I wonder where this nice little work of fiction came from.
Security Interdiction Machines (SIMs), are the key component of the system. These machines are remote controlled robots, that use electrogravitic
levitation (T.T. Brown style) for mobility. They are self contained, and include a rechargeable power source, an anti-personnel EM field generator, a
flight control/propulsion system, a low power radar based terrain avoidance/target detection system, GPS navigation, a visual/infrared "gun camera",
and a EM based command/control link. A SIM has the appearance of a silvery ball, approximately 75 centimeters in diameter. They make no detectable
sound during flight, and are therefore very stealthy, especially at night.
The SIMs primary weapon is an anti-personnel EM field generator. This field generator interacts with the nervous system of animals including humans,
and most ETs. The range of reported effects include pain, paralysis, partial or full unconsciousness (including "missing time" events). At it's
most aggressive setting, the EM field generator is capable of causing near instantaneous death from respiration/heart failure. The effective range of
the EM field generator is strictly limited, and is most likely no more than 6 meters for mild effects, and 3 meters for death. Under extreme
circumstances, SIMs may also use a Kamikaze style suicide impact to disable the target.
While the author urges complete avoidance of the Tehachapi underground complex in general, and SIMs in particular, should any individual inadvertently
encounter a SIM, the potentially lethal nature of these devices argues strongly for a policy of destruction on sight. Therefore, I offer the
following information, from the strictly limited perspective of self defense.
Since SIMs depend on a rechargeable power source, their flight endurance is limited. Use of the anti-personnel EM field generator will further deplete
their power source, especially if used multiple times, or at the more aggressive settings, or near the limit of effective range. Also, the T.T. Brown
style propulsion method places severe limits on SIMs weight. The implication being that SIMs are NOT armored, and therefore should be highly
vulnerable to any form of mechanical impact, including small arms fire. Finally, their high rate of electrical power consumption should make them
easily detectable with infrared sensor equipment.
No picture of an operational SIM is currently available. (GO FIGURE.)
[edit on 24-3-2008 by rocksarerocks]