People / Researchers


Joe K. Adams

The first psychologist to lead a seminar at the Esalen Institute. Friends with Gregory Bateson. Former chairman of the psychology department at Bryn Mawr. Spent a year researching parapsychology at Stanford University.

After leaving Stanford, he became a clinical psychologist, and worked at the Veterans Administration hospital studying the causes of schizophrenia. He also worked with LSD at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, under grants from the National Institute of Mental Health. This was during the time that NIHM was channelling funds for the CIA's MK-ULTRA LSD experiments, so it is safe to say that Adams was working, directly or indirectly, for the CIA, although I don't know if he was aware of it (most researchers weren't).

Adams himself took LSD as part of these studies, and suffered two psychotic episodes, the second of which earned him a stay in a mental hospital.
(Anderson, Walter Truett, The Upstart Spring, Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1983, pg 59-62)

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Steve Aftergood

Steven Aftergood is a senior research analyst at the Federation of American Scientists. He directs the FAS Project on Government Secrecy, which works to reduce the scope of government secrecy, to accelerate the declassification of cold war documents, and to promote reform of official secrecy practices. In 1997, Mr. Aftergood was the plaintiff in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency which successfully led to the declassification and publication of the total intelligence budget ($26.6 billion in 1997) for the first time in fifty years.

Mr. Aftergood is an electrical engineer by training (B.Sc., 1977) and has published research in solid state physics. He joined the FAS staff in 1989.

He has authored or co-authored papers in Scientific American, New Scientist, Journal of Geophysical Research, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, and Issues in Science and Technology, on topics including space nuclear power, atmospheric effects of launch vehicles, and government information policy. From 1992-1998, he served on the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board of the National Research Council.

The Federation of American Scientists, founded in 1945 by Manhattan Project scientists, is a non-profit national organization of scientists and engineers concerned with issues of science and national security policy.

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John B. Alexander

John Alexander

Education: BGS in Sociology, University of Nebraska, 1971. MA in Education, Pepperdine University, 1975. PhD in Education, Walden University, 1980. Postgraduate work at UCLA (1990), MIT (1991), and Harvard (1993).

Entered the Army as a Private in 1956, and retired as a Colonel in 1988.Commander, Army Special Forces Teams, US Army, Thailand, Vietnam, 1966-69. Chief of human resources division, US Army, Ft. McPherson, GA, 1977-79. Inspector general, Department of Army, Washington, 1980-82. Chief of human technology, Army Intelligence Command, US Army, Arlington, VA 1982-83. Manager of tech. integration, Army Materiel Command, US Army, Alexandria, VA, 1983-85. Director, advanced concepts US Army Lab. Command, Aldelphi, MD 1985-88.

Manager, non-lethal weapons defense technology, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1988-1995 (ret). Manager, anti-material technology, Defense Initiatives Office, 1988-91. Program manager, contingency mission technology, Conventional Defense Technology. Director for science liaison, National Institute for Discovery Sciences, 1995 to present. Visiting scientist, Los Alamos, 1995 to present. Panelist, National Institute of Justice, 1994. Adj. professor, Graduate School, Union Institute, 1992 to present. US delegate to NATO, advanced group aerospace R & D, 1994 to present.

Col. Alexander received a National Award for Volunteerism from Pres. Ronald Reagan in 1987, and the Aerospace Laureate Award from Aviation Week in 1993 & 94. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife, Victoria Lacas Alexander, and two children. His office address is that of NIDS: 1515 E Tropicana, Suite 400, Las Vegas, NV 89119.
(Who's Who in America, 1997)

"Last year, Alexander organized a national conference devoted to researching 'reports of ritual abuse, near-death experiences, human contacts with extraterrestrial aliens and other so-called anomalous experiences,' the Albuquerque Journal reported in March 1993. The Australian magazine Nexus reported last year that in 1971, Alexander 'was diving in the Bimini Islands looking for the lost continent of Atlantis. He was an official representative for the Silva mind control organization and a lecturer on precataclysmic civilizations ... [and] he helped perform ESP experiments with dolphins.'" (Aftergood, Steven, "The Soft-Kill Fallacy", Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 9-10/1994, v50, n5, p40)

"In The Warrior's Edge: Front-line Strategies for Victory on the Corporate Battlefield - a 1990 book he co-authored with Maj. Richard Groller and Janet Morris - Alexander describes himself as having 'evolved from hard-core mercenary to thanatologist.'

'As a Special Forces A-Team commander in Thailand and Vietnam, he led hundreds of mercenaries into battle,' the book explains. 'At the same time, he studied meditation in Buddhist monasteries and later engaged in technical exploration and demonstration of advanced human performance.' (Aftergood, 1994)

Formerly with the U.S. Army Intelligence & Security Command (INSCOM) under Gen. Albert Stubblebine, 1982-4. Reportedly, Alexander was one of Stubblebine's closest officers. Married to alien abduction researcher Victoria Lacas (now Alexander).
(Porter, Tom, Government Research into ESP & Mind Control, March, 1996)

"After retiring from the Army in 1988, Alexander joined the Los Alamos National Laboratories and began working with Janet Morris, the Research Director of the U.S. Global Strategy Council (USGSC), chaired by Dr Ray Cline, former Deputy Director of the CIA."

"Born in New York in 1937, he spent part of his career as a Commander of Green Berets Special Forces in Vietnam, led Cambodian mercenaries behind enemy lines, and took part in a number of clandestine programmes, including Phoenix. He currently holds the post of Director of Non-lethal Programmes in the Los Alamos National Laboratories."

"In 1971, while a Captain in the infantry at Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, he was diving in the Bemini Islands looking for the lost continent of Atlantis. He was an official representative for the Silva mind control organization and a lecturer on Precataclysmic Civilizations. Alexander is also a past President and a Board member of the International Association for Near Death Studies; and, with his former wife, Jan Northup, he helped Dr C.B. Scott Jones perform ESP experiments with dolphins."

"As late as the summer of 1991, [C.B. Scott] Jones and [Rima] Laibow were planning a yachting excursion together with Col. John Alexander ... to investigate anomalies in the Bahamas."
(Durant, Robert J., "Will the Real Scott Jones Please Stand Up?")

"I have served as chief of Advanced Human Technology for the Army Intelligence and Security Command (1982-84) and, during the preparation of the EHP [Enhancing Human Performance] Report, was director of the Advanced Systems Concepts Office at the U.S. Army Laboratory Command."

Alexander stated: "..psychotronic weapons lack traditional scientific documentation, and I do not suggest that research projects be carried out in that field." (Alexander, Col. John, "A Challenge to the Report", New Realities, March/April 1989)

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Remote Viewing, Science, and You

There is a paradox. Science (in general) does not believe in remote viewing. Many people do believe in remote viewing. People who study remote viewing want to talk with scientists. They often do not want to talk with the general public. Scientists do not want to talk with those who study remote viewing. The general public does want to hear about remote viewing. What's wrong with this picture???

And then there is the Fourth Estate. Where does the media get their information? Are there really two sides to every story? Who are the Scientists? The Nuts? The Skeptics? And how did they get to be proclaimed as such? Ergofusion explains a lot of these problems.

Col. Alexander is the author of recently published Future War: Non-lethal Weapons in Twenty-first-century Warfare, and of The Warrior’s Edge.  In 1980 his seminal article The New Mental Battlefield, describing how psychic warfare might be employed on the battlefield, was published in Military Review.  As a staff officer in the early 1980s working directly under Gen. Burt Stubblebine, Commanding General for the US Army Intelligence and Security Command, Col. Alexander was prominent in INSCOM’s programs for exploring human potentials.

After his military retirement, he worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he developed the concept of Non-Lethal Defense, which he briefed to senior defense, industry and academic officials.  Politically, his work involved meetings with Members of Congress, White House and National  Security Council staff, and the Director of Central Intelligence. He has considerable experience working with classified programs dealing with many esoteric arenas.  He currently is the science director for a private research organization in Las Vegas, NV. Col Alexander is a director on the board of the International Remote Viewing Association.

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Fredrick "Skip" Atwater

Born Frederick Holmes Atwater. Lt. Atwater was the first operations officer of the Ft. Meade operational remote viewing unit.

