by Eleanor White
The American Reporter
HAMILTON, Ont., Canada
Vol. 6, No. 1290
December 01, 1999
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.
a response (below image) 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 developed by a
Canadian organization, Citizens Against Human Rights Abuses (CAHRA
CAHRA is now 'Mind
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,
"there are important biomedical considerations associated with
long term exposure to any environmental factor capable of tissue
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 experimental 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,
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
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
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.
"Communication has in fact been
demonstrated. A. Guy (Note 1), a skilled telegrapher, arranged
for his father, a retired railroad telegrapher, to operate a
key, each closure and opening of which resulted in a pulse of
microwave energy. By directing the radiations at his own head,
complex mess- ages via the Continental Morse Code were readily
received by Guy.
"Sharp and Grove (note 2) found that appropriate modulation of
microwave energy can result in "wireless" and "receiverless"
communication of speech. The recorded by voice on tape each of
the single-syllable words for digits between 1 and 10. The
electrical sine-wave analogs of each word were then processed so
that each time a sine wave crossed zero reference in the
negative direction, a brief pulse of microwave energy was
"By radiating themselves with these "voice modulated"
microwaves, Sharp and Grove were readily able to hear, identify,
and distinguish among the 9 words. The sounds heard were not
unlike those emitted by persons with artificial larynxes."
This early '70s success forms the basis
for the powerful mind weapons that are still classified today.
This writer makes no judgment here as to
the truth of the allegations of CAHRA's 300 members, who claim to
have been targeted 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
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?
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,
cells assist in amplifying radio
signals at certain frequencies
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
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
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
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
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
Here is a list of technologies and their characteristics which can
be had by the wealthy at this point in time:
undetectable passive radar scanners from Millivision Corp.,
Northamptom, Mass. This item also allows perpetrators to see if
witnesses or test equipment is set up, and allows the
perpetrators to shut down, rather than be detected. Radar-based
life detectors, used for rescue and law-enforcement, but also
available to stalkers and pedophiles.
Can also "illuminate" a dwelling's
indoor areas for the radar scanners above, for better
visibility. Simple "brain rhythm entrainment" machines, which
are transmitters pulsing at rates which can alter moods without
the target realizing a signal is aimed at them. (The first of
which was used during the Korean War, the Russian "LIDA"
machine.) Involuntary voice-to-skull transmitters, capable of
forcing a neighbor to listen to inescapable sounds while trying
Modified telephone voice converters,
making a hypnotist's voice inaudible to the target's hearing
sense, but still audible to certain parts of the mind. Can be
transmitted using the pulsed microwave voice-to-skull
transmitters. This "silent sound" equipment can also be
transmitted over cable TV to the intended target, or over the
target's favorite radio channel.
For the more determined aggressive
device owner, a ruse involving less-than-ethical doctors can be set
up where the new
Applied Digital Solutions Inc. satellite-trackable
implants can be surreptitiously placed during surgery for other
conditions, resulting in the whereabouts of the targeted individual
being known at all times to the perpetrator. This type of atrocity
lends itself more to large organizations like government agencies or
defense and intelligence contractors; and for such agencies this is
not difficult to arrange.
What can be done? What should be done?
CAHRA is a non-profit organization,
meaning, by law anyone speaking or writing on behalf of CAHRA may
not attempt to influence legislation either directly or indirectly
by way of influencing voters. CAHRA's role is to supply information
to others, that others may independently take action they see as
Speaking here as Eleanor White, world citizen, and not as an
agent of CAHRA, I suggest that the European Parliament's resolutions
passed on January 28, 1999, be also passed by the U.S. Congress and
the Canadian Parliament.
Excerpts from those resolutions follow:
Resolution adopted by the European
Parliament, 28.1.99 Environment, security and foreign affairs
23. Calls on the European Union
to seek to have the new 'non-lethal' weapons technology and
the development of new arms strategies also covered and
regulated by international conventions ...
27. Calls for an international convention introducing a
global ban on all developments and deployments of weapons
which might enable any form of manipulation of human beings
Impetus for making such resolutions can
be derived from a speech by Jean-Pierre Changeux, of the
Paris Pasteur Institute, published in the prestigious scientific
journal Nature in January, 1998:
But neuroscience also poses
potential risks, he said, arguing that advances in cerebral
imaging make the scope for invasion of privacy immense. Although
the equipment needed is still highly specialized, it will become
commonplace and capable of being used at a distance, he
predicted. That will open the way for abuses such as invasion of
personal liberty, control of behavior and brainwashing. These
are far from being science-fiction concerns, said Changeux, and
constitute "a serious risk to society".
