by Judy Wall
Editor, Resonance Newsletter
"ELF" frequencies, as we know now, are not the most
invasive weapons-capable frequencies. Doses of ELF can act as either
sedatives or stimulants, entraining the target's EEG as with the
Russian LIDA machine. Weapons which can transmit hypnotic commands
silently and untraceably, over distance and through walls, can cause
a far wider spectrum of effects. In other words, victims, don't
assume that "ELF" is the only form of electromagnetic signal which
can do damage.
Electromagnetic (EM) weapons are of
recent invention. They utilize the various frequencies of the
electromagnetic spectrum to disable or kill the target.
Psychotronic weapons are those EM weapons that interact with the
nervous system of the target. These weapons usually operate in
the very low (100 to 1,000 Hz) or extremely low (greater than zero
but less than 100 Hz) frequency ranges.
Today a new type of weapon is being touted, the "non-lethal" weapon.
The idea behind this is to spare human life without actually losing
the war. These weapons are also earmarked for use in civil disorders
in which the goal is simply crowd control rather than annihilation.
Some EM weapons fall in this category. However, even though these
weapons are labelled "non-lethal" does not mean that they are not
harmful, or cannot be lethal under certain conditions.
Paul Bartch mentioned in his letter "Non-Hertzian Waves ...",
written in 1992, that there was nothing mentioned in the report on
non-lethal weapons about the Low Frequency EM weapons. Small wonder.
The government has been keeping these weapons to itself in top
secrecy classification. Only recently have they been brought into
the public spotlight.
The following is an overview of the development of electromagnetic
research as relevant to weapons, as best we are able to put
together, considering the cloak of secrecy that surrounds these
ELECTROMAGNETIC WEAPONS TIMELINE
1934 “A method for Remote Control of
Electrical Stimulation of the Nervous System”, a monograph by
Drs. E. L. Chaffee and R. U. Light
1934 Experiments in Distant
Influence, book by Soviet Professor Leonid L. Vasiliev. Vasiliev
also wrote an article, “Critical Evaluation of the Hypogenic
Method” concerning the work of Dr. I. F. Tomashevsky on
experiments in remote control of the brain.
1945 After World War II, the Allies
discovered the Japanese had been been developing a “death ray”
utilizing very short radio waves focused into a high power
beam. Tests were done on animals. The Japanese denied ever
testing it on humans.
(From the Strategic Bombing Survey,
Imperial War Museum, London. Cited with photocopies in “Japanese
Death Ray”, by Peter Lewis, Resonance #11, pp 5-9)
1950 The French conducted research
on infrasonic weapons.
(From “The Road From Armageddon”, by
Peter Lewis, Resonance #13, pp 9-14)
1953 John C. Lilly, when asked by
the director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
to brief the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau
of Investigation (FBI), National Security Agency (NSA), and the
various military intelligence services on his work using
electrodes to stimulate directly the pleasure and pain centers
in the brain, refused.
“Dr. Antione Redmond, using our techniques in Paris,
has demonstrated that this method of stimulation on the brain
can be applied to the human without help of the neurosurgeon ...
This means that anybody with the proper apparatus can carry this
out covertly, with no external signs that electrodes have been
used in that person. I feel that if this technique got into the
hands of a secret agency, they would have total control over a
human being and be able to change his beliefs extremely quickly,
leaving little evidence of what they had done.”
Control and the American Government”, by Martin Cannon in
Lobster #23, pp 2-10. Cannon quites Lilly from his book, The
Scientist, Berkeley, Ronin publishers, 1988, also Bantam Books
1981. Research by Peter Lewis.)
After a statement like that of Dr. Lilly’s, how long do you
think it would take the agencies, FBI, CIA, NSA, etc. to contact
Dr. Redmond in Paris?
1958, 1962 The U.S. conducts
high-altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) bomb tests over the
(From “The Road From Armageddon” by Peter Lewis.)
1960 Headlines read “Khrushchev Says
Soviets Will Cut Forces a Third;
Sees ‘Fantastic Weapon’ “.
(From article of same title, by Max
Frankel, New York Times, Jan. 15, 1960, p1 as cited in “Tesla’s
Electro-magnetics and Its Soviet Weaponization”, paper by T. E.
1965 A “Death Ray” weapon was
developed by McFarlane Corporation, described as a modulated
electron gun X-ray nuclear booster, could be adapted to
communications, remote control and guidance systems, EM
radiation telemetry and death ray. McFarlane claimed NASA stole
the patent in 1965. Reported hearings before the House
Subcommittee on Department of Defense Appropriations, chaired by
Rep. George Mahon (Dem. - Texas).
(From “Hearing Voices” by Alex
Constantine, Hustler, Jan. 1994, pp 102-104, 113, 120, 134.
Research by Harlan Girard.)
“A project in the U.S. called
Project Pandora ... was undertaken in which chimpanzees were
exposed to microwave radiation. The man who was in charge of
this project said, ‘the potential for exerting a degree of
control on human behaviour by low level microwave radiation
seems to exist’ and he urged that the effects of microwaves be
studied for ‘possible weapons applications’ “.
