In the Top 10 list of operation names comes the CIA run Midnight Climax, and it did exactly what it said on the tin. It’s something we mention in-depth in last weeks MK Ultra episode.
The project was an experiment in LSD and research into its effects. It involved CIA operatives and real prostitutes recruited to lure ‘johns’ to safe houses fronted as brothels. The unwitting participants would then be slipped various doses of LSD and have psychological experiments carried out while being monitored.
Incredibly the operation ran from 1953 to 1964. So who knows how many people in San Francisco, Marin County and New York were caught up in the secret human testing.
Here’s a San Francisco Weekly article detailing the operation and with first hand accounts of victims.
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