X-ray shows bottle-shaped
object behind his left ear.
A former pilot closely linked to the CIA charges the agency tried to force him to do its bidding—by stealing his brain. ...
[He is] ... James Petit, 39.
The adventurer and soldier of fortune says that he has lived a chilling real-life version of the movie The Manchurian Candidate—in which a man is turned into a mindless robot who instantly obeys all orders and kills on command. ...
But while the Red Chinese in the 1962 film used brainwashing and torture to create their puppet, Petit claims the CIA made a robot out of him by inserting receivers in his brain. ...
Petit had trouble getting anyone to believe his incredible story—until court-ordered X-rays of his skull revealed a strange, bottle-shaped object.
“The quartz implants are like little radio receivers,” declared Petit, a Texan.[Note:2]
“I think the CIA was going to use me in a program to assassinate someone.”[Note:3]
Confirmed his lawyer, Roy Gelber:
“There are definitely foreign objects behind his left ear near the neck which radiologists conclude have no physical reason for being there.” ...
Amazingly, even though they were in the middle of nowhere, his girlfriend—who Petit later accused of being a CIA plant—suddenly turned up. ...
His sweetheart, he says, arranged for him to be taken to the burn center at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research in San Antonio, Texas.
Hospital spokesman Ray Dery confirmed that Petit was treated there until July 2, 1982.
Petit insists that it was while he was a patient there that doctors placed the implants in his neck, face, arms, and ears—and he saw them do it. ...
“I saw this doctor working on my ear—with a drill in his hand, like you would drill a tooth with.”
When he asked another doctor why he was putting wires in his arm with a long needle, “he got red and blurted out it was only antibiotics,” Petit said.
“But they were wire implants.” ...[Note:4] [Note:5]
And, he charges, he’s by far not the only man surgically tampered with by the CIA. ...
Kathy Hamilton, Petit’s former attorney, has been quoted as saying he definitely worked for the CIA.
“That has been confirmed,” she said in an interview.
And attorney Alexander Martone, ... added: “I have direct confirmation that Jim Petit has flown for the CIA.”