Monday, February 4, 2008

Secret Government Projects - 1955 - 1959


(A) (circa) Dr Louis West, friends with Aldous Huxley. It was Huxley who suggested that West combine LSD and hypnosis in his experiments (Lee, Martin, and Schlain, Bruce, Acid Dreams, Grove Press, 1985, pg 48). West was an Air Force Major, chairman of the Psychiatry Department of UCLA, director of the Neuro-Psychiatric Institute, and an expert in hypnosis.

West was a veteran of the CIA's MK-ULTRA mind-control program and worked on interrogation techniques using hypnosis and LSD. West once killed an elephant by grossly overestimating a dose of LSD (elsewhere, I have heard that the tranquilizers required to calm the animal caused its death). West also studied the returning American POWs from Korea for the effects of brainwashing (Scheflin, Alan and Opton, Edward Jr., The Mind Manipulators, Paddington Press Ltd, 1978, pg 149-50).

(B) Morris K. Jessup published The Case For the UFO.

(C) The CIA -- in an experiment to test its ability to infect human populations with biological agents -- releases a bacteria withdrawn from the Army's biological warfare arsenal over Tampa Bay, Fl.

(D) Army Chemical Corps continues LSD research, studying its potential use as a chemical incapacitating agent. More than 1,000 Americans participate in the tests, which continued until 1958.


U.S. military releases mosquitoes infected with Yellow Fever over Savannah, GA and Avon Park, FL. Following each test, Army agents posing as public health officials test victims for effects.


It has now been documented that millions of doses of LSD were produced and disseminated under the aegis of the CIA's Operation MK-ULTRA. LSD became the drug of choice within the agency itself and was passed out freely to friends of the family including a substantial number of OSS veterans.

For instance, it was OSS Research and Analysis Branch veteran Gregory Bateson who "turned on" the Beat poet Allen Ginsberg to a U.S. Navy LSD experiment in Palo Alto, California. Not only Ginsberg but also novelist Ken Kesey and the original members of the Grateful Dead rock group opened the doors of perception courtesy of the Navy.

The guru of the 'psychedelic revolution' -- Timothy Leary -- first heard about hallucinogens in 1957 from Life magazine (whose publisher Henry Luce was often given Government acid like many other opinion shapers) and began his career as a CIA contract employee. At a 1977 "reunion" of acid pioneers, Leary openly admitted that "everything I am, I owe to the foresight of the CIA.'' [Michael J. Minnicino, "The New Dark Age, The Frankfurt School, and 'Political Correctness'", Fidelio, v1 #1]


(A) Project Argus
Between August and September 1958, the US Navy exploded 3 fission-type nuclear bombs 480 km above the South Atlantic Ocean in the part of the lower Van Allen Belt closest to the Earth's surface. In addition, 2 hydrogen bombs were detonated 160 km over Johnston Island in the Pacific. The military called this "the biggest scientific experiment ever undertaken". It was designed by the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, under the code name 'Project Argus'. The purpose appears to be to assess the impact of high-altitude nuclear explosions on radio transmission and radar operations because of the electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and to increase understanding of the geomagnetic field and the behavior of the charged particles in it.

This gigantic experiment created new (inner) magnetic radiation belts encompassing almost the whole Earth and injected sufficient electrons and other energetic particles into the ionosphere to cause worldwide effects. The electrons traveled back-and-forth along magnetic force lines causing an artificial "aurora" when striking the atmosphere near the North Pole.

(B) The U.S. Military planned to create a "telecommunications shield" in the ionosphere reported in August 13-20, 1961 Keesings Historisch Archief (K.H.A.). This shield would be created "in the ionosphere at 3,000 km height by bringing into orbit 350,000 million copper needles, each 2-4 cm long [total weight 16 kg], forming a belt 10 km thick and 40 km wide, the needles spaced about 100 m apart."

This was designed to replace the ionosphere "because telecommunications are impaired by magnetic storms and solar flares." The U.S. planned to add to the number of copper needles if the experiment proved to be successful. This plan was strongly opposed by the Intentional Union of Astronomers.

(C) Project Orion/ USAF:
Drugs, hypnosis, and ESB
Targeting: Short range, in person
Frequencies: ELFis Modulation
Transmission and Reception: Radar, microwaves, modulated at ELF frequencies
Purpose: Top-security personnel debriefing, programming, insure security and loyalty
Pseudonym: "Dreamland"

(D) While Lilly implies that he left the NIH because of unethical government interference, his Communications Research Institute (founded in the 1958 to study dolphins) was partially funded by the Air Force, NASA, NIHM, the National Science Foundation, and the Navy. He was assisted in this work by Gregory Bateson. While experimenting with sensory deprivation and LSD and ketamine, Lilly came to believe that he was in psychic contact with the aliens of what he called the "Earth Coincidence Control Office". The aliens were guiding events in Lilly's life to lead him to work with dolphins which were psychic conduits between aliens and humans. The aliens are acting for the survival of organic lifeforms against artificial intelligences called "solid-state lifeforms".

(E) LSD is tested on 95 volunteers at the Army's Chemical Warfare Laboratories for its effect on intelligence.


Huxley speeches in London on "Latent Human Potential". COINTELPRO is kicked off and the games begin.

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