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V E R I C O M M / MindNet "Quid veritas est?"
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The following is a transcription of a taped telephone interview
conducted on September 16, 1995, with Dorothy Burdick, the author
of _Such Things Are Known_, which was published in 1980. Mrs.
Burdick's book described her harassment by technology that
seemed to be able to read her thoughts, and to place thoughts,
and voices into her mind. She also described directed-energy
harassment such as laser strikes, acoustic targeting, and
central nervous system manipulation. Interestingly, much of the
technology she described has been, in the ensuing years,
confirmed by the work of authors such as Dr. Robert O. Becker,
and Captain Paul E. Tyler. Both of whom have described
experiments done by researchers in these specific areas.
DOROTHY BURDICK, author of _Such Things Are Known_
What made you want to write a book about your experiences?
Well desperation mostly. I couldn't get anybody to do anything
about it, or suggest how it could be done. Being a naturally
curious person, I put my own thesis together; let's put it that
way. This stuff is classified, or was at that time. A lot of it
has, I think, been let out.
If it was classified, how did you find out about it?
I talked to people. I talked to a lot of people, and I know how
to use a medical library, and a physics library. Basically, what
I did was to read all the media. Things like high-tech, science
news, anything that related to the subject at all, in any way.
Did you have any trouble getting the book published?
What I did was publish it myself.
Did you shop it around to publishers?
Yes, I sent it to an agent and they simply told me that it was
not the kind of thing they could publish. When I tried to go the
newspaper route, I had a friend that was a lawyer, so I was
familiar with the Washington press, and he said there was no way
that any reputable newspaper would publish any of this stuff.
Did they give you a specific reason why they wouldn't publish it?
Well, they did not give me a specific reason, but I assume it's
because they are pretty well controlled by the US government, and
its agencies. I sent it to every Congressman on the US Select
Committee, and every Senator.
Do you think the publishers knew that they shouldn't publish it
because of the nature of the information?
I don't know whether it was that, or they thought it was such a
crazy story that it wouldn't catch on.
What kind of comments, criticisms, or feedback did you get about
Really nothing uncomplimentary. I got a lot of "you should see a
psychiatrist" kind of stuff. Many were just glad they had found
If you were going to revise the book, what would you change?
I think more, and more, of the technology has been coming out,
and I think we are more willing to accept the fact that we live
in a satellite world. That's the first thing that is hardest to
grasp. We depend on satellite communications, and they can
eavesdrop almost anywhere on the face of the earth. If you bug
somebody they can observe, and listen, 24 hours a day if they
Are you still being harassed?
In the same way that you described in the book, or has it
changed in any way?
Some, yes, it's very hard. I'm sure it's a computer voice thing
because you get the same voices all the time, and it changes at
random. Whether it's male, female, or what it is, OK? This has to
be a very expensive operation. I can't imagine that anyone would
be able to do it except as part of a psychological experiment, or
that it would be government connected. I suspect they do this in
an effort to find out what happens. I think we have been guinea
pigs before in many other experiments, in many other ways, and
unknowingly you see. They don't tell you. They just do it.
Have you ever met anyone who was being harassed in the same way
that you are, and talked to them about it?
I have never met anybody except by phone who would admit to it,
or write me a letter, and admit to it I have tried to help some
of these people simply by talking to them on the phone, or
answering their letters.
Are you still in touch with any of these people?
No, I have quite a lot to do, and as a result I don't want to
give it any more time than I have to because right now. As you
know, I'm in the middle of a move. I have some real writing I
want to do in a subject in which I am well qualified. I'm a
dietian. I keep collecting ideas for an improvement on the last
book, because perhaps the time has come for this book. I simply
can't afford to publish it myself again. My thought was if you
could put it a hundred years in the future. It would be like,
So you want write a fiction based on your experiences?
Yeah, just call it fiction, without being so specific about it,
and I thought I'd give it a ripple you know, but I haven't done
too much about it except cull my files, and collect information
that I thought was interesting.
Do you have any advice for other victims of the type of
harassment you have experienced?
There are two things you can do. You can find ways of
tranquilizing yourself. I think meditation is a very good way.
Make sure you don't get over-tired. If anybody in this more
productive world can find a way not to get tired; I'd like to
hear about it. You can always find somebody to talk to in
psychology, or psychiatry, but I don't imagine you'll get too
much support. Find someone you can trust.
Do you recommend shielding techniques to defend against this type
I am not enough of an expert on it to be sure, but I know that
they have built such things. One of the things that's been
mentioned is white-noise. I got a white-noise machine through the
mail. It was suppose to deal out every frequency, but they can
get through. Maybe it wasn't strong enough.
Speaking of shielding, in your book you describe an experiment
where you were put into a Faraday cage.
Yes, and I later found out that this was a phony thing. I feel
very badly about some of the people who are involved in what I
call disinformation. There was no question that that was a
set-up, and they wanted to see what would happen. A particular
person that I sat [in the Faraday cage] for, is into societies
for parapsychologies of various kinds. They encourage you to
believe in parapsychology. I find that they have infiltrated
junior colleges; especially with what is really adult
entertainment. They put it on to add to their income. They rent
out the room and the professor gets a certain amount, and the
college gets a certain amount. They will get somebody who may be
qualified, or may not be qualified, in psychology, and they will
give a course in reading auras. The mix it up with eastern
religions, and what comes through is a bunch of b.s. You know
what happened to Kubler-Ross, she moved to the east coast, I
can't remember where, and is involved in working with people,
but she has harassment. She went south of the Mason-Dixon line.
I don't know whether that is because she is the south, which is
one possibility, or because she was being harassed in California,
and they tried to embarrass her a great deal there. I first got
on to her in _California Magazine_, and everybody knows who she
is, because she came up with the four stages of dying. I think
this whole thing has hurt a lot of good people.
So you think that the results that you got from the experiment
with the Faraday cage were not what actually happened?
No, and I don't think there was any purpose except to take up my
time and find out what I thought about it.
Do you think that trying to stay physically, and emotionally,
healthy is beneficial to defend against mind control?
That's hard to do and I think some of this jogging is so that
people can get away from it. They hope to block what they're
hearing with their radios. But that's just an observation. I
don't know if it's true, or not, and naturally they're not going
Are you implying that a lot of people know that something strange
is going on, but they don't want to admit it, or talk about it,
either to themselves, or to others?
I'm sure it's from coast to coast. They don't want to talk about
it, because they think it will just lead to more trouble. The
other thing you will find is that you can be mis-heard on the
phone very easily once they get on it. They can distort numbers.
Some words don't come across quite the way you would like. There
is no question. You must have known that we have had
eavesdropping on telephone lines in this country since very long
ago, in the sixties at least. I don't worry about it to much
anymore. In the beginning it bothered me. It really doesn't now.
Have you ever used some type of device to try to detect what is
being done to you?
No, because I always figured that the government had much
better, more expensive stuff, than I did. And that they could
probably overcome anything I might try, or use.
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