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Meet Major General Albert Stubblebine III…

This former head of US Army Intelligence masterminded the army’s psychic warfare program back in the early 1980’s. He features in our book THE ORPHAN CONSPIRACIES: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy because he’s one of the more colorful characters we came across when researching the existence or otherwise of Manuchurian Candidates, or mind-controled assassins if you will.

Here’s an excerpt from the book:

One of the more colorful characters circulating rumors of hypnotized assassins is former head of US Army Intelligence, Major General Albert Stubblebine III… Yes, the same Stubblebine the Third who famously tried to create a soldier who could levitate and walk through walls, and who – on the record – said he believed American soldiers could win all wars if they could walk through walls!

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Army program makes it to the big screen.

In case you still doubt Stubblebine’s credentials to speak on this subject, he’s the officer that the central character of the 2009 feature film The Men Who Stare at Goats, is based on. Is there a higher accolade than that? Still not convinced? Well, the central character was played by none other than George Clooney. Happy now?

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Actor Clooney plays Stubblebine.

According to Stubblebine, that story had its origins in his office when he was asked to develop the minds of people so that if they stared at a goat long enough its heart would explode. What’s more, he claims he has seen evidence that such a thing is possible, and he says he’s positive that the creation of Manchurian Candidates continues in America today.

We are not sure how seriously Albert Stubblebine III should be taken. Our first impressions are that he’s one sandwich short of a picnic.

Perhaps the Encyclopedia of American Loons should have the last say on Stubblebine. In a blog post dated January 13, 2013, the encyclopedia claims: “He is currently heartily insane, but seems to have been batshit crazy even before he tried to walk through walls”.

In a final diagnosis, the post ends: “I guess one could make an argument that the world needs hapless, elderly men called ‘Albert Stubblebine’ who are constantly befuddled by their failure to walk through solid walls”.

Then again, Stubblebine achieved the esteemed military rank of Major General and was the head of US Army Intelligence for many years. Those things don’t normally happen to loons.

Perhaps the last word on mind control and Manchurian Candidates should go to Jesse Ventura, former Governor of Minnesota who is probably America’s – and possibly the world’s – best known conspiracy theorist. The Governor fronts Sleeper Assassins, a 2010 episode of the popular US television series Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura.

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Governor Ventura…believes in existence of Manchurian Candidates.

The episode starts with Governor Ventura telling viewers he has uncovered a Government plot to turn ordinary citizens into programmed killers.

“I’ve also seen how hypnosis, torture and other techniques can make ordinary people do things they otherwise couldn’t do,” says the Governor. “I met a man who says they did it to him. All the high-profile assassins who fit this same pattern…believe the government turned them into weapons. Could this be a coincidence? I don’t think so.”

We explore this concept in detail in THE ORPHAN CONSPIRACIES – and uncover some interesting theories (some would say facts) relating to real-life Manchurian Candidates in the employ of government agencies.

To read more go to:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Orphan-Conspiracies-Conspiracy-Theories-ebook/dp/B00J4MPFT6/

Not all is what it seems!

 

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Meet Number Nine – an orphan, a spy, a lover…a master of disguise, an assassin, a shapeshifter…a freedom fighter, a human chameleon, a reformed contract killer.

He’s all of the above. He’s none of the above. It’s his story we tell in our international thriller series THE ORPHAN TRILOGY (The Ninth Orphan / The Orphan Factory / The Orphan Uprising).

 

           

Nine is enslaved by the Omega Agency, a shadowy organization seeking to create a New World Order. When he tries to break free and live a normal life, Nine is hunted by his mentor and father figure, and by a female orphan he spent his childhood with. On the run, his life becomes entwined with his beautiful French-African hostage and a shocking past is revealed…A past that involves the mysterious Pedemont Orphanage in Chicago, Illinois.

Standing in the way of Nine’s freedom are his fellow orphans – all elite operatives like himself – who are under orders to terminate him. Nine finds himself in a seemingly infinite maze of cloak and dagger deception. Time and again, he must call on all his advanced training to survive.

But can the ninth-born orphan ever get off the grid? To find out you’ll need to go on a tumultuous journey around the world to such far-flung locations as the Arctic, Asia, Europe, the Amazon, Africa and South Pacific islands.

One of the Omega Agency’s black ops employs MK-Ultra mind control technology on genetically engineered agents to facilitate the agendas of those in power. When Nine successfully deprograms himself from MK-Ultra, all hell breaks loose. But to gain his freedom he must bust out of the Pedemont Orphanage and break into Omega’s other orphanages and underground medical laboratories around the world. In the process he uncovers chilling scientific experiments taking place on children.

 

Here’s what Amazon reviewers are saying about The Orphan Trilogy:

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★★★★★ “The Orphan Trilogy is the best of the best in thrillers!” -J.B. DiNizo (author of ‘Comings and Goings’)

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Happy reading! -Lance & James

 

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In the course of conducting research for our conspiracy thriller series 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.

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After 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 – in North America in particular.

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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.

We explore this further in our new release book THE ORPHAN CONSPIRACIES: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy. An excerpt follows…

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.

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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.

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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.

 

Not so much conspiracy theory as conspiracy fact.

 

Read more in The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy – available now via Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Orphan-Conspiracies-Conspiracy-Theories-ebook/dp/B00J4MPFT6/

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In 1959, Richard Condon’s classic psychological thriller The Manchurian Candidate was published. The book’s plot revolves around the son of a leading American political family being brainwashed into becoming a communist assassin without his knowledge or consent.

Ever since then, the title has become a catch-phrase amongst conspiracy theorists who swear they’ve got evidence to prove governments around the world have such mind-controlled assassins at their disposal.

They often list the likes of Lee Harvey Oswald, Sirhan Sirhan, Jack Ruby, Mark David Chapman and James Earl Ray as being likely Manchurian Candidates; and they point out that nearly all these men, as well as numerous other infamous lone gunmen, claimed after being captured that they were patsies who were being mind-controlled.