He came to Ft. Meade in 1977 while still in his late twenties. While with the Systems Exploitation Detachment (SED), which was under control of the office of the assistant chief of staff for intelligence (ACSI), he suggested to the head of the SED, Col. Robert Keenan, that the Army develop a small, experimental group of psychics. (Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 11-3)

After retiring from the Army in 1987, Atwater became the director of research for the Monroe Institute. (Schnabel, 1997, pg 336)

Author of The Monroe Institute's Hemi-Sync(R) Process: A Theoretical Perspective

Hemi-Sync® and Remote Viewing

Hemi-Sync is a patented auditory guidance system developed by The Monroe Institute to engender states of focused consciousness. We contracted privately with Robert Monroe to work with Joe McMoneagle, an experienced, highly skilled remote viewer for the military Star Gate program. The training sessions continued for ten non-consecutive weeks over a period of one year.

Each training week I conducted an audit remote-viewing session to try to determine any improvement in Joe's remote-viewing performance. During one of these, I decided to use coordinates of some unusual structures on the planet Mars that Dr. Puthoff from SRI had provided me. As it turned out Joe described eight different coordinate-designated locations on Mars.

This presentation will describe the Hemi-Sync process; the associated remote-viewing training used with Joe McMoneagle, and illustrate the results of this specialized training by sharing actual recordings of Joe's historic remote viewing of Mars.

From 1978 to 1988, Skip Atwater was the Operations and Training Officer for the once highly classified US Army Intelligence remote viewing surveillance program, and played an important role in the program’s founding.  Working closely with the personnel in the SRI International remote viewing research program, he trained professional intelligence personnel to remote view, then used these highly skilled psychic spies to conduct thousands of remote viewing intelligence collection missions for a variety of US intelligence agencies.   For ten years Skip worked directly with the cadre of remote viewers, helping to hone their skills. 

Since his military retirement in 1988, Skip has been the Research Director at The Monroe Institute, a world renowned nonprofit organization conducting research and offering educational programs supporting the evolution of consciousness. He has published technical research on methods for expanding consciousness, and assisted hundreds of individuals in experiencing and exploring altered states of consciousness.  is a director on the board of the International Remote Viewing Association.

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Cleve Backster

Cleve Backster is a polygraph specialist who helped develop interrogation techniques for the CIA. As of 1986, he ran a polygraph instruction school and the Backster Research Foundation in San Diego.

In February, 1966, Backster recorded what he believes to be emotional reactions in plants with a polygraph machine. Called the Backster Effect, the validity of this phenomena is still debated.

On 2/10/86, Cleve Backster's lab was visited by National Research Council's Committee on Techniques for the Enhancement of Human Performance. The NRC was evaluating enhancement and parapsychological studies conducted for the Army, so it is likely that Backster's research was involved with the government.
(National Research Council, Enhancing Human Performance, National Academy of Sciences, 1988, pg 193-8)

In early 1972, psychic Ingo Swann heard of Hal Puthoff's research proposal through Cleve Backster.

According to Swann, Backster maintained his intelligence connections, and Backster reported that the CIA was interested in his experiments.

Some of Backster's experiments are documented in " PRIMARY PERCEPTION: Cleve Backster's astounding mind/plant communication discovery!", Australian Lateral Thinking Newsletter,1996.

The Book: Primary Perception: Biocommunication with plants, living foods, and human cells

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Gregory Bateson

  • Anthropologist, once married to Margaret Mead.

  • 1904-1980.

Bateson was one of many LSD researchers which held the first Human Potential workshop at the Esalen Institute, and moved there in the late '70s. Was friends with Joe K. Adams.

"At Stanford [University], the anthropologist Gregory Bateson - who had been introduced to LSD by Dr. Harold Abramson, one of LSD's pioneers - arranged in 1959 for the poet Allen Ginsberg to take it as part of a research program that was secretly sponsored by the military."
(Stafford, Peter, Psychedelics Encyclopedia, Third Expanded Edition, Ronin Publishing, 1992, pg 44)

In 1943, Bateson was employed by the Office of Strategic Services as a "psychological planner" in Southeast Asia.

(Lipset, David, Gregory Bateson: The Legacy of a Scientist, Prentice Hall, 1980, pg 174)

In 1963 Bateson was hired as the associate director of research for John Lilly's Communication Research Institute, which studied dolphins in the Virgin Islands.
(Lipset, pg 241)

Click here for a bibliography and reading list.

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Lt. Col. Thomas E. Bearden

  • US Army, Retired.

  • Former Pentagon analyst

  • Web site

"He is President and CEO of CTEC, Inc., a private R&D corporation engaged in research on free energy devices and the mechanisms for interaction of EM fields and radiation with biological systems. He is president of the Association of Distinguished American Scientists (ADAS), a life member of the Alabama Academy of Science, and served on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Psychotronics Association and the American Association of Metascience. He edited and published Specula, Journal of the AAMS, for four years. He also served on the Board of Directors of Astron, Inc., a private aerospace R&D corporation in the greater Washington D.C. area, noted for its specialized RF antennas...He and his wife Doris live in Huntsville, Alabama where Tom is retired from aerospace, continues private research, and serves as a special consultant to industry on scalar electromagnetics processes" (Virtual Times introduction)

"Lt. Col. Thomas E. Bearden is a nuclear engineer, war games and weapons analyst, and military tactician. He has an MS in nuclear engineering from Georgia Tech and is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College and several US Army artillery and guided missile schools. He has over 30 years experience in air defense systems, technical intelligence, Soviet electromagnetic weaponry, artificial intelligence, computerized war games, and antiradiation missile countermeasures. He is a senior scientist with a large aerospace company [Colsa Corp.] Col. Bearden personally developed and published the basis for a drastic revision of electromagnetic theory and engineering, based on the work of Whittaker and Maxwell. His work is primarily responsible for the widespread interest and research into scalar electromagnetic phenomena in this country over the past decade."
(Megabrain report, 2/4/91)

Member: US Psychotonics Association Claims that Soviet psychic experiments have caused Legionnaire's disease, cattle mutilations, UFO abductions, and the sinking of the US submarine Thresher. Claims that these experiments have aroused mankind's collective unconsciousness, called ZARG.

Many of his theories were published before retirement and are available through the Defense Documentation Center.

His views are supported by John Alexander.

After retirement, Bearden was contracted by the Pentagon to study the "photonic barrier modulator", "hyperspatial nuclear howitzer", and the connection between ESP and UFOs. [Note: McRae has since admitted to fabricating this last point, but much of the rest is verifiable elsewhere.] (McRae, Ronald, Mind Wars, St. Martin's Press, 1984, pp 126-9)

Friend of Ira Einhorn and part of his "psychic mafia". Presented a paper at the "Mind Over Matter" conference at Penn State University, late January, 1977, organized by Einhorn. Other attendees included Christopher Bird and Andrija Puharich. (Levy, Steven, The Unicorn's Secret, Prentice Hall Press, 1989, pg 189)

Bearden's later works have leaned away from psychotronics and towards free energy and the health effects of electromagnetic energy.

It is hard to determine what politics Bearden believes in, but he seems to believe in a conspiracy to suppress technological advances.

"Personally, however, I believe that the accelerated time schedule for the "New World Order"-- now set for the year 2000 -- is as a result of the imminent advent of (1) superluminal communication (we at CTEC are going to file a patent on that as well), and (2) overunity electrical energy systems. There has to be almost a police state existing in the world, if this "new electromagnetics" is to be forcibly put back under control and buried. It appears now that such a police state is imminent, both here in the U.S. and worldwide. Let us hope that the conspirators fail, and that common sense somehow resurrects and stops that nonsense." ( 10/30/95 letter)

Interview: The following interview with Tom Bearden appeared in a magazine called "Megabrain Report". It is dated 4-Feb-1991. The interviewers were Terry Patten and Michael Hutchison

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Robert Bigelow

Las Vegas real estate mogul and philanthropist. Through his organization, the Bigelow Foundation, he has funded many studies of UFOs, psychic ability, and related issues. He is closely associated in this pursuit with John Alexander. Some of the ufologists he has funded include Budd Hopkins, Bob Lazar, and Linda Moulton Howe.

