Killing Me Softly

It seems rather odd to us that the media openly acknowledges the use of infrasonic energy weapons (low-frequency sound waves) in military1 and civil crowd-control applications, but mostly ignores the devastating effects of infrasonic noise from wind turbines.

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and The International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) released several documents, such as “The Health Consequences of Crowd-Control Weapons”,2 warning of the permanent harm infrasonic emissions can cause:

Acoustic weapons, also known as long-range acoustic devices and sound cannons, are devices that deliver very loud sounds over long distances. This technology is used for crowd-control purposes by emitting loud and painful levels of noise that may lead to significant harm to the ears, potentially causing hearing loss. Serious questions remain about the safety and efficacy of acoustic weapons in crowd-control contexts.

— “Acoustic Weapons”,

As we reported in Turbine Sickness: How Far Away is Safe?, a Finnish study found that people living within 15km or more of wind turbines were reporting adverse health events — ill effects similar to those of Lynn Bedford, whose experience is not unlike those who have encountered infrasonic weaponry:

As CNN reported in 2017:

This much we do know: A US government official said an acoustic device may have been used to attack State Department employees at the US Embassy in Havana. The device was so sophisticated, it was outside the range of audible sound, the official said. And it was so damaging, the source said, that one US diplomat now needs to use a hearing aid… Infrasound doesn’t need to be heard for it to work.

“Using sound to attack: The diverse world of acoustic devices”, September 27, 2017, CNN

And it works on those living near wind plants. Watch:

In Møller and Pedersen’s definitive study on infrasonic sound from industrial wind turbines, they concluded:

The relative amount of low-frequency noise is higher for large turbines (2.3–3.6 MW) than for small turbines (≤ 2 MW), and the difference is statistically significant… for several of the investigated large turbines, the one-third-octave band with the highest level is at or below 250 Hz. It is thus beyond any doubt that the low-frequency part of the spectrum plays an important role in the noise at the neighbors.

“Low-frequency noise from large wind turbines”, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2011

Note, the turbines proposed for the Northern Valley south of Elk Point are twice the size at 6 MW. These are industrial turbines intended for marine applications, but Elemental Energy wants to install them next to acreages and farmsteads. We agree wholeheartedly with Ms. Bedford: these are “crimes against humanity” and a contravention of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act of Alberta which considers:

In this Act… “adverse effect” means impairment of or damage to the environment, human health or safety or property; (Sec. 1, b) [via]… any sound, vibration, heat, radiation or other form of energy… (Sec. 1, (ii), mmm)

“Except where this Act specifically provides to the contrary, the Crown is bound by this Act,” it states.3 After decades of experience, studies, medical testimonies, and even court decisions, it is clear that the Crown has every reason to “act”, and stop the installation of turbines near human populations.

Exposure to infrasound has been demonstrated to affects recipients with symptoms including fear, sorrow, depression, anxiety, nausea, chest pressure and hallucination. It can cause objects to move through vibration and the body’s internal organs can be affected… infrasound can cause trough vibrations, resonance frequency about 7 Hz with internal organs of humans [and] cause also cancer, such as colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, etc.

— Robert Skopec, “Science has a solution for sonic weapons caused cancer”,

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Mark Mallett is a former award-winning reporter with CTV Edmonton and an independent researcher and author. His family homesteaded between Vermilion and Cold Lake, Alberta, and now resides in the Lakeland region. Mark is Editor in Chief of Wind Concerns.

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