Well, I broke out some of my gear over the weekend and decided that I should analyze the E-field around a target. Given that we now suspect that the signal is in the higher frequency bands, somewhere between 35Mhz-30Ghz, I thought we could use a range of detection equipment to determine the presence of strong E-Fields on the target's body.
My first approach was to try a frequency counter, I used a GOOIT Gy560 (50Mhz-2.4Ghz). As I moved it around the target's body I noticed that the detected frequency was changing in a predictable fashion. Moving up the body would increase the frequency and moving down would decrease it. I then tried doing the same thing with a glass in the room, I got the exact same effect. Left-to-right, up-and-down, the frequency changed in the 200-600Mhz range. The signal was not 100% accurate in relation to position, but the average over time could be used to estimate a distance between two relative points. I walk from one side of the room to the other, a distance of 5-6m, then back noting the frequency as I went. At one side it was 380-400Mhz and at the other it was 480-500Mhz on average. Not only this, but it was consistent. Moving back and forth always gave similar average values.
I have no idea what was causing this, or the source of it. When I looked online, the only similar technology I could find was a 'Frequency Scanning Array' which allows waves to be steered in space depending on their frequency. If this was modulated in some fashion, it could also be a very effective imaging tool.
For now, I need to mark it as 'odd' and it would required analysis with proper equipment to determine source and function. I must also note that it is in the correct frequency range to be absorbed by the body.
I could see that this approach was going nowhere as I unable to isolate the target from the background interference. So, I decided to take a different approach. Earlier in this series we had postulated that the system was employing an adapted form of MRI, that is it was inducing time-varying gradient magnetic fields around the body, or in specific areas. Given this, it implied that a time-varying E-field should also be present and given the required field strength to cause peripheral nerve stimulation, it should be readily detectable with modest equipment.
I reached for another piece of equipment, an Electromagnetic Radiation Detector DT-1130 (single-axis). This little tool tells you the power of a time-varying E-field in microWatts per square cm (μW/cm2). This time I swept the room with the meter and it read zero everywhere, except very close to electrical outputs. As a cheap digital meter, it is not in any way, shape or form considered particularly sensitive. For example, it needs to be within 10cm of a active wall socket to begin detecting the field.
For reference in the next portion of this article, I will provide you with some typical readings from around an average home using this meter. These values are the strength of the E-field at a given distance from the meter:
Energy saving bulb - 960 μW/cm2 at 5 cm.
Wireless telephone - 2-7 μW/cm2 at 1 cm
DL500+ Challenge Activate two-way radio (range 2Km) - 1500 μW/cm2 at 1cm.
Standard wall socket - 1200 μW/cm2 at 1cm.
The great thing about this detector is that it starts flashing and beeping in the presence of an E-field. There is also a 'hold' button that will keep the value on the screen. Other than switching it on, there is nothing else to do to use it.
Now that I had swept the room and ensured the meter was functioning correctly, I began to move it around the body of the target relatively quickly. The device started to flash and beep randomly as I moved it around, it sounded like we were at a checkout in a supermarket. I took some readings from different areas of the body. In terms of field strengths there was no real pattern to it, one moment a field was present, the next it was gone.
In order to detect the field, the meter had to kept in continuous motion, otherwise it would not register it. This led me to conclude that some form of static field was being generated and the relative motion made it appear time-varying to the detector. It may also be that the time-varying nature of this field was outside the range of the detector (50Hz-2GHz) and the detection was indirect based on another process.
He started to guide me to areas where he was experiencing muscle contractions and sensations of pressure and sure enough the detector started to beep away over the exact spot and stop as it was moved away. I recorded the field strength in these areas and it ranged from 200 μW/cm2 to over 1600 μW/cm2. That meant at times, areas of his body were experiencing fields that had greater strengths than the output of a standard mains wall socket. Obviously such field strengths were associated with pain which typically begins around 800 μW/cm2.
It was obvious that we had finally detected the presence of the signal indirectly.
I had to sit down at this point, to be honest I was fully expecting this to be a waste of time. I could now understand the process behind the range of physical effects, from muscles contracting to evidence of peripheral nerve stimulation. It was as I had suspected, a gradient across the body inducing currents.
I could also see how a similar process would occur within the brain, inducing hallucinations and other sensory effects.
Well, now that we can detect it, the question becomes what is the source of this signal? Is it related to an unknown effect by standard transmission systems or is there a purpose built device?
I started to run some very quick calculations, making some major assumptions. I assumed that the signal strength was able to deliver the full field strength in the far field. This is obvious nonsense, since at any significant distance the transmitter would need to be in the hundred GigaWatt range and its signal would have set off the EM detector. You can see the path loss here:
-123dB at 1000Km (35Mhz)
-117dB at 500Km (35Mhz)
-109dB at 200Km (35Mhz)
-145.5 at 1000Km (450Mhz)
-139dB at 500Km (450Mhz)
-131dB at 200Km (450Mhz)
This implies that the local field strength is built over time with a combination of weak signals. This makes more sense and can be attributed to complex interactions. That said, these factors would not be present everywhere, nor would they demonstrate intelligent behavior such as complex interaction, independent reasoning, etc.
We're looking for a new class of weapon and it is very real.
Get yourselves one of these detectors and let me know your results. They are about $15 on eBay, just do a search for DT-1130. Let's see how wide spread this signal is.