The significance of a forgotten CIA document: MKULTRA

The significance of a forgotten CIA document: MKULTRA

by Jon Rappoport

July 23, 2014

This June 27, 1994, document is stored at the National Security Archive at The George Washington University.

It was written by a CIA advisory committee, and forwarded to the Presidential Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, which was preparing public hearings at the time.

The document has many interesting implications. In this article, I want to focus on two. The first point concerns the CIA mind control program, MKULTRA.

Here is a key quote:

“In the 1950s and 60s, the CIA engaged in an extensive program of human experimentation [MKULTRA], using drugs, psychological, and other means, in search of techniques to control human behavior for counterintelligence and covert action purposes… Most of the MKULTRA records were deliberately destroyed in 1973 by the order of then DCI Richard Helms, who waived the internal CIA regulation (CSI-7O-l0) governing retirement of inactive records… Helms testified that he agreed to destroy the records because ‘there had been relationships with outsiders in government agencies and other organizations and that these would be sensitive in this kind of a thing but that since the program was over and finished and done with, we thought we would just get rid of files as well, so that anybody who assisted us in the past would not be subject to follow-up questions, embarrassment, if you will.’”

Helms was not only admitting he destroyed the records, he was stating that the MKULTRA program deployed, through contracts, “outsiders” to carry out mind control experiments. He was determined to protect them, to keep their identity and work secret. He was also dedicated to prevent these people from exposing the nature of their mind-control work. And finally, Helms knew that some of these outside researchers had no idea they were involved in MKULTRA—in other words, the CIA had tricked them into thinking their work was designed for other purposes.

Subsequently, some of these “outsiders” have been revealed. But no one really knows how deep, far, and wide the CIA penetrated into academic and research communities to enable MKULTRA.

The second point I want to cover is made clear by this quote from the 1994 CIA document: “The Church Committee [investigating the CIA] reports that one of the three principal functions of the Special Operations Division (SOD) of the U.S. Army Biological Center at Camp Detrick, Maryland was to conduct ‘biological research for the CIA.’ Church Committee, Book I, at 395. In early 1952, SOD agreed ‘to assist CIA in developing, testing, and maintaining biological agents and delivery systems. By this agreement, CIA acquired the knowledge, skill, and facilities of the Army to develop biological weapons suited for CIA use.’”

In other words, biowarfare research wasn’t limited to the Army and the Pentagon. The CIA actually became a second center for developing biological agents they could use for covert actions.

The Matrix Revealed

It’s important to note that the assumed termination point of MKULTRA, 1962, is false. In or around that year, the CIA shifted its entire mind control operation to its Office of Research and Development.

John Marks, who wrote the breakthrough book on MKULTRA, “The Search for the Manchurian Candidate,” told me that his access to CIA documents was abruptly cut off after the publication of his book. A CIA employee told him he’d never see another document, from a cache of 100 boxes, that described MKULTRA projects when they went super-dark after 1962.

The 1994 document I’m quoting in this article was part of preparation for 1995 Presidential hearings on secret human radiation experiments. The CIA stated that, after extensive searching of its files, it found no evidence that radiation was used in MKULTRA projects.

However, at the 1995 hearings, two women, Claudia Mullin and Chris De Nicola, testified that, indeed radiation had been used on them (as torture), in a wide-ranging program of mind control to which they were subjected, starting when they were young children.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at

19 comments on “The significance of a forgotten CIA document: MKULTRA

  1. Cheryl Hugle says:

    “In or around that year, the CIA shifted its entire mind control operation to its Office of Research and Development.”

    I just wanted to let you know that there is no such thing as the “Office of Research and Development”. It’s just a pseudonym for CIA that is used in cases where the use of ‘CIA’ might cause alarm.

    How do I know?

    I was involved in a CIA computer security research project at UCDavis. The CIA’s representatives asked at the end of one of the meetings if there were political problems with funding research at UCDavis to which one of the professors replied essentially ‘no’. The CIA representative then said, “If you think there might be any objections or protests, we can always use the name Office of Research and Development. We do that often in such situations.”

  2. laurabruno says:

    Reblogged this on Laura Bruno's Blog and commented:
    This is a brief, but loaded and important, piece by Jon Rappoport. In order to let the implications really percolate, you might also want to read this link: and continue your research from there.

    … Doing so will explain why I so often make distinctions between New Age platitudes and passive “lovenlight” head in the sand “consciousness” and a real awakening that demands responsibility for creation, rather than abdicating all power, emotions, and individuality to the State, Religion and/or a particular peer group of “Lightworkers.”

