Alexis complained that an individual he had an altercation with in an airport had “sent 3 people to follow him and keep him awake by talking to him…using ‘some sort of microwave device.’”
Was this a first red flag leading to an alarming portrait of a defense contractor suffering from mental illness? Or fact?
What caused Alexis to voice this complaint on August 7, 2013, 42 days prior to embarking on a shooting rampage at the Navy Yard, leaving 13 workers dead and more questions than answers?
Law enforcement officials close to the investigation have reported to the press that the stock of Alexis’ shotgun had been carved with “Better off this way” and “My ELF weapon.”
“ELF” may be a reference to “extremely low frequency” and is a term applied to microwave technology.
Microwave mind-control technology was developed over fifty years ago during the height of the Cold War. Among the established effects of microwave weapons are sleep deprivation, a symptom that NBC News reports Alexis received treatment for.
The lifestyle Alexis reportedly led displayed a number of such red flags, including reports that he played violent video games and used alcohol.
Mr. Alexis was a “hardcore drinker,” he said, and was also skilled in videogames, which he would play for marathon sessions that lasted hours, Mr. Nutpisit Suthamtewakul, owner of the Happy Bowl Thai restaurant said in
However neither a history of alcohol abuse or video games discount the suspect’s own documented police complaint that he was the target of electronic harassment.
Alexis’s Navy rating, aviation electrician’s mate third class, focuses on non-avionics electrical systems of navy aircraft, but other enlisted sailors are trained on microwave systems for shore communications and now even counter directed energy weapons.