HP Albarelli Jr's "A Terrible Mistake"

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HP Albarelli Jr's "A Terrible Mistake"

Postby MinM » Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:56 pm

Jeff wrote:

Haven't read it all yet, but this looks very good. Thanks.

I just today received a copy of a new Trine Day release: HP Albarelli Jr's A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA's Secret Cold War Experiments. Can't vouch for it yet, but some provocative material on this Greene there, too.


elfismiles wrote:
We have H.P. Albarelli, Jr. with us to talk about Biological Warfare, the CIA’s experimentation with LSD and the murder of microbiologist Dr. Frank Olson. We talk about the U.S. army and Frank Olson who specialized in germ warfare, aero biology and the delivery of deadly viruses and infectious microorganisms through spray’s and aerosol cans. Hank Albarelli works in the legal profession and was a member of the Carter administration. He is the author of “A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments”. Join us for a fascinating and informative program about LSD and the origins and experimentation of drugs and mind control. Topics Discussed: Hank’s background, LSD, Spring Groove Hospital, Biological Warfare, Militaries Biological Warfare Research and Development Program, special Operations Division, CIA, Mk-NAOMI, LSD disseminated on University campuses, BZ, Jacob’s Ladder, Vietnam War, L Wilson green, First Earth Battalion, Jim Channon, Jon Ronson, Men Who Stare at Goats, Mk-Ultra, Project Artichoke, Artichoke Committee, Chemtrails, 1952 France, of Pont St. Esprit, Ergot, Albert Hofmann and his relationship to the CIA, Sandoz, Merck, The Death of Frank Olson and more.

Check out the original source here
Red Ice Radio
http://www.redicecreations.com/radio/20 ... 100209.php
http://www.redicecreations.com/radio/20 ... arelli.mp3

Links & Sources to the program



New book uncovers CIA–Cold War intrigue
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.pr ... eId=116258

The Mysterious Death of CIA Scientist Frank Olson

MI6 pays out over secret LSD mind control tests
http://www.redicecreations.com/specialr ... I6LSD.html

LSD - The Beyond Within (Video)


A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA's Secret Cold War Experiments

LSD My Problem Child: Reflections on Sacred Drugs, Mysticism and Science

Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond

The Men Who Stare at Goats

The Sacred Mushroom; Key to the Door of Eternity


Jacob's Ladder

The Men Who Stare At Goats

The Beyond Within: The L.S.D. Story


Wombaticus Rex wrote:The first volume of Dolan's UFOs and the National Security State is pretty flawless. His subsequent career, much less so.

As for parapolitics, I'm completely blown away by Albarelli's A Terrible Mistake. I'm having a very hard time digesting it, really, since I grew up reading about the CIA/LSD nexus and Albarelli's information would seem to indicate that most of the material I've read, from John Marks up to Acid Dreams, was a whitewash, or at least based on a CIA-funded/written/disseminated narrative...


American Dream wrote:Explosive New Book Exposes the CIA, LSD Experiments and Murder

Most Americans remember vague details of a person who had been given LSD and subsequently jumped out a window of a New York hotel back in the Fifties. They might also recall that it had something to do with the CIA. It certainly did. It was murder.

In a new explosive and staggeringly researched book, A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments, author H.P. Albarelli Jr. details once highly-classified accounts of the CIA’s experiments with LSD and other drugs in a series of biochemical experiments. These covert actions on unsuspecting individuals resulted in at least five deaths and three hundred people seeking medical care.

For decades, the seemingly unrelated mysteries of Dr. Frank Olson’s strange suicide in 1953 and the bizarre hallucinogenic breakout in the French village of Pont St. Esprit in August 1951 have independently perplexed serious investigators. The subjects have been rehashed in countless accounts on the Internet and in many television news features and documentaries over the years. However, using secret and never-before revealed CIA reports obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, the author has tied together these two events, along with many others. His startling conclusion is that the CIA had high hopes of using LSD to develop a truth serum and perhaps even to create a person who would unwittingly murder on command. Those ends became the rationale to study the drug being administered surreptitiously, including the dosing of an entire French village plus hundreds of unknowing civilians, hospital patients, prisoners and military personnel.

