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Joseph McMoneagle

Joe McMoneagle

In 1978 "he was assigned to the Headquarters of U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) in Arlington, Virginia, where he culminated his career acting as a Special Projects Intelligence Officer with the 902nd Military Intelligence Group for the remainder of his service."

He retired in 1984.

"Many unusual experiences have formed the foundation of his present company, Intuitive Intelligence Applications. A near-death experience (NDE), a UFO sighting, and numerous spontaneous out-of-body (OBE) episodes have caused him to spend the larger portion of his life seeking more effective answers to questions concerning reality. He became interested in remote viewing after participating in experiments at SRI International in California."

"Joe is currently working on his next project, 'Expectations From the Year 3000'" ("Who is Joseph McMoneagle?", from the Controlled Remote Viewing Home Page)

"I, Joseph W. McMoneagle, hold the distinction of being the only Remote Viewer associated with the 'Project' from its formalization under INSCOM as GRILLFLAME (mid-1978) throughout and until its termination as Project STARGATE (in 1995)" Viewer number #001/372.

McMoneagle refutes many of claims made by Ed Dames, concerning his position and length of service in the remote-viewing program.

(McMoneagle, Joe, A Response to Ed Dame's Statement on CRV")

"I employed Joe in a number of operations, ca. 1980-82, while serving as an intelligence targeting officer at levels of DoD much higher than McMoneagle (or Buchanan) ever dreamed of having access to. However, since he is not trained, Joe has difficulty in recognizing when imagination begins to start slipping into his perceptions."

(Dames, Ed, "Will the Real Lyn Buchanan Please Sit Down")

Currently a research associate at Cognitive Sciences Laboratory.

McMoneagle worked as a consultant to SRI and SAIC. In 1984, he received the Legion of Merit award for excellence in intelligence service. According to his citation, quoted by Ed May, "He served most recently as a Special Project Intelligence Officer for SSPD, SSD, and 902d MI group ... While with SSPD, he used his talents and expertise in the execution of more than 200 missions, addressing over 150 essential elements of information."
(May, Edwin, "The American Institutes of Research Review of the Department of Defense's Star Gate Program: A Commentary", Journal of Parapsychology, Vol 60, Mar/96)

"I can tell you that I participated in over 350 separate cases like the [Iran] hostage situation and was accurate at least 86 percent of the time."

Question: "Joe, are you still doing any work involving remote viewing of future technologies... and can you share any of that with us?"
Joe McMoneagle: "Yes, I'm still working with the lab at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas... All I can say is that we are still building the machine, but don't quite know what it will do yet." He is working at this project with Dean Radin.  (Compuserve On Line Conversation w/ Joe McMoneagle, 1/4/96)

In McMoneagle's book, Mind Trek (Hampton Roads, 1993), he offers one of the better descriptions of how remote viewing is supposed to work. The historical details are a bit trickier, as it was published two years before the CIA admitted to having supported the program.

In July, 1970, McMoneagle had a near death experience while stationed in Germany. Afraid of ridicule, he did not mention the experience for several years.

SIGHTINGS ON THE RADIO Talks about remote viewing, near-death experiences, the future, and about his book MIND TREK: Exploring Consciousness, Time and Space Through REMOTE VIEWING

There are several problems trying to form a timeline for the period when McMoneagle joined the remote viewing program. According to his book, this chain of events started in 1979 when he read Robert Monroe's book Journeys Out of the Body (pg 40). When a neighbor saw him reading the book, he offered him a copy of one of Puthoff's papers on remote viewing.

"My job in Washington, D.C., had much to do with sub-contract management for major ongoing projects in military research and development." (pg 41)

As a part of his duties, he often travelled to the West Coast, and in October, 1978 (pg 43), he took a leave of absence to spend in Menlo Park. During this time, he met Dr. Hal Puthoff and his colleagues at SRI in July, 1979 (pg 26), and became involved with their experiments in remote viewing, the first of which is dated June 4th, 1978 (pg 46).

I don't know what to make of these glaring inconsistencies in the timeline. It is probably a combination of poor editing by the publisher and a difficulty in keeping his cover story straight. As McMoneagle was assigned with INSCOM in 1978, the same year INSCOM began its operational remote viewing unit codenamed GRILL FLAME, I have difficulty accepting that McMoneagle heard of the SRI experiments from a neighbor, and started his work with SRI on his own initiative and in an unofficial capacity. I don't know if and how he has revised his story as to how he became involved in the program, other than to say that he was involved in the official program.

Elsewhere, in a frequently asked questions section of his book, McMoneagle openly denies that the Army was involved in remote viewing.

"I spent my entire career, twenty years, in Army Intelligence and Security. Most of my assignments were overseas and most of the jobs were classified. My interest in remote viewing was something that I had to pursue on my own and my early retirement from the service was a direct result of that interest."

He elaborates in a follow-up question: "You mean you didn't do remote viewing in the Army?"

"That would imply the United States Army has an open attitude regarding psychic functioning, which it doesn't. There is very little in the Army which is conducive to remote viewing or its function." (pg 221)

While he doesn't exactly say "no" in his answer, I consider it misleading enough to be a denial. Also, his denial is given voluntarily, and was not coerced in the context of something like an interview. While it would have been illegal for him to reveal classified information, I think it would have been just as easy for him to have omitted the topic rather than providing disinformation.

