“The government was stealing dead bodies to do radioactive testing.”
In the wake of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic explosions, the U.S. government commenced a study in 1953 which was termed as “Operation Sunshine.” The main objective behind conducting this research was to examine the impact of nuclear radiation on the biosphere as well as human beings. On January 18, 1955, Dr. Willard Libby (the head of the project) was quoted saying, “I don’t know how to get them, but I do say that it is a matter of prime importance to get them, and particularly in the young age group. So, human samples are often of prime importance, and if anybody knows how to do a good job of body snatching, they will really be serving their country.” More than 1500 samples were then gathered by a worldwide network of agents, of which 500 were tested. The samples ranged from babies to young children and were often taken without the parent’s knowledge or consent.
The project was highly classified and it only came to the public’s knowledge in 1956. A British newspaper launched its own investigation and reported that British scientists had been stealing children’s bodies from various hospitals across the country to ship their body parts to the U.S. A British mother said, “my stillborn baby’s legs were removed by British doctors, and to prevent me from finding out what had happened, I was not allowed to dress the baby for the funeral.”