Source – bibliotecapleyades.net
– News of this massive Russian paranormal-warfare research projects eventually filtered out to the West. It was thought by CIA analysts that the Soviets might be capable of telepathically controlling the thoughts of leading US military and political leaders, as well as being able to remotely kill US citizens. Telekinesis could be used to disable US hardware such as computers, nuclear weapon systems and space vehicles. The report stated:
No wonder they were worried!
The term ‘eight-martini effect’ was coined by Norman Jackson, a CIA spokesman and former Technical Adviser to John McMahon, Deputy Director of the CIA. On the US TV show ‘Night Line’ (28 November 1995) which was about the use of remote-viewing programmes in the mid 1980s, he said,
After one particularly spectacular demonstration apparently, the CIA handlers had to have eight martinis to calm their nerves. The following is the story of how eight-martini effects were sometimes achieved by the US remote-viewing programme.
The US effort was stimulated by information that they received in 1973 about the top-secret psychical research base to the north east of Leningrad, code-named ’Black Box’.
Dr Igor Vladsky sent a letter to Harvard psychologist Gene Kearney, giving information about the Leningrad psychical research facility and its telekinesis experiments. The Russians’ advances in ESP and telekinesis seemed to be leading them towards the ability to cause physical effects. This frightened the US missile command – if psychics could disable US ballistic missiles in their silos, or in flight, American deterrent capability would be destroyed. In 1975, Thomas Bearden, a nuclear engineer, was asked by the US Army to investigate this area of Russian psychical research. By then, the DIA were discussing Soviet psychokinesis at length:
Both superpowers became interested in telekinesis. Telekinetic effects may be small, but it does not take much force to ruin a circuit board in a missile-guidance system, or tear open a capillary in the brain.
In the early seventies, Soviet, Czech and Chinese paranormal-warfare projects forced the CIA reluctantly to start their own psi-spy programme but the number of scientists willing to help the CIA was very limited.
However, two physicists, Russell Targ and Dr Hal Puthoff, agreed to help the CIA. They began remote-viewing research at the Stanford Research Institute in California. On 6 June 1972, the first psychic experiments were begun with Ingo Swann, a leading clairvoyant. He had served in Korea, but by the 1970s was an artist who supplemented his income by becoming a subject in parapsychology experiments. His remote-viewing abilities were eventually demonstrated to be of a high order and he was later to invent the six stages of protocols now used by all US remote viewers. On this first test, Swann succeeded in psychically influencing a magnetometer. There followed a series of remote-viewing experiments which proved hit and miss.
In the autumn of 1972, Yuri Geller visited the Stanford Research Institute and was tested by Targ and Puthoff. His talent was alleged to be quixotic, hard to pin down.*
* Mind Reach Hal Puthoff and Russell Targ (Delacorte, New York, 1977)
On one occasion in 1973, Swann demanded that geographical co-ordinates of the sites to be remotely viewed were given to him, rather than blind locations such as X. Targ and Puthoff were not pleased, but were forced into accepting co-ordinate remote viewing (CRV).**
** Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America’s Psychic Spies, Jim Schnabel (Dell, New York, 1977)
Remote viewing, a term coined by Targ and Puthoff, was a synergy created between telepathy and clairvoyance. It is like a psychic version of I spy with my little eye something beginning with the map co-ordinates… The monitor in this psychic-spying game travels mentally to that specific location, and the guesser attempts to obtain a mental image of that location and then sketches what he sees.
With this new form of remote viewing, Ingo Swann’s efficiency increased to meaningful levels, and the CIA became interested enough to increase their initial funding of the project. When Puthoff gave Swann the co-ordinates of a place just east of California’s Mount Shasta, the psychic’s response was, ‘Definitely see mountain to south west, not far, also east.’ The co-ordinates of a point 20 miles east of Mount Hekla volcano in southern Iceland produced: ‘Volcano to south west, I think I’m over ocean.’ When Puthoff gave the co-ordinates of the middle of Lake Victoria in Africa, Swann described: ‘Sense of speeding over water, landing on land. Lake to west, high elevation.’
