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 facility’s separation from the mainland only increased suspicion among st locals about the installation.