Between 2006 and 2007, four Turkish engineers who worked for a military contracting company committed what the Hurriyet Daily News described as “suspicious suicides.” Now the Turkish newspaper states an official report has potentially linked the suicides to one thing: telekinesis.
The report given to the Ankara public prosecutor regarding the investigation into the men’s deaths included neuropsychologist Nevzat Tarhan asking that the prosecution consider the possibility of telekinesis being used to cause the suicides.
The Daily News reported Tarhan saying that telekinesis — a process by which the mind is used to move physical matter — could cause distress and headaches, leading them to commit suicide.
Here’s how the Today’s Zaman described the deaths of the former Aselan employees:
Hüseyin Başbilen (31), a cryptology expert, was found dead in his car, with his throat and wrist cut, in Ankara on August 2006. Authorities announced that Başbilen, who had been married for two months, had committed suicide. Six months after Başbilen’s death, Halim Ünsem Ünal, 29, was found dead, shot in the head by a pistol belonging to his father, in his car. The death of Ünal, who was to be married in three days, was also recorded as suicide.
Only eight days after Ünal’s death, another electrical engineer, Evrim Yançeken (26), lost his life, falling from the balcony of the apartment in which he was living with his parents in Ankara. About ten months later, Burhanettin Volkan, a software engineer, apparently committed suicide on October 9, 2007, with his own gun while on guard duty as part of military service. Volkan, who had started to receive psychological treatment before being enlisted, was married during his military service. He died only 40 days after being married.
The Daily News reported that the men had been working on a recognition system for military planes before their deaths. But the report stated that the men did not work on “critical projects” for the company.
Today’s Zaman reported that the four had been undergoing some sort of psychological treatment before they died as well.
The investigation continues, but the father of one of the men is reported saying he doesn’t think he son committed suicide.
(H/T: Daily Mail)