Programmed Horrors: Charlie Manson, Orange Sunshine LSD and more MKULTRA, much, much more…

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Is this the true face of our government? Many of our nation’s bravest children are saying, yes! Either by myth or by fact, Mind Control is now center stage and these children will not be denied.

It is well known that followers of Charles Manson committed the Tate-LaBianca murders during the late 1960’s. These murders had a profound impact on the peace movement through the long-standing psychological warfare goal of discrediting the enemy through covert associative terrorism. If one examines the case closely, it becomes obvious that Manson used mind-control techniques such as hypnotism, LSD, and other types of mental programming to turn middle-class suburbanites into selfless killers, but one has to wonder just exactly how Manson was able to accomplish this?

Consider that Manson was part of the hippie movement at the time of the CIA’s project, MKULTRA, which implemented the use of drugs in order to conduct mind control experiments.

It appears that part of Manson’s own supply of LSD may have come directly from the CIA. A new type of LSD known as “Orange Sunshine” was being used by the Manson Family immediately prior to the Tate-LaBianca murders according to Family member Charles “Tex” Watson, who wrote in his prison memoir that it was the use of Orange Sunshine LSD that finally convinced him that Manson’s violent, apocalyptic vision was real.

In addition, Tex Watson recounted in his testimony that Manson used other drugs such as “mescaline, psilocybin, and the THC, and STP” and described a “mental acid” that “drew stuff out of your mind; and the other (body acid)…would be drawing your body.”

Later, when asked about the use of drugs in the Manson family “Tex” said, “People seem to think that Manson had all of us drugged out, while he remained sober so he could easily manipulate our minds. This may be true, but a sorcerer such as Manson uses mind-altering drugs himself in order to contact spiritual beings, and gain supernatural powers.”

“He did use drugs to manipulate and control us, and the more drugs we took, the easier it was for him to manipulate us with his philosophy. We all began to reflect his views, a mirror image of destruction, growing worse every day. We mirrored his lifestyle and attitude toward society.”

Orange Sunshine LSD was manufactured and distributed exclusively by a group known as “The Brotherhood of Eternal Love” who operated out of a beach resort near Los Angeles. The Brotherhood had among it’s drug manufacturers and dealers, one Ronald Stark, who is believed to have manufactured 50 million doses of LSD, and had known connections to the CIA.

It was this very same batch of acid that was available in abundance four months later during the fateful free concert held at Altamont Speedway. Four people died at that concert, one of them after being brutally stabbed to death by a group of Hell’s Angels who had been given access to multiple tabs of Orange Sunshine. Many people who attended that concert noted that the LSD seemed to be “contaminated” and that the general vibe one got from using it was that of extreme negativity, violence, and death. Additionally, Orange Sunshine was in use among American ground forces during the Vietnam war, having been smuggled into that country from the California coast.

Manson’s personal obsession was with “Helter Skelter” and his belief was that this event would ignite a black-white race war in America; the Tate-LaBianca murders and the murder of musician Gary Hinman were definitely staged with false clues that the killers (or perhaps someone else) hoped would be blamed on elements of the “black militant” movement.

Manson has said in interviews that he based some of his philosophy on the science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Hienlien. In a scenario perhaps reminiscent of Mark David Chapman’s and John Hinckley’s infatuation with Catcher in the Rye, could Stranger in a Strange Land somehow have been Manson’s program-trigger mechanism? Was the concept of Helter Skelter part of Manson’s program? It is interesting to note how the “science fiction” character of Valentine Michael Smith in Heinlien’s Stranger in a Strange Land very closely parallels Manson’s own life: Valentine Michael Smith was a human being who returned to Earth after being raised on Mars where he underwent training in the occult arts; Manson was isolated in prison where he also studied the occult extensively and has quipped that he viewed himself as a man with an alien mind after his release from prison in 1967; both Manson and the fictional “Smith” gathered about them a group of followers into a communal lifestyle and practiced a sort of “group mind” telepathy; both attempted to transform the world as we know if via their respective philosophies.

Are these cults a thing of the past, or have they only been perfected and “normalized?”

So it came to pass that Charles Manson was stuck in solitary confinement at Folsom Prison when a new inmate was placed in the adjoining cell. It was Tim Leary, who was eventually captured with Joanna Harcourt Smith, who later admitted working for the DEA. “They took you off the streets”, Manson informed Leary, “so that I could continue with your work.” Charlie couldn’t understand how Leary had given so many people acid without trying to “control” them.

With all this in mind, consider that if a ex-convict-turned-hippie like Charles Manson could program people to kill, then why not the U.S. Government?

In the book, Helter Skelter, Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi discussed Manson’s programming techniques in depth, likening much of Manson’s programming abilities to those used by the U.S. military.

Manson was in prison during the time that the CIA was known to be using inmates at Vacaville prison in the MKULTRA experiments, a fact that leaves one to speculate that perhaps Manson was some sort of mind-controlled guru created by the CIA and set loose against the “subversive” left-wing elements in order to discredit them.

Since his incarceration for the Tate-LaBianca murders, Manson has again served part of his time at Vacaville.

In alot of Manson interviews he will say things like “I’m only what i’ve been trained to be, I’m only what you thought you” “One interview he said Jimmy Carter made me what I am”

We now have substantiated proof that the CIA was working on projects to
control human behavior. You are meant to believe that these were isolated studies, not influencing us domestically, not employed against us. How could we know otherwise?

Given total silence on the subject of collective unconscious manipulation, it is safe to presume that the collective unconscious mind was the true “enemy” of these programs. The individual would need to be more insane than Manson himself to presume otherwise.

And given the history of the agency as revealed in once classified
documents, it is safe to say that the CIA would have had a
great interest in creating the perfect agent: one who didn’t know he/she was
an agent. One who was mind-controlled. (In The Control of Candy Jones,
author Donald Bain tells of Candy Jones, a leading New York fashion model
whose story is perhaps one of the best documented cases of successful
mind-control by the CIA via drugs, hypnosis and intensive programming; Ms.
Jones underwent hypnotic regression therapy after exhibiting disturbing
personality shifts and eventually what had happened to her emerged. The
story that unfolded told how Ms. Jones had been programmed by hypnosis to
act as a spy and courier for the CIA in the Far East, all the while in a
deep hypnotic trance. Once the CIA was through with her, she returned to her
former life with absolutely no memory of what had happened to her).

Such a scenario would be plausible denial at it’s finest, producing the
ultimate patsy. Consider the following extract from the “Real Story Series”
booklet entitled “Who Killed Robert Kennedy?” by Philip Melanson:

“Since World War II, the US military and the CIA have conducted extensive
research into mind control and its relation to national security…Fearing
that the Russians might produce a “sleeper killer” as a weapon against the
West, the CIA began to pursue research on their own programmed assassin. An
agency memo in January 1954 discussed a “hypothetical problem”: “Can an
individual…be made to perform an act of attempted assassination
involuntarily?” Can someone be turned into a “trigger mechanism” that can be
“induced to perform the act of attempted assassination at a later date”? The
target of the attempted assassination was to be “a prominent politician [of
the foreign country] or if necessary, an American official.”
Melanson writes further that it would be much easier to create a “patsy”
than to program an assassin and also wrote that hypnosis expert Milton
Kline, a CIA consultant, estimated that he could create such a patsy in as
little as three months.

During their investigation and research into the history of LSD, authors
Martin A. Lee and Bruce Shlain were allowed access to a special reading room
at the Hyatt Regency in Rosslyn, Virginia. Documents pertinent to the CIA’s
MKULTRA program were being opened to the public as the result of a Senate
subcommittee led by chairman Senator Ted Kennedy. In the prologue to their
book, Acid Dreams, they write:

In the course of our inquiry we uncovered CIA documents describing
experiments in sensory deprivation, sleep teaching, ESP, subliminal
projection, electronic brain stimulation, and many other methods that might
have applications for behavior modification. One project was designed to
turn people into programmed assassins who would kill on automatic command.
Most conspiracy researchers are familiar with the CIA’s mind control program
MKULTRA. It was led by creepy scientist-spook Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, who
testified before the same subcommittee only after receiving a grant of
immunity from criminal prosecution. MKULTRA was launched in April of 1953 as
a continuation of mind-control experiments that originated in the Nazi death
camps of such notoriety as Dachau. (MKULTRA, ARTICHOKE and other CIA
projects became possible because of Project Paperclip, a US Army scheme that
smuggled Nazi scientists, intelligence personnel and other war criminals to
the United States from Europe at the end of WWII.)

The start of the Cold War and the Korean War in particular gave the go ahead
to mind control research with the advent of “brain washing” as a house-hold
name. Supposedly a development of the Communist-Chinese, the term was
actually coined by a magazine writer later discovered to be on the CIA
payroll as an “agent of influence”. On the premise of a “brainwashing gap,”
the CIA got permission for research into countering alleged communist mind
control efforts and set out to develop their own to aid in the espionage

MKULTRA Calling: A History of Horrors

The abuses of MKULTRA are just beginning to see the light of day.

