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    AndyJWest's Avatar Senior Member
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    One for the conspiracy nuts, no doubt, but an interesting story:
    Pont-Saint-Esprit poisoning: Did the CIA spread LSD?

    Nearly 60 years ago, a French town was hit by a sudden outbreak of hallucinations, which left five people dead and many seriously ill. For years it was blamed on bread contaminated with a psychedelic fungus - but that theory is now being challenged.

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    Doctors at the time concluded that bread at one of the town's bakeries had become contaminated by ergot, a poisonous fungus that occurs naturally on rye.

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    That view remained largely unchallenged until 2009, when an American investigative journalist, Hank Albarelli, revealed a CIA document labelled: "Re: Pont-Saint-Esprit and F.Olson Files. SO Span/France Operation file, inclusive Olson. Intel files. Hand carry to Belin - tell him to see to it that these are buried."

    F. Olson is Frank Olson, a CIA scientist who, at the time of the Pont St Esprit incident, led research for the agency into the drug LSD.
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    Let me guess...he has a book to sell.
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    Payback for Le Car.
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    Yes they did. Everything that has gone wrong for the past 40 years is because of the CIA and American Government.
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    Yep, I can fully agree with that one lcarp!

    Why just today I was wiping my backside and my finger broke through the paper - it is obvious that some CIA agent whittled down that specific part in order to cause said event!
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    They say that this is what also caused the hysteria that resulted in the Salem witch trials..
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    Originally posted by Bearcat99:
    They say that this is what also caused the hysteria that resulted in the Salem witch trials..
    Really? I had no idea that the CIA was operating back then!

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    No, the French have always been a bit wacky.

    Licking hallucinogenic Frogs?.
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    Originally posted by x6BL_Brando:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bearcat99:
    They say that this is what also caused the hysteria that resulted in the Salem witch trials..
    Really? I had no idea that the CIA was operating back then!

    B </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



    not the CIA... the ergot fungus in the rye..

    Only nop one kn ew what was happening.. so they assumed it was witchcraft..

    Salem Witch trials caused by ergot poisoning?
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    Originally posted by x6BL_Brando:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bearcat99:
    They say that this is what also caused the hysteria that resulted in the Salem witch trials..
    Really? I had no idea that the CIA was operating back then!

    B </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    time travel .. ask raaid about it
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