In the 1950s and 1960s, the Army used motorized blowers atop a low-income housing high-rise, at schools and from the backs of station wagons to disperse a radioactive compound into the air of St. Louis. This was done in the poorest parts of the city. The material being sprayed was zinc cadmium sulfide. The greatest concentration […]
Researchers affiliated with the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), selected 88 test subjects at the University of Cincinnati and exposed them without consent to hefty doses of radiation under the direction of Dr. Eugene Saenger between 1960 and 1971. Saenger picked test subjects from poor, mostly non-white groups, without informed consent. Some were dosed with radiation for […]
Operation LAC (Large Area Coverage), was a Chemical Corps operation in 1957 and 1958 which dispersed microscopic zinc cadmium sulfide (ZnCdS) particles over much of the United States. The purpose was to determine the dispersion and geographic range of biological or chemical agents. It was not thought at the time to pose any particular health […]
On February 2, 1959, 9 experienced hikers died under extremely strange and frightening circumstances in the Ural Mountains of Western Russia.
Police and military investigators were baffled by what they found at the campsite. The tent had been sliced open from the inside and abandoned, with their belongings still inside. This happened while external conditions were as low as minus-25 degrees C, with wind speeds estimated between 8 and 16 meters per second.
Some of the hiker’s bodies were found nearly a mile away from the campsite buried 13 feet beneath the snow.
- Investigators found footprints in the snow of eight or nine people who were wearing socks, a single shoe or were barefoot.
- Two men were found barefoot and dressed only in their underclothes.
- Footprints in the snow indicated that the hikers fled the tent in a hurry.
- Four others were found in a ravine and appeared to have suffered traumatic pressure injuries like that of a car crash but no soft tissue damage.
- One was missing a tongue and eyes.
- Tests on their bodies and clothing showed small traces of radiation.
- Some were wearing clothes that belonged to other team members.
- Their bodies had a deep brown tan.