2003 Survey of Evidence
Mind Control Experiments

by Cheryl Welsh
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As director of the nonprofit IRS approved group Citizens Against Human Rights Abuse (CAHRA) [now Mind Justice], I have received over 1800 claims of mind control since 1996. A strong case can be made that the US, Russia and major countries are developing and conducting classified mind control nonconsensual experiments. The issue of mind control and nonconsensual experiments is addressed by European, Russian and US legislatures, several human rights groups and notably, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). This article is a summary of the mind control issue, including sections on the follow:
  • a cold war history of electromagnetic weapons development,
  • experimentation law and history in the US,
  • what electromagnetic radiation and mind control weapons are, according to human rights experts,
  • the 2002 UNIDIR endorsement of CAHRA's article on experiments and mind control weapons,
  • the major cluster of symptoms described by victims, particularly in the US and Russia,
  • two obsolete cover stories, exposed with the breakup of the Soviet Union,
  • a sample of laws covering mind control weapons,
  • a short conclusion,
  • citations and
  • about CAHRA and the author

Overview of a long running issue

A related cold war story of the development of electromagnetic radiation, (emr) weapons has been documented. As revealed in UN documents, weapons experts papers and scientific journals, a classified emr arms race between Russia and the US became public knowledge with the momentous event of the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1989.(1) And mind control weapon research is more secret than the Manhattan Project,(the project to develop the atomic bomb.) Some cover stories for mind control projects have been maintained by the US government for fifty years and are now obsolete. One cover story was the US policy for emr health exposure limits: that emr has no provable health effects apart from heating. But with the breakup of the Soviet Union, the military flip flopped, threw out this fifty-year scientific fallacy and in 1997 revealed US military funding of the development of "new" weapons based on the biological effects of emr. A second cover story is that mind control weapons are science fiction. Three recent newspaper articles on fighting terrorism dispel this myth and expose the defense industry's flip flop attempts to perpetuate it.

Human rights experts and top political figures make comparisons of emr weapons to the atomic bomb; the most powerful weapons on earth. Freedom of thought can be obliterated with emr weapons' attack on the brain in addition to the body. Because emr weapons are silent, undetectable and leave no trace, some experts say WWW3 could be fought and won without a trace.(2) This article will present evidence that a classified emr arms race took place between the US and USSR, ending with a US victory. Given this fascinating and rarely reported history, claims of nonconsensual mind control experiments become plausible.

Mind control experiments are similar to past nonconsensual government experiments: conducted for weaponization of the most significant scientific discoveries of the 20th century.

The discovery of secrets of the atom led to the development of the atomic bomb, and scientists conducted extensive nonconsensual radiation experiments. With the discovery of the secrets of DNA and the development of biological weapons, biological experiments were conducted which have been declassified. Classified US experiments in which microbes were sprayed over cities, as well as post-cold war exposes of Soviet biological warfare efforts to develop lethal viruses have come to light. (3) Claims of mind control experiments beginning in the 1950s are now supported by evidence of scientific discoveries of brain physiology that have been used to develop mind control weapons by our government. A 1999 book on secret government experiments entitled Undue Risk by ethicist, Dr. Jonathan Moreno, stated: ". . . individual human subjects will be needed to 'perfect' the instruments for neuroimaging and the interpretation of the images into thoughts and ideas. The military possibilities of such capabilities are evident and the potential for human experiments under highly classified national security conditions are too obvious to require much comment." (4)

Not surprisingly, mind control victims have been labeled mentally ill. Labeling victims "nut cases" or "kooks" is not new. A 1997 New York Times Magazine stated; "For decades, those who claimed to be victims of clandestine radiation experiments conducted by the United States government were dismissed as paranoid." (5) Mental illness is an overwhelming alternate explanation and cover story for victims to overcome.

In the 1990s, the truth came out; nonconsensual radiation experiments were proven with government documents. Tragically, no laws have been passed to prevent secret experiments from happening again. Dr. Jonathan Moreno has reported that in 2001, President Bush granted the department of Health and Human Services the authority to classify department research as secret. Dr. Moreno warned that this could allow the Defense Department or CIA to undertake secret human experiments with the HHS.(6) The increased secrecy and acquisition of billions of defense dollars are ideal strategies for continuing nonconsensual mind control experiments.

How emr works on the human mind and body

Electromagnetic radiation weapons work on the theory that the mind and nervous system use electromagnetic signals and signals from outside sources which can mimic, block or alter the mind's and body's own electromagnetic radiation signals. A 1997 US News and World Report article by Douglas Pasternak entitled "Wonder Weapons" explained this process. ". . . the human body is essentially an electrochemical system, and devices that disrupt the electrical impulses of the nervous system can affect behavior and body functions. But these programs-- particularly those involving antipersonnel research--are so well guarded that details are scarce. "People [in the military] go silent on this issue," says [Louis] Slesin, [trade publisher of Microwave News for the electromagnetic radiation industry], "more than any other issue. People just do not want to talk about this."(7)

What is proven: classified development of mind control weapons by most of the major world powers-- without accountability.

