I am not a scientist by any means and probably this post would pose great humor to those trained in nanotechnology, but still, I’m going to post my thoughts anyway.
Nanotubes were discovered accidentally in 2000 at Heidelberg University, in Germany. By nature they seem to be a means of cell to cell communication. They exist for very short periods of time, then vanish as the cells no longer need them. Nanoparticles (also known as nanopowders, nanoclusters, nanotubes, or nanocrystals) are microscopic. They measure less than 100 nanometers in at least one dimension. A nanometer equals one billionth of a meter – one millionth of a millimeter.
First I would like to say that the Morgellons fibers we can see with the naked eye are certainly not nanotubes, if they were we wouldn’t be able to see them with a cheap pocket scope or our naked eye. However, there are many Doctors and sufferers who are convinced that nanotechnology plays a role in Morgellons.
Before we begin, let me point something out that is important. Nanotubes were discovered accidentally in 2000 at Heidelberg University (notice that they were discovered) just as the oil eating Pseudomonas Putida was discovered. Please note that the human body is full of nanotubes, connecting cells and and all kinds of things, so this is nothing new to man, only new to his science.
The Toluene Connection
Why does everything I seem to research in relation to Morgellons seem to have some link to Toluene? Is it because I want there to be a common thread to tie this altogether or is there a real common thread here? As I began to look into Nanotubes it was apparent that they, like Meth users, and Pseudomonas Putida, are bedfellows with Toluene. Here is a Google search on toluene and nanotubes => HERE and as you can see there is a strong connection.
Let’s take a look at some of the information I found.
Nanotubes grown from pure toluene/ferrocene precursors appear to have a well defined morphology, with thick parallel walls and narrow inner core often filled with catalytic iron nanoparticles.
Carbon nanotubes were synthesized with toluene as carbon source and solvent at 350C under stiring situation. In this process, La/Ni were used as catalyst, which were reduced via LaCl3 and NiCl2 with sodium as reductant. The products were characterized with X-ray powder diffractometer (XRD), transmission electronic microscopy (TEM) and Raman spectroscopy. The carbon nanotubes had diameters ranging from 100–200 nm and lengths ranging from hundreds of nanometers to several micrometers. The yield of carbon nanotubes, in accordance with TEM observations was estimated to be about 70%.
Now other than a bunch of scientific mumbo jumbo we don’t really learn that much from reading the above other than toluene and nanotubes do have a connection. To be honest, the amount of information regarding toluene and nanotubes is staggering. I find it interesting however that these toluene created nanotubes in some cases are filled with iron nanoparticles. And this started me thinking about something that has always fascinated me about Morgellons, and that is strange electrical / magnetic experience many of us feel.
Nanotubes – Magnetic and or Electrical
For the non sufferer what I am about to say will sound strange, perhaps unbelievable, nonetheless it is true and I have spoken to many others who experience this. When I get close to somebody that also has Morgellons I will feel intense crawling, tingling, biting, or maybe it could be better described as an electrical sensation all over my body. This is another clue that what we are dealing with is most likely not a parasite, but rather something else. However, many will speak of this sensation as I felt them jumping onto me? Swarming from that person onto me? and so on. But I do not believe this is the case. I have read statements from many sufferers and still other quotes attributed to well known Morgellons Researchers that Morgellons patients have been proven to be carrying a big electrical charge within their bodies. When I had Morgellons really bad (during the initial onset) I would walk into a conference room and at least 10 or 15 people would immediately itch their nose all at once, this went on for months and months and I was so scared (back then) that I was contaminating them, but I wasn’t. The best I can explain this phenomenon is that the tiny hairs in their noses (or something) were picking up my electric and or magnetic charge and causing their noses to itch. There was even a guy I spoke to on the LymeBusters Morgellons forum way back when that had written on a piece of paper “You will be itching your nose” and would show it to whatever doctor he was seeing about 1 minute into the appointment and it always spooked the doctor.
How can this be? Let’s see if we can find a down to earth reason.
Carbon Nanotubes Loaded with Magnetic Particles
We describe a simple and versatile technique to produce magnetic tubes by filling carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with paramagnetic iron oxide particles (10 nm diameter). Commercial ferrofluids were used to fill CNTs with an average outer diameter of 300 nm made via chemical vapor deposition into alumina membranes. Transmission electron microscopy study shows a high density of particles inside the CNT. Experiments using external magnetic fields demonstrate that almost 100% of the nanotubes become magnetic and can be easily manipulated in magnetic field. These one-dimensional magnetic nanostructures can find numerous applications in nanotechnology, memory devices, optical transducers for wearable electronics, and in medicine.
Perhaps what we feel in our skin are these nanotubes moving or aligning toward the opposing or attracting magnetic fields of our computer (as many sufferers report including myself). Is this what I feel when I am near other sufferers? or when walking across carpet due to the static charge (they keep biting me some we’ll say). Perhaps these nanotubes, if they even exist in our bodies in such a form, are picking up and conducting electricity or carrying a strong magnetic charge, or perhaps both. Maybe this is why when I sit at my computer (the box is on the floor) that I feel the so called biting and crawling mostly in my legs. Are these nanotubes picking up and dancing to the EMF being put out by my computer?
Summary – The Human Body is Capable of Incredible Things
This was just another short post to peek your interest, I’m not convinced that nanotechnology (man-made) lies at the root of our problem, I could be wrong of course. However, the human body could be, given the right chemical makeup, creating such things as mentioned above. Does Toluene play a role in our sickness? You will often find high heat such as 300 Celsius required to make carbon nanotubes using toluene. However, let me give you a case in point on how nature can do things that man cannot, and sometimes even better. Given the right chemical makeup, who knows what could go on inside the human body.
Ocean sponge superior to man-made fiber optics (here)
Scientists say they have identified an ocean sponge living in the darkness of the deep sea that grows thin glass fibers capable of transmitting light better than industrial fiber optic cables used for telecommunication. The natural glass fibers also are much more flexible than manufactured fiber optic cable that can crack if bent too far.
“You can actually tie a knot in these natural biological fibers and they will not break — it’s really quite amazing,” said Joanna Aizenberg, who led the research at Bell Laboratories.
Now consider the incredible heat used in the manufacturing process of man-made fiber optic cable, and here this sponge can make fiber optic cable that transmits light better than ours and that you can tie in a not without breaking, and all this in the cold depths of the ocean floor, no heat required. Could nanotubes be created in our bodies, the answer is probably, yes.
You should take the time to read the full article I referenced initially especially some of the references at the bottom, see it here. It talks about the incredible unpredictable nature of nano-particles interacting with chemicals in the human body and the impossibility to even begin to understand it.
Somebody emailed this link to me, so I thought I would post it, very interesting connection to Toluene and the colors (think Morgellons red and blue fibers)
From Time Magazine – The Poisoning of America
“As a result, the poisons have turned up in surprising places. Not far from home plate at New York City’s Shea Stadium, a festering pond containing PCB, toluene, benzene and DDT turns red, blue or green as the mixture of the waste changes.”
Again, this brings me back to the what I think is going on within our bodies, we have a strange syndrome (really more like a poisoning) where organic processes and chemical reactions are occurring within our bodies that normally should not be. This is due to the presence of some chemical or set of chemicals in our bodies, and I suspect Toluene plays a key factor. Is anybody listening?
I keep hoping some young open minded scientist will stumble upon this blog and think “Hey, I bet I can figure out what is going on with these folks” ….