Musical Mind Control, Another Music Conspiracy Theory Or Hidden Truth?

Some of America’s highest profile assassins – including the likes of John Lennon’s killer Mark David Chapman and Robert Kennedy’s assassin Sirhan Sirhan – claimed they were CIA-programmed killers hypnotized by MK-Ultra. The media portrayed them as crazed lone gunmen, so naturally the public paid little attention to their claims. Kentbridge, however, knew it was possible some of these men were mind controlled soldiers, or Manchurian Candidates, carrying out assassination orders their conscious minds were not even aware of.The Ninth Orphan

Sirhan Sirhan and David Chapman…Manchurian Candidates?







In our international thriller series The Orphan Trilogy, the orphans are up against – amongst other things – mind control programming. Most don’t realize they are under the spell of mind control. They simply know they are fighting against something dark which lies deep within, hidden in their psyche.

In The Orphan Uprising our lead character Number Nine, aka Sebastian, goes up against a legion of mind-controlled orphans he grew up with. Nine only escapes the sinister tentacles of mind control when helped by an FBI agent who specializes in deprogramming mind control victims.

On the surface, our series’ plot may sound like far-fetched science fiction. However, the reality is mind control is a documented fact.

Manipulating the thoughts and behaviour of unsuspecting victims has been occurring for at least 60 years. From declassified files from governments, intelligence agencies and the military, to media reports and scientific journals, to interviews with psychiatrists involved in experiments, mind control is on-the-record and official.

It’s worth considering here what British author and pacifist Aldous Huxley wrote in his 1958 non-fiction work Brave New World Revisited: “It is perfectly possible for a man to be out of prison, and yet not free – to be under no physical constraint and yet to be a psychological captive, compelled to think, feel and act as the representatives of the national state, or of some private interest within the nation, wants him to think, feel and act.”

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Huxley was alluding to the dark art of mind control, suggesting who the architects of this malicious behavior modification were and implying its extensive possibilities.

During the course of researching this subject for The Orphan Trilogy we uncovered the little known history of mind control, and it’s something of a long, spooky rabbit hole to say the least. By reading and analyzing court cases, doctors’ reports and declassified documents, we became aware of the often disastrous impact mind control programs have had on the lives of innocent civilians over the decades.

Mind control in the Third Reich

Most of the earliest reports of mind control come from Nazi Germany. In fact, many researchers have surmised that all subsequent mind control programs – including British, Russian and American programs – have firm roots in these early German experiments and applications.

“Hitler’s philosophy and his concept of man in general were shaped to a decisive degree by psychiatry,” according to Dr. Thomas Roeder and his co-authors Volker Kubillus and Anthony Burwell in their 1995 book Psychiatrists: The Men Behind Hitler. They wrote: “An influential cluster of psychiatrists and their frightening theories and methods collectively form the missing piece of the puzzle of Hitler, the Third Reich, the atrocities and their dreadful legacy.”

Lebensborn was one of numerous Nazi programs that incorporated mind control techniques. The SS-backed program, which was a pet project of senior Nazi party member Heinrich Himmler, was set up in 1935 with the goal of increasing the Aryan population. It involved kidnapping thousands of very young children who were deemed to be “racially pure”. Some were orphans, some were not. They were sent to camps built specifically for the mind control tactics which would come to be known as Eindeutschung. Basically, it amounted to brainwashing the children to think like Nazis, even if they were not German.

SS officer Doctor Josef Mengele, infamously nicknamed the Angel of Death for his horrific human experiments at Auschwitz, is said to have been employed in the Lebensborn program, albeit quite secretively.

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Dr. Joseph Mengele

Doctor Mengele conducted one of the earliest studies on trauma-based mind control during his tenure at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Some researchers say that the Angel of Death’s mind control methodologies became the primary brainwashing techniques used to reprogram the young children in Lebensborn facilities Europe-wide.

These advances in mind control techniques and technologies didn’t disappear with the fall of Nazi Germany. When the Soviets and the Americans invaded the country and divided the spoils, they both inherited these sophisticated mind control breakthroughs.


