According to the 1998 report 'Bioeffects of Selected Nonlethal Weapons', the U.S. Army has researched a device that could beam words into your skull. The report states that, with the help of microwaves, “this technology could be developed to the point where words could be transmitted to be heard like the spoken word, except that it could only be heard within a person’s head.” The device could “communicate with hostages” and could “facilitate a private message transmission.” Here is a link to an excellent article describing this project - US Army toyed with telepathic ray gun
The CIA’s Project MKUltra, code name for a covert research operation experimenting in the behavioral engineering of humans, continues to stir paranoid people and conspiracy theorists worldwide. Beginning in the early 1950s, the CIA started asking strange questions in memos, like:
“Can we get control of an individual to the point where he will do our bidding against his will and even against fundamental laws of nature, such as self-preservation?”
CIA Director Allen Dulles eventually complained that there weren’t enough “human guinea pigs to try these extraordinary techniques.” The lack of test subjects prompted the CIA to wander off the ethical deep-end, leading to experimenst on unwitting Americans.
The scope of Project MKUltra was broad, with research undertaken at 80 institutions, including 44 colleges and universities, as well as hospitals, prisons and pharmaceutical companies. The CIA operated through these institutions using front organizations, although sometimes top officials at these institutions were aware of the CIA's involvement.
Project MKUltra involved the use of many methodologies to manipulate people's individual mental states and alter brain functions, including the surreptitious administration of drugs (especially LSD) and other chemicals, hypnosis, sensory deprivation, isolation, verbal and sexual abuse, as well as various forms of torture. These substances were tested to see if they “could potentially aid in discrediting individuals, eliciting information, and implanting suggestions and other forms of mental control.” The CIA tested LSD and barbiturates on mental patients, prisoners, and addicts. It also injected LSD in over 7000 military personnel without their knowledge. Many suffered psychotic episodes.
Another CIA operation, Project ARTICHOKE, studied hypnosis, forced morphine addiction (and subsequent forced withdrawal), and the use of other chemicals, among other methods, to produce amnesia and other vulnerable states in subjects.
Project QKHILLTOP examined ancient mind-scrambling methods to make interrogations easier. The study was based at Cornell University under the direction of Dr Harold Wolff. At Cornell, Wolff was an earlier pioneer of human ecology, an interdisciplinary field incorporating psychology, medicine and sociology. When the project began, Dr Wolff asked the CIA to provide him with all its information regarding 'threats, coercion, imprisonment, deprivation, humiliation, torture, "brainwashing", "black psychiatry", hypnosis and combination of these, with or without chemical agents.'" In the book American Torture: From the Cold War to Abu Ghraib and Beyond states it was a study of "mind control" initiated by the CIA in 1954 after reports of Communist "brainwashing."
The CIA later shifted its efforts from mind control to clairvoyance. In the mid 1970s, it launched the Project Stargate to investigate claims of psychic phenomena with potential military and domestic applications, particularly the “controlled remote viewing” phenomenon...the ability to psychically perceive events, sites, or information from a great distance. The project closed in 1995. A final memo concluded:
The foregoing observations provide a compelling argument against continuation of the program within the intelligence community. Even though a statistically significant effect has been observed in the laboratory, it remains unclear whether the existence of a paranormal phenomenon, remote viewing, has been demonstrated. The laboratory studies do not provide evidence regarding the origins or nature of the phenomenon, assuming it exists, nor do they address an important methodological issue of inter-judge reliability.
Further, even if it could be demonstrated unequivocally that a paranormal phenomenon occurs under the conditions present in the laboratory paradigm, these conditions have limited applicability and utility for intelligence gathering operations. For example, the nature of the remote viewing targets are vastly dissimilar, as are the specific tasks required of the remote viewers. Most importantly, the information provided by remote viewing is vague and ambiguous, making it difficult, if not impossible, for the technique to yield information of sufficient quality and accuracy of information for actionable intelligence. Thus, we conclude that continued use of remote viewing in intelligence gathering operations is not warranted.
— Executive summary, "An Evaluation of Remote Viewing: Research and Applications", American Institutes for Research, Sept. 29, 1995
NOTE: here is a link to the transcript from the Congressional hearings and investigation of Project MKUltra in 1977 as well as a list of Declassified MK-Ultra Project Documents...Lon
Project MKULTRA, the CIA's program of research in behavioral modification: Joint hearing before the Select Committee on Intelligence and the ... Congress, first session, August 3, 1977
The Project MKULTRA Compendium: The CIA's Program of Research in Behavioral Modification
Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond
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