Are you concerned about being abducted by aliens, especially considering the inevitable result of being strapped down naked to an examining table and probed in ways you'd prefer not to think about?
You, apparently, are not alone. And a fellow named Michael Menkin has done something about it.
He has invented a hat that stops the aliens from being able to get in touch with your brain.
So what we have here is a higher-tech version of taking a couple of sheets of Reynolds Wrap and smooshing it over your head. It's a tight-fitting cap made of Velostat, which I had never heard of before, but which Wikipedia explained was "a packaging material made of a polymeric foil (polyolefines) impregnated with carbon black to make it electrically conductive." The stuff looks, from the photographs, a little like Naugahyde.
Which means that the photographs of people wearing the things look like they're wearing a beanie made from a 1970s loveseat. (I'd include some photographs here, except for the fact that there's a big "COPYRIGHTED ALL RIGHTS RESERVED" caption attached to them. However, don't miss out -- you must go to the website and look at the pictures, but I'll warn you not to attempt to drink anything while doing so. I will not be held responsible for damage to your computer that occurs if you do not follow this advice.)
Laugh all you want, Menkin tells us, there are more important things to worry about than looking silly:
The "thought screen helmet" is our only defense in a "telepathic war." I call this device a "thought screen helmet" because it prevents aliens from performing any kind of mental control over us. It blocks out all alien thought so humans can no longer be manipulated or controlled, and it prevents aliens from completing mental communication with us so people cannot be abducted.So let me get this straight. Aliens come across the galaxy, in faster-than-light spacecrafts powered by unimaginably complicated technology, intent on kidnapping a few humans, and they're defeated by... a hat?
And apparently hats aren't the only things the aliens can't figure out:
Aliens have taken ten helmets from abductees and several Velostat lined baseball caps. If you are not wearing a hat they will go through your entire house looking for them. They will not, however, go into a locked cabinet. Before you make a helmet have some kind of cabinet or trunk that you can lock. That way they won’t take it.
All thought is open and controlled in a telepathic society therefore locks are unnecessary. Aliens are unfamiliar with locks and the concept of a lock.So, let's see... aliens can be defeated by hats, locks, and... string:
Almost any kind of tape or string wrapped around the helmet several times will prevent aliens from removing the helmet if they manage to get close to you.And if the hats, locks, and string aren't enough, you'll have to resort to harsher measures -- like Axe Body Spray:
Several abductees report that aliens do not like perfume. One abductee claims that they stopped an abduction by exposing strong cheap perfume to aliens.I dunno. These are beginning to sound like some pretty inept aliens. These sound like somehow the cast of Gilligan's Island learned how to drive a spaceship, and are now bumbling around like buffoons, running into each other and dropping coconuts on the Skipper's toes.
[image courtesy of the Wikimedia Commons]
“I am happy to report that the Thought Screen Helmet has been performing beautifully! It’s been over six months now and NOT ONE INCIDENT! Aside from some of the naive neighborhood kids and their taunting it’s been a blissful period.”
"The hat and helmet work very well and I have experience much relief wearing them. I am however, surprised that the aliens have not found a way to thwart this simple but effective technology. At any rate I am very happy with mine and thank you again for your work."
“Still nothing new to report here...so it must work!”Yup! The only possible explanation for nothing happening is that the hat you're wearing is blocking alien telepathic signals.
Anyhow. I might make myself a hat at some point, because the website gives step-by-step instructions, and supposedly the whole thing costs less than $45. On the other hand, I doubt that the hat will block sarcastic comments from my wife, which is honestly much more of a concern to me than being abducted by aliens. So maybe I'm just as well off going back to tinfoil.