7 Real Mad Scientists

Jack Parsons

Was an American rocket engineer and rocket propulsion researcher, chemist, and Thelemite occultist. He invented

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First Rocket Motor Filing at JPL 1936-1937
Requestor: A. Wood
Date Filed: 10/07/68

18cinhjhk0h4ujpgmany new rocket propellent technologies and advanced research in the area. He was also principal founders of Jet Propulsion Laboratoy and Aerojet Engineering Corp.

He was into the power of Magik, which he beleived was used to fly his rockets and was a key ingredient in his experiments. He converted to Thelema, a relegion by occultist Aleister Crowley. He also followed the scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.


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  He received a Ph.D. inchemistry from the California Institute of Technology.Gottlieb also earned a master’s degree in speech therapy.In 1951, aged 33, Gottlieb joined the Central Intelligence Agency(CIA).
In April 1953 Gottlieb became head of the secret Project MKULTRA. He believed that LSD could be used to control minds of people, he even secretly mixed LSD in peoples drink and noticed their behavior.

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He experimented on dead bodies and attempted to reanimate them, on a criminal executed by the law the following result was obtained, watched by a large enough audience :

On the first application of the process to the face, the jaws of the deceased criminal began to quiver, and the adjoining muscles were horribly contorted, and one eye was actually opened. In the subsequent part of the process the right hand was raised and clenched, and the legs and thighs were set in motion.


Stubbins Ffirth

notable for his unusual investigations into the cause of yellow fever. He theorized that the disease was not contagious, and spread in summer more than winter. It was later disproved. It is actually contagious and as we now know it spreads through mosquitoes.

He went mad trying to prove this theory, started to make incisions on his arms and smeared vomit into the cuts and his eyeballs.He began frying it and inhaling the fumes, when he did not become ill, drank it undiluted. He also did it with infected  blood, saliva, and urine. However it was later revealed that he did it with later stage patients and who weren’t contagious anymore.


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Most of the work he did was controvertial, he even attempt to create a human-ape hybrid. He did it both ways, trying to get monkeys inseminated by humans and even wanted to inseminate humans with monkey genes, which he was not able to do. Ivanov was arrested and sentenced for 5 years.



José Delgado

jose-delgadoFamous for his research on mind control through electrical stimulation of the brain.

He authored 134 scientific publications on electrical stimulation on cats,  monkeys and patients – psychotic and non-psychotic. He could stop a fighting bull that would come running towards a waving red flag.

He even experimented on several humans. He publically said “We must electronically control the brain. Someday armies and generals will be controlled by electric stimulation of the brain.”


Nikola Tesla

Those who do not know about Tesla, he is very famous for making AC Cutesla_circa_1890rrent, AC Motor, Radio, Tesla Coil and many other extremely important inventions that we are regularly using in our daily life, he had many patents in his name but died completely broke. His inventions earned millions.1334590978236170925

He was obsessed with creating a death ray, which he claimed to have made before his death. He did not like to shake hands with people as he feared contamination, he had OCD and he was in love with a pigeon. His inventions were made top secret at the time of his death and are now declared lost. There are many controversy theories about his works, he claimed to have made free energy device, transfer electricity wirelessly to large distances, made the death ray, earthquake machine and much more successfully.

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