“Electromagnetic Pollution: A Little Known Health Hazard. A new
means of control?” by Kim Besley, Great Britain, p 14. Research
from Woody Blue.)
1968 Dr. Gordon J. F. MacDonald,
science advisor to President Lyndon Johnson, wrote,
“Perturbation of the environment can produce changes in
behavioural patterns.” He was referring to low frequency EM
waves in the ionosphere affecting human brain wave patterns.
(From his book, Unless Peace Comes, a Scientific Forecast of New
Weapons, cited in “New World Order ELF Psychotronic Tyranny”, a
paper by C. B. Baker.)
1970 Zbigniew Brzezinski, President
Jimmy Carter’s National Security Director, said in his book,
Between Two Ages, weather control was a new weapon that would be
the key element of strategy.
He also wrote
“Accurately timed, artificially
excited electronic strokes could lead to a pattern of
oscillations that produce relatively high power levels over
certain regions of the Earth ... one could develop a system that
would seriously impair the brain performance of a very large
population in selected regions over an extended period.”
in Baker’s “ELF Psychotronic Tyranny” paper.)
1972 The Taser, first electrical
shock device developed for use by law enforcement, delivers
barbed, dart shaped electrodes to a subject’s body, and 50,000
volt pulses at two millionths of an amp ove 12-14 seconds time.
(From “Report on the Attorney General’s Conference on Less Than
Lethal Weapons”, by Sherry Sweetman, 1987, p 4, which cites
“Non-Lethal Weapons for Law Enforcement: Research Needs and
Priorities. A Report to the National Science Foundation by the
Security Planning Corporation, 1972. Research by Harlan Girard.)
1972 “A U.S. Department of Defense
document said that the Army has tested a microwave weapon. It
was an extremely powerful ‘electronic flamethrower’. “
“A study published by the U.S.
Army Mobility Equipment Research and Development Center, titled
‘Analysis of Microwaves for Barrier Warfare’ examines the
plausibility of using radio frequency energy in barrier
counter-barrier warfare ... The report concludes that,
(a) it is
possible to field a truck-portable microwave barrier system that
will completely immobilize personnel in the open with present
(b) there is a strong potential for a microwave
system that would be capable of delaying or immobilizing
personnel in vehicles, © with present technology, no method
could be identified for a microwave system to destroy the type
of armoured material common to tanks”
Pollution” by Kim Besly, p 15, quoting The Zapping of America by
The report further documents the ability to create third-degree
burns on human skin using 3 Gigahertz at 20 watts/square
centimeter in two seconds.
1972 Dr. Gordon J. F. MacDonald
testified before the House Subcommittee on Oceans and
International Environment, concerning low frequency research:
“The basic notion there was to create between the electrically
charged ionosphere in the higher part of the atmosphere and
conducting layers of the surface of the Earth this neutral
cavity, to create waves, electrical waves that would be tuned to
the brainwaves ... about ten cycles per second ... you can
produce changes in behavioural patterns or in responses.”
Baker’s “ELF Psychotronic Tyranny” paper.)
1973 Sharp and Grove transmit
audible words via microwaves (See “Synthetic Telepathy”
in this issue of Resonance)
1975 - 1977
“Unpublished analyses of
microwave bioeffects literature were disseminated to the U.S.
Congress and to other officials arguing the case for remote
control of human behavior by radar.”
(From the Journal of
Microwave Power, 12(4), 1977, p320. Research by Harlan Girard.)
1978 Hungarians presented a
state-of-the-art paper on infrasonic weapons to the United
Nations, “Working Paper on Infrasound Weapons”, United Nations
CD/575, 14 Aug 1978.
(From “The Road From Armageddon” by Peter
1981 - 1982
“Between 1981 and
September 1982, the Navy commissioned me to investigate the
potential of developing electromagnetic devices that could be
used as non-lethal weapons by the Marine Corp for the purpose of
‘riot control’, hostage removal, clandestine operations, and so
Eldon Byrd, Naval Surface Weapons Center, Silver Spring MD.
(From “Electromagnetic Pollution” by Kim Besly, p 12.)
1982 Electromagnetic weapons for law
enforcement use in Great Britain:
A 10-30 Hz strobe light which can produce seizures, giddiness,
nausea, and fainting was developed by Charles Bovill of the now
defunct British firm, Allen International. Addition of sound
pulses in the 4.0 - 7.5 Hz range increases effectiveness, as
utilized in the Valkyrie, a “frequency” weapon advertised in
British Defense Equipment Catalogue until 1983.
The squawk box or sound curdler uses two loudspeakers of 350
watt output to emit two slightly different frequencies which
combine in the ear to produce a shrill shrieking noise. The U.S.
National Science Foundation report says there is “severe risk of
permanent impairment of hearing.”