On November 19, 1953, an Army scientist and germ warfare specialist named
Frank Olson, who was working on an MKULTRA project, was without his
knowledge or consent, slipped a dose of LSD in a drink at a party attended
by other CIA personnel. For weeks afterward he remained in what many
witnesses described as a state of depression and paranoia. He confided to
one CIA doctor that the agency was putting something in his coffee to keep
him awake at night, that people were plotting against him and that he heard
voices commanding him to throw his wallet away, which he did, even though it
contained several uncashed pay checks. On the last night of his life, he
checked into a room at the Statler Hilton hotel in New York City along with
a CIA agent assigned to watch him. Olson allegedly jumped through a closed
hotel window and fell ten stories to his death. It was Dr. Gottlieb who had
slipped him the drug at the party. An elaborate cover-up eliminated any
clues as to the actual circumstances of his death. The full truth of what
happened would not come to light for twenty years. (On a recent episode of
the television show Unsolved Mysteries, serious doubts were raised as to
whether Olson actually jumped through the window unaided.) Olson’s widow was
eventually awarded a large cash settlement in connection with his death at
the hands of the CIA.

Dr. Ewen Cameron, a prestigious psychiatrist who directed the Allain
Memorial Institute in Montreal, Canada also worked for the CIA during
MKULTRA. With financial backing from the CIA, Dr. Cameron developed a
bizarre method for reprogramming people. This involved “sleep therapy” where
a person was knocked out with sedatives for months at a time. Next, the
phase involved “depatterning” in which the person was given massive electro
shocks and frequent doses of LSD in an attempt to wipe out past behavior
patterns. Then, the doctor would attempt to recondition the person’s mind
using a technique called “psychic driving,” in which the person was again
heavily sedated, locked in a “sleep room” where tape recordings of various
messages were played over a speaker under the person’s pillow as many as a
quarter of a million times. (2) (Nine of Dr. Cameron’s former “patients”
have filed lawsuits against the American government in a claim that they are
still suffering from trauma as a result of these experiments.)

Another death attributed to the program was that of Harold Blauer in 1953.
Blauer was part of a study conducted by a group of doctors working under an
army contract at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He died a few
hours after an injection of MDA, a psychedelic, amphetamine-derived drug,
similar to the 90’s “rave” drug, Ecstasy. The drug had been supplied by the
Army Chemical Corps in co-operation with MKULTRA. One army researcher later
admitted that “we didn’t know if it was dog piss or what it was we were
giving to him.” (3)

And in perhaps one of the most bizarre and horrifying abuses, Dr. Paul Hoch,
while performing experiments for the army as a CIA consultant, gave intra
spinal injections of LSD and mescaline to psychiatric patients, later
lobotomizing them. In one experiment, after a psychedelic had been
administered, Dr. Hoch gave a subject a local anesthetic and asked him to
describe his visual experiences as surgeons removed pieces of his brain. (4)
(The list of other abuses occurring during MKULTRA is a lengthy one that
could fill a large volume.)

The CIA appears to have chosen to experiment primarily on certain groups:
prisoners, mental patients, “foreigners,” sexual deviants, and minorities.
Much of the experimentation occurred at places like the Addiction Research
Center, a federal hospital for drug addicts in Lexington, Kentucky. CIA
documents describe experiments conducted in which persons were given LSD for
over seventy-five consecutive days in double, triple and quadruple doses.
The majority of these subjects were black males.

Abuses of inmates at Vacaville Medical Facility in California, a prison
psychiatric hospital, were also conducted under the auspices of MKULTRA.

Consider the following excerpts from a series of articles that ran in the
Napa Sentinel, entitled, “Mind Control” by Harry V. Martin and David Caul:

People have found it difficult to accept that an individual can be
hypnotized to perform an act which is against his moral principles. Some
experiments have been conducted by the U.S. Army which show that this
popular perception is untrue. The chairman of the Department of Psychology
at Colgate University, Dr. Estabrooks, has stated, “I can hypnotize a man
without his knowledge or consent into committing treason against the United
States.” Estabrooks was one of the nation’s most authoritative sources in
the hypnotic field…Dr. Estabrooks actually conducted experiments on U.S.
soldiers to prove his point. Soldiers of low rank and little formal
education were placed under hypnotism and their memories tested…One of the
experiments involved placing a normal, stable army private in a deep trance.
Watkins was trying to see if he could get the private to attack a superior
officer, a cardinal sin in the military. While the private was in a deep
trance, Watkins told him that the officer sitting across from him was an
enemy soldier who was going to attempt to kill him. In the private’s mind,
it was a kill or be killed situation. The private immediately jumped up and
grabbed the officer by the throat. The experiment was repeated several
times, and in one case the man who was hypnotized and the man who was
attacked were very close friends. The results were always the same. In one
experiment, the hypnotized subject pulled out a knife and nearly stabbed
another person…Dr. James V. McConnel, head of the Department of Mental
Health Research at the University of Michigan, said, “The day has come when
we can combine sensory deprivation with the use of drugs, hypnosis, and the
astute manipulation of reward and punishment to gain almost absolute control
over an individual’s behavior…A U.S. Navy psychologist, who claims that
the Office of Naval Intelligence had taken convicted murderers from military
prisons, used behavior modification techniques on them, and then relocated
them in American embassies throughout the world. Just prior to that time,
the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee had censured the CIA for its global
political assassination plots, including plots against Fidel Castro. The
Navy psychologist was Lt. Commander Thomas Narut of the U.S. Regional
Medical Center in Naples, Italy. The information was divulged at an Oslo
NATO conference of 120 psychologists from the eleven nation alliance…Dr.
Narut, in a question and answer session with reporters from many nations,
revealed how the Navy was secretly programming large numbers of assassins.
He said that the men he had worked with for the Navy were being prepared for
commando-type operations, as well as covert operations in U.S. embassies
worldwide. He described the men who went through his program as “hit men and
assassins” who could kill on command. Careful screening of the subjects was
accomplished by Navy psychologists through the military records, and those
who actually received assignments where their training could be utilized,
were drawn mainly from submarine crews, the paratroops, and many were
convicted murderers serving military prison sentences…After his NATO
lecture, Dr. Narut disappeared. He could not be located. Within a week of so
after the lecture, the Pentagon issued an emphatic denial that the U.S. Navy
had “engaged in psychological training or other types of training of
personnel as assassins.” They disavowed the programming centers in San Diego
and Naples and stated they were unable to locate Narut, but did provide
confirmation that he was a staff member of the U.S. Regional Medical Center
in Naples.
As we shall see, Project MKULTRA may have culminated in such horrors as the
People’s Temple tragedy in Jonestown, Guyana, the Kennedy assassinations and

A Directory of Lone Nuts

To my knowledge, we have no actual proof that the CIA was successful in
actually creating a programmed assassin.

Or do we?

In the late 60’s and early 70’s, political assassinations changed the course
of three presidential elections. In each of these cases, responsibility was
placed on a “lone nut,” conveniently relieving any need for public inquiries
into possible conspiracies. Research into assassinations and attempted
assassinations, various murders and mayhem, and covert activities of
America’s intelligence community aimed at American citizens contain our best
evidence of the possible success of mind-control experiments that may have
produced programmed assassins.

Also present in some of these cases was the CIA technique of using “doubles”
and even theatrical effects to deliberately create confusion, promote
propaganda and negative sentiments against “subversive groups” or to bolster
the portrait of the “lone nut” in the minds of Americans. It is possible
that these “doubles” were also programmed and mind controlled. (During the
Vietnam era, the CIA’s Operation CHAOS was routinely and illegally
conducting domestic spy operations on a large number of U.S. citizens,
attempting to prove a link between the anti-war movement and world
communism. To this day, the files that the CIA maintains on private citizens
are one of the Agency’s most closely guarded secrets).

The cases of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, John
Lennon, Governor George Wallace, the People’s Temple “massacre” at Jones
Town, the Symbionese Liberation Army, the so-called “Zebra” murders, and
even the Charles Manson Family are rife with tantalizing clues that seem to
suggest that mind-control has been achieved by the CIA. Consider the
following, itemized list in America’s Directory of “Lone Nut” Assassins:

Sirhan Sirhan

Sirhan Sirhan was/is portrayed as the “lone nut” who assassinated Robert F.
Kennedy at the Ambassodor Hotel in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968. There is
strong evidence of the presence of the CIA in this assassination. The LAPD
(which appears to have been under the direction of the CIA at the time of
the investigation) figures prominently in the cover-up which took place
after the shooting.

The fatal wound that killed Robert Kennedy came from a gunshot behind his
right ear. Sirhan, according to multiple witnesses, fired his gun from
Kennedy’s front and was never behind the Senator at any time. Once the
shooting started, Sirhan was quickly hauled to the floor by several people
who had been assigned to guard Kennedy that day. (It has been alleged that
Sirhan, like Lee Harvey Oswald, was simply a mind-controlled patsy and that
the real killer was Thane Eugene Cesar, an armed security guard and a
Kennedy-hater with right-wing ties. Cesar was in the perfect position to
fire the fatal shot as he was behind and just slightly to the right of
Senator Kennedy and had been guiding him by the arm through the crowd at the
moment of the shooting).

