In the mid-1950s, the US government secretly tested chemical weapons on the citizens of St Louis.
In 1957, in order to rehabilitate convicts, the Woodlake road camp prison in California began an experiment. The project was called “Operation Sleep” and was based on sleep learning program. Inmates heard the soothing voice of a psychiatrist, while they were sleeping.
“Listen, my inner self, remember and obey this creed of life: Live relaxed, completely and utterly relaxed… Love, rule my life. Love God, my family, and others… Have faith… work with others… Face life without fear, be calm, unafraid… Know myself and my faults… live without alcohol… Alcohol is a poison. I do not need alcohol. Abstain with ease. Alcohol is repulsive to me…
I am truly happy. I give my life to my family, to my friends, and to the world. I am filled with love and compassion for all, so help me God.”
Unfortunately, there is little to no data on, whether the experiment reformed criminals. According to the superintendent of the prison, inmates were very cooperative, but they couldn’t know the outcome for sure; until after facing the temptations of freedom again.
When Nazi physician Josef Mengele (a.k.a. “The Angel of Death”) would visit his child subjects, he would introduce himself as “Uncle Mengele” and offered them sugar and sweets.
During the CIA’s experiments in brainwashing/mind control, a mental health patient was subjected to a 174 day acid trip.
In 1950 ‘One of the largest human experiments in history’ was conducted on unsuspecting residents of San Francisco by the US military in a germ-warfare simulation and Nuremberg Code violation that utilized the Bay Area’s iconic fog to help spread two kinds of bacteria over the city.
Five officers once volunteered to stand directly under an exploding nuclear bomb. The only non-volunteer was the camera man.
In ’91, 8 people were sealed inside a 3 acre dome. The sealed structure housed 7 ecosystems: ocean, desert, savannah, rainforest, marsh, an area of intensive agriculture and a human habitat. The project was designed to see whether humans could survive and adapt.
King Gustav III of Sweden commissioned an experiment to prove coffee was poisonous. Overseen by two doctors, a prisoner was forced to drink three pots of coffee a day until he died. Both doctors and the King died before the prisoner.
Project MKUltra was an illegal and clandestine program of experiments on human subjects designed and undertaken by the CIA in the 1950s, which intended to identify and develop drugs and procedures to be used in interrogations and torture, in order to weaken the individual to force confessions through mind control.