Another documented government program that targeted unwitting human subjects in the United States. As with most military project names there’s no clear definition however CHATTER was likely a reference to the ultimate goal of the experiment: interrogations using powerful psychedelics.
Directly from the CIA website:
physicians began to employ scopolamine, along with morphine and chloroform, to induce a state of “twilight sleep” during childbirth. A constituent of henbane, scopolamine was known to produce sedation and drowsiness, confusion and disorientation, incoordination, and amnesia for events experienced during intoxication. Yet physicians noted that women in twilight sleep answered questions accurately and often volunteered exceedingly candid remarks.
During the Second World War, mescaline saw use in the infamous human experimentation programme of the Third Reich. Nazi physician Kurt Plötner forced concentration-camp prisoners to take mescaline to see whether it would serve as a ‘truth serum’ during interrogation. The US Office of Strategic Services, forerunner of the CIA, was testing mescaline as a ‘truth drug’ around the same time. However, the concept was quickly rejected: the nausea stopped participants trusting their interrogators. The CIA later recruited Plötner for a project that evolved into the mind-control programme MKUltra.
Read about it from the CIA’s own archive here.
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