The 900-page book exposes the reasons behind Dr. Olson’s murder, and also identifies the men responsible for the crime, including their ties with Lee Harvey Oswald, the murder of JFK and their role in the infamous French Connection heroin case. In addition, the book provides a tremendous amount of detail about CIA-sponsored mind control and assassination programs like the Artichoke Project, MK/ULTRA, MK/NAOMI and QK/HILLTOP. Some of the interrogation techniques begun by these programs are still in use today.

A Terrible Mistake is published by TrineDay, an Oregon-based company that specializes in releasing books that are shunned by mainstream publishers due to their controversial nature.

H.P. Albarelli Jr. has written a number of groundbreaking newspaper, magazine and Internet articles, including several on the Olson case, as well as topics such as anthrax, Cuba, child abuse and intelligence matters. His novel The Heap was published in 2005. He works in the legal profession and was a member of the Carter administration. More information on A Terrible Mistake can be found at:


surfaceskimmer wrote:Haven't seen the film. Scanned the thread past page one. Am familiar with the topics.

Would strongly recommend reading H. P. Albarelli's book "A Terrible Mistake", which is long, detailed, well-researched and documented. Among other related information, page 578 notes MK Ultra Subproject 39 (1954-1956), the stated objective of which was to "exploit the research potential that is represented by a group of 142 criminal-sexual psychopaths confined in the Ionia State Hospital for the Criminally Insane as well as the Psychopathic Clinic in Detroit, Michigan."

rigorousintuition.ca :: MK Themes in Shutter Island?

operator kos wrote:Here's the game:

If you were going to teach a class in deep politics/deep history, and you could have your students read ten and only ten books, what would they be? Your goal is to give the next generation as broad and deep an understanding of the true power structure of the world as possible. I don't have my complete list yet, but it would look something like this (in no particular order):

1. A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
2. A Terrible Mistake by H.P. Albarelli
3. The Franklin Scandal by Nick Bryant
4. The War on Truth by Nafeez Ahmed
5. Crossing the Rubicon by Michael Ruppert
6. JFK and the Unspeakable by James Douglass
7. UFOs and the National Security State by Richard Dolan
8. ???
9. ???
10. ???
rigorousintuition.ca :: 10 Essential Books for Understanding How the World Works

rigorousintuition.ca :: Remembering Frank Olson -- MKULTRA victim, suicidee

rigorousintuition.ca :: Albarelli: Morgellons and the CIA’s MK/NAOMI

rigorousintuition.ca :: AIDS, the CIA & bio-warfare (H.P. Albarelli)

rigorousintuition.ca :: Mystery Disease Linked to Missing Israeli Scientist

rigorousintuition.ca :: Obama Official Linked to U.S. Mind Control Research

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Re: HP Albarelli Jr's "A Terrible Mistake"

Postby chump » Tue May 14, 2013 10:04 pm

http://www.gnosticmedia.com/an-intervie ... ntrol-161/

Someone is beginning to understand!

Part one (actually 1 hour and 20 minutes) of a 3 part series about mind control operations. Dr. Colin Ross and Jan Irwin discuss some of their documentation regarding institutional, corporate, intelligence, and academic interactions that produced the Laurel Canyon/LSD/hippie phenomena; and how it has evolved.

Gordon Wasson:
protege of Edward Bernay
MK ultra
Vice Pres. of Public Relations at JP Morgan
Chairman of CFR
discovered "magic Mushrooms"
http://www.gnosticmedia.com/an-intervie ... ntrol-161/
An Interview with Dr. Colin A. Ross, pt. 1 – “MKULTRA – What is Mind Control?” – #161
April 9, 2013 By Jan Irvin

This episode is with an interview with Dr. Colin A. Ross, titled “What is Mind Control” and is being released on Tuesday, April 09, 2013. This interview with Clint and Burt was recorded on Thursday, April 04, 2013.

