In 2003, a man by the name of Donald Friedman formally submitted a request to the FBI to ascertain knowledge about, what he identified as “very serious crimes against me and other members of my family”.
He believed that the secret service was involved in a plot to beam messages into his brain to control his thoughts.
During his court case, the evidence he submitted was two shoes where the backings had been worn down, as he claimed, "due to being vaporized by microwaves being fired at him". The court ruled that the damage on the shoes was indeed from normal everyday wear.
He may not have won his court battle, but Friedman wasn't entirely wrong.
The government does possess microwave hearing technology that can be used for military purposes.
“Microwave hearing is a phenomenon, described by human observers as the sensations of buzzing, ticking, hissing, or knocking sounds that originate within or immediately behind the head,” reads a 2006 declassified Pentagon report titled Bioeffects of Selected Non-Lethal Weapons.
Not all conspiracy-addled fanatics are correct about everything they say, obviously, but sometimes they do get some things right.
So how does one protect themselves against this technology?
In the case of the Pentagon Report, they admit that "since this technology utilizes radiofrequency energy, it can be defeated by the use of shielding provided by conductive barriers like metal or a metal screen.”
You got it! In other words, a tin foil hat.
That's right, in regards to this sort of mind control technology that can be used to incapacitate unwilling subjects, your good old-fashioned tin foil hat might just save the day.
The suggestion to go get your tin foil hat has always been done so derisively, but perhaps it is not as crazy as it sounds.
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