Puthoff thought Swann had described the target inaccurately until he consulted the Times Atlas of the World and found his co-ordinates were those of the Tanzanian village of Ushashi, some 30 miles inland from Lake Victoria’s south-eastern shore. Results such as this enabled Puthoff to get funding from the CIA Technical Services Division in the Directorate of Operations, which was transferred to the Directorate of Science and Technology, later to be called the Office of Technical Services. There was also funding from the CIA Office of Research and Development.
Ingo Swann talks of an incident that occurred between 1975 and 1976 when he was asked to remotely view Soviet submarines:*
* Ingo Swann interview on ‘Dreamland’ transcribed organization, University of Wisconsin, 12 December 1996. Quoted from ‘Remote Viewing and the US Intelligence Community’ Armen Victorian (Lobster magazine June 1996 No. 31)
While these early experiments with Swann were going on, Puthoff got a call from Pat Price, a retired police officer, offering his services. Price was tested by CIA liaison officer Richard Kennett, who gave him the approximate co-ordinates of his summer cabin in West Virginia. When Price responded with a detailed description of a secret US military underground base, Kennett thought he had failed; but when Kennett drove to his cabin sometime later, he found the location that Price had described was situated nearby. The ’Sugar Grove’ – a National Security Agency (NSA) underground spy satellite, communication and telephone interception centre – had been described perfectly. Price had even named three of the senior officers who worked there.
This generated a very serious DIA probe into Puthoff, Targ and Price. Suspected of being communist spies, the entire project was examined with a fine toothcomb, as the Pentagon did not believe Price could have got such detailed information about the NSA base by psychic means. When no evidence could be found, the heat died down. Price offered to remotely view the Russian counterpart to the NSA base, to soothe the CIA’s discomfiture. He pinpointed the Russian base at Mount Narodnyna in a remote part of the northern Ural Mountains. He described the underground base, its high proportion of female personnel, radar dishes… The CIA were delighted.
Rivalry developed between Price and Swann, which was made worse by the fact that Price was acknowledged as the better psychic. Such was the power of Price’s remote viewing that he could read numbers and words at the site he was studying. Price was asked by the CIA to remotely view the Semipalatinsk military research facility. He successfully described 60 foot diameter steel spheres and extremely large cranes, constructed with the use of sophisticated welding techniques to seal these nuclear-bomb containers together. Satellite photos showed that Price’s remote viewing was correct. It was assumed the Semipalatinsk complex was developing an exotic high-energy, beam weapon using nuclear explosions to power the proton or neutron beam.
Pat Price’s death in 1975 under mysterious circumstances was highly controversial. It was alleged at the time that the Soviets poisoned Price, most likely with a mycotoxin. It would have been a top priority for the KGB to eliminate Price as his phenomenal remote-viewing abilities would have posed a significant danger to the USSR’s paranormal-warfare build-up. He may also have been the victim of an elite group of Russian psi-agents trained to remotely kill enemies of the Soviet Union. Whatever the true reason, Price, the leading US psi-spy, was probably the first casualty of the inner-space arms race.
Not to be outdone, Swann convinced Puthoff and Targ that he could train anyone to remotely view. The aim was to train military personnel with security clearance, rather than psychics who had none. Swann persuaded military top brass who came to inspect the remote-viewing research to take part by pointing out that the training would enable them to remotely view top-secret files. Intelligence operatives from the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency), NSA (National Security Agency) and other shadowy organizations also came calling. Such was the enthusiasm of the military and intelligence communities that they decided to fund a 20 year top-secret programme to train military remote viewers. This programme was called Stargate.
Ingo Swann used his co-ordinate remote-viewing system to help train the new breed of military remote viewers. These are the basis for the commercially available courses sold in the USA today, which cost $1000-7000 per week.
In 1976, the team started experimenting with precognitive remote viewing, which is a specialized version of clairvoyance, specifically to check on the future of the US embassy which was being built in Moscow but the remote viewers found it difficult to see that building in the future. When asked to describe the building as it would be in the mid-eighties, they could not agree on the same thing. What actually occurred was that the Russian construction teams had planted so many bugs in the structure (discovered by a giant X-ray machine brought in by the Americans), even using the steel supports as antennae, that eventually the construction had to be partly demolished.
The US government decided to take away the top two floors and build four secure floors atop the bug-ridden structure. This possibly explained why the US remote viewers could not home in on the building in the future – it had no future, as it was almost completely demolished.
