Army document describes technology that can transmit a voice into someone’s head

September 18, 2013 Site Staff 303

A declassified Army document titled “Bioeffects of Selected Nonlethal Weapons” describes a series of technologies that the military has developed, including one with the ability to transfer radio-frequency (RF) energy into a human target. The energy is perceived by the brain as sounds inside the target’s head as the microwaves are absorbed by the target’s body. This technology has already been proven capable of carrying modulated frequencies that sound like recognizable speech to the recipient. If fully developed, such a technology could be a powerful tool — for good, by silently transmit messages to hostages surrounded by captors — or for evil, by driving an unwitting man insane with voices in his head. Has the U.S. government ever used it?