Respectful Insolence

Ever since I started this little vanity bit known as Your Friday Dose of Woo, lo, these nearly three years ago, when I introduced the waiting blogosphere to the woo-tastic quantum homeopathic stylings of Lionel Milgrom, I’ve occasionally wondered if I had started out with too much woo. I mean, Milgrom is a really hard act to follow, so densely does he blend together the most amazing hard core homeopathic woo combined with quantum pseudoscientific posturings that put Deepak Chopra to shame, all tied together with the most awesomely dense, yet ultimately meaningless, equations that look like something they put on that blackboard in The Day The Earth Stood Still (the original, not the lame Keanu Reeves remake), only less comprehensible. I was concerned that I had, if you’ll excuse the vulgarity, shot my wad, metaphorically speaking, leaving nothing for the future.

In retrospect, I needn’t have worried. Many were the candidates for Your Friday Dose of Woo that gave Milgrom a run for his quantum homeopathic money. (Homeopathic money? does that mean someone took a tiny shaving of money and serially succussed it to a 30C dilution?) And, even now, although it’s admittedly less common than it once was, I still occasionally find a bit of woo that truly knocks my socks off, a woo that brings back that first rush of realization of the joy of woo that I felt the first time I laid eyes upon one of Milgrom’s quantum homeopathic equations and “quantum coupling” between homeopathic practitioner, patient, and remedy.

This is one such bit of woo. Meet Dr. Fred Bell. I even feel a bit of a connection with Dr. Bell, too. Not only was he born in southeast Michigan, but he went to the University of Michigan, my alma mater. Let’s meet him briefly before we launch into his most delightfully woo-ful site:

Because of his strange heritage young Dr. Fred Bell was propelled into science at a very early age. And at age 14, he was not only working at the University of Michigan on nuclear energy projects, but was also inducted into the U.S. government’s project called M. K. Ultra. This early mind control research covered such topics as past life regression, and the popular remote viewing used today by the CIA and other intelligence gathering factions worldwide. While working University of Michigan Dr. Bell had the priviledge of working under the mentorship of Dr. Katz. Dr. Katz came over here, as an honored scientist, previously working for the 3rd Reich under Adolph Hitler. Wernher von Braun and Dr. Katz both were transferred here by the American government under an operation known as Operation Paperclip. While working for Dr. Katz in the Randolph Laboratory at the University of Michigan, Dr. Bell worked on a magnetic disintegration project later known as the Philadelphia Experiment, a high temperature fusion experiment, a bubble project later known as Cold Fusion, shockwave experimentation that led to the classification of high altitude nuclear blasts, underground nuclear blasts, nuclear explosions over water and nuclear explosions at ground level. In addition, Dr. Bell worked with the University of Michigan’s Cyclotron doing experimentation with the bombardment of nuclear particles and their collisions involving reverse time as observed in a Wilson Cloud Chamber. As a result of this, Dr. Bell built the World’s first time machine called the T-1 Time Travel Transposer that allows time travel into the future in increments of microseconds.

I. Am. In. Awe. Of. This. Man’s. Woo.

If we are to believe this, Dr. Bell did all of this before he turned 17, because at the age of 16:

At 16 years of age he was interned at the United States Army Biological Weapons Division in Little Rock, Arkansas. On his 17th birthday, he was transferred into the United States Airforce. There he began working on highly classified projects, several involving early warning radar defense systems and the detection and tracking of extraterrestrial craft.

Now we’re talkin’! It’s not enough for him to have done cold fusion, nuclear blasts, and time travel, but Dr. Bell just had to be into extraterrestrials (more on that later). After stints in the military and private industry doing all the woo that he does so well, what’s Dr. Bell doing now? You should be able to guess:

Today Dr. Bell is a practicing naturopath, scientist and environmentalist, and political activist, and has been currently working worldwide with programs that include a proper conduct of school systems, autistic children, and other problems that develop and effect the growth factor of our young up-and-coming society. He spent 20 years with a National Health Federation, a U.S. based group that has promoted an individuals freedom, to choose the type of health-care, freedom to choose the various vitamins and minerals and dietary elements that best works for them.