In what is perhaps one of the best cases for proof of successful
mind-control, the evidence strongly suggests that Sirhan may have been
programmed (by the CIA) with hypnosis and drugs. (Sirhan claims to have no
memory of the killing.)

Master hypnotist William J. Bryan, Jr., who allegedly worked for the CIA,
bragged about hypnotizing Sirhan prior to the assassination, as well as the
serial killer known as the “Boston Strangler,” Albert DeSalvo. Bryan, by his
own account, had been the “chief of all medical survival training for the
United States Air Force, which meant the brainwashing section.” He also
claimed to have been a consultant for the film “The Manchurian Candidate,”
which was based on Richard Condon’s famous novel about a man who is captured
by Communists and hypnotically programmed to return to the United States to
kill a political leader. Condon’s novel was itself based upon the CIA’s
ARTICHOKE program (the successor to Project BLUEBIRD), which sought to find
a way to create a programmed, amnesiac assassin. Project ARTICHOKE
eventually became Project MKULTRA.

In the July-August, 1997 issue of Probe, (Vol. 4 No. 5), “The Robert F.
Kennedy Assassination: Sirhan Now Says: “I Am Innocent,” author/researcher
Lisa Pease elaborates further:

How far did these experiments progress? There is little in the way of a
written record. In the wake of the exposes during the Watergate period,
exiting CIA Director Richard Helms ordered all files relating to the CIA’s
various mind control experiments destroyed. A few years later, a small
number of documents was found and reviewed by the Senate. In these few
documents may lay some hints as to what happened to Robert Kennedy. One
surviving document in particular bears an uncanny resemblance to the
circumstances surrounding the assassination. The 1954 CIA document describes
efforts to find a way to induce an individual “to perform an act,
involuntarily, of attempted assassination against a prominent [deleted in
original] politician or if necessary, against an American official.” (And
the original document contained) the suggestion that the subject be
“surreptitiously drugged through the medium of an alcoholic cocktail at a
social party.” Sirhan had been drinking Tom Collinses that night. His last
memory was of pouring coffee for a pretty girl, described by a waiter there
as wearing a polka dot dress. Had Sirhan been surreptitiously drugged? The
use of drugs, or hypnosis, or likely a combination of both, would go a long
way towards explaining Sirhan’s strange behavior as recorded by the
witnesses that night. Several witnesses noticed something odd in Sirhan’s
behavior before and during the shooting. Earlier that evening, one of the
Western Union teletype operators, Mary Groh, noticed Sirhan staring at the
teletype machine as though transfixed. “[H]e came over to my machine and
started staring at it. Just staring. I’ll never forget his eyes. I asked
what he wanted. He didn’t answer. He just kept staring.” One of the men
attempting to overpower Sirhan during the shooting, George Plimpton, was
amazed that Sirhan’s eyes were “dark brown and enormously peaceful.” Another
man in the same position, Joseph Lahaiv, described Sirhan as looking “very
tranquil” during the struggle. Two waiters, Vincent Di Pierro and Martin
Patruski, reported that Sirhan appeared to be smiling. A cook named Yosio
Niwa said, “I’ll never forget that guy’s face…I was so upset…he was
smiling….” When Sirhan was taken from the scene, a patrolman shined a
flashlight in Sirhan’s eyes to check for indications of drugs or alcohol. On
the stand at Sirhan’s trial, the patrolman “couldn’t recall” what he
determined. But in an earlier statement he had said that Sirhan’s pupils
“didn’t react” to the light and that they “were real wide”. The official
records from Sirhan’s blood test were lost by the Los Angeles Police
Department…If the bulk of the witnesses, who gave matching stories, are
correct, then Sirhan couldn’t have fired the shots, and was in a
disassociative state during the shooting. If he was under hypnosis and given
amnesia-producing drugs such as the CIA was experimenting with for well over
fourteen years by that time, then Sirhan’s claims of memory loss and
innocence, while strange, may well be true…for seekers of truth, the full
record presents the very likely and disturbing possibility that Sirhan was a
mind-controlled patsy performing an act of “attempted assassination” to
distract from the real killers.
In his book, “The Search for the Manchurian Candidate,” John D. Marks
details the CIA’s efforts to hypnotically program people and adds the

The veteran admits that none of the arguments he uses against a conditioned
assassin would apply to a programmed “patsy” whom a hypnotist could walk
through a series of seemingly unrelated events, a visit to a store, a
conversation with a mailman, picking a fight at a political rally. The
subject would remember everything that happened to him and be amnesic only
for the fact the hypnotist ordered him to do these things. There would be no
gaping inconsistency in his life of the sort that can ruin an attempt by a
hypnotist to create a second personality. The purpose of this exercise is to
leave a circumstantial trail that will make the authorities think the patsy
committed a particular crime. The weakness might well be that the amnesia
would not hold up under police interrogation, but that would not matter if
the police did not believe his preposterous story about being hypnotized or
if he were shot resisting arrest. Hypnosis expert Milton Kline says he could
create a patsy in three months; an assassin would take him six.
Phrases from Sirhan’s private notebooks show the characteristics of
“automatic writing” of a hypnotically programmed subject and he even makes
references to mind control, money, drugs, the Occult and even the name “Di

Witness Sandra Serrano, who was harassed/intimidated/ridiculed by LAPD
polygraph operator Sgt. Enrique Hernandez as he tried to get her to change
her story (Hernandez had ties to the CIA and may have been a professional
CIA interrogator) reported that just prior to the shooting, she saw Sirhan
with a “Latin” man and a girl in a polka-dot dress ascending an emergency
stairway in the hotel where RFK was shot. Other witnesses saw Sirhan near a
coffee machine inside the hotel with a girl in a polka-dot dress who was
whispering to him. (Sirhan has said that the last thing he remembers prior
to the shooting of RFK was having a cup of coffee with a girl. The next
thing he remembered afterward was being restrained after firing his weapon
at Kennedy. This suggests the possibility of additional drugs being placed
in his coffee, and further hypnotic suggestions being given to him just
prior to the shooting)

Immediately after the shooting, witnesses saw this same woman and a male
companion (the “Latin”) leaving the hotel and gleefully exclaiming, “We shot
him! We shot Senator Kennedy!” Prosecution psychiatrist Seymour Pollack, who
was convinced that Sirhan had been programmed by someone, asked Sirhan while
under hypnosis if anyone was with him when he shot Kennedy, to which he
replied in a hushed tone, “the girl, the girl.”

Lee Harvey Oswald

The alleged “lone nut” assassin of JFK had numerous ties to the intelligence
community and served with the Marine Corps at Atsugi, Japan ( originating
base of the U2 spy plane flights) during which time LSD and other drugs were
known to have been field tested there by the CIA.

There is the implication to be considered by his known presence at Atsugi
that Oswald may have been the first “Manchurian Candidate” patsy from which
many others were later fashioned. The use of numerous “doubles” in the
Oswald saga is well documented by other researchers, as well as many
instances of what may indicate the use of programmed collaborators. (See
“Kerry Thornley” below)

James Earl Ray

The alleged assassin of Martin Luther King may have also been a carefully
chosen and groomed patsy. This case provides us with evidence of the FBI and
CIA’s involvement in the assassination of what they termed as a “black
political dissident”. (J. Edgar Hoover’s hatred of King is well documented,
as well as his agency’s attempts to discredit King, whom the FBI felt had
communist ties. It should be noted here that the FBI’s infamous COINTELPRO
[Counterintelligence Program] was in full force during the 1960’s and early
1970’s and is possibly still in effect to this day, but under a different
name). (fn1)

Suspiciously, Ray (who by all accounts was not a very sophisticated
criminal) was somehow able to obtain enough money to secure a phony
passport, travel by plane all over Europe and elude the authorities who were
looking for him, acting more like a seasoned spook then the small time
burglar and thief he actually was.

While there appears to be no overt evidence of mind control where Ray is
concerned, the case remains of interest for the use of the Ray doubles “Paul
Bridgemen,” “Eric Starvo Galt,” and “Ramon George Sneyd.” Ray employed all
three of these names. It came to light later that these aliases were
identical to the names of three men who lived near each other in Toronto (a
city where Ray had never been). All of these men were about the same height
and build and all bore facial scars that were similar to Ray’s.

In the tradition of intelligence “handlers,” there is the mysterious
“Raoul,” whom Ray claims was his contact during the days leading up to the

Though a rifle found at the scene allegedly had a single fingerprint that
was attributed to Ray, no prints matching his were found in the room he
rented across from King’s motel and from which Ray supposedly fired at King.
(It took the FBI’s fingerprint section two weeks to identify this
fingerprint, even though they were comparing the print against a master set
of prints that contained only 720 samples. This would indicate that the
print alleged to have been found on the rifle was of a very poor and dubious

Recent tests (pushed for by Martin Luther King’s son) have also provided
strong indications that the recovered rifle was not the weapon that was used
to assassinate King. Tennessee Judge Joe Brown ruled that 12 out of the 18
test bullets that were fired through the rifle had markings different from
the markings on the bullet that killed Dr. King. These test results alone
seem to support the contention that Ray was groomed for his role as a patsy.

