Most People Are Completely Unaware Of This Insane Part Of Mississippi’s History

Mississippi has a lively history that includes many notorious events. It also includes several lesser known happenings, such as the nuclear tests of the 1960s. Known as Project Dribble, the tests involved detonating two nukes. Since the explosives were set off underground in a secluded location, the government expected the testing to go unnoticed; however, it didn’t exactly work out that way. Read on to learn more about this insane part of Mississippi’s history (and make sure to check out the video below).

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Check out the video below for actual nuclear test footage, including an up close view at the damage caused by the massive bombs.

So, did you know these nuclear tests were conducted in Mississippi? Did you or someone you know live in the area while the testing occurred? Tell us in the comments section.

If you enjoyed this, be sure to read “9 Shocking Things You Had No Idea Happened In Mississippi.