"Training programs, begun in 1992 with the leadership and support of Las Vegas businessman Robert Bigelow, and organized in various American cities by abduction investigators John Carpenter, Budd Hopkins, and David Jacobs, are familiarizing many mental health professionals with the abduction phenomena." (Mack, John, Abduction, Ballantine Books, 1994, pg 13)

He funded Lazar through the Zeta Reticuli Corporation, which reportedly dissolved before any projects were started. He previously funded the work of Dean Radin at the Consciousness Research Division, University of Nevada. His latest project is the National Institute of Discovery Science.

(What's New at Area 51 and Ufomind: 9/96 Part I) (What's New at Area 51 and Ufomind: 9/96 Part II)

At one point, Bigelow offered to provide funding to the tune of a million dollars for a cooperative research effort of the "big three" of ufology - MUFON (Mutual UFO Network), CUFOS (Center for UFO Studies), and FUFOR (Fund for UFO Research). This effort, sometimes referred to as "the Coalition" fell apart, reportedly when Bigelow tried to control the direction of the group. UFO skeptic Philip Klass reportedly accused John Alexander of causing the break-up, although Alexander denies it.

In April, 1997, Bigelow donated $3.7 million dollars to the University of Nevada to found the Bigelow Chair of Consciousness Studies, which allows students to take undergraduate courses dealing with parapsychology for college credit. These courses are related, though not formally linked, to Dean Radin's research at the University's Consciousness Research Laboratory, which Bigelow once funded.

(Patton, Natalie, "Mind Frontiers, Las Vegas Review-Journal, 4/15/97)

Robert Bigelow - The current owner of the ranch a shadowy billionaire that founded the National Institute For Discovery Science. Indeed he wanted the property for its Paranormal Activity and stories of Vortexes or Portals that would open up on the ranch.
Robert Bigelow also owns  Bigelow Aerospace.
He's also rumored to be very elite and have ties to the CIA.

The Sherman Ranch, Interdimensional Portal Area & Utah's # 1 Paranormal Hotspot
This picturesque ranch in northeastern Utah is the focal point of scientific research into the paranormal. Reports continue of anomalous phenomena in a section of northeastern Utah. The activity, as reported by hundreds of witnesses over several decades, includes UFOs, unusual balls of light, animal mutilations and disappearances, poltergeist events, sightings of Bigfoot-like creatures and other unidentified animals, physical effects on plants, soil, animals and humans, strange ice circles, and a vast array of other unexplained incidents.    .....2003

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Christopher Bird

Former CIA employee, worked for the Agency in Japan after graduating. Served in the Army, specializing in Psychological Warfare. After leaving the military, he worked at the CIA-connected Rand Development Corporation. Later, Time Magazine correspondent in Yugoslavia.

1972 - Co-authored The Secret Life of Plants with ex-OSS agent Peter Tompkins. Was/is the "Biocommunications Editor/Russian Translator" of Mankind Research Unlimited. (Weberman, A.J., "The Story of Mankind Research Unlimited, Inc.", CovertAction Information Bulletin, #9, 6/80, pg 17)

Presented a paper on dowsing and the psychic ability of plants at the "Mind Over Matter" conference at Penn State University, late January, 1977, organized by Ira Einhorn. Other attendees included Andrija Puharich and Thomas Bearden. (Levy, Steven, The Unicorn's Secret, Prentice Hall Press, 1989, pg 189)

Corresponded with C.B.Scott Jones during a Russian parapsychology conference.

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Courtney Brown

Brown's book details his psychic conversations with aliens, and repeats allegations similar to those made by Dames, Ingo Swann, Joe McMoneagle, and others. Among them:

Many of Dames' claims concerning the Martians are presented here, but Brown implies that this is the first time any of this has been revealed to the remote viewers, even though the sessions took place in 1994 and Dames made similar claims as early as 1993 (see Stark, Debby, "Talking to Ed Dames", NM MUFON News, June/July 1993)

Brown founded the Farsight Institute in 1995. The Institute teaches a Scientific Remote Viewing course called "Farsight Voyager", which costs around $3,000.00. Here's the Institute's home page.

"Unfortunately, I [Ed Dames] was Courtney's trainer, but I had to have my name expunged from the book because Prof. Brown went beyond the pale of our tried and tested techniques, into the world of channeling."

However, Brown claims that his trainer (Dames) personally monitored and directed his viewing sessions, included those that were involved with "channelling". (AOL Online Chat with Major Ed Dames - February 1996)

See also: Courtney Brown interviewed on the Art Bell Show, 7/19/96

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Lyn Buchanan

Involved with TREAT (Treatment and Research of Experienced Anomalous Trauma), a series of UFO abduction related workshops.
(Porter, Tom, Government Research into ESP & Mind Control, March, 1996)

Buchanan is a native of Texas, and has had paranormal experiences since the age of twelve. He joined the US Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) as a linguist.

After a psi-related mishap dealing with computers in Augsburg, Germany (probably when he mentally fried a computer), he was transferred by INSCOM head Gen. Albert Stubblebine to Washington for service as a remote viewer [According to a representative from PSI TECH, Buchanan was brought on as the database manager, not as a remote viewer]. He retired in 1992.
(Who is Lyn Buchanan? from Buchanan's web site).

Buchanan was recruited to the Ft. Meade remote viewing unit a few months after the computer crashing incident (which occured in early 1984)
(Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 267-70)

According to Ed Dames, Buchanan was the lowest ranking member of the team. His primary job title was Data Base Manager, and his secondary duties included servicing the units vehicles.

"Upon my permanent transfer to the unit, Buchanan constantly whined to me about how he had been promised remote viewing training by the previous commander. I felt sorry for Lyn that he failed my training. He lacked the discipline to attend to the rigorous protocols (remote viewing structure) required to successfully prosecute an intelligence collection mission; he was not capable of leaving his ego behind during a training session."

"Lyn was not integrated into operations until long after most of the unit's military officers had departed, only to be replaced by DIA with tarot card readers and the like. Lyn stayed on with them."
(Dames, Ed, "Will the Real Lyn Buchanan Please Sit Down")

After Buchanan retired in 1992, he went to work for Albert Stubblebine, holding remote viewing workshops at new age and UFO conferences. After a falling out, Buchanan founded PSI.
(Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 381)

In 1994, Buchanan started the Assigned Witness Program, which offers its services to law enforcement agencies. Involved in the program are Mel Riley and David Morehouse, as well as graduates from Buchanan's training program.
(Heinberg, Richard, "Memoirs of a Psychic Spy", Intuition Magazine, #13, 10/96, pg 22)
Interview on the Art Bell Show 03-25-97

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Eldon Byrd

  • Education: BS in Electrical Engineering, MS in Medical Engineering

  • Was/is a Mormon.

  • Published a paper on the telemetry of brain waves in the "Proceedings" of the International Telemetering Conference, 1972

  • Physical Scientist at the Naval Surface Weapons Center, White Oaks Laboratory, Silver Springs, Maryland (1968- unknown, at least 1981)

In October, 1973, Byrd did experiments with Uri Geller. Geller allegedly permanently bent a piece of nitinol metal, a feat impossible without applying great heat. (Byrd, Eldon, "Uri Geller's Influence on the Metal Alloy Nitinol", in The Geller Papers, Panati, Charles, ed., Houghton Mifflin Co., 1976, pg 67-73)
(see chptr 15, Gardner, Martin, Science: Good, Bad, and Bogus, Prometheus Books, 1981 for a critical review of this experiment.)

"..I do not believe I am hypnotizable. I also used to be an amateur magician and have studied techniques of magic and sleight of hand". (Byrd, pg 73)

Byrd describes his work with Naval Surface Weapons as "predicting what war will be like in the future." (McRae, Ronald, Mind Wars, St. Martin's Press, 1984, p 80)

"Eldon Byrd who worked for Naval Surface Weapons, Office of Non-Lethal Weapons, was commissioned in 1981 to develop electromagnetic devices for purposes including 'riot control', clandestine operations and hostage removal."

