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Military achieves breakthrough in telepathic warfare

“As of today, signals from the brain can be used to command and control … not just one aircraft, but three simultaneous types of aircraft.” These were the portentous words said by Justin Sanchez, director of DARPA’s biological technology office, at a recent event in Maryland.

Last week, tech editor Patrick Tucker of the Defense One website, reported that the U.S. military's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has achieved a breakthrough in telepathic warfare-- or, at least, a breakthrough in the frightening field of brain-computer interfaces, otherwise known as BCIs.

The current breakthrough stems from 2015 research project, in which a paralyzed woman was able to steer a virtual F-35 fighter jet with a surgically-implantable microchip. Earlier this month, DARPA announced that they had improved the technology to allow a user to steer multiple aircraft at once, including drones.

According to Sanchez, the human guinea pig in this experiment was a paralyzed man named Natha…

The Incredible Tale of the Strahl Family Curse

In February of 1928 the wife of Dr. Samuel Oliver Netherton, a prominent physician from Kansas, was found dead in the basement of their home on a farm outside of Olathe. Death was instantaneous; she had been shot in the back of the skull at point blank range.

Suspicion, naturally, fell upon the dead woman's husband. This sent shock waves throughout the community, however, as Dr. Netherton was the last person anyone would ever suspect of carrying out such a foul deed. A graduate of prestigious Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Netherton was able to retire at an early age after accumulating substantial wealth, and had devoted his leisure time to world travel.

Mrs. Edith Netherton, who was born into the equally prosperous Stahl family, possessed property worth $100,000. The Nethertons, however, lived frugally, and few people around Olathe were aware of the couples' wealth. When it came to money, the Nethertons only splurged when it came to Dorothy-- their beloved nine-year-old daugh…

The cursed elk's head

The above story, published in 1938, describes an elk's head that was believed to be responsible for a series of fires in Minnesota. Weird.