According to an American investigative journalist those damn friggin spooks were behind the 1951 mass insanity of a village in southern France. The mystery of the ‘cursed bread’ of Pont-Saint-Esprit has haunted residents for decades with many believing the reason why so many villagers went psycho was due to the local bread being infected with psychedelic mould. Hmm, but if H P Albarelli Jr is correct the CIA were behind it. He believes the bread was laced with LSD as part of a mind control experiment during the cold war. Oh nice one, if this is the case then the five people who died, the dozens who were sent to asylums in straight jackets and the hundreds who just went completely la-la deserve a friggin apology. Among the stories of that terrible time included an 11 year old who tried to strangle his granny, a man thought he was a plane and jumped from a two story window and another resident who thought his heart had escaped through his feet and wanted the doctor to put it back. Albarelli Jr has uncovered documents which suggest the CIA and the US army’s top-secret Special Operations Division (SOD) used drugs supplied by the Swiss-based Sandoz Pharmaceutical Company to experiment with mental manipulation.It is still unclear if the French intelligence services of the time knew of this experiment but no doubt there will be a few WTFs and please explains.
Tag Archives: 1951
OK, let me first start by saying one of the Madhatters found this clip but I laughed so hard I thought I would share it with the loons. This is a snippet from a safety video produced in 1951 by the United States Federal Government’s Civil Defense branch advising people what to do in case of a nuclear bomb attack. Oh and the government never lies!
Psst Hiding under your newspaper…priceless.