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Morgellons: A hidden epidemic or mass hysteria?

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posted on May, 10 2011 @ 06:28 PM
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In spring 2005, Randy Wymore, associate professor of pharmacology at Oklahoma State University, stumbled across an article about morgellons. Reading about the fibres sufferers believed were the byproduct of some weird parasite, but which were dismissed by dermatologists as humdrum environmental detritus, he thought, "But this should be easy to figure out." He emailed sufferers, requesting samples, then compared them with samples of cotton, nylon, carpets and curtains. Examining them under the microscope, he got a shock. The sufferers' fibres looked utterly different.

Wymore arranged for fibre analysis at the Tulsa police department's forensic laboratory. Moments into his tests, a detective with 28 years' experience of this sort of work murmured, "I don't think I've ever seen anything like this." The morgellons particles didn't match any of the 800 fibres on their database, nor the 85,000 known organic compounds. He heated one fibre to 600C and was astonished to find it didn't burn. By the day's end, Wymore concluded, "There's something real going on here. Something we don't understand at all."

I contact Dr Anne Louise Oaklander, associate professor at Harvard Medical School and perhaps the only neurologist in the world to specialise in itch. I email her describing morgellons, pointing out it's probably some form of DOP. But when we speak, she knows all about morgellons already. "In my experience, morgellons patients are doing the best they can to make sense of symptoms that are real. They're suffering from a chronic itch disorder that's undiagnosed. They have been maltreated by the medical establishment. And you are welcome to quote me on that," she adds.


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The CDC is due to publish a report on Morgellons soon. I hope that some understanding of this disease is forthcoming. How often when we see things that we do not understand do we assume mental illness?




posted on May, 10 2011 @ 06:31 PM
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Something is going on in these individuals, and it's certainly not paranoia people sticking fibers in their arms.

I see several possibilities, and hope that eventually the medical establishment will recognize this affliction and shed some light on exactly what's going on. If it's "black ops" related, that may take a while yet, or the reason may be obfuscated.

We'll see.



posted on May, 10 2011 @ 06:36 PM
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Interestingly enough, Oklahoma State University actually has/had research teams working on this topic and seem to have recognized it as valid - you can view one of their pages here: www.healthsciences.okstate.edu...

Definitely APPEARS, in my opinion, to be something real going on. What, exactly, is definitely the right question. I look forward to seeing a lot more about this as had made me curious for some time now.

I definitely hope I don't ever end up with it, to be sure.
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posted on May, 10 2011 @ 06:40 PM
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Sounds nasty from what I've heard. Like your skin is itching and on fire. Like you want to tear your skin off. Literally!

It freaks me out, the idea that these weird fibre things start bursting out of your skin and giving you the worst skin condition since leprosy.

And still, there are those in the scientific community declaring it all to be in the sufferers imagination.

The only thing I like about it is the name. Like I was abducted the other night by these wiry, multicoloured aliens. Called themselves the Morgellons.

I also read somewhere the theory that this is some form of nanotechnology that escaped the lab.



posted on May, 10 2011 @ 06:51 PM
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"Bed Bug" infestations are bigger than ever.
The symptoms of Morgellons are related to "bed bug". These mites, also know as scabies infections, break from the skin, leaving a grain like white egg behind.
Make sure you know if it's scabies/bed bugs before hand.



posted on May, 10 2011 @ 10:54 PM
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I've read into Morgellons a bit and here's my theory. Morgellons is a nano bug manufactured by the government for population control. I also believe Morgellons is directly related to chemtrails. I think a very large part of the population is already infected, and whatever they're spraying in the skies is actually keeping the disease in remission for the time being.

Am I crazy? I don't think so.



posted on May, 10 2011 @ 11:24 PM
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EDIT: I honestly can't tell if this is a troll or not, so I'll just remove my post.

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posted on May, 11 2011 @ 12:54 AM
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Is this a real condition?

Scott Sigler used Morgellans as a plot device in his book 'Infected' about some extra terrestrial spores infecting northern USA

Will need to investigate more



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 08:52 AM
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Ok so my theory is a little out there I'll give you that.

Think about this, the fibers dont burn in heat up to 600 celcius. Surely these
fibers are synthetic, I can't think of anything organic that can survive those temperatures.

Besides, this wouldn't be the first time the government tested out their biological weapons on us.
If you don't believe anything I stated in my previous post atleast believe this, this IS a manufactured nano weapon.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 08:58 AM
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Originally posted by dreamingawake
"Bed Bug" infestations are bigger than ever.
The symptoms of Morgellons are related to "bed bug". These mites, also know as scabies infections, break from the skin, leaving a grain like white egg behind.
Make sure you know if it's scabies/bed bugs before hand.


Bed bugs are completely different to scabies mites. Bed bugs just nibble on you, Scabies mites burrow under your skin and leave track marks.
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posted on May, 11 2011 @ 02:58 PM
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Originally posted by Suspiria

Originally posted by dreamingawake
"Bed Bug" infestations are bigger than ever.
The symptoms of Morgellons are related to "bed bug". These mites, also know as scabies infections, break from the skin, leaving a grain like white egg behind.
Make sure you know if it's scabies/bed bugs before hand.


Bed bugs are completely different to scabies mites. Bed bugs just nibble on you, Scabies mites burrow under your skin and leave track marks.
edit on 11-5-2011 by Suspiria because: (no reason given)


I didn't word it right...They can have some of the same symptoms such as leaving itchy marks, confusing Drs, who have not done a skin scraping.
Cimex lectularius=bed bugs
Sarcoptes scabiei=scabies



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