The Russian Sleep Experiment

The Russian Sleep Experiment

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MadamCreepy By MadamCreepy Completed

Russian researchers in the late 1940s kept five people awake for fifteen days using an experimental gas based stimulant. They were kept in a sealed environment to carefully monitor their oxygen intake so the gas didn't kill them, since it was toxic in high concentrations. This was before closed circuit cameras so they had only microphones and 5 inch thick glass porthole sized windows into the chamber to monitor them. The chamber was stocked with books, cots to sleep on but no bedding, running water and toilet, and enough dried food to last all five for over a month.

The test subjects were political prisoners deemed enemies of the state during World War II.

Everything was fine for the first five days; the subjects hardly complained having been promised (falsely) that they would be freed if they submitted to the test and did not sleep for 30 days. Their conversations and activities were monitored and it was noted that they continued to talk about increasingly traumatic incidents in the...

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- - Aug 02, 2017
The picture on the cover was briefly shown in the movie JeruZalem.
ebon_the_writer ebon_the_writer May 23, 2017
I loved this story. I wonder what would have happened if one of them had escaped?
katiecurran101 katiecurran101 Jun 04, 2017
I love this book, but I wish it was scarier. Like more gruesome details. But the book is still amazing!
MangaRoo MangaRoo Jul 30, 2017
I guess I knew what I was getting into when I saw the cover picture........but still......,
                              I'm gonna have nightmares
GinaMariePillowSMITH GinaMariePillowSMITH May 15, 2017
My dad used to tell me this kind of stuff.. He was ex military  and study many things like this..
chxrry_bomb_ chxrry_bomb_ May 13, 2017
I feel like staying up now to see how long I can go and what will happen