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12 Haunting Facts About The CIA's 'Jason Bourne'

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!

12 Haunting Facts About The CIA's 'Jason Bourne'

12 Haunting Facts About The CIA's 'Jason Bourne'

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1. The CIA had an experiment called Project MKUltra back in 1953.

1. The CIA had an experiment called Project MKUltra back in 1953.

In total, 149 strange experiments were conducted. Evidence of it was supposed to be destroyed, but some were eventually revealed.

2. The experiment first involved drug addicts, mental patients, and prostitutes.

2. The experiment first involved drug addicts, mental patients, and prostitutes.

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.

3. Back in 1973, CIA Director Richard Helms wanted every file regarding MKUltra destroyed.

3. Back in 1973, CIA Director Richard Helms wanted every file regarding MKUltra destroyed.

Thus, it's impossible to fully know what the project was all about.

4. There were mind control experiments that involved electrocution and LSD.

4. There were mind control experiments that involved electrocution and LSD.

Thus, some of the nervous patients developed amnesia and they could not control their urination.

5. The LSD experiments of MK Ultra put some patients into a coma that lasted weeks.

5. The LSD experiments of MK Ultra put some patients into a coma that lasted weeks.

In fact, one of the patients had a three-month coma. The CIA also made them listen to looping noises or anything repetitive.

6. The CIA conducted experiments in Canada too.

6. The CIA conducted experiments in Canada too.

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.

7. MK Ultra continued even after an army scientist fell from the 13th floor after taking LSD.

7. MK Ultra continued even after an army scientist fell from the 13th floor after taking LSD.

His name was Dr. Frank Olson and once he took LSD for the first time, he developed depression.

8. A patient took LSD with his coffee and became paranoid about his surroundings.

8. A patient took LSD with his coffee and became paranoid about his surroundings.

The chemist behind Project MKUltra, Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, apparently wanted to see how people would react to normal situations under the influence of drugs.

9. Operation Midnight Climax had the CIA giving men LSD in brothels.

9. Operation Midnight Climax had the CIA giving men LSD in brothels.

Once the men took the LSD, they began to be questioned by the CIA. Until the men revealed their secrets, their trips would continue.

10. Operation Midnight Climax also questioned actual CIA agents.

10. Operation Midnight Climax also questioned actual CIA agents.

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.

11. One mental patient was given LSD every single day for 179 days.

11. One mental patient was given LSD every single day for 179 days.

Basically, the CIA wanted to find out if LSD could be used to turn a Russian spy into their ally.

12. Another experiment involved one woman being ordered to shoot another woman.

12. Another experiment involved one woman being ordered to shoot another woman.

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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