Dr. Ross is an internationally renowned clinician, researcher, author and lecturer in the field of trauma-related disorders. He is the founder and President of the Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma.

Dr. Ross is the Executive Medical Director of three trauma programs located at Timberlawn Mental Health System in Dallas, Texas, Forest View Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Del Amo Hospital in Torrance, California. Dr. Ross provides treatment for patients with trauma related disorders and symptoms. This would include treatment for: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Dissociative Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Addictive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The symptoms treated and the admission criteria are: suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, self-destructive and addictive behaviors, and inability to function.

Dr. Ross has written extensively on the subject of dissociation and trauma. His latest books include Trauma Model Therapy: A Treatment Approach for Trauma, Dissociation and Complex Comorbidity. Other books by Dr. Ross include: The Trauma Model: A Solution to the Problem of Comorbidity in Psychiatry, and Schizophrenia: Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment. Dr Ross’ books are available through his web site at http://www.rossinst.com, at http://www.amazon.com and at area bookstores.

Dr. Ross has authored 170 professional papers and 27 books. He has reviewed for numerous professional journals, is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and is a Past President of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.
In addition, Dr. Ross has served as an expert witness in over 50 court cases, consulted on television, movie and video productions on trauma-related disorders, and produced six educational videos and CD’s for mental health professionals on the treatment of trauma-based disorders.


When asked what he would like people to learn from this interview, Ross says: (I want people to know that) "...really sophisticated, highly funded mind control programs involving CIA, military, leaders of psychiatry, leading medical schools, institutionalized actually happened for real. And it wasn't just one or two guys, and it's undoubtably going on into the present, and I suspect, more privatized, and shunted out of academia...
... I think this is a very serious issue in terms of freedom and democracy; and what I don't want to see happen in our country is that freedom and democracy will go into a really fascist, mind control state. "

"If it hasn't already", says Irvin.


http://www.gnosticmedia.com/manufacturi ... jan-irvin/
Manufacturing the Deadhead:

A product of social engineering…
By Joe Atwill and Jan Irvin
May 13, 2013
Final version 3.6, May 14, 2013

In 2012 Jan Irvin made an important discovery. In the course of re-publishing The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross by the Dead Sea Scrolls scholar John Allegro,[1] Irvin had been researching the letters of one of Allegro’s most prominent critics, Gordon Wasson, at various university archives (including Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, and the Hoover Institute at Stanford) when he came across primary documents–letters actually written by Wasson–showing that he had worked with the CIA.[2]

Though Gordon Wasson was both chairman for the Council on Foreign Relations and the Vice President of Public Relations for J.P. Morgan Bank, he is most famous as the individual who “discovered”, or more accurately popularized, magic mushrooms. An article in Life magazine described fantastic visions and experiences Wasson claimed to have had while under their influence (see Life, May 13, 1957 – Seeking the Magic Mushroom). Wasson’s claims were the first description of the effects of psilocybin (“magic”) mushrooms presented to the general public.

Irvin saw troubling implications in his discovery. He was aware, of course, of the CIA’s infamous Project MK-ULTRA, in which the organization had given LSD to unsuspecting U.S. citizens. He also knew of the many conspiracy theories claiming that the government has been somehow involved with the creation of the “drug culture.” He was also aware of Dave McGowan’s research on the drug and music movement that had come out of Laurel Canyon in the 1960‘s, which showed that many of the “rock idols” who created it were the children of members of military intelligence.[3]

