Man cracks open skull in attempt to control dreams

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A man from Russia’s Novosibirsk Region claims he almost died after attempting to perform brain surgery on himself with a portable drill in order to control his nightmares.

According to BAZA, Mikhail Raduga, 40, had the notion to implant an electrode in his brain over a year ago. His writings and research on sleep paralysis, out-of-body states, and astral projection appear to have garnered a cult following on social media.

Raduga disclosed in June that he chose himself as a test subject for his research. He stated that he considered hiring professional neurosurgeons at first, but due to a variety of considerations, including the possibility of criminal culpability for physicians who performed surgeries, he ultimately elected to do everything himself in his home.

Raduga claims he performed the operation on May 17 after studying hours of YouTube neurosurgery videos and experimenting on five lambs. However, because to his lack of surgical training, he lost about a liter of blood during the four-hour procedure and nearly died.

“Do not do it again!” It’s considerably more difficult and risky than you may think. A four-hour video of the operation proves it,” Raduga assured his followers.

Raduga could be seen pushing back the skin on his head with paper clips and drilling into the back of his skull in the horrifying footage of his operation. He then implanted a platinum and silicon implant into his brain, claiming that it allowed him to use electricity to trigger specific behaviors in his dreams. Raduga, on the other hand, went to the hospital five weeks after the failed surgery to have the chip removed.

“I’m glad I survived, but I was ready to die,” he told the Daily Mail over the weekend, despite the fact that he believes his ‘electrode’ has the capacity to influence the direction of lucid dreams.

Professional neurosurgeons, such as University of Oxford’s Alex Green, have condemned Raduga’s “extremely dangerous” acts and stressed that such surgeries should only be performed by qualified doctors.

“All sorts of complications could have happened,” Green told the Daily Mail. “For example, if he had caused bleeding from a cortical vein or an intracerebral vessel, he could have had a stroke with permanent deficit or death,” he explained, adding that Raduga is now more likely to develop epilepsy.