MKULTRA Scientist Ewen Cameron and His Prize Subject, Rudolf Hess

AMKULTRA mind control and brainwashing project headed by Sidney Gottlieb began on the order of CIA Director Allen Welsh Dulles on April 13, 1953. But its techniques dated back to WWII under the direction of Dr. Donald Ewen Cameron (1901-1967).

The scope of Project MKULTRA was broad, with research undertaken at 80 institutions, including 44 colleges and universities, as well as hospitals, prisons and pharmaceutical companies. The CIA operated through these institutions using front organizations, although sometimes top officials at these institutions were aware of the CIA’s involvement.  Investigative efforts were hampered by the fact that subsequent CIA Director Richard Helms ordered all MKULTRA files destroyed in 1973.

Some authors cite that the CIA’s KUBARK interrogation manual refers to “studies at McGill University” and that most of the techniques recommended in KUBARK are exactly those that researcher Cameron used on his test subjects: sensory deprivation, drugs, isolation, etc. [Alfred McCoy’s “A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation from the Cold War to the War on Terror” 2006].

Note: source for first section are extracted from Spartacus.

Dr. Ewen Cameron: Turning Loose a Monster

Image result for Dr. Ewen CameronCameron’s claim to fame was torturing and experimenting on the minds of his human subjects. For this, he became — at least in his lifetime — a heavy hitter. Demonstrating in spades the twisted and inverted world in which we live, in 1961 Cameron was appointed president of the World Psychiatric Association. He was also president of the American and Canadian psychiatric associations.

He experimented on his human guinea pigs with various paralytic drugs, as well as electroconvulsive therapy at 30 to 40 times the normal power. His “driving” experiments consisted of putting subjects into a drug-induced coma for weeks at a time (up to three months in one case), while playing tape loops of noise or simple repetitive statements.

His experiments were typically carried out on patients who had entered the institute for minor problems, such as anxiety disorders and postpartum depression. Many suffered permanent damage from his actions. His treatments resulted in victims’ incontinence, amnesia, forgetting how to talk, forgetting their parents and thinking their interrogators were their parents.

Cameron’s work inspired other goons, such as British psychiatrist William Sargant, who paralleled his work at St Thomas’ Hospital in London and Belmont Hospital in Surrey.

His abuses at McGill have been in some part revealed, and can be reviewed in this video.

In 1938, Cameron was appointed professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at Albany State Medical School. It was at Albany that Cameron conducted research into sensory deprivation and memory. The Albany Medical Center was the only Level 1 trauma center and academic medical center for the 25-county region between New York and Montreal. Yet, there is almost nothing online about its history during this time period.

During WWII, Cameron began working for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). However, in 1943, he went to Canada and established the psychiatry department at Montreal’s McGill University and became director of the newly created, Rockefeller Foundation-funded Allan Memorial Institute. Here, he was a key member of the Truth Drug Committee.

We know that well before 1947 he was using the “de-patterning” technique to erase patients’ memories. Cameron believed that after inducing complete amnesia in a patient, he could then selectively recover their memory in such a way as to change their behavior “unrecognizably.” In other words, Cameron was giving them a new past, rebuilding their psyche completely.

According to his research assistant, Dr. Peter Roper, “[Cameron] had a technician, one Leonard Rubenstein, who modified cassettes so there was an endless tape. It could keep repeating itself for hours at a time. If Cameron could give a positive message, eventually a patient would respond to it.” Cameron would play the tapes to his patients for up to 86 days, as they slipped in and out of insulin-induced comas.

In the late 1940s, Cameron developed his de-patterning theory. The inspiration for this was the British psychiatrist William Sargent, who Cameron considered to be the leading expert on Soviet brainwashing techniques.

They were particularly interested in “resistant sources” as test subjects. The Soviets and western allies had unlimited fodder for breaking and experimenting on the “hard cases” with the multitude of Axis POWs. Most of these captive test subjects were used up, never to be be seen again.