* ‘Operational project summary: an unofficial list of nineteen apparent RV successes, 1974-93’ Dale Graff (CIA sponsored report, 1995).
Joe McMoneagle was asked by the NSA to remotely view a US consulate in the Mediterranean theatre from which the Russians were extracting information. McMoneagle correctly described a Russian listening post opposite the consulate, and the location of the electronic bug inside the consulate – he even psychically spied upon an NSA counterespionage team in a room beneath the Russians.**
** Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America’s Psychic Spies, Jim Schnabel (Dell, New York, 1977)
Like Joe McMoneagle at Fort Meade, Ingo Swann at the Stanford Research Institute was asked to detect nuclear reaction. Using remote viewing, he was able to determine the moment a rocket motor was fired, and in another case, the event and time of a nuclear-weapon detonation in Nevada.
The Fort Meade group were set to predict the impact site of Sky Lab. When the space station finally fell to Earth, it struck Western Australia; McMoneagle had predicted this general area in his remote viewing. Ken Bell successfully found a downed US helicopter in a remote part of Peru. He was distraught to remotely view the burnt and broken corpses of the pilot and co-pilot.
The Russians have spent billions of roubles developing ESP. Have the Americans developed the same telepathic scanning technology? One story has it that the Grill Flame group successfully psychically interrogated an agent in an Eastern European country. The CIA were suspicious of him but needed to know the right questions to ask to uncover his misdeeds. McMoneagle remotely viewed the agent and discovered that he had received a large amount of money. During his next annual lie-detector test, the agent, when questioned about the money, blurted out, ‘How could you have known that!’ *
* Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America’s Psychic Spies, Jim Schnabel (Dell, New York, 1977)
The main aim of the CIA and DIA research teams at this time, however, was to develop a reliable psychic-spying method. To test out the powers of the US remote viewers, they were asked to spy psychically on US top-secret projects. McMoneagle remotely viewed a new experimental XM-1 tank in a hangar, correctly describing its special armour, main gun and targeting system and producing a detailed diagram of the tank, which was later to be the M1 main battle tank used by the US Army in the Gulf War. Riley psychically spied on the bat-like B1 stealth bomber, years before it was made public. Results like this proved to the military that remote viewing was a very powerful intelligence asset.
Unfortunately, the remote-viewing group’s warnings that psi-poisoned gifts from the Russians to US diplomats should be removed, or at the very least be put in isolated rooms, fell on deaf ears and at worst generated ridicule. Mainstream US society was not ready to understand that the Soviet Union had developed paranormal weapons and thus instigated a whole new branch of warfare.
In their psychic spying, the US remote-viewing group (the team of six were by now nicknamed the Naturals) studied the new main Soviet battle tank, the T-72. They also remotely viewed how one of these T-72s was stolen by the CIA from Eastern Europe and brought to the USA by freighter.
McMoneagle’s greatest display of remote viewing was in 1979 when he investigated a naval facility at Severodvinsk on the White Sea near the Arctic Circle. Within a huge building in the facility, McMoneagle discovered a giant submarine, the size of a First World War battleship. McMoneagle, with the aid of Hartleigh Trent, sketched the submarine which had 20 canted tubes for ballistic missiles, a double hull and a new type of drive mechanism. During one remote-viewing session, McMoneagle saw the Russians dynamiting a channel from the building, which was 100 yards from the water’s edge. Satellite photos confirmed the Typhoon class submarine at the dockside some four months after McMoneagle’s last remote viewing. His spectacular remote-viewing ability enabled him, in his own words, ‘to gain access to the insides of filing cabinets, desk drawers, rooms, buildings in restricted areas of other countries for espionage purposes’.*
* Mind Trek, Joe McMoneagle (Hampton Roads Press, 1993)
The incident with the Typhoon submarine and his picture-perfect remote viewing of other sites demonstrated that Joe McMoneagle was now the finest remote viewer in the team. In fact, he was one of the US government’s premier psi-spies. When this army intelligence officer left Stargate in 1984, he was awarded a Legion of Merit for providing information on 150 targets that was unavailable from other sources.
