can induce pain from over 250 yards away,
as opposed to more than 500 yards with the ADS. Unlike its longer-
ranged counterpart, Silent Guardian is available now.
As futuristic — and frightening — as the ADS "pain ray" sounds, the
Air Force Office of Scientific Research is funding an even more
ambitious use of RF energy. Researchers at the University of Nevada
are investigating the feasibility of a method that would immobilize
targets without causing pain. Rather than heating the subject's skin,
this approach would use microwaves at 0.75 to 6 GHz to affect skeletal
muscle contractions, possibly by blocking the release of neuro-
transmitters that carry signals to those muscles.
But the Nevada team is quick to point out that the technology also
could lead to new drug- and scalpel-free medical tools. "We envision
that RF-based strategies could be developed that would be
noninvasive," says one researcher, "and could help individuals with
neurological disorders, neuromuscular disorders and chronic pain."
This project is still in the beginning stages, and has yet to attempt
to stun even a mouse. The ADS, on the other hand, is already a painful
Local Company Developing 'Less than Lethal' Weapon
Monday, May 21, 2007
'EPIC' by Invocon is being developed as a 'Less than Lethal' Weapon.
FOX 26 News
Invocon Company Website
Less than Lethal & Directed Energy Weapons
Review on Less than Lethal Weapons
How do you disable bad guys in a crowd without killing them or causing
permanent damage? It’s a problem faced by troops in urban combat and
by local law enforcement.
Now, a local company called Invocon may have the answer, and the
solution may be a weapon code named "Epic." The company is developing
a weapon they hope someday will be able to shoot through a wall and
stun people on the other side of the wall.
The developers describe it as a Star Trek-Like phaser, set to stun.
The marine corps is footing the bill for developing the weapon. It
works by shooting an electromagnetic pulse capable of penetrating
walls. The pulse will affect the inner ear and affect a person’s sense
of balance, leaving them reeling. In theory the weapon is quite
simple, and a small scale version of it under testing.
This “active denial system” uses an electromagnetic pulse to cause a
burning sensation that does no actual damage. A truly safe “less than
lethal weapon" is the goal of these designers.
The quest for a safe "less than lethal" weapon is not new. Many are
already in use. Weapons such as tear gas, stun guns, and rubber
bullets have met with mixed success. Now, the next generation is
- Prev by Date: THE KHAR MASSAB SAG TAZI RAPES AN IRANIAN GIRL AND GETS PROMOTED
- Next by Date: MORE KISS KISS KISS
- Previous by thread: THE KHAR MASSAB SAG TAZI RAPES AN IRANIAN GIRL AND GETS PROMOTED
- Next by thread: MORE KISS KISS KISS