On February 10th, 1954, CIA doctors successfully created a Manchurian Candidate assassin. A hypnotised subject fired a pistol at another subject before collapsing into a deep sleep. Of course, the pistol had not been loaded and again, the subject was totally amnesic of her actions.
“Miss BLACKEDOUT was instructed (having previously expressed a fear of firearms in any fashion) that she would use every method at her disposal to awaken Miss BLACKEDOUT(now in a deep hypnotic sleep) and failing this, she would pick up a pistol nearby and fire it at Miss BLACKEDOUT. She was instructed that her rage would be so great that she would not hesitate to “kill” BLACKEDOUT for failing to awaken. Miss BLACKEDOUTBLACKEDOUT carried out these suggestions to the letter including firing the (unloaded pneumatic pistol) gun at BLACKEDOUT and then proceeding to fall into a deep sleep.
…both were awakened and expressed complete amnesia for the entire sequence.”
― Hypnotic Experimentation and Research
10 February 1954 (MORI ID: 190691)