David is walking across the United States to raise awareness for a distressed group called “Targeted Individuals.”
My name is David Voigts. I’m a former naval officer and graduate of the United States Naval Academy. I have a degree in Control Systems Engineering and served in Electronics Warfare and Nuclear billets. While in the service I became aware of ongoing non-consensual human experimentation. The program is studying human-machine interface. The technology and suppressive tactics may seem like science fiction, but they are quite real. There are many reputable primary source books, interviews, and videos discussing this topic, and I will show where to find those resources below.
With a good explanation, the pertinent details can be explained in few hours. At that point, the subject sometimes invokes apprehension and fear. I am attempting to remove that fear by creating a human interest story that will help share the Targeted Individuals’ experience. This spring I plan to walk across America to raise public awareness for the victims: Targeted Individuals (T.I.s). I expect the walk to take 7-8 months, and I will need 1 month of post-walk follow-up work with media and contributors.
Financial priorities are ordered as follows:
1) Funding the outreach walk: I’ve read up on these types of campaigns and I expect that just the American Discovery Trail portion will require about $5000. (A continuation eastward on Old Route 66 may require more.)
2) Maintaining my personal financial obligations: During 7+ months of walking I will have continued personal financial obligations. I won’t have an income other that what I can raise through this Targeted Individual awareness campaign. Initially, when I learned of this illegal human testing, I attempted to get myself into the program so that I could help shut it down. I was successful, and I have learned much about how the program works. However, as a result of my involvement in bringing this issue to light, I lost my job. Additionally, in 2015 I depleted most of my financial resources in advertising and direct mail awareness campaigns. I think I spent about $15,000 in paper materials and postage alone. I’m a couple of months behind in my mortgage payments, I’ve lost my health insurance, and I’ve racked up some credit card debt trying to alert the public. Once one reviews the materiel however, I believe that one will understand the value and absolute need for this effort. This has to happen. These people really need our help, and they will be extremely grateful for our assistance. Financially speaking, this awareness campaign is sort of my last best effort to raise awareness for this important social issue.
3) Rewards for contributors: There will be some sort of tiered reward system for contributors, repeat contributors and strong advocates for this campaign. Additionally, I will try to create value for supporters through several lines of effort. Specifically I will:
a) I may run a concurrent and separate GoFundMe campaign for the Humane Society. I plan to split that money among the Human Society’s general fund, the Oconee & Pickens County South Carolina branches and maybe a nearby branch in Georgia or North Carolina. My dog will be coming along for the trip. I got him at the local Humane Society and he has been a big help in dealing with the challenges of being a Targeted Individual. I will create a separate Facebook fan page and GoFundMe site that will allow those that might not be interested in TI advocacy, but who are interested in animals to at least view some of the materiel and follow the trip. I will post regularly with photos of the dog as we make our way across the country. I will solicit caption ideas, and maybe do some funny or thoughtful writing from the dog’s perspective.
b) I may run a concurrent and separate GoFundMe campaign for some high school classmates. Recently, a group of gals from my high school took a trip to, I think, Las Vegas. They all live in different parts of North America and one of them was not able to meet in Nevada. So, another one of the women had the idea to print a cutout of her friend, paste it to a stick and stage some candid, situational pictures of their missing friend on the trip. I thought that was a great idea, and I have asked to continue with the concept. I’ve ordered a ping pong paddle with that same friend’s picture on it. I plan to create similar quirky, situational pictures as I make my way across the United States. I will create a Facebook fan page and GoFundMe site that will allow people to follow the progress and donate to a vacation fund so that the group of friends could all meet up. The hope is that the effort will help direct some reciprocal traffic to the TI subject. (If you’ve seen the movie “Castaway” with Tom Hanks, the paddle will function as a sort of “Wilson.” As I’m talking with people about that group of friends GoFundMe page, the discussion might segue into the Targeting topic.)
c) I may run a concurrent and separate GoFundMe campaign for the American Discovery Trail (and possibly Old Route 66). I will attempt to capture many of the turn-by-turn directions of the trail with a 360 degree camera. Google maps has a function that allows upload of the turn locations. This effort will help future ADT hikers to find their way. It will also raise awareness, stewardship, and funding for the ADT (and later, maybe Old Route 66). This effort may attract people who are interested in camping, hiking, or physical fitness, and give them exposure to the Targeting topic. Additionally, I will be walking with an electronic billboard on my back, and I will gather photos with the billboard at various locations. Hopefully those pictures will generate interest in the American Discovery Trail, Old Route 66, and the Targeted Individuals.
4) Fund future outreach: Once the walk is complete, I hope to have a network of folks who are knowledgeable on the T.I. topic. I would like to continue advocating for the T.I. community through speaking, writing, advertising, and T.I. meet ups.
5) Fund other T.I. groups and specific T.I. causes: There are many T.I. groups. They have all the expenses required for a small organization. I don’t think any of them have paid staff, and whatever outreach is accomplished comes from nominal membership dues and volunteer assistance. I would like to get a few of these organizations some basic help.