Aaron Alexis opened fire on the Navy Yard last month, killing 12 and wounding several others. Now, the New York Post is reporting that two weeks before his deadly rampage, he emailed the human rights organization, "Freedom from Covert Harassment and Surveillance," several times.
When we tried calling the non-profit for comment, we got this message:
"We are a human rights organization that assists those who are targeted with organized stalking and remote electronic assaults nationwide and worldwide."
The Post obtained their email conversations exclusively. The first from September 1 reads, in part:
"I have not allowed them to scare me off from my job, but I fear the constant bombardment from the E-L-F weapon is starting to take its toll on my body."
15 days later, the cryptic words "My E-L-F weapon" were scratched onto the side of his shotgun.
Investigators believe this may be a reference to the "extremely low frequency" radio waves that Alexis, a former Navy reservist, reportedly felt controlled him.
The emails obtained by the NYP also suggest the mass shooting was a revenge attack against the U.S. Navy.
"I have what I believe to be the locations for where they have been developing these weapons for decades," Alexis wrote. "The E-L-F weapons are part of the weapons system of most of the modern vessels fielded by the Navy.
I want to become part of this effort, mostly for self-preservation. The voices they've induced into my head are tiresome. However, if I can figure out how to keep them from disturbing my sleep cycles, I would be most interested to find out."