"Byrd also wrote of experiments where behavior of animals was controlled by exposure to weak electromagnetic fields. 'At a certain frequency and power intensity, they could make the animal purr, lay down and roll over.'" (Keeler, Anna, "Remote Mind Control Technology")

Former operations analyst with the Advanced Planning and Analysis Stoff of the Naval Ordinance Laboratory in Silver Springs. Member of Mensa and the American Society for Cybernetics. While with the Navy, he supposedly confirmed the Backster effect, which deals with the alleged psychic ability of plants.
(Tompkins, Peter and Bird, Christopher, The Secret Life of Plants, Harper and Row, 1973, pg 40-2)

Byrd sued skeptic debunker James Randi for $30 million for defamation. Randi had called Byrd a convicted child molester [in the June 1988 issue of Rod Serling's Twilight Zone Mystery Magazine], when in fact he had been arrested for possession with intention to distribute obscene materials involving children, and plead guilty to a lower charge of possession with intention to distribute obscene materials. Byrd "won", but received no money. During the trial, he supposedly admitted to having sexual relations with a minor to whom he was a legal guardian. (Skeptic, vol 3, #3, pg 34; Also, click here for press releases and a commentary by Marcello Truzzi)

"Byrd told me [Dick Farley] about it [lawsuit w/ Randi] over dinner at C. B. "Scott" Jones home one evening of several we spent together back in '92 and '93 there"

"Byrd said that Uri Geller put up $10,000 for his legal costs. Byrd and Geller are good friends, from back in the '70s..."

"Byrd says he had been "set-up" by postal inspectors, part of some initiative to discredit him because he was too public with his personal interests in "psi," etc. He'd allegedly had some Navy security clearance issues dog him, which contributed to his early retirement as one of their senior most civilian scientists."

"When he was still with the Navy, Dr. Byrd was the contract manager for some of the research Michael Persinger did, on 'neuro-impacts' of various EMFs and ELFs. Something about wave-propagation and influences on submariners if somebody "beeped" them with mind-influencing EMF signals, etc., that kind of thing." (Farley, Dick, "False Memory Spindrome")

"I told an audience at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society about the hilarious claims that Eldon Byrd made in court concerning important projects he'd been working on as a parapsychologist. One was a wrist watch that would protect the lucky wearer against the deadly effects of hair dryers and electric razors that bombard the brain with those 60-Hertz electrical waves. The watch would sense the phase of the offending waves and generate an opposing field to protect the subject.... But by far the best laugh of the trial was generated by Byrd when he proudly announced that, as a result of reading and believing the book, The Secret Life of Plants, he had a project going to train seaweed so that it could warn naval divers of danger." (Randi Hotline, 3/27/95)

Byrd is currently working with dolphins, presumably continuing the work he left with Naval Surface Weapons (does anyone have any details of his departure - date, reason, etc.)

He is the chief scientist of the "Hello, Dolphin" Project at World Dolphin Research. This project deals with the emissions and reception of ELF and other electromagnetic radiation between humans and dolphins, which has relevance with the overlap between psychic phenomena and mind-control.

He presented the paper "Dolphin Project Report and More" at the 1996 Annual Conference of the US Psychotronic Association.

Author of: Review and Update of the Psycho-activity of Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic and Scalar Field

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Ed Dames

Dames joined the Army in 1967 as a paratrooper. A year later, he was transferred to the Army Security Agency, assigned to support the National Security Agency in the far east. In 1974 he enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, double-majoring in Bioelectronics and Chinese. In 1978, he graduated from UC's ROTC program and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in Military Intelligence.

"He was recruited by a scientific and technical military intelligence 'black unit', ultimately to direct clandestine operations against high-value foreign targets. He remained in deep cover, travelling worldwide under assumed identities."

"For his work, Mr. Dames was awarded two Army Meritorious Service Medals and the Legion of Merit. Additionally, he was personally credited by the Defense Intelligence Agency with penetrating the Soviet Defense Council that in agency's words, 'a singularly profound act.'"

"Major Dames retired from the U.S. Army, taking the original team's best and brightest with him to form his Beverly Hills, California based company, PSI TECH." "Ed's personal interests include human potential, natural history, martial arts and physical fitness. He is fluent in Chinese Mandarin."
("Major Edward Dames - Background Information")

"Major Dames had been both an electronic warfare officer and scientific and technical intelligence officer, from 1981-83." During this time, Dames claims to have been trained, along with five others, by Ingo Swann in 1983. After completion of this training, Dames claims to be the operations and training officer for the Army's (INSCOM) and DIA's remote-viewing program starting around late 1983 under CENTER LANE. "Dames took a 'let's see what this baby can do' approach, replacing the unit's former intelligence collection methodology with the breakthrough technique."
("Ed Dames Sets the Record Straight")

After leaving the remote-viewing unit in late summer, 1988, Dames worked for an INSCOM "strategic deceptions" and anti-narc squad called Team Six.
(Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 376)

According to remote viewer Joe McMoneagle, Dames has exaggerated about his involvement with the government program.

According to McMoneagle:

Dames responds to these charges in "Will the Real Lyn Buchanan Please Sit Down". He also claims that "only the operations officer (i.e., me) and the commander had the complete picture", while the viewers were only given information on a "need to know" basis.

In an interview with Debby Stark, Dames describes something called the "Big Event", which was reportedly supposed to happen back in August 1993. Dames is also reported to have said that he would leave the UFO business if he was wrong.

From what I can tell, Dames believes that aliens run things on this planet, and the Big Event is when they start to make their presence known.

150 million years ago, Martians living on Mars experienced a cataclysm, and lived in pyramid/hibernation chambers until the food began to run out. Rescue ships came from the Federation, and evacuated the planet. Some moved to Earth, while others stayed on Mars, encased in a life-preserving group, horribly mutated after 150 million years. Martians on Earth are unable to reproduce due to the high gravity, but with the help of the Federation they plan to create hybrids with humans to rescue their ancestors still on Mars.

According to Dames, the Taos hum is the result of alien electromagnetic devices that time-travellers use as a beacon (time-travelling UFOs are mining potassium and look like green fireballs). Also, he claims that the UFOs at Area 51 are man-made.

(Stark, Debby, "Talking to Ed Dames", NM MUFON News, June/July 1993)

"'I have been involved in a lot of very, very deep, dark black projects.' 'I have never been assigned to a unit that has suffered more ostracism, been looked upon with more fear.' In the late '70s, he admits, the unit was 'associated with the occult. It gave the unit a bad name.'"
(Constantine, Alex, "Ed Dames & His Cover Stories for Mind Control Experimentation")

"Unfortunately, I was Courtney [Brown]'s trainer, but I had to have my name expunged from the book [Cosmic Voyages] because Prof. Brown went beyond the pale of our tried and tested techniques, into the world of channeling." ("AOL Online Chat with Major Ed Dames - February 1996)

Ed Dames in a Psi-Tech online chat, 1997

In the documentary "Psi-Files: The Real X-Files", written and narrated by Jim Schnabel, Dames claims to have been Ingo Swann's protégé, and Swann his mentor.

There is some contention over when Dames was involved with the program. Dames claims that he was previously involved as a "customer" for the viewing data, officially joined in 1983, and left in 1989. Joe McMoneagle places him with the unit from after 1984 until 1987. Jim Schnabel reports in Remote Viewers that Dames joined Ingo Swann's training program in 1983, and left the unit in late summer, 1988.


[CNI News thanks Density4 for sending the following statement from Ed Dames. Though not repeated here, previous public statements of Mr. Dames have included allegations that he and his associates at PsiTech Corporation, a company offering remote viewing services to private clients, have successfully employed remote viewing to determine the location and activities of aliens on the earth.]

In May, 1996, Dames predicted several environmental disasters that he and PSI TECH remote viewed. These include heavy winds, a form of bovine AIDS transmitted to children.
(Ed Dames interview on the Art Bell Show, 5/31/96)

Referring to the failure of psychotronics on the Art Bell Show, Dames said:

"What can be done however, is by pure use of electronics, you can affect the human nervous system, and you can do certain things with the human brain waves, and uh, if you'd like me to get into that kind of technology, I can, I can talk about that."
Art Bell - "Alright. Well when you say 'affect brain waves,' do you mean general patterns of thinking, or you can induce a specific idea into a brain that would not otherwise think of it itself?"
Ed Dames - "Hypothetically, both."

