The US government may have been secretly collecting documents on ‘remote mind control’ and ‘forced memory blanking’, accidentally leaked files suggest.
A reporter claims to have been mysteriously sent the proof after filing a request for a different set of information.
In what sounds like a plot from the X-files, they revealed research into bizarre ‘psycho-electronic’ weaponry.
These claim to use electromagnetic forces to achieve their aims, including inducing intense pain, itching or even rigor mortis.
MailOnline has contacted the parties involved to verify the claims, but has yet to receive a response.
The documents in question were sent to Curtis Waltman, a journalist working for Boston nonprofit MuckRock which is dedicated to helping people make Freedom of Information Act requests to government bodies.
He was investigating far-left activists Antifa and the white supremacist groups it opposes when he claims to have made the bizarre discovery.
They were included in material provided by Washington State Fusion Center, a Department of Homeland Security affiliate that provides information sharing and analysis.
Its remit includes counter terrorism, detecting criminal activity, disaster planning, cyber-security and other threat assessments.
Among the expected records, including emails, intelligence briefings and bulletins , was a compressed file labelled ‘EM effects on human body’, Mr Waltman says.
Writing in his article on the subject, he said: ‘It’s entirely unclear how this ended up in this release.
‘It could have been meant for another release, it could have been gathered for an upcoming WSFC report, or it could even be from the personal files of an intelligence officer that somehow got mixed up in the release.’
The files detail a number of proposed devices and techniques that aim to manipulate the human mind.
They range from the implausible, like a strange technique for ‘microwave hearing’, to the potentially possible – including ‘remote brain mapping’ which would let third parties monitor your thoughts.
It’s unclear exactly where some of the images in the release come from, he says, but some appear to have been part of an article in Nexus magazine, an Australian publication that covers ‘alternative news’ and conspiracy theories.
It reported on a legal case brought by John St Clair Akewi against the NSA, in which it was claimed that the security agency had the ‘ability to assassinate US citizens covertly or run covert psychological control operations to cause subjects to be diagnosed with ill mental health.’
Another comes from a person named Supratik Saha, who documents say is a software engineer.
The presence of these records doesn’t mean that the US government is directly working on such projects or that they are anything more than thought experiments.
However, it does seem to suggest someone was taking them seriously enough to gather the information in the first place.
Speaking to MailOnline, Nigel Watson, author of the Haynes UFO Investigations Manual said: ‘In the past the CIA conducted Project MK-Ultra which featured numerous mind control projects.
‘Most of them involved the use of drugs like LSD for interrogation purposes or for the purpose of mind control. Millions of dollars poured into the project with few practical results.
‘This information relates to similar mind control experiments using electromagnetic fields.
‘They have been public for several years and I think there are related to what such weapons MIGHT do rather than existing weapons that can cause such effects.
They certainly add to the paranoia of conspiracy theorists who believe these and HAARP weapons are used to create UFO sightings and make people believe they have been abducted.’