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Oswald and Ruby…suspected Manchurian Canadidates.

However, the reality is programmed killers only exist in the realms of fictional stories and in the warped minds of those wearing tinfoil hats. There is no hard evidence to confirm the existence of Manchurian Candidates.

At least that’s what the authorities would have us believe.

 

From a very early age, Nine had been aware Omega’s motivation for manufacturing himself and the other orphans was to create the world’s most effective espionage agents. The mysterious figures who ran the Omega Agency knew from experience that family ties and espionage didn’t go together. In fact, they were a recipe for disaster. The shadow organization’s hierarchy needed operatives who were unencumbered by family ties, who could undertake any mission, anywhere on earth, no matter what the sacrifice.The Ninth Orphan

 

In books one and two of our international thriller series The Orphan Trilogy we describe how the clandestine Omega Agency creates the most advanced intelligence operatives and assassins – super spies if you like.

Twenty-three genetically engineered orphans are nurtured from childhood, through their teenage years and into early adulthood with one end goal in mind: to turn them into the ultimate spies. The methods used range from providing advanced training in everything from speed reading, math and science to languages, martial arts and military strategies to isolation tank, biofeedback and virtual reality sessions. So by the time our orphans reach their early teens, they’re already faster, stronger and more resilient, learned and intelligent than most adults.

Not content to rely on their charges’ natural ability in the field – on assignment that is – their Omegan masters program them using mind control technologies so the orphans, or orphan-operatives, can effectively be remote-controlled. Any who try to flee Omega can quickly be reined in courtesy of a microchip implant embedded in the forearm of each; the microchip emits an electronic signal, allowing the orphans’ masters to see their whereabouts at any time no matter where in the world they are.

 

MK = Mind Kontrol

The plot to our series could accurately be described as being very far-fetched, were it not for one thing: the officially acknowledged, real-life MK-Ultra program.

Project MK-Ultra…using citizens as its test subjects.

To recap, Project MK-Ultra, the most documented government mind control program uncovered yet, began in the early 1950’s, using unwitting American and Canadian citizens as its test subjects. We know this as a result of the many thousands of US Government documents that have been publicly accessed courtesy of the Freedom of Information Act, and the release of other formerly classified documents relating to MK-Ultra.

These revelations generated considerable publicity, debate, research – both official and unofficial – and a number of feature films, documentaries and television series.

Then there are the rumored Manchurian Candidates said to have been brainwashed by US Military factions, with heavy CIA involvement, to carry out assassinations or other such acts for those who have programmed them.

Incidentally, the best description we’ve found of a Manchurian Candidate is someone with an artificially created multiple personality; that personality has various identities; if one identity performs an act and gets caught, another identity takes over and the original identity has no recollection of the act he (seems it’s always a man) committed, so the information remains hidden from interrogators.

Mind control expert and award-winning author Dr. Alan Scheflin has for years claimed that, thanks to the CIA, MK-Ultra is still alive and well in America and that declassified documents show the CIA is creating a new kind of weapon.

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Scheflin, whose books include The Mind Manipulators, leaves little doubt the weapon he refers to is a Manchurian Candidate and, he says, such people aren’t responsible for their actions because they’re being controlled.

Scheflin’s assertions are confirmed by renowned psychiatrist Dr. Colin A. Ross, president and founder of the Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma, who says he used the Freedom of Information Act to source US Government documents that show the CIA and different branches of the military continue to be active in the mind control business.

This revelation contradicts the US Government’s official statements which say there have been no further mind control programs since MK-Ultra was shut down in 1973.

Dr. Ross likens the selection of Manchurian Candidates to the selection process for the military’s documented radiation and germ warfare experiments that were conducted on soldiers who were always unaware of the dangers involved. He says the declassified documents he has sourced on mind control experiments reveal volunteers received huge amounts of electric shocks, which permanently wiped out their memories.

 

Because of their sublime genes, the orphans were all incredible specimens and often referred to by their creator, Doctor Pedemont, and by Naylor, Kentbridge and the rest of their Omega masters, as post-humans. Their DNA was different to anyone else’s and by their teens they were superior in many ways to the rest of the population, being smarter, faster, stronger and more adaptable.The Ninth Orphan

 

Mind games

Assassins experiencing amnesia is a subject that’s been explored in various bestselling novels and blockbuster movies, including Robert Ludlum’s Bourne novels and subsequent film adaptations.

In the 2007 feature film The Bourne Ultimatum, which stars Matt Damon and was directed by Paul Greengrass, a surprise twist delivered via flashbacks in the film’s third act reveals that Jason Bourne had actually volunteered to become an assassin. These flashbacks show Bourne has had his identity fractured and his memories erased after having been put through a series of trauma-based psychological trials that eventually broke down his original personality.

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The Bourne Ultimatum starring Matt Damon as a mind-controlled assassin.

Such works of fiction are clearly inspired by conspiracy theories which insist this is how mind-controlled assassins are created.

Numerous sources – some reliable, some not – report that Manchurian Candidates are subjected to receiving large amounts of LSD and other drugs,isolation, interrogation, hypnotism, and food and sleep deprivation as well as electric shocks. It seems trauma-based torture is used to program inductees and to promote the development of alternate psyches, or personalities, which would enable them to function normally and then to kill on command but have no recollection of their actions.

This fracturing of the psyche is said to be conducive to creating the phenomenon that has been termed sleeper assassins.

According to such theories, the first psychiatrists employed to master mind control studied mental patients who had been diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder, which medical science has since renamed Dissociative Identity Disorder. Many of those psychiatrists are said to have been Paperclip Nazi doctors who were brought to the US after conducting radical psychiatric experiments on patients during the Holocaust – the same doctors whose victims not only included Jews, Gyspies, political agitators and homosexuals, but also the mentally ill.