In the July, 1997 British Medical Journal, Robin M. Coupland of the International Committee of the Red Cross inquired, ". . . will the soldiers who have survived battlefields of the future return home with psychosis, epilepsy, and blindness inflicted by weapons designed to do exactly that?" (8) Dr. Barbara Hatch Rosenberg wrote in the September, 1994 issue of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, "Many of the non-lethal weapons under consideration utilize infrasound or electromagnetic energy (including lasers, microwave, or radio-frequency radiation, or visible light pulsed at brain-wave frequency) for their effects. These weapons are said to cause temporary or permanent blinding, interference with mental processes, modification of behavior and emotional response, seizures, severe pain, dizziness, nausea and diarrhea, or disruption of internal organ functions in various other ways. ...The current surge of interest in electromagnetic and similar technologies makes the adoption of a protocol explicitly outlawing the use of these dehumanizing weapons an urgent matter."(9)

The November, 1990 International Review of the Red Cross reported: "Research work in this field [electromagnetic weapons] has been carried out in almost all industrialized countries, and especially by the great powers, with a view to using these phenomena for anti-materiel or anti-personnel purposes. ...In spite of the rarity of publications on this subject, and the fact that it is usually strictly classified information, research undertaken in this field seems to have demonstrated that very small amounts of electromagnetic radiation could appreciably alter the functions of living cells." (10)

In the June, 1996 Aviation Week and Space Technology, Paul Mann wrote, "A Harvard molecular geneticist and biological/chemical warfare specialist, Matthew S. Meselson warned: 'We're going to learn how to manipulate every life process, genetic ones, mental ones, the emotional ones, . . .If our inevitably increasing knowledge of life process is also harnessed to hostile purposes, that will completely change the nature of the expression of human hostility." (11) Unfortunately, Dr. Meselson's words have proven to be prophetic.

United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research cites "mind control" issue.

Mind control weapons are a serious enough threat to be included along side nuclear, biological and chemical weapons in a document published by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).(12) The 2002 Media Guide to Disarmament in Geneva was compiled to help the Geneva-based media bring disarmament issues "to the attention of the wider world." CAHRA is one of six Non-Lethal Weapons experts cited by UNIDIR. Others include Human Rights Watch, International Committee of the Red Cross and University of Bradford Department of Peace Studies.

The Media Guide includes a nonlethal weapons "links" section to the Center for Defense Information, the University of Bradford, Non-lethal Weapons Research Project and to my article Non-lethal Weapons--A Global Issue. (13) In this article I present numerous comments and warnings by international experts and public figures about mind control weapons. The piece presents specific allegations regarding nonconsensual government experiments and classified nonlethal weapons which target the brain and nervous system, or as they are popularly known by the emotionally charged term, "mind control". Called information and psychotronic weapons in Russia and China, mind control weapons are included in the category of nonlethal weapons in the 2002 Disarmament Guide. UNIDIR is studying the parameters of this issue, nuclear disarmament and fourteen other categories of weapons. The 2002 UNIDIR citation of CAHRA and the article substantiate my position that claims of nonconsensual experiments by governments in highly classified mind control weapons programs are a legitimate and serious disarmament issue.

Reported mind control symptoms

Victims from all over the world have contacted CAHRA with reports of being targeted with mind control, although approximately seventy-five percent of victims are American and Russian. The following is a description of symptoms most commonly reported by victims:

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, for years on end, victims are subjected to various kinds of harassment and torture. Most believe that some technology is remotely targeting and controlling every nerve in their bodies. Heart rates speed up and slow down, bowel movements are regulated, illnesses can turn on and off in an instant. Victims report microwave hearing, (which is an unclassified military weapon), or voices in the head.(14) Sleep deprivation is common. Thoughts can be read, and played back to the victim, instantaneously. People around the victim have repeated verbatim, the victim's immediate thoughts. Victims report that dreams are manipulated, behaviors controlled, emotions literally played with and all types of pain started and stopped in all parts of the body. Forced muscle movements, forced speech, forced precision manipulation of hands are also reported. Victims describe holograms being projected and remote sexual manipulation and abuse, with pedophilia, homosexual and degrading themes also reported regularly. Microwave burns are frequently reported, along with all types of bizarre and harassing manipulation of electrical equipment, phone, car, TV and computers. Mail tamperings are reported as well. Black bag intelligence tactics --tire slashings, break-ins without burglary but at times including sabotaged, modified items also appear on the list of invasions.

What follows is a short list of less commonly reported symptoms. Victims report the following phenomena spontaneously happens to them: Objects are moved, from tiny gas bubbles in the victim's respiratory tract and yanking legs out from under the victim, all the way up to shoving a moving car sideways. Some type of outside force can strike heavy blows to any object, or set any object including the body into strong vibration, while nearby objects are not vibrating at all. Wrenching of house/building structures cause loud snapping or crackling noises, often heard at precisely the point where a victim is starting to doze off to sleep.

Victims agree: the experience of mind control phenomena is vicious, amoral, sadistic and cruel. Most victims describe the experience as very debilitating and compare it to mental rape, an electronic prison or total destruction of the quality of their lives. Many have been labeled mentally ill and live with financial ruin, loss of health, social life and career. Victims theorize that the goal of the experiments would appear to be the development of weapons to neutralize the enemy. All say the technology is unbelievably sophisticated and effective. To them, it is like a slow death.

Typical cases of US mind control victims

Dave Fratus and several other prisoners at Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah claimed hearing voices caused by remote electronic emissions in their head and that the voices said they came from the planet Astra. In a letter dated October 18, 1988, Fratus described "some type of remote control electronic brain punishment. . ." In 1981, Dorothy Burdick wrote the book, Such Things are Known, published by Vantage Press. Burdick was a college professor in a northern California community college. She was targeted with "microwave hearing," the phenomena of voices heard in the head and caused by microwaves. Mike Sagedy came to the United States from Iran with his family and was targeted. Currently a law student, I believe that I too was targeted when I signed papers for entering the military in 1986. I believe I have been part of some form of baseline study for brain studies on stress, or for military purposes such as psychological operations.

