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Psychotronic Secrets Spilled

According to Popular Mechanics magazine, the U.S. federal government has ‘accidentally’ released documents suggesting that, contrary to mainstream opinion, it has maintained an interest in ‘psychotronic’ weaponry.

The subject of ‘psychotronics’ first made news in the 1970s, when many reports surfaced suggesting that the U.S. government had developed, and actually deployed, electromagnetic weapons that made mind control of targeted individuals, and even large groups, possible. Much research, and even news reports, argued for the seriousness of the topic—the giant High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) system, for instance, built in 1993 near Fairbanks, Alaska by the U.S. Air Force, was alleged by many to be an active psychotronics weapon. Ridiculed relentlessly by the mainstream media, though, the idea has been reduced to a fringe conspiracy theory, not to be taken seriously by the public. Still, there were many, including the Princeton University Anomalies Lab, the Stanford Research Institute, the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and others, who took the subject very seriously and devoted considerable research to it.

Recently Washington state journalist, Curtis Waltman, had been pursuing a Freedom of Information request relative to possible right wing political activity, when unexpectedly he received a computer file that included a compressed zip archive called “EM Effects on the Human Body.” While some of the images included appear to be taken from an article in a 1996 issue of Australia’s Nexus magazine, the file focuses on a real lawsuit brought against the National Security Agency (NSA) in 1992, by an individual, John St. Clair Akewi, who alleged that the agency had the “ability to assassinate U.S. citizens covertly or run covert psychological control operations to cause subjects to be diagnosed with ill mental health.” The article provided documentation of alleged NSA methods. Nexus told Popular Mechanics that Akewi ultimately told them that he could not discuss the case any further. There the matter has rested, but many important questions remain.


Artificial Intelligence Goes Crazy

The dangers of artificial intelligence (AI) have made a lot of news lately. SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder, Elon Musk, worries openly about AI, which he considers the greatest threat the world faces today. In, “Pushing Back Against Tech Tyranny” (AR #130, July/August, 2018), anthropologist Susan Martinez described the threats to all of us of too much technology, but the situation could be even more ominous than she suggests. Ostensibly, to make that point, Scientists at M.I.T. claimed, in June of 2012 to have created the first ‘AI psychopath.’

Dubbed “Norman” after the title character in Alfred Hitchcock’s notorious movie, Psycho, the computer was fed a steady diet of horrifying pictures by its programmers and then was presented with a series of seemingly innocuous inkblot tests. Sure enough, the computer read the images as scenes of terror and horror. The lesson: unscrupulous programmers can make computers into psychopaths, capable of immense evil without remorse, and which, incidentally, can be made to replicate themselves.

The late Professor Stephen Hawking, who very much feared AI, once commented, “If people design computer viruses, someone will design AI that improves and replicates itself…This will be a new form of life that outperforms humans.”

While such nightmarish possibilities might not seem an immediate threat, it is worth remembering that, for decades, entire generations of computer-literate children have been fed—in both their news and their entertainment—a steady diet of destructive and horrifying imagery. Could the fruit of that process be a tech-savvy, and self-loathing, population subconsciously bent on destroying itself and its machines?


Warp Speed Possible Says D.O.D. Report

Traveling faster than the speed of light? Impossible, say most conventional physicists, but some are not so sure. The so-called ‘warp speed’ familiar to us from Star Trek may be possible. That is the gist of several recent studies ordered by the U.S. Department of Defense that have recently become public.

According to defense technology blogger Paul Szoldra (, a 34-page, 2010, report called “Warp Drive, Dark Energy, and the Manipulation of Extra Dimension” discusses in detail two ‘loopholes’ in Einstein’s speed limit for travel—the speed of light—that would require the manipulation of space/time: wormholes and warp drives. The document was one of many connected to scientific study by the Department of Defense (DOD) of UFO-related phenomena following a request from the former U.S. Senate majority leader Harry Reid.

“The warp drive,” says the paper, “involves local manipulation of the fabric of space in the immediate vicinity of the spacecraft. The basic idea is to create an asymmetric bubble of space that is contracting in front of the spacecraft while expanding behind it. Using this form of locomotion, the spacecraft remains stationary inside this ‘warp bubble,’ and the movement of space itself facilitates the relative motion of the spacecraft.”

The existence of D.O.D.’s Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP) was first revealed in December 2017 by the New York Times and Politico. Accompanying the reports was official, but unexplained, radar video footage of UFOs pursued by U.S. military aircraft. Related areas discussed, include dark energy; general relativity, pioneered by Albert Einstein, that predicted some very strange phenomena in the universe, like the warping of space-time and gravitational waves; the Casimir effect, which describes the existence of a quantum “vacuum energy”; and M-theory, the idea that perhaps seven extra dimensions—which a warp drive could exploit—may be wrapped up in the four—including time—that we know about.

Not surprisingly, there are plenty of mainstream objections to the report, but you can read the entire paper at:, and see what you think.