Friday, April 28, 2017

CIA slit open cats and implanted microphones in them in bizarre attempt to spy on Soviet enemies in the 1960s

CIA slit open cats and implanted microphones in them in bizarre attempt to spy on Soviet enemies in the 1960s: Dubbed “Project Acoustic Kitty”, the grim £10 million programme was developed over five years in the 1960s as a novel but gruesome new eavesdropping method.

A cat’s tail was used as an antenna and a wire travelled all the way up its spine connecting to a microphone in its ear, while a battery was housed in its chest.

But on its first test, its CIA handlers watched on in horror as their robo-kitty was run over and killed just seconds into the mission.

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