Introduction: Aluminum Foil Hat

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We've all felt the effects of the government's mind control signals, unexplainable urges to do totally illogical things like buy lots of crap you don't need or join the army. Here is a simple way to block the signals and look good doing it.

Step 1: Get Your Hands on Some Aluminum Foil

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The beauty of the foil hat is that it requires no tools, just aluminum foil.

Step 2: Wrap Your Head

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Tear off a piece of foil at least twice the circumference of your head. Wrap your head with the foil making sure to cover the base of your skull.

Step 3: Its Working...

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As you can see, in this configuration the hat is effective in blocking the signals but its not the most stylish head accessory.

Step 4: Fit the Hat

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Using your hands, mold the hat to your dome by pressing the foil firmly against your head.

Step 5: You're Done!

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Finally, put on your favorite hat over the foil. Now you are stylish and protected.


Wake up withg (author)2017-03-14

you people are crazy mind control is not real

mfarooqi (author)2015-05-28

Exactly worked as expected... I was expecting if my MOM yells... I've ruined her Aluminum foil...

marcolinux (author)2014-02-16




Since years ago.

devicemodder (author)2014-01-16

REMEMBER: Shiny side out ALWAYS. it deflects the mind control rays.

temp (author)2009-03-02

What about the music world? They control you using sound waves! Lucky for me i don't listen to popular music. I am UNAFFECTED!

ilpug (author)temp2010-05-18

Patients name- Quality music
Status- Deceased
Cause- Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, High School Musical

cephalopoid (author)ilpug2010-08-17

You can't be serious. Just because you need to dig for it, doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

Kirbsome! (author)cephalopoid2010-08-25

Kinda like gold in my belly button... One day I'll be the one laughing!

cephalopoid (author)Kirbsome!2010-08-25

How do you mean? Of course there's quality music! That the mainstream industry got more interested in (half-)nude background dancers and autotune doesn't mean there isn't anything good anymore.

Kirbsome! (author)cephalopoid2010-08-26

I know there's some good music, but that's it.

cephalopoid (author)Kirbsome!2010-08-28

You clearly haven't digged deep enough yet. Check out wikipedia or and just click on genres you haven't heard yet, and evaluate at least 5 artists of any genre. Some music might have to grow on you, as well. But by all means, there is much more than "some" good music on this planet.

Kirbsome! (author)cephalopoid2010-08-29

Very well then, may the force be with you.

Punkguyta (author)2007-02-03

Oh wow. But I'll give you credit, for one of the most useless instructable, it is very well put together. Good job

ilpug (author)Punkguyta2010-05-18

its a shame that most people cant put his much effort and clear instructions into a serious building ible... this has excellent directions, however simple they are.

MisterSlippy (author)2007-04-21

(*goes searching for government thought-control experiment "opt-out" list*) They spies on me with their rays, buggrit. Millenium hand and shrimp.

Vendigroth (author)MisterSlippy2007-05-18

lol I've been looking for a quote from him on this site for ages.....

Bongmaster (author)Vendigroth2007-05-22


Vendigroth (author)Bongmaster2007-05-23

*grabs book off shelf, looks for suitable reply* damn, you got me

Bongmaster (author)Vendigroth2007-05-23

:P {scratches head grins (big and toothy) and hands Vendigroth the perfect book, and sits back with a banana..}

Vendigroth (author)Bongmaster2007-05-24

this book is prefect! thanks!

ilpug (author)Vendigroth2010-05-18

Its time to feed your duck

What duck?

may you live in interesting times

ilpug (author)2010-05-18

*pronounced Owen Colfer. ive met him personally. great guy. love the books. Foaly's a great charachter.

Rahdzhillaxxx (author)2010-04-25

 once you realize "someone" must be in charge.  And YOU would never want that job, well, Let the sun shine in :),,,,,,,  OH DARN ! too late for me. hmmmmm.
if not foil then what?

Maxaxle (author)2009-12-01

They all laughed at me, they all said I was crazy...Well, who's crazy NOW!???!?!?!?!?!?

Malaachi (author)2007-11-11

Yeah and I bet that the heat that the foil is refracting back into your head is frying your brain.

Jake-off (author)Malaachi2008-03-07

any hat does the same thing basically. most of the heat is lost through your head, and a hat just keeps it all in... it just doesn't block that damn Bush from our thoughts.

