The 1995 Testimony of Valerie B. Wolf and Claudia S. Mullen
“The saddest part is — I know for a fact — that I was not alone! There were countless other children in my same situation, and there was no one to help us — until now.”— CLAUDIA S. MULLEN
On March 15, 1995, New Orleans clinical social worker Valerie B. Wolf and two of her clients, Claudia S. Mullen and Chris deNicola Ebner appeared before President Clinton’s Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments in Washington, D.C. to testify on Mind Control Experimentation on Children. Several documents associated with that hearing are reprinted below.
Radiation Experiment Committee Letters
[The following document is in the public domain.]
Valerie B. Wolf, BCSW, ACSW, BCD
740 Dante St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
March 12, 1995
TO: Presidential Commission on Radiation Committee
FROM: Valerie Wolf
RE: Connection between Radiation and Mind Control Experiments
My name is Valerie Wolf. I am here to talk about a possible link between radiation and mind control experimentation that began in the late 1940’s. The main reason that mind control research is being mentioned is because people are alleging that they were exposed to mind control, radiation, drugs and chemical experimentation which were administered by the same doctors who are known to have been involved in conducting radiation and mind control research. Because these people were children and were easily controlled, they appear to have been used in more than one research project. I have provided written documentation revealing the names of people involved in the research and the names of the research projects with statements from people across the country who allege that mind control and radiation research was conducted on well children. It is also important to understand that mind control techniques and follow-ups into adulthood may have been used to intimidate these particular research subjects into not talking about their victimization in government research.
As a clinical social worker for the past 22 years, I have specialized in treating victims and perpetrators of trauma and their families. This population has included victims of disasters, Vietnam veterans, and sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
In preparation for my testimony at these hearings, I called nearly 40 therapists across the country to find out what they knew about the link between radiation and mind control and to get what other therapists were seeing in clients who had been used in mind control experiments.
In the January 24, 1994 issue of U.S. News and World Report, there is an article on “The Cold War Experiments.” The basic conclusion of the article is that “radiation tests were only one small part of a vast research program that used thousands of Americans as guinea pigs.” The research programs included radiation, drugs, mind control and chemicals. My clients and others have reported all of these as being used on them, although technically they were considered to be part of the mind control experiments.
Generally, it appears that therapists across the country are finding clients who have been subjected to mind control techniques. The consistency of their stories about the purpose of the mind control and torture techniques, such as electric shock, use of hallucinogens, sensory deprivation, spinning, hypnosis, dislocation of limbs and sexual abuse is remarkable. There is almost nothing published on this aspect of mind control used with children, and these clients come from all over the country, having had no contact with each other. From the small sample of therapists to whom I talked, it appears that about 25% of the clients report memories of being used in radiation experiments. It is possible that more people were exposed to radiation but that the memories have not yet emerged because our awareness of this experimentation is so new.
What was startling was that therapists reported many of these clients were also physically ill with multiple sclerosis and other muscle and connective tissue diseases as well as mysterious ailments for which a diagnosis cannot be found. While Somatic Disorder is commonly found in these clients, many of the clients who have been involved in the human experimentation with the government have multiple medically-documented physical ailments. It is unclear if these physical disorders and symptoms were caused by radiation or drugs used in the experiments.
I have a client who appears to be typical of these clients, who has a myriad of symptoms which her doctors cannot diagnose. She has autoimmune problems, problems with healing, thyroid problems that just appeared for no apparent reason, weight gain, edema, constant low-grade fever, and generally does not feel well. She has three sisters who also have mysterious ailments, including one sister who has a rare adrenal cancer. She has been asked several times by different doctors if she could have been exposed to radiation, but she does not remember. A major part of the mind control experimentation was involved in wiping out the memory of the subject through electric shock, trauma and drugs. She is afraid to tell her doctors about her history as a mind control subject for fear that they will think she is crazy.
These clients have named the same people, particularly a Dr. Greene. I had heard Dr. Greene’s name for several years, associated with clients’ reports of childhood torture, mind control techniques and childhood sexual abuse. One of my clients who had seen him with a name tag identified him as Dr. L. Wilson Greene. I made inquiries and to my surprise found out that a person with this same name was the Scientific Director of the Chemical and Radiological Laboratories at the Army Chemical Center, and that he was engaged in doing research for the Army and the CIA.
It needs to be made clear that these clients have remembered these names and events spontaneously, with free recall and without the use of any memory retrieval technique such as hypnosis. As much as possible, we have tried to verify the memories. I have sent information from one of my clients to Alan Scheflin, Professor of Law at Santa Clara University Law School. He has been able to confirm that the information that she has supplied is absolutely true, and that her memories could not have been derived from any published source. This client simply came into my office one day with MKULTRA written on a piece of paper after about 9 months of therapy. Another client’s memories about the CIA connection to Dr. Greene appeared spontaneously several months ago. She has memories of being exposed to radiation. I had never mentioned anything about government research or the CIA to either of them prior to the time that their memories emerged spontaneously.
