A enthralling mixture of Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson, and Philip ok. Dick, Chameleo is a real account of what occurred in a seedy Southern California city while an enthusiastic and unrepentant heroin addict named Dion Fuller sheltered a US marine who'd stolen evening imaginative and prescient goggles, and maybe a number of best mystery records, from a close-by army base. Dion chanced on himself arrested (under the ostensible auspices of The Patriot Act) for conspiring with foreign terrorists to smuggle top-secret army gear out of Camp Pendleton. the truth that Dion had totally not anything to do with overseas terrorists, smuggling, top-secret army apparatus, or Camp Pendleton did not appear to trouble the army. He was once published from detention center after a six day lengthy Abu Ghraib-style interrogation. thus he believed himself lower than excessive govt scrutiny and, he suspected, the topic of surprising experimentation concerning "cloaking" - electro-optical camouflage so severe it renders observers essentially invisible from a distance of a few meters - by means of the dept of native land defense. Hallucination? probably - other than Robert Guffey, an English instructor and Dion's buddy, tracked down and interviewed one of many scientists in the back of the undertaking, codenamed Chameleo, an experimental know-how that looks to were stolen by means of the U.S. division of security and deployed on American soil. extra stunning nonetheless, Guffey found that the DoD has been experimenting with its most up-to-date applied sciences on a couple of americans. A condensed model of this tale used to be the canopy characteristic of Fortean Times journal (September 2013).
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From my discussions with Walter Bowart, I discovered this used to be a typical aspect influence of excessive bombardments of electromagnetic radiation. in recent years Dion have been complaining approximately high-pitched noises that will emerge from nowhere in the course of the evening, inducing migraines and vomiting. What have been those humans attempting to do to him? holiday him down or kill him? maybe a bit of either. via this element i believe Lita and her goons have been so surprised that he used to be nonetheless alive that they simply desired to see how even more he may well take sooner than he escaped the maze or died. Walter Bowart additionally grew to become me directly to an organization referred to as American expertise Corp. situated at 13114 night Creek Dr. S. in (where else? ) San Diego. They really good in “High depth Directed Acoustics. ” in accordance with Marshall Sella of the hot York occasions (3/23/03): [Woody] Norris and A. T. C. were busy honing whatever known as excessive depth Directed Acoustics (HIDA, in apartment jargon). it's directional sound—an offshoot of HSS—but one who by no means, ever transmits Handel or waterfall sounds. even if the know-how to date has been often often called a “nonlethal weapon,” the Pentagon now prefers to emphasize the friendlier-sounding “hailing intruders” functionality. in truth, HIDA is either caution and weapon. If used from a battleship, it could possibly push back stray crafts at 500 yards with a pinpointed verbal caution. may still the offending vessel proceed to inside of two hundred yards, the strict warnings are changed via 120-decibel sounds which are as bodily disabling as shrapnel. definite noises, projected on the correct pitch, can incapacitate even a stone-deaf terrorist; the bones on your head are brutalized through a tone’s complete impact even if you’re clutching the edges of your cranium in discomfort or no longer. “Besides,” Norris says, guffawing darkly, “grabbing your ears is pretty much as good as a couple of handcuffs. ” Nimbly keeping a massive black plate, Norris stands with me in an A. T. C. sound chamber. in view that he’s poised at the back of the weapon, he'll pay attention no sound as soon as it’s powered up: now not a peep. “HIDA can without delay reason lack of equilibrium, vomiting, migraines—really, we will be able to pretty well decide our ailment,” he says brightly. “We’ve introduced a pair dozen devices thus far, yet could have much more out by way of June. They’re speaking thousands! ” (Last month, A. T. C. reduce a five-year, multimillion-dollar licensing contract with basic Dynamics, one of many giants of the military-industrial advanced. ) Norris prods his assistant to find the infant noise on a pc, then goals the machine at me. at the start, the noise is dreadful—just primally wrong—but now not insufferable. I again and again inform Norris to crank it up (trying to approximate battle-strength quantity, with no the nausea), until eventually the noise isn’t a lot a noise as an attack on my apprehensive method. I approximately give way and, for a few cause, my eyes damage. whilst I bravely ask how excessive they’d grew to become the dial, Norris laughs uproariously. “That was once not anything! ” he bellows. “That was once approximately 1 percentage of what an enemy may get. One percentage! ” hours later, i will nonetheless consider the soreness behind my head.