7. Having real-life mad scientists on staff doing insane experiments to humans
You're gonna want to sit down for this one. Maybe pour yourself a drink.
We've already covered the fact that Project MKULTRA was, to use technical terminology, messed the eff up. With Subproject 68, run by Dr. Ewen Cameron, it devolved into a plot line you might expect in a Human Centipede sequel.
Cameron believed that he could conduct experiments which would leave subjects with the mental capacity of babies, allowing him to then try to rebuild their personalities. Converting horse stables to sensory deprivation chambers, Cameron would induce comas in his subjects, isolate them for weeks, administer intense electric shocks, then force them to listen to a repeated loop of recorded messages meant to recreate their identity, all while wearing helmets designed for total sensory deprivation. One subject was forced into listening to the same message on repeat for 101 days. Yes, there was lots and lots of screaming.
Yeah, maybe next time someone accuses the government of an evil conspiracy, just remember, you were right when you used to say that there's no way people working to protect our country could be that soulless. In truth, they can be way, way worse.
Joe Oliveto is a staff writer for Supercompressor. He wants to tell you about [REDACTED]. Do as the CIA does and follow him on Twitter.
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