Of course he has. Oh, and he’s a homeopath as well. Indeed, Dr. Bell is truly a Renaissance man of woo, a veritable Leonardo da Vinci! No woo is beyond him; he has mastered them all. Indeed, he’s like Tom Bombadil (for you Lord of the Rings fans), as Goldberry describes him:

The trees and the grasses and all things growing or living in the land belong each to themselves. Tom Bombadil is the Master. No one has ever caught old Tom walking in the forest, wading in the water, leaping on the hill-tops under light and shadow. He has no fear. Tom Bombadil is master.

That’s Dr. Bell. The Master of All Woo. But where, you ask? Where did he learn to be such a Woo Master Supreme? He may have been born with natural talent, but that is not enough. He needed someone to mold it, to train him, to forge his talent to a razor sharp edge that allows him to cut through all rationality and science in order to bring pseudoscience to the masses. So where did he go? Being a huge fan of both Fantastic Four and Doctor Strange, I totally love where Dr. Bell went train in the Art of Woo. Like both Dr. Strange and Doctor Doom, he went to the Himalayas. Like Doctor Doom, he became an acolyte of Himalayan Masters (sadly, as far as I can tell, there was no Ancient One to train him):

He then left the defense sector and began studying with Himalayan Masters. During this time he became internationally known as a contactee to a Pleiadean group of extraterrestrial humanoids whom were here to help the people on earth save themselves from their own destructive tendencies. This group comes from a star system 500 light-years from earth.

The Pleiadeans are here to save us from our own destructive tendencies? How nice of them. I have to wonder what’s in it for them. I mean, why on earth would aliens come here from 500 light years away, using technology far beyond ours and likely investing huge amounts of time and effort, all in order to “save us” from ourselves. Could the Pleiadeans be aliens like the Kanamits from that famous Twilight Zone episode To Serve Man, who appear benign in that they provided cures for cancer and other diseases, as well as technology to produce nearly unlimited supplies of food, but in reality have a much darker use for humans. Perhaps Dr. Bell is their human servant, trying to trick people into trusting them.

But I digress.

What I really want to get to is Dr. Bell’s “inventions.” He lays claim to a lot of them, but a couple of them. Let’s see. First we have the Electronic Healing device:

The BioPhoton/OEM – Ozonic Electro-Magnetic Technology is used for lymphatic stimulation and drainage. It utilizes light, sound, electromagnetics, ozone and radio-wave frequencies to assist the body in dissolving blockages and stagnant energy in the body’s fluids and tissue, while increasing oxygen at the cellular level.

Wow. I tip my hat to Dr. Bell. There are at least three major types of woo, all combined into one device! You have your ozone woo, our electronic woo, and your “biophoton” woo. Remember the Advanced Bio-Photon Analyzer? This device looks a bit like a steampunk version of that, and I’m sure it probably works like a steampunk version too. Actually, I consider the whole retro thing a plus. At least the thing looks kind of cool Not $2,995 worth of cool though. Cool bucks if you can get it.

Or perhaps you’d like some pyramid power:

We all understand that pyramids are something special. We see pyramids many times as a shape that is integrated in architectural designs. And yet, what purpose do they have? How can we use them? When we make pyramids for applications for the human body, we use alternate layers of gold, copper and silver, which are “active” metals, within layers of nickel, which is “passive” in nature. This speeds up the Bio-Plasmic Life Force that is the essence of pyramid power. A form of aura photography exists today that shows us directly how our life forces, our “Bio-Plasmic energies” are progressing. In the mid-seventies Bell discovered when exposing the human body to a pyramid that it would increase our energy level and vitality. Why is this? Pyramids block the effect of negative energies and radio frequencies.

And who doesn’t want negative energies blocked? Not me, that’s for sure. On the other hand, given the level of sarcasm I routinely exhibit, woo believers believe that I’m full of negative energy that needs to be purged. Perhaps I should get me hence to a pyramid! But, then, why on earth would I endanger the secret of my blogging success that way?

But my favorite woo product from the fevered mind of Dr. Bell just has to be the Amazing Andromedan Holographic Projector. It’s a really long article (almost Orac-ian in length) that describes the “principles” behind this Pyradyne Holographic Projector. However, I can’t resist just a little excerpt. First , we have the purpose of this device:

This is because the world is changing quickly and good, helpful science must overcome the destructive technologies that are being projected to seize the consciousness of the world and thereby assume Fascist control. One that we will discuss is a two-part Holographic Projector System and how it will allow you to not only drastically change your life, but also the entire world stage. This device has long been needed, as it allows you to see deep within the universe and its mechanisms. The other is a highly modified Power Dome Silver, called the Chrysilladome. The Chrysilladome is a lightweight orgone plated super pyramid with an outer layer of natural pure diamond crystals. When worn on the head accelerates the brain into quantum entanglement focusing mode.

