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1960s Subliminal Video of National Anthem Hides MKULTRA Message to ‘Obey’ Government

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It really is like the movie They Live.

Government and television stations have been CAUGHT adding subliminal messages of actual government mind control in this archive footage from the 1960s which, on its face, appears to be an ordinary sign off of broadcasting for the day.

INSTEAD, it’s filled with commands to OBEY GOVERNMENT and regard it as GOD. We break this video down sent to us by someone else who is awake and can SEE (hat tip to Michele Miles Gardiner!):

Some have tried to debunk this. We sincerely hope someone will. Unfortunately, no one has yet, and all the evidence points to the film being 100% legitimate. In fact, multiple viewers have already informed us they remember seeing this film on their televisions in not just the 1960s, but in the 1970s as well.

While others have attempted to argue that this technique didn’t really work so this video is therefore irrelevant, that is entirely NOT THE POINT.

The point is that the government DID THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE.

The point is that the government was attempting to brainwash the American people, and they continued to do so long after the 1960s (and that’s just what we know of on record). Whether or not this particular method failed is irrelevant, they were trying to master brainwashing and mind control and this video is by far just scratching the surface of that research.

Think about how many times the average American may have seen this. Think about how many times this message was played on TVs throughout that time period, every night, night after night, when it’s late and people are just beginning to fall asleep…for years.

Not only did the government attempt to brainwash the public en masse through their television sets to be obedient to government, but there are two references in here to actual government-run mind control projects perpetrated against the American people that were not declassified until the 1970s: MKULTRA and MKNAOMI.

On record, these programs were covert trauma-based mind control operations run by the Central Intelligence Agency’s Scientific Intelligence Division starting after World War II. Former President Bill Clinton even apologized for these projects back in 1995.

While the CIA claims these programs were ‘officially halted’ in 1973, some say there is proof they have never stopped, but instead, have only gotten more sophisticated and gone deeper underground.

Although the national anthem sign off film came out decades earlier, this is straight out of the 1988 movie They Live, the sci-fi film where an elite ruling class has been mass mind controlling the general public to stay obedient and asleep with a subliminal message broadcasted through television signals. The words “obey” and “consume” are used, along with the tagline “They live…we sleep.” In the movie, a man is able to get a pair of sunglasses that allow him to break the programming and see through advertisements and the junk on TV to what is really going on: a mass controlling of the populace.

Are these programs really over? Good question. Consider the fact that, just last month, Activist Post broke a story on leaked documents from the government research arm DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) about a secret mind control program currently going on right now:

“The aim of the program is to remotely disrupt political dissent and extremism by employing ‘Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation’ (TMS) in tandem with sophisticated propaganda based on this technology. TMS stimulates the temporal lobe of the brain with electromagnetic fields.”

And that’s just one example of many government projects regarding the control of our brains.

Who do we really pledge our allegiance to?

Here’s the subliminal message hidden in (ironically or not) our national anthem in the 1960s-era video above:


(These messages are repeated until the finale at the end.)


…and finally…


Related — TV: Your Mind. Controlled.

Melissa Dykes

Melissa Dykes (formerly Melton) is a co-founder of TruthstreamMedia.com. She is an experienced researcher, graphic artist and investigative journalist with a passion for liberty and a dedication to truth. Her aim is to expose the New World Order for what it is — a prison for the human soul from which we must break free.


  1. Jim Reyna

    What you mean it failed? Isn’t there a major political party that believes the government is the answer to everything?

  2. — This particular piece is clearly illegitimate. Even the most cursory study shows that. It is unfortunate, because similar techniques are routinely employed, and the danger is real. No tool, or weapon, remains unused for long. This is a diversion, whether intentional, or just for fun.

    — The methods have evolved since the fifties, although the occasional desperate act of a clandestine Agency, such that demonstrated by the astonishingly poor work of the TWA 800 film, is produced and broadcast in country (illegally). Sometimes a public backlash provokes a poor reflex.

    — Modern methods typically use ZIP, which is similar to compartmentalization. People like, and need, to connect the dots. We do it without thinking. Subliminal messaging, often referred to as predictive programming, is rarely packaged into one piece of work. It is spread out over the field of media, and people Zip it together subconsciously. We are psychologically flanked, and surrounded. Total immersion in the sea of society.

