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Secrets of Russian Human Experiments

Unveiling Mind and Body Mysteries

By Elena ProkoPublished about a month ago 3 min read

A Russian researcher walks into a room expecting to find his human test subjects fine but sees chaos instead. There are screams and bodies torn apart and mutilated. It looks like a scene from hell. Even the survivors have flesh ripped off and bones exposed. The researcher is shocked and wonders what has happened. This wasn't how the experiment was supposed to go. The conditions weren't great, but tearing each other apart over lack of sleep is extreme. This is the story of the Russian Sleep Experiment, rumored to be true. In the late 1940s, Soviet researchers created a stimulant to keep people awake for war. The Soviets wanted to test their drug on humans to see its effects.

Test subjects were not hard to find in the 1940s, as prisoners of war were abundant. Ethical considerations were bypassed in setting up a test area for five subjects. The environment was sealed, and a stimulant was released in gas form to check oxygen levels. The subjects were given basic necessities and were monitored through cameras and microphones. The researchers were pleased with the gas's effects for the first three days. They were confident in their experiment, and one even made a joke about it. The subjects were told they could earn their freedom if they stayed awake for 30 days, and they agreed to the deal.

As day four approached in the experiment, a shadow fell over the subjects. War tales began to dominate their conversations, recounting the horrors they had witnessed. Traumas and nightmares haunted their every moment. By day five, the descent into darkness accelerated. Signs of psychosis emerged as the men conversed with imaginary beings, gripped by paranoia towards each other. Whispered tales filled the airwaves, casting suspicion on their fellow participants. The researchers were well aware of the toll sleep deprivation could take. After just five days, the mind could betray its host, blurring the lines between reality and nightmare.By day nine, doubts lingered among the researchers. Was it the relentless sleep deprivation or the mysterious gas causing the descent into madness? Their suspicions intensified when one subject erupted into uncontrollable screams, his voice reduced to a haunting squeak. Days passed in eerie silence as the men disappeared from view, though oxygen levels confirmed their continued existence. Reluctantly, the researchers decided to intervene, issuing a stern warning over the intercom before opening the chamber doors. The fate of the subjects hung in the balance as the truth behind their torment remained shrouded in uncertainty.As the researchers hesitantly opened the chamber doors, they were met with a chilling response from the subjects - a declaration of their desire to remain imprisoned. Bewildered, the researchers grappled with the possibility of addiction to the gas. With no other recourse, they opted to release the subjects, hoping that fresh air would dispel the lingering effects of the stimulant.

To their dismay, the men's cries for more of the gas only intensified upon their release. Shocked by the extent of their dependence, the researchers reluctantly opened the doors on Day 15, only to be met with a grim sight. Amidst the aftermath of the grisly scene, the researchers observed severe wounds on the survivors, suggesting self-infliction and raising troubling questions about the true nature of their torment.The men had torn their own chests open, exposing their lungs. They had removed blood vessels and laid out their internal organs. They were preparing to eat their own flesh with enthusiasm. The researchers called for backup, too afraid to approach the men.Despite their initial reluctance, it seems that giving soldiers high-quality drugs during wartime may have been the right decision. One man had to undergo surgery to repair missing organs and tissues, but he became uncontrollable until he was sedated. Unfortunately, his heart stopped and he died during the procedure. The autopsy revealed multiple injuries, including nine broken bones and torn muscles. The doctors decided not to use anesthesia on the next patient after two tragic outcomes.The Russian Sleep Experiment is a decent story, but it could have been improved. Sleep deprivation is a known form of torture used by militaries and can cause mental instability. However, adding elements like addictive gas and reanimation make the story less believable. If you enjoy scary stories, we recommend watching shows like "Do These Horrifying Internet Stories Scare You - TRY NOT TO BE SCARED CHALLENGE" and "Most Terrifying Ghost Stories."

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