Of course, during a 1977 Senate hearing which exposed the public to the operation for the first time, the CIA officially stated that the program had been dismantled in 1973, and that none of these unethical practices were still going on.
Which I’m pretty sure nobody believes.
If Ursula lived in America, then it’s not a huge leap for a few folks to say she was an MK-Ultra subject.)
Early in 2008, Ursula goes to visit her sister in Ireland. According to the film, Sabina’s partner told police they were “inseparable” before disappearing unannounced.
The twins turn up in England the next day, May 17, where they first gain the attention of the authorities at the Liverpool police station, reporting that back in Ireland, Sabina’s partner and another man have kidnapped her children.
Why they were in Liverpool is anyone’s guess, although there is an interview with the twins’ older brother in Expressen where he cryptically mentions their being chased by “madmen.”
After filing the report and leaving the station, the sisters hop on a bus to London.
(David McCann, co-author of A Madness Shared by Two, considers the scene in the Liverpool Police station to be evidence that the twins were under police observation and were involved in drug smuggling. They were only at the station for forty-five minutes, something he says would never happen if someone were reporting as serious a crime as kidnapping. He believes that throughout the episode, police were greasing the gears for the Erikssons to allow them to get wherever they were going.)
Their next run in with police comes at Keele Services, where the bus stops for an unscheduled driver change.
The bus driver expresses concern to his manager over the two women, who gave him some trouble as they boarded, refusing to let him take their bags. He kicks them off the bus and leaves them to his manager, who watches as they nervously conspire and clutch their bags to their chests. Fearing that they have a bomb, she calls the police, who come and find nothing more suspicious in the bags than a laptop. They send the women on their way.
(McCann points out here that even the slightest mention of a bomb will bring in an army of freaked-out cops. The fact that only three show up is once again taken as a sign that authorities were greasing the way for the twins.)
But it isn’t very long before police are called in again, this time after CCTV cameras have picked up the twins a couple of miles down the road, walking down the central reservation of the M6. When officers arrive on the scene, Ursula and Sabina run into traffic to escape. At least one is struck by a car.
The rest of the incident comes to us directly from the cameras that happened to be there and rolling for Motorway Cops.
The officers are told that one of the women has run into the road and been struck, but when they arrive, the twins are just standing to the side, calmly smoking. As one of the first-responders fills in the new arrivals, Ursula breaks away and runs straight into the path of an eighteen-wheeler.
The actual impact is obscured by the head of one of the officers as he yells, “No! NO, BITCH!” before we see her black baseball cap fluttering up the motorway.
As the cops look on in shock, Sabina assuredly steps out into the road and is instantly pummeled by a car. She bounces off of the windshield and flies into the next lane.
(Some commenters over at Above Top Secret were especially concerned with the fact that in both instances where the twins ran into traffic, the instigating factor was the arrival of police. It has been suggested that sight of the police acted as a post-hypnotic trigger on the sisters, causing them to “self-destruct.” Hypnotically implanted “suicide triggers” like this have allegedly been used during the programming of mind control victims.)
Ursula’s legs have been mangled by the accident, but her top half struggles to move. An officer tells her, “We’re police. We’re here to help.”
Ursula answers in a steady voice, “I don’t recognize you. I know you’re not real.”