In 1997, victim Carole Sterling committed suicide in order to escape the torture of emr technology. She described attending the 5th International UFO conference at Mesquite, Nevada in the newspaper, The Star Beacon in Paonia, Colorado:

Dear Star Beacon, I am writing about something that happened to me which goes back to December, 1995. I went to a conference in Nevada. The day following the last night at the conference, I noticed that I had an injection mark on the base of my spine which was sore. Then the nightmare started three days after my return to Washington, DC . . . It totally scrambled my brain, leaving me unable to think properly, simply functioning on sheer shock and horror, with total incomprehension of what was going on. It actually was debilitating. The room felt like a torture chamber. This forced me out of my home. I believe that the technology used, be it some type of a frequency assault, some sort of directed energy, in addition to whatever was injected in me, has caused damage to my brain. [I have] been living with this debilitating and excruciating pain for the last eight months so far.(15)

Many such incidents have been reported in the mainstream press. The Kansas City Pitch Weekly reported in 1995 that, "[Paul Schaefer, engineer] cites numerous examples of occasions when 'adverse energies,' 'beams' or 'substances' have been 'shot' at him. "A neighbor called me over to her porch one day, to tell me she'd seen a beam of light come out of the sky and shoot into one of my windows," said Schaefer. "I could see the path through the garden where the leaves turned yellow. . . . when asked why they want to attack him, he said it was because of his radical activities and writings." (16)

This 1997 excerpt from the Pennsylvania Inquirer describes a man who mailed a threatening letter to President Clinton. "According to the affidavit, the letter tells Clinton to "tell the Philadelphia Naval Base to stop trying to brainwash me into killing people with covert E.L.F. electronic weaponry and asks for "compensation for being a research test victim." (17) This man, Joseph Washington now networks with a victims group in Philadelphia.

This 1988 Los Angeles Times excerpt is long because it contains an exceptional description of what happens to a majority of victims. In addition, Martin Cannon wrote about this case of Rex Niles in chapter five of his book, The Controllers, making a point by point comparison of Niles' mind control symptoms with UFO abductee phenomena.

"...Government officials estimate that [Rex] Niles had handed over millions in under-the-table payments to employees of leading contractors in exchange for lucrative subcontracts before he secretly turned government witness and began an undercover campaign with the FBI to sting the crooked buyers who had depended on his largess. Niles' work as an informant led to the conviction of 19 industry buyers and supervisors on fraud, tax evasion and kickback charges, and Niles retired in triumph in April of 1987, lauded for his "unprecedented cooperation," into the Federal Witness Protection Program. But in the way stories have of not ending the way they are supposed to, . . . Instead, he is living in a suburban home outside Los Angeles, sleeping under a makeshift foil tent fashioned to block the microwaves he believes are killing him. "His aluminum foil hat has tiny holes in it, says Rex Niles, proof that the government is bombarding him with microwaves in an attempt to kill him. . . . He has produced testimony from his sister, a Simi Valley woman who swears that helicopters have repeatedly circled over her home. An engineer measured 250 watts of microwaves in the atmosphere inside Niles' house and found a radioactive disc underneath the dash of his car. . . . The noises started again, he said. "You know, in the middle of the night at two in the morning, when they wouldn't allow me to sleep; when they were aggravating my conscious as well as my subconscious mind, I would hear what sounded like large groups of people . . . that sounded like a bottle breaking in the street. "So I would go to the window, or one time I was dressed because I couldn't sleep, so I went down, and the street was absolutely empty." Niles became convinced that the marshals had set up an elaborate speaker system around his room to confuse him with artificial sounds. In intricate detail, he has worked out his theory of what happened. The marshals, he said, were attempting to make it appear as though he were crazy, setting him up in order to make off with his money. They kept him awake at night to minimize his resistance, he theorized. "...This has been a very tough story to tell people," Niles admitted. "They have a hard time believing me and wonder how could I have this much audacity and this much vanity, to think that I'm worth this kind of a push, this much manpower, equipment, airplanes, helicopters, at one point, 14 lasers. It isn't that I'm worth it. It's because they've got so much to protect. . . ." (18)

Mind Control in Russia

With the breakup of the Soviet Union, Russian reports of mind control have become available. CAHRA has formed an international coalition with a major group of mind control victims in Russia. In March, 2002, the Moscow Committee for the Ecology of Dwellings appointed me as the director of CAHRA to their Executive Committee. Since Emilia Cherkova and Leah Terekhova founded this Russian group in the 1990s, the organization has often been cited in major Russian newspapers. As an authority in the area of mind control, Emilia has sent CAHRA several articles and books on Russian mind control, which are now translated and will soon be posted on the CAHRA website. Below is one Russian newspaper article excerpt describing their group. The similarity of both symptoms and the frustration of attempts to obtain help encountered by US and Russian victims, is striking. The 1995 Moscow Times article, "Report: Soviets Used Top-Secret ' Psychotronic' Weapons":

There may be a scientific explanation for the rigid-faced inflexibility of Soviet-era border guards and soldiers, after all. Reports have emerged of a top secret program of "psychotronic" brainwashing techniques developed by the KGB and the Ministry. The techniques, which include debilitating high frequency radio waves, hypnotic computer-scrambled sounds and mind-bending electromagnetic fields, as well as an ultrasound gun capable of killing a cat at fifty meters, were originally developed for medical purposes and adapted into weapons, said journalist Yury Vorobyovsky, who has been investigating the program for three years. Ecology and Living Environment, an environmental and civil liberties group which claims a membership of 500 people in Moscow, has set up an association of "Victims of Psychotronic Experimentation," who have filed damages claims against the Federal Security Service, or FSB, and the government. Unfortunately, since by definition many of the victims are psychologically disturbed, there is a problem of verification. "The Health Ministry and the FSB are doing medical experiments on over a million innocent people," said Ecology and Living Environment President Yemilia Cherkova, an ex-member of Zelenograd's local council. Cherkova wears a lead helmet in bed to protect herself against the rays she says the government beams into her flat. "They put chemicals in the water and use magnets to alter your mind. We are fighting to prove to the authorities that we are not mad." Nevertheless, the State Duma is taking the matter seriously enough to draft a law on "security of the individual," which will include regulation of subliminal advertising and pseudo-religious sects, as well as imposing state controls on all equipment in private hands which can be used as "psychotronic weaponry." "The law is pre-emptive," said Vladimir Lopatkin, chairman of the Duma's drafting committee. "The equipment that now exists in laboratories must be very strictly controlled to prevent it from being sold to the private sector. . . . Of course this project is surrounded with a lot of hysteria and conjecture. . . "Something that was secret for so many years is the perfect breeding ground for conspiracy theories."(19)