However, these all involved remote viewing being carried out from a normal state of consciousness, i.e. the beta state. The technique favoured by the Fort Meade military remote viewers was called extended remote viewing (ERV) whereby the remote viewer practiced psychic spying from a deeper level of consciousness, the theta state, normally found in dreaming. Biofeedback and EEG machines were used to train the remote viewer to put him- or herself into the theta state. A special room to cut out external stimuli was used to facilitate ERV. This advanced form of remote viewing was the technique the Russian remote viewers used.
Ingo Swann continued to use the co-ordinate remote-viewing method. In one notorious session he spoke about on a 1996 Equinox Programme, The Real X-Files, on Channel 4, he psychically spied on a location in the Soviet Union which was being used for biological-weapons research on unwilling human victims. This could have been the biological-warfare complex at Obolensk, in a forest to the south of Moscow. Swann catalogued a number of such biological-weapons sites, including one at Stepnogorsk, an island in the Aral Sea called Vozrozhdeniye, Berdsk and the city of Sverdlovsk, which in 1979 had suffered a deadly accident with anthrax spores that killed hundreds of Russians.
Gary Langford, another talented remote viewer from Stanford, and Swann also tested CRV techniques on underwater Atlantic ridges, looking for Russian ballistic-missile submarines. In fact, the Stanford and Fort Meade military remote viewers worked together on many projects. According to the ‘Operational project summary: an unofficial list of nineteen apparent RV successes, 1974-93’ compiled by Dale Graff and selectively released by the CIA to sponsored investigators in 1995, the strategic use of remote viewing was made plain by the Stanford remote viewers being used by the Air Force to look for the new MX ballistic-missile sites.
Soviet missiles were becoming so accurate that there was a possibility that they could destroy nearly all US land-based nuclear ballistic missiles in a first strike. In 1979, the Air Force had come up with the MX missile plan in which 200 mobile nuclear missiles were to be distributed, on a special railroad 30 miles long, between 23 specially hardened silos. The Soviets would have to fire two missiles per silo, necessitating a total of 9,200 Russian warheads, which was thought to be too many nuclear weapons for the Soviets to be able to deploy.
The Stanford Research Institute was asked by the Air Force to see if remote viewing could be used to pinpoint the missiles in their specific silos. Two thousand students were tested for remote-viewing abilities. Groups of those who passed were set to find the silos, in a shell-game simulation. They had 10 per cent accuracy. Mary Long, the remote-viewing prodigy of the group, reached 80 per cent accuracy. The Air Force were not pleased at this result, as it cast doubt on the efficacy of their plan. Since the Soviets were far more advanced than the USA in paranormal warfare, they probably had groups of remote viewers with Mary Long-like abilities. In the end, only 50 MX missiles were built and these were housed in old Minuteman silos at Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming and in Colorado.
CIA sponsored research enabled Puthoff to make a study of the brains of remote viewers, to see if any neurophysiological changes could be found. Los Alamos National Laboratory gave the Stanford remote viewers brain scans, using super-conducting magnetoencephalographs. Puthoff and the CIA were keen to find the part of the brain involved with psi activity, and they pinpointed the temporal lobes, which are situated to the front and side of the cortex, i.e. the top spongy grey matter of the brain (see Figure 1, page 00).
In 1980, the CIA asked Ken Bell to help them with a suspected KGB agent who had been detained by BOSS (the South African intelligence organization) in South Africa. The KGB agent was proving difficult to break. Bell remotely viewed the KGB suspect and telepathically interrogated the man. During this psychic interrogation, Bell asked the man questions which were telepathically transmitted to the Russian and appeared in the man’s thoughts as if he was asking them of himself. Bell discovered that the suspect was using a pocket calculator specially modified to decode messages from the KGB. One of the BOSS agents had taken the calculator home. When it was recovered and examined, it enabled them to prove the man was a KGB agent.
The Fort Meade group were called upon to spy on the ultra-secret nuclear testing base at Semipalatinsk, as well as looking for the crash site of a wrecked Soviet TU-95 bomber, but their real test was to come with the task of finding the whereabouts of US hostages in Iran, who were captured in 1979. In April 1980, Hartleigh Trent remotely viewed US special forces rappelling out of helicopters in Iran, and day after day, the group used remote viewing to keep tabs on the hostages. However, on 25 April 1980 President Carter announced that the rescue mission had been a debacle; Nancy Stern left the Grill Flame project, followed shortly by Fern Gauvin. By early 1981, most of the Grill Flame team had dispersed, Bell and Riley to the regular army and normal military work, and McMoneagle was nearing retirement. Hartleigh Trent died of cancer. The need for new blood from the Stanford Research Institute to bolster the US remote-viewing programme was growing.
