We Are Not Joking: "Operation Midnight Climax" Was A Real CIA Program


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Welcome to the end of 2020! We are so happy this year is almost over, and while we all have a lot of work to do in 2021... we wanted to kick off the New Year by telling you about one of the craziest CIA covert ops EVER and it's super-secret code name: Operation Midnight Climax. Yup. That's it, that's the real name. Karamia tells Emily about this sub-project of MKUltra, and how the CIA opened "safe-houses" (brothels) in San Francisco, paid sex workers to bring men back and unknowingly give them LSD-laced cocktails...all while CIA operatives sat behind two-way mirrors sitting on portable toilets drinking pitchers of martinis and recording....nothing. So grab your sparklers and sparkling beverage, lock your doors (because it is SUPER not safe outside), and help us kick off 2021 by asking, What in the actual fork?

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