    A Course in Miracles has very close ties to MKUltra, and ACIM basically spawned the New Age Movement. Is there useful info and are there good people involved? Certainly. But recognizing just how thoroughly the CIA has infiltrated every “awakened” movement should give one pause before throwing loyalty behind any proffered Savior or disempowering “solution.” Time to grow up. Take the helpful parts, but use discernment. Ask who benefits from a completely blissed out, passive, brainwashed society of otherwise intelligent, loving humans who would normally speak up or take action if they weren’t “too evolved” or “fifth dimensional” to bother objecting to genocide. Ask who benefited from the Peace Movement turning into a drugged out Anti-War Movement. CIA infiltrated the 60’s big time. Study these subtle shifts and maybe you’ll begin to feel the signature vibe of CIA? Whenever I feel it, my body recoils and I feel like puking. Just can’t swallow it, even though “it” has artificially flavored everything.

    • rgsoleary says:

      Thank you for your great comment. This has bugged me for awhile. I have seen the lack of socio-economic-political involvement in religion and new age circles as quite alarming. The former seems to say love thy neighbor and pray and God will provide, but the Bible says somewhere that we need to prepare the field and sow the seeds so He can bring the rain.
      The latter seems to say that you need to work on yourself and that will have a ripple effect on everything else. It also speaks of abundance for the individual, but not so much for everyone else. Even Dr. Wayne Dyer, who I respect very much, I’ve noticed saying don’t go after engaging in political process as it puts you in to a negative posture.
      The Rothschilds and Rockefeller humbled mainstream media over 50 years ago, rewrote our educational books 100 years ago and it makes sense that they would have co-opted religion and politics, too. I would suggest that there are exceptions to this rule in New Age Circles (Karma Singh and Sharry Edwards and Bruce Lipton) and in religion (MLK, Reverend Jackson and Reverend Sharpton to name a few). is a great site that puts the metaphysical New Age stuff together with the socio/econo/political stuff. I would offer that Bruce Lipton’s and Steve Bhaerman’s book, Spiritual Evolution, is the best book to treat this subject and it gives a prescription for how we move on from here.
      I feel that we’re in a way where we were in Hitler’s Germany, when people had a chance to make a difference to prevent a tragic result.promoted by Big Pharmacy (IG Farben) and the Illuminati. We all need to see whos connected to these guys (Bilderburgs, et al) and choose wisely who we get behind, challenge them with the truth when necessary and go with our own inner sense of where our spiritual and terrestrial path is taking us. I wish you many blessings on your path.

      • laurabruno says:

        Thanks so much! I do enjoy Bruce Lipton’s work very much. If you research A Course in Miracles (what some call the Bible of the New Age Movement), you’ll find CIA fingerprints all over ACIM. The emphasis on passivity and forgiveness no matter what has done as much to keep otherwise caring individuals from stepping up as the CIA co-opting of the 60’s Peace Movement and turning it into a druggie infested Anti-War Movement. Subtle, but highly effective. Ultimately, we need to recalibrate at higher levels as both responsible individuals and interconnected pieces of a larger whole. One or the other option misses the mark, but embracing the paradox can liberate.Many blessings on your path, too!

  3. Matt Brinck says:

    So many people have been used to kill with MK Ultra. I watched George Harrison Bio on HBO and thought. Hell, its well known they killed Lennon with MK Ultra. I bet that psycho who stabbed Harrison in his home in Hawaii was also a MK ultra freak. Anyone who does good or talks of peace is killed off by the Anglo Dutch British Empire.

  4. Bryce says:

    Jan Irving at has been diligently researching the origins of MKULTRA and done some amazing interviews with survivors..

    …and an essay by Joe Atwill and Jan Irvin on the creation of the counterculture.

  5. I have participated in studies for Bipolar disorder, and people who have gone through psychosis. My brain went through such a intense MRI that I was tired afterward. I do hope that this is never used for mind control. Now after 10 years Bipolar it turns out that I have thyroid problems. So I have to contract the Bipolar study and explain that my DNA will not help them.

    With all the crazy drugs I’ve been on, all that needed to be done was a good thyroid test. All these years of drugged out suffering. All those years of sleeping crazy hours, and everything else. Great opportunities in college passed me by, because I was too drugged/sick to take advantage of them.

    I am still considered Schizoaffective. Now it is being discovered I might be Autistic. I am wondering if my Autistic thought process is being misinterpreted as Schizoaffective. I am not your typical Schizoaffective in that, even without an antipsychotic, I do not hear voices.