Techniques used by US remote viewers in these early days included locking up their thoughts in a ’mental suitcase’; ultra-quiet remote-viewing rooms; sensory deprivation tanks; alpha- and theta – inducing mind machines – now sold to the public; biofeedback using EEG machines to enable the remote viewer to get in the mood for remote viewing by entering a theta state.
Ingo Swann became interested in teaching pupils how to distinguish signal (or first impressions) from noise (or attempts to analyze). If the remote viewer’s first impressions were recorded without any attempt to analyze them, the information was of high accuracy. When the remote viewer tried to analyze what he or she was seeing, accuracy plummeted. This phenomenon was called analytical overlay. Within the first two seconds of studying an event, or part of the target, accuracy was high; once the remote viewer tried to analyze the image or information, the remote viewing became garbled or wrong. Puthoff postulated that the left hemisphere of the brain was not involved in psi activity.
Since the left part of our brains is involved in analytical, mathematical and alphanumeric data, he theorized that this part of our brain gets in the way of the deeper, non-language based parts involved in remote viewing. It is rather like a person with a damaged left hemisphere who can see and draw pictures but cannot label them accurately. Swann developed remote-viewing methods of working that concentrated on raw data, and then in later parts of the session, on bringing in analytical information, when it was more likely to be right. In this way, Swann assumed that the brain could be trained to evaluate psi data. In effect, he was attempting to rewire the neural network of the brain, to build in a sixth sense. This was his method:
These four protocols, as he called them, were used in the early days. Swann later added a Stage Five, in which ways of improving remote-viewing resolution were implemented; and a Stage Six, in which a three-dimensional representation of the target was arrived at, by making models of the target. Later still, other teachers introduced a stage seven which involves reading documents at the remote-viewing location. These CRV protocols still form the basis for all remote viewing taught in the USA.
Puthoff theorized that remote viewing was a form of subliminal perception, rather like the image flashed on the screen too fast to be consciously seen but nevertheless perceived by the subconscious. It seemed as if the remote viewer was travelling to the target for the briefest of moments, picking up a subliminal perception of it, then alighting back in his body. As the remote-viewing process was repeated, the remote viewer went back to the target and slowly built up a picture of what he was seeing as a set of subliminal images and perceptions that slowly, tenuously, slipped into conscious awareness. In later chapters, we will discuss how this US research fits into an overall theory of how remote viewing works – the physics of the paranormal.
Freelance psi-spies such as Alex Tannous were kept busy by the CIA. When the CIA’s station chief in Beirut, William Buckley, was kidnapped by Moslem terrorists, the Agency’s Directorate of Operations asked Tannous to remotely view the captive. When Tannous reported the route of the kidnapping and that Buckley had been tortured to death by the terrorists, the CIA were not happy to hear his news – especially since it turned out to be true. Tannous’s group of private psi-spies were also used by the secret service to find an assassin code-named the ’Cat’, who was targeting Ronald Reagan.
A massive boost to official remote-viewing deployment in the US Army came with the appointment in 1981 of Major General Albert Stubblebine to head Intelligence Security Command (INSCOM). A true believer in remote viewing
…and the merits of paranormal warfare, Stubblebine had pushed through neuro-linguistic programming in the management training of staff officers and the teaching of out-of-body consciousness at the Monroe Institute. The military, under Major General Stubblebine, with the help of Jack Vorona of the DIA and the technical expertise of Hal Puthoff, pushed forward the remote-viewing project at Fort Meade.
* Nexus magazine, Remote Viewing, Vol 2 No 21, Aug-Sep 1994
Colonel John Alexander oversaw many of these INSCOM projects for Stubblebine. Alexander, a true visionary, had published a seminal article in Military Review called ’The New Mental Battlefield’, in which he described remote viewing and extolled its usefulness, and suggested that effective mind-influencing devices were already a lethal reality referring to Warsaw Pact psychotronic weapons and how they might be used against the USA.
