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CIA spiked French bread with LSD for experiment


On frightening spring night in 1951, a French village was suddenly overtaken by a mysterious insanity—hallucinations and wild thrashing—which left five people dead, dozens in asylums, and hundreds of people under the strange spell. Time magazine, as quoted in the Telegraph.co.uk, described the event at the time: “Among the stricken, delirium rose: patients thrashed wildly on their beds, screaming that red flowers were blossoming from their bodies, that their heads had turned to molten lead.” After years of mystery, one investigative reporter believes he has the answer to the strange event: The CIA had covertly altered the town’s bread with LSD as part of a mind control experiment.

Read the full story at Telegraph.co.uk.

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  • Tom

    This sounds just like what happened in Salem. There is a type of yeast or mold that can grow on grain and it’s just like LSD. So it’s very unlikely that the CIA had anything to do with this. Sorry I had to burst your bubble.