    ……….. Programs ,,,,,,,,,,,

  3. If you look the font is different, whether by Naomi or someone else, the different fonts are suggestive of a hoax.

  4. Hi there, thank you for this fascinating watch and read. Before I proceed to share this topic with my friends and loved ones, I must ask: where was the original national anthem video used in this Youtube video acquired? I’m looking for a reference, citation or any other indication of the sign-off video’s original source, but did not see one on this blog, nor on the Youtube video’s description. Please advise.


  6. Mernpies

    I posted this vid to my FB and a friend called it into question. Thanks to his investigation, I think it can be safely debunked. His summary is below.
    It was originally uploaded by a user called “naomi19631963.” The only video the user ever uploaded. “Salvaged” from a TV studio in Alabama, Naomi felt it was their duty to convert the film reel into digital video, create a youtube account to upload this one, singular video, make one reply post, and never youtube again. The video description has no indicator of the messages, indicating if it were real, the user would have believed the video benign.
    Also, released about a year after a “They Live” remake was announced.

    Also, the end of this video has a different copy of the video – no subliminal messages present, and it’s a different video because it doesn’t have the same damage.

  7. Gerald Turner

    Where do we go once the word is out? How is justice served? Is it outlined in the DSV books . are psychiatrists ready for that challenge

  8. This was fascinating, but I don’t think it’s confirmed quite yet.

    Here are the facts so far:

    FACT: there is a Youtube video of a film with subliminals.

    The origin of this seems very strange: someone posted this, left one comment, and then disappeared.

    FACT: there is another version of the film without the subliminals.

    One possibility I haven’t seen mentioned yet is that the subliminal and the non-subliminal version may originate from the SAME source. (The field of view point is very interesting and well-observed, by the way.)

    FACT: there are reports of people having seen this film on television.

    Unfortunately, the reports of people having seen this are not reliable: first, this sort of recollection is notoriously unreliable (http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=98195&page=1). Second, there’s no way to know for sure WHICH version they saw.

    While I absolutely believe that it’s possible that the CIA would have tried to do something like this, there are two highly suspicious lines in this film: the “OBEY CONSUME” and the references to MKULTRA and NAOMI.

    What are the odds that the government would use propaganda that would happen to exactly match the precise and somewhat unique language of film that was released decades later? “CONSUME?” Furthermore, why would secret government projects risk exposing themselves by signing their work?

    Isn’t it more likely that some modern-day conspiracy enthusiast or some viral marketing guy decided to do this as a project? All they would need is a copy of the old footage and video editing software. This would explain the appearance of MKULTRA and MKNAOMI, as well as the THEY LIVE reference.

    Until we find another, more reliable source, I feel I must remain skeptical.

  9. Susanne Ostrander

    Awesome research

  10. Thank you Melissa for the great reporting. Can you check on the rock song “Radiation” from Imagine Dragons? Our troops are looping it in their Tanks and other military cars in the war on “terror”. It has a LOUD bass for them and its almost hypnotic. I feels its mind control for them and our populace, to except blowback DU. Very scary. It grabs your soul. And I feel like Lucifer helped the group write it. Even though its a year old, it now filtering in to all the rock radio stations. Check it out on you tube with the lyrics.



    What should be your source for spiritual guidance? Should it be the infallible word of God-The Bible or should it be the early church fathers and some of the contemporary preachers?

    Some say the early church fathers are a reliable source for truth because they were not far removed from the birth of the church of Christ. Being close to a fire does not make you a flame and proximity to the early church does not make you a truth teller.

    Some of the early church fathers professed that sprinkling water on a person was in fact baptism. There are no Scriptures to substantiate that view.

    Mark 1:9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was immersed by John in the Jordan. (The Better Version of The New Testament by Chester Estes)

    Mark 1:9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.(NASB)

    John baptized (immersed) Jesus, he did not sprinkle or pour him.

    Acts 8:38 Then he commanded the chariot to stand still; and they both went down into the water, both Philip, and the eunuch, and he immersed him.(TBVOTNT)

    Acts 8.38 And he ordered the chariot to stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptizedhim. (NASB)

    Philip immersed (baptized) the eunuch in water. Philip did sprinkle of pour the eunuch with water. There are no Scriptures that state anyone was sprinkled or pour as a substitute for immersion (baptism).

