Richard Syrett speaks with an author/investigative journalist about the suspicious death of a CIA scientist who was involved in secret experiments with LSD and mind control. At the time of his death in November 1953, Frank Olson was a bacteriologist and biological warfare scientist working out of Camp Detrick. He either fell or was thrown from a 13th floor window of the Hotel Statler on Seventh Avenue in New York. Nine days before his fatal plunge, Olson’s supervisor spiked his drink with LSD.
Guest: Hank Albarelli Jr. is a writer and investigative journalist who lives in Vermont, Florida, and London (U.K.). He has written numerous feature articles about the 9-11 anthrax attacks, biological warfare, the American intelligence community, the death of Frank Olson, the Cuban revolution, and social and political affairs. Some of his work can be found at the World Net Daily, Cubanet, Counterpunch, and Crime Magazine websites, as well as in numerous magazines and newspapers. He is the author of A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA’s Secret Cold War Experiments, A Secret Order: Investigating the High Strangeness and Synchronicity in the JFK Assassination, and The Heap.