|“||It's me, Jeremy! We just met... like, ten minutes ago? Y'know, about the weird glowing junk by the dumpster? Seemed to be making people act strange? We already talked about this!||”|
— Jeremy Johnson, "Managing Murphy's Law"
The device is a grey, cylindrical metal object with a smaller grey box on one end. Bright green light emanates from various see-through ports around it. There is a large rip across one side, causing the green light to leak out with quite the range.
The device is used by aliens to protect themselves from being discovered by humans. After taking a hit by the device's ray, a human being will begin to behave in an extremely outrageous manner, destroying any credibility they have that they've seen an alien. When the affected person comes to, they have no memory of the event or their behavior.
The specific instance of this device collected by Cavendish and Dakota had been damaged, causing its ray to leak out and affect anyone who came too close.
In "Managing Murphy's Law", Cavendish and Dakota are sent by P.I.G. to retrieve the device from a fast food parking lot, where it's leaking a ray that causes anyone near it to be hit by its effects. Unaware of this, they pass it numerous times, until they finally realize the cause and plug up the leak in the device.
In "Abducting Murphy's Law", Cavendish used the amnesia device on Dakota to erase his memory of the former going rouge.
“It's me, Jeremy, we just met... like, ten minutes ago? Y'know, about the weird glowing junk by the dumpster? Seemed to be making people act strange? We already talked about this!”
“How did we end up in there? We were going to Slushy dog about some alien device! How did we lose thirty-five minutes?”
“To avoid detection, certain alien species use a manic amnesia ray. This ray erases any memory of the sighting and causes the subject to act erratically so that they won't be believed by the authorities even if they do remember it. ”