Are the Russians performing bizarre experiments attempting to reanimate the dead? While it may seem like something from a Frankenstein movie, recently rediscovered footage has been released that shows Soviet era scientists, bringing a severed dog’s head back to life!
The footage is from a film that was first released in the 1940s. It appears to show Soviet scientists attaching a dead dog's dismembered head to a machine and bringing back it to life. The creepy footage that is reportedly from the Soviet Film Agency shows Soviet scientists attaching the head of a dog to some kind of a machine. The machine appears to then circulate blood around the brain and restore basic motor functions to the head.
In the video, the severed dog’s head can be seen reacting to taste, sound and light!
The first part of the film, which took place in 1928, shows the experiments of Soviet scientist Sergei Sergeevich Brukhonenko, who created an apparatus for the artificial circulation of the blood of a warm-blooded animal. It is this machine that Brukhonenko named an “autojector,” that was supposedly used to reanimate the dead dog’s head in the 1940s film.
Those present at one of the first demonstrations of the technology to Soviet leaders reported that “the isolated head reacted briskly to the environment, opened its mouth, and even swallowed a piece of cheese placed in it.”
“The isolated head lives on for hours, and even reacts to external stimuli,” the film's narrator notes. The narrator also goes on to say that “And, the revival of individual organs allowed scientists to proceed with experiments on reviving the whole organism.” However, there is no such footage of scientists bringing an entire animal back from the dead.
There are rumors that In 1934 Bryukhonenko tried to use his “autojector” to revive a man who had committed suicide just three hours earlier. The man's heart heaved and he choked violently, reports suggested. According to unconfirmed accounts of the ghoulish experiment, “The dead man's body slowly warmed and his eyelids fluttered but the reanimation lasted just two minutes as the experimenters turned off the pumps.
The reports claimed that the scientists involved were so “unbearably horrified” by what they had done, that soon after, Bryukhonenko only experimented with dogs.
While the experiments seem grisly, and perhaps, could have been part of a bizarre program to create undead “super soldiers” as some conspiracy theorists speculate, Brukhonenko’s machine and experiments did lead to the development of the modern “heart-lung machine” which is used to breathe for a patient and circulate blood during extensive heat surgery procedures or heart transplants. The modern devices are based on the same principles but are now much more complex and also control the chemical composition and temperature of the blood flowing into the body.
Much like the controversial “Alien Autopsy” film, there are skeptics who say that the footage could easily be faked using a mechanical dog head. Whether the 1940 film was real, or faked as part of WWII propaganda campaign, scientists haven't given up hope of bring dead bodies back to life in this way.
Nearly 100 years after Brukhonenko's initial experiments, a controversial neurosurgeon is planning to reanimate human corpses in new Frankenstein-like experiments.
As we reported some time ago on these pages, Dr. Sergio Canavero, director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, and his collaborators, believe they may be the first to conduct a human head transplant.
By Mike Strong
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