Remember watching the horror movies where some sadistic killer tortures a poor soul. Cutting off the limbs of a person or pulling off his teeth with a pliers. Who can forget the ugly experiments of Dr. Frankenstein. The gruesome sickening experiment of The Human Centipede or the horrendous torture traps of SAW series. The depiction of evil people doing evil things has never failed to scare the hell out of us. The fact that it’s all fiction is consoling. We think that all the bad evil nasty things happen only in the movies, real world is not like that. There are no monsters, who do evil things to good people. But what if I told you, truth is stranger than the fiction. The real world is full of evil, extremely vile and sickening.
What you’re going to read is disturbing, this is not a piece of fiction, it happened for real. These evil experiments have been performed on human test subjects, on people of all color, women, children, prisoners. These experiments have been considered unethical, and were often performed illegally, without the knowledge, consent, or informed consent of the test subjects. From intentionally infecting people with deadly diseases to the torture and mind controlling experiments, these experiments will make you wonder if humans are the greatest evil on earth?
So let’s take a look at the 10 Horrific Human Experiments That Will Send Chills Down Your Spine!
1. Stanford prison experiment
To study the psychological effects of captivity on both the authorities and the prison inmates, The Stanford prison experiment was conducted at Stanford University on August 14–20, 1971. 24 male participants were selected, they all agreed to participate for 7-14 days period and received $15 per day. 12 participants were assigned the role of guard and the other 12 took the prisoner role. The experiment had drastic effects, one-third of the guards displayed “genuine sadistic tendencies”. The prisoners felt dehumanized, they lost their personal identity and had internalized their roles. Some of the prisoners were ready to lose their pay for the “parole”. The researchers terminated the experiment shortly after observing the dangerous behavior of the participants.
2. The Aversion Project
A medical torture program to cure the homosexuality in the gay soldiers. Chemical castration and electric shock treatment were used on the victims as a means of treatment to cure them. The homosexual soldiers were administrated electric shock if they showed any sexual response to the naked pictures of a man shown to them. The intensity of the shock was increased through out the experiment if they continued to exhibit the arousal feelings. For the soldiers who weren’t cured by this procedure, a sex-change-operation was performed on them. Many 16–24 year-old guys were turned into women and were given fake birth certificates.
3. Project MKUltra
A CIA mind-control research program, run by the Office of Scientific Intelligence, that began in the early 1950s and continued at least through the late 1960s, and officially halted in 1973. The program used many illegal activities, used procedures and drugs which were administrated to U.S. and Canadian citizens without their consent to manipulate and control their brain function. LSD was administrated to military personnel, not only that it was also given to the doctors and CIA employees too. The purpose of giving LSD to the government agents and general public was to observe their reactions to study the effects of LSD. In Operation Midnight Climax, CIA used brothers to doze men with LSD, and also recorded the sessions.
4. Tuskegee syphilis experiment
Tuskegee Study was conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the U.S. Public Health Service to study the effects of the untreated syphilis and its progression in the infected. A total of 600 ( 201 without disease, 399 with syphilis) impoverished, African-American share croppers from Macon County, Alabama were enrolled in the study. They were denied the treatment for syphilis, they were free medical care, meals, and free burial insurance for their participation. A simple shot of penicillin could have dosed to the participants, but the researchers continued the study without treating any of the participants. Many men died of syphilis, 40 wives contracted the disease, and 19 children born with congenital syphilis.
5. The Milgram Experiment
Stanley Milgram conducted a series of social psychology experiments which came to be known as The Milgram Experiment. To measure the willingness of the participants, to see how far people would obey orders this experiment was conducted. He recruited 40 men from a diverse range of occupations with varying levels of education, instructed them to give electrical shocks to their fellow-men. The procedure was that the participant was paired with another person, the participant was always the teacher, and the learner was one of the Milgram’s confederates. The teacher is told to administer an electric shock every time the learner gives a wrong answer, increasing the level of shock each time. No one was really hurt during the experiment, but it goes to show how easily we can follow anyone when placed under distress.
6. Monster Study
Wendell Johnson and Mary Tudor conducted an experiment into stuttering on 22 orphan children in Davenport, Iowa in 1939. The orphans were divided into two groups, one half, the positive speech therapy was given positive feedback on their speech, with Tudor praising their eloquence and fluency of their speech. The other half, negative speech therapy,was mocked and scolded for their mispronunciation. The children of the negative speech therapy were made to feel inferior. Many of the orphan children who received negative therapy in the experiment suffered negative speech impediments and long-lasting psychological effects.
7. Nazi Human Experimentation
The most infamous Nazi human experimentation! It was a series of some horrendous medical and science experiments on large numbers of prisoners. The people included men, women, children which were captured by the German Nazi military during World War II. Nazi forced prisoners into participating against their consent. The experiments mostly resulted in death, trauma, disfigurement or permanent disability. Josef Mengele performed the experiments on nearly 1,500 sets of imprisoned twins, the experiments ranged from putting dyes into the eyes of twins to see whether it would change their color to sewing twins to make conjoined twins. They performed many other cruel experiments like transplanting one patient’s limbs and joints to another, exposing prisoners to the Phosgene gas.
8. Japanese Unit 731
A covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army during the WWII. At the end of the war, General Shiro Ishii took over the Unit 731 and used it to commit many horrific experiments on the people. He committed a numerous atrocities which includes vivisection without anesthesia, forced abortions, inducing strokes, heart attacks, hypothermia and frostbite. Around 250,000 men, women, children died during the human experimentation conducted by Unit 731.
9. Human experimentation in North Korea
Several North Korean defectors described the ghastly experiments performed at Camp 22 on humans. Former prisoner Lee Soon Ok, described the lethal experiment which was conducted on 50 healthy women prisoners, they were given poisoned cabbage leaves to eat. Refusal to eat would mean a reprisal, after eating all 50 died after 20 minutes of vomiting blood. A former head described laboratories where a family members were the test subjects for a suffocation gas. At Camp 22, Doctors performed surgery on prisoners without anesthesia.
10. The Soviet Union’s Secret Poison Laboratory
At this laboratory a number of deadly poisons were tested on the prisoners. The poisons were mustard gas, ricin, digitoxin, curare, cyanide, and many others. The objective of this study was to discover a tasteless, odourless chemical that could not be detecte during the autopsy. From the study, they created a poison which made it look like the victims died of a heart attack. And it was used to assassinate many people.