Charles Manson

Manson and his followers committed the Tate-LaBianca and other killings
during the late 1960’s. Manson used mind-control techniques such as
hypnotism, high doses of LSD, and programming to turn peaceful flower
children into killers, but one has to wonder just exactly where did Manson
learn to program people?

Manson was part of the “hippie element” at the time of the CIA’s use of
drugs and the MKULTRA experiments in an attempt to discredit the left wing
anti-war movement in America.

Manson’s supply of LSD may have come directly from the CIA. A new type of
LSD known as “Orange Sunshine” was being used by the Manson Family
immediately prior to the Tate-LaBianca murders according to Family member
Charles “Tex” Watson, who wrote in his prison memoir that it was the use of
the Orange Sunshine LSD that finally convinced him that Manson’s Helter
Skelter, apocalyptic vision was real. (13) And this special LSD may have
been supplied by the CIA. Orange Sunshine was manufactured and distributed
by a group known as “The Brotherhood of Eternal Love” who operated out of a
beach resort near Los Angeles. The Brotherhood had among it’s drug
manufacturers and dealers, one Ronald Stark, a person with known connections
to the CIA. It is believed that Stark was responsible for the manufacture of
up to 50 million hits of LSD). (14)

It is also interesting to note that Manson, an avowed racist and having a
known affinity for right-wing beliefs, was somehow conveniently and
completely linked with the left-wing by the news media. It can be argued
that the Manson murders “nailed the coffin shut” in the minds of many
Americans as far as the image of the Hippies as a peace-loving, political
movement was concerned, and by all indications, this seems to have been just
one very weird part of a successful CIA operation to discredit the anti-war
movement in America.

Manson’s personal obsession was with “Helter Skelter” and his belief was
that this event would ignite a black-white race war in America; the
Tate-LaBianca murders and the murder of musician Gary Hinman were definitely
staged with false clues that the killers (or perhaps someone else) hoped
would be blamed on elements of the “black militant” movement.

Manson has said in interviews that he based some of his “philosophy” on the
science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Hienlien. In a
scenario perhaps reminiscent of Mark David Chapman’s and John Hinckley’s
infatuation with Catcher in the Rye, could Stranger in a Strange Land
somehow have been Manson’s program-trigger mechanism? Was the concept of
Helter Skelter part of Manson’s program?

And consider that if a hippie-ex-convict-nobody like Charles Manson could
program people to kill, then why not the U.S. Government?

In the book, Helter Skelter, Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi discusses
Manson’s programming techniques in depth, likening much of Manson’s
programming abilities to the same thing that takes place with recruits in
the U.S. military. But Bugliosi also hints at “some missing element, “some
aspect of Manson’s personality that we do not understand” that enabled him
to program his followers to kill.

Manson was in prison during the time that the CIA was known to be using
inmates at Vacaville prison in the MKULTRA experiments, a fact that leaves
one to speculate that perhaps Manson was some sort of mind-controlled guru
cum agent provocateur, set loose against the “subversive” left-wing elements
by the CIA to discredit them.

Since his incarceration for the Tate-LaBianca murders, Manson has again
served part of his time at Vacaville.

Arthur Bremer

The attempted assassin of Governor George Wallace of Alabama was described
in the media as a deranged loner, but he wasn’t alone at all if you count
the involvement of the CIA and the Nixon/Watergate “plumbers” who figure
prominently in this case. (It has been suggested that George Wallace’s
political campaign could potentially have taken too many votes away from
rival presidential candidate Richard Nixon if Wallace was allowed to stay in
the presidential race. He was conveniently eliminated by Arthur Bremer).

On Monday, May 15, 1972, Bremer attempted to assassinate George Wallace at a
campaign rally in Laurel, Maryland. According to researchers, within one
hour after the Wallace shooting, Nixon aide Charles Colson, having invented
a ruse to place blame for the shooting on radical extremists of the left
wing, ordered Watergate “plumber” E. Howard Hunt to break into Bremer’s
apartment and plant Black Panther and Angela Davis literature there.
(Bremer, however, had political convictions leaning towards the extreme
right. None other than George Wallace himself stated that he wondered how
members of Nixon’s staff had found Bremer’s apartment so quickly after the

But this “loner” actually had quite a few friends. One of these friends,
Dennis Cassini, turned up mysteriously dead in the trunk of his own car
before he could be questioned. (5) The FBI didn’t even bother to investigate
his death. According to The Milwaukee Journal: “The former Wisconsin College
Republican State Chairman said (that) Donald Segretti, confessed political
spy and Republican saboteur in the 1972 presidential campaign, urged him to
recruit persons in Wisconsin to do dirty tricks to embarrass the Democrats.”

Arthur Bremer was from Milwaukee. Records show that Bremer traveled
extensively while stalking Wallace on his campaign trail, staying in
expensive hotels, running up debts totaling $5,000 dollars, which he paid.
Quite unusual for a busboy whose total earnings were under $2,000 dollars
for the entire year. Bremer was also identified prior to the assassination
as the man seen accompanying Watergate-operative Anthony Ulasewicz in
Michigan. (The personality revealed by Bremer’s diary was used as a source
for the character of Travis Bickle in the original screenplay of the movie
Taxi Driver, which would, curiously, later drive John Hinckley in his own
presidential assassination attempt).

Bremer was sentenced to 63 years in prison and has never given any
explanation as to why he shot Wallace.

Mark David Chapman

Yet another “lone nut” assassin who killed “leftist” John Lennon in New York
City on December 8, 1980.

Chapman had possible ties to the CIA as a former World Vision Employee.
(World Vision Missionaries is an “international evangelical order” that has
performed espionage work for CIA). Allegedly, while working for World
Vision, Chapman was trained in terrorist infested, war-torn Beruit as a
“security guard”.

Less than four months before John Hinckley Jr. attempted to gun down Reagan,
Chapman shot and killed John Lennon in what may have been a practice run for
Hinckley’s later assassination attempt on Reagan. It is known (via the
Freedom of Information Act) that the FBI kept an extensive file on Lennon
and considered him to be a “dangerous left-wing subversive.”

The FBI was able to keep Lennon from obtaining permanent residency in the
United States, watched his apartment, followed him and even tapped his
telephone. According to British Journalist Fenton Bresler, who wrote the
book, “Who Killed John Lennon?,” the FBI viewed Lennon (who was a close
confidant to ultra-radicals Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman) as a dangerous
radical who exerted a strong influence on the public through his music and
political activities.

After shooting Lennon, Chapman sat down and calmly began reading from The
Catcher in the Rye, a novel by J.D. Salinger. (Interestingly, J.D. Salinger,
author of “Catcher” served in the Counter Intelligence Corps during WWII
with Henry Kissinger. Others have theorized that this book served as some
sort of post-hypnotic suggestion or program “trigger”). (6) Chapman himself
claims that he killed Lennon to promote the reading of “Catcher in the Rye,”
yet according to those who knew him, Chapman never exhibited strong feeling
about the book until just prior to the shooting.

Chapman has been quoted as saying this about the shooting:

“He (Lennon) walked past me and then I heard in my head, ‘Do it, do it, do
it, like that,’ I don’t remember aiming. I must have done, but I don’t
remember drawing a bead or whatever you call it…I had no emotion, no
anger….dead silence in the brain.”

Fenton Bresler believed that Chapman was a brainwashed hit man. He wrote
that, “Mark David Chapman is in many ways as much the victim of those who
wanted to kill John Lennon as Lennon himself.”

The police detective (Arthur O’Connor) who interviewed Chapman immediately
following the shooting was convinced, due to his strange demeanor, that
Chapman was under the influence of some sort of hypnotic programming.
(Chapman has officially been portrayed as simply an obsessed Beatles fan who
stalked and killed Lennon for fifteen minutes of fame. A source of mine, who
wishes to remain anonymous, told me about how he once worked in a record
store in Decatur, Georgia where Mark David Chapman often shopped for
records. He claims Chapman was not a Beatles fan at all, but rather that he
seemed obsessed with the music of Todd Rundgren). O’Conner stated that “It
is definitely illogical to say the Mark committed the murder to make himself
famous. He did not want to talk to the press from the very start. It’s
possible Mark could have been used by somebody. I saw him the night of the
murder. I studied him intensely. He looked as if he could have been

Although Chapman has been portrayed as a loner, he was anything but. He
worked extensively with children as a camp counselor for the YMCA and
appeared to have had a normal social life.

John Hinckley, Jr.

The attempted lone nut assassin of Ronald Reagan, whose death would have
placed CIA-spook-vice-president George Bush into the white house eight years
earlier than when he was eventually elected. (It should also be noted that
the members of the Bush and Hinckley families are old friends, both families
having made big money in the Texas oil boom. In fact, Bush’s son, Neil, was
supposed to have had dinner with Scott Hinckley, John Hinckley’s brother,
the evening that John went on his shooting rampage. John Hinckley, Sr., a
reputed CIA officer and close friend of George Bush was also an important
World Vision official).

