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Verdict: open / suicide

Steen Hjortsoe Jul 18, 2003 12:41 PM
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The investigation of the untimely death of Dr. David Kelly will
probably result in the above verdict.

Whether Dr. Kelly was murdered or actually committed suicide, he
invariably occupies a prominent position in the long row of Government
employees at least some of whom were murdered 1986-88 as described in
the article below.

The memory of Dr. Kelly ought to speed up the day when the British
people finally asks for the keys to the labs from where these
disgusting murders of valuable British citizens are carried out

In Our Heart of Hearts - a case story

By Steen Hjortsoe

The paramount national security interest of avoiding war with an
external enemy is an important piece in the interpretation of the puzzling
series of fatal 'accidents' and 'suicides' (12 - 25 experts died in mysterious
circumstances from August 1986 to September 1988) among radar
scientists and computer specialists employed in British companies serving
the defence industry.

When the Guardian started reporting the deaths extensively in its
columns, several high-placed British officials felt urged to note in public
that obviously there was mischief brewing here and one cannot but agree
with them: it would be strange indeed if this high number of alleged
suicides and fatal accidents within two years in such a limited group of
scientists could be assigned to mere coincidence. Of course it is far more
probable that there is a link, some connecting pattern between the tragic
deaths of these in most cases comparatively young men, which the
Guardian surveyed as follows: 1-8

Vimal Dajibhai, 24, engineer. MARCONI Underwater Systems. Body found
August 1986, under Glifton suspension bridge, Bristol. Verdict: open.

Ashad Sharif, 26, MARCONI analyst. Found dead in car with rope tied
round his neck to a tree. October, 1986. Verdict: suicide.

Victor Moore, 46, design engineer. MARCONI Space and Defense Systems.
Took drug overdose. February 1987. Verdict suicide.

David Sands, 37, project manager. Easams (MARCONI sister company). Car
crashed at 80 mph into disused café. March 1987. Verdict: open.

Trevor Knight, 52, engineer. MARCONI Defence Systems. Died, carbon
monoxide poisoning, March 1988. Verdict: suicide.

Brigadier John Ferry, 60, marketing manager, MARCONI. Found dead in
flat. August 1988. Verdict: open.

Professor Keith Bowden, 46, computer scientist, Essex University. Car
plunged into disused railway line. March 1987. Verdict: open.

Richard Pugh, 37, MoD consultant. Found dead with plastic bag over
head. January 1987. Verdict: accident.

John Brittan, 52, scientist. Royal Military College of Science. Found
in parked car with engine running. January 1987. Verdict: accident.

Peter Peapell, 46, senior lecturer, RMCS. Found beneath car. February
1987. Verdict: open.

Alister Beckham, 50, software engineer. Plessey. Found dead in garden
shed. August 1988. Verdict open.

Andrew Hall, 33, engineering manager. British Aerospace. Found dead in
car with hosepipe connected to exhaust. September 1988. Verdict: suicide.

The first attempt at an explanation that one can think of, that the
KGB might be involved, was aired at an early moment in the British press,
but keeping in mind the mutual shrinking from brinkmanship and escalation
of war I believe we hold our ground when we say that this is one of the
least probable possibilities.

A theory of subliminal messaging as the trigger instigating the 12
men to commit suicide was examined in the British periodical Computer
News. Its editor, John Cheeseman reports that the magazine was
threatened under the Official Secrets Act. 9) The theory he proposed was
that the subliminal messages were embedded in, and between the texts
on the monitor of the victims' workstations.

Neither the idea that the origin of these messages could be spatially
remote while proceeding in real time, nor that the subliminal messages
themselves could be received directly by the human ear and brain through
microwave hearing appear to have crossed the minds of the editors of
Computer News.

But then, is it at all possible to suggest an intelligent and
even-tempered scientist to commit suicide in the course of hours or a few
days? Maybe this is possible, but only in rare 'lucky' cases?

Based on the research review by the American psychiatrist Robert W.
Firestone, 10) we are able to give an unambiguous and, I believe, very
surprising and maybe hard-to-believe answer to that question.

It is the rule that, expert subliminal suggestions if not defended
against, can suggest the idea of committing suicide to every grown-up
person within a few hours or days. That a person would be capable of
resisting such suggestions during several days would constitute a rare

According to Firestone, the 'voice', a partly conscious thought
process, refers to an internal system of hostile thoughts and attitudes
that are running counter to the interests of the self. It may reach a
life-threatening expression in suicidal behaviour.