Project Bluebird was the CIA’s first official behavior modification program. Created in 1949, its purpose was to study behavior modification, interrogation and general mind control as well as interrelated subjects.

Bluebird was an umbrella project spawned from the US Government’s super-secret Project Paperclip. Also known as Operation Paperclip, it was a sinister venture that brought hundreds of Nazi scientists to America immediately after World War Two. They were spirited into the US, often with new identities. Many were experts in brainwashing and other mind control methods. Some were even known war criminals, prosecuted during the Nuremberg Trials.

Nazis at the Nuremberg Trials.

Yes you read that right: the US Government’s mind control programs stem directly from the horrendous psychiatric experiments the Nazis conducted during the Holocaust.

Again, this may all sound very far-fetched, but we implore you to do the research if you can’t believe it. Paperclip is on-the-record, and fascist methodologies really did worm their way into nations throughout the West. (See chapter 12 for the history of Project Paperclip).

The sad thing was Seventeen would remain completely unaware she was being exploited, such were the ramifications of the insidious mind control programs.The Ninth Orphan


By 1950, Project Bluebird had morphed into Project Artichoke, which was a forerunner to the better known Project MK-Ultra. Artichoke included non-consensual medical experiments in which elite psychiatrists created new identities in some people, amnesia in others and inserted false memories into the minds of the remaining subjects.

Professional magician John Mulholland was quietly recruited by Artichoke administrators to hypnotize subjects and prepare them for mind control experiments. In the early 1950’s, he stopped performing magic shows, citing health problems. However, it was later revealed Mulholland had actually become an intelligence agent for the Central Intelligence Agency.

The following excerpt from a now declassified CIA memo dated 1952 summarizes the agency’s motivations with Artichoke: “Can we get control of an individual to the point where he will do our bidding against his will and even against fundamental laws of nature, such as self-preservation?”


The most documented government mind control program worldwide is Project MK-Ultra. This human research operation in behavioral engineering began in the early 1950’s and was run through the CIA’s Scientific Intelligence Division. It continued for a quarter of a century, and it used American and Canadian citizens as its test subjects, usually without their knowledge or consent.

Doctor Sidney Gottlieb was in charge of MK-Ultra from its inception until the mid-1960’s. By all accounts a callous and eccentric individual, Gottlieb was the inspiration for Peter Sellers’ title role in Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 black comedy Dr. Strangelove.

Still of Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Peter Sellers as Dr. Strangelove.

Many researchers have deduced that the CIA’s goal was to create real-life Manchurian Candidates. We’d have to agree, although there are probably wider applications of effective mind control than producing programmed assassins.

As a result of the United States’ Freedom of Information Act, tens of thousands of government documents relating to Project MK-Ultra have been obtained by independent researchers. Other documents regarding MK-Ultra have also been officially declassified.

The project finally came to the American public’s attention in 1975 when it was discussed in the US Congress.

President Gerald Ford also set up a commission to investigate MK-Ultra and other CIA activities. This led to Senate hearings on MK-Ultra in 1977 during which Senator Ted Kennedy stated: “The Deputy Director of the CIA revealed that over 30 universities and institutions were involved in an extensive testing and experimentation program which included covert drug tests on unwitting citizens at all social levels, high and low, native Americans and foreign.”

Seemingly following the same mind control protocols laid down by the Nazis, the CIA selected people from the most vulnerable sectors of American society to experiment on – orphans, the mentally ill, prisoners, the poor, the handicapped. Basically those who didn’t have a voice or the wherewithal to seek help.

Two young victims of the Nazi era.

CIA doctors involved in MK-Ultra experiments incorporated various methods to manipulate people’s brains and alter their mental states. These included disruptive electromagnetic signals, sensory deprivation, hypnosis, electroshock, sexual abuse and drugs, especially LSD.

Equally disturbing, the list of infamous people connected to, or rumored to be associated with, MK-Ultra almost reads like a who’s who of the worst American criminals in the 20th Century.

Lawrence Teeter, the lawyer representing Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin, Sirhan Sirhan, proposed that his client was an MK-Ultra victim. Teeter stated Sirhan displayed all the signs of being hypnotized before and after RFK’s assassination.

