posted on Oct, 5 2013 @ 03:10 AM
I just chalked him up as being a bit nutty. My wife was recently reading about the woman who had attempted to breach the gates in DC and she believed
she was communicating with the POTUS Via radio waves.
Certain types of paranoid schizophrenia involve "hearing voices", often ones that tell you what to do, or that you're bad, or chanting nonsense
words 24/7, or something along those lines. It's generally thought to be a loss of the ability to determine source. You've got a lot of info
streaming around in your head - sensory input, verbal input from various sub-personas, memory recall and whatnot. Most people either suppress it from
primary consciousness or have no problem identifying memory recall from thought.
However, when that tagging mechanism breaks down, you "hear" voices. Memories, your primary persona, various other sources, they all sound like
they're in your head, or in some cases, like they're actual sounds.
Since most people realize this isn't a good indication, they try to rationalize it. I'm not REALLY hearing voices from the light socket telling me
to cut my wrists because I'm nuts, I'm really important, and the government has realized it, and now they're following me around with magical
devices that make me hear things. Or see ninjas hiding in the trees.
Ever since radio was invented, people have been claiming that radio waves made them hear and see things the government was sending to them. That's
where "tin foil hat" got started as an expression. But it's actually older than that. A gentleman named James Tilly Mathews, arguably the first
well documented paranoid schizophrenic, thought that he was hearing voices sent to him by a sort of steampunk HAARP device called the "AirLoom".
And that he was being gangstalked by dwarves, who would hide the next room over at his apartment and "beam pain waves at him" by waving bar magnets
around in mystic patterns. He also thought he had brain implants (in this case, magnetic crystals) and that all of his acquaintances were being
manipulated by mind control from the AirLoom. And it was all a government ploy. This was back in 1810.