Damn, I really want to experience what would happen if my brain were acceleratedinto quantum entanglement focusing mode. I’ve changed my mind. The Chrysilladome is my favorite device:

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Well, that certainly looks like it can do what Dr. Bell says it can do. But back to the holographic projector:

When using the Projector to change the focus of the hologram, say for example, the greedy influence to a healing influence, the Projectors quantum energy generates an interference pattern in the image of the Operators projected image. That image casts a shadow on the existing image and the power of consciousness moves the reality illusion experienced by the masses. Although this is not an intended purpose, I get calls about winning at gambling tables. Usually the individual is in a personal gratification mode, which is fine, but in the gambling mode there is a high astral presence. Greed runs strong on the lower astral planes, thereby clouding the gamblers intent. This presents an interference pattern on the entanglement pairing, thus demanding a measurement of the location of one of the pairing quantum particles. Therefore there will be no demonstrable result. This is a trap and needs to be taken into consideration. The same goes for healing. Visualize the person to be helped, clearly, as visualizing is an optical (photonic) event and the second part, seeing that person well, (quanta-energizing) sends balancing cell directing entangled electron pairs into that persons DNA.

Could it be that Dr. Bell has found the “healing energy” that reiki masters claim to be able to harness? Or maybe he’s proven the existence of the “life energy” (qi) whose blocked flow is blamed by so many practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine and other practitioners of woo. Maybe, just maybe, Dr. Bell has blown our fragile eggshell minds by tapping into other dimensions, bringing the healing energy here to cure cancer, heard disease, and even the heartbreak of psoriasis.

Nahhh.

What he has done is to demonstrate to me that he’s a worthy competitor to Lionel Milgrom and the DNA activation guy. I bow to Dr. Bell as the Emperor (for now) of the Woo-niverse. Not convinced? Then just check out the sheer scope of the woo he is into. It’s all there: chemtrails, secret underground cities, pyramid power, the holographic projector. In fact, it’s what the holographic projector really does:

This program features one of Dr. Bell’s newest inventions: The Andromedan Holographic Projector. It allows the operator to manipulate space and time conditions.

This fascinating device is a wave machine that employs deep space penetrating design patterns and works with the hologram of reality.

The Projector opens a doorway into the holographic structure of the universe.

This creates a merging scalar field that shifts the consciousness of the hydrogen atom within the cell, into an alternate space-time reality.The Projector cuts of the counterintention and transmutes negative energies.

It literally removes negative energies before they were created. This means once you get in tune with the Projector it will help you achieve any goal! It gets direct results. Plus it…

  • Increases your aibility to express and feel consciousness
  • De-spirals the DNA into the fourth dimension
  • Makes the body become invisible to these rapidly deteriorating environmental conditions

The DNA de-spiraling process of the Projector, makes the body more etheric, moving consciousness comfortably into this new environment. This produces another process, allowing the body to live in a physical environment for extended periods of time without any visible evidence of physical aging

Invisibility? Hell, yes! Sign me up. It would be like the invisibility cloak in Harry Potter, only better.

And, to cement his status, Dr. Bell charges for access to every bit of this spectacularly entertaining woo–and the documentation! What more proof do you know that this is the Emperor of All Woo?

Comments

  1. #1 The Perky Skeptic
    May 1, 2009

    This is pure genius. It’s as if the guy believes every comic book he has ever read– and puts HIMSELF in the starring role!!!

  2. #2 Daniel J. Andrews
    May 1, 2009

    That’s enough woo for a month of Fridays!

    Off-topic: At some point maybe you could write about needling? It is not acupuncture, but deep muscle needling done by some licensed physiotherapists to relieve muscle pain. I’m curious if there is anything to this or if it is just placebo (or perhaps it just feels so good when they’ve stopped needling that you feel wonderful; or endorphins). Thanks.

  3. #3 Lexin
    May 1, 2009

    You’re more intelligent than I am, Orac, but are you sure this isn’t some kind of complicated pisstake? But then I think David Icke is, too. As a friend of mine said, “For all your batshittery needs…look no further.”