In October, 1965, McMoneagle witnessed a UFO while stationed in the Bahamas (pg 219). Later, in the 1980s, he remote viewed the face on Mars, and claims to have contacted Martians who were trying to survive an environmental cataclysm of their planet. His claims mirror those of Ed Dames and Courtney Brown. (Chapter 16)

McMoneagle has done experiments in remote viewing and out of body experiences with Robert Monroe at the Monroe Institute.

In an interview with Magical Blend, McMoneagle repeats the story about going to SRI under his own initiative, and again gives a misleading answer regarding the military's involvement:

"[Question:] You were with Military Intelligence in the Army. Did you ever use your psychic abilities in your military career?

Joseph McMoneagle: I think that I've used these abilities all my life, but in such a natural way that it would be very difficult to specify when and where."

After retiring from the Army in September, 1984, McMoneagle worked as a consultant for SRI and the Monroe Institute.

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Edgar Mitchell

Edgar Mitchell was the sixth astronaut to walk on the moon. What makes him interesting is a cosmic consciousness experience he has on his return flight to earth. What also makes him interesting is he straddles the world between hard science and the flakes, irritating both sides.

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Robert Monroe

  • Founder and director of the Monroe Institute.

  • Robert Monroe died in 1995.

  • Former Vice President and Board Member of the Mutual Broadcasting System, and founder of Monroe Industries, which owned and operated several radio stations.

  • In 1956, he began investigating sleep-learning.

  • His research in out-of-body experiences began in 1958.

  • He founded the Monroe Institute in 1974.

  • (Biography of Robert Allan Monroe)

Quoted from Susan Blackmore's Beyond the Body

The earliest account I have found of Monroe's experiences is in Andrijah Puharich's book Beyond Telepathy (Dartman, Longman & Todd, 1962). According to this account, Monroe (under the name Bob Rame) triggered his out-of-body experiences by huffing cans of cement containing ether (pg 67-78). Later accounts exclude this detail, but the rest of the story is essentially the same (see Blackmore, Susan, Beyond the Body, Granada Publishing, 1982, pg 40-44, excerpt)

Note: I have heard that James Monroe is the father of Robert Monroe, but I have been unable to confirm it. The two seemed to be too close in age, and Monroe's father is described as a University professor. But here is some info anyway:

James Monroe studied North Korean brainwashing victims for the Air Force. Later, he became Executive Director of the Human Ecology Society, which was a primary funding conduit for the CIAs MK-ULTRA mind control program, and received 90% of its funds from the agency. James Monroe personally supervised the work of Dr. Ewen Cameron, whose psychic driving and coma "therapy" techniques were among the worst of MK-ULTRA's legacy.
(Marks, John, The Search for the Manchurian Candidate, Times Books, 1979, pg 155)

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Major David Morehouse

David Morehouse

  • Military remote viewer with the INSCOM/DIA program.

  • Morehouse served from 1988-90 at Ft. Meade during SUN STREAK.

  • Formerly an employee of PSI-TECH, 1992.

"David A. Morehouse, Ph.D. is a former Army major who resigned from service in 1994. He was an Infantry officer; aide to two commanding generals, airborne company commander and a Ranger company commander. Just prior to his resignation he served as a battalion executive officer to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and as the Deputy G3 of the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a member of SUN STREAK as a remote viewer for twenty-five months circa 1988 to 1990."

"He is the author of PEACE QUEST: Visions of Future War by Greenwood Publishing Group, a book detailing the employment of nonlethal weaponry and technology using various fictional scenarios to template world events."

"He recently contracted with Hanna Barbera to produce a children's cartoon series. The series (working title) titled 'Peace Force: The Avalon Odyssey' involves a space federation that employs non-lethal weaponry in defense of the inhabitants of the galaxy. Negotiations for development of non-lethal computer gaming for children are currently underway."

"He works with Paraview, Inc., as the Vice President For Development. Paraview is a television and film production company & literary agency based in Manhattan, New York." ("Who is Dave Morehouse Ph.D.?")

"After being shot in the head by a Jordanian M-60 round, Morehouse said he began to experience visions and out-of-body experiences. Not long afterward, he reports that he was enrolled in a secret Pentagon program where he worked as a remote viewer, training to visualize images and information about American military enemies."

"Morehouse eventually decided to stop using his psychic powers for military purposes after participating in a secret program designed to send 'malicious brain waves' to individual U.S. enemies, including Saddam Hussein during the Gulf War. The brain waves were intended to induce in their target confusion, disorientation and death."

"David Morehouse was discharged from the military after refusing to use his psychic powers as a weapon. He claims the government harassed him and his family after he tried to strike a deal with corporations and Hollywood to find a more positive outlet for his purported psychic capabilities." (ParaScope Staff, "Psychic Soldier Writes Book About Psy-Ops Warfare")

According to Ed Dames:

"Morehouse was assigned to the unit for a relatively short period of time, after which he received a Less Than Honorable Discharge, (being brought up on a series of charges--including rape--that could have potentially landed him in Leavenworth prison). Desperate for money, "Dr." Morehouse (now a "mail order Ph.D."), is marketing this outright fabrication to Hollywood, telling of how the military tried to "kill him" to stop him from going public."