(From “Electropollution” by Kim Besley, citing the Manchester
City Council Police Monitoring Unit document.)
1982 Air Force review of biotechnology:
“Currently available data allow the projection that specially
generated radiofrequency radiation (RFR) fields may pose
powerful and revolutionary antipersonnel military threats.
Electroshock therapy indicates the ability of induced electric
current to completely interrupt mental functioning for short
periods of time, to obtain cognition for longer periods and to
restructure emotional response over prolonged intervals.
“... impressed electromagnetic fields can be disruptive to
purposeful behavior and may be capable of directing and/or
interrogating such behavior. Further, the passage of
approximately 100 milliamperes through the myocardium can lead
to cardiac standstill and death, again pointing to a
speed-of-light weapons effect.
“A rapidly scanning RFR system could provide an effective stun
or kill capability over a large area.”
(From Final Report on Biotechnology Research Requirements for
Aeronautical Systems Through the Year 2000. AFOSR-TR-82-0643,
vol 1, and vol 2, 30 July 1982. See below.)
1986 “The Electromagnetic Spectrum
in Low-Intensity Conflict” by Captain Paul Tyler, MC, USN quotes
the above passage and further elaborates on the theme.
(Published in Low Intensity Conflict and Modern Technology Lt.
Col. David J. Dean, USAF, ed., Air University Press, Maxwell
AFB, AL. Research by Harlan Girard.)
1983 Nikolai Khokhlov, a Soviet KGB
agent who defected to the West in 1976, interviews recently
arrived scientists and reports: “The Soviet mind-control
program is run by the KGB with unlimited funds.”
Spectator, Feb 5, 1983, reported in “New World Order Psychotronic Tyranny” by C. B. Baker.)
1984 “USSR: New Beam Energy
Possible?”, possibly associated with early Soviet weather
engineering efforts over the U.S.
(From “Tesla’s Electromagnetics and Its Soviet Weaponization” by T. E.
1985 Women in the peace camps at
Greenham Common began showing various medical symptoms believed
to be caused by EM surveillance weapons beamed at them.
“Zapping: The New Weapon of the Patriarchy”, Resonance #13, pp
22-24. Research by Woody Blue.)
1986 Attorney General’s Conference
on Less Than Lethal Weapons. Reviews current weapons available,
most date back to 1972:
the Nova XR-5000 Stun Gun
(can interrupt a pacemaker)
the Talon, a glove with an
electrical pulse generator
the Source, a flashlight with
electrodes at the base
These devices are useful only at close
range, except for the Taser, and are generally restricted to
Photic driving strobe lights tested by one conference delegate
on 100 subjects, produced discomfort. Closed eyelids to not
block the effect. Evidence that ELF produces nausea and
disorientation. Suggestion to develop fast acting electrosleep
inducing EM weapon. Discusses problem of testing weapons on animals and human
(From “Report on the Attorney General’s Conference
on Less Than Lethal Weapons”, by Sherry Sweetman, March 1987,
prepared for the National Institute of Justice. Research by
How many of you will volunteer to get zapped by 50,000 volts
from this little Taser gun we’re testing?
1988 The Pentagon is ordered by
courts to cease EMP tests at several locations due to a lawsuit
filed by an environmental group.
(From The Washington Post, May
15, 1988, see “US and Soviets Develop Death Ray”, Resonance 11,
p 10. Research by Remy Chevalier.)
“The U.S. Army’s
Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center is
conducting a one-year study of ACOUSTIC BEAM TECHNOLOGY ... the
command awarded the one year study to Scientific Applications
and Research Associates of Huntington Beach CA. Related research
is conducted at the Moscow based Andreev Institute.”
Explores Russian Mind Control Technology”, by Barbara Opal,
Defense News, Jan 11-17, 1993. Research by Harlan Girard and
1993 The Russian government is
offering to share with the United States in a bilateral Center
for Psychotechnologies the Soviet
developed during the 1970s. The work was funded by the
Department of Psycho-Correction at the Moscow Medical Academy.
The Russian experts, among them former KGB
General George Kotov, present in a paper a list of software and
hardware available for $80,000.
(From Opal article, “U.S.
Explores Russian Mind Control Technology”.)
1993 February 28, beginning of 51
day siege on the Branch Davidians at Waco Texas, which ended in
the death of more than 80 people.
Until this incident, the electromagnetic weapons had kept a very
low profile. But in the documentary video, “Waco: The Big Lie
Continues”, footage from the British Broadcasting (BBC) shows at
least three EM weapons used by U.S. government agents.
the noise generators used against the Davidians.
powerful strobe light, shown during a nighttime sequence.
the third was the Russian psychoacoustic weapon, considered, but
agents deny use of this weapon against the Waco people.
agents met with Dr.
Igor Smirnov in Arlington VA to discuss the possiblility of
using the weapon
against the Davidians.
(From “A Subliminal Dr. Strangelove”, by Dorinda
Elliot and John Barry, Newsweek, Aug 22, 1994)