EMR Weapons: As Powerful As The Atomic Bomb

Nonthermal effects of emr are the scientific basis for weapons and biological basis of brain function, according to several human rights experts, military and civilian authorities and top government science advisors. For example, Dr. Stefan Possony, a Stanford University Hoover Institute fellow, who was called "the intellectual father of 'Star Wars' and was "one of the most influential civilian strategic planners in the Pentagon," wrote the 1983 Defense and Foreign Affairs article, "Scientific Advances Hold Dramatic Prospects for Psy-Strat". (20)

Suppose it becomes feasible to affect brain cells by low frequency waves or beams, thereby altering psychological states, and making it possible to transmit suggestions and commands directly into the brain. Who is so rash as to doubt that technological breakthroughs of this general type would not be put promptly to psyops use? More importantly who would seriously assume that such a technology would not be deployed to accomplish political and military surprise?" (21)

In a 1986 BBC Summary of World broadcast, Mikhail S. Gorbachev, former Soviet leader stated:

"Weapons based on new physical principles would include, amongst others, means in which physical principles which have not been used hitherto are used to strike at personnel, military equipment and objectives. Amongst weapons of this kind one might include beam, radio-wave, infrasonic, geophysical and genetic weapons. In their strike characteristics these types of weapons might be no less dangerous than mass strike weapons. The Soviet Union considers it necessary to establish a ban on the development of arms of this kind." (22)

US won classified emr arms race

The former USSR has advocated banning emr ( electromagnetic radiation), weapons since the 1970s. The US has heavily classified nonlethal weapons since the 1960s and has denied the existence of weapons effects of emr up to the 1990s. (23) The Pentagon stated on CNN news that the radiofrequency weapons are too sensitive to discuss and has maintained this stance throughout the 1980s.(24) In the 1990s, however, the military admitted to looking for emr weapons based on emr bioeffects. (25)(26)

Russian classified mind control programs were revealed only as a result of the monumental event of the breakup of the Soviet Union. The 1993 Defense News article entitled "US Explores Russian Mind-Control Technology" revealed some of Russia's emr weapons. "Known as acoustic psycho-correction, the capability to control minds and alter behavior of civilians and soldiers may soon be shared with US military, medical and political officials, according to US and Russian sources. ...Pioneered by the government-funded Department of Psycho-Correction at the Moscow Medical Academy, acoustic psycho-correction involves the transmission of specific commands via static or white noise bands into the human subconscious without upsetting other intellectual functions."(27)

Russian top secret and massive mind control weapons programs were in chaos. The 1993 Defense News article stated that US and Russian sources were planning "...discussions aimed at creating a framework for bringing the issue under bilateral or multilateral controls". ...Therefore, the Russian authors have proposed a bilateral Center for Psycho-technologies where US and Russian authorities could monitor and restrict the emerging capabilities." In addition, a 1993 Defense Electronics article discussed concerns that Russian mind control weapons, like atomic weapons would get into the hands of terrorists and criminals and therefore international agreements were needed.(28) The United States emerged as the single world super power and classified international agreements now control the use of emr weapons.

A cover story is now obsolete: Russia & former East Block maintain that nonthermal emr biological effects are used for new weapons, US says nonthermal emr effects are not proven.

Russia and the East Block's position was that electromagnetic radiation (emr) biological effects could be used to develop new weapons of mass destruction. These biological effects were also called athermal or nonthermal effects of emr because they are in contrast to the thermal effects of emr, such as those caused by heating food in a microwave oven. The Russian scientific literature going back to the 1930s supported a theory of nonthermal or biological effects of emr. The UN Committee on Disarmament discussed Russian proposals to ban "new types of weapons of mass destruction." One weapon described by the Soviet government in 1979 was, "Infrasonic acoustic radiation weapons. ...They would utilize harmful effects of infrasonic oscillations on biocurrents of the brain and nervous system;... " The 1979 document continued, "4. Means using electromagnetic radiation to affect biological targets. As a result of research into the effects of electromagnetic radiation on biological targets, the existence of harmful effects of radio-frequency radiations within a wide range of frequencies on such vitally important organs of the human as the heart, the brain and the central nervous system may now be regarded as a firmly established fact. Assessments quoted in international literature of the potential danger of the development of a new weapons of mass destruction are based on the results of research into the so-called "non-thermal" effects of electromagnetic radiation on biological targets. These effects may take the form of damage to or disruption of the functioning of the internal organs and systems of the human organism or of changes in its functioning." (29)

The US position was the exact opposite of the Russian position; that there were no US research programs or weapons based on biological or nonthermal emr effects. Throughout this period, the US nevertheless conducted classified mind control weapons research based on the athermal or biological effects of emr.(30) Dr. Robert Becker was a consultant to the CIA in the 1960s on emr effects on fighter pilots shot down by the Soviets, as reported in Opening Pandora's Box, a 1984 BBC TV documentary. (31) Dr. Becker stated, "...the best cover story is that, based on best American scientist's [opinions],.... the [US] nation has discarded [the theory of athermal] health effects from emr, entirely." In fact, this was the official US position.