 

The (real) man who stared at goats

Meet Albert Stubblebine III. 

One of the more colorful characters circulating rumors of hypnotized assassins is former head of US Army Intelligence, Major General Albert Stubblebine III, who masterminded the army’s psychic warfare program back in the early 1980’s. Yes, the same Stubblebine the Third who famously tried to create a soldier who could levitate and walk through walls, and who – on the record – said he believed American soldiers could win all wars if they could walk through walls!

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Army program makes it to the big screen.

In case you still doubt Stubblebine’s credentials to speak on this subject, he’s the officer that the central character of the 2009 feature film The Men Who Stare at Goats, is based on. Is there a higher accolade than that? Still not convinced? Well, the central character was played by none other than George Clooney. Happy now?

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Actor Clooney plays Stubblebine. 

According to Stubblebine, that story had its origins in his office when he was asked to develop the minds of people so that if they stared at a goat long enough its heart would explode. What’s more, he claims he has seen evidence that such a thing is possible, and he says he’s positive that the creation of Manchurian Candidates continues in America today.

We are not sure how seriously Albert Stubblebine III should be taken. Our first impressions are that he’s one sandwich short of a picnic.

Perhaps the Encyclopedia of American Loons should have the last say on Stubblebine. In a blog post dated January 13, 2013, the encyclopedia claims: “He is currently heartily insane, but seems to have been batshit crazy even before he tried to walk through walls”.

In a final diagnosis, the post ends: “I guess one could make an argument that the world needs hapless, elderly men called ‘Albert Stubblebine’ who are constantly befuddled by their failure to walk through solid walls”.

Then again, Stubblebine achieved the esteemed military rank of Major General and was the head of US Army Intelligence for many years. Those things don’t normally happen to loons.

 

“The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim.” –Aldous Huxley, excerpt from his 1958 non-fiction book Brave New World Revisited.

 

Documented CIA sleeper assassins

On December 2, 2010, Russia Today ran an article headed CIA creating real life Manchurian Candidates? The news outlet’s report details the statements of a group of US military veterans who claimed their government had created sleeper assassins long ago. Decades ago in fact.

The vets were quoted as saying that from 1950 until 1975 experimentson themselves and other US soldiers were conducted at the Army’s Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland where “the government messed with their minds, implanted microchips and electrodes” during “mind control experiments”.

“They are alleging,” the article continues,“top secret CIA, military and even university scientists experimented on them with the purpose of implanting remote control devices in their brains to eventually turn them into robot-like assassins”.

Documents, which according to the article include declassified research papers from the Office of Naval Research as well as results of experiments conducted atHarvard and Yale, show how hypnosis and electro-implant experiments were first conducted on animals. This involved inserting electrodes into the brains of dolphins, cats and dogs. By all accounts, the tests were a success in that the scientists conducting them were able to control the actions of the laboratory animals via remote transmitters.

The next stage of testing was on humans – volunteers who apparently weren’t clear about what they were letting themselves in for – and proved equally successful. The individuals were mind controlled via the electrode brain implants and carried out a range of actions that signals beamed to their brains instructed them to do.

In what’s likely to be a case of art imitating life, the electrode implantsused, on the record, by the US Government for brainwashing soldiers echoes the 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate starring Denzel Washington and Liev Schreiber. In that film, Schreiber’s character has electrodes implanted in his brain by neuroscientists.

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Movie a likely case of art imitating life.

The aforementioned mind control expert Dr. Colin A. Ross says the account of the US military veterans who were experimented on, as well as the official government documents detailing the experiments, all prove “this is absolutely documented fact.”

“People can be in a sleeper state indefinably,” Dr. Ross adds,“but of course this is all secret and classified.”

Although more recent mind control science remains classified, creating sleeper assassins all sounds very possible given what is known to have occurred during MK-Ultra. In fact, it not only sounds possible, but highly likely. After all, if the long-desired Manchurian Candidate phenomenon was proven to be a reality decades ago, something tells us senior intelligence agents wouldn’t just say to each other, “Oh well, we proved it’s possible, but we won’t send any mind controlled assassins out into the field as that would be immoral.”

According to our research, it’s very probable sleeper assassins are in existence all over the world today, quietly carrying out hits for the global elite. Given mind control has been a documented fact for well over half a century, the powers that be must surely now have all the science needed to create as many brainwashed assassins as they require.

 

“Our orphans exist on the frontiers of modern science,” the doctor said proudly. “They each have two more chromosomes than the average person. For all intents and purposes, they are post-humans. Superior in every way to the rest of the population.” The Orphan Factory

 

The physical side of the equation

Besides the psychological manipulation said to be needed to create programmed killers, the human body must also be enhanced. Manchurian Candidates would be of no use to intelligences agencies if they were not physically capable of carrying out complex assassinations. It is one thing to have a malleable brain, but quite another to have the body and physical skills of a killing machine.

Common claims to emerge regarding the physical training inductees receive in these black op programs include harsh trials of strength, martial arts and weapons training, feats of endurance and wilderness survival tests, and even flying various aircraft. The result is super soldiers who are trained to extremely advanced levels in numerous disciplines – much like our fictitious orphan polymaths in The Orphan Trilogy.

Beyond physical training, forcibly altering and enhancing assassins’ bodies would be another likely way to create the ultimate killing machines. This could be achieved by genetic engineering ensuring none of the usual genetic imperfections would exist in the Manchurian Candidates’ bodies.

Administering advanced substances – of the chemical variety or otherwise – could also be a way to manufacture such individuals. Steroids would be the obvious one, but that’s probably too simplistic an approach for designing elite assassins.