    Colossians 2:12 Having been buried with him by immersion, by which also you were raised up with him, through the belief of the strong working of God, who raised him from the dead. (TBVOTNT)

    Colossian 2:12 having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. (NASB)

    You can be buried by immersion. You cannot be buried under a sprinkle or a pouring of water.

    Baptism and immersion are synonymous. Sprinkling and pouring are not synonyms for immersion (baptism).

    The early church fathers were not infallible in their writings or opinions concerning faith and practice of the Lord’s church. Why would you use the writings of the early church fathers for spiritual instruction?


    Should the Bible be the source for the truth? Are preachers qualified as instructors of absolute truth? As a believer in Christ do you really want to trust contemporary preachers for spiritual guidance?

    Here are a few preachers that deny that water baptism is essential for the forgiveness of sin. They do not believe you have to be baptized in order to be saved.
    John Piper
    John MacArthur
    Max Lucado
    Billy Graham
    Rick Warren
    Charles Stanley
    Joel Osteen

    What does the Bible say?
    Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall besaved…. (NASB)
    Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (NASB)
    1 Peter 3:21 Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you……

    Do you honestly believe that contemporary preachers should be your source for spiritual enlightenment? Why would any Christian look to fallible preachers for the rules for faith and practice?

    The Bible and the Bible alone should be the spiritual guide for all Christians.


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    • Anonymous

      The only source anyone needs for spiritual guidance already resides inside each of us and is a direct link to the mind of god. Source. Perhaps you might feel more comfortable calling it Christ consciousness.

      To seek guidance from or to put faith in anything outside of yourself, whether it be a “spiritual leader” or some rag of a book is for imbeciles, the weak minded and the ignorant. Those who need leaders are as sheep so beware who you might call your shepherd. Gnosis or knowing by direct experience is the purest way to truth. That is what your Christ tried to make plain. You can move mountains.. not by belief but by knowing. Being. I Am. This is the baptism of spirit.

      The only moral compass that anyone really needs is the golden rule. Here is the Christian version so that you might recognize it: “Whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so unto them.” Matt. 7:12; Luke 6:31. An axiom far more ancient than your book.

      The problems of the world may be extremely complex but the solutions remain deceptively simple. Perhaps someday Christians will wake up and stop believing in fairytales. It would be nice to see them busying themselves making the world a better place instead of judging others because of some book that’s full of contradictions and half truths.

      “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” – Mahatma Gandhi

    • Bible Exposer

      “The Bible and the Bible alone should be the spiritual guide for all Christians.” If that is true, then you set yourself up to prove Christianity as immoral and not the perfect word of any god.

      Exodus 21:20-21 (NAB):
      When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished. If, however, the slave survives for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property.

      Leviticus 20:9 (NLT):
      All who curse their father or mother must be put to death. They are guilty of a capital offense.

      Matthew 10:34-37 (NIV) [Words of “Jesus”]:

      “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn

      ‘a man against his father,
      a daughter against her mother,
      a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—
      a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’

      “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”

    • I have to say, in these ties assuming/believing the bible to be the infallible word of god is foolish. It has most likely been corrupted/ edited just like everything else around us…. the Nicean Council springs to mind. Why should we need to refer to a book, written/ printed with ink and paper to commune with the Divine anyways?!?! Of course, I’m not a Christian – one good reason is because I read the bible, the whole thing. In fact no religion mankind has come up with seems to fit, but every time we try to connect with the Divine the evil ones do everything they can think of to screw up our connection (and interpretation). I seriously doubt the bible to be infallible when it is written with ink on paper. Even many old texts were lost, or edited out, in the past. As well as many teachings from many other religions… look at what happened to the Native Peoples in North America (and other native people all over the world). Their religion was nearly destroyed as was their culture. They are still struggling to restore what they can. What did they know that the evil elites felt a threat? And then there was the Alexandrian Library, a huge archive that was also destroyed.

  12. Dannyboy53

    Many years ago I read of a study conducted by the government of the perception of fighter pilots. The conclusion was that the average person only consciously perceives a very small percentage of what is seen by the eyes. However much is retained in our brain during the process.It appears these two processes go hand-in-hand.

    This is amazing, and as you say…creepy. Makes one look at their t.v. as almost being a sinister entity!

