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Mind Control With Silent Sounds

Many thanks to my good friend Kyron for sending me this:

'The mind-altering mechanism is based on a subliminal carrier technology: the Silent Sound Spread Spectrum (SSSS), sometimes called "S-quad" or "Squad". It was developed by Dr Oliver Lowery of Norcross, Georgia, and is described in US Patent #5,159,703, "Silent Subliminal Presentation System", dated October 27, 1992. The abstract for the patent reads:
A silent communications system in which nonaural carriers, in the very low or very high audio-frequency range or in the adjacent ultrasonic frequency spectrum are amplitude- or frequency-modulated with the desired intelligence and propagated acoustically or vibrationally, for inducement into the brain, typically through the use of loudspeakers, earphones, or piezoelectric transducers. The modulated carriers may be transmitted directly in real time or may be conveniently recorded and stored on mechanical, magnetic, or optical media for delayed or repeated transmission to the listener.
According to literature by Silent Sounds, Inc., it is now possible, using supercomputers, to analyse human emotional EEG patterns and replicate them, then store these "emotion signature clusters" on another computer and, at will, "silently induce and change the emotional state in a human being".

Fascinating stuff, don't you think? I just love how it conjures up apocalyptic scenarios describing the End of All Free Will, etcetera. Ah, and of course I know just the right gadget to deliver the mind control waveforms most effectively.

I'm not quite sure what to think of this. I've seen plenty of unbelievable ideas actually transformed in (equally unbelievable) working applications. And quite frankly I tend to think that, if an invention like this can be conceived by human mind, why wouldn't those with an interest in it spend time and resources to try and implement it? A simple look at the history of technology over the last 10 years should be enough to establish that the unthinkable, these days, has a way of becoming commonplace on a regular basis.

At the same time, I didn't find it exactly easy to fact-check the article. The patent obviously exists, but I found no trace of Silent Sounds, Inc. the company supposedly developing applications of Lowery's technology for the governments of several countries. An equally complete lack of information surrounds both Edward Tilton (President of said company according to the article) and the letter he supposedly sent (we're not told to whom he sent it), cited by the author of the article.

Judy Wall's piece seems factual enough but, frustratingly, it doesn't appropriately reference the information it cites. This means that following up on the article's claims is quite hard, especially considering that my own searches yielded no results. Truth is, so far the only demonstrably solid fact in the article is the existence of Lowery's patent. And that, by itself, wouldn't mean much even if his was the only patent of its kind ever filed which it's not.

I don't know much about Judy Wall, but I hear she's a very active researcher of these issues, and that she stays away from "victim's report" type stuff on mind control, in favor of more objective and factual data. That's very good. But it's too bad that the information in her article isn't referenced properly, because that kills much of her work's impact. For all I can verify at this point, the whole piece could be an original piece of fiction inspired by a really existing patent. There are, of course, the tools of the investigative reporter still available for those of us who might feel motivated enough to use them, but why didn't the author of such a hard-hitting article bother to do that herself?

UPDATE: softagent.net has a somewhat interesting roundup of related quotes and references. Still no links to the documents cited by Judy Wall; the parts that relate to her article seem taken verbatim from, well, her article. Pity.


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This technology exists - it works - and it is being employed - and there is little to nothing any one person can do about it.