The 2012 film The Bourne Legacy, which stars Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz and was directed by Tony Gilroy, shows the CIA improving their operatives by altering their DNA with top-secret drugs. In the film, Weisz plays a CIA chemist employed to create the drugs that make Renner’s character and other operatives superior to average humans, not only intellectually, but also physically.

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The Bourne Legacy starring Jeremy Renner shows CIA’s (rumored) use of drugs.

We explore a similar theme in The Orphan Trilogy by showing the orphans regularly ingesting the mysterious Ormus aka White Gold. Unlike the substance given to the spies in The Bourne Legacy, Ormus is not a manufactured laboratory drug but a naturally occurring substance that exists in the real world. It allows the orphans to run as fast and fight as well as any adult.

For all anyone knows, Ormus may actually be one of the substances being used by the world’s elite assassins.

 

The Governor to the rescue

Perhaps the most high profile investigation into MK-Ultra and mind controlled operatives has been conducted by Jesse Ventura, former Governor of Minnesota, who is probably America’s – and possibly the world’s – best known conspiracy theorist.

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Governor Jesse Ventura…presents a compelling case.

The Governor fronts Sleeper Assassins, a 2010 episode of the popular US television series Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura. In the episode, he and his team of investigators present a fairly compelling case that Manchurian Candidates in the form of programmed killers do exist in present-day America.

Ventura, who by dearth of his political status had – and to an extent still has – access to official documents, facilities and personnel at the highest levels, informs his audience the US military has been experimenting with mind control since the 1950’s.

Jesse Ventura – Sleeper Assassins starts with Ventura telling viewers he hasuncovered a Government plot to turn ordinary citizens into programmed killers.

“I’ve also seen how hypnosis, torture and other techniques can make ordinary people do things they otherwise couldn’t do,” he says. “I met a man who says they did it to him. All the high-profile assassins who fit this same pattern…believe the government turned them into weapons. Could this be a coincidence? I don’t think so.”

The most intriguing point of the episode is when Ventura interviews whistleblower Robert Duncan O’Finioan, a self-professed former Manchurian Candidate who candidly reveals the methods used to take over his mind and reveals the types of missions he undertook whilst under the influence of mind control.

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Former Manchurian Candidate Robert Duncan O’Finioan.

O’Finioan, who is said to have unusual body strength, martial arts talents and alter egos that can be triggered, also claims he and others like him were “taken” and “genetically enhanced with implants” and “turned into something more than a normal human being” – so they almost literally became fighting machines.

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Governor Ventura (right) interviews O’Finioan for his TV series.

O’Finioan appears to be the go-to guy for any conspiracy theorist wanting to add credibility to his or her theory on Manchurian Candidates. He shows up on numerous websites and, it appears, he was and maybe still is the subject of at least one planned book and film.

An item dated January 2007 on the popular ProjectCamelot.org site catalogues an interesting interview conducted with O’Finioan and his friend Dave Corso who, the writer claims, “are both part of Project Talent, an unacknowledged MK-ULTRA military program”.

The article continues: “Their joint testimony strongly suggests that the US military has a program of super soldiers, not only those like Duncan(O’Finioan) – with psychic abilities and uncommon strength – but also those in command, who were trained to spot military talent and were skilled in psychotronics, that is: mind control…

“Controller and soldier? … Their relationship is unclear. But somewhere in the murky waters of the past, two men, from vastly different backgrounds, have come together as friends only to discover that what brings them together may be far more mysterious and sinister than either is prepared to remember”.

Since that interview, O’Finioan is on the record as saying an MRI scan he had following a car accident caused acranial implant to malfunction, removing barriers in his mind that had previously kept memories hidden. He claims those memories leave no doubt that he was a killing machine used for termination assignments and that he was also a victim of MK-Ultra.

O’Finioan’s own blog site at duncanofinian.com makes for an interesting read also. In an entry dated January 21, 2014, the man himself posts an open letter from “the survivors of Project Talent” addressed to, among others, President Obama, the US Senate, Congress, the UN and several other organizations. He encourages subscribers to distribute the letter far and wide.

The letter reads: “We, the survivors of MK ULTRA and all of its sub-projects – Project Talent being one of them – are coming to you, the leaders of the free world, for redress. We request immediate action on this matter, as we have waited long enough for our respective governments to take notice of the torture that was illegally and secretly forced upon us as children by the same said governments.”

In the same letter, the writers make a number of other requests – including the following: “We ask for acknowledgement of all that was done to us, both as children and adults, by the governments who committed these illegal acts against us, as well as recognition of duties that we performed for our respective countries in the name of freedom and national security…And finally, we request that all black projects which use children cease immediately… The torture of children can in no way ever be condoned by any country for any reason. It is our highest wish to have a public announcement that these projects using children will be stopped.”

The same blog site features an August 2013 OffPlanet Radio interview with one John Stormm, another self-professed survivor of Project Talent and fellow victim of MK-Ultra. He claims he was one of the first batches of infants to be inducted into the MK Ultra program.

“I was subjected to torturous physical, mental, genetic, psychological and chemical conditionings, designed to make me into an unstoppable hunter/seeker/assassin,” says Stormm. “A master of what the CIA used to refer to as ‘the happy accident’. An untraceable stealth weapon capable of fracturing skulls, necks, spines, ribs or whatever and in a split second, leaving a corpse that can be easily set up to appear as a car wreck or household accident that leaves no embarrassing fingers pointed or homicide investigations.”

Storm claims that in the late 1960’s he was trained and used as a remote viewer in an MK Talent portion of the program, and by 1970, had taken on some of his first combat roles.

 

To achieve its New World Order plans, the Omega Agency needed people who could make use of their primordial instincts, who wouldnt question the morality of orders and who would kill without hesitation. Operatives of that caliber were priceless. The Ninth Orphan

 

Getting back to Governor Jesse Ventura and that Conspiracy Theory TV episode, before his director can shout Cut! It’s a wrap! Ventura informs viewers he’s convinced there are more programmed killers out there. “Let’s just hope their sites are aimed at the enemy,” he says.

