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1959

Aldous Huxley gives a speech in London on “Latent Human Potential.” COINTELPRO is kicked off and the games begin.

Morris K. Jessup found dead in his station wagon in a Dade County Park, Florida, on the evening of April 29, 1959. A hose had been attached to the exhaust pipe of the station wagon and looped into the closed interior. The whole set-up had been accomplished during daylight hours, in a public park. Ever since, researchers have said that Jessup’s death was the price he paid for getting too close to the truth. You see, Jessup’s death is SO apparent a suicide, that everyone just KNEW that it was NOT a suicide. And, of course, as a consequence, an entire mythos was born about something called the Philadelphia Experiment having to do with Time Travel.

Haiti – The U.S. military helps “Papa Doc” Duvalier become dictator of Haiti. He creates his own private police force, the “Tonton Macoutes,” who terrorize the population with machetes. They will kill over 100,000 during the Duvalier family reign. The U.S. does not protest their dismal human rights record.

Lt. Colonel Richard Headrick “Saucers exist, I saw two. They were intelligently flown or operated (evasive tactics, formation flight, hovering). They were mechanisms, not United States weapons, nor Russian. I presume they are extraterrestrial.” Headrick was a radar bombing expert, 1959.

The horrific experiments conducted by the Army and CIA at Edgewood Arsenal and McGill University worsened with the addition of a new chemical: quinunclidinyl benzilate, or BZ. More powerful than LSD, the effects of BZ lasted three days. At times, the effects lasted as long as six days. Between 1959 and 1975, an estimated 2,800 U. S. soldiers were given BZ at Edgewood Arsenal.

Jose Delgado invented the stimociever, a miniature depth electrode able to receive and transmit electronic signals over FM radio waves. By stimulating a correctly positioned stimociever, an outside operator could wield a surprising degree of control over the subject’s responses.

Keyhoe and NICAP hear rumors that Edward J. Ruppelt, under great pressure, would be revising the conclusion of his 1956 book, The report on Unidentified Flying Objects. Ruppelt had worked against UFO secrecy from 1954 onward. He essentially made an enemy of the Air Force by 1975, burned bridges with former colleagues by 1959, and finally died in 1960.

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