Human Orgasm, To The Weather, To Alien Invasion
Trying to link orgasms, the weather, and alien invasions sounds downright ridiculous. But not to Psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich. He managed to draw a straight line between the three. Through his experiments, he found an energy called orgone, supposedly responsible for everything, including orgasms, the weather, and aliens. In the 1950s, he was convinced aliens were trying to manipulate this energy. To fight the aliens, he and his son built Cloudbusters, a row of tubes attached to hoses. They immersed the hoses in water and aimed them at the sky. The FDA stopped his experiments and arrested him. The rest of his life was a downfall, in that he was “denied nearly everywhere, diagnosed as suffering from “paranoia manifested by delusions of grandiosity and persecution,” Reich died of a heart attack in the federal penitentiary at Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1957. He was 60 years old and had served nine months of a two-year sentence.” He could never convince anyone of his outlandish science experiments (Washington Post).