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From Jargon to Gibberish: Mind Control or just Brain Scrambling?

I think we’ve all gotten up in front of a group of people once or twice in our lives and, while we may have felt initially like we were prepared to give a speech or presentation, we soon found we were stumbling over our words, with our thoughts and ideas pouring out of our mouths as gibberish and gobbledygook, rather than the words we might have planned to use.

This sort of thing is fairly common, and is generally simply a result of anxiety or fear of speaking in public. But some instances of this sort of breakdown in one’s ability to communicate may not be so easily accounted for, or especially dismissed as just the result of one’s anxiety. In fact, a handful of recent instances where television news anchors have had sudden, inexplicable “breakdowns” may indicate something far stranger… and perhaps even something with disturbing social and conspiratorial undertones.

Below is one such video, where the female anchor in question experiences a strange breakdown in her ability to communicate during a live broadcast. What is it exactly that seems to be going on here?


Initially (though somewhat cruelly), internet trawlers jumped all over this clip, making light of the situation. Soon afterward, it was suggested that the anchor had in the past suffered from various kinds of seizures similar to that being witnessed in the clip. But before long, there would soon be other incidents that would begin to crop up as well which, though involving different individuals and circumstances, nonetheless seem to display the same sort of thing. Below is yet another instance of weird communication-breakdown of this sort, have transpired around the same time:


And here we see the same sort of thing yet again:


And just when it seemed that things couldn’t get any stranger, this same sort of bizarre “breakdown” allegedly occurred with a nationally known television host. The smart and sassy Judge Judy, while recording an episode of her program back in March, suddenly told her audience “I need to stop,” after a similar bout with the onset of inexplicable gibberish. Among reasons for this, suggested causes ranged from conventional disorders such migraines to some sudden onset of apahsia or some similar form of speech disorder. But could there be anything more complex going on here?

Among the more “fringe” ideas proposed as causes for the strange speech problems these individuals were experiencing were theories involving “mind control.” Indeed, it’s easy to imagine whether there might be bizarre government projects that make use of various forms of focused electromagnetic radiation in order to cause individuals to suffer inexplicable “seizures” and similar conditions. But what if there were still more startling potential causes behind this strange rash of reports, and things involving elements which surround most of us in our daily lives?

Consider, for instance, the potential ill effects something like WiFi internet may have on people. Many have expressed concern about the potentially detrimental side effects of long or, as is the case in widely populated urban areas, virtually constant exposure to such energy fields. Though no studies yet exist that seek to determine whether there could indeed be harmful effects present, could it be that some individuals may be more prone to incurring health problems from exposure to things like wireless internet?

It has even been suggested that some people may become sick with various forms of cancer based on factors including what side of their bodies they choose to sleep on, in conjunction with metal bed frames and their potential to resonate with television and radio waves. What if things so subtle in our environments were actually more capable of causing harm to us and those nearby than we realize? Could these sorts of things be factors that contribute to the bizarre breakdowns appearing in the video clips above, or is there indeed something more sinister–and perhaps intentional–taking place behind the scenes?


Micah Hanks is a writer, podcaster, and researcher whose interests cover a variety of subjects. His areas of focus include history, science, philosophy, current events, cultural studies, technology, unexplained phenomena, and ways the future of humankind may be influenced by science and innovation in the coming decades. In addition to writing, Micah hosts the Middle Theory and Gralien Report podcasts.
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