So well before he unethically fried the brain of his regular patients in Montreal, Cameron was brought in to rewire the brains and do “mental hygiene” on the losers of WWII.

The Case of Rudolf Hess

Image result for hess at nurembergThere is every indication that Deputy Führer Rudolf Hess — who was also known as “The Conscious of National Socialism” — flew to Scotland on a desperate-but-failed peace mission in May, 1941. Upon his arrival and thereafter, he was kept in near solitary confinement until he was suicided in 1987 at the age of 93, just before he was due to be released from prison.

I suggest that Hess was reduced by Cameron and his British colleagues into a blubbering and broken man as performance art to embarrass the other co-defendants, to reinforce the “crazy Hess” narrative and to deflect away from his courageous peace mission. He was seated right next to Goering throughout the Nuremberg trials. Cameron also was tasked with removing Hess’ memory of past events. This is why, in 1946, Hess was unable to recognize his former friends and colleagues, such as Hermann Goering and Joachim von Ribbentrop.

Von Ribbentrop responded by suggesting that Hess was not really Hess. When told of something that Hess had said, and he replied, “Hess, you mean Hess? The Hess we have here?” [J. R. Rees, “The Case of Rudolf Hess,” page 169]

When he came face to face with Hermann Göring at Nuremberg, Hess remarked, “Who are you?” Göring reminded him of events that they witnessed in the past, but Hess continued to insist that he did not know this man.

Karl Haushofer was then called in; but even though they had been friends for 20 years, Hess once again failed to remember him.

Hess replied, “I just don’t know you, but it will all come back to me, and then I will recognize an old friend again. I am terribly sorry.” [Peter Padfield“Hess: The Führer’s Disciple,” page 305]

However, Maj. Douglas M. Kelley, the American psychiatrist who was responsible for Hess during the trials, stated that he did have periods when he did remember his past. This included a detailed account of his flight to Scotland. Hess told Kelley that he had arrived without the knowledge of Hitler. Hess claimed that “only he could get the English King or his representatives to meet with Hitler and make peace so that millions of people and thousands of villages would be spared.” [J. R. Rees, “The Case of Rudolf Hess,” page 168]

The reaction of fellow prisoners was confused and not so enthusiastic. Göring was amazed and upset; and while he enjoyed the frustration of the court, he demonstrated considerable resentment that he had been so completely fooled. Von Schirach felt that such behavior was not the action of a normal man; and, while he enjoyed Hess’s jest upon the world, felt that it was not a gesture expected of a good German, whose position was as important as that of Hess. Ribbentrop became quite agitated and seemed to feel such action was not possible.

He stated, “But Hess did not know me. I looked at him. I talked to him. Obviously he did not know me. It is just not possible. Nobody could fool me like that.”

Years later, clues emerged. In a letter to his wife dated Jan. 15, 1944, Hess wrote:

I have been sitting here for literally several hours, wondering what I can write to you about. But I get no further; and that I regret to say is for a very special reason. Since sooner or later, you will notice it or find out about it, I may as well tell you: I have completely lost my memory. The reason for it I do not know. The doctor gave me a lengthy explanation, but I have meanwhile forgotten what it was.

Cameron and the OSS were doing this during WWII. Cameron was suspected of having been given access to Hess starting in 1943, but for certain in 1945. Before 1943, it was the British working Hess over. Hess and other captured hardcore Germans were this crew’s guinea pigs.

In this linked video, there is a presentation entitled the “Psychiatric Enigma of Rudolf Hess” based on his mental hospital internment before Nuremberg. It’s disingenuous, but there is important evidence here that “experts” ignore.

Starting on June 26, 1942, Hess was held at a small facility called Maindiff Court. Wikipedia points out that this facility had “electroconvulsive therapy treatment” and the Gwent Specialist Substance Misuse Service on site. Hess was “treated” by John Rawlings Rees, who was director of the notorious Tavistock Clinic. Rees was later president of the World Federation for Mental Health. Hess’ diaries record many meetings with Rees and Henry Dicks (also Tavistock) in which Hess accused his captors of attempting to poison, drug and “mesmerize” him.