Dames places the date of the extreme wind changes at 4 1/2 to 6 years (2001 to mid-2002)

Dames claims to be a member of the UFO Working Group described in Harold Blum's book Out There. According to Dames, the cover title of the group was "the Advanced Theoretical Physics Working Group"

According to Dames, many of the UFO sightings, including those at Area 51, are advanced man-made aircraft.
(Ed Dames interview on the Art Bell Show, 6/14/96) Ed Dames interview on the Art Bell Show, 1/30/97

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Ira Einhorn

Ira Einhorn

  • Philadelphia based hippie/new age guru.

  • Was arrested 3/28/79 for murdering his girlfriend, Holly Maddux, who was found stuffed in a trunk on Einhorn's porch.

  • He was defended in court by Arlen "Single Bullet" Specter. (Levy, Steven, The Unicorn's Secret, Prentice Hall Press, 1989, pg 20)

Einhorn jumped bail and fled to England, 1/13/81, then to Ireland. He left Ireland in 1986, and as of 1/96 his whereabouts were unknown. Click here for info from "Unsolved Mysteries".

The FBI announced on 6/16/97 that Einhorn had been located in France living under the name of Eugene Mallon, thanks to tips from "Unsolved Mysteries". Reportedly, he had been sentenced to life in absentia in 1993. As of this writing, extradition procedures are still in progress. Einhorn became interested in the paranormal around 1975, when he met Andrija Puharich, who became his mentor in this field. (Levy, pg 128-30)

Using his connections with Puharich, he formed what he called the "psychic mafia", which was a collection of researchers bent on bringing psychic and paranormal phenomena into the mainstream. He organized "Mind Over Matter" conference at Penn State University in late January, 1977. Attendees included Christopher Bird, Andrija Puharich, and Thomas Bearden. (Levy, pg 189)

Soon afterwards, Einhorn and the psychic mafia focused their attention on ELF mind control. (Levy, pg 190). He suggests that his murder charge could have been a set-up by the CIA or KGB for his interest in activities by America and Russia in the areas of psychic warfare, Tesla technology, and mind control. (Levy, pg 242) Puharich says that Einhorn's work wasn't important enough to elicit such a reaction. (Levy, pg 308)

Einhorn led seminars at the Esalen Institute and was involved with the Physics/Consciousness Research Group. He reportedly worked with Congressman Charlie Rose, a large supporter of psychic studies, on classified projects.

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Werner Erhard

Born Jack Rosenberg, Erhard is the founder of est (Erhard Seminar Training) and the Forum.

Erhard is a former Scientologist, and brought many of their tenants and methods with him to est. A shortcut to understanding est is to imagine Scientology, except replace "science fiction writer" with "encyclopedia salesman".

In the mid 1970s, Erhard financed Jack Sarfatti and the Physics/Consciousness Research Group, and was involved with Michael Murphy and the Esalen Institute. According to Sarfatti, Erhard gave funds to the SRI remote viewing project.
(Sarfatti, Jack, "In the Thick of It")

John Mack was formerly on the board of advisors for est. Erhard is thanked in the Acknowledgments page of Mind Reach, the book by Harold Puthoff and Russell Targ describing the remote viewing research done at SRI.

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Uri Geller

Click here for Geller's biography on his home page.

Geller was discovered by Andrijah Puharich, who brought him to the US for scientific studies. Under hypnosis by Puharich, Geller claimed that he received his powers from the Nine. Geller now seems to claim, in the Geller Effect, that his testimony was the result of False Memory, due to Puharich's suggestions and Geller's active imagination.

Geller was studied at SRI by Harold Puthoff and Russell Targ. While he was unable to bend metal without physical contact, Geller was allegedly successful in telepathy experiments involving copying drawings made by subjects. Geller also claims that he materialized a watch out of thin air at SRI, that it was filmed, but that this segment was never released to the public. (Geller, Uri and Playfair, Guy Lyon, The Geller Effect, Johnathan Cape, 1986, pg 39)

Sources that are positive towards these experiments include:

Skeptics have problems with these experiments, including flaws in statistical analysis and improper controls. Ray Hyman personally reviewed Geller, and his unfavorably conclusions caused DARPA to drop its funding.

Unfavorable reviews are included in:

While living in Israel, Geller allegedly worked for the Mossad and Shin Bet. (Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 133)

The SRI studies with Uri Geller (beginning 10/72) were funded by the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Reportedly, the CIA wanted SRI to evaluate Geller, to determine if he was genuine or, if not, how he cheats. Geller also claims to have briefed Israeli intelligence on the SRI studies. In the summer of 1973 a group of Israelis, supposedly military, showed up at SRI to ask if Geller was genuine. (Schnabel, 1997, pg 134)

After doing some experiments with Geller at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, some of the scientists began seeing strange "visions". The scientists were evaluated by CIA scientist "Richard Kennett" (probable aka Christopher Green), who had been involved with Geller's work at SRI. (Schnabel, 1997, 164-9)

October, 1973, did experiments with Eldon Byrd of the Naval Surface Weapons lab. Geller allegedly permanently bent a piece of nitinol metal, a feat impossible without applying great heat. (Byrd, Eldon, "Uri Geller's Influence on the Metal Alloy Nitinol", in The Geller Papers, Panati, Charles, ed., Houghton Mifflin Co., 1976, pg 67-73)

"Byrd said that Uri Geller put up $10,000 for his legal costs. Byrd and Geller are good friends, from back in the '70s.." (Farley, Dick, "False Memory Spindrome")

Geller claims that while in Mexico, he worked on behalf of "Mike", who was part of an inner circle of CIA psi believers. On Mike's request, Geller supposedly implanted thoughts in President Jimmy Carter's mind to support research for psychic phenomena. (Geller, 1986, chptr 3)

Psychically fixed electronic equipment for Nazi/NASA scientist Wernher von Braun. (Geller, 1986, pg 110-1) (Note: hardly evidence for pro-Nazi sentiment on the part of Geller, who is an Israeli)

1987, performed for Sen. Clairborne Pell. (Gardner, Martin, "Clairborne Pell: The Senator From Outer Space", Skeptical Inquirer, March/April 1996)

Geller is currently available as a business consultant (price: 1 million pounds) at Uri Geller Business Consultancy. He was involved with the Physics/Consciousness Research Group.

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Uri Geller Online: Geller's homepage.

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Dale Graff

Around late 1976 to 1977, Graff, then a physicist with the Air Force's Foreign Technology Division, gave a small contract to the SRI research team. Graff wanted to replicate some Soviet psi experiments done in submarines, as well as test the Soviet hypothesis that psi was transmitted via ELF (extremely low frequency) electromagnetic waves. These test were conducted in July, 1977, with the help of Stephan Schwartz.
(Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 206-7)

Graff was stationed at Wright Patterson-Air Force Base, and had taught a class on parapsychology at a local community college. He had also started a small, informal group of remote viewers at the base. (Schnabel, 1997, pg 217)

Graff had continued to task SRI on behalf of the Air Force for the next few years. In 1980, he won a fellowship for "exceptional analyst" within the intelligence community, and planned to spend two years off to conduct research in other laboratories: SRI, a psychokinesis lab at Princeton, a J.B. Rhine affiliated lab in Durham, NC, and a Department of Energy lab where microwave weapons were being studied. His fellowship was revoked by the office of the Air Force Chief of Staff, and with the encouragement of Jack Vorona, he retired from the Air Force and moved to the DIA, where he ran the Advanced Concepts Office. (Schnabel, 1997, pg 227-8, 334) Graff served briefly as the branch chief of the operational unit of Star Gate from around 1982 or 83 until he resigned in summer of 1993. (Schnabel, 1997, pg 381)

Graff is evidently now touring the new age conference circuit in some capacity.

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Dr. Christopher Green

[Left to right: Christopher Green/Richard Kennett, Pat Price, Harold Puthoff]

Director of General Motor's Biomedical Research department. Attended closed meetings with Dr. Igor Smirnov, under the auspices of his membership in the National Academy of Sciences panel on 21st Century Army Technologies. (Defense Electronics, 7/93. Reprinted in Flatland #11)

Formerly with the CIA, Dr. Green's work involved UFO research.

