Re:Secret surf spot & LOST clues - 2007/03/14 06:45Creepy
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Re:Secret surf spot & LOST clues - 2007/03/14 15:41Lol
That would be mad
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Very creepy ... - 2007/03/15 12:53"Work was begun at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, NY under the name "Phoenix Project" but it was soon realized that the project required a large radar dish, and installing one at Brookhaven would compromise the security of the project. As luck would have it, the US Air Force had a decommissioned base at Montauk, New York, not far from Brookhaven, which had a complete SAGE radar installation. The site was large and remote (Montauk was not yet a tourist attraction) and water access would allow equipment to be moved in and out undetected.
Equipment was moved to Camp Hero at the Montauk base in the late 1960s, and installed in an underground "bunker" beneath the base. To mask the nature of the project the site was closed in 1969 and donated as a wildlife refuge, State Park, with the provision that everything underground would remain the property of the Air Force.
Camp Hero State Park however was not opened to the public, until September 18 2002 under the guise of "environmental contamination". The radar tower has been placed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. There are plans for a museum and interpretive center; focusing on WWII- Cold War era history.
In the book “The Montauk Project" allegations are made by scientist's Alfred Bielek, Preston Nichols and Peter Moon regarding supposed ultra-top-secret experiments carried out by clandestine units of U.S. Government intelligence and military agencies, corporations such as AIL, Siemens, ITT as well as certain divisions of Brookhaven Labs and other groups from the 1950s until quite recently.
Fields of research conducted there are said to have include psychotronics, HAARP transmissions, particle beam radar systems, electromagnetic pulse and particle beam weapons applications and also more exotic inter-dimensional, time travel possibilities.
Evidence suggests Montauk and nearby facilities such as Brookhaven Labs used tremendous amount of electricity from LILCO, the electric utility company for Long Island.
In fact, there are indications that particle beam operations were taking place at Brookhaven Labs the night of July 17, 1996 and may have been the ignition source of the fuel air explosion in the center fuel tank of TWA Flight 800".
Post edited by: DrC123, at: 2007/03/15 13:00
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Ghosts of Montauk ... - 2007/03/16 11:47OK you east coast surfers what do you think about the spooky goings on at Montauk A.F.B. back in the day?
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation at Montauk?
"One of the newest avenues of research into the mind-body relationship has nothing to do with religious ritual, ethnobotany, or tinkering with brain chemistry. It's about altering the way the brain behaves on the most basic level -- the electrical impulses that constantly stream from neuron to neuron.
Psychological researchers call it "transcranial magnetic stimulation" or "TMS". The basic premise of TMS is that the brain operates using electric signals, and it's possible to alter the way the brain works by altering the electrical environment. Standard equipment consists of something to generate an electromagnetic signal at a specific frequency, and a coil to focus that magnetic field on specific brain regions.
Thus far, it appears that frequencies lower than 1 Hz will inhibit brain activity, while higher frequencies stimulate the brain, although no one is sure why. The "normal" frequency of the waking human brain is said to be around 12 Hz, "beta" state, while brains deep in meditative trance dip down to around 8 Hz, the "alpha" state.
As early as 1985, researchers at the University of Sheffield found that magnetic fields could activate brain cells. At around the same time, electronics researcher David S. Walonick began creating several different TMS devices, and tested a wide range of extra-low frequency (ELF) signals on subjects. His experiments showed that it's possible to "entrain" brains to certain frequencies -- that is, if you project an 8.6 Hz field onto a waking brain, it will tend to slide into the dreamlike, meditative, "alpha" state.The closer to the "beta" state you start at -- that is, the higher the initial frequency projected across the brain -- the faster a brain will lock on to the frequency being projected. He found his ELF generators are useful for relaxation, getting over jet lag, and, in one case, eliminating epileptic seizures in a 190-pound dog. Volunteers under Walonick's ELF fields only felt very subtle physical effects - tightness in the stomach or chest, metallic feeling in the mouth, ringing in the ears, and faint tingling sensations.
Since those early forays, investigators began using repeated TMS bursts (or rTMS) to alter brain patterns, and focus the magnetic fields on specific brain areas. They have found that changes made by rTMS can last for months after a treatment. And, according to Eric Wasserman of the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS) in Bethesda, Maryland, the effects can be highly unusual.
"We can use TMS to prevent people from seeing a visual stimulus or make it hard for them to speak", he says. They can also make people move their limbs without any voluntary control. Some of the first studies showed that applying TMS to the brain's temporal lobes, the regions just above the eyebrows, altered the mood of volunteers. When they stimulated the area above the right eyebrow, the volunteer experienced euphoric happiness. When they targeted the left temporal lobe, the subject lapsed into apathy and sadness.
As a result, TMS is gaining ground as a substitute for ECT (Electro-Convulsive Therapy aka Electro-Shock Therapy), or "shock treatment". One of the only remedies which has been proven effective in extreme cases of clinical depression, ECT essentially triggers epileptic-like seizures by passing electricity across the brain. TMS does something similar, but on a much smaller scale, and with near-surgical precision. ECT patients often experience memory loss or other strange and unpleasant side effects; TMS patients don't.
Within the last five years, researchers have found rTMS useful in treating conditions as varied as depression, epilepsy and stuttering. As a potential therapy, it is valued for being painless and non-invasive, as well as being effective in cases that don't respond to drugs. In 2000, Yale University School of Medicine researchers found rTMS reduced auditory hallucinations in schizophrenics, a group notoriously difficult to treat with conventional medicine.
But some of the most promising applications of TMS have less to do with treating disease than with unlocking the brain's potential.
Recently, in early 2002, researchers at the Centre of the Mind in Sydney, Australia successfully used TMS to increase creativity in a group of 17 volunteers. The team used brief, low-frequency signals to recreate the same "brain weather" observed in autistic savants (creative geniuses like Dustin Hoffman's character in Rain Man). Within 15 minutes, the subjects were drawing better than they ever could before. Further experiments could prove that anyone has the potential to become a creative genius with just the flick of a switch.
Pioneering TMS researcher Michael Persinger, a neuropsychologist at Canada's Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, is doing even more astounding work. By stimulating specific areas in the right hemisphere of the brain, he is able to induce mystical states of consciousness, giving some subjects the experience of encountering God.
In scientific terminology, he uses a specific, precisely timed, repetitive signal - one dubbed the "Thomas Pulse" - to create a "sensed presence" in the test subject's brain. Some volunteers have reported feelings of pleasant detachment, while others have broken into a panic, convinced the test chamber is "hexed". And some have had direct experience of the divine."