  4. #4 skeptyk
    May 1, 2009

    I’ll see your Fred Bell, and raise you a Fred Van Liew. Look him up for some woo, too. (I mention my correspondence with him at the end of this essay: http://www.metaphoria.org/ac4t0403.html) Of course, his website is already breathlessly reposting the Mike Adams paranoia about swine flu. Big old altie echo chamber. Unfortunately, the reverb is going to affect more than the quack-infested.

  5. #5 Mu
    May 1, 2009

    Am I mistaken, or does his resume not mention any institution actually conferring the Dr. title to him? With his illustrious ancestry, he might have been born into it, but commonly one tends to mention one’s alma mater.

  6. #6 Mojo
    May 1, 2009

    As a result of this, Dr. Bell built the World’s first time machine called the T-1 Time Travel Transposer that allows time travel into the future in increments of microseconds.

    That’s nothing! I can travel into the future without a time machine.

    Been doing it all my life…

  7. #7 rob
    May 1, 2009

    yes, invisibility is fine, but will his device help you get a date?

  8. #8 Jesse
    May 1, 2009

    Dr. Bell filed the official complaint of a international government cover-up to the general public of extraterrestrial activity over American skies.

    Sweet Lion of Zion this guy is Off The Rails!

  9. #9 Michael Simpson
    May 1, 2009

    Are we sure this isn’t a huge intentional humor site? It’s like he went through Wikipedia and found every single fringe belief to add to his website.

    Even if he didn’t mean to give us all belly laughs, we should thank him for his sense of humor!

  10. #10 Jen
    May 1, 2009

    “When worn on the head accelerates the brain into quantum entanglement focusing mode.”

    Quantum entanglement focusing mode? I’m not entirely sure I want my brain accelerated into anything to be honest…

  11. #11 hazur
    May 1, 2009

    Orac, may I suggest the name for your (hopefully) coming book: “The Known Woo-niverse”. That would be great… and big, very big.
    Cheers,

  12. #12 Ricahrd Eis
    May 1, 2009

    Cold Fusion leads to nuclear fusion…amazing…

    I stopped there before the hurt began.

  13. #13 Dangerous Bacon
    May 1, 2009

    What Orac’s post really needs is some background music by Man or Astro-Man?

  14. #14 Militant Agnostic
    May 1, 2009

    I liked how he used that mighty Andromoda holomothingy to get get bakc the now rare motorcycle that he sold way back when. That sounds like a good use for such a powerful technology.

    The site looks like an expermiment to find out just how gullible people can be.

  15. #15 bigjohn756
    May 1, 2009

    Well, I must have missed ol’ Freddie in school. I looked in several yearbooks from AAHS but found no Fred Bell. Oh, but I forgot, he was probably already at the UofM about the same time I started high school. Maybe I can find him in one of my JrHi yearbooks. If I can find some of them, I will try to look him up again. Or, maybe he changed his name sometime along the way.

  16. #16 Mu
    May 1, 2009

    That guy’s amazing, but, according to his bio, his dad was even better. Since he claims his dad was a nephew of Alexander Graham Bell, and AG Bell’s last brother died in 1870, that makes his dad more than 100 years old when he moved London Bridge in the 1970s. So his father must not have been so heavily into self promotion as the son, letting Robert P. McCulloch steal the fame for the bridge move.

  17. #17 Rogue Epidemiologist
    May 1, 2009

    Wow. Untreated schizophrenia is a helluve a drug!

    /please tell me that guy was all satire

  18. #18 ???
    May 1, 2009

    Bell had the priviledge of working under the mentorship of Dr. Katz

    Is a “priviledge” something one finds attached to a privy? Is this the point at which the career of Dr. Katz went to the dogs?

    Himalayan Masters

    I think Tiger Woods won that tournament last year.

    This means once you get in tune with the Projector it will help you achieve any goal!

    Someone is certainly projecting.

    The other is a highly modified Power Dome Silver, called the Chrysilladome.

    From all the blue in the picture, I assumed it would be called the Skydome (or perhaps Rogers Centre).

  19. #19 IQXS
    May 1, 2009

    You should have digressed
    more…you were just getting
    to the good part!

