Ghost Tape Number Ten

From Wikipedia:

Operation Wandering Soul was a propaganda campaign and large scale psychological warfare attempt exercised by U.S. forces during the Vietnam War...

U.S. engineers spent weeks recording eerie sounds and altered voices, which pretended to be killed Viet Cong, for use in the operation, with the intended purpose of instilling a sense of turmoil within the enemy, the desired result being for the soldier to flee his position. The tape, dubbed Ghost Tape Number Ten, was played on loudspeakers outside U.S. bases.

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Mar 10, 2021
     Category: Military | Paranormal | Cacophony, Dissonance, White Noise and Other Sonic Assaults

Number nine. Number nine. Number nine.

I kept expecting John Lennon's voice to make an appearance.
Posted by KDP on 03/10/21 at 07:22 PM
@KDP, my thoughts exactly. Were the Viet Cong genuinely spooked by this, or did they just figure they were listening to a trippy acid rock album?
Posted by Brian on 03/10/21 at 09:22 PM
That reminds me of "Joke Warfare" -- In WWII Britain, a man writes a joke so funny, anyone hearing it laughs themselves to death. The military weaponizes it, translating it into German and having troops shout it as they run into battle. It devastates the enemy.

One great point is that before Google turned completely evil, they programmed Google Translate to show: [Fatal Error] when someone wants to translate the joke back into English.

(In case no one recognizes this classic, it was a creation of Monty Python.)
Posted by Phideaux on 03/10/21 at 10:05 PM
When it became time to assault Noriega in the Apostolic Nunciature in Panama, apparently heavy rock music had developed enough that it could be used as is. "I Fought the Law" by the Clash was a biggie there.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 03/12/21 at 01:22 PM
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