Cathy O'Brien or Cathleen Ann O'Brien (born December 4, 1957, Muskegon, Michigan) is an American author and speaker who claims to be a victim of a government mind control program called Project Monarch which she alleges was part of the CIA's Project MKUltra.[5
Posted November 11,2019 in News and Politics.
InTrance Formation of America, O'Brien claims that as a child, she was first sexually abused by her father as well as by a network of child pornographers. Supposedly, she was then forced by theCIAto participate inProject Monarch, which she claims is a subsection ofProject MKUltraandProject ARTICHOKE. According to O'Brien, underhypnosisshe was able to recall memories of sexual abuse of both herself and her daughter by internationalpedophilerings, drug barons, andsatanists, who allegedly used a form of "trauma based mind control programming" to make her asex slave.
O'Brien accuses a wide range of prominent individuals fromUnited States,Canadian,MexicanandSaudi Arabiangovernment officials, to stars of theCountry and Westernmusic scene of being part of aProject Monarchconspiracy to run sex slave rings and commit child abuse.For example, O'Brien claims thatGeorge H. W. BushandMiguel de la Madridusedhologramsto appear to her in altered forms, saying that "Bush apparently activated a hologram of the lizard-like "alien" which provided the illusion of Bush transforming like a chameleon before my eyes. In retrospect, I understand that Bush had been painstakingly careful in positioning our seats in order that the hologram's effectiveness be maximized.":167, 211
O'Brien claimsProject Monarchcaused her to developmultiple personality disorderbut during alternate personality episodes, she hasphotographic recall.O'Brien'sTrance Formation of Americahas been credited as originating "one of the most significant" and "extreme"mind controlconspiracy theories,and her claim of links betweensatanic ritual abuseand MKUltra have influenced popularconspiracy culture.
Religious and political scholars have criticized O'Brien's claims for their lack of any supporting evidence. David G. Robertson characterized them as symptomatic of "baseless"moral panicand noted that "no-one has ever been prosecuted of such crimes nor has any corroborating material evidence ever been produced".According to scholarMichael Barkun, "scholarly and journalistic treatments of MKUltra make no mention of a Project Monarch". Barkun describes O'Brien's account as "sensational even by the standards of conspiracy literature" and notes that evenblack helicopterconspiracy theoristJim Keithconsiders it "fraudulent or delusional".Jodi Deancited O'Brien's claims as an example of conspiracy theorists' tendency to excessive "leaps in imagination and willingness to deviate from common sense".
O'Brien self-publishes her books.