Priceless conspiracy theory

This is classic.  Among other claims, it says 

According to mind control researcher David Hoffman, in 1946 Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory was founded including the “Fund for the Study of Human Ecology.” The “fund” was a CIA financing conduit for mind control experiments by émigré Nazi scientists and others under the direction of CIA doctors Sidney Gotttlieb, Ewen Cameron and Louis Jolyn West. Gottlieb, of course was the director of the CIA’s infamous MK-ULTRA mind control program. 

I interned at the company Cornell Aeronautical Lab became when the university sold it off (see below) and studied under a number of folks who were there at the beginning.  The lab started when Curtiss-Wright aircraft pulled out of the aircraft business wholesale in the late 1940s, leaving a half-finished wind tunnel across from the Buffalo airport.  They sold it to Cornell for $1.

Cornell was later absorbed into Calspan Advanced Technology Center in Buffalo, NY. The company continued experiments in mind control and artificial intelligence. In 1997 Calspan was in turn absorbed by Veridian Corp. Veridian (Calspan) is deeply involved in artificial intelligence. In August of this year giant defense contractor General Dynamics acquired Veridian-Calspan. 

It was not “absorbed” by anything.  The university spun it off as a private company that took on the name Calspan.  It was independent for a couple of years before being purchased by Arvin Industries.  The history can be found here.  The Veridian and General Dynamics connections are correct, but I sure didn’t see any mind control stuff when I was there and I could pretty much walk just about anywhere on the campus.

Here is a strange “coincidence.” After Timothy McVeigh left the army, he joined the Army National Guard in Buffalo. He landed a job with Burns International Security and was assigned to guard the premises of (you guessed it) Calspan. McVeigh had told friends the army had implanted a microchip in him during the Gulf war. (We now know that a number of soldiers were implanted with microchips explained as an experiment to keep track of their locations during battle.) The CIA doctors at Calspan were experimenting with merging brain cells with microchips. 

OK, first, it wasn’t a “strange coincidence.”  McVeigh was from the Buffalo area.  I know someone who dated him in high school.  At one point or another most people in the area have some tie to the aerospace industry (hell, the X-1 was invented there).  Anyway, yeah, he was a guard.  When I interned there they had his picture up on the door of the fridge so they could toss insults at him.  He was apparently a freak when he was employed there according to some guys in the shop I hung out with.  

In any case, the only doctors I ever saw in my year as an intern in the hypersonic shock tunnel group, were PhD aerospace engineers, many of whom doubled as my professors at UB.  The security at that time was a joke.  I had a little badge I used to get into the parking lot, but the gate wasn’t manned.  Plus anyone could have walked in through the back door at any time.  There were no off-limits corridors or areas that I remember, and I wandered all over the place – in fact I got a whole tour.  And I was just a student!

This would be really funny if it weren’t for the fact that the sad person who wrote this really seems to believe it.


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  1. That’s what mind-control chips do.

    Come to think of it, there is this funny little scar I have. And sometimes I hear a buzzing sound in my ear…

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