(Dames, Ed, "Will the Real Lyn Buchanan Please Sit Down")

However, according to writer Jim Schnabel,

"in civilian life, what Morehouse had allegedly done was not even legally punishable.."

"The Fort Bragg prosecutors made the charges sound fearsome: adultery, sodomy, communicating a threat, conduct unbecoming an officer, and larceny (regarding a computer that Morehouse had "borrowed" from Fort Leavenworth and then loaned to Angela). All in all, however, it wasn't such a high stakes case. It boiled down to a jilted girlfriend, and an officer who did a good job at work but had a habit of over-manipulating people and couldn't keep his pants zipped. ("He's got too many -- what is it? X genes or something?" Ed Dames told me at the time.)"

(Schnabel, Jim, "An American Hero: The Truth About Dave Morehouse and Psychic Warrior (Part 2)")

According to Morehouse, "all charges and allegations were unsubstantiated and unproven." Also, he notes that his doctorate was not a "mail order Ph.D." as Dames claims, and that he studied for it.
(E-Mail from Morehouse, 11/27/96)

While it seems he didn't just mail a check for his PhD (the way I got my ordination), LaSalle University is an unaccredited correspondence college.

Morehouse participate in Lyn Buchanan's Assigned Witness Program. According to an article by Richard Heinberg, Morehouse was a Ranger company commander, and a Special Operations infantry officer. He was shot in the head (which was protected by a helmet) while serving in Jordan in 1987, which caused him to experience visions and out-of-body experiences.

After recovering, Morehouse was recruited into an intelligence unit called Royal Cape, which sought to support covert operations in foreign countries. When he revealed his strange experiences during psychological evaluations, he was recruited into the operational unit of the remote-viewing program.

Morehouse claims that he left the program because he felt that remote viewing should be used for the good of mankind and should not be kept secret. He describes possible uses of the phenomena as finding a cure for cancer or AIDS (to my knowledge, Morehouse has discovered neither since going private).

After leaving the program and joining the regular Army (1992 in this article, 1990 everywhere else), Morehouse claims he was harassed by the Army, including a murder attempt when a power generator was brought into his house and released carbon monoxide gasses. He was brought up on charges in 1993 (see above).

"He was briefly hospitalized and given antipsychotic drugs". In December, 1994, he resigned and was given an "other than honorable" discharge. (Heinberg, Richard, "Memoirs of a Psychic Spy", Intuition Magazine, #13, 10/96, pg 19)

David Morehouse's 1996 book, Psychic Warrior (St. Martin's Press, 1996), recounts his experience with operational unit while at Ft. Meade. In the Author's Note, Morehouse admits that many of the events were simplified for literary purposes. While it may make for smoother reading, it makes the work useless as research tool.

According to Lyn Buchanan, many of the events acted out by people who wish to remain anonymous were attributed to others who have come forward (click here for his comments). However, there are at least two instance (viewing of a downed Korean airliner and working on book with Jim Marrs) in which (I believe) Mel Riley's name was used in place of Ed Dames. This in spite of the fact that Dames has come forward; I suspect that the replacement was due more to their ongoing feud than to any respect for anonymity.

There are two other major differences between Morehouse's account and the accounts of others. The first deals with secrecy. I would have to agree with John Alexander that the remote viewing project was "one of the worst kept secrets in the military". (Alexander, John, "Review of Psychic Warrior")

Morehouse describes various forms of harassment he suffered at the hands of the military because he was working on a book about remote viewing. These include burglaries, being followed, an attempted murder of him and his family, being drugged while in a mental institution, and a court martial. Addressing the fact that none of the other viewers received such treatment (even though many went "public" long before Morehouse's book was released), Morehouse claims that he was singled out because he was in active duty while the others had since retired.

This would be true as far as the court martial is concerned, but the rest of the harassment was extra-legal, and as such there would be no reason to stick to the rules. Also, there would have been plenty of opportunity for the military to threaten the other viewers with violating various secrecy oaths. As far as I have seen, no such threats have been made, and the extent to which the viewers have kept their secrets have been by voluntary effort.

The other major distinction lies in the nature of remote-viewing. Morehouse's account is closer to an out-of-body experience (alternatively called Experiential Remote Viewing) than remote viewing. I believe that Morehouse uses this approach because it is more interesting from a literary perspective.

(see also, Schnabel, Jim, "An American Hero: The Truth About Dave Morehouse and Psychic Warrior" - Part I see also, Schnabel, Jim, "An American Hero: The Truth About Dave Morehouse and Psychic Warrior" Part II)

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Gordon Novel

  • CIA employee as of at least 1963.

  • Was alleged to have been seen with Jack Ruby at Ruby's Carousel Club.

  • According to researcher Paris Flammonde, he was friends with Dave Ferrie (Ferrie, as well as being up to where his eyebrows would have been in the Kennedy assassination, was a practitioner of hypnosis and black magic) and knew Lee Harvey Oswald.

  • He was an employee of the Double-Chek Corporation and the Evergreen Advertising Agency (both CIA fronts).
    (Benson, Michael, "Who's Who in the JFK Assassination", Carol Publishing Group, 1993, pg 317-8)

"In his youth, Gordon Novel belonged to a neo-Nazi group and was arrested and charged with bombing a Metarie, Louisiana, theater that admitted blacks. Later, he sold spy devices in New Orleans. Gordon Novel claimed he worked with the Cuban Revolutionary Front during the Bay of Pigs, as a Director of the CIA proprietary, the Evergreen Advertising Agency, and had created cryptographic messages for the CIA."