Like Mark David Chapman, John Hinckley, Jr. also had a copy of Catcher in
the Rye in his possession when apprehended. According to official reports,
Hinckley was also heavily “influenced” by the Travis Bickle character from
the Martin Scorcese film Taxi Driver. (In this film, Robert DeNiro plays an
obsessed gunman who plans to assassinate a presidential candidate, a
character that was inspired by Arthur Bremer’s personal diary).

Like Arthur Bremer, Hinckley traveled extensively around the U.S., and prior
to his assassination attempt on Reagan, was arrested at the airport in
Nashville, Tennessee with three handguns. Curiously, Hinckley was not placed
under any surveillance after this incident. And in emulation of both Sirhan
Sirhan and Bremer, Hinckley also kept a dairy in which he detailed his plans
for shooting Reagan.

There are reports that a Hinckley “double” named “Richardson” traced
Hinckley’s path from Colorado to Connecticut, all the while writing letters
to Jodie Foster, just as the real Hinckley did. This Richardson was arrested
with a weapon at New York’s Port Authority bus terminal, claiming he was
going to kill Reagan. Richardson and also had links to World Vision
Ministry. No less a figure than conspiracy queen Mae Brussel allegedly
spotted an apparent Hinckley double prior to the assassination attempt and
reported this to the Secret Service. (The Hinckley double’s true name is
Edward Richardson, a person who looked amazingly like Hinckley).

One has to ask the obvious: what are the odds that two “unstable” men could
be obsessed with the same actress from the same film at the same time, while
“behaving” under nearly exact circumstances? That both of these men were
intent on re-creating the Travis Bickle character’s assassination scheme
from the movie “Taxi Driver”? What are the chances that two separate
“mentally unstable,” lone individuals, with so many odd similarities, would
reach critical mass at the same time and in the same way?

It is known through court records that Hinckley underwent psychiatric
treatment just prior to his attempt on Reagan and that at the time of the
shooting, he was under the influence of psychiatric drugs.

Found not guilty by reason of insanity, he remains confined to a psychiatric
hospital where he has occasionally corresponded with such notables as serial
killer Ted Bundy and Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme of Manson Family fame and the
attempted presidential assassin of Nixon replacement, Gerald Ford. (There
has been speculation that master mindcontroller Manson himself ordered
Lynette Fromme to shoot Ford).

Kerry Thornley

Kerry Thornley has claimed that he and Oswald were both mind-controlled
patsys and involved in the JFK assassination without conscious knowledge.

Thornley served in the Marine Corps with Oswald. He too, was once stationed
at Atsugi, Japan. Thornley has come to believe that he was, against his will
and without his knowledge, part of the conspiracy that killed John Kennedy.
(Thornley once worked at a Mexican restaurant in the Little Five Points
area, my former neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. I remember him being
pointed out to me once at a party and he was a familiar local figure to
everyone. At that time, Thornley was regarded as just another oddball street
personality who had wacky ideas about the JFK assassination, and no one
really gave any particular credence to what he had to say. This was prior to
the revival of mass interest in the Kennedy assassination that was generated
by the release of the Oliver Stone film, JFK).

Thornley testified before the Warren Commission and at the time he claims he
was satisfied that Oswald was Kennedy’s killer. In the book, Conspiracies,
Cover-ups and Crimes, author Jonathan Vankin interviewed Thornley and
reveals, among other things, that Thornley was living/working in New Orleans
at the same time that Oswald was living there and in a neighborhood that was
host to a whole cadre of intelligence agencies. Thornley reportedly met both
Guy Bannister and David Ferrie while in New Orleans, and after moving to
L.A., he met John Roselli, one of the country’s most powerful mobsters and
an object of suspicion regarding the Kennedy assassination. (Roselli was
later found chopped into pieces and stuffed into an oil drum which had been
dumped off the Florida coast shortly before he was to testify before the
House Select Committee on Assassinations)

Vankin’s book discusses how in 1961, while living in New Orleans, Thornley
was introduced to a man named “Gary Kirstein” in a New Orleans bar called
the Bourbon House. Thornley recalls that Kirstein was “sort of a neanderthal
racist” and was writing a book titled, “Hitler Was a Good Guy”. Thornley, in
recalling the most memorable parts of his conversation with Kirstein states
that he (Kirstein) and himself debated theoretically on how to assassinate
President Kennedy, as if they were two writers discussing how it could be
written in a novel. Thornley also says that Kirstein basically predicted
everything that was going to happen in the next twenty years, including the
Manson Family, the war in Vietnam, etc. (Thornley states that at the time he
listened to this conversation, he was bored and disbelieving of Kirstein and
that he had blotted out the memory of this conversation for ten years)

Thornley now believes that Kirstein may have been E. Howard Hunt, CIA spook
extraordinaire and infamous Watergate “plumber”. Thornley later wrote an
article entitled, “Did the Plumbers Plug J.F.K., Too?” that appeared in an
Atlanta underground newspaper. In the book Secret and Suppressed, Thornley
wrote an article titled, “Is Paranoia a Form of Awareness?” in which he

After I wrote Did the Plumbers Plug J.F.K., Too?, I got two unusual phone
calls. First was a male voice imitating the sounds of a speeded-up tape
recorder or a gibberish-talking cartoon character. Ten years earlier a (New
Orleans resident) named Roger Lovin and I used to address one another in the
Bourbon House with identical noises to those I was now hearing on the other
end of the line…This time I simply replied with a word or two of
bewilderment, and the caller hung up. Within seconds, the phone rang again.
Now a male voice-not Roger’s-said very clearly, “Kerry, do you know who this
is?” When I answered in the negative, he said, “Good!” and again the caller
hung up. (7)
Thornley said the voice on the telephone brought back “eerie memories” and
sounded similar to the voice of the “Kirstein/Hunt” individual from New
Orleans. (Shades of Telefon?) Also while in Atlanta, Thornley went to the
Atlanta police during a time that an interest in new allegations regarding
the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. were being investigated because
he again “remembered that Kirstein had also talked about killing King”.
Twelve days after making statements to the police, Thornley was attacked and
pistol-whipped by two men in ski masks who, strangely, took only his

Thornley believed that he was programmed for some part in the assassination
of Kennedy and that “Kirstein” was his controller and may have implanted
some sort of device in his brain.

Donald DeFreeze

The “leader” of the Symbionese Liberation Army, who (like Manson) was
imprisoned at Vacaville during the time of the MKULTRA experiments, may have
been a CIA, FBI “agent provocateur”. He may also have been mind-controlled.
According to the Jonathan Vankin and John Whalen:

There was something queer about the SLA all along. Its leader, Donald
“General Field Marshall Cinque” DeFreeze-career crook and informer for the
LAPD-emerged from the California penal system’s Vacaville Medical Facility
where he’d come under the tutelage of CIA agent Colston Westbrook, a
psychological warfare specialist. Westbrook enlisted DeFreeze into his
“Black Cultural Association.” Armed robber DeFreeze obtained early release
from Vacaville by performing “a favor” for prison authorities. (Doing a
“favor” was in reference to submitting to psychiatric experiments). The SLA
went public with the assassination of African-American Oakland school
superintendent Dr. Marcus Foster on Nov. 6, 1973. Just weeks earlier, a
neo-Nazi group issued a flyer predicting Foster’s death. “Black men” were
witnessed scurrying from the scene of the crime but the arrested shooters
were whites. Black face makeup was discovered in their apartments. (8)
Regarding the use of makeup and other theatrical props, consider the
following: In a Strange Magazine article, The Makeup Man and the Monster:
John Chambers and the Patterson Bigfoot Suit, author/editor Mark Chorvinsky
mounted an investigation into whether the famous “Wright- Patterson Bigfoot
film, a virtual cornerstone in the investigations and belief of the
existence of Bigfoot, was actually a hoax perpetrated by renowned Hollywood
makeup/effects artist John Chambers. The film was allegedly shot on October
20, 1967 and shows what is purported to be an actual Bigfoot creature as it
walks through the forest in California. The footage has been featured in
numerous television shows and films and is usually the film people think
about when debating the reality of the creature.

