I was thumbing thru the "latest" ish of FT (#288) which is loaded with walking dead material (specifically vampires) and saw within their "April Fool Round-Up" an article which I missed online related to a Soviet Psychotronic "Zombie Gun."
The article begins with, "Another news story on April Fool's Day looked like a send-up, but turned out to be true - probably."
The article (mostly quoted from news bytes linked below) is written rather naively, as if Russian Psychotronics research hadn't been going on for a long long time. To my memory, American coverage of Russian psychotronics has indicated a parallel track to the western development, that is just as American research into Russian parapsychological research has spurred our western research forward (don't want a mind-weapons gap) so too, I think, has the evidence of Soviet Psychotronics given our efforts a raison d'etre. I think it's also been suggested that the Russians may have done to us with parapsychology and psychotronics "evidence" what we were trying to do to them with the Star Wars and Nuclear arms races, ie-get the other to waste vast sums of money on dead-end research.
Anyway, it's been a while since I heard about the Russian LIDA sleep machine, Soviet Woodpecker signal, irradiation of the US's Moscow embassy with microwaves, or the use at Waco of Russian mind-control tech, so I figured this was as good a reason as any to start such a master thread (besides, all the other threads have been contaminated by the KWH/HMW flu.
So here is a scan of the FT288 article, page 6 insert:
Bigger version: http://www.psiopradio.com/wp-content/up ... 24x634.jpg
Full size version: http://www.psiopradio.com/wp-content/up ... ie-gun.jpg
The earliest reference to this photo as a supposed psychotronic weapon is this Zapatopi.net article circa 2008...
http://zapatopi.net/blog/?post=20080520 ... onic_state
... which like so much of it's content is interested in satirical takes on paranoia, conspiracy culture and Forteana but especially mind control tech. See for instance my comments here:
RE: $2-Billion Mind-Control Lawsuit
... and now Zapatopi has gone all 82_28 on their site, citing lots of archival technology news clippings like this ...
The Giant Mechanical Mosquitoes Of Dr. Gustav Luchy
http://zapatopi.net/blog/?post=20120226 ... stav_luchy
So with regard to FT's "it might be true" April Fool's Day roundup inclusion... it's true that most of the news coverage of this occurred on April 1st there is this Daily Mail article dated March 31st:
Putin targets foes with 'zombie' gun which attack victims' central nervous system
* Could be used against Russia's enemies and perhaps its own dissidents
By Christopher Leake and Will Stewart
PUBLISHED: 18:08 EST, 31 March 2012 | UPDATED: 18:08 EST, 31 March 2012
Mind-bending ‘psychotronic’ guns that can effectively turn people into zombies have been given the go-ahead by Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The futuristic weapons – which will attack the central nervous system of their victims – are being developed by the country’s scientists.
They could be used against Russia’s enemies and, perhaps, its own dissidents by the end of the decade.
Fire: Putin, seen using a traditional pistol, has new weapons in his sights
Sources in Moscow say Mr Putin has described the guns, which use electromagnetic radiation like that found in microwave ovens, as ‘entirely new instruments for achieving political and strategic goals’.
Mr Putin added: ‘Such high-tech weapons systems will be comparable in effect to nuclear weapons, but will be more acceptable in terms of political and military ideology.’
Plans to introduce the super- weapons were announced quietly last week by Russian defence minister Anatoly Serdyukov, fulfilling a little-noticed election campaign pledge by president-elect Putin.
Mr Serdyukov said: ‘The development of weaponry based on new physics principles – direct-energy weapons, geophysical weapons, wave-energy weapons, genetic weapons, psychotronic weapons, and so on – is part of the state arms procurement programme for 2011-2020.’
Specific proposals on developing the weapons are due to be drawn up before December by a new Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Research into electromagnetic weapons has been secretly carried out in the US and Russia since the Fifties. But now it appears Mr Putin has stolen a march on the Americans. Precise details of the Russian gun have not been revealed. However, previous research has shown that low-frequency waves or beams can affect brain cells, alter psychological states and make it possible to transmit suggestions and commands directly into someone’s thought processes.
High doses of microwaves can damage the functioning of internal organs, control behaviour or even drive victims to suicide. Anatoly Tsyganok, head of the Military Forecasting Centre in Moscow, said: ‘This is a highly serious weapon.
‘When it was used for dispersing a crowd and it was focused on a man, his body temperature went up immediately as if he was thrown into a hot frying pan. Still, we know very little about this weapon and even special forces guys can hardly cope with it.’
The long-term effects are not known, but two years ago a former major in the Russian foreign intelligence agency, the GRU, died in Scotland after making claims about such a weapons programme to MI6.
Sergei Serykh, 43, claimed he was a victim of weapons which he said were ‘many times more powerful than in the Matrix films’.
Mr Serykh died after falling from a Glasgow tower block with his wife and stepson in March 2010. While his death was assumed to be suicide, his family fear there was foul play.
Last night the Ministry of Defence declined to comment.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ystem.html
* Would you buy a reactor from the firm that gave you this?
* Workers restoring former Russian mansion find massive treasure hoard wrapped in newspaper from 1917
* Why Moscow's Brotherhood of Murder has its sights on London: We reveal last week's shooting of a Russian banker could be the first in a series of bloody vendettas
Of course the Zapatopi article ends with a hat-tip to the "tin-foil" meme by citing a supposed Russian psychotronic victim who has supposedly created shielding clothing for use against the gun (a device for which I can't yet find any evidence of being the supposed psychotronic zombie gun)...
A formidable mind-control weapon in the hands of President Medvedev. Fortunately, Russian paranoids have developed effective countermeasures:
Natalya Polovko models her anti-psychotronic clothing.
UPDATE 2009-02-15: Ms. Polovko's website has gone missing! Hopefully Medvedev hasn't gotten to her with the new Rasputnik VII. Until she surfaces again, you can read an article by her (in Russian, but no pictures) at the Psychotronic Terrorism site (also in Russian, and worth exploring).
Haven't had a chance yet to check on whether these 2 sites linked above were also spoof sites:
Here are some links to other RI threads on Russian Psychotronics:
Including this one from Prof Pan that was derailed by KWH/HMW...
Russian Mind-Control Research and DHS