"He did a lot of LSD when he was young." Is that supposed to explain how Philip Garrido invented a gadget to "control sound" with his "mental powers" while impregnating a girl he kidnapped and kept as a sex slave?
Somewhere between kidnapping Jaycee Dugard, keeping her as a sex slave, forcing her to bear several of his children, and proclaiming that this process cured him of his pedophelia, Garrido blogged under the name of THEMANWHOSPOKEWITHHISMIND. The least sick and most coherent of his writings explains that he desperately wants to patent a new gadget:
This document is to affirm that I Phillip Garrido have clearly demonstrated the ability to control sound with my mind and have developed a device for others to witness this phenomena. by using a sound generator to provide the sound, and a headphone amplification system, (a device to focus your hearing so as to increase the sensitivity of what one is listening to) I have produced a set of voices by effectively controlling the sound to pronounce words through my own mental powers.
Sure, the gadget sounds like something straight out of a nice sci-fi read and something we'd love to play around with, but it's straight from the hallucinations of a man with issues that I can't stomach listing.
BoingBoing's Xeni Jardin ends her write up about Garrido with the words "May he rot in hell" and I don't think any of us will disagree with the sentiment. Hell, one of our own editors expressed his feelings a bit more visually. [BoingBoing]