Enough evidence exists to conclude that Theodore Kaczynski, otherwise known as the Unabomber, participated in MK-Ultra experiments conducted at Harvard University from 1959 to 1962. Although these Harvard experiments appeared relatively benign, they were surreptitiously sponsored by the CIA and that seems tantamount to a smoking gun.

Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh – a decorated Gulf War veteran – claimed to have been implanted with some kind of microchip while serving in the US Army. He also claimed he was yet another victim of MK-Ultra’s vast web.

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Timothy McVeigh…also mind-controlled?

Interestingly, the US Army Major and mind control victim that Denzel Washington played in the 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate also had a microchip implanted in his body. Perhaps in a case of art imitating life, Washington’s character was also a decorated Gulf War veteran who served in Operation Desert Storm, just as McVeigh did.

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Denzel Washington in ‘The Manchurian Candidate’.

The 1978 Jonestown massacre in the jungles of Guyana is considered by various independent investigators to have been a large scale MK-Ultra experiment. Until 9/11, the Jonestown tragedy had the dubious distinction of being the greatest loss of American civilian lives in one single act. (See more on Jonestown in chapter 10).

There are also possible MK-Ultra links to Ronald Reagan’s would-be assassin John Hinkley, Jr., as well as John Lennon’s killer Mark David Chapman. Suspiciously, a copy of The Catcher in the Rye was found on both men upon their arrest – suspicious as J.D. Salinger’s classic novel is said by many to be a mind control trigger device for MK-Ultra victims. (See chapter 27 for more on The Catcher in the Rye).

In 1976, more than two decades after MK-Ultra began, President Gerald Ford prohibited “experimentation with drugs on human subjects, except with the informed consent, in writing and witnessed by a disinterested party, of each such human subject.”

However, repeated rumors suggest the MK-Ultra program continues – probably under another codename and perhaps as a Black Op rather than a government-sanctioned project.

For example, some say mind control technologies were employed during the First Gulf War on Saddam Hussein’s million-strong Iraq army. This theory suggests the US army unleashed a type of advanced mind interference weapon so that Iraqi soldiers would lose their sanity and therefore surrender without much resistance or bloodshed. Although the Iraq army did surrender relatively quickly and there were reports of unusual goings on, it must be noted this Gulf War theory is not remotely proven and remains mere speculation.


Iraqi POW’s in the Gulf War…Insane?

At the civilian level, more MK-Ultra victims continue to come forward. In 1995, there were new US congressional hearings on MK-Ultra, which included statements made by mind control victims and the therapists who treated them.

Kentbridge’s guilt stemmed from the fact he’d reluctantly agreed to enter his orphans into the MK-Ultra program – and while they were still very young. Naylor had convinced him at the time Omega needed a way to control its orphans if any of them ever rebelled.The Ninth Orphan

Brainwashing rumors

The self-proclaimed mind control victims have gotten weirder and weirder in recent years. They include those who claim they have been Eyes Wide Shut-style sex slaves under mind control their entire lives.

A word of caution is needed when considering these recent and highly sensational mind control claims. Firstly, it must be taken into consideration that those who are mentally unstable can latch on to reported projects like MK-Ultra as a way of validating their existence or else attempting to circumnavigate their mental illness. Secondly, mind control reports in the 21st Century have become a lot more hazy. They should not be compared to the highly documented mind control projects of the 20th Century – like MK-Ultra.

That’s not to say some of these more recent reports are aren’t true. However, the problem is the whole mind control subject has now become entangled in celebrity worship and conspiracy theorists with hidden agendas.


The Internet and sites like YouTube are awash with conspiracy theories about one of MK-Ultra’s rumored, yet so far unproven, spin-off programs – Project Monarch. Conspiracy theorists say Monarch involves, among other things, the control of famous artists in Hollywood and in the music industry in particular. The apparent aim being to negatively influence the masses.

