NEW DEVICES THAT 'TALK' TO MINDS NEED DEBATE, CONTROLS
by Eleanor White
American Reporter Correspondent
Hamilton, Ont. Canada
HAMILTON, Ont., Canada -- The recent flap over invasive "X-ray" devices at Los Angeles International Airport that can scan the human body more invasively than ever before is just the tip of a technological iceberg which has been growing for half a century and has now yielded devices literally capable of "broadcasting" directly to the human mind.
Yet, in spite of considerable material published over the past half-century, the arrival of a time when any moderately wealthy person can purchase or have devices made to order that can "talk to" the brain and nervous system, has been met with silence. Indeed, in a response (http://www.raven1.net/nsa1.gif) to a 1975 request to the National Security Agency (NSA) for information on mind control devices, the NSA said one responsive document obtained from the Russians by the Defense Intelligence Agency could cause "exceptionally grave damage" to national security if released.
The seminal event in the developments that have produced "electronic mind weapons" was the discovery during World War II that radar technicians could hear the buzz of the radar signal in their skulls, no receiver needed, when they worked in close proximity to an energized antenna. Radar signals are a uniform train of short pulses of microwave signal, and the audible effect matches the pulse rate.
This told scientists that by pulsing a radio signal, it is possible to have the signal interact with the brain and nervous system.
Radar hearing was studied on a grant from General Electric in the early 1960s by scientist Dr. Allan Frey, at Cornell University in upstate New York. Dr. Frey's work has been reported in several scientific journals, including the Journal of Applied Physiology, 17(4): 689-692. 1962.
Dr. Frey found that a wide spectrum of "carrier" frequencies, (that is, the "spot on the radio dial" of the test signals,) when pulsed, and from about 125 megahertz (lower TV channel range) well up into the microwave region, could cause buzzes or clicks to be heard by the test subject. If a steady train of uniform, short, sharp pulses was aimed at a test subject's head, a buzz was heard. If a single pulse was transmitted, then the subject heard a pop.
In general, unclassified experiments on human beings lay dormant for the next decade, at least according to information dveloped by a Canadian organization, Citizens Against Human Rights Abuses (CAHRA), has been able to unearth. The pulses needed to place a signal power of about three-tenths of a watt per square centimeter on the subject's skull in order for the signal to be heard.
For ethical scientists, this power level -- about the same as when basking under an infrared heat lamp -- indicated caution. Further studies at the cellular level have turned up sensitivities to certain signals far, far below that level. Dr. Ross Adey of the University of California at Riverside, a leading experimenter in this area, has recently warned (http://electric-words.com/adey/adeyindex.html) that "there are important biomedical considerations associated with long term exposure to any environmental factor capable of tissue interactions."
Other scientists studied "microwave hearing" by means of exposing animals to various combinations of carrier frequency, pulse shape, and power level. The animals were tested at the simplest level for "startle" response, by applying a simple pulse or pulse train to a caged or restrained animal.
More invasive unclassified experiments were performed in which electrodes were implanted into the brains of the animals, in areas of the brain where vision, sound, and other perceptive functions were known to reside. These electrodes measured the response of each perception region to different signal types.
These animal studies found that various perception effects are frequency and power dependent. That is logically to be expected, since the size of the animal and its sensory organs and brain region vary in size. Size affects how much of the power from an incoming signal is absorbed, and absorption is necessary to generate effects.
One of the most notable scientists in the animal exper- imental field was Dr. Jose Delgado, Director of Neuropsychiatry at Yale Medical School in the early 1970s. In a segment titled "Special Assignment" on CNN in 1985, Dr. Delgado demonstrated that by mounting a transmitter on an animal, and having received radio signals converted to stimulating pulses fed to implants in the animal's brain, behavior can be dramatically altered. A bull apparently intent on challenging an experimenter with a radio transmitter stopped moving toward the experimenter when the appropriate button on a small transmitter was pressed.
While this was not direct radio signal-to-brain technology, it did demonstrate clearly that the brain can be controlled by electrical stimulation. It also, significantly, demonstrated intent. Demonstration of intent is crucial to anyone interested in arousing public interest in getting electronic mind weapons exposed, debated, and controlled.
Three other effects were discovered during these animal experiments: Window effect, bio-amplification, and bio-detection.
Window effect means that, just as with drugs, there is both a minimum and maximum signal level which will cause a desired effect. Bio-amplification is the more significant phenomenon, as what it means in practical terms is that at just the right frequency and pulse shape, a given effect can be produced with very small power levels, far below power levels required to produce heating. Under grants from the government, Dr. Adey studied how electromagnetic (i.e. "radio") signals interacted with cells down to the molecular level.
Bio-amplification also makes possible signals which do not interfere with radio and TV appliances, and which are extremely hard to detect. Hopping these small signals around in a band of effectiveness makes then virtually impossible to detect.
Bio-detection means that a cell is not simply "stimulated" at a certain signal frequency, but can actually behave according to "modulation" applied to that signal. The old crystal set radios are one of the simplest detectors of "modulation". When voice is superimposed on a steady carrier frequency, that variation in the signal is called the modulation. The crystal set extracts the voice and causes the attached headphones to reproduce the original voice.
Headphones alone cannot respond to frequencies as high as, say, AM broadcast band signals, and the detector, the crystal or diode, converts the radio signal into a voice signal. Cells can do the same thing. This leads to the next stage in radar-hearing human experimentation: The successful transmission of, first, morse code, and then voice, to a human test subject.
