Project MKUltra was a human behavioral experiment conducted by the CIA in the 1950s, headed by Dr. Ewen Cameron. Over the course of two decades, Cameron used torture methods and psychological deprivation techniques to try and take control of his patients minds. Most of his patients had diseases such as depression and schizophrenia, and did not consent to his warped methods of “research”. The CIA attempted to cover up the entirety of the MKUltra experiments by destroying all papers pertaining to it in the 1970s, but due to a clerical error, several boxes of files were left untouched. From those files most of the information about the experiments has been gathered, yet much of this part of the CIA’s history remains a mystery.
Amy Ann Goelz