"Dr. Green attained a Ph.D. in Neurophysiology in 1969 and in1976 received his M.D., Doctor of Medicine, degree. Green was awarded the CIA's National Intelligence Medal for his work on a 'classified project' from 1979 to1983, precisely the years in which Maccabee was meeting with him at CIA headquarters. Green uses somewhat of a cover story to describe his CIA work, calling himself a 'Scientific Advisor on the Advisory Board to the Directorate of Intelligence, CIA.'"
(The Associated Investigators Group, "The Fund for CIA Research, or Who's Disinforming Who?")

"After I [Bruce Maccabee] discussed the NZ case one employee, Dr. Christopher "Kit" Green (KG), invited me to visit the CIA again a week or so later to have a general UFO discussion with him and a couple of other employees..."
(Bruce Maccabee's response to the AIR report)

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Keith Harary

Keith Harary is a clinical counselor and experimental psychologist who specializes in psi research, and in the psychology of cults, crisis intervention, and stress." Harary was a long time subject in the SRI remote-viewing study, starting in late 1979/early 1980.
(Targ, Russell and Harary, Keith, Mind Race, Villard Books, 1984, pg 7)

1979 - Director of Counseling at the Human Freedom Center (which was founded by former Peoples Temple members Jeannie and Al Mills. It was the Center which involved Congressman Leo Ryan in his investigation into Jim Jones' cult).
(Targ and Harary, pg 113)

In 1982, Harary left SRI and founded Delphi Associates with Russell Targ. Delphi Associates was a consultancy which sought to apply psi to finding oil, gas, etc. Using Harary as a viewer, they claimed to have successfully traded in the silver market. (Targ and Harary, pg 176)

Former researcher at the Maimondes Medical Center psi laboratory. (Targ and Harary, pg 228)

Harary met Hal Puthoff in 1979, and in 1980 joined the research project at SRI. In his early twenties at the time, Harary was the youngest remote viewer with the project. There was reportedly some tension between Harary and Ingo Swann, because Harary rejected Swann's methods, including coordinate remote viewing. (Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 258-61)

After Russell Targ left SRI, he and Harary toured the world, including travelling to many communist countries, which made some in the DIA very nervous.

Before officially leaving SRI, Harary, along with Targ and businessman Tony White, founded Delphi Associates. Their first project was to develop a psi-related game for Atari, but Atari went under before the deal was completed. Delphi then went on to try to predict silver futures on the market. After several reported successes, there were two misses, which scared off their investor. Each blamed each other for the failure, and the argument went public during a lecture Harary gave at the Esalen Institute. The feud continued into the 1990s. (Schnabel, 1997, pg 264-6)

Research director of the Institute for Advanced Psychology, San Francisco. Keith Harary is reportedly concentrating on his psychology career and shying away from parapsychology.

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Willis Harman

[Note: for some reason, Harman's name has been spelled Harmon in many places]

President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Co-founder of the World Business Academy. Former consultant to the White House's National Goals Research Staff. On Board of Directors of the Albert Hoffman Foundation. Director of the Center for the Study of Social Policy at SRI International. Former Director of the Educational Policy Research Center at SRI.

There is evidence that, while at SRI, Harman was at least interested in and knowledgeable of the remote-viewing program, even if he was not directly involved. He wrote the introduction to Mind Race, written by Russell Targ and Keith Harary, which dealt with the program. He referred to their research in some of his writings, and he's president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, which provided some of the projects early funding.

While an engineering professor at Stanford University, Harman led a 1962 conference on human potentiality at the Esalen Institute called "The Expanding Vision".
(Anderson, Walter Truett, The Upstart Spring, Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1983, pg 68)

It was also during this time that Harman was engaging in legal LSD research, and was involved with the government, probably through the International Foundation for Advanced Study, of which he was vice president. (Anderson, pg 108,142)

While at SRI, Harman hired Alfred Hubbard, officially as a security guard. His real duties were to administer LSD to political and business figures as part of Harman's Alternative Futures Project. (Fahey, Todd Brendan, The Original Captain Trips", High Times, November 1991)

In February, 1979, Harman attended an LSD reunion party, hosted by Dr. Oscar Janiger, along with Laura Huxley, Sidney Cohn, John Lilly, Alfred Hubbard, and Timothy Leary, among others. (Lee, Martin and Schlain, Bruce, Acid Dreams, Grove Press, 1985, 213)

Willis Harman died in April, 1997, of a brain tumor.

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Alfred Hubbard

Alfred Hubbard

[Hubbard on left, presumably while at SRI]

OSS officer in WWII. Hubbard first took LSD in 1951, and proceeded to turn on several individuals prominent in LSD research, including Dr. Humphrey Osmond, Myron Stolaroff, and Aldous Huxley, earning him the title of "the Johnny Appleseed of LSD".
(Lee, Martin and Schlain, Bruce, Acid Dreams, Grove Press, 1985, pg 44)

Hubbard later did undercover work for several agencies, including the FDA and FBI. He reportedly tried (and failed) to turn on J. Edgar Hoover. He introduced LSD to many high-ranking intelligence officers. In the early 1950's, he refused an offer to join the CIA. (Lee and Schlain, pg 52) In all, it is estimated that Hubbard introduced LSD to over 6,000 individuals. He worked until 1965 at the International Foundation for Advanced Study (mis-identified here, I think, as the International Federation for Advanced Studies)
(Fahey, Todd Brendan, The Original Captain Trips", High Times, November 1991)

Hubbard was hired by Willis Harman, then director of the Educational Policy Research Center at SRI to be a special investigative agent, earning $100 a day. Officially he was a security guard, although his actual duties included spying on the drug culture, which Hubbard, a political conservative, disdained. He stayed at SRI until the late 1970's. (Lee and Schlain, pg 198-9)

Fahey describes Hubbard's work at SRI differently, placing him with the Alternative Futures Project, which sought to turn on the world's political and business leaders. He left SRI in 1974, and died on August 31, 1982. (Fahey)

In February, 1979, Hubbard attended an LSD reunion party, hosted by Dr. Oscar Janiger, along with Laura Huxley, Sidney Cohn, John Lilly, Willis Harman, and Timothy Leary, among others. (Lee and Schlain, 213)

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Aldous Huxley

British author of Brave New World, which ranks with George Orwell's 1984 as the finest piece of dystopian literature.

Some (mainly Lyndon LaRouche and his followers) have charged that Huxley was a British intelligence agent, sent to revive the ancient Egyptian Isis cult, centering around the use of drugs. They also charge that Brave New World was a blueprint, rather than a warning. I doubt that these folks even read the book, much less the non-fiction follow up Brave New World Revisited, in which Huxley expresses his fears that the chemically controlled society in his book is becoming a reality. He did, however, see promise in LSD, mescaline, and other psychedelics for expanding human awareness.

Ironically, during his psychedelic experimentation in America (years before LSD or other drugs hit the subculture), he crossed paths with many figures in the CIA's MK-ULTRA program.

Huxley was turned on to mescaline by Dr. Humphrey Osmond, who in turn was introduced to the drug by Alfred Hubbard. Hubbard personally guided Huxley through his second mescaline trip and his first experience with LSD.

Huxley was also friends with Dr. Louis "Jolly" West, and suggested that West try combining LSD with hypnosis. (Lee, Martin and Schlain, Bruce, Acid Dreams, Grove Press, 1985, pg 46-8)

Huxley was also interested in parapsychology, and lectured on the topic at Duke University. It was at Duke where Huxley had contact with J.B. Rhine, who reportedly did experiments in psychic phenomena for the CIA and the Army. (Lee and Schlain, pg 48)

Helped to start up the Esalen Institute. Was reportedly friends with Andrijah Puharich.

Aldous Huxley: The Ultimate Revolution, March 20, 1962
A recorded lecture (UC Berkeley March 20, 1962) of Aldous Huxley (Brave New World) on the subject of "The Ultimate Revolution."

He talks about using terrorism to create willing slaves out of the Population Program  (click below control panel):




Additionally: Questions / Answers


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Ray Hyman

Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon and a well known skeptic.

In 1972, Hyman evaluated Uri Geller at SRI. His unfavorable conclusions caused ARPA to drop its funding of SRI's project.

