The Lights Are Coming On: Mind Control and MK Ultra

In an article in the Denver Westword, the paper claims to have spoken with an inmate who said that James Holmes, the Aurora, Colorado killer, confessed to him that he was programmed to kill by an “evil therapist.”



etflix’s original series “Stranger Things” became an overnight sensation not only because it is loaded with millennial nostalgia, but because it mainstreamed what was once considered a government conspiracy, the nefarious CIA’s covert MK Ultra program, also known as Monarch programming, which employed ritualistic abuse, sensory deprivation, hypnosis and isolation on young children to produce disassociative mental states in order to control their minds.

Even more interesting is Winona Ryder’s role in the Netflix series, who has a real-life connection to Timothy Leary and the West Memphis 3. Leary is Ryder’s Godfather and the premier pioneer in experimenting with psychedelic drugs to control and harness the human mind. His seminal work was identifying and isolating particular personality traits. Stranger still is that Ryder publicly came out in support of the release of the three men accused of killing three Memphis boys—the West Memphis 3—in a satanic attack in 1993.

Three eight-year-old boys rode their bikes to West Memphis only to be found mutilated and dead. The Stranger Things title card and the name of one of the boys in the series seems ominous in light of this connection.

Dr. Timothy Leary, a clinical psychologist, publicly confessed that he wanted to transform American culture through the use of LSD and fought to take psychedelic drugs from the laboratory to U.S. campuses. As Leary so infamously said, “Turn on, tune in and drop out.” He also infamously declared that he wanted to continue the work of Aleister Crowley, who was engaged in satanic ritual abuse.

Winona Ryder (real name Winona Laura Horowitz) is connecte to a man who publicly declared himself a disciple of Crowley and who participated in ritualistic satanic abuse. So the question is whether Ryder is or was under direct mind control herself, particularly when one breaks down her strange behavior at the SAG Awards in 2017 and her psychotic breakdown when she stole from a major retailer at the height of her career.

Winona Ryder and her Godfather Timothy Leary, an acolyte of Aleister Crowley.

Ryder’s breakdown occurred around the same age as other mind-control victims, when she was arrested at age 30. However, Ryder was actually committed to a psychiatric ward briefly when she was just 20. Just think Britney Spears and Amanda Bynes. Spears public meltdown occurred in 2007 when she was 25, where after shaving her head and exhibiting bazaar behavior, she was hospitalized and placed under the conservatorship of her parents. Bynes was aged 28 when she broke down and later sent out the bizarre tweet, “I am Britney Spears.”

According to the Daily Mail, “During their respective meltdowns, crisis manager Sam Lufti played a role in their lives. Sam was Britney’s manager at the time of her mental health issues and was accused by the star’s parents of drugging her and taking control of her finances.” Is it possible that Lufti was Spears and Bynes monarch program “handler?” Maybe. In the MK Ultra program, an alter ego is often created that enables the performer to do things which they wouldn’t normally do. During a breakdown, there is a disconnect between the person and their alter ego, a moment in which they realize they have no control over their actions and public presence and memories of trauma resurface.

Monarch butterflies are often used as a symbol in the depiction of mind-control victims.
Amanda Bynes featuring a symbol of mind control in her ad for milk.

Ryder certainly has an unusual background. She was raised on a commune by parents who were significant drug users. Ryder confessed in earlier interviews about her life that she was a socially awkward child. Ryder admits that the commune had no electricity and that it was extremely isolated. When her parents moved to what was essentially a suburban area later in her childhood, Ryder couldn’t assimilate.

Winona’s mother was an author, video producer and an editor. Her father, also an editor, worked for Timothy Leary as his archivist. Ryder’s middle name came from her parents’ friendship with Laura Huxley, who was married to Aldous Huxley, the creator of the dystopian novel Brave New World.

Huxley later wrote another novel about psychedelic drugs before moving to Los Angeles where he became steeped in parapsychology and philosophical mysticism. Parapsychology is a field of study concerned with the investigation of psychic phenomena including telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, psychokinesis, near-death experiences, reincarnation, apparitional experiences and other paranormal claims.

And “Stranger Things” is certainly full of parapsychology and esoteric symbolism, most noticeably its alternate dimension, the Upside Down (so above, so below). Other occult and mystical symbolism can be seen throughout the series: in the owl over the crib, the white rabbit, the search for the gate/portal, the use of 33 and 7 throughout the series, the Monarch butterfly Eleven’s “sister” produced in season 2, and the name of the main character, Eleven, or El for short, one of the names of God. In the first season, El even sacrifices herself for the good of the others.