In 1967, the CIA reported that they never utilized either Novel or the Evergreen Advertising Agency. (Weberman, AJ; Nodule 24 - Page 19) ,

During New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison's investigation of the Kennedy assassination, Novel was recommended to him by one of Garrison's political supporters, automobile dealer Willard Robertson. Novel was then an anti-eavesdropping expert, and Garrison was reportedly worried about FBI surveillance. Novel told Garrison about Dave Ferrie's arms pickup in Louisiana to arm anti-Castro Cuban exiles. (Epstein, Edward Jay, The Assassination Chronicles, Caroll & Graf, 1992, pg 197-8)

More details of this burglary can be found at Nodule 24 - Page 20

When information regarding Garrison's investigation was leaked to NBC reporters, Garrison suspected Novel, and Novel was subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury. Novel instead fled to Ohio, where he was arrested on burglary charges Garrison had filed accusing Novel of participating with Ferrie in the arms pickup.

"After some initial reluctance, Ohio Governor James Rhodes finally agreed to extradite Novel to Louisiana if Garison would complete the papers within sixty days," which Garrison reportedly never bothered to do.

Later, Garrison would claim that people in high places, up to and including President Lyndon Johnson, were preventing him from obtaining his witnesses. (Epstein, 1992, pg 248) During this time, Novel became an informant for the FBI regarding the Garrison investigation. (Weberman, AJ; Nodule 24 - Page 20)

After fleeing New Orleans in March, 1967, a note was found in his apartment:

""Dear Mr. Weiss: This letter is to inform you that District [sic] Jim Garrison has subpoenaed myself and an associate to testify before this Grand Jury on matters which may be classified Top Secret. Actions of individuals connected with Double Chek Corporation in Miami in first quarter of 1961. Our connection and activity of that period involves individuals presently about to be indicted as conspirators in Mr. Garrison's investigation. We have temporarily avoided one subpoena...we want out of this thing before Thursday, March 1967...

I have been questioned extensively by local FBI recently as to whether or not I was involved with Double Chek's parent holding corporation at the time. My reply on five queries was negative... Our attorneys and others are in possession of complete sealed files containing all information concerning matter. In the event of our sudden departure, either accidental or otherwise, they are instructed to simultaneously release same for public scrutiny..." (Weberman, AJ; Nodule 24 - Page 22)

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Brendan O'Regan

Deceased. Former consultant to the Center for the Study of Social Policy at SRI, associate editor of the International Journal of Psychoenergetic Systems, research coordinator for Buckminster Fuller, and research director of the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

According to Jack Sarfatti, he was part of a "very very sophisticated and successful covert psychological warfare operation run by the late Brendan O'Regan of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the late Harold Chipman who was the CIA station chief responsible for all mind-control research in the Bay Area in the 70's." (Sarfatti, Jack, "Quantum Quackers")

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Ron Pandolfi

"Pandolphi is a PhD in physics and works at the Rocket and Missile section of the Office of the Deputy Director of Science and Technology, CIA." Aviary, codename: Pelican

(Victorian, Armen, "Non-Lethality: John B. Alexander, The Pentagon's Penguin", Lobster Magazine, 6/93)

In 1987, Pandolfi invited UFOlogist Bruce Maccabee "to give a general lecture to [CIA] employees on UFOs and MJ-12". (Maccabee's response to AIR)

Pandolfi had tried unsuccesfully for years to gain access to the DIA's remote viewing program. He was thwarted by Dale Graff and Jack Verona, who kept him off the clearance list in fears that Pandolfi wnted to shut the program down. (Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 347)

Reportedly friends with John Alexander. Executive Director of TACP -Technology Assisted Counter Poaching Network (1911 N. Fort Myer Drive, Suite 408, Arlington, VA 22209. Voice: 703-243-6613, Fax: 703-243-6619, Web site, "Dr. Ron Pandolfi is a senior project director with broad expertise on the most advanced surveillance technologies supporting law enforcement and national security issues." TACP utilizes ground-sensor technology to detect poachers.

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 Sen. Clairborne Pell

  • Senator from Rhode Island.

  • Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Club of Rome.

  • Along with Charlie Rose, Pell is one of Washington's biggest supporters of psychic research.

  • In1988 he introduced a bill to get government funding for the new age group the National Committee on Human Resources (Al Gore was a co-sponsor).

  • On the advisory board of the International Association of Near-Death Studies, and on the board of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the Human Potential Foundation.

1987, was given a demonstration by Uri Geller. James "The Amazing" Randi was supposedly able to duplicate his feats using trickery. Geller claims to have helped Pell during one election campaign by beaming positive energy at him.

For seven years employed C.B. Scott Jones as an aide. (Gardner, Martin, "Clairborne Pell: The Senator From Outer Space", Skeptical Inquirer, March/April 1996) Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. Pell was a close friend of BCCI figure Clark Clifford. (Truell, Peter and Gurwin, Larry, False Profits, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992, pg 240)

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Michael Persinger

Michael Persinger

"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."