With the proper knowledge of mind control techniques, these clients can be helped. I have been amazed at the progress these clients have made since I began understanding about how the mind control techniques work. Many attempts have been made through Freedom of Information Act filings to gain access to the mind control research documentation. These requests have generally been slowed down or denied, although some information has been obtained. It is very important that we have information to confirm or deny the thing being remembered.
Furthermore, if, as the evidence suggests, some of these people were used in radiation experiments, there might be information in the mind control experiment files on radiation experiments, especially since Dr. L. Wilson Greene, Dr. Sydney Gottlieb, and Dr. Martin Orne, among others, have been reported by people to have been associated with both. If there are radiation files within the mind control files, then people across the country may then possibly have the documentation to take to their doctors to assist in their medical treatment.
There is some suggestion that this research is continuing to the present day, and people and their therapists are being harassed by associates of the mind control projects who were assigned to monitor the subjects so that they never talk and so that they can continue to be used as needed.
Finally, I urge you to recommend an investigation into these. Although there was a commission on mind control, it did not include the children because most of them were too young or still involved in the research in the late 1970’s to come forward.
The only way to end the harassment and suffering of these people is to make public what has happened to them in the mind control experiments. Please recommend that there be an investigation on the Mind Control experiments as they related to children. We need more information to help our clients. We need the glare of publicity to stop the continuing harassment of people who were subjects in mind control experiments.
Thank you for listening to us.
Statement To: Presidential Commission on Radiation Committee
From: Claudia S. Mullen
Between the years of 1957 and 1984, I became a pawn in a government scheme whose ultimate goal was mind control and to create the “perfect spy” — all through the use of chemicals, radiation, drugs, hypnosis, electric shock, isolation in tubs of water, sleep deprivation, brainwashing and verbal, physical, emotional and sexual abuse.
I was exploited unwittingly for nearly three decades of my life, and the only explanations given to me were that “the end justifies the means,” and I was “serving my country in their bold effort to fight Communism.”
I can only summarize my circumstances by saying they took an already abused 7-year-old child and compounded my suffering beyond belief. The saddest part is — I know for a fact — that I was not alone! There were countless other children in my same situation, and there was no one to help us — until now.
I have already submitted as much information as possible, including conversations overheard of the people and agencies responsible. I am able to report this to you in such graphic detail because of both my photographic memory and the arrogance of the doctors involved, who were certain they would always control my mind and behavior, although the process of recalling these atrocities is certainly not an easy task, nor is it without some danger to myself and my family. But I feel the risk is worth taking.
Dr. L. Wilson Greene, who claimed to have received 50 million dollars for his Army Chemical and Radiological Corporation as part of the TSD (Technical Science Division) of the CIA, once described to a Dr. Charles L. Brown Jr. that children were used as subjects because they were more fun to work with and cheaper too. They needed lower profile subjects than soldiers or government people, so only young willing females will do. “Besides,” he said, “I like scaring them. They and the agency think I’m a god, creating subjects and experiments for whatever deviant purposes Sid (Dr. Sydney Gottlieb) and James (Dr. James Hamilton) can think up!”
In 1958, I was to be tested, they told me, by some important doctors coming from a place called the “Society” (the Human Ecology Society). I was told to cooperate; answer any of their questions. Then, since the test “might hurt,” I would be given shots, x-rays and a few jolts of electricity. I was also instructed “not to look at anyone’s face too hard and to ignore names, as this was a very secret project — but to be brave, and all those things would help me forget.” Naturally, as most children do, I did the opposite and remembered as much as I could!
A Dr. John Gittinger tested me, and Dr. Cameron gave me the shocks and Dr. Greene the x-rays. Then, I was told by Sid Gottlieb I was “ripe for the big A,” meaning “Artichoke.”
By the time I left to go home — just like every time from then on — I would recall nothing of my tests or the different doctors. I would only remember whatever explanations Dr. Robert G. Heath (of Tulane Medical School) gave me for the odd bruises, needle marks, burns on my head and fingers and even the genital soreness. I had no reason to believe otherwise. Already they had begun to control my mind! The next year, I was sent to a place in Maryland called Deep Creek Cabins to learn how to “sexually please men.” Also, I was taught how to coerce them into talking about themselves. It was Richard Helms (Deputy Director of the CIA), Dr. Gottlieb, Captain George White and Morse Allen who all planned on filming as many high government and agency officials and heads of academic institutions and foundations as possible so later, when the funding for mind control and radiation started to dwindle, then the projects would continue — at any cost!
I was to become a regular little “spy” for them after that summer, eventually entrapping many unwitting men, including themselves, all with the use of a hidden camera. I was only 9 when this kind of sexual humiliation began.
