Patients in VA hospitals are used as guinea pigs for medical experiments. In order to allay suspicions, the order is given to change the word "experiments" to "investigations" or "observations" whenever reporting a medical study performed in one of the Nation's veteran's hospitals.
(A) Colonel E.E. Kirkpatrick of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission issues a secret document (Document 07075001, January 8, 1947) stating that the agency will begin administering intravenous doses of radioactive substances to human subjects.
(B) The CIA begins its study of LSD as a potential weapon for use by American intelligence. Human subjects (both civilian and military) are used with-and-without their knowledge.
(A) The Department of Defense begins plans to detonate nuclear weapons in desert areas and monitor downwind residents for medical problems and mortality rates.
(B) In an experiment to determine how susceptible an American city would be to biological attack, the U.S. Navy sprays a cloud of bacteria from ships over San Francisco. Monitoring devices are situated throughout the city in order to test the extent of infection. Many residents become ill with pneumonia-like symptoms.
(C) The French conducted research on infrasonic weapons (from "The Road From Armageddon", by Peter Lewis, Resonance #13, pp 9-14).
(D) The newly-formed CIA initiated studies in mind-control programs in 1950 with Project Bluebird (rechristened "Artichoke") in 1951. To establish a ' cover story' for this research, the CIA funded a propaganda effort designed to convince the World that the Communist Bloc had devised insidious new methods of re-shaping the human will. The CIA's own efforts could therefore -- if exposed -- be explained as an attempt to "catch up" with Soviet and Chinese work.
The primary promoter of this 'line' was one Edward Hunter -- a CIA contract employee operating undercover as a journalist and later a prominent member of the John Birch society. Hunter offered 'brainwashing' as the explanation for the numerous confessions signed by American prisoners of war during the Korean War and (generally) UN-recanted upon the prisoners' repatriation. These confessions alleged that the United States used germ warfare in the Korean conflict -- a claim which the American public of the time found impossible to accept.
Many years later, however, investigative reporters discovered that Japan's germ warfare specialists (who had wreaked incalculable terror on the conquered Chinese during WWII) had been mustered into the American national security apparatus. And the knowledge gleaned from Japan's horrifying germ warfare experiments probably WAS used in Korea just as the ' brainwashed' soldiers had indicated.
Thus, we now know that the entire brainwashing scare of the 1950s constituted a CIA hoax perpetrated upon the American public. CIA deputy director Richard Helms admitted as much when in 1963, he told the Warren Commission that "Soviet mind-control research consistently lagged years behind American efforts."
(A) Alfred Hubbard first tries LSD. An OSS officer in WWII, Hubbard first took LSD in 1951 and proceeded to "turn on" several individuals prominent in LSD research including Dr. Humphrey Osmond, Myron Stolaroff , and Aldous Huxley, earning him the title of "the Johnny Appleseed of LSD" (Lee, Martin and Schlain, Bruce, Acid Dreams, Grove Press, 1985, pg 44).
circa 1951, Hubbard later did undercover work for several agencies including the FDA and FBI. He reportedly tried (and failed) to "turn on" J. Edgar Hoover. He introduced LSD to many high-ranking intelligence officers. In the early 1950s, he refused an offer to join the CIA (Lee and Schlain, pg 52). In all, it is estimated that Hubbard introduced LSD to over 6,000 individuals. He worked until 1965 at the International Foundation for Advanced Study (mis-identified here, I think, as the International Federation for Advanced Studies) (Fahey, Todd Brendan, The Original Captain Trips", High Times, November 1991).
Fahey describes Hubbard's work at SRI differently, placing him with the Alternative Futures Project which sought to "turn on" the World's political and business leaders. He left SRI in 1974 and died on August 31, 1982 (Fahey).
(B) The Department of Defense begins open air tests using disease-producing bacteria and viruses. Tests last through 1969 and there is concern that people in the surrounding areas have been exposed.
(A) As a child in 1952, Jack Sarfatti claims to have received phone calls from the mechanical voice of a conscious computer aboard a spaceship recruiting him along with 400 others for some special project. These calls have similarities to the mechanical voice which talked to Andrijah Puharich via his tape recorder. Sarfatti was later associated with Puharich. Puharich first contacts "The Nine" (a group of "channeled" being) via a medium.
