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IN History & Culture ON 23 Aug, 2016
Some people think that the world is boring compared to all the fiction they've read in books and watched in cinemas. However, fiction can actually be inspired by true life. Sadly, not everything in real life is all about positivity and enjoying life. Some aspects of life are truly dark and reveal the horrors of humanity.
Want to know what the CIA did? Read on!
In total, 149 strange experiments were conducted. Evidence of it was supposed to be destroyed, but some were eventually revealed.
One officer of the CIA at the time said these people were chosen because they could not fight back properly. They did not even know that they were given drugs such as LSD. Thus, what the CIA did violated the Nuremberg Code of the United States.
Thus, it's impossible to fully know what the project was all about.
Thus, some of the nervous patients developed amnesia and they could not control their urination.
In fact, one of the patients had a three-month coma. The CIA also made them listen to looping noises or anything repetitive.
A doctor would use an electroconvulsive therapy that was at most 40 times more powerful than usual. The patients only went there because they had anxiety disorders or depression.
His name was Dr. Frank Olson and once he took LSD for the first time, he developed depression.
The chemist behind Project MKUltra, Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, apparently wanted to see how people would react to normal situations under the influence of drugs.
Once the men took the LSD, they began to be questioned by the CIA. Until the men revealed their secrets, their trips would continue.
Some of the people being questioned included military personnel, agents, and CIA employees who might as well have been working for other nations during the Cold War.
Basically, the CIA wanted to find out if LSD could be used to turn a Russian spy into their ally.
If the woman didn't wake up, she would have to shoot her. Thankfully, the gun was unloaded and she passed out immediately.
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