mkultra

transparency

The Internet Is Crowdfunding the Release of 4,358 Secret CIA Mind Control Documents

Twelve years after receiving a cache of CIA documents related to the MKUltra program, John Greenewald of the Black Vault realized that thousands of pages had been omitted. Now, he's asking the internet for help.
Michael Gaynor
8.13.18
Television

‘Wormwood’ Is an LSD-Soaked True Crime Masterpiece

Errol Morris dissects MKUltra, the CIA’s mind control experiments—and redefines the true crime genre in the process.
Matthew Gault
12.28.17
Wormwood

New Netflix Documentary Will Explore the CIA’s Attempt to Control Minds with LSD

Errol Morris’ latest documentary ‘Wormwood’ tells a story of murder, drugs, and the CIA.
Matthew Gault
12.4.17
Music

Behold, the World's First Opera About LSD

Imagine a world where people break out into song while tripping balls. That's basically LSD: The Opera in a nutshell.
Arielle Pardes
6.24.15
defense & security

The CIA Did Not Drug Detainees Before Interrogations, Says the CIA

Documents declassified for VICE News reveal details concerning the CIA's internal investigation of detainees' claims they were given 'mind-altering' drugs before being interrogated.
Jason Leopold
5.11.15
Stuff

A Brief History of the US Experimenting on Humans

The trouble with talking about America's human experiments is that you instantly sound like a doomsday-prepping, conspiracy-spouting whackjob. To combat that stereotype, here's a rundown of some of the officially-documented ones we've carried out.
Mike Pearl
12.24.14
Drugs

A Brief History of Acid Spikings

That Florida family who bought Walmart steaks with acid in them just found out they'll probably never find the culprit. Stories about involuntary LSD trips rarely end well, or even cleanly.
Mike Pearl
11.20.14
tech

Will 'Smart Drugs' Really Make Us Smarter, or Just Ruin Our Lives?

Given the recent surge in the popularity of nootropics—non-addictive drugs that enhance learning acquisition and increase the coupling of the brain's hemispheres—a debate over the murky limits of our neurological optimization has arisen as well.
Alex Horne
3.25.14
Stuff

Why Canada Needs the Sasquatch

With the right backing from the scientific community and the Canadian government, resurrecting Sasquatch could be the Great White North's Manhattan Project, an attempt to harness the chaotic, dangerous, root forces of nature in such a way as to add to...
Michael Mckenna
3.18.13