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Electromagnetic Weapons Timeline:
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)
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 developing a "death ray"
utilizing very short radio waves focused into a high power beam. Tests were done on animals.
1950 The French conducted research on infrasonic weapons. (From "The Road From
Armageddon", by Peter Lew is, 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.
1958, 1962 The U.S. conducts high-altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) bomb tests over the
Pacific. (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. Bearden.)
1965 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 behavior by low level microwave radiation seems to exist' and he urged that
the effects of microwaves be studied for 'possible weapons applications' - (From
"Electromagnetic Pollution: A Little Known Health Hazard. A new means of control?" by Kim
Besley, Great Britain, p14. 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 behavioral 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. "Technology will make available to leaders of major nations a variety of techniques for
conducting secret warfare..." 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."(Cited 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 over 12-14 seconds time. (From "Report on the Attorney General's Conference on Less
Than Lethal Weapons", by Sherry Sweetman, 1987, p4, 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'." (From "Electromagnetic
1972 "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 day technology;
(b) there is a strong potential for a microwave system that would be capable of
delaying or immobilizing personnel in vehicles;
(c) with present technology, no method could be identified for a microwave
system to destroy the type of armored material common to tanks."
(From "Electromagnetic Pollution" by Kim Besly, p15, quoting The Zapping of America by Paul
Brodeur.) The report further documents the ability to create third-degree burns on human skin
using 3 GHz 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 behavioral patterns or in responses." (From Baker's "ELF Psychotronic Tyranny" paper.)
1973 Sharp and Grove transmit audible words via microwaves.
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 August 1978. (From
"The Road From Armageddon" by Peter Lewis.)
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
on." Eldon Byrd, Naval Surface Weapons Center, Silver Spring MD. (From "Electromagnetic
Pollution" by Kim Besly, p12.)
1982 Electromagnetic weapons for law enforcement use in Great Britain: Charles Bovill of the
now defunct British firm, Allen International, developed a 10-30 Hz strobe light that can produce
seizures, giddiness, nausea, and fainting. 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 curdles uses two loudspeakers of 350-watt output to emit two slightly
different frequencies that 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 radio frequency 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
(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.)
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." (From The Spectator, February 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. Bearden.)
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. (See "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. They include the Taser, the Nova XR-5000 Stun Gun (can interrupt a pacemaker); the
Talon, a glove with an electrical pulse generator; and the Source, a flashlight with electrodes at
Photonic 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 electro sleep inducing EM weapon.
Discusses problem of testing weapons on animals and human "volunteers". (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 Harlan Girard.)
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 "U.S. and
Soviets Develop Death Ray", Resonance 11, p10. Research by Remy Chevalier.)
1992 December. "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." (From
"U.S. Explores Russian Mind Control Technology", by Barbara Opal, Defense News, January
11-17, 1993. Research by Harlan Girard and others.)
1993 The Russian government is offering to share with the United States in a bilateral Center for
Psychotechnologies the Soviet mind-control technology developed during the 1970s. The work
was funded by the 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..." 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. First, the noise
generators used against the Davidians. Second, a powerful strobe light, shown during a
And the third was the Russian psychoacoustics weapon, considered, but agents deny use of this
weapon against the Waco people. FBI agents met with Dr. Igor Smirnov in Arlington VA to
discuss the possibility of using the weapon against the Davidians. (From "A Subliminal Dr.
Strangelove", by Dorinda Elliot and John Barry, Newsweek, August 22, 1994)