(B) During the CIA's MK-ULTRA mind-control program, John Lilly briefed the intelligence community on his work to map out the brains of animals using implanted electrodes. He abandoned this line of work because he felt it was unethical.
John Lilly studied the effects of sensory deprivation tanks and also briefed the intelligence community with his progress. Lilly refused to let any of his work be classified and ended up leaving the National Institute of Health when he found that he could not work without the interference of the Government.
(C) Project Moonstruck/ CIA:
Electronic implants in brain and teeth
Targeting: Long range
Implanted during surgery or surreptitiously during abduction
Frequency range: HF - ELF transceiver implants
Purpose: Tracking, mind & behavior control, conditioning, programming, covert operations
Functional Basis: Electronic Stimulation of the Brain ( E.S.B.)
(A) John C. Lilly -- when asked by the director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to brief the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Security Agency (NSA), and the various military intelligence services on his work using electrodes to stimulate directly the pleasure and pain centers in the brain -- refused.
He said, "Dr. Antione Redmond -- using our techniques in Paris -- has demonstrated that this method of stimulation on the brain can be applied to the human without help of the neurosurgeon ... This means that anybody with the proper apparatus can carry this out covertly with no external signs that electrodes have been used in that person. I feel that if this technique got into the hands of a secret agency, they would have total control over a human being and be able to change his beliefs extremely quickly, leaving little evidence of what they had done." (from "Mind Control and the American Government" by Martin Cannon in Lobster #23, pp 2-10. Cannon quotes Lilly from his book The Scientist, Berkeley, Ronin publishers, 1988, also Bantam Books 1981. Research by Peter Lewis.) [StealthSkater note: some of Cannons' articles are archived at
[note: After a statement like that of Dr. Lilly's, how long do you think it would take the agencies -- FBI, CIA, NSA, etc. -- to contact Dr. Redmond in Paris?]
(B) Project MK-ULTRA/ CIA:
Drugs, electronics and electroshock
Targeting: Short range
Frequencies: VHF HF UHF modulated at ELF
Transmission and Reception: Local production
Purpose: Programming behavior, creation of "cyborg" mentalities
Effects: narcoleptic trance, programming by suggestion
Pseudonym: Project Artichoke
Functional Basis: Electronic Dissolution of Memory, E.D.O.M. (Disinfo???)
When the CIA's mind-control program was transferred from the Office of Security to the Technical Services Staff (TSS) in 1953, the name changed again to MK-ULTRA. Later still, in 1962 mind-control research was transferred to the Office of Research and Development; project cryptonyms remain unrevealed. What was studied? Everything including hypnosis, conditioning, sensory deprivation, drugs, religious cults, microwaves, psychosurgery, brain implants, and even ESP. When MK-ULTRA "leaked" to the public during the great CIA investigations of the 1970s, public attention focused most heavily on drug experimentation and the work with ESP. Mystery still shrouds another area of study -- the area which seems to have most interested ORD: psychoelectronics
(C) Martin Cannon, The Controllers: A New Hypothesis of Alien Abduction:
"The MK-ULTRA program was a covert behavior modification program run by the CIA in the early 1950s with the purpose of finding ways to make men more suggestible and involving the use of pain, drugs, and hypnosis on unsuspecting human guinea pigs.
(D) The first person to publicly expose the CIA's use of "pain-drug-hypnosis" was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology who wrote in his 1951 book Science of Survival that it had become so extensively employed in espionage work that it was long past the time that people should have become alarmed about it.
"Mr. Hubbard's statement was found to be true in the 1970s when the CIA's program became public knowledge after the Freedom of Information Act enabled investigators to document the agency's inhumane and grotesque experiments on human subjects. The ensuing outcry over the use of mind-bending drugs -- which combined with electric shock caused the deaths or maiming of untold numbers of people -- drew comparisons between the CIA and the infamous Nazi doctors and led to Congressional hearings into the intelligence agency." - firstname.lastname@example.org (probably from the Scientology Guardians Organization).
(E) U.S. military releases clouds of zinc cadmium sulfide gas over Winnipeg, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Fort Wayne, the Monocacy River Valley in Maryland, and Leesburg, Virginia. Their intent is to determine how efficiently they could disperse chemical agents.
(F) Joint Army-Navy-CIA experiments are conducted in which tens-of-thousands of people in New York and San Francisco are exposed to the airborne germs Serratia marcescens and Bacillus glogigii.