How the Soviets Weaponized EMFs During the Cold War

Soviet EMFs

During the Cold War, American state department employees dreaded assignments to Moscow, known as “the sickest embassy in the world.” From the 1950s to 1979, Russians blasted the U.S. Embassy with non-ionizing microwave radiation (2.5 to 4.0 GHz), some say for 40 hours a week. According to a well-known study, “Although the [microwave radiation] intensity reaching the embassy was approximately 500 times less than the U.S. standard for occupational exposure, it was twice the highest limit allowed by the Soviet standard.” 2.5 to 4 GHz are part of the range (up to 10 GHz) that includes modern wireless networks and cell towers, radar, 4 and 5G, smart meters, and cell and cordless phones.

Dr. Paul Dart MD, a researcher studying the health effects of smart meters, noted that “The US embassy personnel had a statistically significant increase in depression, irritability, concentration problems, memory loss, ear, skin, and vascular problems, and other health problems. The longer they worked there, the worse these problems were likely to be.”


Foreign Service Officer James Schumaker recalled that “the bombardment of the upper floors of the embassy began as soon as we moved in (after WWII) back in 1953. It was known that the Soviets had been irradiating the embassy, but it was kept under wraps for years, partly because no one knew the consequences.” Officially, there was no EMF bombardment. But there were political reasons as well. “Henry Kissinger wanted to avoid damaging chances for détente,” Shumaker said.

The CIA investigated the Moscow “signal,” as it was known, to learn if the central nervous system was impacted by microwave electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs). According to Foreign Policy Magazine, the CIA theorized that the Soviets were trying to achieve mind control with the low-level radiation. “The U.S. wanted to figure out what was going on without tipping off the Soviets that they knew about the irradiation, and so the diplomats working in the embassy — and being exposed to daily radiation — were kept in the dark.”

A secret  project under the Defense Advanced Research Projects (DARPA), called “Project Pandora,” investigated behavioral effects of microwaves, but didn’t yet grasp biological health impacts. This secret left embassy staff with a variety of health issues. High ranked officials were not immune; three American ambassadors to Moscow died of cancer. Llewellyn Thompson and Charles Bholen died before 1976, and Walter Stoessel died of leukemia in 1986. Shumaker himself was diagnosed with leukemia in 1985. Project Pandora devolved into an exploration of mind control using microwaves.


A 1971 study by the Naval Medical Research Institute (NMRI) documented the biological impacts of microwave and radio frequency (RF) radiation — precisely what the Soviets used in Moscow. The, exhaustive and lengthy, includes:

  • Cataract lesions
  • Burns at the site of surgical implants, i.e. pins
  • Liver enlargement
  • Decreased fertility in men
  • Altered “fetal development”
  • Nervous system effects, including: headaches, insomnia, restlessness, cranial nerve disorders, seizures and convulsions
  • “Psychophysiologic” disorders, such as: depression, anxiety, neurasthenia (generally feeling lousy), dizziness, insomnia, fatigue, irritability, memory loss, chest pain, and tremors.

Several blood disorders, including increased white blood cell counts, were also identified. The report also notes biochemical, metabolic, gastrointestinal, and endocrine gland changes and disorders. Under “miscellaneous effects,” the study lists “loss of hair, sensations of buzzing vibrations,” and “sparks between dental fillings (!).”

Another study, comparing the Moscow embassy staff with other U.S. embassy personnel from around the world,  found that the Moscow staff members had a statistically significant increase in depression, irritability, concentration, memory loss, ear and skin problems, and vascular problems. Again, the longer employees stayed, the worse the problems became.

Dr. Neil Cherry, a New Zealand environmental scientist, reported, “The dominant resulting cancers for embassy personnel were brain tumor, leukemia, and reproductive organ cancer. This confirms that low-level, chronic microwave exposure is associated with very significant increases in illness and mortality in organs across the whole body, consistent with widespread cellular chromosome damage.”