"He was previously funded by Navy, and is/was a big buddy of C. B. Jones (Jones says) and other gov't signal propagation experts...for whom Persinger does/did work on "receptivity" and neuro-effects of external signals." (Farley, Dick, "False Memory Spindrome")

"..did research on the effects of electromagnetic radiation on the brain for a Peentagon weapons project".
Former boss - Jack Verona (Brandt, Daniel, Mind Control and the Secret State)

"My research has not been 'funded by U.S. interests'. All of the money for our human research for the last 30 years has been from my personal income as a professor. The only funding ($10,000) we ever obtained from the U.S. was from the U.S. Navy, thanks to Eldon Byrd, to evaluate the effects of 0.5 Hz rotating magnetic fields upon the degranulation of mast cells in the rat brain. The effect was small but statistically significant." (Letter to Wes Thomas, 1/6/99)

Persinger feels that he is able to replicate alien abduction and other supernatural phenomena through the use of three solenoids (attached to a modified motorcycle helmet) passing a magnetic pulse through the frontal lobes of the brain.

Solenoids are called "magnetic coils" by psychiatrists, who use them as a non-intrusive alternative to implantable electrodes for stimulating the brain. (see Hallett, Mark and Cohen, Leonardo, "Magnetism: a New Method for Stimulation of Nerve and Brain", JAMA, 7/28/89, pg 530)

By controlling the nature of the magnetic fields, causing them to simulate brain patterns, Persinger is able to stimulate strong emotions and hallucinations, including the illusion of touch and movement. (Blackmore, Susan, "Alien Abduction: The Inside Story", New Scientist, 11/19/94, pg 29-31. Persinger is shown demonstrating this device on the British TV show Horizon entitled "Close Encounters", written and narrated by Susan Blackmore. For their efforts, both Persinger and Blackmore have been accused of being in the Aviary.)

In his studies of the paranormal and false memory, Persinger has used the Monroe Institute's hemisync tapes. There are several problems I have with this and other studies:

Persinger doesn't mention brain entrainment in reference to the Hemisync tapes. (Brain entrainment is the process in which strobe lights or binaural beats force the brain into copying the frequency of the stimuli, changing the state of brain wave patterns). Persinger feels that the tapes work by introducing the left brain into the right. The left brain is a stranger to the right, causing the subject to feel a "sense of presence" (i.e. the feeling that there is a person or spirit next to the subject, which Persinger feels can lead to an illusion of aliens or religious experiences). Problem is, the two halves of the brain aren't strangers, and the corpus callosum passes information between them within milliseconds.

Persinger also doesn't adequately explain how the ELF (extremely low frequency) electrical emissions caused by earthquakes and magnetic storms can cause the complex reactions replicated by his solenoid experiments. Persinger has done extensive testing on the psychological effects of ELF waves, and I have not seen any that came close to the experiences of Susan Blackmore.

In an attempt to describe how ELF waves can cause hallucinations, he refers to experiments done by Allen Frey, who discovered that some people could hear radar inside their heads. Problem is, Frey was working with microwaves, not ELF waves. The two are literally miles apart.

On the Board of Advisors for the False Memory Syndrome Foundation. Informal advisor to SRI's remote viewing program.

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Pat Price

Pat Price

Left to right: Christopher Green, Pat Price, and Hal Puthoff

Price has several unusual beliefs, including the idea that he could control the weather and alter traffic signals with his mind. He also believed that aliens had established bases on Mars and under the Earth's surface. (Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 117-8)

In the fall of 1974, Price left SRI to fill a position as president of a Huntington, WV coal company (which had Scientology connections). During this time, he worked directly for the CIA, with Ken Kress as his handler. (Schnabel, 1997, pg 275-6)

In July, 1975, Price decided to quit his position with the coal company and return to SRI. He stopped at Las Vegas on his return trip, and died of a heart attack in his hotel room. There was no autopsy performed, allegedly due to the persuasion of an unknown individual with a briefcase full of Price's medical records. Since then, there have been rumors circulating that Price had been murdered by the KGB or that he faked his death and continued to work for the CIA. (Schnabel, 1997, pg 181-3)

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Andrija Puharich

Andrijah Puharich

  • Born 1918.

  • Received medical degree from Northwestern University in 1947.

  • Reportedly a friend of Aldous Huxley.

1952 - had first contact with "the Nine", the highest minds in the universe, through a medium. (Gardner, Martin, Science: Good, Bad, and Bogus, Prometheus Books, 1981, pg 275)

Served in the Army in the early 1950's.

1952 - presented the paper "An Evaluation of the Possible Uses of Extrasensory Perception in Psychological Warfare" at a secret Pentagon meeting.

1953 - Lectured the Air Force on telepathy, and the staff of the Army Chemical Center on the "Biological Foundations of Extrasensory Perception". (McRae, Ronald, Mind Wars, St. Martin's Press, 1984, pg 79)

From 1948-58, was the director of research of the Round Table Foundation of Glen Cove, Maine.

Was Ira Einhorn's mentor in the paranormal. Ira claimed that Puharich "was doing LSD work for the CIA in 1954".

Set a medical lab to study psychic phenomena. Helped form the Intelectron Corporation, which sold his hearing aids. One of Puharich's hearing aids is called the "tooth radio", which is literally implanted inside of a person's tooth and is used by magicians in telepathy acts.