Another innovation, according to Sally Squires of the Washington Post (‘The Pentagon’s twilight zone’ 17 April 1988), was an Army war college called Task Force Delta, which looked at the development of paranormal warrior-monks. The project was to investigate strange philosophical practices for anything that might be of use to the military. Lieutenant Colonel Jim Chandler and like-minded officers from the Task Force came up with the name ’First Earth Battalion’ – an ecologically minded, politically correct, warrior-monk vision for the future soldier. A 1982 report of a Task Force Delta meeting was reported by Colonel Mike Malone:
According to documents in my possession, Jack Houck, a defense consultant and the US expert on psychokinesis, introduced Stubblebine and Alexander to spoon bending, which Stubblebine subsequently showed to INSCOM officers, as well as to General Thompson, Directorate Chief at the DIA, and John McMahon, Deputy Director of the CIA.
For some time, character clashes had been evident amongst the Stanford researchers and Fort Meade remote viewers and now they became acrimonious. Russell Targ’s finance was stopped by the DIA for alleged sloppiness, and in 1983 he and remote viewer Keith Harary left to go into business on their own. Initially they proved spectacularly successful in analyzing the silver-futures options for clients,* but again bitter acrimony was the end result. It seemed opening Pandora’s box of remote viewing led to bitter emotional and personality clashes.
* The goose that laid the silver eggs: a criticism of psi and silver futures forecasting, The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, October year October 1992, volume 86
In 1983, the military remote-viewing programme came under the auspices of INSCOM and the direct control of Stubblebine, in the process receiving the new code-name of Center Lane. The unit was used to look for terrorists, among other things. When Brigadier General James Dozier was kidnapped by the Italian Red Brigade, the team at Fort Meade was asked to find him. Langford had predicted the blue van that was involved in the kidnapping; McMoneagle gave an exact description of the second-floor room in Padua in which Dozier was being held; another remote viewer, Ted Wheatley, found the exact town. Dozier was eventually found and freed, thanks in part to signals intelligence by US special-operations teams. He was found in a second-floor room with a radiator on the wall at the store with a distinctive facade on the ground floor, just as McMoneagle described.
Ingo Swann’s training enabled the new US military remote viewers not only to learn CRV and simple ERV, but to experience bilocation. This was seen as the first major step towards Russian techniques of remote viewing. It enabled the remote viewer to perceive the target as if he or she was actually there. In the US, bilocation was seen as the pinnacle of remote viewing, a peak experience to be enjoyed when it occurred. Of all Swann’s trainees, Tom Nance was the finest; he could make models of what he was remotely viewing, Stage Six of Swann’s training.
Stubblebine’s replacement by Major General Harry Soyster put the Fort Meade group into a strong decline; it was transferred to the DIA, renamed Sun Streak. While the Army’s remote-viewing group fell on hard times, the Stanford group blossomed, working for all branches of the US government. During 1984 and 1985, Jack Vorona of the CIA and Hal Puthoff lobbied congress, the military and intelligence agencies for funds. Remote-viewing demonstrations were held for the White House, the Navy, the Air Force, the CIA, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the National Security Council, NSA, FBI, DEA, the Customs Service, the Coast Guard, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. As a result, they won the support of a Pentagon-affiliated agency and a five-year, $10 million research and development contract to work on the neurophysiology of remote viewing, and psi abilities such as psychokinesis.
Most of the old experienced remote viewers died from cancer or heart attacks, even McMoneagle had a massive heart attack that nearly killed him in June 1985. The American remote viewers were oblivious of the enormous remote-influencing and killing potential of the Soviet Union’s thousands of KGB trained paranormal-warfare experts. US remote viewers were seen as a danger to the Soviet’s paranormal-warfare capability. A paranormal first strike to take out US remote viewers would have been seen as a legitimate military operation by the KGB. Since the US did not possess any remote killers, it would be relatively safe, with no chance of a psi-counterstrike. Though no hard evidence shows this to be true, the massive Soviet capability in psi warfare lends credence to the first-strike scenario.