    Thank you for the post!
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  20. #20 blf
    May 1, 2009

    The end of this goofball’s bio is rather amusing:

    The picture depicted above is Dr. Fred Bell in his Airforce Days at the age of 18. The motorcycle he is standing by was his brand new 1959 Honda CE-71. The CE-71 today is one of the most sought after and rare motorcycles. Only 390 were ever produced, and today approximately only 15 remain at large. Dr. Bell sold this motorcycle in 1961, right after this picture was taken. Ten years ago Dr. Bell wanted to add a CE-71 back into his motorcycle collection and found out there were none available. The only ones he could find were either owned by the Honda Corporation or in private museum collections. Dr. Bell had only one alternative left to obtain a CE-71, so he put his andromedan holographic projector to the ultimate test. Within 45 days, not only did he have a CE-71 in his possession, but he had serial #2, one of the rarest of the model line. The motorcycle pictured behind Dr. Bell is serial #2 !!! A very exciting story is being composed at this time about this remarkable recovery (44 years out of his possession) and will be presented to the motorcycle industry in the near future. The Famous Bill Silver “Mr. Honda” recently flew in this November 2005 to work on the story mentioned above.

    A quick check does indicate only a few Honda CE-71’s were produced and most later destroyed (apparently after a recall due to issues with the engine). And there is a Bill “Mr Honda” Silver who apparently is an export on Honda motorcycles. But despite those accidental collisions with the trvth, it’s entertaining nonsense.

  21. #21 Flex
    May 1, 2009

    Wow.

    Let’s see, there is no mention of a Dr. Katz in any of the records I can find about Operation Paperclip. Clearly that must be part of a government cover-up.

    The London Bridge was moved to Lake Havasu City in 1968 by Robert P. McCulluch, who founded the city in 1964. Not Fred Bell’s father, like he claims on his website.

    There doesn’t appear to be any record of a Randolph Laboratory at the University of Michigan. Bell was apparently born in 1940, and the University of Michigan appears to have turned its first cyclotron on in 1962 (http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/22317/1/0000762.pdf), which means that Fred aged really slowly to be only 15 when working on the U of M cyclotron. Maybe that’s the time-travel thing again.

    This is the history of Fred from Answers.com:

    Fred Bell, a flying saucer contactee, was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After high school he joined the Air Force. He was trained to work on radar and was stationed at a facility where numerous UFO contacts were tracked. Following his time in the Air Force, he worked with Rockwell International and then as a consultant to various companies in the aerospace industry. It was during this time that he became interested in Eastern spirituality and studied with several spiritual masters. He also obtained a degree in alternative medicine and became a lecturer on behalf of the National Health Federation (an organization advocating freedom of medical choice for the public).

    http://www.answers.com/topic/fred-bell

    Woo-erific indeed.

  22. #22 Techskeptic
    May 1, 2009

    Only 390 were ever produced….but he had serial #2, one of the rarest of the model line.

    uh, isn’t #2 just as rare as #390?

  23. #23 Orac
    May 1, 2009

    There doesn’t appear to be any record of a Randolph Laboratory at the University of Michigan.

    Actually, I seem to recall that there was a building or floor called Randolph Laboratories at U. of M. when I was there, but my memory is a bit fuzzy on it. I think it was in the physics or chemistry department.

  24. #24 Mu
    May 1, 2009

    If he was born in 1940, his dad was sexually active in his 70s. The power is strong in that family.

  25. #25 Militant Agnostic
    May 1, 2009

    Actually, I seem to recall that there was a building or floor called Randolph Laboratories at U. of M. when I was there, but my memory is a bit fuzzy on it. I think it was in the physics or chemistry department.

    Maybe it was only visible to people with enhanced perception
    or its existance has been covered up subsequently. If the latter is the case, your memory had better get a lot fuzzier or the black helicopters will be after you.

  26. #26 justin
    May 1, 2009

    Orac, you missed something really good in this post.

    Isn’t the Electronic Healing Device just a Violet Wand (or Violet Ray)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet_wand

    He is recycling a quack medical device from 1900-1930 era that is now used mostly for BSDM play. And, you can buy a violet ray with similar attachments for about $500 bucks from BSDM stores if you really want one. But if you really want a steampunk looking one, you can still find antique violet wands for a couple hundred dollars. They are kinda cool little toys IMO, they glow violet and shoot out little lighting bolts.

    I couldn’t wade through his site to see if he claimed he invented it, but if he is claiming that, I believe that violet wands are already patented.

  27. #27 David
    May 1, 2009

    I haven’t laughed so much in a long time.