So the fact that a member of the CIA had also been involved with the discovery of Psilocybe mushrooms fit into a large collection of troubling linkages between the American government and the drug culture that emerged during the 1960’s. Irvin decided to do further research into the government’s involvement with the “psychedelic movement”. An obvious question he hoped to answer was: Had Wasson been somehow involved with MK-ULTRA?
During this research, Irvin came in contact with another scholar, Joe Atwill, author of Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus. Atwill’s research into the origins of Christianity had led him to conclude that Rome had invented the religion. Further, he believed that the Caesars had deliberately brought about the Dark Ages. They had used Christianity as a mind control device to give slavery a religious context intended to make it difficult for serfs to rebel. Like Irvin, Atwill had become suspicious of the U.S. government’s many connections to the psychedelic movement, which reminded him of the Caesars’ intellectual debasing of their population to help bring on the Dark Ages.

When comparing the results of their research, Irvin and Atwill developed a theory about the origin of the psychedelic movement of the 1960’s: The “counterculture” had been developed by elements within the U.S. government and banking establishment as part of a larger plan to bring about a new Dark Age; or, as it was marketed to potential victims, an ‘archaic revival.’[4]

In 1992 Terence McKenna published in his book Archaic Revival:

These things are all part of the New Age, but I have abandon that term in favor of what I call the Archaic Revival—which places it all in a better historical perspective. When a culture loses its bearing, the traditional response is to go back in history to find the previous “anchoring model.” An example of this would be the breakup the medieval world at the time of the Renaissance. They had lost their compass, so they went back to Greek and Roman models and created classicism—Roman law, Greek aesthetics, and so on.[5] [emphasis added]
~ Terence McKenna

In another chapter regarding his timewave theory, he states:

Within the timewave a variety of “resonance points” are recognized. Resonance points can be thought of as areas of the wave that are graphically the same as the wave at some other point within the wave, yet differ from it through having different quantified values. For example, if we chose an end date or zero date of December 21, 2012 A.D., then we find that the time we are living through is in resonance with the late Roman times and the beginning of the Dark Ages in Europe.

Implicit in this theory of time is the notion that duration is like a tone in that one must assign a moment at which the damped oscillation is finally quenched and ceases. I chose the date December 21, 2012 A.D., as this point because with that assumption the wave seemed to be in the “best fit” configuration with regard to the recorded facts of the ebb and flow of historical advance into connectedness. Later I learned to my amazement that this same date, December 21, 2012, was the date assigned as the end of their calendrical cycle by the classic Maya, surely one of the world’s most time-obsessed cultures. [6] ~ Terence McKenna

Notice that the date McKenna chose – 12-21-2012 – was earlier falsely claimed to be the date of the Apocalypse foreseen in the Mayan calendar by professor and CIA agent Michael Coe in his 1966 book The Maya[7], although it was changed by McKenna in 1993 from Coe’s 2011 date to December 21, 2012.[8] Moreover, McKenna sees this date as resonating with the beginning of the Dark Ages. If, as the authors believe, the psychedelic movement was part of a general plan to usher in a new Dark Age, this suggests that McKenna’s promotion of a drug-fueled “archaic revival” was also a part of the plan.
I guess am a soft Dark Ager. I think there will be a mild dark age. I don’t think it will be anything like the dark ages that lasted a thousand years […][9]
~ Terence McKenna

Most today assume that the CIA and the other intelligence-gathering organizations of the U.S. government are controlled by the democratic process. They therefore believe that MK-ULTRA’s role in creating the psychedelic movement was accidental “blowback.” Very few have even considered the possibility that the entire “counterculture” was social engineering planned to debase America’s culture – as the name implies. The authors believe, however, that there is compelling evidence that indicates that the psychedelic movement was deliberately created. The purpose of this plan was to establish a neo-feudalism by the debasing of the intellectual abilities of young people to make them as easy to control as the serfs of the Dark Ages. One accurate term used for the individuals who were victims of this debasing was “Deadhead,” which is an equivocation for a “dead mind” or “a drugged, thoughtless person.”
Aldous Huxley predicted that drugs would one day become a humane alternative to “flogging” for rulers wishing to control “recalcitrant subjects.” He wrote in a letter to his former student George Orwell in 1949:

But now psycho-analysis is being combined with hypnosis; and hypnosis has been made easy and indefinitely extensible through the use of barbiturates, which induce a hypnoid and suggestible state in even the most recalcitrant subjects.