In sharp contrast to the Russian position on biological effects of emr, the US military, industry and government scientists publicly supported the position of Dr. Herman P. Schwan, a Nazi Paperclip scientist who established the safety limits of electromagnetic radiation exposure for the United States in the 1950s. The US operated Project Paperclip between 1945 and 1955 in an attempt to exploit the expertise of German scientists after W.W.II, and 765 scientists were employed by the US government, including Dr. Schwan. (32) Dr. Schwan's position-- that there are no proven athermal or biological effects of electromagnetic radiation is still largely adhered to today. Professor Schwan worked at the University of Pennsylvania on numerous government contracts and received Navy and National Institute of Health, NIH funding throughout his entire career.(33)

With the breakup of the Soviet Union, the Pentagon publicly unveiled the nonlethal weapons program including weapons based on athermal or biological emr effects, and the US policy that there are "no proven athermal emr effects" took a 180 degree turn . The July, 7, 1997 US News and World Report article, Wonder Weapons stated: "...scientists, aided by government research on the "bioeffects" of beamed energy, are searching the electromagnetic and sonic spectrums for wavelengths than can affect human behavior." The former Soviet Union's position on banning emr weapons and the flip-flop of the US military's position on emr weapons after the breakup of the Soviet Union are indications of national security policy and it's influence on the scientific research of emr and emr weapons.

That emr can cause athermal biological effects is now a proven scientific theory. At a 1990 General Assembly of the International Union of Radio Science held in Prague, Dr. Ross Adey concluded that, "It is no longer a matter of speculation that biomolecular systems are responsive to low level, low frequency electromagnetic fields. Not only is tissue heating not the basis of these interactions, but the many instances of responses windowed with respect to field, frequency and intensity set a rubric for their consideration in physical mechanisms involving long range ordering at the atomic level." (34) The NRC report, An Assessment of Non-Lethal Weapons Science and Technology (2002) stated "Leap-ahead non-lethal weapons technologies will probably be based on more subtle human/RF interactions in which the signal information within the RF exposure causes an effect other than simply heating: for example, stun seizure, startle, and decreased spontaneous activity. Recent developments in the technology are leading to ultrawideband, very high peak power, and ultrashort signal capabilities, suggesting that the phase space to be explored for suble, yet potentially effective non-thermal biophysical susceptibilities is vast. "(35)

Dr. Adey has also testified before the US Congress on US government suppression and control of research into the biological effects of emr.(36) A 1988 AP article stated, " Since the early 1980s, however, federal government support for non-ionizing radiation bioeffects research has declined markedly. W. Ross Adey, a leading researcher based at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Loma Linda, Calif., told a House subcommittee last Oct. 6 that current levels of government funding -now about $7 million a year- are "disastrously low. There is reason to believe that this situation has arisen in part through a well-organized activity on the part of major corporate entities from the consumer and military electronic industries to discredit all research into athermal biological and biomedical effects," Adey said.

History has revealed that some US scientists knowingly lied, or at the least twisted and omitted evidence, and these unethical actions indicate the seriousness and magnitude of the issues the scientists were attempting to cover up. The public denial of athermal effects of emr by US government scientists was undoubtedly a cover story for a long-term, highly classified emr weapons program.

Two scientists, Dr. Rosalie Bertell and Dr. Eldon Byrd have studied emr bioeffects and both agree on the under-reported demise of this cover story. Dr. Rosalie Bertell has a doctorate degree in Biometry, the design of epidemiological research and the mathematical analysis of bio-medical problems. Dr. Bertell documented military microwave zapping of Greenham Commons women nuclear protesters in the 1980s as reported in London Guardian March 10, 1987. She authored UN reports on the Chernobyl disaster, has five honorary doctorates, numerous peace prizes and more. In an email dated 3-12-01, Dr. Bertell agreed that this cover story is obsolete. (37)

Dr. Eldon Byrd was quoted in the US News and World Report, July 7, 1997, Wonder Weapons article. "...From 1980 to 1983, a man named Eldon Byrd ran the Marine Corps Nonlethal Electromagnetic Weapons project. He conducted most of his research at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute in Bethesda, Md. "'We were looking at electrical activity in the brain and how to influence it,' he says." In an email dated 1-10-02, Dr. Byrd also agreed that this cover story is obsolete. (38)

Another obsolete cover story: mind control is science fiction

Mainstream media presents mind control weapons to the general public as a future possibility and science fiction. For example, the May 2002, Economist wrote "They [people] should worry about brain science too. There are no laws or treaties or public discussion of neurotechnology as there has been for genetics and cloning." But like so many articles on advances in brain science, the article avoids alarming the reader. The Economist article ends, " those who fear that neurotechnology is a hair's breadth from catapulting society into a post-human future... There is a [great] deal of searching to do yet before human nature gives up its secrets." (39) The Economist article on the ethics of brain science is typical of what the public has been told--a superficial survey of an issue that completely sidesteps existing military research.

The July 7, 1997 US News and World Report article reported, "In fact, the military routinely has approached the National Institutes of Health for research information. 'DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has come to us every few years to see if there are ways to incapacitate the central nervous system remotely,' Dr. F. Terry Hambrecht, head of the Neural Prosthesis Program at NIH, told US News. 'But nothing has ever come of it,' he said, 'That is too science fiction and far-fetched.'"

The military's position-- that mind control is science fiction-- is not questioned or investigated by mainstream press, and this amounts to an effective cover story to keep mind control weapons classified. The following four articles reveal that the capability to read thoughts is scientifically possible and surely developed by the military, especially given the information available on Russian mind control weapons. One article reported that mind reading technology to fight terrorism is possible, according to NASA. But in a fifth article, NASA, apparently worried about the developing public controversy, issued a denial that mind reading technology is now possible.

