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Nightmare at the Museum @Midnight

Cult of Weird featured on Comedy Central's @Midnight with Chris Hardwick

Cult of Weird was featured on last night’s episode of @Midnight on Comedy Central! Host Chris Hardwick (of Nerdist and AMC’s Talking Dead) introduced the site for the category Nightmare at the Museum. The contestants then had to guess which subjects were actual features on the site, which included the LSD cat government experiment video and the world record contortionist eating with her feet.

The episode is now available to watch online right here. The Nightmare at the Museum segment starts at about 12:15.

LSD Experiments: The Confused Cat

This 1960 US military Research and Development progress report film depicts a cat under the influence of a hallucinogenic chemical. These experiments were most likely part of MKULTRA, an illegal and covert mind control program run by the CIA in the 1950s and 60s.

MKULTRA employed a variety of techniques in hopes of achieving the ability to manipulate mental states and alter brain functions, including hypnosis, sensory deprivation, isolation, verbal and sexual abuse, various forms of torture and, of course, drugging unsuspecting “volunteers” with LSD and other psychedelics.

Cat on LSD government experiment film