In 1966 the United States government began experimenting with the possibility of creating super humans using controlled amounts of radiation.
Volunteers for the experiment were all members of the United States military; soldiers and their wives.
The experiment entailed both the men and the women to receive a small tattoo using special eradiated ink known as ‘Pigment – 227’.
After showing no signs of negative side effects from the ink, the volunteers were urged to procreate. The scientists theorized that the radiation would affect the reproductive tissues and pass alone enhanced, superior genes to the fetus.
The result were not what had been expected.
After a few months 70% of the men were diagnosed with prostrate or testicular cancers and 40% of the women were diagnosed with uterine or became completely infertile after the exposure.
The women who were able to conceive children endured particularly difficult, if not completely unnatural pregnancies. The developing fetus’s were no longer growing at a normal rate.
It was reported that four of the women had labor induced at their twentieth week because the baby was too large to carry safely. The premature babies were larger than an average full term baby and were hideously, irreparably deformed. Extra limbs, missing limbs, brain damage, organ failure, blindness and deafness were documented.
One woman gave birth to twins, who developed at a normal rate but died shortly after birth. The cause of death was unknown.
After the miserable failure of the experiment the remaining vials of ‘Pigment – 227’ were ordered destroyed and the files on the project classified.
Two crates containing the vials were improperly labeled and escaped destruction.