In the article, Decoding Minds, Signal Magazine, October, 2001, Dr. John D. Norseen, of Lockheed Martin stated , "We are at the point where this database has been developed enough that we can use a single electrode or something like an airport security system where there is a dome above our head to get enough information that we can know the number you're thinking," According to US News and World Report, January 20, 2000, "The National Aeronautic and Space Administration, [NASA]...have all awarded small basic research contracts to Norseen....-portions of them classified..."

One year later in the Washington Times, August 17, 2002, the article entitled NASA plans to read terrorist's minds at airport stated,

Airport security screeners may soon try to read the minds of travelers to identify terrorists. Officials of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have told Northwest Airlines security specialists that the agency is developing brain-monitoring devices in cooperation with a commercial firm, which it did not identify. Space technology would be adapted to receive and analyze brain-wave and heartbeat patterns, then feed that data into computerized programs 'to detect passengers who potentially might pose a threat,' according to briefing documents obtained by The Washington Times. NASA wants to use 'noninvasive neuro-electric sensors,' imbedded in gates, to collect tiny electric signals that all brains and hearts transmit. Computers would apply statistical algorithms to correlate physiologic patterns with computerized data on travel routines, criminal background and credit information from 'hundreds to thousands of data sources,' NASA documents say. ...Robert Park, spokesman for the American Physical Society stated, 'We're close to the point where they can tell to an extent what you're thinking about by which part of the brain is activated, which is close to reading your mind. ...The idea is plausible, he says, but frightening'.

Finally, a 180-degree change in position was issued from Michael Braukus, NASA Headquarters, Washington, August 20, 2002(Phone: 202/358-1979) RELEASE: 02-160: "NASA rejects claims it plans mind-reading capability. NASA managers today said published media reports suggesting the agency plans to read the minds of potential terrorists go too far and ignore the facts and science behind the research. '...NASA does not have the capability to read minds, nor are we suggesting that would be done,' said Robert Pearce, Director, NASA's Strategy and Analysis Division in the Office of Aerospace Technology in Washington. '...Some of the ideas will take several years of effort to establish, if there is a practical application.'"

Since the 1950s, scientists have warned about new brain research but usually add that the discovery of the secrets of the brain is years away. This is hard to believe when looking back at the title and excerpt of a 1976 Los Angeles Times article Mind Reading Machine Tells Secrets of the Brain, Sci-Fi Comes True.

Washington-In a program out of science fiction, the government is developing mind-reading machines that can show, among other things, whether a person is fatigued, puzzled or daydreaming. ...The Advanced Research Projects Agency says the $1 million-a-year program has passed its initial laboratory tests and is ready for determination of its military uses. Scientist working under agency contracts at the University of Illinois, UCLA, Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester and in laboratories [and] other facilities have been able to determine an individual's alertness from his brain waves. ...It may be only a matter of time before the machines will be able to read a person's brain waves to determine just what he is thinking. (40)

And yet the cover story continues to be maintained. Information available on mind control weapons in mainstream press continues to be biased and incomplete.

Discussions and legislation of mind control weapons

The development and control of mind control weapons and concerns about nonconsensual experiments is a growing international issue, as seen in a few of the many available government documents. Here are four significant and recent US, Russian, and European documents.

House of Representative Dennis Kucinich submitted this October 2nd, 2001 H.R. bill 2977, "The Space Preservation Act of 2001". (41) This bill proposed banning weapons in space, including "psychotronic" and "mind control" weapons. The relevant excerpt states "...(ii) Inflicting death or injury on, or damaging or destroying, a person (or the biological life, bodily health, mental health, or physical and economic well-being of a person)--(I) through the use of land-based, sea-based, or space-based systems using radiation, electromagnetic, psychotronic, sonic, laser, or other energies directed at individual persons or targeted populations for the purpose of information war, mood management, or mind control of such persons or populations;..." According to Kucinich's office, amidst pressure and concerns about ensuring bill passage, this section of the bill was removed in Spring, 2002.

1998 Russian Federal law, About Weapons is cited in the edition of Federal Laws Russian Federation. This law prohibits "the circulation of civilian and military weapons" including the "use of radio-active radiations and biological factors; -weapons and other objects, the affects of the operations of which are based on the use of electro- magnetic, light, thermal, infra-sonic or ultra-sonic radiations and which have [exiting ] parameters, exceeding the magnitude of established governmental standards of the Russian Federation and corresponding norms of Federal governmental organs in the area of the health department," (42) This Russian law is in effect today.

1998 report by Morton Sklar of the World Organization Against Torture, entitled: Torture in the United States.(43) The chapter on involuntary human scientific experimentation concludes with the following:

"Similar concerns also are being raised about involuntary human experimentation involving new forms of classified research and testing of high technology military weaponry, including microwave and laser equipment. Groups working on these issues cite, among other evidence of the existence of these unauthorized testing procedures, a White house intergovernmental memorandum dated March 27,1997, establishing stronger guidelines prohibiting non-consensual testing for classified research, but suggesting, by implication, that this type of human subject research may, in fact, be taking place. Because of the classified nature of these activities, it is very difficult to confirm or disprove that they are taking place. Given the serious negative impacts on non-consensual human subjects that classified research of this type is capable of producing, and given the past history of secret experimentation by the government, these allegations of continuing improprieties involving secret government sponsored human testing should not be dismissed without more thorough, impartial investigation."

European Parliament Resolution A4-005/99 on Environment, Security and Foreign policy, passed on January 29, 1999. The draft resolution specifically discussed the serious concerns regarding electromagnetic radiation weapons. The final resolution 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."(44)


As history has shown, governments will never reveal classified weapons or nonconsensual experiments unless public opinion forces compliance. Mainstream press is repeating its historical stance regarding radiation experiments by assessing victims as crazy and refusing to investigate further. A number of experts agree that, given the increasing numbers reporting nonconsensual mind control experiments, to wait for solid proof of this issue is dangerous and inhumane, especially in light of the history of secret state experiments for the development of weapons. An investigation is appropriate.