While dozens of studies conclude that microwave exposure has clear health impacts, the official position is that “no adverse health effects of the radiation were shown” in embassy staff members. Despite research, this continues to be the official position — that microwave technology such as cell towers and phones and smart meters is safe. Over time, the evidence of the dangers of EMFs and RFs has accumulated.


Watch this episode of Open Minds with Jeromy Johnson giving advice on how to clear your home of EMF:

Creating an EMF Free Oasis

Cell Phone Towers

Cell phone technology has evolved at breakneck speeds, but health impacts have been disregarded by developers and U.S. agencies. “From the early genesis of cell phone technology in the early 1980s, cell towers were presumed safe. There are several fallacies in this thinking, including the fact that broadcast exposures have been found unsafe even at regulated thresholds,” according to a Canadian Science Publishing environmental review.

The paper goes on to describe “adverse effects,” of EMF radiation including increased cancer in those living near towers, childhood leukemia clusters, lymphoma clusters, and elevated rates of mental illness. In addition, “elevated brain tumor incidence, sleep disorders, anxiety, elevated blood pressure, etc.” are documented. This is just a partial list of pathologies associated with cell tower technology.

In 2001, researchers studied a new cell tower in La Ñora, Spain. The results were that those in close proximity to the tower experienced higher level of general discomfort, sleep disturbance, depression, headache, nausea, poor concentration and dizziness. In 2002 in France, depending on where they lived in relation to towers, residents complained of fatigue, with complaints lessening further from the tower. Irritability, headaches, sleep disruption, depression, memory loss, and skin problems were also reported in varying degrees, depending on cell tower proximity.

Additional studies include Shebeen El-Kom, Egypt in 2003, Akrotiri, Cyprus in 2005, and Selbitz, Bavaria in 2009 — and RF and EMF levels at all sites were far below the Federal Communications Commission’s  (FCC) guidelines for “safe” levels. Without exception, there were elevated complaints of headaches, memory changes, tremors, irritability, sleep disruption, depression, memory loss, poor concentration, and skin problems. In each case, reported severity directly correlated with cell tower proximity.

A study was done on those who self-described as having electrical hypersensitivity. In Austria, for example, those who self-identified with Electrical Hypersensitivity Syndrome went from two percent in 2004 to almost 8 percent by 2008.

Smart Meters

Smart meters are a recent technology that transmit data to energy suppliers for billing purposes. This technology replaces the human “meter readers” who, for decades, have visited meters to recorded usage. The new meters use low-frequency RFs to send transmissions every four to six hours, according to manufacturers and utility companies,

But researchers have noted unusual transmission patterns from smart meters — “bizarre patterns of sharp spikes of RF,” according to the Stop Smart Meters website. Many have also observed meters transmitting every 30 seconds, or 2880 times a day.

A Harvard Medical School graduate, Dr. David Carpenter MD, has focused on EMFs and public health for 18 years. He challenges manufacturers and utilities to prove the safety of smart meter technology, rather than forcing end-users to prove that reported cancers, nervous system damage, sleep disorders, and compromised immune function were the result of smart meter RF exposure. “An informed person should demand that they be allowed to keep their analog meter,” he said.

“The question to ask is what is the evidence that smart meters are safe, and have no adverse effects on human health. There is no such evidence. No studies have been done on human health and smart meters in the home, but there is evidence from a variety of sources demonstrating convincingly and consistently that radio frequency and electromagnetic frequency exposure over time increases the risk of cancer, and damage to the nervous system.” Dr. Carpenter also stated that constant EMF/RF exposure, over time, can produce “electromagnetic sensitivity,” an increasing intolerance to EMFs, RFs, and WIFI; like an “allergy” to EMFs.  


Called, “the new wireless revolution,” 5G is a planet-wide wireless system believed to be faster and more energy-efficient than 4G. Is 5G safe? According to Wireless Design Magazine, yes. But researchers disagree.

At the 2017 Environmental Health Trust Forum, Dr. Ben-Ishai, of the Hebrew University Dept. of Physics, presented evidence that 5G technologies interact with human skin and the sweat glands and affect oxygen metabolism. “Before rolling out 5G technologies that use these frequencies, research on human health effects must be done to ensure the public and environment are protected.” Dr. Devera Davis, president of the Environmental Health Trust, said, “If you seek faster downloads of movies, games, and porn, you may not mind volunteering your living body in a giant uncontrolled experiment on the human population.”


