The secretive technology is kept under wraps, but tens of thousands in China say they have suffered from its deleterious effects.
Through online forums, many have shared about how they suddenly experienced mind-altering symptoms, such as hearing voices or seeing images that others can’t. They believe they have been targeted by authorities as unwitting “mind control technology” test subjects.
Jinnie Lee, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, told The Associated Press at the time that a U.S. government employee first reported a variety of physical symptoms between late 2017 and April 2018.
At the time, the U.S. State Department said it would investigate the incident, noting that it was similar to an incident in 2017, when about 40 diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, also reported falling ill after hearing an unusual sound. That led to speculation that they were attacked by a sonic or electromagnetic weapon.
AttacksA China-based NGO, whose name translates to “Against Concealed Technical Control” in English, was established to assist victims of such attacks to file lawsuits against local authorities.
The Chinese-language Epoch Times interviewed several victims as well as the NGO’s representative, who recounted their experiences.
A man using the surname of Zhong—to protect himself from reprisals by the Chinese regime—has organized victims to file joint lawsuits against 24 provincial governments since 2016, as well as six national-level suits since 2017.
Zhong said that the victims come from different age, social, educational, and working backgrounds, and are from places all across China. That’s led him to believe that provincial governments are each involved in their own “mind control” testing.
Victims have reported experiencing similar symptoms since the 1980s. For decades, victims felt mental and physical distress, with some choosing to take their own lives as a result of the torment, but local courts have refused to hear the victims’ cases. Many are confined at psychiatric hospitals as a result.
Zhong said that in an attempt to silence him, authorities have also forced him into a psychiatric hospital.
SymptomsA man from Beijing surnamed Wang, a former director of the sports division at a large Chinese media group, told the Chinese-language Epoch Times that around 2016, he began hearing extraneous noises whenever he picked up his phone, including during phone calls with his mother in the United States.
“I kept hearing a third person talking to me [during phone calls],” Wang said.
At first, Wang thought his hearing was failing him. He went to see the doctor, who told him his hearing was fine.
Eventually, Wang began hearing voices. “Whatever I had on my mind, that voice was able to verbalize it. Moreover, only I could hear it, and others couldn’t.”
The situation became worse and worse.
“It follows you all the time, like your shadow. ... the voice could get to know your private thoughts and memories, including your weaknesses, shortcomings, past wrongdoings. Then, he [the voice] would take advantage of this knowledge to humiliate, scorn, and berate you, and go to the extreme in verbal attacks.”
Wang tried to figure out the source.
“In one experiment, I stayed inside a room and used newspaper printing metal plates [which can block electromagnetic waves] to cover the walls, ceiling, and floor. In this closed room, I found that ... the disturbing voice could not read my mind anymore.”
The voice also interfered with his daily living.
“I would inevitably fall asleep when driving for longer than 10 minutes. It was not a deep sleep, but a state of quasi-sleep, and I had absolutely no control over it,” Wang said. He was involved in four car crashes in less than a year.
That convinced Wang that the voice was controlled by someone conducting a “mind control” experiment.
Wang said that he sought out a friend who is a senior official within the Chinese Communist Party. This friend confirmed to him: “There is mind control technology, and our government treats it very seriously.”
Others who sought help with the NGO recounted similar experiences.
Beijing’s WordsChinese authorities have admitted to the existence of such technology, but only to explain that other governments have conducted related experiments.
The TechnologyThere’s little scientific research into this type of technology. But satellite imagery confirms that the Chinese regime has developed electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons-testing facilities.
The NGO study concluded that the machine mentioned by the official likely had the ability to emit electromagnetic waves at the same frequencies as a human brain.
The device can emit an electromagnetic wave that mimics real human frequencies to the target person, creating a fake feeling or hallucination, or controlling the subject’s bodily functions, according to the study.