In my opinion, Hyman's evaluation was flawed. By all indications, Hyman tested Geller using his own protocals, not that of the team at SRI. Therefore, any conclusion that the controls were inadequate reflects on Hyman's protocals, not SRI's.
(see Targ, Russell and Puthoff, Harold E, Mind-Reach, Delacorte Press, 1977, pg 172-3)

Founding member of CSICOP (The Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal) and an executive editor of CSICOP's magazine, "Skeptical Inquirer". A former board member of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation, Hyman reportedly left after Jennifer Freyd, the daughter of FMSF's executive directors Peter and Pamela Freyd, accused her parents of molesting her as a child.
(Constantine, Alex, Psychic Dictatorship in the USA, Feral House, 1995, pg 66)

On the National Research Council's committee on Enhancing Human Performance. Hyman evaluated parapsychology for the NRC. Hyman later gave a negative evaluation of the program for the American Institutes for Research in 1995.

Evaluation of Program on Anomalous Mental Phenomena

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C.B. Scott Jones

Scott Jones

"He served in Naval Intelligence for approximately 15 years, including assignments with Carrier Division 14, and as Assistant Naval Attache, New Delhi, India, and Kathmandu, Nepal in the 1960s. He collected intelligence and provided intelligence support throughout Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa."

"Jones has briefed the President's Scientific Advisory Committee, and has testified before House and Senate committees on intelligence matters."

Retired from the Navy around 1976 due to a parapsychological experience. After retiring, he worked for several companies, including R. F. Cross Associates, Ltd., and Kaman Tempo, a divison of Kaman Sciences. This work involved development in projects sponsored by the Defense Nuclear Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM).

Helped behind the scenes at the TREAT II conference (1/90, Blacksburg, Virginia campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University). TREAT was/is organized by Rima Laibow.

"As late as the summer of 1991, Jones and Laibow were planning a yachting excursion together with Col. John Alexander ... to investigate anomalies in the Bahamas."

"In 1989, MUFON appointed Jones as a Special Consultant in International Relations"

Involved in parapsychology conferences since (at least) the mid 70s

"Scott has been on the Board of Trustees of the American Society for Psychical Research (ASPR) since 1985, and now [1992] serves as its President."

Formed the Human Potential Foundation in 1989. Board members include Clark Sandground and Claiborne Pell.

"Scott often escorted Prince Hans-Adam of Liechtenstein, a very wealthy European with a long-standing interest in the paranormal. Together, they visited parapsychological laboratories and UFO conferences."

"Jones has conducted his own dolphin telepathy studies along with Colonel John Alexander and Theodore Rockwell, a prominent (Who's Who) nuclear engineer who has worked on naval nuclear propulsion systems and who also serves as vice president of the U.S. Psychotronics Association."

In his paper "Government UFO Connections" (included in "Phoenix in the Labyrinth), he claims to have no knowledge of government involvement in UFOs.

"Laibow, [Gen. Albert] Stubblebine and ufologist Victoria Lacas (with Jones in the shadows) toured Europe and the Soviet Union, where they have established a prodigious UFO/Psi network." (Durant, Robert J., "Will the Real Scott Jones Please Stand Up?", 1992)

Hosted a symposium for his employer, Kaman Tempo, entitled "Applications of Anomalous Phenomena" (Leesburg, Virginia, 11/30-12/1/83). The symposium was intended to bring government, academic, and military officials up-to-date information on private psi research. (Geller, Uri and Playfair, Guy Lyon, The Geller Effect, Johnathan Cape, 1986, pg 224-5)

"[Eldon] Byrd told me [Dick Farley] about it [Byrd's lawsuit w/ Randi] over dinner at C. B. "Scott" Jones home one evening of several we spent together back in '92 and '93 there."

Michael Persinger "is/was a big buddy of C. B. Jones (Jones says)". (Farley, Dick, "False Memory Syndrome")

Navy pilot and intelligence officer for forty years. Retains his security clearance. While a Navy attaché in India, he experienced an unknown paranormal event that "enabled me to do my intelligence assignment with much greater speed than one ordinarily expected." A believer in UFOs since he saw one duting the Korean war.

His book Phoenix in the Labyrinth reportedly deals with PSI-TECH a great deal. (Gardner, Martin, "Clairborne Pell: The Senator From Outer Space", Skeptical Inquirer, March/April 1996)

On the registration questionnaire for the 5/28/95 "When Cosmic Cultures Meet" conference, Jones asked attendees if they would consider taking a drug that would result in telepathic contact with aliens. (Chevalier, Remy, "When Cosmic Cultures Meet", Paranoia, Issue 10, pg 11)

While working for Sen. Pell, Jones was in contact with many psychics, and often put them in touch with intelligence agencies.
(Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 273)

In 1989, Scott claimed that the government probably didn't have a large parapsychology program (large meaning funding in the millions) apart from occasional application of research in the open literature by individuals with strong personal interests.
(Jones, C.B. Scott, "Essay Review of Psychic Warfare: Fact of Fiction?," Journal of Parapsychology, 6/89, pg 147)

This was after he himself was involved in such a program, so he would have known better.

In this essay, he also seems to doubt that the US could carry on a mind-control program (again), due to the checks and balances of our democratic system.

Jones has attended conferences in the former Soviet Union, where he was in contact with Christopher Bird (Jones, 1989, pg 144). His foundation is also involved with the research of Russian scientist Dr. Igor Smirnov.


(Durant, 1992)

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Richard Kennett

Richard Kennett is a pseudonym used by author Jim Schnabel in Remote Viewers (Dell, 1997) to describe a CIA scientist who worked with the remote viewing project. In the photo insert is a picture (above) of Kennett, Pat Price, and Harold Puthoff after a remote viewing experiment involving a glider. Elsewhere (example: Puthoff, Harold, "CIA-Initiated Remote Viewing Program at Stanford Research Institute", Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 10, No. 1, Spring 1996), the man on the left is identified as Chistopher Green. As there can't be too many scientists at the CIA with an interest in the paranormal with this name, I feel safe in guessing that the two are the same, although I haven't absolutely confirmed it. At any rate, here is the information on "Richard Kennett", all from Remote Viewers.

In spring, 1973, he was an analyst with the CIA's Office of Scientific Intelligence with a Ph.D. in neurophysiology. "Within a decade, Kennett would be the assistant national intelligence officer for chemical and biological warfare issues". His work concentrated on evaluating the health of foreign officials, but he also explored the fringes of medicine and psychology. It was under these circumstances that he challenged Hal Puthoff's research at SRI, although he was not officially controlling the contract. (pg 104-6)

The initial challenge was to view a secret microwave receiving station. [This controversial experiment is dealt with at length here. According to Schnabel's information, this would make Kennett the "east coast challenger" from Mind Reach]. Kennett, as well as the team at SRI, were reportedly investigated by the Defense Investigative Service after the viewing.

Kennett was also involved with the experiments with Uri Geller. (pg 139) Kennett was also called in to look at the scientists at Lawrence Livermore national laboratory who began to see "visions" after experimenting with Geller. (pg 166-9)

Kennett left the CIA around 1985. (pg 317)

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Sam Koslov

Around 1976, Koslov, as the scientific assistant to the secretary of the Navy, was being briefed on various contracts the Navy held, including one for SRI. The section describing the contract at SRI was headed "ELF AND MIND CONTROL" (ELF stands for extremely-low frequency). Reportedly, Koslov was upset by the label, and cancelled the contract with SRI. "I don't believe it's the function of the military to support parapsychology."

(Wilhelm, John, "Psychic Spying?", Washington Post 8/7/77, B5)

According to another account, the heading was "Sensing of Remote EM sources (Physiological Correlates)". According to this account, Koslov thought the project dealt with mind control, and looked into the contract in more detail. He found that it dealt with psychic research, which upset him as well, and ordered the contract to be cancelled.

(Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers, Dell, 1997, pg 206)

Either Wilhelm paraphrased and misinterpreted the section heading on the briefing, or the story was sanitized somewhere along the line before reaching Schnabel's book. In either case, the Navy continued to fund psychic research (Wilhelm, 1977), and has been one of the biggest funders of research related to electronic mind control.