In 1945 to 1946 after working over Hess, Dicks advised the Control Commission for Germany on de-Nazification and reseached so-called “collective psychopathology of authoritarian regimes.” He was a British physician of partial Jewish decent who moved in Freudian circles and thus injected that quackery (see Sigmund Fraud: the Father of Psychoanalysis and Neurotic Charlatan) into these projects, even hypothesizing that Hess and Hitler were homosexual lovers, blah, blah, blah.

As people in the audience yucked it up, we learn by sheer coinkydink that hospital records admit to giving truth serums and observing “patient” paranoia and atypical amnesia that made no sense. “Paranoid” Hess thought he was given neurotoxins in his food. See The Use of the Neurotoxin Fluoride for Influencing Brain Function. He stated that he was worked over by strange glassy-eyed freakish individuals that in his so-called “paranoia” he felt were Jews. Who knows what drugs were administered to Hess, but this is not too dissimilar to what McGill’s victims described.

Where have we heard all this before? McGill? Ewen Cameron? Yes, that’s the ticket. If it wasn’t Cameron directly, it was his colleagues. We also learn at minute 43:30 that Hess, once in prison, started writing lucid, poetic letters home and demonstrated reasonable memory. Then they go into why Hess, right as he was about to be declared not fit to stand trial, suddenly proclaimed he was fine and had been pulling a ruse. But there is even logic to that when you consider he wanted to stay in the spotlight rather than go back to Cameron’s tortuous experiments.

Hess wrote to Oswald Mosley:

I have been imprisoned for four years now with lunatics, and had been at the mercy of their torture without being able to inform anybody of this. But the worst were the doctors, who employed their scientific knowledge for the most refined tortures.

I was given reports by British Consulates about the treatment of Jews in Germany according to … Jews. [I was told I was being treated] “like the Gestapo treats their political enemies.” … It was typical of the Jews to claim that their enemies did what they did themselves.

Apart from the chemical that caused toothache, there was unmistakably a strong laxative and a poison that irritated the mucous membrane in the strongest possible manner. The last was responsible for my nose stopping itself up with congealed blood, that I had a hemorrhage in my mouth, and that my bowels burned like fire. The doctor could not hide his satisfaction when there were signs of a hemorrhage in my intestines.

They had been hypnotized to torture me until I became crazy and finally to kill me; to do everything in such a manner that nothing could possibly be proven and that my complaints could be explained by auto suggestion.

[Bernard Hutton’s “Hess: the Man and his Mission,” 1970 (pp.160-165)]

At the trial, Hess faded in and out. It was not overtly jest. But also remember that Hess was a consummate political infighter with a high degree of cleverness, even in his reduced state. Some of the survivors of Cameron’s mad science at McGill in the 1950s were the same way.

At minute 4:02, the diminished Hess post-Cameron can be seen in court. Starting at 7:40, there is an informative interview with his former American warden, Eugene K. Bird, who became a close friend. Bird wrote a book about Hess’ imprisonment titled “The Loneliest Man in the World” (which I’m unable to locate in .pdf, the paperback is expensive, and there’re no other videos on Youtube). He describes Hess as very introverted, isolated but lucid in his old age.


16 Comments on MKULTRA Scientist Ewen Cameron and His Prize Subject, Rudolf Hess

  1. Sidney Gottlieb was using Norwegian prisoners of war for horrible medical experiments in 1945. This was likely the real beginning of MK Ultra.
    The British had numerous torture chambers where they did diabolical medical experiments on German prisoners. Rudolf Hess was but one of thousands of men who suffered torture and mind control experiments in these so-called “cages”. There were 13 cages in all, if memory serves. Most of the victims were apparently tortured to death, and as Churchill destroyed 90% of British intelligence records at the end of the war, very little information is left on this horrible episode.

