Statement to The President's Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experimentation
"I was born in 1950, and by the age of seven I thought I was already accustomed to being an abused child. I was wrong. Nothing could have prepared me for what was to follow. Between the years of 1957 and 1984, I became a pawn in a government scheme whose ultimate goal was mind control, and ultimately to create the "perfect spy." All through the use of chemicals, radiation, drugs, hypnosis, electric shock, isolation in large tubs of hot or cold water, sleep deprivation, brainwashing, and verbal, physical and emotional abuse. By the time I was nine, I was also being sexually abused and humiliated as a coercive technique.
I was exploited unwittingly for nearly three decades of my life, and the only explanations given were "that the end justifies the means," and "I was serving my country in their bold effort to fight communism." I can only summarize my circumstances by saying they took an already abused seven-year-old child and compounded my suffering beyond belief. The saddest part is I know for a fact that I was not alone! There were countless other children in my same situation, and there was no one to help us until now.
I have already submitted as much information as possible, including project names, dates, subproject numbers, names of those people and agencies involved, functions and types of subjects being used. I am able to report this to you in such graphic detail because of both my photographic memory and the arrogance of the doctors involved, who were certain they would always control my mind and my behavior. The process of recalling these atrocities is certainly not an easy task; nor is it without some danger to myself and my family. However, I sincerely hope you will hear me out and have read the backup documents. To me, the risk is worth taking.
Dr. L. Wilson Greene, who claimed to have received 50 million dollars to his army chemical and radiological corporation as part of TSD (Technical Science Division) of the CIA, once described to my monitor, Dr. Charles Brown, that children were used as subjects because they were more fun to work with, and cheaper too. They needed lower profile subjects than soldiers or government people, so only young, willing females will do. Besides, he said, "I like scaring them; they and the agency think Iím a God" creating subjects and experiments for whatever deviant purposes SID (Dr. Sidney Gottlieb) and James (Dr. James Hamilton) can think up.
In 1958, I was to be tested, they told me, by some important doctors coming from a place called the "Society" (The Human Ecological Society). I was told to be brave and cooperate, though the tests might hurt. I was also instructed not to look at anyoneís face too hard and to ignore names. This was a secret project, and I would be asked a lot of questions, then given "shots, X-rays and a little jolt of electricity but to be brave, and all those things would help me forget." Naturally, as most children do, I did the opposite and remembered as much as I could!
A Dr. John Gittenger tested me, and Dr. Cameron gave me the shocks, and Dr. Greene the X-rays. Then, I was told by Sid (Dr. Gottlieb): "I was ripe for the big A" meaning Artichoke, I learned later. By the time I left to go home, just like every other time from then on, I would recall nothing of my tests or the different doctors. I would only remember what explanations Dr. Robert G. Heath (of Tulane Medical School) gave me for the odd bruises, needle marks, burns on my head and fingers and even the genital soreness. I had no reason to believe otherwise. Already, they had begun to control my mind!
By the next year, when I turned nine, I was sent to a place in Maryland called Deep Creek Caverns to learn how "to sexually please men." I was taught also how to coerce them into talking about themselves, and then I had to prove my accurate recall. Richard Helms, Dr Gottlieb, George White and Morse Allen all planned on entrapping as many officials, agency targets, heads of academic institutions and foundations. Later, if the funding started to dwindle or the head of the agency, John McCone, decided he could no longer tolerate children being tortured, abused and shot full of biologicals and radiation, then he would be forced to continue the projects at all cost. I was to become a regular little "spy" for them after that summer, entrapping many unwitting men with the use of hidden cameras. I was only nine when this began.
Twice, I overheard conversations concerning a place or part of the agency called ORD (Office of Research and Development), run by Dr. Greene, Dr. Stephen Aldrich, Martin Orne and Morse Allen. Once, a crude remark was made by Dr. Gottlieb about a possible leak over in New Orleans East, involving a large group of retarded children who were being given massive doses of radiation. He asked why Wilson was "so worried about a few retarded kids? After all, they would be the least likely kids to spill the beans!"