The Powerwatch Article Library: An exhaustive British database of studies of EMFs, RFs, electrical wiring, power lines, substations, cell phones and towers, cordless phones, and household appliances.

Open Minds: Dangers of the Smart Meters


Watch this episode of Open Minds with Jerry Day’s advice on how to rid yourself of smart devices surveilling and transmitting EMF into your home:

Removing Smart Meters

Mass Media Mind Control

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I have had wide and varied interests since a very young age and have loved learning all of my life. Simply, I believe life should be lived as a great adventure of growth and learning in every way. In science, my interests started in crystallography and minerals and progressed through the several branches of science into politics, philosophy, religion and all things esoteric.

What is Mind Control?

In the late 1980s, the most interesting research I began exploring was on mind effects or, more popularly, mind control. My interest grew out of the misuses of the information released in the Church Committee hearings of the 1970s dealing with the CIA programs in this area. At the same time, the positive possibilities for these new technologies were also exciting. Stimulating optimum human performance, accelerated learning, meditation, relaxation, and focus could all be improved. In fact, even so-called altered states could be enhanced or even stimulated. The most fascinating possibilities, however, were even more startling.

The idea that perhaps we could stimulate what is now referred to in some literature as “anomalous human capability” or, in the past referred to as ESP or extrasensory perceptions, may be possible.

In fact, this may be the next evolution of humans on earth as many of us are acknowledging and science is proving.

Control of the Mind and Body

The predominant brain wave frequencies indicate the kind of activity taking place in the brain. There are four basic groups of brain wave frequencies that are associated with most mental activity. The first, beta waves, (13-35 Hertz or pulses per second) are associated with normal activity. The high end of this range is associated with stress or agitated states that can impair thinking and reasoning skills. The second group, alpha waves (8-12 Hertz), can indicate more relaxation. Alpha frequencies are ideal for learning and focused life form energy. The third, theta waves (4-7 Hertz), indicate mental imagery, access to memories and internal mental focus. This state is often associated with young children, behavioral modification and sleep/dream states. The last, ultra slow, delta waves (.5-3 Hertz), are found when a person is in deep sleep.

The general rule is that the brain’s predominant wave frequency will be lowest, in terms of pulses per second, when relaxed, and highest when people are most alert or agitated.

What is Entrainment?

External stimulation of the brain by electromagnetic means can cause the brain to be entrained or locked into phase with an external signal generator. Predominant brain waves can be driven or pushed into new frequency patterns by external stimulation. In other words, the external signal driver or impulse generator entrains the brain, overriding the normal frequencies, and causing changes in the brain waves. Changes in brain waves cause changes in brain chemistry; which then cause changes in brain outputs in the form of thoughts, emotions or physical condition.

As you are driven, so you arrive – brain manipulation can be either beneficial or detrimental to the individual being impacted depending on the level of knowledge or the intentions of the person controlling the technology.

Is it Possible to Train Consciousness?

Consciousness training is also a big theme in cults, religious organizations, and others pursuing the “new age.” Science has now gained a greater understanding of how the mind and brain work so that what used to take years, or even decades, to achieve, can now be mastered in weeks, days or even minutes. For instance, in 1996 a method and apparatus for the use in achieving alpha and theta brainwave states and effecting positive emotional states in humans were developed.

Two years later another patent was issued which could create desired consciousness states: In the training of an individual to replicate such states of consciousness without further audio stimulation, such states may be transferred from one human being to another through the imposition of one person’s EEG, superimposed on desired stereo signals and onto another individual, by inducement of a binaural beat phenomenon.

Is Thought Transference Possible?

This is interesting in that it speaks to the ideas alluded to earlier by the military in changing the memory of a person by imposing computer-manipulated signals which would integrate with the normal memory of a person. The possibility of abuse is obvious and the opportunity for personal advancement is also great.