  2. No doubt Hess as the victim of a system that produced the likes of Cameron. Again, many questions are left unanswered. Hess’s mission to England in 1941 was to conclude an
    Anglo-German understanding, whereby the two “Germanic nations” would band together against the Russians.

    Was Hess aware at the time of the existence of a Secret Protocol, attached to the Hitler-Stalin “Non-Aggression” Pact of Aug. 23, 1939 and signed by Nazi Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop and Soviet Foreign Minister Vyascheslav Molotov, which stated “in event of any war,” Russia would be assigned”spheres of influence” in eastern Poland (40% of the country); .the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia; a freehand in Finland; and that portion of Romania abutting Soviet territory. Soviet actions after Hitler’s invasion of Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, showed how precisely the Soviets adhered to the Protocol’s terms. On Sept. 17, Russia invaded Poland from the east; on Sept. 18 Russian and German troops shook hands in Poland. Then, Moscow invaded Finland. Next, it took the Baltic states.

    “Stalin was able, in conference with Britain and the United States (when they became his allies against Hitler), to present these actions as “defensive” against the Nazi threat. But the
    Secret Protocol would prove that, to the contrary, Russia had used the deal with Hitler to advance her ancient imperial designs on Europe.”

    “Obviously, if Stalin were shown to be guilty of plotting with Hitler-to wage aggressive war, then the question arose: What were the Soviets doing as judges with the French,
    British, and Americans on the Nuremberg tribunal? The tribunal would have to be reconstituted. Would not Molotov and Stalin have to be tried? They had stood at a map table with Ribbentrop in Moscow, while Ribbentrop consulted with Hitler on the phone from Germany, and the four of them had redrawn the map of Eastern Europe. Stalin and Molotov could be accused of having conspired with Hitler to wage war; shouldn’t they take their
    places in the Nuremberg dock?”

    Sorry for the rant here, but Russ articles often lead me down deeper rabbit holes. When it comes down to it, Hess was doing his best to assure Western Europe would come together to fight the threat of the spread of Soviet Bolshevism. What a different world it would be if he had succeeded.

    Source information and a short three page article on The Hess defense at Nuremburg.

  3. I am one of a handful of US soldiers assigned to the Berlin Brigade from 1979-1980 that guarded Spandau prison and actually saw Hess.

  4. Great article – I am so tired of hearing the name of Dr Mengele as somehow associated with, if not the architect of MK Ultra. I will be glad to share this article. I also always bring up the role of Kurt Lewin as the head of Tavistock in the US.

  5. I am one who believes the evidence is strong that Hess was shot down before he made it to the UK, either by the Luftwaffe or the RAF. The Germans flew frequent night intrusion missions over Scotland and north England in that period. Likewise, the RAF did much the same over noth Germany- particularly ports where they might expect naval forces to be operating from. Hess flew a 2 engine heavy fighter Bf110 which at night could have been easily mistaken for a British Beaufort. Both sides had radar, so it’s very possible and even likely as not that some patrolling fighter on either side blew him away. The plane that he supposedly parachuted from had different markings on it than the one the British showed wreckage from.
    Beyond that, there is the story of a British mental patient being MKd into ‘being’ Hess. And on it goes – Interesting stuff here:

    • The Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente: 1890-1905

      The humiliating defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871 had completed the unification of Germany. The German chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, then created an intricate diplomatic network of alliances and treaties to ensure peace. Bismarck correctly assumed that French foreign policy would be directed toward creating conditions favourable for another war with Germany. Consequently, his efforts were designed to keep France diplomatically isolated.

      Bismarck negotiated the Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungary and Italy. Because of the long-standing hostility of Austria-Hungary toward Russia, however, he also negotiated a secret “Reinsurance Treaty” with the Russians. According to the terms of the treaty, Germany and Russia would remain neutral in the event that either nation was at war. France and Britain were bitter colonial rivals, and Bismarck counted on this rivalry to prevent any French-British co-operation. In an effort to maintain cordial relations with the British, he also refused to involve Germany in any colonial ventures.