The response to mind control victims by the FBI, police, congressmen, lawyers, newspaper reporters, friends and family has been that there is no proof of a mind control program of nonconsensual experimentation. In addition to the barrier of a US cold war defense budget and a climate of secrecy which has continued into the 21st century, victims must deal with the stigma of the label of mental illness. For fifty years, mental illness has been a convenient excuse for not investigating claims of mind control. But now the circumstantial evidence of nonconsensual experiments is powerful enough to be cited by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research and human rights groups. With laws to ban and control the use of mind control weapons, the tide is turning, in spite of the ongoing classification of mind control programs.

Mind control weapons have finally become public knowledge and for the first time, information has become available from Russia. Human rights experts warn of emr weapons comparable to the atomic bomb, and the evidence of a fifty year emr arms race confirm the importance of mind control weapons to US and Russia. The east/west scientific controversy over emr biological effects is a strong indication of deeply classified and extensive mind control programs. The US government cannot credibly explain away the historical record of deception. The cover story that mind control weapons are science fiction is obsolete but the military continues to attempt to use it while reporters do not investigate.

The conclusion that the human brain is decoded, just like DNA and the secrets of the atom seems certain. Evidence supports the fact that control of your mind is another classified military capability, like biological weapons and the atomic bomb. CAHRA will continue to gather documentation of nonconsensual government mind control experiments and work towards stopping another illegal cold war program.

Citation list

  1. CAHRA website article, EMR Weapons: As Powerful As the Atomic Bomb, 2001, at lists extensive citations to evidence of a U.S./U.S.S.R. emr arms race.
  2. Becker, Robert O, MD, interview featured in1984, BBC television program, Opening Pandora's Box, David Jones, Producer, Fulcrum Central Productions. And, Persinger, Michael, Phd, Laurentian University, Canada, interview on the Learning Channel TV program, entitled, Weapons of War, Sept. 21, 1997
  3. Moreno, Jonathan D., Undue Risk Secret State Experiments on Humans, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York, 1999. p.233. "During the period 1949 to 1969 more than two hundred open-air tests of U.S. vulnerability to biological warfare attacks took place. ..the Army never informed the residents of these areas, nor the local governments, that such tests were taking place."
  4. id. p. 293
  5. Michael D'Antonio, Atomic Guinea Pigs, New York Times Magazine, August 31, 1997, p. 38
  6. Hardin, Peter, The Ethics of Experiments; Scholars Fear Post Attack Secrecy, The Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 3, 2002
  7. Pasternak, Douglas, Wonder Weapons The Pentagon's quest for nonlethal arms is amazing. But is it smart? US News and World Report, July 7, 1997, p. 38
  8. Coupland, Robin M., surgeon, International Committee of the Red Cross, "Non-lethal weapons: precipitating a new arms race British Medical Journal Vol. 315, July 12,1997, p. 78
  9. Hatch Rosenberg, Barbara, The Soft-Kill Fallacy, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Sept/Oct 1994, p. 45
  10. Doswald-Beck, Louise and Cauderay, Gerald C., The Development of New Antipersonnel Weapons, International Review of the Red Cross 279, November 1, 1990
  11. Mann, Paul, Mass Weapons Threat Deepens Worldwide, Aviation Week and Space Technology, 144 (25), June 17, 1996
  12. See website copy at: [updated 2-04], or
  13. See website copy at: and at [updated 2-04]
  14. Microwave hearing is the transmission of sounds from an outside source into a person's head that only the targeted person can hear. Two of the numerous cites on microwave hearing include: NASA Scientific and Technical Information # 81N12720. National Center for Environmental Research and Quality Assurance, SBIR contract number F41624-95-C-9007, Communicating Via the Microwave Auditory Effect.
  15. Sterling, Carol, Letters from Readers, Incident at Mesquite, Nevada conference, The Star Beacon, October 1996 p. 2
  16. Taylor, Mike, Ex-engineer Against Adverse Energy, Kansas City Pitch Weekly, April 13-19, 1995
  17. Slobodzian, Joseph A., Man held in attempt to mail Clinton a bomb, Philadelphia Inquirer, January 8, 1997, B2
  18. Murphy, Kim, A Fearful Fix Grips Figure in Kickbacks, Los Angeles Times,March 28, 1988, Metro part 2, page 1
  19. Matthews, Owen, Report: Soviets Used Top-Secret ' Psychotronic' Weapons, The Moscow Times, Section No. 750, July 11, 1995
  20. Walker, Martin, Dark Dreamer of Star Wars; Obituary: Stephan Possony, The Guardian (London), May 5, 1995, p. 17
  21. Possony, Stefan, Scientific Advances Hold Dramatic Prospects for Psy-Strat, Defense and Foreign Affairs, July, 1983, P.34
  22. 1986, January 21. Press Conference on Gorbachev's Nuclear Arms Elimination Proposals. BBC Summary of World Broadcasts. Tass for abroad. Part1 The USSR; A. International Affairs; 1.General and Western Affairs;SU/8162/A1/1. Lexis-Nexis.
  23. Aftergood, Steve, The Soft-Kill Fallacy, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Sept/Oct 1994, p. 43
  24. CNN news broadcast, Special Assignment Nov. 1985, by Chuck DeCaro, "Weapons of War, Is there an RF Gap?"
  25. Pasternak, Douglas, Wonder Weapons The Pentagon's quest for nonlethal arms is amazing. But is it smart? US News and World Report, July 7, 1997, p. 38
  26. Naval Studies Board, An Assessment of Non-lethal Weapons Science and Technology (2002). National Academy Press, page 35. See:
  27. Opall, Barbara, US Explores Russian Mind-Control Technology, US, Russia Hope to Safeguard Mind-Control Techniques, Defense News, January 11-17, 1993, p. 4
  28. Tapscott, Mark, DOD, Intel Agencies Look at Russian Mind Control Technology, Claims FBI Considered Testing on Koresh, Defense Electronics, July, 1993
  29. "Negotiations on the question of the prohibition of new types of weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons". U.N. Committee on Disarmament document CD/35 10 July 1979 by V.L. Issraelyan, Representative of the USSR to the Committee on Disarmament.
  30. Aftergood, Steve, The Soft-Kill Fallacy, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Sept/Oct 1994, p. 43
  31. Opening Pandora's Box, 1984, produced by David Jones for Fulcrum Central Productions, aired on BBC Channel 4. Dr. Becker was asked by the CIA in early 60s to determine whether pilots shot down and captured by Soviets in the 1960s could possibly have been exposed to emr without them realizing it and would that have caused personality change. The pilots were tested psychologically before and when they came home. A dramatic change in test results was found. The question posed was, can you change, entrain brainwaves with an external source? "Pilots did not report bad treatment and were not aware of any emr exposure by Soviets during debriefing sessions." They were interned by the Soviets for two to six week and returned with "considerable personality alterations". The CIA wanted to know if there was a relationship between the Moscow Embassy [microwave bombardment] and flight crews that would cause personality alteration. Dr. Becker stated "yes, there is a distinct possibility, we don't know at this time for sure."
  32. Annas, George J., J.D. and Grodin, Michael, M.D., The Nazi Doctors and the Nuremberg Code, 1992, Oxford University Press, p. 106
  33. Schwan, Herman P., Physical Properties of Biological Matter: Some History, Principles, and Applications, 1982
  34. Mae-Wan Ho, Fritz-Albert Popp, Ulrich Warnke. Bioelectrodynamics and Biocommunication, Singapore ; River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, c1994
  35. Navel Studies Board, An Assessment of Non-lethal Weapons Science and Technology (2002). National Academy Press, page 35. See:
  36. Reppert, Barton, Looking at the Moscow Signal, the Zapping of an Embassy 35 years later, The Mystery Lingers, Washington AP, May 22, 1988
  37. Posted at: [updated 2-04]. Email from Dr. Rosalie Bertell, 3-12-01, excerpt below.
    Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 18:27:42 -0500

