In 1954 the United States Department of Agriculture took over a small research facility off the coast of Long Island, New York. Plum Island’s supposed purpose was to protect farmers, ranchers and our national food supply from animal pathogens. With the passing of Operation Paperclip many German scientists were brought in to work alongside Allied forces. They were granted freedom in exchange for their minds. Former Nazi affiliate, Doctor Erich Traub, was a key member of this recruitment.
Traub had been a former chief of bioweapons and sought the ability to spread diseases to enemy troops. Many of his tests were performed alongside Heinrich Himmler of the Schutzstaffel, better known as the SS. Himmler became a leader of the Nazi party after Hitler granted him administrator of the Third Reich. Hundreds of innocent lives were lost as a result of the duo’s cruel experiments. When the U.S. government was looking for a leader of Plum Island they deemed Traub the perfect fit.
Many of the German doctor’s studies focused on ticks. Coincidentally, in 1975 the first case of a new and mysterious malady was reported in Lyme, Connecticut. Since this illness mimics many other conditions, such as Multiple Sclerosis and Lupus, it was difficult to ascertain a diagnosis. It was not until 1981 that Lyme Disease was officially named. Doctor Herman von Buchholtz of the World Health Organization became suspicious of how a formerly nonexistent disease seemed to have appeared overnight. He died under mysterious circumstances after he began to question Plum Island staff members. There was little media coverage surrounding his death and his existence has seemingly been erased from all records.
In recent years Plum Island has gained popularity after a series of mysterious events. In 2008 an unidentified animal carcass washed up on the shores of Montauk, New York. While it was ultimately speculated to be a decomposed raccoon, the creature disappeared before any DNA testing could be performed. Two years later the body of a strange man appeared on the island itself. He had unnaturally long fingers and what appeared to be fresh brain surgery scars. A woman’s body was discovered in 2015 but, similarly to the unknown man, she has never been identified. Some have speculated that these were test subjects attempting to escape.
Many believe that the purpose of Plum Island is to create viruses and test experimental vaccinations on infected human beings. Outbreaks of previously eradicated diseases such as Foot and Mouth, West Nile, and Avian Flu have only add to these suspicions. The healthcare industry brings in trillions of dollars every year. If a new superbug hit the masses and our government had the only cure that puts money directly into their pockets. Population control could also be achieved by wiping out the lower class who wouldn’t be able to afford the cost of these medications. Such scenarios may not be so farfetched. Former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, once stated: “depopulation should be the highest priority” of America.
As someone who suffered from undiagnosed Lyme Disease for many years, Plum Island is a topic that hits very close to home. Innocent citizens have a right to know if deadly afflictions are purposely being manufactured. Our nation’s safety is being jeopardized by these potential biowarfare tactics. Presently the testing facility is for sale with plans to relocate within the next decade. Perhaps they are seeking a location off the radar to perform their experiments in privacy. Only time will tell what these sinister intentions may be.