1968 - "I was doing research in connection with the Atomic Energy Commission." Met Einhorn. (Levy, Steven, The Unicorn's Secret, Prentice Hall Press, 1989, pg 128-30)

"Discovered" Uri Geller and brought him to America. Puharich, in his book Uri claims that Geller received his power from an alien force called the Hoovians. This lost him some credibility, and Geller began to distance himself from Puharich. (Levy 131-2)

According to Gardner's account, in Uri, Puharich hypnotizes Geller, and Geller reveals more of the Nine's plans. They have authority over the Hoovians, which are the Controllers of various planetary civilizations.

A city-sized spaceship called SPECTRA hovers over the Earth and sends messages from the Hoovians light-years away to their super-computers to Geller, who is their emissary on earth. (Gardener, pg 276)

Mid-70s: ran a complex in Ossining called the Turkey Farm. In the summer of 1975, Puharich assembled around twenty children from the ages of nine to late teens, called "Gellerlings", or "Space Kids". Puharich trained their psychic abilities, and claimed that they received messages from aliens. One teen claimed that they practiced remote viewing, and some of their assignments included political targets like the Kremlin and the White House. (Levy, pg 165-7)

Puharich has claimed that the Space Kids are able to materialize objects like trees, and that six of them arrived at his ranch via teleportation. (Gardener, pg 287)

It was also during this time that Puharich did experiments on the effects of ELF radiation on the central nervous system.

Part of Einhorn's "psychic mafia". Presented a paper on the Space kids at the "Mind Over Matter" conference at Penn State University, late January, 1977, organized by Einhorn. Other attendees included Christopher Bird and Thomas Bearden. (Levy, pg 189)

Around 1978, Puharich's Turkey Farm burnt down as a result of arson, and Puharich disappeared. A suspect in the arson was a Space Kid who claimed that aliens were harassing him. Puharich implicated the CIA. (Levy, pg 218-20)

Claims to have been the target of four assassination attempts by the CIA. As of 1989, he lived in North Carolina. (Levy, pg 348)

Andrijah Puharich died in 1995. See Terry Milner's series "Ratting out Puharich" for a more complete account, and for details on Puharich's possible links to biological experiments. See too "Memories Of A Maverick"

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Harold "Hal" Puthoff

Hal Puthoff

  • Born 6/20/36.

  • BS and MS in electrical engineering from the University of Florida.

  • After graduating, Puthoff served in the Army on duty with the NSA at Fort Meade, Maryland.

  • There, he worked as an engineer with Project Light, which studied fiber optics, lasers, and high-speed computers (very cutting edge at the time). After leaving, he invented the tunable infra-red laser.
    (McRae, Ronald, Mind Wars, St. Martin's Press, 1984, pg 92-3)

According to author Jim Schnabel (and confirmed by Dr. Puthoff), he served at the NSA in the early 1960's during his tour with the Navy, not the Army as McRae reported above, and later stayed on as a civillian. (Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 97)

Joined SRI in 1971 as a specialist in laser physics. Worked for the previous eight years in the Microwave Laboratory at Stanford University. Served as an officer in the Navy from 1960-63 at Ft. Meade. (Mitchell, Edgar, Psychic Exploration, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1974, pg 522)

Head of the SRI remote viewing program, 1972-85. After he left, Puthoff was replaced with Ed May. Former Naval Intelligence Officer.
(Puthoff, Harold, "CIA-Initiated Remote Viewing Program at Stanford Research Institute", Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 10, No. 1, Spring 1996)

"Dr. Harold E. Puthoff is Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin. A theoretical and experimental physicist specializing in fundamental electrodynamics, his research ranges from theoretical studies of quantum vacuum states as they apply to the stability of matter, gravitation, cosmology and energy research, to laboratory studies of innovative approaches to energy generation. A graduate of Stanford University in 1967, he has published over 30 technical papers in the areas of electron-beam devices, lasers and quantum zero-point-energy effects, has patents issued and pending in the laser, communications, and energy fields, and is co-author of a textbook Fundamentals of Quantum Electronics (Wiley, 1969), published in English, French and Russian.

"Dr. Puthoff's professional background includes engineering work at General Electric and Sperry; three and a half years with the U.S. Department of Defense, where his work on high-speed opto-electronic computers resulted in the award of a DoD Certificate of Commendation for Outstanding Performance; post-doc appointments at Stanford University as Research Associate, Ginzton Laboratories, and Lecturer, Dept. of Electrical Engineering; Director of the Cognitive Sciences Program at SRI International for over a decade, where he was responsible for large-scale, innovative, government-funded research programs; and, since 1985, Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin.

"Puthoff regularly serves various government agencies, the Executive Branch and Congress as consultant on leading-edge technologies and future technology trends; is a member and officer of several professional organizations (NY Academy of Sciences, Amer. Assoc. for the Advancement of Science, Amer. Physical Soc., Soc. for Scientific Exploration); is listed in American Men and Women of Science, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the South and Southwest and in Who's Who in the World; and has been designated a Fetzer Fellow (1991)."
(Biography provided by Dr. Puthoff)

He is claimed to have been at OT (Operating Thetan) Level III with the Church of Scientology at the time of the experiments. He wrote the preface to Scientology: a Religion, and was married in a Scientology church. "Puthoff says his involvement with the church more than a decade ago was casual." (McRae, 1984, pg 108)

