24 Declassified Government Secrets That You Might Not Know


Sometimes I just want to think the conspiracy theories we all hear bandied about are just fun, crazy ideas people like to make up. Then I read things like these reddit posts below….

Take a look at these 24 government secrets that have been declassified and proven true. Check out Reddit to read even more and head down the conspiracy theory rabbit hole yourself!

1. All for Science’s Sake

Human experimentation conducted by multiple governments. The Japanese famously conducted human experimentation research on the Chinese and Koreans.

The United States had doctors infect minorities with incurable diseases and STDs to see how the disease progressed. They were used to test treatments and to understand infection rates.

2. 3 of the 4

On January 3, 1961, a United States B-52 bomber went into a tail spin and broke up mid air, accidentally dropping two Mark-39 hydrogen bombs over Goldsboro North Carolina. One of the bombs worked exactly as intended, it’s parachute deployed and it’s triggers activated, armed and ready to detonate on impact. 3 of the 4 safety switches failed.

A single low voltage switch prevented two 4 megaton nuclear explosions.

3. Too classified

I remember reading something about a conspiracy nut who filed to receive all the info (freedom of information act) the CIA had on mind control and putting thoughts into people head.

A lot of people laughed at him, then freaked out when the guy received about 20+ pages on all the experiments the CIA had done on the subject. Apparently, using microwaves, scientists were able to make subjects “hear” single syllable words in their heads.

What’s crazy is that if they could do this, then imagine all the stuff that was too classified to release.

4. Whoops indeed

John F. Kennedy’s brain was lost before it could be autopsied.

I’m gonna say that again: Assassinated President John F. Kennedy’s brain was lost. I don’t mean what was left at the scene, I mean they cut it out of his head, set it aside, and went, ‘whoops.’

5. Technical error

Stanislav Petrov (A Russian spy) in 1983 refused to report a possible nuclear launch of five missiles. Thinking that an American attack would be all out rather than just five he didn’t report it to his superiors who he worried, being military personnel, might launch a counter attack immediately. It turned out not to be an attack but a technical error with the satellite.

6. Only “planned”

Operation Northwoods- US planned to have faked attacks on US just so they’d have an excuse to overthrow Castro in Cuba.

7. Empire Secrets

Apparently there is an enormous secret facility in Britain that houses the British empires secret archives. The way it’s described, it sounds like the place where the Ark of the covenant is stored at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

One thing uncovered there is the human rights atrocities that were committed by British troops during the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya during the 1950’s. There were details in uncovered documents about detention camps and torture that occurred during the conflict. It gave grounds for surviving Mau Mau to seek compensation against the crown in recent years. The atrocities of the conflict were not widely known about until recently.

8. Even fewer

Personally I think it is ECHELON, a signal intercept program that began in the 1960s. Basically NATO, Australia, and New Zealand all agreed to spy on each other and share the information, that way they wouldn’t be violating any domestic laws about spying on citizens.

This was all widely disclosed between 1988-2001. No one was ostracized or called crazy for saying this, the truth is that hardly anyone cared at the time, then 9/11 happened and even less people cared what the government did.