    But, Orac, you passed over one of the best kinds of woo: “The Chrysilladome is a lightweight orgone plated super pyramid…”

    Orgone is the grand-daddy of woo, complete with a government persecution story. Check it out.

  28. #28 Pareidolius
    May 1, 2009

    Come on, this is has to be the Massive Dynamics website doesn’t it? It sure sounds like that Dr. Bell. I must have that pyramid thingy. I am SO getting my brain into quantum entanglement focusing mode, besides, who doesn’t look good in orgone and diamonds?

  29. #29 Wes
    May 1, 2009

    (Homeopathic money? does that mean someone took a tiny shaving of money and serially succussed it to a 30C dilution?)

    I believe that Homeopathic Money is when the homeopath drains every last penny out of some sucker’s bank account, but then points out that the sucker still remembers having money, and that this increases his purchasing power and makes him even more wealthy.

  30. #30 blf
    May 1, 2009

    This cuckoo has a page on LinkedIn which is, in its entirety:

    Dr Fred Bell

    Owner, BBS Radio and Pyradyne

    Location: Greater Los Angeles Area

    Industry: Broadcast Media

    Current: Owner at BBS Radio and Pyradyne

    Connections: 0 connections

    Public Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/8/938/a25

    Dr Fred Bell is not currently open to receiving Introductions or InMail™.

    I love the “0 connections” bit, as making connections is the whole point of LinkedIn. And this goof’s bio is of someone who ought to have a lot of connections, and some rather impressive ones at that.

    Any why is it nutcases who insist on things like “Dr.”? (I’ve no idea if this fruitloop is entitled to call itself “Dr.” or not.)

  31. #31 KeithB
    May 1, 2009

    “This is pure genius. It’s as if the guy believes every comic book he has ever read– and puts HIMSELF in the starring role!!! ”

    Does that make this Mary Sue Woo?

  32. #32 Flex
    May 1, 2009

    Orac wrote, “Actually, I seem to recall that there was a building or floor called Randolph Laboratories at U. of M. when I was there, but my memory is a bit fuzzy on it. I think it was in the physics or chemistry department”

    Possibly. I simply did a few searches on the U of M web portal, for “Randolph Lab”, “Randolph Laboratory”, Randolph Lab, etc. While I feel my google-fu is pretty good, there still is quite a lot which exists outside the scope of google. (gasp!)

    I was more interested in the cyclotron to be honest, I thought it had been around at least a decade earlier than what I could dig up.

  33. #33 Matthew Cline
    May 1, 2009

    Well, I know that I’d put my faith in the medical advice of someone who claimed to have been working in a top-secret government organization at the age of fourteen.

  34. #34 Blind Squirrel FCD
    May 1, 2009
    if you’ll excuse the vulgarity, shot my wad

    No need to apologize, the expression refers to the packing (as opposed to the patch) under the charge in a shotgun. Thus, you have taken your shot.

  35. #35 Melody
    May 1, 2009

    Sounds like he wanted to be a science fiction writer but his manuscripts were so bad he got tired of being rejected and decided to become a pusher of woo.

  36. #36 pathgirl
    May 1, 2009

    All I can say is…WOW, that’s a crap-ton of woo. I need to go de-gunk my brain.

  37. #37 Man Called True
    May 1, 2009

    …MKULTRA? This guy seriously claims to have participated in MKULTRA?

    I am at a loss for words. On the plus side, it lets me give a link to one of my favorite MSTings.

    http://www.nabiki.com/mst/j_acid/monar3ja.html

  38. #38 Ktesibios
    May 1, 2009

    The bit about “changing the consciousness of the hydrogen atom” is priceless, truly worthy of Howland Owl, and the “electronic healing” gadget does look like the violet ray thingies that were popular among quacks back in the day. I saw a collection of them at the Julia Bullette tavern in Virginia City NV.

    But looking around the same site as the electronic healing page I found something even cooler:

    This unit weighs about 8 lbs and is 19 inches tall and 36 inches wide. It produces sound healing tones across the Hydrogen spectrum and is tuned towards the Ultraviolet spectrum. The Ultraviolet is the doorway to the Astral Plane, where in all healing, astral projection, and time travel begins.
    It was developed by Randy Masters for Pyradyne, based on the information contained in Dr. Bells book, “Rays of Truth Crystals of light”.
    The original Hydrogen map was made by Johan Jacob Balmer in the 1800’s. It consists of 34 laboratory tuned, within .02% chines, that span the sound from 3645 to 3565 Angstroms.
    The Pyradyne Hydrogen Amplifier is being introduced at an amazing low price of $1500.00. The retail price is slanted to be around $2500.00

    Source

    Umm, a sound wave with a wavelength of 3500 Angstoms would have a frequency of over 3 GHz, assuming the sound is propagating in air at about 1130 m/s. Ain’t no such sound.

