In absolutely bizarre news, the U.S used cats to spy on Soviet Russia during the Cold War and how they did it is completely insane.
I’ve heard of a few disturbing ways in which countries have spied on others in the past, but this one is definitely one of the weirdest….
It kind of sounds like something from that odd Cats and Dogs film in 2001 – remember that? – and it’s potentially one of the strangest methods of espionage in war history.
It sounds like we’re making it up, but there is an actual CIA memo documenting the whole crazy idea…
Even more disturbingly, it involved hacking cats up sort of nazi-experiment style – sorry to bring a morbid tone to the party – and turning them into ‘robocats.’
The whole gruesome procedure involved American spy agents cutting open a cat and inserted spy equipment into its body – all the way from its tail to its chest.
Like something out of Frankenstein, the cat’s tail was used as an antenna, with a wire running down its spine to a microphone in its ear and a battery pack positioned in its chest cavity.
You’d think this is some sort of drug fuelled lie, but there are declassified documents, outlining how ‘pioneering’ scientists were commended for cutting open cats, in a bid to spy on their Russian enemies.
The whole ghastly project was named ‘Project Acoustic Kitty, and £10 million pounds were invested in it for five years in the 1960s, as the American government endeavoured to develop this hideous new spying technique.
Thankfully, the creepy project was never actually commissioned and put into practice, but it has now come to light once again, as WikiLeaks tweeted in reference to this grim piece of research, as well as the archived CIA memos which resurfaced in 2001.
Victor Marchetti, a former CIA officer revealed to the Telegraph in the year their monstrous creations were made.
They slit the cat open, put batteries in him, wired him up.
They made a monstrosity. They tested him and tested him.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 24, 2017
Disturbingly, it seems the CIA weren’t phases by their ghoulish use of cats in this way, quite the opposite in fact and instead saw it as a ‘remarkable scientific achievement.’
The document read:
The work done on this problem over the years reflects great credit on the personnel who guided it.
This is pretty sickening stuff.
Imagine your cat wired up in that device? Gross. Those poor cats definitely did not have the cream…