Are you concerned about being abducted by aliens? Do you stay up at night worried about alien telepathy? Then you need the Thought Screen Helmet. For less than US$35 you can sleep at night or drive into secluded areas without a worry in the world – except that of course you are far more likely to be killed in a car accident than to have your mind controlled by beings from another world.
There has been a major development in the technology involving the manufacturing of tin foil hats. Michael Menkin runs the Stop Alien Abduction website and he has instructions on how to make your very own hat (made from a plastic resin rather than tin) that he claims that it will prevent the aliens from being able to communicate with people telepathically, which in turn will mean that potential abductees cannot be immobilised in order to be taken away for a probing.
Essentially to construct this amazing device, you take one standard hat and you stuff as many layers of Velostat into it as possible.
He has truly inspirational testimonials on the website such as:
“Since trying Michael Menkin’s Helmet, I have not been bothered by alien mind control. Now my thoughts are my own. I have achieved meaningful work and am contributing to society.
My life is better than ever before. Thank you Michael for the work you are doing to save all humanity.”
It truly requires an extraordinary worldview that is based upon either an incredibly strong personal experience (which is most likely to be explained through psychological explanations) or the reliance on a huge amount of flimsy evidence. The underlying assumptions of this technology include:
- That there are intelligent aliens (which is in my view is quite possible)
- That these aliens can travel vast distances
- That these aliens visit the earth
- That they can communicate telepathically
- The aliens can immobilise you telepathically
- That Velostat, a plastic resin, will prevent such communication.
The evidence supplied for the effectiveness of the hats is that:
“From 1999 to 2008 over 100 people abducted by aliens have reported using thought screen helmets and hats made with Velostat. Since 1999 only two abductees were taken when they wore thought screen helmets with Velostat. Most of the other abductees using thought screen helmets reported success. Some abductees could not be reached after they tried their thought screen helmets.”
So they were still abducted when they wore the hats, but then they were not abducted. It does not make sense.
However Menkin and his tin foiled collaborators appear to be a fringe group within a fringe group, UFOlogists have distanced themselves from these claims and have described the hats as ridiculous (see here). If only the UFOlogists could turn some of that skepticism onto some of their own claims.