During Chorvinsky’s investigation, he interviewed many of Hollywood’s most
prominent makeup artists. Chorvinsky writes: “I have investigated many
phenomena over the past decade, and some of the cases have been quite
controversial, but rarely has anyone requested anonymity…I’m in the
awkward position of knowing more than I can tell at this time. One aspect of
either (John) Chambers’ career or the legends surrounding it is the buzz
about Chambers’ involvement in government-sponsored “black box” work. No one
has ever been willing to go on the record concerning this alleged work, but
within the Hollywood makeup community it is generally believed that such
work did occur and that it has added to the secretiveness of Chambers and
his closet associates…Widespread rumors in the makeup community depict
Chambers applying a wig and prosthetics to a cadaver to fake the death of a
foreign ruler, and engaging in a number of “Company”-sponsored
“non-theatrical” projects. These black box rumors are all reminiscent of
Mission Impossible plots, many of which relied on disguises, some courtesy
of Chambers’ makeup prowess. One rumor depicts the CIA watching Mission
Impossible on television and getting disguise ideas from it, then going
after the makeup artist, Chambers, to work for them…we do know for a fact
that Hollywood makeup artists have been instrumental in various
military/intelligence projects…In this regard I interviewed Bob Schiffer,
the head of Disney’s makeup and hair department with over sixty years in the
business. The veteran makeup master touched on this sensitive topic:

John did mention to me at one time that he was involved in something for the
government. Some of us, including myself, were recruited during World War II
by (then Lieutenant) Gordon Bau for undercover work of a certain type.
Sometimes we did not know what the makeup was used for. A lot of us did
camouflage work in World War II. I was also involved in the years after the
war. In the Bay of Pigs invasion we made up people to look Cuban. (Emphasis
added) (9)
The SLA saga continues to make its presence known because of the possibility
that CIA-sponsored mind-control programs may have been used, in part, as a
means to control the public’s perception of black militants and left-wing
politics in America.

Was DeFreeze mind-controlled? His history is somewhat clouded, but it
appears that he first worked as a snitch/informant for the LAPD’s Criminal
Conspiracy Section, supplying information about black militant organizations
during the 60’s. During the early 70’s, DeFreeze was serving a sentence in
Vacaville Prison during the time that the CIA was alleged to have been
conducting drug experiments there at what was notoriously known as the
“third floor.” According to author Mick Farren:

“DeFreeze became a (CIA) test subject and also recruited others under the
cover of leading a self-help group called the ‘Black Cultural Association.’
DeFreeze’s own statement is that he was drugged and conditioned by CIA
agents and instructed that he would become “the leader of a radical movement
and kidnap a wealthy person.” After escaping through a conveniently unlocked
exit door, DeFreeze did exactly that.”

Rev. Jim Jones

Jim Jones was the supposed mastermind behind the People’s Temple massacre in
Guyana where over a thousand people died. One would have to wonder if
perhaps Jim Jones had also read Stranger in a Strange Land or Catcher in the

It is possible that the real purpose behind Jonestown was to create a
breeding ground for mind-controlled assassins like Chapman and Hinckley.
(The People’s Temple also had ties to the World Vision ministry).

The official version of this story is that Jones’ followers committed mass
suicide by swallowing cyanide-laced Kool-Aid in an act of religious devotion
to Jones. However, new information stresses the possibility that this
“massacre” was in reality an MKULTRA mind-control experiment, conducted by
the CIA, and that most of the dead were actually murdered. (Drugs such as
those used in known MKULTRA operations were discovered at Jonestown,
including a whopping 11,000 doses of Thorazine, a major tranquilizer used in
psychiatric hospitals). (10)

In a recording made during the final moments of the mass deaths in
Jonestown, Jim Jones can be heard shouting, “Get Dwyer out of here,” in
reference to Richard Dwyer, a CIA agent who was present during the
“massacre”. Evidence gathered by other researchers points to a strong CIA
presence in almost all of the dealings of Jim Jones before, during and after
Jonestown and to the Guyana site itself.

There is evidence that Jones used doubles and even some confusion as to
whether it was the genuine Jones whose body was found among the dead, as
photographs of what is alleged to be his body are missing his tattoos.

Witnesses to the shooting of Congressman Leo Ryan and others at the
Jonestown site describe the assailants as “zombie-like” and emotionless.

In reference to a rumored “death list” compiled by the People’s Temple, a
congressional aide was quoted as saying, “There are 120 white, brainwashed
assassins out from Jonestown awaiting the trigger word to pick up their
hit.” (Emphasis added) (11)

Serial Killers

The explosive rise in the 1980’s of the serial killer phenomenon makes one
wonder if perhaps what we are seeing is the result of government
mind-control experiments gone awry, that perhaps these repetitive killers
are part of a stockpile of “sleepers” who woke up too early or whose
programming mechanism has been inadvertently triggered in some way.

Consider that for the most part, serial killers tend to prey on the
so-called “undesirables” of society, such as prostitutes, homosexuals, and
other targeted minorities of the ultra-right wing. (The FBI’s Behavioral
Science Unit has stated that as many as 150 serial killers may be operating
undetected in the United States).

Serial killers, like mind-controlled sleepers, outwardly appear normal to
the rest of the world, but also seem to be acting under a programmed
obsession to kill, usually in the same way, over and over again, as if
trying to fulfill some sort of mission that is echoing around in their

Examples of this phenomenon would include the infamous Zodiac serial killer
who terrorized the Vallejo and San Francisco areas of California during the
mid-60’s. It has been verified that at least five people were murdered there
by an unknown killer who called himself “Zodiac.” (The Zodiac case is
officially still unsolved and the killer has never been caught or positively
identified. Some investigators have theorized that Zodiac may have even
continued his murder spree as late as 1978, but this has not been positively

This highly intelligent and purposely enigmatic killer sent dozens of
letters, some containing coded messages and diagrams, to area newspapers. In
these letters he detailed his crimes and taunted the police by threatening
to commit future crimes. Zodiac claimed that within the coded information he
had identified himself to the authorities. Many investigators believe that
the Zodiac murders may have begun in Riverside, California in October of
1966 with the murder of an 18 year old college student named Cherie Jo
Bates. Zodiac’s MO was to attack couples who were parked in their cars in
out of the way lover’s lanes, but strangely, his last verified murder was of
a lone male cab driver named Paul Stine in downtown San Francisco.

The case is still open to debate as far as Zodiac’s motives are concerned:
According to one researcher, many of the Zodiac murders took place on
important dates according to the astrological signs of the Zodiac. According
to another, the postmarks of four of Zodiac’s letters mailed in 1974, in
the order of their mailing, form a giant “Z” on a map of the Bay Area.
During the time of the known murders, the press and media strongly hinted
that the Zodiac was a crazed hippie and thus aligned with left-wing
politics. Author Gareth Penn has theorized that cabdriver Stine may have
been chosen because Zodiac needed a victim who he could place in a certain
area at a certain time in order to construct a giant, geometric shape on the
San Francisco Bay area landscape as a sort of evil, multi-dimensional, art

Among the many cryptic letters that Zodiac sent to the press and police was
a highly intricate and complex character cipher containing over 300 coded
symbols. (This cipher was eventually cracked by an amateur husband and wife
team who saw it in the paper).

The Zodiac’s exact body count is still disputed to this day as police
officials and other investigators are unable to agree on the exact number of
his victims.

Interestingly, one letter attributed to Zodiac was mailed from San Francisco
and arrived at the San Francisco Chronicle on February 14, 1974, seven days
after the Symbionese Liberation Army had kidnaped Patty Hearst. In this
letter, the author pointed out that the abbreviation “SLA” meant “kill” in
the old Norse language.

The Zebra Killings

San Francisco’s “Zebra killings,” a murder spree roughly simultaneous during
the time that the SLA was active, were allegedly perpetrated by American
Black Muslims motivated by “revenge” on the white race. Given the history of
such tactics as the use of disinformation and smear campaigns against
“subversive” groups, it is possible that this was a CIA/FBI program to
discredit the Muslim movement in America, and that the murders were possibly
committed by whites in black face makeup. For a 179-day period, the “Zebra”
killers brutally assaulted, robbed, and sodomized a total of twenty-three
persons, leaving fifteen dead.

These crimes were allegedly carried out by a Nation of Islam group that
called themselves the “Death Angels” and who believed that they were serving
Allah by killing “blue-eyed devils,” i.e. Caucasians. To become a Death
Angel, a member supposedly had to kill either nine white males, five white
females, or four white children in order to earn their “wings”. Polaroid
photographs were taken of the victims at the murder sites as proof by the
murderers that the killings had been accomplished. These murders were
supposed to guarantee the killers a special place in Mecca in the afterlife.
(The police estimated that up to two thousand persons earned their “wings”).

The code-named “Zebra” killings (so-called by police because the crimes
involved black on white crimes) took place in San Francisco during a six
month period from 1973 to 1974 and occurring during the time of CIA/FBI
involvement in Vacaville and anti-subversive type operations in California.
The murders involved shootings, stabbings, and hackings with machetes.

On January 28, 1974, the killers claimed five victims in one night. A group
of five black Muslims were arrested and accused of being the principal
perpetrators, but one defendant (A.C. Harris) turned informant and testified
with immunity. According to some sources, up to twenty of these killers were
never caught or identified. The Nation of Islam paid for three defense
attorneys during the trial. All of the suspects received life sentences.

Disconnected Connections

The religious “cults” that come under public scrutiny always seem to involve
accusations of mind-control. Do the implications of government involvement
in a place like Jonestown and what we now know about MKULTRA suggest that we
will see this sort of history repeat itself? “Those who do not remember the
past are condemned to repeat it” are the very words that were displayed
prominently on a sign above the pulpit at Jonestown.