The second time, I heard Dr. Martin Orne, who was the director of the "scientific office" and later changed to Institute for Experimental Research. Dr. Orne suggested "stepping up the amounts of all the stressors used on the subjects, such as chemical, biologicals, increasing the volts and length of the electric shock treatments, hypnosis and sexual humiliation." He stated it needed to be done faster, then get rid of the subjects, as it was asking for us to come back and haunt them by remembering. Dr. Heath at first refused, but more of the doctors agreed; although some seemed sincerely horrified at what they either witnessed or heard about.
Dr. Orne demanded that "executive action" be taken. When one of my "splits," as they referred to my dissociated personalities, asked him what "executive action" meant, he replied: "It means we get rid of the little bitch you! Donít you get it? You simply disappear. John (Dulles) can order that at any time, and even Mac (John McCone) would never even know what happened to you!"
There is much more I could tell you about government sponsored research including project names, subproject numbers, and the people involved with each. Also, I could include the facilities used, humiliating tests and other forms of torture/abuse utilized. However, I think Iíve given more than enough information to recommend further investigation of all mind control research projects especially as they involve so much use of radiation.
I would love nothing more than to say I had dreamed all this up and need just to forget it; but that would be a tragic mistake! Not only that, it would be a lie. All these atrocities did occur to me and to countless other children, and all under the guise of "defending our country!"
It is because of the cumulative effects of exposure to the radiation, chemicals, drugs, torture and subsequent mental and physical distress that I have been robbed of the ability to work and even bear children of my own! It is blatantly obvious that none of this was needed; nor should it have ever been allowed to take place at all.
The only means we have to seek out the awful truth and bring it to light is by opening whatever files remain on all the projects through another Presidential Commission. This time, it seems the focus should be more on mind control and brainwashing research funded by our own tax dollars! I believe this once great nation of ours has a right to know just what is fact, and what is fiction. It is our greatest protection against the possibility of this ever happening again. If, by some chance it has continued to this day, it needs to be stopped!
Now, I leave this matter in your capable hands. I can offer no more than what I have given you today: the truth! Thank you for your time.
Claudia Stewart Mullen
March 15, 1995
Adapted from the transcript of Claudia S. Mullen's testimony to The President's Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments on March 15, 1995, as amended and furnished by S.M.A.R.T. (Stop Mind Control and Ritual Abuse Today), https://ritualabuse.us/2008/10/issue-15-july-1997/, accessed 12/07/2008. For additional information and references, see the SMART website: https://ritualabuse.us, or email: email@example.com. Reprinted in accordance with the "fair use" provision of Title 17 U.S.C.
From: Hearing, The President's Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experimentation, Washington, D.C., March 15, 1995. Source: AOL Video, "MKULTRA survivors testimony (#8)," http://video.aol.com/video-search/id/3252090806, accessed 01/06/2007. Reprinted in accordance with the "fair use" provision of Title 17 U.S.C.
Claudia Mullen (concluding her testimony): I believe that every citizen of this nation has the right to know just what is fact and what is fiction. It is that very protection against the possibility of this ever happening again. In conclusion, I can offer you no more than what I have given you today: the truth! and I thank you for your time.
Lois Norris (Committee Member): Thank you for your contribution. We appreciate that you're appearing with your experience. Are there any comments or questions?
Duncan Thomas (Committee Member): Could I ask you a (question) or two? Where were your parents through all this? Do you have any idea how you were included in the first place? Do you have parents? Did your parents know anything about what was going on?
[The interposed response of Christine D'Nicola here was deleted from the source video to show the response of Mullen, which follows.]
Claudia Mullen: The day I got involved was... I was adopted when I was two-and-half by a woman who sexually abused me. And, then, she was a friend of the chairman of the Board of Tulane University (Darwin S. Fenner) at the time, and as a favor to him, she... I began to show symptoms typical of, you know, childhood abuse you know, very very young. And she asked him to recommend a psychiatrist, and he recommended Dr. Heath, who was involved with the project already.
And so, when he discovered that I'd already been abused from the time I was practically born and had the ability to dissociate, and that I had almost perfect recall, and I passed all the personality tests that they gave me, he suggested me for the project, and so that's how I got to do it.
My father had no idea. He died when I was very young. But I don't know if my mother knew or not. I don't think she really cared, to tell you the truth. And then she died when I was a teenager. So, after that, they had access to me from then on.