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5 Scientists Died Mysteriously After Making These Major Discoveries

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5 Scientists Died Mysteriously After Making These Major Discoveries

Okay, say you’re the leader of a country and a few scientists discover something that could change the world. You could bribe the researchers to keep their mouths shut, but wouldn’t it be easier just to kill them?

I’m not saying that this happens a lot, but there has definitely been some shadiness afoot over the years. Let’s take a look at five eyebrow-raising cases of scientists dying after making important discoveries.


1. GEC-MARCONI SCIENTISTS

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Back in the ’80s, Ronald Reagan introduced an ambitious defense program called Strategic Defense Initiative (nicknamed Star Wars), which was designed to shoot lasers at incoming missiles from space should the Russians attack. Between 1982 and 1990, 25 British scientists who worked for GEC-Marconi, the British wing of the program, mysteriously died. Some believe that they were killed by Soviet spies, and others believe that their own government had a hand in it.



2. DAVID KELLY

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In 2003, biological warfare expert David Kelly anonymously leaked that the British government had falsified information regarding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. When Prime Minister Tony Blair found out it was Kelly, a parliamentary committee was formed to question him. He was found dead in his apartment two days later. The police said it was a suicide, but because a judge ruled that the evidence had to be sealed for 70 years, we won’t know what truly happened for a long time.



3. DON WILEY

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Don Wiley was a leading expert in chemical weaponry, most notably anthrax. During the 2001 anthrax epidemic, Wiley’s car was found on a bridge with the keys still in the ignition. His body was later found in the Mississippi River. Another anthrax scientist named Vladimir Pasechnik also died around the same time.


4. RODNEY MARKS

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Australian astrophysicist Rodney Marks died mysteriously at the South Pole research station while working on an observatory. His body was held by the government and security contractor Raytheon for unknown reasons. It was later revealed that Marks died of methanol poisoning.



5. POLAR SCIENTISTS

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Three different researchers working on the same project died in 2013 while studying the effects of global warming, leading another scientist on the team named Peter Wadham to believe that they were assassinated by oil industry leaders or the United States government.


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Reply Report voice_cd 2016-6-8 09:29
Thank you very much!!! we have highlighted your blog.
Reply Report aziz 2016-6-8 14:22
voice_cd: Thank you very much!!! we have highlighted your blog.
Many many thanks.
Reply Report snowipine 2016-6-9 15:13
Seems the real scientists are the most stupid personnel on earth, one of the main reasons for my juddgement is they are as naive as toddlers in distinguishing the right from the left, they are a group of mads.

What are they, the scientists,  thirsty for? This is also an interesting scientific subject, maybe.
Reply Report snowipine 2016-6-9 22:09
Donald_Trump: So, you're saying you're a scientist?... You are "the stupidest" scientific subject in the forums.... Now go back into the forums and talk a ...
What are you trying to address me?
Reply Report aziz 2016-6-10 11:39
snowipine: Seems the real scientists are the most stupid personnel on earth, one of the main reasons for my juddgement is they are as naive as toddlers in distin ...
Snowpine,I appreciate your comments.It genuinely raise question in readers mind and keep them busy to find the answer.Thanks.
Reply Report teamkrejados 2016-6-11 08:49
Have you seen the movie Enemy of the State?
Reply Report aziz 2016-6-11 14:31
teamkrejados: Have you seen the movie Enemy of the State?
Probably not ! In 80 I had seen a movie where a hired killer killed 4 scientist and one book contain poison on page killed the killer on car by unknown boss.Forgot names.Do your mentioned movie can be download online??
Thanks for giving attention.
Reply Report teamkrejados 2016-6-11 14:36
aziz: Probably not ! In 80 I had seen a movie where a hired killer killed 4 scientist and one book contain poison on page killed the killer on car by unknow ...
I think so. It stars Will Smith. A very good movie, in keeping with your theme of 'getting rid of those who know too much'. I hope you enjoy it!
Reply Report aziz 2016-6-11 16:11
teamkrejados: I think so. It stars Will Smith. A very good movie, in keeping with your theme of 'getting rid of those who know too much'. I hope you enjoy it!
The role played by james cobern.The film name forgot.
Reply Report AndrewCraven 2016-6-12 14:59
huh, Seems like you know too much
Reply Report aziz 2016-6-13 00:00
AndrewCraven: huh, Seems like you know too much
I do indeed.

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