What will future investigations reveal as to CIA/intelligence ties lying
behind other groups such as the Branch Davidians or even Heaven’s Gate?
Consider the rumblings that have been heard regarding Timothy McViegh and a
supposed mind-control device implanted in his brain. Perhaps McViegh
received a special telephone call just prior to the events in Oklahoma

In response to public outcry in 1977, Congress forbade further research into
mind-control and demanded that these programs be terminated. Former CIA man
Victor Marchetti has revealed that as of today, so-called “black programs”
working with mind-control still exist, only now they are better hidden. A
new project that works with “synthetic telepathy” supposedly has the ability
to remotely transmit microwave voices into the heads of targeted persons.
This device and others are known as Less Than Lethal (LTL) weapons,
according to an article that ran in the April, 1994 issue of Scientific
American. (12) During the NBC documentary The Other Side, Major Edward Dames
of the Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency stated that “The U.S.
Government has an electronic device which could implant thoughts in people.”
He refused further comment afterward.

And so the beat goes on. Your tax dollars are at work, even as you sleep.
And who knows, maybe the next ringing telephone could be a “wake-up call”
for either you or me?

Timothy Leary was recruited around 1947-48 by CIA agent Cord Meyer, when Leary and Meyer were members of the communist front group The American Veterans Committee. Cord was also President of The World Federalist association which sought to establish a one-world government(see Time article on Cord fron 1948).

From The Cord Meyers Papers at The Library of Congress -“A participant in the founding of the United Nations and an advocate of one-world government, Meyer spent almost three decades (1951-1977) with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), becoming one of its highest-ranking officers. His papers, however, bear little reference to his CIA career except in clippings from published sources. They relate more fully to his activities on behalf of one-world government after World War II and document in great detail many facets of his personal and family life”–ie-Cord’s wife Mary was President Kennedy’s Whore.

Cord Meyer’s main role at the CIA was PROJECT MOCKINGBIRD which purpose was to influence the media towards CIA goals. The CIA had thousands of Journalists on it’s payroll. One of the first recruited was Frank Wisner of the Washington Post, and Ben Bradlee of Newsweek Washington Post fame. One of the first targets of project Mockingbird was Senator Joseph McCarthy. McCarthy claimed that the CIA was a “sinkhole of communists”, and claimed he intended to root out a hundred of them. One of his first targets was Cord Meyer, who was still working for Operation Mockingbird.

By 1953, through a front organization called The Society For Human Ecology, CIA begins sponsoring $25 million in research into the effects of mind-altering drugs — LSD, psilocybin and mescaline — at Harvard University and at several cites in the San Francisco-Oakland area, including Stanford and Berkeley.

In 1954, Timothy Leary’s first assignment for the CIA was to devise a personality test. It became “The Leary,” Test which is used by the CIA to test prospective employees. In the 1950’s Leary also worked with CIA contractor Frank Barron at the Berkeley Institute for Personality Assessment and Research. In 1960, Barron founds the Harvard Pyschedelic Drug Research Center. Leary follows Barron to Harvard and becomes a lecturer in psychology. After Barron administers to him some CIA-supplied psilocybin and LSD, Leary begins tripping regularly.

At Harvard, Leary’s mentor is chief pyschologist Harry A. Murray, who in the 1940’s also developed personality tests for the OSS/CIA, and monitored military experiments on Truth-Drug brainwashing and interrogation. By the time Leary got to Harvard Murray already had contracts with the Pentagon and CIA to test student volunteers (such as Ted Kaczynski aka Unabomber)

“Leary also consulted British philosopher Aldous Huxley, author of the psychedelic manifesto, The Doors of Perception (from which Jim Morrision would later take name his band). Huxley, who is at Harvard on a visiting professorship, urges Leary to form a secret order of LSD-Illuminati, to launch and lead a psychedelic conspiracy to brainwash influential people for the purposes human betterment.

“That’s how everything of culture and beauty and philosophic freedom has been passed on,” Huxley tells him. “Initiate artists, writers, poets, jazz musicians, elegant courtesans. And they’ll educate the intelligent rich.”-Tinker, Tailor, Stoner, Spy: Was Timothy Leary a CIA Agent?
by Mark Riebling

One of those “influential people” was President of The United States John F. Kennedy. Leary used to trip with Cord Meyer’s wife Mary Pinchot Meyer. Leary said Mary would give him and Michael Hollingshead lectures on the CIA’s interest in using such drugs(LSD) for brainwashing and interrogation.(p 70 A Very Private Woman: the Life and Unsolved Murder of Presidential Mistress Mary Meyer)

Mary Meyer standing to the left of Kennedy

Leary’s task was to teach Mary how to “run an LSD session”. Mary wanted to administer LSD to “a friend who is a very important man” wink wink-and that ” she and a group of women were planning to get their men high-

“Washington is run by men. These men conspiring for power can only be changed by women.” said Mary. Leary recalled Mary telling him “I want to learn to brainwash”. To which Leary responded, “That doesn’t sound very ladylike” (p170-71 A Very Private Life) .

“And The President’s unconventional mistress was engaged in a mind-control experiment aimed not at the Kremlin, but the White House” -(p. 200Brothers: The Hidden History of The Kennedy Years by David Talbot)

That President Kennedy took LSD would come as no surprise(long-time CIA Chief James Angleton stated-“Meyer and Kennedy took one low dose of the hallucinogen”) since it is proven that Kennedy was a serious drug addict; The records reveal that Kennedy variously took codeine, Demerol and methadone for pain; Ritalin, a stimulant; meprobamate and librium for anxiety; barbiturates for sleep; thyroid hormone; and injections of a blood derivative, gamma globulin, presumably to combat infections. President Keith Ledger? Kennedy’s Dr was Max Jacobson, whose nickname was ‘Dr. Feelgood’.

CIA chief Angleton was not only personal friends with Mary Meyer but had the inside scoop on what Meyer and Kennedy did, because after Meyer was murdered in 1964, Angleton broke into her home and stole her diary.

Meanwhile, Timothy Leary left Harvard for his new assignment(1966) which was to work under William Mellon Hitchcock who founded the CIA front group,-The International Foundation for Internal Freedom (IFIF) – later renamed the Castalia Foundation –

Melon was heir to the Gulf Oil fortune. Leary was paid $2,000 a month and provided free rent to live and conduct his LSD experiments on the 2,500-acre Mellon-Hitchcock estate in the small upstate New York community of Millbrook. Multimillionaire William Mellon Hitchcock generously bankrolled the founding and operation of IFIF/Castalia and later financed a huge black-market LSD manufacturing operation.- see Lew Rockwell column

Richard Helms was a frequent weekend guest of the Mellon patriarchs in Pittsburgh during his tenure as CIA director (1966-1973).The financing of the LSD effort was done through known CIA fronts like CastleBank in the Bahamas.

Tim Leary worked in the marketing department of this operation–promoting what he called ‘God’s gift to young people’ LSD. The advertising campaign had catchy phrases like “Turn on, Tune in, drop out”. He wrote books, he gave speeches, he received free air time on television. The Sales pitch was on—only the operation needed some help in distribution. Some of the druggies at Millbrook voluntered to work in the distribution department.

Leary along with CIA agent Ronald Stark( Stark was arrested in Bologna, Italy for drug trafficking in 1975. Magistrate Giorgio Floridia, ordered that he be released on the grounds that he was a CIA agent (and had been since 1960) went to work in organizng the distribution wing of the operation.

Stark helped Leary found a religious group THE BROTHERHOOD OF ETERNAL LOVE as a cover for distribution. It’s members included many of the volunteers that were trippin at the big house in Millbrook. They opened a head shop in Laguna Beach, California; ‘righteous drug dealers’ as they were called by Leary’s biographer Robert Greenfeild. Billy Hitchcock Mellon was in charge of financing.

For more on THE BROTHERHOOD OF ETERNAL LOVE read this 1984 book.

“As Heir to the country’s wealthiest Family, Hitchcock had both the capital and international connections needed to transform acid manufacturing from a decentralized cottage industry to big business”
–Village Voice article The Acid Profiteers, by Mary Jo Worth; August 22, 1974-article not on line -I may have to post it–

it is everything you wanted to know about the Brotherhood and the “counterculture-conglomerate”–that mingled Harvard Lawyers, low level Chicago gansters, New York jet setters, gold smugglers, Wall Street brokers, Bahamian bankers, real estate hustlers, university professors, innternational financers…young heirs of old Wasp money…Leary was the advance man…………..”

In the begining, The Brotherhood handed out many free samples of LSD to ‘promote the product’. By the middle of 1969, the organization had distributed 10 million hits of ‘Orange Sunshine’. One of those hired by the organization as a distrubuter was Daniel Baransky a 12 year old run away. Years later, Daniel was arrested in a smuggling operation involving US military personnel moving marijuana from southeast Asia to California.