It is hoped the reader will take away
from this article the need to get this matter of weapons-capable
electronic devices on to the agendas of those we elect and pay to
defend our nations from involuntary experimentation and atrocities.
Eleanor White is an engineer and technical advisor to the
Ontario-based Citizens Against Human Rights Abuses.
This article was recently published
by the University of Technology,
and is posted here with thanks to the
The Mind Switch refers to the technology that has been
developed which allows a person to turn on and off an electrical
appliance, such as a desk lamp or TV in 2-3 seconds using EEG
signals, without training.
Proportional control, such as turning up or down the volume of a
radio is also possible with the technology. This research is being
carried at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
Early in 1994 while studying the response of the brain to
environmental factors Professor Ashley Craig and Mr Paul
McIsaac of the Department of Health Sciences at UTS, noticed an
effect which appears to be common among all persons.
That effect is an increase in a particular brain signal when a
person closes his/her eyes for more than one second.
The important question that Ashley and Paul then asked was could
this effect be used to do something useful?, ie - could the control
of the brain signal be used, in turn, to control something else?
At this stage Ashley contacted Professor Tony Moon, the Dean
of Science at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), to find out if
anyone could help answer the technical questions and design a system
that might exploit the apparent change in the signal level when a
person closes his/her eyes.
Professor Moon introduced Ashley to Assoc Prof Les Kirkup who
is a associate professor in the department of Applied Physics at UTS,
who has experience in developing electronics and instrumentation. It
was thought he could offer important input to the project.
He was initially skeptical that signals as small as those that are
present on the scalp, (where electrodes are placed to pick up brain
activity) could be detected reliably and analyzed sufficiently
quickly to allow activation of an external device, such as a lamp or
The data that had been gathered on signal levels with eyes open and
eyes closed showed that a significant increase occurred in the
8-13Hz part of the "brain spectrum" commonly referred to as the
Les built a detection, discrimination and analysis system based on
Ashley and Paul's data and, much to his surprise at least, the first
person (Lucy) connected to the system showed the capability of
operating a switch which could control an electrical appliance.
Serious work done on brain signals began with Berger in 1929 [Berger
1967]. Since that time the acquisition and analysis of brain
signals, referred to as Electroencephalography (EEG) has advanced to
such a state that EEG is regularly used to assist in the diagnosis
of schizophrenia, epilepsy and brain tumors. [Geddes and Baker,
EEG has also been used in biofeedback studies in which subjects may
learn to modify their EEG signals in response to visual
representation of their EEG signals. This control usually take weeks
or months to learn and is not highly reliable.
The system we have developed does not rely on any learned skill by
an individual. It simply requires a person to close his/her eyes for
more than 1 second to effect sufficient change in the signals levels
to allow for the reliable operation of a switch.
It turns out that it has been known for many years that increase in
signal level occur upon eye closure, but this is the first example
(to our knowledge) of the recognition of its potential and the
exploitation of the effect.
The system used to detect the change in signals consists of
amplifiers, filters and other signal processing elements (full
details are still classified at the moment!). As there are other
sources which can generate signals which can interfere with brain
signals (and hence cause intermittent switching on and off of
appliances) we have developed a noise suppression system which
eliminates the effect of those noise sources.
This feature is very important as we are currently developing the
technology for disabled persons (we have a three year grant from the
Motor Accident Authority of New South Wales, MAA) and reliability is
a major issue.
The funding from MAA has allowed us to appoint Mr Andrew Searle
who has become a key figure in the technical developments regarding
the Mind Switch. In addition Mr Perez Moses is developing new
noise suppression techniques to be applied in this work.
demonstrates the Mind Switch by controlling a slot car set
Berger, H. 1967. On the
electroencephalogram of man (trans. by P. Gloor). EEG Clin.
Neurophysiol., Suppl. 28:1-350
Geddes, L. A. and Baker, L. E.
1989. Principles of applied biomedical instrumentation 3rd
ed. (Wiley, New York): pp726-727
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