Sun Streak was given the job of remotely viewing high-tech Soviet weapons. In 1987, they psychically spied upon the Dushanbe satellite tracking, communication and strategic laser complex in the USSR. Mel Riley and Paul Smith were among the unit’s remote viewers. They located Chinese Silkworm missile emplacements in Iran, towards the end of the Iran-Iraq war. In 1988 and 1989, the unit helped the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) look for drug routes, vessels and barons. They also psychically searched for US POWs abandoned to their fate in Vietnam after the war.
With a new DIA operations officer, Fern Gauvin (a former Natural with Grill Flame), more exotic and occult techniques were practiced at Fort Meade. Up until then, CRV and ERV were the only techniques regularly used. Now channelling, allowing your body to be taken over by a spirit, was added to the portfolio of techniques. Written remote viewing, where the spirit wrote down the answer to whatever you were remotely viewing, enabled Angela Dellafiora to find a rogue US Customs Service officer, Charles Jordan, in Lovell, Wyoming. She predicted how Quaddafi would transport chemical weapons from the facility at Rabta by ship to another location, to avoid US surveillance and a presumed bombing raid. She even predicted a hijacking in Rome, or Athens, of US airline passengers by Moslem terrorists.
The channelling of information by discarnate spirits to enable remote viewing has a long history. Helen Duncan was a psychic who publicly stated at a séance during the height of the Second World War that a British battleship had been sunk. She was promptly jailed by the British authorities. It is known that Churchill was aware of psychic warfare during the Second World War. The lighting of candles and meditation on the powers of light was used to ward of the evil forces of Hitler.*
* The Spear of Destiny, Trevor Ravenscroft, Neville Spearman, 1973.
Churchill was concerned that vital defense information may have been leaked by Helen Duncan if she was allowed to continue. A front-page article in The Times in January 1998, revealed that pressure was being put on the government to pardon Helen Duncan, Britain’s first convicted psychic viewer. Until this very day, psychic viewing is looked on by the British establishment with horror. A country such as the UK, obsessed with secrecy, cannot allow remote viewing to become public knowledge – as I have found to my cost.
In fact, the unit survived, but only four remote viewers were left at Fort Meade when the Gulf War started in 1991. They were asked to find mobile scud-missile launchers in the western desert of Iraq. Ken Bell and Joe McMoneagle, acting as private contractors, aided in this psychic hunt for the scuds. Towards the end of the Gulf War, David Morehouse and two other independent remote viewers, were asked by the DIA to examine the Iraqi army units which were torching the oil wells in Kuwait. Morehouse claims he saw the Iraqis releasing toxic agents into the conflagration.
According to Morehouse’s remote viewing, these nerve agents, mycotoxins and bacteriological substances, were spread at low concentrations to give US and UK troops chronic poisoning that would not show up at the time, but would disable or kill these soldiers years later. Acute poisoning which would have killed US and allied troops on the battlefield may have forced the USA to respond with nuclear weapons. The Iraqi command may therefore have considered they only had the option of a low-level chemical and biological weapon response. If Saddam Hussein actually ordered this attack, as Morehouse states, he is responsible for over 10,000 US deaths from Gulf War Syndrome. To add to this horror, nearly 250,000 ex-servicemen and women are now severely ill, many having children with birth defects.*
Sun Streak was now renamed Stargate (as the overall programme was called in 1977). In 1994, the American Institute for Research (AIR) was asked by the CIA to evaluate the remote-viewing programme. Ray Hyman, a psychology professor at the University of Oregon in Eugene, and Jessica Utts, a professor of statistics at the University of California, helped prepare the study. Hyman was skeptical.
However, David Goslin, who headed the AIR team, concluded that evidence for the 1993-94 period showed that remote viewing was not useful. This seems to have been a politically motivated decision, according to Dr Edwin C. May, Director of Research for Remote Viewing Programs for both the CIA and DIA:
* Remote Viewing and the US Intelligence Community, Armen Victorian, Lobster vol 31 June 1996.
Dr Marcello Truzzi a research scientist in this area adds:
The decision to halt remote viewing was extraordinary. According to conventional science, remote viewing could not possibly work. Fifteen per cent accuracy (McMoneagle states it was 50 per cent and Morehouse gives 80 per cent) shows that our conventional science must be wrong. Russian science had expanded to encompass psi and in doing so allowed them to develop operational psi warfare. US remote viewing, lacking a comparable theoretical basis, was easily dismissed by the skeptics as illusory.