Puthoff joined the Church in the 1960s, and left in the mid-1970s. After leaving, he lent support to a group that criticized the Church. It was during an LA training seminar that he met Pat Price, who later worked at SRI. (Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 198-200)

According to Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird, in The Secret Life of Plants, while at SRI, Puthoff did experiments with chicken eggs. Using an e-meter (invented by L. Ron Hubbard and used in the practices of Scientology), he attempted to see if an egg would react if another was broken nearby. (Tompkins, Peter and Bird, Christopher, The Secret Life of Plants, Harper and Row, 1973, pg 29)

Since the early 1970s, Puthoff had been a part-time, paid consultant to Bill Church regarding alternative fuel sources. At Puthoff's urging, Church developed a company, Jupiter Technologies, to research zero-point energy. In the summer of 1985, after giving only two weeks notice, Puthoff left SRI to work for Church full time. (Schnabel, Jim, 1997, pg 323)

Currently with the Institute of Advanced Studies at Austin, 4030 W Braker Ln, Suite 300, Austin, TX 78759, and president of Earthtech International at the same address here for Earthtech's home page. His current work is involved with quantum physics, zero-point energy, and electrogravitics.

Puthoff is working with Robert Bigelow and his National Institute of Discovery Science. He posted a NIDS mission statement on USENET in March, 1996. (What's New at Area 51 and Ufomind: 9/96 Part I) (What's New at Area 51 and Ufomind: 9/96 Part II)

"Aviary", codename: Owl

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Interview with possible Roswell witness on 07 January 1993

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Dean Radin

  • Currently director of the Consciousness Research Division, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

  • Click here for their home page.

"AT&T Bell Laboratories, Columbus, Ohio. I did research and development on human-computer interfaces in national and global telecommunications systems, medical information systems, network control centers, and also some parapsychological research."

"Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. I was Director of a multidisciplinary group interested in aspects of human information processing. I was also a scientist within the Psychology Department, where I did research on parapsychological phenomena."

Radin also worked with GTE, the Koestler Unit of Parapsychology, and with the program at SRI. (Dean Radin Home Page)

"I took a leave of absence from Bell Labs in 1985, and spent that entire year at SRI International, working with Hal Puthoff and Ed May. Since then I spent about half my time in academia (Princeton, Edinburgh, UNLV) and half in industry (Contel Technology Center, GTE Labs). My academic research was exclusively on psi phenomena, and my industrial research included about 20% on psi."

"I'm not in favor of developing or using psi for any military purposes, but unfortunately there are those in the world who would use psi as a weapon if they could. Thus, I reluctantly suppose that R& D on psi for intelligence and possibly military purposes can be justified for defensive reasons. It would be naive to think that someone, somewhere is not working on this right now"
(Interview with the RetroPsychoKinesis Project)

Radin is currently working with Joe McMoneagle, in a project involved with remote-viewing future technology. (Compuserve On Line Conversation w/ Joe McMoneagle, 1/4/96)

Radin was once funded in part by Robert Bigelow's Bigelow Foundation, but according to Glenn Campbell, Bigelow stopped funding him after disputes over funding and academic freedom. (What's New at Area 51 and Ufomind: 9/96 Part I) (What's New at Area 51 and Ufomind: 9/96 Part II)

On 9/17/95, Radin posted a want-ad on USENET:

"Private, well-funded institute seeks a director for an innovative, long-term program of scientific and scholarly research on UFOs and related phenomena..."

"This is a full time position located at the institute's new headquarters in Las Vegas, NV, near the University of Nevada (UNLV). The institute also supports a major research program on anomalies of human consciousness."

Applications were to be sent to the Bigelow Foundation. UNLV professor explores the link between mind and matter. On the board of advisors for "Subtle Energies: An International Journal of Energetic and Informational".

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Dean Radin is the moving force behind one of the largest online remote viewing/ESP tests ever. This is what he has to say about it:

"As of April 25th, we have recorded a total of 2.1 million trials, contributed by over 14,000 participants from 92 countries. In these tests we were interested in searching for possible psi talent, for testing hypotheses about individual personality, belief and environmental factors vs. psi performance, and for examining some ideas about perception through time."

For sixteen years, Dean Radin has conducted experimental studies of psi phenomena in academia and industry, including appointments at Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, University of Nevada, and SRI International. At the latter he was a research scientist on a classified program of psi research. Prior to becoming President of the Boundary Institute, he was in charge of a psi research program at Interval Research Corporation in Palo Alto, California.

Dean Radin earned a BSEE magna cum laude in electrical engineering, with honors, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an MS in electrical engineering and PhD (1979) in educational psychology, both from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. For ten years, he was a member of technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories and later a principal member of the technical staff at GTE Laboratories, where he was engaged in R&D on a wide variety of advanced telecommunications products and systems.

(also see Manning, Mary, The Scientific Edge broken link [check for article], Las Vegas Sun - Mind Frontiers Tuesday, April 15, 1997 By Natalie Patton Las Vegas Review-Journal, 4/15/97)

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Elizabeth Rauscher

The Speed of Thought: Investigation of a Complex Space-Time Metric to Describe Psychic Phenomena - Abstract

Elizabeth will present a paper, co-authored by Russell Targ, submitted for publication to The Journal of Scientific Exploration.