    When you look at the picture it’s obvious that this is the WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE WIND CHIME.

  39. #39 Susannah
    May 2, 2009

    This creates a merging scalar field that shifts the consciousness of the hydrogen atom within the cell, into an alternate space-time reality.The Projector cuts of the counterintention and transmutes negative energies.

    Was that English?

  40. #40 blf
    May 2, 2009

    Great! “Dr. Fred Bell, Scientist, Former NASA Engineer, Pioneer in Extraterrestrial Technology” will be presenting a seminar “designed to learn [sic] how to create a strong immune system and a healthy body.” We can “Learn how to use pyramid systems to reach greater consciousness.” And there’s a promise of “More information on this seminar, coming soon!”. This not-to-be-missed learning opportunity is on May 26th, 27th & 28th, in Laguna Beach (where “Dr.” Bell’s company, Pyradyne, apparently is). For a mere 599USD (1100USD per couple) we can all listen to this amazing, er, visionary.

    Oh, wait. Crap. That was in 2006. And no other seminars are listed. I’m sooooooooo disappointed!

  41. #41 Everbleed
    May 2, 2009

    We need a Wooseum.

    We could all chip in a few beans and buy some of Freddy’s crap and put it on display.

    Charge admission. Let’s see, 5 bucks a head for admission… times 100 of us anti-wooers… makes 500 bucks!

    We need to start reproducing immediately. You know… increase the gate.

    I laughed I cried… I forwarded.

    I love Orac.

  42. #42 khan
    May 2, 2009

    Happeh has responded to: Your Friday Dose of Woo: The Worldwide Wanker of Woo

    http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2009/04/your_friday_dose_of_woo_the_worldwide_wa.php#comment-1605785

  43. #44 Joseph Hertzlinger
    May 2, 2009

    Dr. Katz? Isn’t Katz a Jewish name? Would a Jew work for the 3rd Reich?

  44. #45 IBY
    May 3, 2009

    Once upon a time, Gardner suggested that there were 8 types of intelligence in his multiple intelligence theory. Now we know a ninth one: the wooish one. It is the ability to make up any stuff,and spread it around as if it were true, ideas so out there that any other person might be conserned about him or her. If so, Fred Bell is truly a genius, more of a genius of woo than I am good at science and math. Unfortunately, that is where all his genius extends to, while all the other areas are severely lacking, which seems to be a syndrome for all people with wooish intelligence.

  45. #46 Tim
    May 3, 2009

    Thats it. No more Friday does of woo, nothing can ever surpass this guy, he is the absolute zero, the perfect fluid, the perfect vacuum of woo.

  46. #47 TGGP
    May 4, 2009

    “Pyramid power” was the perfect defense for a pyramid scheme that swept California in the ’80s. Anybody pointing out it was a pyramid scheme was just giving it free advertising!

  47. #48 Chelydra
    May 4, 2009

    For the full experience you need to listen to the web page all the way through. It starts out with a thunderstorm, an owl and a frog, then transitions into music with a low voiceover of a woman saying something about how “the world will know.”

    This is pure genius. It’s as if the guy believes every comic book he has ever read– and puts HIMSELF in the starring role!!!

    Bell’s bio is very reminiscent of Dr. Buckaroo Banzai, except of course that Banzai actually had his own comic series.

  48. #49 Jeff Read
    May 10, 2009

    Wow, a guy who even surpasses “Dr.” Patrick Flanagan in terms of sheer comic-book-style pseudoscience. People like these are boundless sources of mirth and merriment, a.k.a. EPIC LULZ.

  49. #50 Rick McGrath
    August 13, 2010

    I actually know a guy who is a disciple of Freddy (& the Dreamers) and who wears one of those wacky head pyramids… he wants the $8,000 diamond-studded pyramid, but is convinced he’d have to have to go to the dentist first, as the “power” would melt the amalgam in his fillings… yeah, I’ve been trying to sell him either florida real estate or the brooklyn bridge…

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