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Mobile X-Ray Killing Machine Foiled By FBI

Posted 6/20/2013 7:00 am by
"Now say something if these x-rays start killing you, okay?"

“Now say something if these x-rays start killing you, okay?”

So what happens to your brilliant idea when no one wants it?  In the case of two men in upstate New York, their idea for a weapon to be used by the Israelis to kill enemies of the state remotely with the power of X-rays became a terrorist idea for hire.  Glendon Scott Crawford, 49, and Eric J. Feight, 54, invented a mobile x-ray death machine designed to silently kill so-called undesirables.  Crawford, a self-described member of the KKK, contacted two Jewish groups about selling his machine, and when that fell through, they found their way into an FBI trap when they contacted a North Carolina KKK group.

According to John Duncan, the executive assistant US attorney for the Northern District of New York, the device was “intended to be mobile … designed to turn on remotely from some distance away” and would “some dangerous levels of X-ray radiation”  Those who were “subject to this X-ray radiation, would not immediately know that they had been harmed until some days later when they would either be injured, or it could result in their death.”

The device would be three parts.  The machine itself, a power source, and a remote activation trigger.  It was designed to produce fatal levels of radiation, and was described by Crawford as Hiroshima on a light switch.  Thankfully, their plot was never put into action; instead, we’ll still get exposed to normal levels of background radiation like we are every day.

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