  6. Reblogged this on Beware the Fury of a Patient Man and commented:
    The Canadian connection here is Donald Ewen Cameron out of McGill University in Montreal Quebec . . . worth some digging.

  7. Richard Helms may have destroyed the MK-ULTRA files, but he did’nt destroy the records of the unwitting subjects of MK-ULTRA Being a unwitting subject of Dr. Harold Joseph Hoffman of the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, have no doubt, based upon my medical records and X-rays, MK-ULTRA is very active at Toronto’s Sick Kids. Medical records and X-ray at disclose unauthorized lobotomy and brain implant experimentation, (Dec. 9,1969 & Jan. 27,1972, at 14 & 16 years of age) without informed consent, nor parental knowledge, while under the guise of treating epilepsy. (ie-“scar tissue removal”) This info not only correlates with Manchurian Candidate developmental research, according to The Mind Stealers by Samuel Chavkin, and The Mind Manipulators by Alan Scheflin, it also correlates with the CIA MK-ULTRA project of psychosurgical and brain implant research upon unwitting subjects. Those subjects being myself, and other unwitting children who suffer epilepsy at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children. I further question if JFK’s missing brain tissue after his assassination in 63, was subject to MK-ULTRA research. Interesting, how we have brain tissue in the resected temporal lobes, along with 43 metallic implants. More mind blowing that UFO researchers are suggesting these implants originated from the 1947 Roswell UFO crash in New Mexico. What’s needed here, is a full investigation and inquiry into unauthorized procedures by means of misrepresentation and fraud. Thing is, for unwitting subjects, it is difficult to make discovery of classified research, when confronted with process of denial, obstruction, major damage control, and concealment. Anyone with concerns of Dr. Harold Hoffman’s treatment, are welcome to contact me.

  8. Ivan K. says:

    Jon, you said: ….The 1994 document I’m quoting in this article was part of preparation for 1995 Presidential hearings on secret human radiation experiments. The CIA stated that, after extensive searching of its files, it found no evidence that radiation was used in MKULTRA projects….

    Recently, the US Department of Defense declassified a document that deals expressly with effects on microwaves, and to a significant degree, of how microwaves can affect the mind and body:



  9. Mr. Blue says:

    Jon –

    Love your work.
    I’m curious as to why someone with your level of understanding and consciousness, doesn’t add the extra due diligence to go a bit deeper…

    Everyone quotes MKULTRA as a diffinitive revelation of what the govt was up to. Yet, there is evidence that the much hyped MKULTRA, was simply the result of OPERATION DORMOUSE (Church Committee: “Well folks, the public found out about some of our mind control expierments within PROJECT ARTICHOKE. What is our reply fellas?”).
    From what I’ve seen, ARTICHOKE was either a sub under, rolled into, or may now simply just be reffered to MONARCH (either Project or Operation). It feels like its time for the wise and well articulated journalists like yourself, to move beyond tried and true references and begin the decent into a deeper understanding. That is, if you’d like to further illuminate the truth for all who seek.

    Keep up the great work, your a beacon of sanity in an otherwise crazy world. ♥

  10. Mind control is much more sinister. It is now a part of satellite warfare program in which directed energies are used with applied computational physics. Psywar and biowar now have been simplified to quite an extent even though it is a very complex application of computational sciences mostly using supercomputers for computing the stochastic implementations.

    Psychotronics and mind control are one and the same thing but what they both have in common is neural signal processing and engineering using directed energies. Once the neural network is connected the signal, a bioelectric becomes digital and simulation of the signal becomes possible. Currently cloning of the bioelectric signal has been proven and though underwraps is known to occur.

    What people often refer synthetic telepathy is computational acoustic processing and so is the case with images. What then occurs in the brain is perceptual phantom acoustics and imagery much like dream states or hypnagogic vision. The modulation of the signal makes perception of the signal vary in terms of limen levels and therefore is a manner of neurocognitive interruptions or disruptions.

    When america uses mind control it is a variant of mkultra and when russia uses it is a variant of SSRM. Common to both are stimulus reaction models with computational neurodynamics.

  11. seth says:

    Yogesh is right – Zbigniew Brzezinski of the NSA alluded to such a system in his 1970s book.
    It is part of a jewish plan for global communism.

  12. Schlüter says:

    See also:
    “US Madness: MKUltra in Full Swing?”:
    Have a good New Year!

  13. Schlüter says:

    The devilish “games” the Empire, “Mkultra Alive? An Alarm Call”:
    Have a good Weekend

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