From Anon HQ:
While the Pokemon Go craze continues to spread across the world, a number of troublesome stories about the app and its GPS features are coming to light. While drivers crash into the back of police cars and teenagers mindlessly cross busy highways – whilst searching for their favorite virtual 90s creatures – others are delving into the darker mysteries surrounding the app and Pokemon franchise as a whole.
An activist discovered a declassified document from the Army’s National Ground Intelligence Center, after filing a Freedom of Information Act request. Shockingly, the report revealed that the U.S. Army intended to weaponise an episode of the popular 90s children’s program, Pokemon.
On December 16, 1997 thousands of children across Japan sat in front of their televisions, eagerly awaiting the latest episode of Pokemon. However, upon watching the episode, as many as 700 children experience seizures and were rushed to hospital.
The episode, called ‘Electric Soldier Porygon’, featured a scene in which Pikachu uses his lightning powers to blow up missiles. The flashing pulses within this scene caused the children to experience the unusual seizures. As a result, the episode was banned from airing, even in edited form. The effects of the episode were so damning, the entire show was removed from the air for four months.
While the world began to speculate what had caused the children’s reaction to the episode, the U.S. Army researched the episode in an attempt to weaponize it. Imagine it: The U.S. Army in possession of a visual weapon that could overload the viewers brain and cause them to convulse.
According to the Army’s findings, the application of “electromagnetic pulses” could force neurons to fire at once, causing a “disruption of voluntary muscle control,” reads a description …