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sasazuka - 2013-05-27

I'm not kidding about the typewritten statement. My first real semi-direct exposure to paranoid schizophrenics was via lenghty, rambling multi-page diatribes they'd leave around in places like the metal phonebook shelf below pay phones. One of the key symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia is often "hypergraphia", the overwhelming urge to write. Gail Chord Schuler/Gabrielle Chana's website (as well as her "novel") is like the modern equivalent to the typewritten statements, but I see the guy in this video prefers kicking it old school crazy.

The first half of this video is a CBS local news report from Sacramento about the guy who can't stop calling 911 about the directed energy weapon satellites he thinks are targeting him, but then "osiinformers" just layers on the crazy. I'm not sure how often the authorities they put in quotation marks can respond to his calls about fantasy sci-fi weapons before they can reasonably come to the conclusions that the guy is nuts.

Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - 2013-05-28

Sorry cant help but notice many long comments on this "hypergraphia" themed video :p

EnochEmery - 2013-05-27

Before the Internets it was quite common to see these people's diatribes and manifestos posted in public. I remember one particularly obsessed guy in Chicago that would glue several sheets of his stuff on traffic signs and lights all over the city. My particular favorite was titled "HELL IS A MILLION DEGREES SO STAY MARRIED" done in a bizarre scrawl that encompassed several sheets of paper. Since he used glue they were difficult to remove and the city must have spent a large sum of money getting them off. Someone tracked him down and found that he was a schizophrenic Jewish man that had opted for his own brand of hardcore Catholicism.

Albuquerque Halsey - 2013-05-27


Jet Bin Fever - 2013-05-28

Bless you.

Sexy Duck Cop - 2013-05-27

There's this awesome book I've never read called The Three Christs of Ypsilanti. It's the true account of an unscrupulous doctor at a Michigan asylum that decides to treat three men who all believe they are Jesus Christ by putting them in a room together and debate which one is the real Jesus. His incredibly unethical experiment revealed fascinating things about the nature of delusion; apparently, each of the three patients could make a perfectly rational argument explaining why the other "Christ" was delusional. None of the barriers materialized until the question was turned on themselves.

I guess I bring this up because I'd love to put this guy and some GANGSTALKERS in a room together with Gabrielle Chana. Let one accuse Vladimir Putin of firing satellite microwaves at Elvis while another accuses Vladimir Putin of having sex with Elvis.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2013-05-27

He did later say it was unethical, but I do think it had value. Where it went off the rails was when they started trying to fuck with the patients the same way that... well, people like us might do.

Has there been any value in having similar delusions confront/contrast/interact with each other? I can see in some cases it could strengthen the psychosis by making a support structure with other "victims," but in the case of having several Jesuses (Jesi?), I can at least see it maybe shaking something loose or giving some hint into how these things work.

kingofthenothing - 2013-05-27

Why not do something straightforward, like a miracle contest?

"Let's see who can walk on this filled bathtub."


"let's see who here can heal the mental illness of the other patients."

Just ask them over and over again to do something, anything at all that would be miraculous. Heal the sick. Bring a dead bird back to life. Something.

What would really be a trip would be if you tried that out, and the placebo effect worked. Say, maybe a patient believes one of them really is Jesus, and "Jesus" puts hands on the patient and suddenly the patient starts acting right. That... would be something. What would happen if the Jesuses tried to cure each other's mental illnesses?

memedumpster - 2013-05-28

"Okay, Oh Lords, this Friday is group therapy party, so here's six jugs of water... don't disappoint us."

BorrowedSolution - 2014-01-21

It's actually quite a good read; if you think the miracle test would work on them you're sadly mistaken. Don't you watch these videos? If these people were amenable to logic and good sense this wouldn't be a thing.

chumbucket - 2013-05-27


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