Lurking in the dark waters of Long Island Sound is a mysterious place known as Plum Island. Just ten miles off the coast of Connecticut, this tiny speck of land has long been rumored to be the epicenter of top-secret bio warfare research. The U.S. government acknowledges that the island is home to a scientific facility. Its stated purpose is to study animal-borne diseases. But investigators are beginning to uncover startling new facts about this forbidding place. Insiders and ex-employees have come forward to tell their stories.
Plum Island is home to a state of the art animal research facility, the Plum Island Animal Disease Center. In the past, the Plum Island Animal Disease Center was involved in the creation of anti-animal biological weapons, and this was supposed to end when President Nixon discontinued the program in 1969. Cold War era speculation suggested that clandestine biological weapons research continued, with those suspicions proving correct. However, in 1994 a group of Russian scientists inspected the facility and found the Plum Island Animal Disease Center free of biological weapons. Additionally, the facilitys separation from the mainland only increased suspicion among st locals about the installation.Jesse Ventura storms Congress to find out if the government is conducting bio-warfare experiments at the mysterious Plum Island Animal Research Center off the coast of Long Island. The center began as a bio-warfare lab run by former Nazi scientists, and it has been blamed for spreading diseases and viruses throughout the mainland, including African swine flu and Lyme disease.
Building 257Building 257, also known as Lab 257, was a U.S. biological warfare research laboratory located at Fort Terry on Plum Island, New York. Originally intended for munitions storage, the facility researched anti-animal biological agents beginning in 1952 under the U.S Army. Biological warfare research continued in the building under the U.S. Department of Agriculture until a new laboratory was completed.