Within the next generation I believe that the world’s rulers will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience. [emphasis added] [10]
~ Aldous Huxley

Decades later, one of the CIA’s own MK-ULTRA researchers, Dr. Louis Jolyon West, while citing Huxley had this to say on the matter:
The role of drugs in the exercise of political control is also coming under increasing discussion. Control can be through prohibition or supply. The total or even partial prohibition of drugs gives the government considerable leverage for other types of control. An example would be the selective application of drug laws permitting immediate search, or “no knock” entry, against selected components of the population such as members of certain minority groups or political organizations.

But a government could also supply drugs to help control a population. This method, foreseen by Aldous Huxley in Brave New World (1932), has the governing element employing drugs selectively to manipulate the governed in various ways.

To a large extent the numerous rural and urban communes, which provide a great freedom for private drug use and where hallucinogens are widely used today, are actually subsidized by our society. Their perpetuation is aided by parental or other family remittances, welfare, and unemployment payments, and benign neglect by the police. In fact, it may be more convenient and perhaps even more economical to keep the growing numbers of chronic drug users (especially of the hallucinogens) fairly isolated and also out of the labor market, with its millions of unemployed. To society, the communards with their hallucinogenic drugs are probably less bothersome–and less expensive–if they are living apart, than if they are engaging in alternative modesof expressing their alienation, such as active, organized, vigorous political protest and dissent. […]

The hallucinogens presently comprise a moderate but significant portion of the total drug problem in Western society. The foregoing may provide a certain frame of reference against which not only the social but also the clinical problems created by these drugs can be considered.
~ Louis Jolyon West [11]...

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Re: HP Albarelli Jr's "A Terrible Mistake"

Postby Col Quisp » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:09 pm

Hey, thanks for posting this. Very interesting!!
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Re: HP Albarelli Jr's "A Terrible Mistake"

Postby elfismiles » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:06 pm

was not previously aware of the bad blood tween Irvin and Albarelli ...
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Re: HP Albarelli Jr's "A Terrible Mistake"

Postby elfismiles » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:44 am

So, was just looking for online lists of the mk-ultra subprojects subprograms and found the lists around.

But while on the MK-Ultra wikipedia page I saw this:

In his 2009 book, A Terrible Mistake, researcher H. P. Albarelli Jr. concurs with the Olson family and concludes that Frank Olson was murdered because a personal crisis of conscience made it likely he would divulge state secrets concerning several CIA programs, chief among them Project ARTICHOKE and an MKDELTA project code-named Project SPAN. Albarelli theorizes that Project SPAN involved the contamination of food supplies and the aerosolized spraying of a potent LSD mixture in the village of Pont-Saint-Esprit, France in August, 1951. The 1951 Pont-Saint-Esprit mass poisoning resulted in mass psychosis, 32 commitments to mental institutions, and at least seven deaths. Albarelli writes that Olson was involved in the development of aerosolized delivery systems and had been present at Pont-Saint-Esprit in August, 1951. According to Albarelli, several months before resigning his position Olsen had witnessed a terminal interrogation conducted in Germany under Project ARTICHOKE. While most academic sources accept ergot poisoning, poisoning by mercury, mycotoxins, or nitrogen trichloride, as the cause of the Pont-Saint-Esprit epidemic,[62][63][64][65][66] others like paranormal author John Grant Fuller in The Day of Saint Anthony's Fire have reached conclusions similar to Albarelli's.[55][67]


I've got a copy of Fuller's book in my non-profit Anomaly Archives so plan on looking into it (never read it). But was wondering if anyone else around here had and what Fuller said that is similar to Albarelli, if anything.
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