Wilhelm Reich: Cloudbusting UFO’s
– The Cloudbuster, invented by Wilhelm Reich –
Wilhelm Reich, a mad scientist, a genius, or the defender of the Universe? Reich invented the cloudbuster, which he claimed could disperse unwanted clouds from the sky. He said that if you pointed the cloudbuster at a clear sky long enough it would create new clouds as well. Reich worked under Sigmund Freud as a psychoanalysts for many years and some would say he was one of the most radical figures in the history of psychiatry. He had written several books on sexuality and other various Freudian-like studies and was close friends with Freud for some time. They even lived near one another for a short while. He promoted the ideas of using contraceptives, abortion, and divorce and would often go into people’s homes to study their sexual behaviors. Despite his many years of work as a psychoanalysts the invention of the cloudbuster and his belief of orgone energy were his claims to fame.
Some of you may be wondering what a cloudbuster is. Well, this is what Wikipedia has to say about it: It consists of an array of metal pipes. The front ends of the pipes are all to be pointed at the patch of sky the operator wishes to affect, while the back ends of the pipes are attached to hoses. The other ends of the hoses are submerged in a source of running water. Some cloudbuster designs also call for an orgone accumulator box to be built around the junction between the pipes and the hoses, and still other designs call for small amounts of radioactive material to be placed in this orgone accumulator box along with the pipes and hoses.
Well that sounds dangerously cool somehow right? What else can it do? – According to Wilhelm Reich his invention of the cloudbuster also has the power to defeat the aliens. He claimed that cigar shaped alien spaceships would hover above his lab at times, and that when he pointed the cloudbuster at them they would leave because it would disable their craft if they didn’t. He would often hunt for UFOs with his son and they claimed to have shot several of them down. Armed with two cloudbusters, they had fought what Reich called a “full-scale interplanetary battle” Not that he ever proved that the events took place but who knows, maybe he was onto something. Some thought he was insane, of course.
In 1956 one of Reich’s associates sent an accumulator to another state by mail, which at the time violated a federal shipping law. When taken to court Reich received two years in prison for contempt. The government sent agents to his lab to destroy many of his books and work. A few months later more than six tons of books were collected and burned in the New York public incinerator including any found copies he had written of The Sexual Revolution, Character Analysis and The Mass Psychology of Fascism and many of his other works.
On November 3rd, 1957 Reich was found dead in his cell bed at the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary. He was 60 years old when he passed away.
Cloudbusting isn’t to be confused with cloud seeding – that’s a different (proven) topic altogether. But in both cases you have mankind creating devices to manipulate nature into acting as we please. Tell me, what do you think about that? Should mankind be allowed to alter nature? We do it in many ways, including creating new genes for the food we eat. I won’t be surprised when the cataclysmic events begin to happen more often, nor will I wonder how zombies came to be a reality when that happens either. And when the food is gone one thing is certain, mankind will eat one another to survive as they did in Rome, as they did in Jamestown, as they did in the Donners Party.
Until next time…
~ WIlliam C. Raustler