I don’t believe in coincidences. Hollywood, which is full of mind-controlled stars, has been telling us for some time through the movies they choose to produce what is actually happening, such as the 1999 movie “Eyes Wide Shut” and the “Bourne Identity” movies. One which features mind-controlled sex slaves, the other a super soldier of sorts.

In “Eyes Wide Shut” we are treated to a peak behind the curtain of a sexually charged secret elite society. There are dozens of theories on what the movie is about, but one is that Kubrick, who produced the film, was exposing the real-life Illuminati and its use of mind-controlled sex slaves, which shouldn’t seem so crazy now that the sex cult Nxivm has been exposed and its direct links to Hollywood actors. And just like “Stranger Things,” rainbows and Christmas lights appear in many scenes throughout the movie. In “Stranger Things,” Eleven’s mother repeatedly mumbles incoherently throughout the movie: “Breathe. Sunflower. Rainbow. Three to the right, four to the left. 450.”

The rainbow room where Eleven was kept captive to mind control experiments.

In MK Ultra vernacular, “going over the rainbow” means dissociating from reality and entering another persona. In “Stranger Things,” Ryder’s son Will, who is trapped in the Upside Down, communicates with her through multicolored Christmas lights.

Although the MK Ultra program was officially disbanded in the the 1970s, most people familiar with this government operation don’t believe that the program ever ended, it just evolved into DARPA and went deeper. And many people believe that those under mind control have been used as patsies in mass shootings, particularly in the 2012 theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado that involved the zombie-like James Holmes. Holmes came on the radar when he opened fired in the theater where movie-goers were watching “Batman The Dark Knight Rises.”

Was James Holmes a victim of mind control? Holmes worked with the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. This kid was no dummy. According to University of California, Riverside recommendation letters submitted to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Holmes, who studied neuroscience, graduated in the top 1 percent of his class with a 3.949 GPA.

In an article in the Denver Westword, the paper claims to have spoken with an inmate who said that Holmes confessed to him that he was programmed to kill by an “evil therapist.”  Stranger still, is Holmes family ties to DARPA and several government research centers that have been linked to programs on creating super soldiers.  Employees of these federal labs were warned not to talk to the press about Holmes following the shooting.

The satanic ritual abuse of Aleister Crowly, who was admired by Timothy Leary, becomes even more meaningful in light of Ryder’s involvement not only with Leary himself, but in fighting to exonerate the West Memphis 3 killers, who were accused of killing three, eight-year-old boys in 1993 in a satanic ritual. Ryder and a slew of other celebrities including Johnny Depp, Peter Jackson, Natalie Maines, Eddie Vedder, Henry Rollins, Dave Navarro and Marilyn Manson have all maintained that the West Memphis 3 are innocent.

On May 5, 1993 three eight-year-old boys—Michael Moore, Stevie Branch, and Chris Byers—were murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas.  Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley, known as the West Memphis 3,  were arrested, tried and convicted of the killings.  In 2011, they pled guilty to the crimes using an Alford Plea, yet were released from prison with time served. Interestingly, in “Stranger Things” Will Byers, Ryder’s son who goes missing in the Upside Down, is also given the surname of one of the victims, Christopher Byers.

In another killing of two boys in Arkansas, Kevin Ives and Don Henry, who’s case became know as “The Boys on the Track,” star Eleven is given the surname  Ives. The case is believed to have ties to the Clintons’ Mena Arkansas airport drug operation at the time Bill Clinton was serving as Governor. A controversial case, the initial report of the deaths was said to be due to the boys falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claimed the two boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. In fact, when the train crew inspected the accident, they said there was very little blood following the impact of the “sleeping” boys. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury. The following people who had information on the Ives/Henry case were later found dead and are believed to be part of a Clinton “kill list:”

  • Keith Coney – Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, July 1988.
  • Keith McMaskle – Died, stabbed 113 times, November 1988.
  • Gregory Collins – Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.
  • Jeff Rhodes – He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989.
  • James Milan – Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to natural causes.
  • Richard Winters – A suspect in the Ives/Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.

One has to wonder  in a world where mind control, satanic rituals and other government-controlled elites why so many Hollywood insiders were so eager to have the Memphis 3 released and whether something else may be going on. There are plenty of good causes for celebrities to get behind, I just find this to be one of the strangest.