Just how far has the Central Intelligence Agency gone in its attempts to understand and to create new mind control technology? New details are coming out in a trove of declassified documents that the agency has kept secret for years.
A series of documents have been declassified that appear to give new insight into the CIA’s gruesome and disturbing mind control experiments. The latest release is comprised of 800 pages that include diagrams, diary logs and letters detailing the results of experiments conducted as part of Project MK Ultra. The documents reveal that dogs were the subject of some experiments seeking to establish mind control technology in the 1960s.
In a program that was deemed “successful,” a number of devices were tested on the dogs, with the goal of controlling their movements, using implants and electrical stimulation of their brains.
The documents were published online by the Black Vault, which describes itself as the largest online Freedom of Information Act document clearinghouse in the world.
They revealed that mind control techniques using drugs were also used on prison inmates at the time, with agents using experimental drugs on prisoners who had been hospitalized. The drugs were administered forcefully and without consent from the subjects with the goal to reduce inhibition to revealing self-incriminating information during interrogations while the inmates were awaiting trial.
The documents also detailed the CIA’s interrogation practices. Forms of physical, psychological and mechanical torture included everything from threats to drugs that caused pain, to truth serums that were forcibly used on subjects.
The CIA also sought out hypnotic speaking techniques to control large audiences and the hundreds of documents give insight into the agency’s attempts to control the minds of both humans and dogs. While it isn’t clear if the CIA is still using the same mind control techniques today, these documents give insight into a world that has been hidden from the public for more than 60 years.