"Range of Death" Sonic Weapon Subs

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Bob Brick, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. Bob Brick

    Bob Brick Extra

    Apr 26, 2003
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    No kidding. According to an article about infrasound I found on the web, 3 to 7 cycles per second can kill a person by tearing apart all the resonant body cavities. Here's an excerpt about an "Infrasonic Laser" that sounds exactly like a giant cylinder subwoofer. More interestingly, this happened way back in 1957(!):

    "They designed real organ pipes of exceedingly great width and length. The first of these was six feet in diameter and seventy five feet long. These designs were tested outdoors, securely propped against protective sound-absorbent walls. The investigators stood at a great distance. Two forms of these infrasonic organ pipes were built. The first utilized a drive piston which pulsed the pipe output. The second utilized compressed air in a more conventional manner.

    The main resonant frequency of these pipes occurred in the "range of death", found to lie between three and seven cycles per second. These sounds could not be humanly heard, a distinct advantage for a defense system. The effects were felt however. The symptoms come on rapidly and unexpectedly, though the pipes were operating for a few seconds. Their pressure waves impacted against the entire body in a terrible and inescapable grip. The grip was a pressure which came in on one from all sides simultaneously, an envelope of death.

    Next came the pain, dull infrasonic pressure against the eyes and ears. Then came a frightening manifestation on the material supports of the device itself. With sustained operation of the pipe, a sudden rumble rocked the area, nearly destroying the test building. Every pillar and joint of the massive structure bolted and moved. One of the technicians managed to ignore the pain enough to shut down the power supply.

    These experiments with infrasonics were as dangerous as those early investigations of nuclear energy. Dr. Gavreau and his associates were dangerously ill for nearly a day after these preliminary tests. These maladies were sustained for hours after the device was turned off. Infrasonic assaults on the body are the more lethal because they come with dreadful silence. The eyesight of Dr. Gavreau and his fellow workers were affected for days. More dangerously were their internal organs affected: the heart, lungs, stomach, intestinal cavity were filled with continual painful spasms for an equal time period.

    Musculature convulses, torques, and tears were the symptoms of infrasonic exposure. All the resonant body cavities absorbed the self-destructive acoustic energy, and would have been torn apart had the power not been extinguished at that precise moment."

    Hmmm. I can imagine some aggressive new subwoofer manufacture taking things to a whole new level with this. The "Sonic Weapon" brand would be available only in Hazardous Materials Yellow, and to buy one you'd have to register first and then wait a week while they run a background check on you.

    And their slogan?

    Sonic Weapon Subs

    Serious Injuries, GUARANTEED

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