Friday, March 12, 2010

US believed to have dosed French village with LSD

Seems they distributed spiked food as an experiment in possible military uses of the drug:

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.

For decades it was assumed that the local bread had been unwittingly poisoned with a psychedelic mould. Now, however, 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 at the height of the Cold War.

From the Telegraph. If this is true, I wonder how many of the people responsible for this crime are still alive and fit to stand trial?

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