Beyond MRU - 1
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9/2006 Solicited submission for PARANOIA Magazine
76000 words in two parts: Deep Cover and Stone Interview
DEEP COVER: MANKIND RESEARCH UNLIMITED
An Exploration of PsiOps & Psychotronic History
Iona Miller, 2006
“Someone cooked up some erroneous statements on us but I am suing them for it and turning it over to the FBI for criminal investigation, since it was from materials stolen from our files.” Carl Schleicher, 1999
Mankind Research Unlimited, Inc. (MRU, and the later Foundation, MRF) was a much less publicized version of Stanford Research Institute (SRI), located in the Washington, D.C. area. Like SRI, many strange phenomena were investigated and developed there, often at government expense.
One hand never knew what the other was doing, since each project was on a "need to know" basis. No one seems able to make a coherent story of it, though rumors about connections of its Director, Dr. Carl Schleicher to MK Ultra run rampant.
What is known is he had ten active years of military service (1955-1966) for the Navy as a “war games expert” then went into “exotic areas of knowledge” with a mandate to “peek discretely into the unknown”. He joined the Association of Retired Intelligence Officers. He avoided marriage, saying, “My mission is different.” Elsewhere, he described it as “humanitarian.”
My ex-husband Richard Alan Miller, Physicist was recruited and worked for Dr. Schleicher as NW Regional Director of MRU, Seattle in the early 1970s. At that time he had no personal knowledge of any MK Ultra connection, focusing on his own biophysics assignments, including Kirlian Photography and bioluminescence.
In early 2005, I was contacted by Charles Stone, claiming to be Carl's Deputy Director of MRF for several years (1987-92). He brought up the MK Ultra accusations and told me what he personally knows in this regard, which can only be described as sketchy, at best. He promised some “proof” of his claims would be forthcoming from Schleicher’s lawyer, but I never got it, though we continue to correspond. I would describe him as a “right-wing watchdog”, but was never sure he wasn’t just my assigned “handler”. I figured ‘keep your enemies closer’.
I pulled the six inches of MRU files to see what I could glean, including an old Washington Post feature, dated July 22, 1973, titled “Scientist in a Strange Land: Grappling with the Unknown on Wisconsin Avenue”, by Kenneth Turan and Nancy Meadors Kline, illustrated by Harold Isen.
Schleicher revealed he went to the Naval Academy, worked overseas in operations research, and spoke six languages, then went into war games, publishing in The Journal of Electronic Warfare. An interest in dowsing got him into the paranormal - but not dowsing for water – dowsing for Vietcong in tunnels in Khe Sanh for the Marines. This led to a meeting with Ostrander and Schroeder, authors of Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain, and the game was afoot. He accepted their unfiltered pile of Soviet research and paid $5000 for translations.
The Post article described Schleicher’s gruff military personality and named names of photos of “true believers” on the wall. They included anti-gravity investigators, healers, chemists, psychics, dowsers, and neuroanatomists. They developed a low-frequency electronic device that “interferes with insects’ antennae.” But, in typical Schleicher fashion, he tersely declined explanation with a pat answer, “I can say no more.”
He did say, “I consider myself an optimistic skeptic. Just because there’s no supporting data doesn’t mean it’s bad – why, there was no supporting data for alternating current. I’ve patiently listened to and been tolerant of everything anybody’s said. If I weren’t, I might close out some golden gem.”
He considered the term “occult” an unprofessional, unscientific “put-down word” that turns off highly qualified people. He admits his own “paranoid” psychics accused him of “feeding information to the CIA” and that “consultants have ‘dark forces’ surrounding them.”
In another Washington Post article, “Save the Last Trance for Me”, July 29, 1973, he says, healers, “are able to focus energy . . . on a spot where it’s needed, through his mind control, and it flows out of his hand . . .A healer can sense where there’s an imbalance of energy.”
What’s in a name? Draw your own conclusions: Did MKU[ltra] give birth to MRU, then MRF, or not? Is there plausible denial as the Director claimed? Schleicher’s own name, as he liked to point out, means “stealth”. The German translation in odge.info dictionary is “Sneaker”, related to “creep, skulk, and slink.” Was he a neural ninja?
Schleicher has been accused, along with Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, of being the mind control mad-genius behind MK Ultra in both Feral Press (Constantine, 1995) and by A.J. Weberman (1) online. I can neither confirm nor deny this charge, though Carl heartily denied it to his death in 1999 and was preparing to sue Weberman, according to his private correspondants.
Mind control is the ever-elusive Holy Grail of the spy game, with roots in the early 1950s. MK Ultra’s mission was complete control of the human mind, including overt and covert techniques of mind and behavior control, brainwashing, truth drugs, and mass psychological warfare or disinformation.
MK Ultra, officially disbanded in 1963 in the wake of Kennedy’s assassination, became public when revealed to the Rockefeller Commission investigating the CIA in the mid-1970s. Did post-MK Ultra research continue decentralized as underground front organizations, as has been suggested? Much of the evidence was burned and shredded by Sid Gottlieb. But we know SRI carried on, and does so to this day.
Carl, himself, claimed he supervised cryptography for ONI in Turkey during his military duty, which is likely true in any event. He joined the AFIO (Assn. of Former Intelligence Officers). Unfortunately, those closest to him are least likely to know the real story for national security reasons. Former associates of MRU confirm that he worked for NSA through his Navy position.