In 1965, Koslov, then a physicist at the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), suggested to Charles Weiss, head of security at the State Department, that a "a sober and systematic program of research" look into the "Moscow Signal", which was caused by microwave radiation being beamed into the Moscow American Embassy. This program eventually evolved into Project Pandora, America's first research program into the possible offensive, anti-personnel use of non-ionizing microwave radiation.
(Steneck, Nicholas H., The Microwave Debate, The MIT Press, 1984, pg 94-5)

By the 1980's, Koslov was working with the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, where he continued to study the effects of electromagnetic radiation on humans. He is currently the vice president of the Maryland Microscopical and Scientific Instrument Society.

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Ken Kress

An engineer with the CIA's Office of Technical Services. Kress brought the first CIA remote viewing research contract to SRI in 1972, and occasionally gave coordinates for remote viewing experiments. When SRI remote viewer Pat Price went to work directly for the CIA, Kres was his handler.
(Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 176)

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Rima Laibow

Psychiatrist, deals with purported UFO abductees. Laibow clims to be an abductee herself. Previously associated with Budd Hopkins. Organizer of TREAT (Treatment and Research of Experienced Anomalous Trauma). Married to Gen. Albert Stubblebine.

"As late as the summer of 1991, [C.B. Scott] Jones and Laibow were planning a yachting excursion together with Col. John Alexander to investigate anomalies in the Bahamas."

"Laibow, Stubblebine and ufologist Victoria Lacas (with Jones in the shadows) toured Europe and the Soviet Union, where they have established a prodigious UFO/Psi network."

(Durant, Robert J., "Will the Real Scott Jones Please Stand Up?")

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"Dyadic Repair: A Clinical Approach to Autistic Recovery and Prodigy Retrieval", Subtle Energies, vol 1, #2, 1990

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John Lilly

John Lilly and Burgess Meredith

John Lilly and Burgess Meredith

In 1952, during the CIA's MK-ULTRA mind control program, Lilly briefed the intelligence community on his work to map out the brains of animals using implanted electrodes. He abandoned this line of work because he felt it was unethical.

In 1952 he studied the effects of sensory deprivation tanks, and also briefed the intelligence community with his progress. Lilly refused to let any of his work be classified, and ended up leaving the National Institute of Health when he found that he could not work without the interference of the government.
(Marks, John, The Search for the Manchurian Candidate, Times Books, 1979, pg 142-4)

While experimenting with sensory deprivation and LSD and ketamine, Lilly came to believe that he was in psychic contact with the aliens of what he called the Earth Coincidence Control Office. The aliens were guiding events in Lilly's life to lead him to work with dolphins, which were psychic conduits between aliens and humans. The aliens are acting for the survival of organic lifeforms against artificial intelligences, called solid state lifeforms.
(Lilly, John, The Scientist, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1978)

While Lilly implies that he left the NIH because of unethical government interference, his Communications Research Institute (founded in the 1958 to study dolphins) was partially funded by the Air Force, NASA, NIHM, the National Science Foundation, and the Navy. He was assisted in this work by Gregory Bateson.
(Lipset, David, Gregory Bateson: The Legacy of a Scientist, Prentice Hall, 1980, pg 241)

In February, 1979, Lilly attended an LSD reunion party, hosted by Dr. Oscar Janiger, along with Laura Huxley, Sidney Cohn, Willis Harman, Alfred Hubbard, and Timothy Leary, among others. (Lee, Martin and Schlain, Bruce, Acid Dreams, Grove Press, 1985, 213)

Scientific Briefs here for a complete chronology of Lilly's life, and here for an interview. I've found three John Lilly web sites, listed here in descending order of authorization.

Earth Coincidence Control Officer John Lilly

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Bruce Maccabee

Web Site

"Dr. Maccabee has been a Research Physicist at the Naval Surface Weapons Center in Silver Spring, Maryland since 1972. His work has centered on high power lasers, underwater sound, and the Ballistic Missile Defense. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the American University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Maccabee was a member of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena. In 1975, he joined MUFON and was appointed State Director for Maryland and a Consultant in Photo Analysis and Laser Physics.

In 1979, Dr. Maccabee and other ufologists established The Fund for UFO Research, where he continues to serve on the national board. His UFO investigations, include the McMinnville photos of 1950, the Gemini II astronaut photos, the New Zealand sightings, the Japan Airlines sighting, the Gulf Breeze case, and others. In 1993, he provided a briefing paper on UFOs for the President's science advisor. He conducted historical research and was the first to obtain the "flying disc file" for the FBI."

(biographical data from The National Institute for Discovery Sciences)

Maccabee has recently worked with The National Institute for Discovery Sciences, and probably worked with or near Eldon Byrd, as the two both worked at the Naval Surface Weapons Center at the same time.

In an article entitled "The Fund for CIA Research, or Who's Disinforming Who?", the anonymous authors (the Associated Investigators Group) accuse Maccabee of working with the CIA, providing them with information, and letting the CIA affect his leadership in FUFOR. According to the article, Maccabee's main contact with the CIA was through Dr. Christopher Green.

In a written response, Maccabee rebuts that most of his contacts with the CIA have been in the context of his work with the Navy, and are unrelated to his UFO research. He says that he did give CIA employees informal lectures at the request of Ron Pandolfi, but that the CIA has never attempted to influence his research.

"I never contacted any companies. What I did was tell Jack Acuff, Director of NICAP at the time, that I would like to speak to experts in the field of radar. He, in turn, put me in contact with a scientist, Dr. Gordon MacDonald, at the MITRE corporation. I was invited to discuss the NZ sightings with him and several other scientists at MITRE in McLean, Va. and I did (and they generally agreed with my conclusions). Then, a week or so later, I learned that MacDonald had contacted a man at the CIA who contacted me and offered to provide technical consultation if I would provide a briefing to some CIA employees. At first I was leery of doing anything with the CIA, but I knew they had radar experts, so I stipulated that if they would give me some feedback I'd tell them what I know. So I briefed them and I received some helpful comments..."

"After I discussed the NZ case one employee, Dr. Christopher "Kit" Green (KG), invited me to visit the CIA again a week or so later to have a general UFO discussion with him and a couple of other employees..."

"After that last meeting with KG in the spring of 1979 I didn't see him again and had no contact with the agency until June, 1984 when I was contacted by Dr. Ronald Pandolfi regarding my Navy work. He had been tracking developments by the "other side" in that field of research and wanted to know what the US state of the art was."
(Bruce Maccabee's response to the AIR report)

Review of Bruce Maccabee's UFO FBI Connection: The Secret History of the Government's Cover-Up by John Alexander, Ph.D.

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John Mack

Interview with John Mack Psychiatrist, Harvard University According to Dick Farley, former aide to C.B. Scott Jones, Laurance Rockefeller funnelled "$194,000 to Mack's Harvard- affiliated 'Center for Psychology and Social Change,' via the Washington, D.C. chartered 'Human Potential Foundation, Inc.' in the 1993-1994 period. Mack's group then started 'PEER' (Program for Exceptional Experience Research) and operated an 'alien abductee support group' who, among other functions they served, became fodder for Dr. Mack's 1994 'Abductions.'"

(Click here for Farley's post)

According to Donna Bassett, who infiltrated Mack's abductee support group, the Center for Psychology and Social Change (co-founded by Robert Jay Lifton) receives $250,000 a year from Rockefeller. Rockefeller also gave $194,000 to PEER (Program for Extraordinary Experience Research), along with various other donations. According to Bassett, Mack claims to have received funding from an ex-CIA source.

Mack was reportedly heavily involved in the Russian/American exchange at the Esalen Institute.

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Edwin May

Joined the SRI remote viewing program in 1976. He became head of the program after Hal Puthoff left in 1985. He continued his work as director at SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation) when the research program moved in 1991.

May left SAIC on 11/28/95. He is a frequent contributor to the Journal of Parapsychology, and is currently with the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory of Palo Alto, California, which he founded at SRI.

"Through the years, I have presided over 70% of the project's $20M funding and been responsible for over 85% of the data collected under US Government contracts."
(Interview with Ed May)

SIGHTINGS ON THE RADIO Interview with Joe McMoneagle and Ed May 03-02-97

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