Hank Albarelli’s new book A Terrible Mistake – The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments does more than just solving the mystery of who killed Frank Olson and why, and exposing the CIA’s dosing of a French village with LSD. It turns over a huge rock and exposes a whole bevy of squirming monstrosities involving “Military and CIA Cold War scientific and medical experimentation in the fields of Mind Control, Psychological Operations, Interrogation, Torture, Psycho-Weaponry, Chemical and Biological Assassination.” (If you thought Charles Manson did unethical things with LSD, get a load of what these CIA psychopaths were up to!)
Albarelli’s book made news in the London Telegraph: French bread spiked with LSD in CIA experiment — A 50-year mystery over the ‘cursed bread’ of Pont-Saint-Esprit, which left residents suffering hallucinations, has been solved after a writer discovered the US had spiked the bread with LSD as part of an experiment. 11 Mar 2010 In 1951, a quiet, picturesque village in southern France was suddenly and mysteriously struck down with mass insanity and hallucinations. At least five people died, dozens were interned in asylums and hundreds afflicted… An American investigative journalist has uncovered evidence suggesting the CIA peppered local food with the hallucinogenic drug LSD as part of a mind control experiment. H P Albarelli Jr., an investigative journalist, claims the outbreak resulted from a covert experiment directed by the CIA and the US Army’s top-secret Special Operations Division (SOD) at Fort Detrick, Maryland. The scientists who produced both alternative explanations, he writes, worked for the Swiss-based Sandoz Pharmaceutical Company, which was then secretly supplying both the Army and CIA with LSD.