|“||To achieve any happiness, you must be paranoid. - Bob Lansberry||”|
Life and timesEdit
In the early 1970s Bob Lansberry began protesting on the streets of Pittsburgh, wearing signs accusing specific government officials of withholding or censoring his mail and subliminally controlling his mind. His signs and fliers proclaiming messages such as WHY CAN'T LANSBERRY GET MAIL? and ARE YOU MIND CONTROLLED? became icons of downtown Pittsburgh life.
Several times during the 1980s, Lansberry ran for public office. In 1984 his campaign carried Kennedy Township in the race for U.S. House, And garnered over 30,000 votes in his bid for clerk of courts, though ultimately losing both races.
During the approximately 30 years that he spent protesting on the street, seeking proof that the government was controlling his mind through a radio receiver in his dental filling, Lansberry wrote frequent letters to the Federal Bureau of Investigation requesting the contents of any files that were kept on him. Several years prior to his death he received over 400 pages of documents from the FBI detailing their interest in his life beginning in 1975, shortly after he took to the streets.
- Street protester
- Project ARTICHOKE
- United States President's Commission on CIA activities within the United States
- Learning From The Legacy Of Lansberry - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- Don't Call Me Crazy On The 4th Of July - Documentary about Bob Lansberry at Google Video
- Don't Call Me Crazy On The 4th Of July Homepage
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Robert Roy Lansberry|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||American street protester and mind control activist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 8, 1930|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|DATE OF DEATH||June 10, 1999|
|PLACE OF DEATH||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|