    Dear Cheryl, I have received your document and I think you have enough information for a documentary report or an article by an investigative reporter. It may raise concern about the issues, but does not prove anything. [Dr. Bertell is referring to the document on my website, entry 14, EMR Weapons: As Powerful as the Atomic Bomb]. ...There is some confusion about weapon use and harassment or experimental use, with the latter being harder to document. The health effects which can be attributed to EMR weapons is also, as you know, not established. Your problems are quite similar to that of the atomic bomb victims, including the military, the Japanese and those living downwind of a nuclear test site. Very few of the experienced health effects have ever been admitted. We also deal with the same denial and secrecy with the Gulf War, Bosnia and Kosovo vets exposed to ceramic DU.

  38. Email excerpt to Cheryl Welsh, From: "Eldon Byrd"
    Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2002 5:43 PM
    ... I agree that the thermal/athermal effects has ended, but I think for a different reason. What Frey discovered (that microwave effects can create clicks in the brain) was a thermal effect. Thermal effects can cook the brain, and even tho it was admitted that we (the US) looked into it, the ability to control a distance effect such as this just was not there. I had to fight tooth and nail to convince the establishment that elf had nothing to do with thermal effects. The establishment position was that ONLY microwaves could create an effect in the brain. Of course, they have changed their tune, over my dead body, and the dead bodies of some others. The references you quote are valid, ...Your statement that the Russian evidence is important because shows that the Russians have (at least had) a large mind control program dating back to the 1950's and therefore the US would also have a very (I would say, "it is reasonable to assume") classified mind control program, is pretty much dead on, in my opinion. And it is this area that my proposal will deal with--the other areas are more controversial, although the thermal/athermal issue is pretty dead, I think. ...
  39. No author, The ethics of brain science: Open your mind, The Economist, May 23, 2002, posted at
  40. Kempster, Norman, Mind Reading Machine Tells Secrets of the Brain Sci-Fi Comes True, Los Angeles Times, March 29, 1976
  41. More information on "The Space Preservation Act of 2001 posted at: [updated 2-04]
  42. See CAHRA website for Russian translation at [updated 2-04]. This law, About Weapons is cited in the edition of Federal Laws R.F. from 21.07.98... [1998] ISBN 5-86894-393-7 Thanks to Emilia Cherkova and translator Ramon Ruelas.
  43. World Organization Against Torture USA October, 1998 Report on "Torture in the United States, The Status of Compliance by the US Government with the International Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment" This report is another milestone, thanks to the three years of lobbying efforts by Harlan Girard of the ICOMW. This report was prepared by "The Coalition Against Torture and Racial Discrimination, A Joint Working Group of Non-Governmental Civil and Human Rights Groups in the US, Compiled and Edited by Morton Sklar, Director, World Organization Against Torture USA The project to organize a working group of US based civil and human rights organizations, and compile and issue a joint report on US compliance under the Convention Against Torture, was made possible through grants provided by the Ford Foundation and the World Council of Churches". A partial list of individuals who contributed to this report were the ABA, ACLU, AI, Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute and many more. A copy can be obtained from OMCT Suite 400, 1015 18th St. NW Washington, DC 20036 tele, (202) 861-6494, website at:
  44. The relevant section to EU A4-005/99 is posted on the European Parliament website at Find activities, then click on Plenary Sessions, then click on Reports by A4 number, then fill in 0005.


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