Robert Roy Lansberry (May 8, 1930 - June 10, 1999) was a philosopher, consumer advocate, mind control activist, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's most famous and beloved street protester.

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.

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NAME Lansberry, Bob
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