In 1995, the CIA released information on the remote-viewing programme it had decided to discontinue. A 29 November Associated Press wire story stated:
The US military’s official position on remote viewing was stated by CIA spokesperson David Christian, who accepted that no further governmental US research into remote viewing was warranted:
However, a carefully planned campaign of disinformation to mask the continued and accelerated study of psi warfare became necessary following a chance remark made by former president Jimmy Carter at a conference in South Africa in 1995. CNN reported on 20 September 1995:
According to Carter, US spy satellites could find no trace of the aircraft, so the CIA consulted a psychic from California. Carter said the woman ‘went into a trance and gave some latitude and longitude figures. We focused our satellite cameras on that point and the plane was there.’
The Carter statement was circulated by Reuters in September 1995 (‘Carter says psychic found lost plane for CIA’).
Milton Friedman, a speech writer for President Ford with inside information, writing in Venture Inward magazine, Jan-Feb 1996, in an article called, Intuition is Alive in Washington, has said that:
Ingo Swann responded on 1 December 1995:
US research into remote manipulating and influencing, which concentrates on the telepathic knockout at which the Russians are expert, and the use of sleep-wake hypnosis to control people at a distance or plant suggestions in their brains, has obvious military value. According in Armen Victorian,* it is headed by Colonel John Alexander, the former Director of Non-Lethal Weapons at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, who remains advisory head of Nato’s Non-Lethal Defense initiative.
* ‘The Pentagon’s Penguin’ Armen Victorian (Lobster magazine 28, Dec 1994)
He was assistant to General Stubblebine on Grill Flame. One of America’s leading experts on paranormal warfare, Alexander foresaw the danger psi warfare posed when most others ridiculed the very idea. He has been the prime mover in shaping DIA psi warfare for the twenty-first century.
The Japanese, having also bought the technology from the Russians, have brought psi warfare into the corporate arena. Any US firm that is not aware of it will be at risk. Russian researchers found they could remotely influence the decision-makers in foreign governments. New Scientist (23 December 1995) revealed a major Japanese Corporation’s attempts to use psychotronic technology in the business world to further Japanese interests. They are apparently developing mind-reading machines. US firms that are ignorant of psychotronics will be at a major disadvantage to foreign competitors who master this new field of study developed by the Soviet Union.
There is a danger that the Chinese are developing military remote influencers, who may be used against the USA and the West. Faced with these scenarios, there are secret psi-warfare projects spearheading US countermeasures.
Few people understand the power of psi, in effect consigning the paranormal to mental aberration or hallucination. There is a private programme which would not be subject to the US Freedom of Information Act. One of these new top-secret institutes is multi-millionaire Robert Bigelow’s Nevada-based National Institute for Discovery Science. Robert Bigelow is recruiting leading researchers in UFOs, remote viewing and other fringe sciences, with the aim of developing a biophysical research programme that can match the Russians, who still lead the world in this area. Colonel Alexander is a leading proponent of this type of this research and advises NATO on non lethal weapons and there uses.*
* ‘The Pentagon’s Penguin’ Armen Victorian (Lobster magazine 28, Dec 1994)
At the end of the millennium, it seems that the USA has indeed entered a new age, one in which American psi-spies stand between democracy and foreign powers, which by the use of remote viewing, remote sensing and remote influencing, can modify the decisions and behaviour of the politicians upon whom democracy depends. With the end of the Cold War, the inner-space arms race has not died down, but instead spread further afield.
I believe that the universe is more structured than modern theorists would imagine. Physics used to be an experimentally based science in which theories were developed to explain experimental data. In recent times, more and more complex theories have been developed, but little experimental work has been carried out because the high energies involved require particle accelerators that western governments do not fund because of the enormous cost. The next 20 years will therefore be full of more and more complex mathematical physical theories, which to all intents and purposes are improvable by experiment.
Physicists have, in effect, become highly educated science-fiction writers. In my research into remote viewing it forced me to reappraise the nature of reality in order to begin to come to terms with how it could possibly work. Science has overlooked the implications that remote viewing has for the nature of physical reality. According to physics and biology, remote viewing is not possible. In chapter 4, we look at the science underlying remote viewing.