      In 1890, Kaiser Wilhelm II dismissed Bismarck and within five years had abandoned Bismarck’s carefully constructed diplomatic policies. He did not renew the Reinsurance Treaty with Russia and embarked upon an ambitious colonial policy and expansion of the German navy that provoked British hostility. By 1895, France and Russia had formed a military alliance. In 1905, Britain and France, both alarmed by Germany’s increasing naval power and aggressive colonial policies, negotiated the “Entente Cordiale.” This treaty included provisions for military co-operation in the event that either signatory entered a war with Germany. Since the British government controlled the foreign policy of the dominions, this had the potential to involve Canada in a European conflict.Europe was thus dominated by two power blocs, the Triple Entente: France, Russia and Britain, and the Triple Alliance: Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.

      Hidden History, The Secret Origins of the First World War by Gerry Docherty and Jim Macgregor is available at leading bookshops and can also be purchased on the internet at Amazon, Alibris, etc.

      • Sadly magnanimity in victory was not a quality of Bismarck. The Germans looted France’s gold reserves and hived off Elsass Lothringen /Alsace Lorraine, which is ethnically German but in large measure a cultureal link between France and Germany. France’s leaders obsessed over the stain on their honor until 1914.

  6. “Both brothers had spent large amounts of time in Germany, where Sullivan and
    Cromwell had considerable interest during the early 1930’s, having represented
    several provincial governments, some large industrial combines, a number of big
    American companies with interests in the Reich, and some rich individuals.”65
    Allen Dulles later became a director of J. Henry Schroder Company. Neither he nor J. Henry
    Schroder were to be suspected of being pro-Nazi or pro-Hitler; the inescapable fact was that if
    Hitler did not become Chancellor of Germany, there was little likelihood of getting a Second
    World War going, the war which would double their profits.*

    It was not only Chamberlain, but also Hitler, who came away from Munich believing that it
    would be “Peace in our time.”
    The success of the Schroders in duping Hitler into this belief explains several of the most
    puzzling questions of World War II. Why did Hitler allow the British Army to decamp from
    Dunkirk and return home, when he could have wiped them out? Against the frantic advice of his
    generals, who wished to deliver the coup de grace to the English Army, Hitler held back because
    he did not wish to alienate his supposed vast following in England. For the same reason, he
    refused to invade England during a period when he had military superiority, believing that it
    would not be necessary, as the Anglo-German Fellowship group was ready to make peace with
    him. The Rudolf Hess flight to England was an attempt to confirm that the Schroder group was
    ready to make peace and form a common bond against the Soviets. Rudolf Hess continues to
    languish in prison today, many years after the war, because he would, if released, P77


  7. Just looking for a suitable thread to share this great compilation by ‘Fighting Monarch’

    • The Great Gazoo – Satanic Cartel Signaling In The Flintstones – Fighting Monarch

    Keywords: CIA, Tavistock, MK Ultra, mind control, television, Hanna-Barbera, Monsanto, satanism, Uncle Fester (Aleister Crowley/Barbara Bush, Scooby Doo, Looney Tunes, whore of Babylon Linda Carter/Wonder Woman … and more.

    No wonder I could never stand television and movies – but I never knew why …

  8. There’s a book about (by?) a doctor who insisted on examining “Hess” while he was imprisoned at Spandau and found him, definitively (based on old, genuine medical records) not to be Hess. I suspect Hess was killed at some point and replaced with an imposter. Earlier than i had supposed, given von Ribbentrop’s insinuation that it wasn’t Hess… in 1946. Also, it’s pretty well documented that Hitler knew of Hess’ mission (see the book “Op JB”).

  9. Just to follow-up… read the preface to Louis Kilzer’s “Churchill’s Deception” and there seems little doubt that it was not Hess that Dr. Hugh Thomas examined. There are claims that the wound was in a different place, or that there (really) was no scar, and even that DNA confirms it was him! All pretty clearly BS.

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