Le Pain Maudit (Cursed Bread)
Paris – They say the French know something about revolts, which might explain (although never absolve) the horrific weird scenes inside the goldmine squared with one unforgivable, bad, bad trip against humanity that allegedly the CIA and a leading Swiss drug manufacturer inflicted upon a French town and are responsible for.
In this shocking report, an investigative journalist claims to have uncovered the culprits behind the LSD tainted French bread outbreak known as the mystery of Le Pain Maudit (Cursed Bread) that still haunts the inhabitants of Pont-Saint-Esprit, in the Gard, southeast France that occurred on August 16, 1951. The town's people were “suddenly racked with frightful hallucinations of terrifying beasts and fire” that killed at least five and left hundreds afflicted.
How and why did this horrible event happen and who was behind it? From the Telegraph:
“It resulted from a covert experiment directed by the CIA and the US Army's top-secret Special Operations Division (SOD) at Fort Detrick, Maryland. The scientists who produced both alternative explanations, he writes, worked for the Swiss-based Sandoz Pharmaceutical Company, which was then secretly supplying both the Army and CIA with LSD.”
The article mentions that French nationals who worked for the CIA may have also been involved, and the real "smoking gun" was said to be a “White House document sent to members of the Rockefeller Commission formed in 1975 to investigate CIA abuses.” (When it comes to investigating CIA abuses, surely no one could ever not accuse the fox of guarding the hen house?)
Scientists at Fort Detrick said agents had sprayed LSD into the air and also contaminated “local foot products” (is that supposed to read “food”?) But today, the locals of Pont-Saint-Esprit want to know exactly WHY they were targeted by such “apocalyptic scenes”. "At the time, some posed that the cruel, deliberate poisoning was an “experiment aimed at controlling a popular revolt," said one 71 year old survivor:
"I almost kicked the bucket," he told the weekly French magazine Les Inrockuptibles. "I'd like to know why."