“If you look back, many things that we thought were accidents turned out were not accidents. The entire LSD movement itself was sponsored originally by the CIA, to whom I give great credit. I would not be here today if it had not been for the foresight and prestige of the CIA psychologists, so give the CIA credit for being truly an intelligence agency. ”-Timothy Leary High Times magazine interview February 1978

Front Page Story Washington Post, June 11, 1975

CIA agents organized the first ‘Human Be-In’ in 1966 San Francisco. They printed up paisly posters to advertize the Be-In. It was to be a ‘gathering of the tribes’ to join together in Golden Gate Park for a love pow-wow, to celebrate “love, peace, compasion, and the unity of mankind’. The CIA would provide the LSD. John Starr Cook was the CIA personal who was in charge. Cooke was a strange character, he went to Africa and was revered by a sufi sect as a saint. Supposodesdly he could ‘activate shakti’ ‘Kundalini energy’ and ‘induce a blissful spinal seizure mearly by touching people on the forehead’. FAr OuT, MAn. Cooke also had a crystal ball, and claimed to have what was once Alister Crowley’s personal tarot deck.


Back in 1962, at the CIA was conducting it’s mind control LSD experiments on many veterens, students and youth at Palo Alto VA hospital. One such youth was Ken Kesey, later author of One Flew over the Cuukoo’s nest, and organizer of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, where in 1964, he and a few other dupes drove around the country in a day-glo school bus promoting the use of LSD to the youth of America. Here’s a video of Kesey talking about it.

Ken Kesey circle of LSD initiates were called “The Merry Pranksters”. They toured the country disseminating LSD (often without forewarning the receiving parties), building up local distribution connections, and establishing the pretext for a high volume of publicity on behalf of the still minuscule “counterculture.

Uncle Sam’s Band–

Members who later formed the Rock group The Warlocks, later changed to The Greatful Dead also were test subjects in the LSD experiments at Palo Alto in 1962. The Dead were used as part of the traveling ACID TEST. The agency just wanted to see what would happen if millions of people took LSD in uncontrolled situations…

“I’ Uncle Sam /that’s who I am/Been hidin’ out/in a rock and roll band/ Shake the hand that shook the hand of P.T. Barnum/and Charlie Chan–U.S. Blues, Grateful Dead song..

“A friend of the devil is a friend of mine”–Jerry Garcia Grateful Dead

Answer is : Who is Alister Crowley?

“Well I’ve been an admirer of Aleister Crowley. I think that I’m carrying on much of the work that he started over a hundred years ago… He was in favor of finding yourself, and ‘Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law’ under love. It was a very powerful statement. I’m sorry he isn’t around now to appreciate the glories he started.” Timothy Leary-PBS interview

From Interview with Joe Higgs author of a book about Timothy Leary, titled I Have America Surrounded –

In the book, you very quickly discuss a few little known aspects of Leary’s interests, one of which was his strong affinity with occultist Aleister Crowley. Do you have more details of how and when Leary became interested in Crowley?

JH: I nearly included a bit more about this in the book but I couldn’t be sure when Leary had first read Crowley. Robert Anton Wilson has written (from memory I think that it was in Cosmic Trigger) about how the message Leary channeled in prison (the ‘Starseed Transmission’) was eerily similar to that received by Crowley, which he recorded in The Book of The Law. Which is interesting, but it does beg the question of whether or not Leary had actually read The Book of the Law at that point. To the best of my knowledge, he hadn’t – I believe that Leary was introduced to Crowley’s books by Brian Barritt, who lived with him during his fugitive years in Algeria and Switzerland. I’m fairly certain that there wasn’t a copy of The Book of the Law in any of Tim’s homes during this period, although there were other Crowley books. But I can’t be sure that he hadn’t seen the book in America during the 60s, – it’s very hard to prove a negative such as this – and because I couldn’t be certain I left a lot of this stuff out. But yeah, Leary certainly identified with Crowley during this period, he believed they were both undertaking the ‘Great Work’, that of changing human consciousness….

OPERATION MIND CONTROL author Walter Bowart died last month—His obituary is in The London Times, N.Y. Times, and L.A. Times

Good Luck finding a copy–and if you do it will cost you over $80.00 for this 1978 mass mass market paperback.

Although Bowart never mentions it in his book, he was part of the LSD experiments at Millbrook Mansion in New York. He also had much inside dope on the CIA since he was married to Peggy Mellon Hitchcock, who was sister to Billy Mellon Hitchcock. Peggy is currently contributing to mind control research at The University of Arizona-“This study was supported by grants from the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies; the Heffter Research Institute, which included funding support from Peggy Hitchcock…”

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies


Filmed at Millbrook–9 year old boy describes LSD. Answer to question was scripted by Timothy Leary.

Scottish TV Documentary on CIA MIND CONTROL Satanist DR. EWEN CAMERON -‘The Memory Theif’

1994 C-Span-Mind Control Survivors’ Testimony at the Human Radiation Experiments Hearings:

Bill Clinton Apologizes to Mind Control Victims

Bill Clinton under Mind Control

Documentary -Power and Control: LSD in the Sixties(visiting the old sites)

For more info on your occult government contact Lt. Colonel , Military Intelligence, U.S. Army (Retired) Michael Aquino

MSNBC-Skull and Bones Connection

Cord Meyer’s World Federalist Association Today– Featuring Walter Cronkite and Hillary Clinton


(1) Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties,
and Beyond, by Martin A. Lee and Bruce Shlain, Evergreen Books, Prologue,
page xxiv.

(2) Acid Dreams, page 23.

(3) Acid Dreams, pages 37-38.

(4) Acid Dreams, page 38.

(5) The Big Book of Conspiracies by Doug Moench; “Lone Nut Family Tree” by
Duncan Eagleson, page 160.

(6) The Big Book of Conspiracies, page 157.

(7) See Secret and Suppressed: Banned Ideas and Hidden History, edited by
Jim Kieth, “Is Paranoia a Form of Awareness?” by Kerry Thornley, page 49.

(8) 60 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time, By Jonathan Vankin and John
Whalen, “The Brainwashed Debutante.”

(9) Strange Magazine, Issue No. 17, “The Makeup Man and the Monster: John
Chambers and the Patterson Bigfoot Suit,” by Mark Chorvinsky, pages 51-52.

(10) Secret and Suppressed: Banned Ideas and Hidden History, edited by Jim
Keith, “The Black Hole of Guyana,” pages 140-141.

(11) Associated Press, May 19, 1979.

(12) Scientific American, April, 1994, article, Bang! You’re Alive!.

(13) Will You Die for Me?: The man who killed for Charles Manson tells his
own story by Tex Watson, as told to Chaplain Ray, Fleming H. Revell Company,
page 118-120.

(14) Acid Dreams, pages 248-251.


(fn1) COINTELPRO was responsible for fabricating evidence, intimidating
witnesses, kidnapping and the murders of members of the Black Panther Party,
the American Indian Movement (AIM), the FALN, a Puerto Rican independence
movement and other groups it deemed “politically objectionable.” COINTELPRO
had on it’s list a designation titled, “Black Nationalist Hate Groups,”
including Dr. Martin Luther King’s non-violence movement. (See Agents of
Repression: The FBI’s Secret Wars Against the Black Panther Party and the
American Indian Movement by Ward Churchill and Jim Vander Wall.

Additional Sources:

1. “The Search for the Manchurian Candidate,” by John D. Marks,
McGraw-Hill, 1980.

2. “The Robert F. Kennedy Assassination: Sirhan Now Says: “I Am Innocent,”
July-August, 1997 issue of Probe, (Vol. 4 No. 5), by Lisa Pease.

3. Probe V5N4: Sirhan and the RFK Assassination: Part I: The Grand Illusion,
By Lisa Pease.

4. Probe V5N4: Sirhan and the RFK Assassination: Part II: Rubrick’s Cube, By
Lisa Pease.

5. Conspiracies, Lies, and Hidden Agendas: Our Deepest Secret Fears, From
the AntiChrist to the Trenchcoat Mafia, by Mick Farren, 1999, Rennaissance

6. Who Killed John Lennon? by Fenton Bresler, New York, St. Martin’s Press,

7. The Control of Candy Jones, by Donald Bain.

8. Individual Rights and the Federal Role in Behavior Modification, 93rd
Congress, 2nd Session, 1974. Sam Ervin Senate Subcommittee on Constitutional

9. Mind Control, by Peter Schrag

10. The Mind Stealers, by Samuel Chavkin

11. Operation Mind Control, by Water Bowart

12. The Phoenix Program, by Douglas Valentine

13. The Physical Control of the Mind, by Jose M. R. Delgado, MD

14. War on the Mind: The Military Uses and Abuses of Psychology, by Peter

15. Were We Controlled?, by Lincoln Lawrence

16. Why Was Patricia Hearst Kidnaped?, by Mae Brussell, The Realist

17. “Mind Control” by Harry V. Martin and David Caul, From the Napa
Sentinel, Napa, CA, USA, Copyright FreeAmerica and Harry V. Martin, 1995

18. Agents of Repression: The FBI’s Secret Wars Against the Black Panther
Party and the American Indian Movement by Ward Churchill and Jim Vander Wall

19. Zebra: the true account of the 179 days of terror in San Francisco, by
Howard, Clark, (R. Marek Publishers, NY, 1979)

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One thought on “Programmed Horrors: Charlie Manson, Orange Sunshine LSD and more MKULTRA, much, much more…

    Molly said:
    January 24, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Hey Thank you! Really well-written article, much appreciated.

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