The process of 'listening' to the voice prompts an individual to
negative and self-defeating behaviour. Firestone adduces clinical
evidence to the effect that the behaviour of potential suicide victims is
conditioned by a feeling of being tortured by a subliminal voice or
thought process that is degrading to the self. Under certain conditions,
this system of hostile thoughts becomes progressively ascendant
until it finally prevails against thought processes of rational

Examples of the self-punishing thought process are known to every
one of us in the style of talking to ourselves commonly referred to as
an 'inner dialogue'. For instance, after making a mistake which of us
does not recognise exclamations like, "you clumsy fool!
Look at what you did! Can't you do anything right ?"

Normally, only fragments of these self-recriminations become
conscious, but they are only the tip of an iceberg. They are isolated
phrases from a well-developed underlying system of destructive
thoughts and derogatory attitudes toward the self which the healthy
person, if his mental balance is not tampered with, is able to control.

Firestone's work amounts to a description of a preformed trigger

What is lacking to complete the picture of the - almost - perfect
crime is a message agent, another person's voice intruding
subliminally from without.

However, this raises a new question. Does such an attempt to
deceive another person to mistake the voice of an intruder for his
own inner voice have any practical chances of success at all?
The answer is regrettably that a sufficiently low sound intensity,
an individual has normally little or no direct introspective access
to the origin of his own behaviour, in terms of precise verbal stimuli.

To make things worse, as far as the perception of verbal messages
vehicled by microwaves is at all audible, i.e. superliminal, the
sounds appear subjectively to originate from within or just behind
the head. 13)

It is hardly too difficult for the military psychologist, while always
avoiding to let his intruding voice stand out, to transfer his voice's
fake quality of coming from the 'right' place (within the victim's head)
to the subliminal state, i.e. suggesting in the victim an illusory
experience of being moved by his (the victim's) own, hardly discern-
ible, but authentically felt, inner voice.

For more than a decade, the British military intelligence have pinned
their faith on the unavailability of evidence of these serial killings. And
for just as long, the British society has accepted that the burden of
proof lies with the general public, not with the military intelligence

It is tolerated that military intelligence are entitled to kill people
without giving a reason to the general public. But it is not just the
judgment of military intelligence that is accepted, it is also the system

The system should not be accepted, but rejected and a new public
order ought to be instigated. High-placed officials protest and we know
there is evidence to be found, since there are killers still alive whose
identity is known within the British military intelligence. I would suggest
that this episode together with countless other perpetrations could be
adopted as part of the programme of the British people for the coming

I suggest that they politely ask British military intelligence to hand
over all the facts of this case - and of a couple of other cases too -
maybe giving the procedure a twist if this absurd bowing-and-scraping
comedy should result in a polite refusal or standard irrelevant talk at the
first attempt.

To forestall enquiries about my being entitled to this kind of
proposal, I should perhaps add that free-for-all sex games also have
been a favourite of British MI's, which in collusion with Danish military
'sexologists' have carried out physical torture and sexual violence
against thousands of my Danish compatriots. I am against that.

The change of procedure I suggest is revolutionary. It may also be the
best thing which has happened to the British since they bravely
contributed to Hitler's downfall and liberated my country from the
German occupation.


1 The Guardian: 06 March 87: MP inquires into double Death
mystery/Bristol case of Ashad Sharif and Vimal Dajibhai.

2 The Guardian: 21 March 87: 'Secret' deaths remain a puzzle / Bristol
police investigation into suicide of two computer specialists.

3 The Guardian: 01 April 87: Radar scientist dies in 'car bomb' crash.

4 The Guardian: 02 April 87: Death of three scientists coincidence,
say police: MP demands official inquiry into 'bizarre' case.

5 The Guardian: 21 May 87: Interpol to hunt for scientist.

6 The Guardian: 23 May 87: Open verdict on satellite scientist's car

7 The Guardian: 28 March 88: Researcher's death brings total to 12.

8 The Guardian: 08 October 88: New inquiry launched in computer death

9 Collins, Tony: Open Verdict. An Account of 25 Mysterious Deaths in
the Defence Industry. London, Sphere Books, 1990.

10 Firestone, Robert W.: The "Inner Voice" and Suicide. Psychotherapy,
Vol. 23, No. 3, Fall 1986.

11 Nisbett, R.E. & Wilson, T.D.: Telling more than we can know: Verbal
reports on mental processes. Psychological Review, 1977, 7. pp

12 Nisbett, R.E. & Bellows, Nancy: Verbal reports about causal
influences on social judgments: Private access versus public theories. Journal of
Personality and Social Psychology. Vol. 35, No. 9, September 1977.

13 Chou, Chung-Kwang, Guy, Arthur W. & Galambos, Robert: Auditory
Perception of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields. Journal of the Acoustical
Society of America. Vol. 71, No. 6, June 1982.