Celebrities mentioned in connection with Monarch include dead icons like Marilyn Monroe, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Brittany Murphy, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and even Elvis Presley. Living stars supposedly in the program include almost every major celebrity alive – to our eyes at least. Stars that conspiracy theorists mention time and again include Britney Spears, Tiger Woods, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Megan Fox, Nicki Minaj, Paris Hilton, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg in terms of names bandied around.

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Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Megan Fox among those supposedly part of Monarch.

The key fact is Project Monarch’s existence is not verified by any declassified documents or any other official government materials for that matter. This is confirmed by Michael Barkun, a professor emeritus of political science at Syracuse University, who states in his 2003 book, A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America, that “scholarly and journalistic treatments of MK-ULTRA make no mention of a Project Monarch”.

Monarch is therefore far more speculative than MK-Ultra and other documented mind control programs. Frankly, Monarch tends to undermine those proven mind control projects.

You also have to factor in that small but vocal segment of society who are completely obsessed with celebrity and can never get enough stories about their favorite icons. Consider the countless conspiracies on Elvis let alone Michael Jackson, Princess Diana et al. Famous figures like these seem to attract conspiracy theories like moths to the flames. And certain fans of theirs – perhaps with sycophantic tendencies – seem programmed (no pun intended) to create or add to myths surrounding these celebrities.

Whenever celebrities die, the conspiracy theorists inevitably go into overdrive. All the speculation about the death of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker in late 2013 is possibly a good example of this disturbing phenomenon.

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Paul Walker (1973-2013)

Although conspiracy theorists have arguably come up with some interesting circumstantial evidence on certain celebrities, it’s very possible Project Monarch is entirely fictitious. Or put another way, it could easily be a load of BS!

Naylor, who had always lusted after the seventeenth-born orphan, had misused his powers and treated the blue-eyed blonde as his personal sex slave. He’d resorted to using the MK-Ultra voice-commands to induce her to do whatever he asked. No-one else was aware of this. Not even his victim. In the process, after years of abuse, Seventeen had finally cracked. In medical terms, she had suffered a mental breakdown; in truth, she’d become yet another victim of MK-Ultra, and of Naylor. The Orphan Uprising

In the last 15 years or so, there has been a spate of popular movies released featuring mind control and including the incredible history of Project MK-Ultra. Examples include Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut, The Men Who Stare at Goats starring George Clooney, Conspiracy Theory with Mel Gibson, the Bourne series starring Matt Damon and The Manchurian Candidate with Denzel Washington.

Conspiracy theorists say these films spilled quite a few secrets and point to Kubrick’s Illuminati symbolism and mind controlled sex slaves in Eyes Wide Shut, the hypnotic triggers in The Manchurian Candidate as well as the post-assassination amnesia in the Bourne movies. Many of these cinematic moments do indeed appear to be based on actual MK-Ultra reports.


Many believe Stanley Kubrick included mind control warnings in ‘Eyes Wide Shut’.

On the flip side, Hollywood tends to embellish certain real-world conspiracies for the sake of entertainment. Unfortunately, these embellishments end up being added into the melting pot of mind control lore. When the public are so easily influenced by movies, books and other forms of entertainment, it often makes it difficult to distinguish fiction from reality.

As novelists and filmmakers ourselves, we are guilty of this as well. And here’s an inside tip about the entertainment industry: When it comes to bending the truth to assist a story’s plot versus staying completely true to the facts, we can assure you any dramatist will always select the former. Mark Twain’s old saying “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story” still reigns in Hollywood.

And, of course, we could be totally wrong in all our assumptions concerning mind control. In which case, you can now relax in the knowledge that your thoughts are indeed your own. No governments or corporations are waging war on your mind. You’re just being paranoid!

Just in case though, maybe keep wearing that tinfoil hat until all the facts are in…


Read more in The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy – available now via Amazon at:

A book that’s for the common people.


Happy reading! –James & Lance



  1. spiritcalls says:

    I have a good start on your book about conspiracies and find it extremely informative ! I thought that I was already well informed concerning them but you have supplied some that I was not aware of yet. Thanks for your work, this world need to wake up to what has been and is going on.

    IMnsHO and E.

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  3. lancemorcan says:

    Here’s a short video we posted on YouTube on the documented history of mind control:

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