Consider the possibility of gaining education by the transfer of data directly into the human brain by these new methods rather than the standard methods of learning. A serious consideration in developing these types of memory transfer systems will be the fact that they bypass normal intellectual filters – they are deposited into the brain as fact, without question or careful consideration. What happens when new information conflicts with existing information? Would it be possible to include hidden information meant to unduly influence things like religious beliefs, politics or consumption of goods and services or politics?

Ethical Questions Abound

The possibilities are immense and the ethical and moral questions surrounding these matters equally large. We can no longer avoid the debate; in fact, the debate is lagging far behind the scientific advancements. In the interim, there are some simple things we could all do to enhance our own, or our children’s, learning capacity by applying simple and available knowledge. For instance: “researchers at the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory at University of California, Irvine, have determined that 10 minutes of listening to a Mozart piano sonata raised the measurable IQ of college students by up to nine points.” This is a simple thing of great use to anyone seeking self- improvement as an example.

There are several articles and materials that speak to the various ways that these technologies can be applied and used beyond the scope of this article. Let’s get to the media applications.

The Use of Media

Radio, TV, the Internet, the power grid, cell systems or any other electromagnetic carrier can be used to carry a signal that will influence the behaviors of most people in close proximity to the signal. What such signals can do is cause a person, for instance, to drop into a light altered state. Like when people come home from work, sit in front of the TV and watch the nightly news feed. Within a few moments someone begins saying to you, “honey, dinners ready.” They hear nothing… they are no longer watching the “programming;” they are being programmed with the latest values, beliefs, and ideas being pressed into the consciousness of most people through media.

By oscillating a signal in a certain way, emotional states can easily be reformed so that the reaction to the advertising, political propaganda or “news” is as predicted by those generating it across the broad population as intended by them.

In other words, it is about control and manipulation. It is really very simple. People in psychology understand the Frequency Following Response (FFR). When applied to advertise or any other media, it is incredibly compelling.

Refined Control Tactics

Much more can be done with this technology in terms of the information density that can be sent in on such carriers. The objective of many military planners is to be able to even transfer thought and memory sets. These kinds of technology when applied to media particularly when coupled with mass surveillance of the population this allows those in control of such technologies to have profound effects on a highly individualized basis. This delivery system can be tailored to an individual person to have specific influences on that individual personality type and subtype.

The predictability of behavior for the target of the technology is so refined that is better at predicting an individual’s future behavior they could about themselves. Think about this for a moment.

Perpetual Worry as a Means of Imprisonment

Yet the simplest mechanism for inhibiting higher mind functions, peak performance, and anomalous human capabilities is to just keep people in a constant state of worry, agitation, and fear. Sound familiar? In these states, it is not possible to reach a higher state of awareness. These emotional states do not allow the brain to operate in a manner that will allow this possibility. Fear is the adversary and is at the root of the misuses of these technologies. The government fears an enlightened population where the light of truth shines within its darkest corners. An awakened population cannot be resisted by structures based on fear.

The Next Evolution of Humankind

After 40 years of research in the open literature and opportunities to meet and spend the time needed with the best bio-physicists in the world has allowed me insight into this area. During my time with the Lay Institute in Dallas, I put together a private conference on mind effects with some of the best people in the world. The surprise was not a story about controlling people and manipulating populations, although everyone agreed this was the case in the 21st century in so many ways. The biggest insight had to do with the next evolution of humankind.

Voiced first by the late sister, Dr. Rosalie Bertell, in her presentation about her belief that in what man was trying to create in electronics were already latent in every person waiting to be awakened. The theme was repeated in every presentation that explored the possibilities of reclaiming our birthright in terms of what we are as human beings and the endless possibilities that occur when we begin to recognize ourselves.

As we evolve and grow within the framework of this reality we also are beginning to recognize in the science of consciousness and what we know…we are more than we think, and we are beyond what we know. Together we change the world by fearlessly knowing that we each have all that we need to engage the world and are not alone in it. Our humanity is in fact our very salvation if we can recognize and alter our awareness.

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