WurdBendur (author)Jake-off2009-09-20

That's not really true. You lose a lot more heat through your fingers than you lose through your head. That is also why your head won't get especially hot if you are wearing a hat. It isn't radiating a lot of heat to be trapped.

red-king (author)WurdBendur2009-11-10

 you lose more heat from your fingers because they aren't usually covered. i would say that all body parts lose heat fairly evenly...

Dzakovich000 (author)Malaachi2008-03-06

Not frying, poaching. lol.

daninja (author)Dzakovich0002009-03-14


robcrusade (author)2007-11-16

The funniest part of the tin hat movement is that it has recently been found to ENCHANCE certain radio frequencies. In particular, those in use by the US Government. Perhaps they should use iron instead of tin.... cuz, yanno, irony..... Yeah.

Moomoo442 (author)robcrusade2008-03-10

He said to use aluminum not tin.

robcrusade (author)Moomoo4422008-03-11

"Tin Foil" is a colloquial expression for aluminum foil. And, as I said, according to a number of recent studies.... it actually *amplifies* government radio frequencies.

From Wikipedia:

More specifically, the study done recently at MIT is the source of my comment:

Hope that clears it up.

Virtualgoose (author)robcrusade2008-03-16

nahnahnahnah. What they need to do is make it out of copper mesh!

goeon (author)Virtualgoose2009-03-15

no lets use lead foil :D

robcrusade (author)Virtualgoose2008-03-16

Or we could just develop detachable brains so we only use them when we really need em. (I think I know people who've already done this!!)

Virtualgoose (author)robcrusade2008-03-17


daninja (author)2009-03-14

My brother said that the government usues mind control to start them shootings, and then they say that "It was the guns! Guns are bad! I must take away youf second amendment rights!". And that they also used them in vietnam to strike fear in there minds!

bobguerra (author)2009-02-25

Foil tin hat in genuis incourage your local wavers in town too wear one

Scrupulous (author)2007-02-03


I...I...I...must...give...this...a...p-p-pl...a...p-plu-u...PLUS! (ding)

eriq9 (author)Scrupulous2008-10-10

i just like the picture!! that must've been what happened in the last two elections!! i know they were all a$$ clowns, but why did this one win?? hehe!

Rock Soldier (author)2008-09-27

how do we know that he wasn't being controlled to make this instructable and say it will block the signals, but realy it only enchance(like robcrusade said) so we all make it, vote for McCain, buy mini microchips so the goverment doesn't have to use signals to controll us and control by remote instead, and how do we know im not saying this because im being controlled by the goverment?

lunchboxslayer27 (author)2008-09-16

thank god! now george bush wont be able to bother me anymore!

eaoee (author)2008-09-05

If Robcrusade is right then that means the government must have controlled you to make this so that it is easier to control people =O......TRAITOR!!!!!!

Sunbanks (author)2008-05-11

YESSSSSS!!! Finally! I can keep THEM out of my head!

incorrigible packrat (author)2008-03-03

The instructions don't mention the importance of ensuring that the foil is installed on the head shiny side out. Maybe that's just obvious.

technodude92 (author)2008-03-02

Oh the conspiracy theorists will have a field day with this one.

savagesteve (author)2008-01-18

It works better with steel foil. Now the aliens who kidnap me nightly and experiment on my body can't touch me anymore because the paralyzing ray has no effect.

dentsinger (author)2007-09-21

My GF is a Psychologist at a state mental health H. I hear the stories all the time...I'm partially schizo myself...but funny indeed. It's a hint of truth but a flawed version of a Faraday cage nonetheless. You'd have to have your head totally encased. A simple experiment is to wrap your cell phone in foil and call it.

tz1_1zt (author)2007-08-03

Interesting, but I'm worried that between steps 3 and 4 you are loosing some vital protection to the Prefrontal cortex. After all, it is the part that provides the ability to plan, reason, concentrate, and adjust behavior. In step 3 the hat is nice and low over the brow, but rides up when shaped into a more "fashionable" cap. Have you explored the use of foil lined bobble hats, or perhaps balaclavas? ps - more people should rate instructables. This is useful information for when the US invades the UK. An inevitable event after Gordon Brown refuses to play cowboys and indians with GW. 3350 people will now be safe, but it only has a rating of 7, that's ungrateful.

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