We are saddened to announce the passing last weekend of our esteemed friend and colleague John Norseen, whose words and videos have provided much information and entertainment to us over the last few years. He was 53.
John was introduced to us as an employee of Lockheed Martin, as a semiotics specialist and brain researcher in the area of Biofusion, a field of study which turned out to mean the weaponization of the mind. Johns many emails became the source material for a manuscript, "Outlaw Technology", which remains unpublished, though aspects of it have appeared on this website. In our lengthy correspondence, I found John to be unusually forthcoming on all those weird topics that Intelligence types refrain from discussing---from mind control, to UFOs, to underground labs, to psychotronic technology, to life after death, to telepathy, Zero Point Energy, psychic warfare, to time portals and all those myriad venues of contemporary myth-making that constitute the shadow cast by a mechanistic and reductionist Science. As such, he was a true anomaly among men; well trained intellectually and scientifically, a consultant to numerous branches of the military, think tanks and alphabet agencies, and by my reckoning, a witness to many of the things we casually dismiss as over-the-top nonsense. It is also intensely ironic that at a very challenging point in his professional and personal life, John discovered a wealth of support and friendship among the creative and free thinking community of individuals he reached out to over the last several years of his life.
In spite of his preoccupation with fringe ideas and technology, as a person John was a very conventional individual. He prayed at church, adored his wife and children and dog, loved Penn State football games, lived in a suburb and was passionate about the United States of America, the Armed Services and the people who served with him professionally, both in the service and in industry. In spite of these virtues, John was possessed with an almost heretical belief that something deep and important was missing in his life, creating profound bouts of depression. This conflict became apparent to me through many conversations where I took the role of Devil's Advocate, challenging the morality of the research initiatives he participated in or described. We had finally reached the point in this argument where it was scheduled to become a public debate this fall, at the Pell Center for International Relations in Newport, R.I, thanks to its Director, Dr. Peter Liotta, who recognized in this deliberation an echo of Senator Pell's own fascination and struggle with these topics. It is a wonderful testimony to John that he would stand up in front of an audience of this kind and be willing to publicly confront issues that are so universally swept under the rug by politicians, military and media alike.
I have to believe, in retrospect, that John witnessed things he could not entirely live with, and in turned rebelled against them in a fundamentally deep way, which perhaps he didn't entirely understand himself. We mourn his loss. We grieve with his family and friends, and we wish there were more like him to carry on this debate.