  13. Janice Greer

    In the Movie “The Contender”(Gary Oldman, Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater)Joan Allen who character plays Laine Hanson the first woman in history to hold the office of VP. She says it all during her confirmation hearing. When ask if she goes to church, she said these halls are her church. Government is her church! On the box the movie comes in it says “Sometimes you can assassinate a leader without firing a shot”. Wow, I guess for some, their god is this government. Their temple is capitol hill. We have been hoodwinked, con, and lied to. They say they are your gods, these leaders, these builders who rejected the chief cornerstone(the cap stone that sets on top of a pyramid). That chief cornerstone should be love of your brother and sister, not love of money, the foundation also should be love. Their main tool they use against “we the people” is hate. I do not think I want a contract with them. I think I choose the contract of Love. One Law, One Word…. Love. Peace to you all. If your straw man only had a brain.

  14. Anonymous


      • No Haters

        Clever reply Melissa! Very interesting topic, I would expect you to verify the source of the video though rather than let readers speculate; where did you get it from? YouTube? Archives? ??
        Would be interesting to do further research on the topic


      • Anonymous

        The government could easily had a part in the movie, they love to create conspiracy because it makes people look and sound crazy and nobody will believe them, basically reverse psychology.

  15. I was an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee!

    yes.. could be true today!!
    Think about it!!!

    Example from CBS:
    The Bg brother. under the dome…ncis… Flashpoint.. person interest. I am sure you can think about more!!


    “I was an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee”.

  16. hummingbird

    Yea thats cool and stuff but here is the undoctored broadcast.
    Check this out and think for yourself.

    • Melissa Dykes

      That sign off didn’t start showing up until the 1980s. The sides of the film have been CUT. Shortened on the sides from the original. If anything, that just shows they later changed the original that has the subtitles in it. Here’s a better explanation laying out this case: http://i.imgur.com/Xud82.jpg

      It is also likely this was playing simultaneously with undoctored versions as well. MKULTRA was a CIA covert research project, after all. They probably tested the results of playing this in various cities and comparing it to cities without.

  17. OneBlindEye

    The tone of music in tuning the A key was change back in Nazi Germany from the 432hz to a 440hz. Back in the 1950s the Rockefeller Foundation made the Nazi 440hz tuning the standard world wide. Just another form on mind control to check into.

    If you want to go deeper down the rabbit hole of weaponized music, look up the ancient Solfeggio Frequencies

  18. Don’t forget that MK ultra is the child of Tavistock (UK)


    • The invading army doesn’t have to cross the sea in uniform, they could be here for years and consolidating against us. Check out their Talmud for military instructions.

  20. While I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if something like this had happened, there is no evidence shown so far for this to be true.

    Your evidence on imgur does not show anything to support either side, as there is both nothing to show which video version has the subtitles, but the relative age of the clips also does not indicate anything necessarially-it leaves open possibilities, assuming they are correctly labeled.

    A unconsidered possibility, is that the original video was cropped for the version shown here without messages and was not cropped for the second version. There is a older copy that was used for the edit.
    This is supported by the fact that the top image (http://i.imgur.com/Xud82.jpg) has color data that is not present in Naomi’s version-it looks to be edited to have a even pink hue. If it is the original, where did the yellow and blue come from?

    One theory that has been put forth is that the video is a viral campaign for a remake of “They Live”, which began in 2008
    and had Matt Reeves, writer for Cloverfield on board.

    This would explain the mentioning of at the time top secret government programs, the “OBEY CONSUME” line.

    I’d like for this to be real in an odd way, however I don’t see any evidence, and hints that it is viral-it’s odd that Naomi’s username is a reference to 1963 and project MkNaomi, yet he makes absolutely no mention of the hidden videos or specific year of the video, and just says that he salvaged it from a film tape from the 60s in Alabama (where did the audio come from?)

    It would be very helpful if you could provide links to the “’84” version you mentioned on YouTube.

    • “as there is both nothing to show which video version has the subtitles” Note the colors…the bottom is definitely the subliminal version and the one with no subliminals cannot be the source. If this is a hoax, it was not sourced from the 80’s version….


  21. Wow! This is so creepy!
    Even the Star Spangled banner sounds chilling when played slowly.
    Great article. Thank you.

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