Let’s hope he’s right about that!

 

Read more in The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy – available now via Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Orphan-Conspiracies-Conspiracy-Theories-ebook/dp/B00J4MPFT6/

A book that’s for the common people.

 

Not all is what it seems! –James & Lance

 

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The Trojan Horse Sterling had referred to reflected his belief that the truth about Jonestown had never been revealed to the American people. A belief shared by his fellow co-founders. They were certain that while there were undoubtedly suicides at Jonestown, the event could more accurately be described as a mass murder that resulted from an experiment of sorts carried out by various US agencies. The Orphan Factory

 

Aerial view of Jonestown, Guyana.

The Peoples Temple Agricultural Project was a predominantly American residential community in Guyana, South America. Branded a cult by the media, it was more commonly known as Jonestown in deference to its leader, Jim Jones, a former communist and drug addict, and son of a Ku Klux Klansman.

Cult leader Jim Jones

Peoples Temple cult leader Jim Jones.

The community made world headlines on November 18, 1978, when it was announced 918 people at Jonestown, including 200 children, had died. All but two Peoples Temple members died from cyanide poisoning in what was labeled “revolutionary suicide” by Jim Jones himself.

Jonestown after the ‘event’…ghastly and surreal.

Besides the suicides at Jonestown, several surviving Temple members murdered five others, includingCalifornia Congressman Leo Ryanat the nearby Port Kaituma airstrip.

Jonestown remained the largest loss of American civilian life in a single non-natural disaster until the deaths that occurred in the US on 9/11 in 2001.

Everything covered so far in this chapter is the official version of what occurred at Jonestown. However, there have long been rumors of MK-Ultra experimentation with the commune before the tragic incident occurred, and CIA involvement before and after the incident. Crucial sources, including Jonestown survivors as well as local officials first on the scene, appear to radically contradict the mass suicide story.

Cult members remonstrate with Jones (center) immediately before the ‘suicides’. The photographer was Greg Robinson, of the Examiner, who was one of the media reps killed at Georgetown Airport.

If something other than the mass suicide the history books inform us happened in 1978 at Jonestown, then what did occur? A dark social experiment, wholesale murder, CIA assassinations, mind control implementation gone wrong, or what? These, and more, have been touted as fact by independent researchers over the years.

In The Orphan Factory, we explore these theories when Nine and another orphan-operative attempt an assassination, deep in Guyana’s Amazon rainforest, of a survivor of the Jonestown tragedy.

 

What struck him most were the discrepancies in the body count, and Omega’s research people had come up with some interesting theories on that. –The Orphan Factory

 

Jonestown discrepancies

Unusual anomalies within the US Government’s official version of Jonestown raise alarm bells as they do seem to point to a conspiracy. In fact, there were so many conflicting reports that it was, and is, difficult to make head or tail of the event.

Jonestown bodies

Senseless deaths surrounded by mystery…then and now.

The Guyanese army, whose soldiers were among the first on the scene, reported only 408 Temple members had died by their own hand. Then the New York Times reported the actual number was around 500.

US Military personnel arrived several days later and the body count quickly rose – from 700 to a final tally of 909. No official explanation was ever given for these differing body counts although one US official was quoted as saying, “Guyanese cannot count.”

U.S. military officers place Jones's victims in coffins

American Soldiers prepare bodies for shipment in coffins from Georgetown Airport, Guyana (above) while more bodies are unloaded in bodybags (below).

There were also conflicting reports on the causes of death. The New York Times had reported the first medical official to arrive on the scene said he’d witnessed numerous gunshot wounds on victims. That didn’t tally with the official story that the majority had committed suicide by drinking cyanide. And no-one seemed to know exactly how many people were in Jonestown at the time. Therefore, reports listing 33 survivors couldn’t be verified.

Local newspaper the Guyanese Daily Mirror reported that around 60 to 80 American Green Berets and several hundred members of the UK’s SAS Black Watch were performing military exercise drills in the jungles surrounding Jonestown at the exact same time the mass suicides or the massacre – depending on your take – occurred.

Was that a coincidence or does it as some suggest point to a sinister outside party, or parties, being responsible for the deaths?

Another anomaly in the official version as told by the US Government was that the bodies lay neatly arranged in rows and showed no signs of the heavily twisted rigidity known to be induced in cyanide suicides.

In the coroner’s court, Guyanese pathologist Dr. Leslie Mootoo stated the bodies looked like they’d been murdered and, in his opinion, were not suicides at all. Dr. Mootoo also said that while he did find gunshot wounds on a small percentage of the victims, he found needle marks on the vast majority.

Needle usage would directly contradict the cyanide story as the official story says the cyanide was taken orally.

The US Army, however, said the cause of death was irrefutably cyanide suicides. Interestingly, it was only after mounting pressure from family members of the deceased back in America that the Army finally agreed to perform some autopsies – seven out of 900 deaths to be precise. Those token autopsies were clearly too few to gain true insight into what caused the deaths.

 

Assassination of a congressman

Californian Congressman Leo Ryan had flown down to Guyana to investigate strange irregularities at Jonestown shortly before the incident.

Congressman Leo J. Ryan

Congressman Ryan.

In the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Vault the following description is listed under the code name RYMUR (The Leo Ryan Murder/Jonestown Investigation): “On November 18, 1978, while investigating human rights abuses by a large cult led by James Warren “Jim” Jones (1931-1978), Congressman Leo Ryan (1925-1978) and several companions were murdered by Jones’ followers. Ryan had traveled to “Jonestown,” the cult’s compound in the South American country of Guyana, at the behest of his constituents, some of whom had family members in the cult. Following Ryan’s murder, Jones ordered his followers to commit mass suicide; more than 900 bodies were later found, most having died by taking poison. The FBI, charged with investigating violence against public officials, opened a probe into the murder of Ryan (hence the case name RYMUR) and provided other support and investigative assistance in relation to the mass casualties.”

Congressman Leo Ryan and three journalists killed on Jim Jones's orders

The bodies of Congressman Ryan and companions after the murders.

It has been claimed by some Jonestown researchers that Leo Ryan, who had been a vocal critic of the CIA for years, had discovered the community was not being run by Jim Jones, but by the CIA; instead of allowing Ryan to return to the US to inform congress, the CIA killed Ryan then shut down the entire Jonestown program by instigating a massacre.

 

CIA fingerprints on the crime scene

Jonestown member George Blakey, who was a chief aid to Jim Jones, was later identified as a CIA agent. Blakey purchased the land on which Jonestown was built. That, together with his CIA involvement and the community’s tragic end, could reasonably point to it being some kind of bizarre agency experiment.

What Blakey did immediately after the apparent Jonestown massacre lends weight to this theory. Within days, he reportedly moved to the nearby tax haven of Trinidad where he withdrew US$5 million from a Credit Suisse bank account.

In another CIA connection, US Embassy official Richard Dwyer was with Leo Ryan at the time of the airfield shootings and was later confirmed to have been a CIA agent. The first report of the “mass suicide” was made via radio a couple hours after the deaths occurred. Nobody has ever confirmed who made the radio reports, but perhaps tellingly, Richard Dwyer was the only person at Jonestown known to have a working radio.

Intriguingly, on the suicide tape recording of the last few minutes before the deaths occurred within the commune, Jim Jones can clearly be heard saying, “Get Dwyer out of here. Take him out of here now before something bad happens to him.” This implies Jones and the CIA were in cahoots as the cult leader would not allow anyone else to leave the commune.

Many independent researchers also believe the suicide tape was heavily edited to disguise the unmistakable sound of gunshots. If true, this also points to murders, not suicides.

 

“Most of the deaths were undoubtedly the work of MK-Ultra brainwashed moles operating inside the Peoples Temple community.”The Orphan Factory

 

The MK-Ultra theory

There are numerous theories suggesting Jonestown was a CIA test site for brainwashing and mind control. It has been claimed that Leo Ryan visited Jonestown because he’d uncovered evidence that Jonestown was a large-scale MK-Ultra experiment.

In a potential red flag supporting this theory, the psychoactive drugs found in Jonestown included most of those used in the MK-Ultra program.

Early settlers of Jonestown

Peoples Temple members in happier times.

Many investigators have theorized that Larry Layton, a senior member of Jonestown, was also an undercover CIA agent. In what could be a telling connection, Layton’s father was in charge of the US Army’s Biological Weapons Research unit. Mere coincidence? Or was Jonestown a “research experiment” conducted by the military?

Larry Layton immediately after the killings at Georgetown Airport.

Another thread that could link Jonestown with an MK-Ultra experiment is that US citizens were taken from mental hospitals and children were taken from orphanages in America and placed in the commune. (You’ll recall from the declassified CIA documents mentioned in chapter 2 that it’s on the record mental patients and orphans were experimented on against their will under the MK-Ultra program).

 

Why such a massacre had occurred, the Omegans could only speculate. Some thought it may have been to stop a large-scale emigration out of America to a fabled Utopian society; others wondered if it was intended to create fear in the populace – fear of cults, fear of Communism, fear of anything foreign; and still others believed it was to create a precedence whereby any groups labelled a cult would be vilified without due diligence by the public.The Orphan Factory

 

“A Waco beta test”

The 1993 Waco massacre of members of the Christian sect, the so-called Branch Davidians, in Texas, shares much in common with Jonestown: there were conflicting reports regarding cause of death, psychoactive drugs were found on the property and there was confusion surrounding cult leader David Koresh’s intentions. In fact, Waco had a whole host of eerily similardiscrepancies, not to mention traces of CIA involvement and possibly mind control operations as well.

Waco Massacre…similarities with Jonestown.

As we wrote in The Orphan Factory; “MK-Ultra victims included the Branch Davidians at the Waco compound in Texas,” and “Jonestown was a Waco beta test.”

The US Government’s own reports emphasize that Koresh had repeatedly insisted suicide was not an option for him or his fellow community members. As with Jonestown, the commonly held belief that the entire religious community at Waco wanted to die doesn’t seem to hold true upon closer inspection.

 

“It suited the authorities that mainstream media reported the Jonestown tragedy as a mass suicide,” Naylor continued. “The American public readily accepted that, shocking though it was. But make no mistake. It was primarily mass murder and the Peoples Temple was effectively turned into a slaughter house.”The Orphan Factory

 

In addition to what’s been covered in this chapter, there have been several other prominent conspiracy theories concerning Jonestown, including one which plays on the communist connections with the cult and claims the Soviets were responsible.

Some have even theorized the Jonestown massacre was some kind of sick “racial cleansing” experiment. As most Jonestown victims were black, some have argued it was a eugenics purification test conducted by white racists to prepare for even greater ethnic casualties in years to come. (See chapter 15 for more on eugenics).

Another strange thing about Jonestown was Jim Jones’ corpse. The Peoples Temple leader was known to have tattoos all over his chest. Yet the photos of his corpse found after his supposed suicide shows a chest free of tattoos. (See photo at right).

Jim Jones crime sceneAmerica’s House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) concluded the massacre was entirely due to Jones’ “extreme paranoia” and there was no outside interference from the CIA or otherwise. Strangely though, 5000 HFAC documents on Jonestown remain classified to this day.

If the old adage Where there’s smoke there’s fire is true then Jonestown must have been a cover-up of some kind. And it does seem unlikely anyone could convince more than 900 people to willfully commit suicide, especially when so many were young children.

Then again, our assumptions could all be wrong as brainwashing doesn’t only belong in the domain of intelligence agencies. Fanatical, brainwashed cult members all over the world have committed mass suicides. (Remember the Heaven’s Gate suicides?). And by all accounts Jim Jones was a megalomaniac. So it’s possible he killed himself and his devotees followed suit as per the official story. And who’s to say Jonestown members didn’t believe their leader was guiding them all into heaven?

 

Read more in The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy – available now via Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Orphan-Conspiracies-Conspiracy-Theories-ebook/dp/B00J4MPFT6/

A book that’s for the common people.

 

Not all is what it seems! –James & Lance

 

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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.

Bluebird

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

Artichoke

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?”

 MK-Ultra

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.

The Manchurian Candidate 2004

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.

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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.

Monarch

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.

Lady Gaga's primary photo Michael Jackson's primary photo Megan Fox's primary photo

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.

Paul Walker's primary photo

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.

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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: http://www.amazon.com/The-Orphan-Conspiracies-Conspiracy-Theories-ebook/dp/B00J4MPFT6/

A book that’s for the common people.

 

Happy reading! –James & Lance

 

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Check out this Goodreads.com list of novels that have mind control as a major theme in their plots. Ranked according to Goodreads’ members votes, the books in our conspiracy thriller series The Orphan Trilogy occupy the first four places on the list!

Here’s the top 10 books (ranked 1-10) on Goodreads’ Mind Control Fiction popularity list courtesy of Listopia:

The Ninth Orphan (The Orpha... The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1) byJames Morcan 3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 328 ratings
The Orphan Trilogy The Orphan Trilogy byJames Morcan 4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 47 ratings
The Orphan Uprising (The Or... The Orphan Uprising (The Orphan Trilogy, #3) byJames Morcan 4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 68 ratings
The Orphan Factory (The Orp... The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2) byJames Morcan 4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 100 ratings
Manchurian Candidate Manchurian Candidate byRichard Condon 4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 9,163 ratings
1984 1984 byGeorge Orwell 4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 1,133,976 ratings
Scott Bloom en de Dochters ... Scott Bloom en de Dochters van Chenchen byRosa Miller (Goodreads Author) 4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 14 ratings
Animal Farm Animal Farm byGeorge Orwell 3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 1,176,284 ratings
Brave New World Brave New World byAldous Huxley 3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 663,648 ratings
The Stepford Wives The Stepford Wives byIra Levin 3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 11,056 ratings

For the top 100 novels on this list go to: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/11984.Mind_Control_Fiction#13250061

Occupying first place, The Ninth Orphan is book one in The Orphan Trilogy. Here’s the storyline for anyone interested:

An orphan grows up to become an assassin for a highly secretive organization. When he tries to break free and live a normal life, he is hunted by his mentor and father figure, and by a female orphan he spent his childhood with. On the run, the mysterious man’s life becomes entwined with his beautiful French-African hostage and a shocking past riddled with the darkest of conspiracies is revealed.

Fast-paced, totally fresh and original, filled with deep and complex characters, The Ninth Orphan is a controversial, high-octane thriller with an edge. Merging fact with fiction, it illuminates shadow organizations rumored to actually exist in our world. The novel explores a plethora of conspiracies involving real organizations like the CIA, MI6, and the UN, and public figures such as President Obama as well as the Clinton, Marcos and Bush families.

The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1) is available via Amazon as a trade paperback and Kindle ebook. Here’s the Kindle link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056I4FKC

 

Happy reading! –Lance & James

 

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Our conspiracy thriller The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1) has entered Amazon’s bestseller list in the popular Conspiracy category for kindle ebooks. This follows yesterday’s announcement that our historical adventure romance, Fiji: A Novel, has also entered Amazon’s bestseller list.

In book one in The Orphan Trilogy, Nine – the ninth-born orphan – grows up to become an assassin for a highly secretive organization. When he tries to break free and live a normal life, he is hunted by his mentor and father figure, and by a female orphan he spent his childhood with. On the run, the mysterious man’s life becomes entwined with his beautiful French-African hostage and a shocking past riddled with the darkest of conspiracies is revealed.

But can the ninth-born orphan ever get off the grid? To find out you’ll need to go on a tumultuous journey around the globe to such far-flung locations as China, France, the Philippines, Andorra, America, England, Germany and French Polynesia. The frenetic cat-and-mouse chase moves from airports to train stations and hidden torture prisons, taking the reader on a shocking, nail-biting ride into the world’s closet of skeletons that goes beyond conspiracy theories to painful reality.

Fast-paced, totally fresh and original, filled with deep and complex characters, The Ninth Orphan is a controversial, high-octane thriller with an edge. Merging fact with fiction, it illuminates shadow organizations rumored to actually exist in our world. The novel explores a plethora of conspiracies involving real organizations like the CIA, MI6, and the UN, and public figures such as President Obama as well as the Clinton, Marcos and Bush families.

Tackling genetic selection, mind control and secret societies, The Ninth Orphan exposes a global agenda designed to keep the power in the hands of a select few. The novel’s antagonists are members of a shadow government acting above and beyond the likes of the White House, the FBI, the Pentagon and the NSA. Could something like this ever take place? Or, is it already taking place right now?

This unique and unpredictable thriller also has a poignant, romantic sub-plot. The story contains the kind of intimate character portraits usually associated with psychological novels.

Buckle up for a wild trip full of death-defying action, cloak and dagger intrigue, unexpected role reversals and surprise endings.

Here’s what reviewers have to say about The Ninth Orphan:

★★★★★    “Nail biter to the end.” -My Scribe World
★★★★★    “One hell of a great story.” -Random Writings Book Reviews
★★★★        “If you’re keen on spy stories, international espionage or conspiracy theories, give this fast-paced book a try!” -Coffee2Words Reviews
★★★★★    “I was drawn into the world of espionage, assassins and DNA alterations.”
-Lynelle Clark (author of ‘A Pirate’s Wife’)
★★★★★    “Intense suspense that will keep you up at night turning pages.” -Phoenix Book Review
★★★★        “A slick spy thriller.” -Two Ends of the Pen
★★★★★    “A major must read!” -A Bit Of Everything Reviews
★★★★★    “Action packed – intense – gripping – edge of the seat.” -Review of Books For You

★★★★★    “For any spy thriller fan The Ninth Orphan is not to be missed!” -Vickie McKeehan (author of ‘The Evil Trilogy’)  

                 

If you want to see what readers and critics like about The Ninth Orphan, visit it at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056I4FKC

 

Happy reading! –Lance & James

 

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Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, the controversial novel that has been associated with several high profile shootings including John Hinckley Jr’s assassination attempt on Ronal Reagan, features prominently in our conspiracy thriller novel, The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1).

References to Salinger’s book are made in the context of the CIA-sanctioned MK-Ultra mind control activities, which made international headlines at the time.

In the following excerpt from The Ninth Orphan, Omega Agency founder Andrew Naylor, uses mind control in an attempt to have his way with Seventeen, the agency’s seventeenth-born orphan-operative and a lady not to be messed with:

Now alone with Seventeen, Naylor stared intently at the young blonde operative. She was as motionless as a statue, staring right through him. She’d been like this for the past couple of minutes, but she didn’t know that. Her eyes had glazed over and she was in some kind of trance. She held a copy of the novel, The Catcher in the Rye.

Smiling, the Omega director stood up and walked over to the door to check it was locked. He walked back to Seventeen and studied her features. Feeling aroused, he stroked the orphan’s hair then kissed her on the lips. She remained unresponsive.

Minutes earlier, Naylor had hypnotized Seventeen using the MK-Ultra voice commands he’d recently received from Langley. For years, he’d wanted to have his way with Seventeen. Receiving the orphans’ MK-Ultra codes had presented him with the perfect opportunity. It was perfect because she would never remember a thing. The copy of The Catcher in the Rye he’d given her was all part of the mind control program. The book acted as an additional control mechanism to activate hypnotism triggers in the brain.

Still in a trance-like state, Seventeen did not resist Naylor’s sexual advances. The Omega director started to unbutton her blouse when his cell phone suddenly rang. The shrill ringing caused Seventeen to snap out of her trance. She was surprised to see Naylor’s pock-marked face only inches from hers. His lazy eye gave the impression he was staring over her left shoulder, but she knew he was staring directly at her. 

Suddenly feeling guilty, Naylor quickly turned away and answered his phone. “Naylor.” Marcia Wilson was on the other end of the line, calling from CIA headquarters. Naylor listened intently to her news.

Seventeen frowned when she noticed the top button of her blouse was undone. Her gaze strayed to the copy of The Catcher in the Rye on her lap. The orphan had no recollection of picking up the book at any stage. In fact, she’d never even read it. All she knew about the novel was it had been found on the men behind the assassination and attempted assassination of John Lennon and Ronald Reagan respectively, and its author, J.D. Salinger, had significant ties to the CIA.  

The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1) is available via Amazon as a trade paperback and Kindle ebook: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056I4FKC 

For more about the disturbing history behind MK-Ultra go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fml1Z5saLH0

 

Happy reading! –Lance & James 

 

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Edward Norton, John Cusack, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Martin Sheen are among a star-studded line up of A-Listers who headline a soon-to-be-released documentary on J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye.

JD Salinger reading Catcher in the Rye in 1952

J.D. Salinger in 1952

September 5, 2013 is the scheduled release date of the Weinstein Company-distributed doco, which the publicists say “provides an unprecedented look inside the private world of J.D. Salinger”.

Listed as one of the best novels of the 20th Century, The Catcher in the Rye was also the most censored book and the second most taught book in US public schools at one point. Its vulgarity, sexual references and alleged undermining of family values have seen it earn the dubious distinction of being one of the most frequently challenged books since the early 1990’s.

Total sales 65 million and rising.

The Catcher in the Rye has been associated with several high profile shootings including and John Hinckley Jr’s assassination attempt on Ronal Reagan and Mark David Chapman’s shooting of John Lennon. Chapman was arrested with his own worn copy of the book on his person.

The Catcher in the Rye features prominently in our conspiracy thriller series The Orphan Trilogy – most notably in book one, The Ninth Orphan. Our references to Salinger’s book are made in the context of the CIA-sanctioned MK-Ultra mind control activities, which made international headlines at the time. Google “MK-Ultra” some time… It makes for sobering reading!

This book acknowledges Catcher’s hold on people.

Meanwhile, Associated Press reports the authors of a new J.D. Salinger biography claim they have cracked one of publishing’s greatest mysteries: what the author of The Catcher in the Rye was working on during the last half century of his life.

AP reports a series of posthumous Salinger releases are planned after 2015, according to David Shields and Shane Salerno, whose book Salinger will be published on 3 September… Providing by far the most detailed report of previously unreleased material, the book’s authors cite “two independent and separate sources” who they say have “documented and verified” the information.

The Salinger books would revisit Catcher protagonist Holden Caulfield and draw on Salinger’s World War II years and his immersion in eastern religion. The material also would feature new stories about the Glass family of Franny and Zooey and other Salinger works…

Over the past 50 years, there has been endless and conflicting speculation over what Salinger was doing during his self-imposed retirement. That Salinger continued to write is well documented. The author himself told the New York Times in 1974 that he wrote daily, although only for himself.

But there is no consensus on what he was writing and no physical evidence of what Salinger had reportedly stashed in a safe in his home in Cornish, New Hampshire. The Salinger estate…has remained silent on the subject since the author’s death in January 2010. –AP.

 

And so the intrigue over The Catcher in the Rye and its mysterious author continues!

 

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