Elsewhere, Carl admits to a background in mind control and blue-sky studies for Naval Intelligence. His military service dates do place him in the proper timeline, but did he really have time for building the perfect assassin?
We know now, for example, that LSD and hypnotism are unreliable tools for most directive purposes. Newer approaches include brain implants, directed electronic weapons, and heterodyned messages that seem to come from one’s own thoughts. What was tested as a mental ability of one human to influence another has now been successfully accomplished with electronics. Next comes direct computer/brain interface.
Nevertheless, here is a sample of what can be found online, that describes the original operation and psiops accusations:
INSIDE MRU [Founded in 1972], an obscure District of Columbia corporation called Mankind Research Unlimited (MRU) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Systems Consultants Inc. (SCI), operated a number of classified intelligence, government and Pentagon contracts, specializing in, amongst other things: "problem solving in the areas of intelligence, electronic warfare, sensor technology and applications." MRU's "capability and experience" is divided into four fields.
These include "biophysics -- Biological Effects of Magnetic Fields," "Research in Magneto-fluid Dynamics," "Planetary Electro-Hydro-Dynamics" and "Geo-pathic Efforts on Living Organisms." The latter focuses on the induction of illness by altering the magnetic nature of the geography. Also under research were "Biocybernetics, Psychodynamic Experiments in Telepathy," "Errors in Human Perception," "Biologically Generated Fields," "Metapsychiatry and the Ultraconscious Mind" (believed to refer to experiments in telepathic mind control), "Behavioural Neuropsychiatry," "Analysis and Measurement of Human Subjective States" and "Human Unconscious Behavioural Patterns."
Employing some old OSS, CIA and military intelligence officers, the company also engages the services of prominent physicians and psychologists including E. Stanton Maxey, Stanley R. Dean, Berthold Eric Schwarz, plus many more. MRU lists in its Company Capabilities "brain and mind control." (15) Despite vehement claims by MRU's chairman that it is not a "front organization for any branch of the United States Government..." (16) one must treat these claims with a great deal of skepticism. Accessed from http://www.meta-religion.com/Secret_societies/Conspiracies/Secret_weapons/toward_a_psycho.htm
A subsequent CIA directive, summarized in a brochure on the "Cybernetic Technique" distributed by Mankind Research Unlimited (MRU), a research front in the District of Columbia, gleefully discusses the Agency's development of a "means by which information in modest rate can be fed to humans utilizing other senses than sight or hearing." The Cybernetic Technique, "based on Eastern European research," involves beaming information to individual nerve cells. The purpose, the directive states, is the enhancement of mental and physical performance. The cyborg was born. Accessed from http://www.freedomdomain.com/mindelectronic.html
In order to keep MKULTRA from being easily detected, the CIA segmented its subprojects into specialized fields of research and development at universities, prisons, private laboratories and hospitals. Of course, they were rewarded generously with government grants and miscellaneous funding. The names and locations of some of the major institutions involved in MONARCH programming experimentation were/are: Cornell, Duke, Princeton, UCLA, University of Rochester, MIT, Georgetown University Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, St. Elizabeth's Hospital (Washington D.C.), Bell Laboratories, Stanford Research Institute, Westinghouse Friendship Laboratories, General Electric, ARCO and Mankind Research Unlimited. Lee Harvey Oswald, Sirhan-Sirhan, Charlie Manson, John Hinckley Jr., Mark Chapman, David Koresh, Tim McVeigh and John Salvi are some notable names of infamy, strongly suspected of being pawns who were spawned by MKULTRA. Accessed from http://www.think-aboutit.com/Conspiracy/project_monarch.htm
I would deduce that MRU (Mankind Research Unlimited) must be involved with the development of mind control technology & illness inducing techniques. Also, these technologies must be used by these invisible personnel of surveillance station/system. That's because this company first researched the area in Biological Effects of Magnetic Fields and the" latter focuses on the induction of illness by altering the magnetic nature of the geography" is obviously involved with invisible personnel to induce illness from surveillance station/system. "Also under research were, "Metapsychiatry and the Ultraconscious Mind" (believed to refer to experiments in telepathic mind control), "Behavioural neuropsychiatry," “Analysis and Measurement of Human Subjective States" and "Human Unconscious Behavioural Patterns" could be used by invisible operatives as mind control technologies & techniques to mind control others. (Source) "Some Aspects of Anti-Personnel Electromagnetic Weapons" by David G. Guyatt, (3/8/96) Accessed from http://home.earthlink.net/~alanyu76/part2a3.htm
Self-styled “spook,” Kenneth Thomas characterizes Schleicher as “black”, meaning “plugged in to clandestine services…nearly all the famous names were just to provide legal and other "legitimacy" for work done entirely by others.” Thomas claims to be an original Air Force member of MAG (Monday Afternoon Group), classified 36-40 levels above Top Secret.
He says MRF was associated with Rockefeller Foundation and NSA, producing several books for them. He cites projects that “worked”, including “selenoenzymes. correcting color blindness, medical and other uses of cesium, spinal chord injury partial reversal, a once a week pill that heals OLD brain injuries, nothing much on ESP related things.”