That milestone was apparently been achieved a quarter of a century ago. In the Journal of the American Psychological Association in March 1975, Dr. Don R. Justesen wrote:
This early '70s success forms the basis for the powerful mind weapons that are still classified today. This writer makes no judgement here as to the truth of the allegations of CAHRA's 300 members, who claim to have been targetted by devices based on technology like this. Pain, manipulation of body parts, and hypnotic effects have all been reported, with a high degree of sameness among those reporting such effects.
However, the experimental results above make it plain that the means to communicate electronically with the brain and nervous system have existed for some time, outside the classified realm.
Audible words may be transmitted, as described above. A more recent technology can be coupled to "microwave hearing" to produce a signal which can carry vocal content which is not consciously audible, but is "audible" to the human mind. This is called "SSSS" or "S-QUAD" or "Silent Sound Spread Spectrum" technology.
The first unclassified patent found by CAHRA is U.S. Patent 5,159,703, by Dr. Oliver Lowery, dated October 27, 1992. This technology converts a hypnotist's voice to non-consciously-audible ultrasound, which can be sent using microwave hearing, or piggybacked on to commercial broadcast sound. This powerful combination of technologies can be used to apply hypnosis, undetectably over months and years.
Britain's ITV News Service, in March of 1991, reported the use of ultrasound carried via a commercial FM channel (100 MHz) to entrain the brains of Iraqi troops to pulse rates set to produce despair, during the Gulf War. Clearly both means and motive exist to use technologies developed over the past half-century. But has there also been a motive for criminal use of such devices?
Part II: Maturity
To recap, new devices which can "talk to" the human brain and nervous system are a reality. They have, in their classified form, been a reality at least since Dr. Joseph Sharp's successful transmission of voice using pulsed microwave radio signals in 1973.
In the first part of this article, scientific research was summarized describing the events which led to Dr. Sharp's success. The chain of events was begun with the World War II discovery that radar signals can be "heard" buzzing within the skull of technicians working in close proximity to energized equipment.
Studies on animals, and Dr. Allan Frey's human experiments at Cornell University showed that this phenomenon is both frequency and power level dependent. Also discovered were that (a) cells assist in amplifying radio signals at certain frequencies, and (b) cells can not only respond to a radio signal, but can actually "detect," that is, "decode" any modulation, such as voice, superimposed on the basic carrier signal.
Finally, brief reference was made to a form of sound conversion, "Silent Sound," in which both mood setting ("brain entrainment") signals and ultrasound voice facsimile can be used to undetectably communicate with the human brain. The radio signal or "microwave hearing" phenomenon can carry "Silent Sound," or, "Silent Sound" can be carried on top of an audible radio or TV sound broadcast.
This capability to carry inaudible "voice" or "mood" signals sets the stage for undetectable and repetitive hypnosis. Although the full details remain classified, the British ITV wire service received reports that the U.S. military used Silent Sound, piggybacked on FM broadcasts to Iraqi troops, to set them up for a quick surrender.
To this point, then, we can see that the potential for extremely invasive, undetectable, and unethical use of these technologies exists. Being undetectable and easy to suspend when witnesses are present, the world's justice systems can offer no remedy should the equipment be used against citizens in their homes and communities.
The question now is: "How likely is it that the unethical, involuntary, aggressive or voyeuristic use of these technologies has happened, is happening, or may be happening, by those who possess these devices?"
To evaluate this likelihood, one must answer this question: "Why would anyone use invasive, silent electronic equipment to both cause pain and discomfort, or, to read the state of mind, including said-to-self vocal thoughts and images, on a non-volunteer subject?"
One word sums the answer up quite thoroughly: "MKULTRA." MKULTRA was originally a collection of 149 psychological warfare and interrogation experiments commissioned in the 1950s by the CIA. These experiments were spurred into existence by the "brainwashing" tactics used on Korean POWs, which involved torture, sensory deprivation, and drugs.
MKULTRA planners decided that for brainwashing and other types of "mind control" activity, it was essential that involuntary test subjects be used. (No doubt, too, that volunteers for such horrible experiments would be nearly impossible to recruit.)
Among CAHRA members, and a parallel organization named ACHES-MC (Advocacy Committee for Human Experimentation Survivors - Mind Control), are severely and seemingly permanently mentally damaged survivors of the kidnap/institutional/drugging/torture forms of MKULTRA activity.
Most of the survivors' torment ceased shortly after the exposure of the non-electronic atrocities, by the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearings, chaired first by Senator Frank Church, then by Senator Inouye in the late 1970s. None of the perpetrators of those atrocities were ever brought to trial.
However, even though the perpetrators were not punished, and the neuro-electromagnetic experiments were not brought to light, the MKULTRA experience demonstrates undeniably that a modern, "civilized," western country which places a high value on freedom, still harbors a motive pool capable of unspeakable cruelty.
Add to the MKULTRA experience the continuing revelations of individuals who prey on children (Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy, for example) and it becomes clear that once invasive electronic devices fall into the hands of society's "baddest apples," the devices will be used in the worst possible ways. That is historical certainty, not speculation.
To sum up: We have shown that both the means and the will do exist, and have existed for some time, to carry out what the 300 members of CAHRA and ACHES-MC report.
But there is even more cause for concern: The basic technologies to inject long-term silent hypnosis (which can be used to generate hypnotic body pain) and to read sub-vocalized word-thoughts and even images seen by the target's eyes, can be bought or had built by the average millionaire. Not all "millionaires" are entirely ethical or altruistic.
Here is a list of technologies and their characteristics which can be had by the wealthy at this point in time: