By H. P. Albarelli Jr.
Following nearly a decade of study, this account solves the mysterious demise of biochemist Frank Olson, revealing the identities of his murderers in stunning aspect. It deals a distinct and unheard of check out the backgrounds of many former CIA, FBI, and Federal Narcotics Bureau officialsincluding numerous who truly oversaw the CIA’s mind-control courses from the Fifties to the Seventies. In retracing those courses, a regularly strange and continually scary global is brought, coloured, and ruled by way of many factorsCold conflict fears, the key dating among the nation’s drug enforcement enterprises and the CIA, and the government’s shut collaboration with the Mafia.
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Deep Creek Lake & New York City Timeline WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1953— —Deep Creek Lake conference begins in evening. , Frank Olson is drugged with LSD at the Deep Creek Lake meeting. M. M. SATURDAY-SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21-22— —Olson is at home with his wife and family. M. Olson is waiting for Ruwet in Ruwet’s Camp Detrick office. —Olson is again in Ruwet’s office at Camp Detrick. —Ruwet calls Robert Lashbrook. —Olson returns home to speak with Alice Olson. Midday—On the way to CIA headquarters, Ruwet, John Malinowski, Olson and his wife stop at Hot Shoppe in Bethesda, Maryland for lunch.
We withdraw from the field of manipulation of human behavior by covertly administered chemicals. —CIA Deputy Director of Plans Richard Helms to CIA Director John McCone, December 1963. ” she asked him. ” “You don’t need to know,” he said. ” she insisted. ” she asked. “What could possibly be that terrible? ” —Armond Pastore, Night Manager, Statler Hotel, November 28, 1953, when Frank Olson “leapt” through a 10th floor window. This is to advise you that I consider the unwitting application of LSD in an experiment with which you are familiar to be an indication of bad judgement on the part of two members of your staff: James H.
C. com, a superb repository of invaluable information; Peter Dale Scott; Jim Hougan; John F. Kelly; and Eddie Becker, all for hacking away a thick and heavy jungle of concealing vines. I sincerely thank Belinda Blauer for her kindness and assistance with obtaining documents concerning her father’s needless and painful death. Dr. Daniel Winkler, at Harvard University, was always there to assist and to provide honest feedback and answers, as was Dr. Marjorie Senechal at Smith College. Thanks to Ed Regis for expert assistance with biological warfare research and intros to several hard to locate people; Gary Hunt, Editor, Magical Past-Times, for expert information on magician John Mulholland; Mike Edwards for an excellent article and information on Mulholland; Uri Geller for insightful information on Henry Puharich; Stephen Endicott for expertise on the Korean War and biological warfare; investigative reporter Paul Avery for his insights into George Hunter White; Robert King, an extraordinary photojournalist, who unselfishly shared information about Garland Williams; Suzie Halewood, who was more than patient with me; Terry Sanderlin for bringing his brother Rex to my attention; Jack O’Connell, for writing the kind of novels that make reading a true pleasure, complete adventure, and escape from the crush of everyday-ism; Harry Huge, Esq.