I overheard conversations about a part of the agency called ORD (Office of Research and Development) run by Dr. Greene, Dr. Stephen Aldrich, Martin Orne and Morse Allen. Once, a crude remark was made by Dr. Gottlieb about a possible leak over in New Orleans East, involving a large group of retarded children who were being given massive doses of radiation. He asked why Wilson was so worried about “a few retarded kids? After all, they would be the least likely to spill the beans!”
Another time, I heard Dr. Martin Orne, who was the Director of the Scientific Office, and later the Institute for Experimental Research, state that in order to keep more funding coming from different sources for the radiation and mind control projects, he suggested stepping up the amounts of all the “stressors” used and also the blackmail portion of the experiments. He said, “It needed to be done faster, then get rid of the subjects, as it was asking for ‘us’ to come back and haunt them by remembering.”
There is much more I could tell you about government sponsored research, including project names, sub-project numbers and the people involved, the facilities used, humiliating tests and other forms of torture and abuse. But I think I have given more than enough information to recommend further investigation of all mind control projects, especially as they involve so much use of radiation.
I would love nothing more than to say I had dreamed all this up and need to just forget it. But that would be a tragic mistake. Not only that — it would be a lie. All these atrocities did occur to me and countless other children, and all under the guise of “defending our country.”
It is because of the cumulative effect of exposure to the radiation, chemicals, drugs, torture and subsequent mental and physical distress that I have been robbed of the ability to work and even to bear children of my own. It is blatantly obvious that none of this was needed — nor should have ever been allowed to take place at all.
The only means we have to seek out the awful truth and bring it to light (no matter how disgusting) is by opening whatever files remain on all the projects — through another presidential commission on mind control. I believe that every citizen of this great nation of ours has a right to know just what is fact and what is fiction. It is our greatest protection against the possibility of this ever happening again.
Therefore, now I leave this matter in your capable hands. I can offer no more than what I have given you today: the truth.
Thank you for your time.
Catherine Michelle (Claudia S. Mullen)
Valerie B. Wolf, BCSW, ACSW, BCD
740 Dante St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
TO: Presidential Commission on Radiation Committee
FROM: Valerie B. Wolf
DATE: March 10, 1995
As Claudia S. Mullen’s therapist, I would like to document her memory recovery process. She was referred to me after being sexually assaulted but did not respond to treatment initially. She was constantly remembering being abused, and became dysfunctional and suicidal. After about 9 months of therapy, she came to therapy one day with MKULTRA written with other words on a piece of paper. From that point on, she began to work on the mind control issues and began to improve. All of her memories have emerged spontaneously, without the use of memory enhancement techniques such as hypnosis or sodium amytal. I had told her nothing about government and CIA research projects.
To the best of my knowledge, she has read nothing about mind control or CIA covert operations. Since she decided to listen carefully and remember as much as she could about conversations among the researchers, her memories are extraordinarily complete. I have sent written copies of memories to Dr. Alan Scheflin for validation, and he has confirmed that she has knowledge of events and people that are not published anywhere, that some of her memories contain new information, and that some are already known and published. Some of her memories have been confirmed by family members. She has also shown me old scrapbooks, where she wrote notes to remember what was happening to her and hid the notes under the pictures in the scrapbook.
- Two developments in the aftermath of the above hearings may be noted. One was formation of the Advocacy Committee for Human Experimentation Survivors – Mind Control (ACHES-MC), a group of professionals, military veterans and program survivors who have pressed the U.S. and Canadian governments to further declassify records and conduct a full scale investigation of their human mind control experimentation and covert mind control operations. The group’s efforts appear to have attracted little media attention or governmental action (see: http://www.aches-mc.org).
- The other development was emergence of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation (FMSF), a group whose activity is based on established knowledge that memories tend to be error prone, that false memories can be implanted into susceptible patients by artful practitioners, and that false memories have been used to make false accusations. One of the Foundation’s apparent objectives is to discredit individuals and their therapists who claim to have recovered suppressed memories of childhood abuse and trauma of the type disclosed by the testimony of Valerie Wolf and her clients. The advisory board of the Foundation includes psychiatrists and associates with ties to persons connected with the covert mind control projects funded by U.S. government agencies, including the CIA. (See: Interview of Colin Ross by station CKLN-FM, Toronto, http://mindcontrolforums.com/radio/ckln02.htm.)
- According to the investigation conducted by U.S. News and World Report: “Most of the MKULTRA documents were destroyed in 1973 on orders of then CIA Director Richard Helms, and the records that do remain do not contain the names of human subjects used in most of the tests. But they do clearly suggest that hundreds of people were subjected to experiments funded by the CIA and carried out at universities, prisons, mental hospitals, and drug rehabilitation centers.” (See: Stephen Budiansky, Erica E. Goode and Ted Gest, “The Cold War Experiments,” U.S. News and World Report, January 24, 1994, p. 32.)