For more than 100 years scientists have attempted to determine the truth or falsity of claims that some people are able to describe and experience events or information blocked from ordinary perception. For the past 25 years, the authors of this paper - together with researchers in laboratories around the world - have carried out experiments in remote viewing. The evidence for this mode of perception, or direct knowing of distant events and objects, has convinced us of the validity of these claims. It has been widely observed that the accuracy and reliability of this sensory awareness do not diminish with either electromagnetic shielding, nor with increases in temporal or spatial separation between the percipient and the target to be described. Modern physics describes such a time and space independent connection between percipient and target as nonlocal.

In this paper we present a geometrical model of space-time, which has already been extensively studied in the technical literature of mathematics and physics. This eight-dimensional metric is known as "complex Minkowski space," and has been shown to be consistent with our present understanding of the equations of Newton, Maxwell, Einstein, and Schrödinger. It also has the interesting property of allowing a connection of zero distance between points in the complex manifold, which appear to be separate from one another in ordinary observation. We propose a model that describes the major elements of experimental parapsychology, and at the same time is consistent with the present highly successful structure of modern physics.

Dr. Elizabeth A. Rauscher was associated with the University of California, Berkeley, CA (UCB), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) from 1964 until 1979, first as a graduate student and then as a research staff member. From 1964 until 1966 she was with the theoretical nuclear science division and from 1966-1969, with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Theoretical Nuclear, Plasma and Astrophysical Program. From 1969 until 1974 she was associated with the theoretical particle physics group and from 1974 until 1977 she was associated with the Nuclear Science Theoretical and experimental Bevatron accelerator program from 1977 until 1979 she was on staff with the Nuclear Physics G.T. Seaborg research group.

Dr. Rauscher held concurrent invited positions at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) from 1971 to 1972 and was a consultant of the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) Radio Physics Laboratory 1974-1977 in theoretical relativistic physics. She also held a Navy grant from 1970-1974 through U.C. Berkeley and also she held an Air Force consulting position in 1979 an antennae theory and in 1979 and 1989, she was a delegate to the United Nations on long term energy sources and environmental issues. As a consultant and adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, she conducted theoretical research and advised experimental programs on fast light ion-atom collisions, primarily helium to calculate high resolution extreme ultraviolet (EUV) emission cross sections 1990-1995 in which she worked with faculty and graduate students in completing their graduate programs. From 1997-1999 she conducted research on generalized quantum theory and relativistic invariance under a Stanford Engineering research grant.

Dr. Rauscher has been a delegate to the United Nations in 1979, and 1989 and a research consultant to NASA (1983-1985), a staff researcher at Stanford Research Institute, SRI International (1974-1977) and held a Stanford University Grant, 1997-1999. She has conducted extensive consulting research and invited lectures in the U.S.A., England, Europe, Japan, Korea, India, Africa, South America, Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda. She has published over 200 papers, 4 books. She holds 3 U.S. patents and 1 European patent with Dr. W.L. Van Bise. Co-authored with Dr. William L. Van Bise a number of research papers on electromagnetic phenomena and geophysical activity and is a co-author on a US patent on an extremely sensitive magnetometer to measure the fluctuation in electromagnetic fields associated with and prior to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and ionospheric disturbances. Besides developing some design features of the magnetometer system, data analysis and statistical analysis, she has developed geoelectric and geomagnetic theoretical models. She and Dr. Van Bise are conducting extensive research into geophysical phenomena at the Electromagnetic Laboratories of Arizona, U.S.

Dr. Rauscher is a member of American Physical Society, The Mathematical Society of America, The American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Nuclear Society, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers, International Society for the Study of Energy Medicine, American Associates of Medical Instruments and American Association of Mathematics.

She has been recognized for her major contributions in Marquis Who's Who of Men and Women in Science, Golden State Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in California, Who's Who in Technology Today, Leading Consultants in Technology, who's Who Historical Society, Men of Achievement, Community Leaders of America, Who's Who of American Inventors, World Leadership Award (England), Outstanding Teachers Award, Award for Significant Research Joint ABC/USA, DOE top ten women in USA in science sward, USPA Leaders of America Life Time Membership Award, lota Sigma Pi fellow, Delta Delta Delta scholarships at UCB. She graduated with honors and presidential Commendation for service to the University of California, Berkeley. She has received numerous honors.

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Mel Riley

A remote-viewing session with Riley monitored by Ed Dames was shown in the video "Psi-Files: The Real X-Files", written and narrated by Jim Schnabel. Riley left the Army in 1991, and lives in Wisconsin, where he is considered to be an expert in American Indian culture. He says that he now remote views constantly.

Riley is part of Lyn Buchanan's Assigned Wittness Program. Richard Heinberg identifies him as being a remote viewer for 20 years, and a curator of a museum for Native American history. (Heinberg, Richard, "Memoirs of a Psychic Spy", Intuition Magazine, #13, 10/96)

Riley joined the operational unit beginning with Gondola Wish, and continued through Grill Flame until he was reassigned to Wiesbaden, Germany in 1981, where he served in an aerial reconnaissance unit. He returned to the remote-viewing unit in the summer of 1986. (Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 309)

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Laurance Rockefeller

Provided original funding to the Human Potential Foundation, and funnels hundreds of thousands of dollars through them to John Mack and his research.

Supporter of the Green Earth Foundation, headed up by Terrance "DMT Elves" McKenna. (Chevalier, Remy, "When Cosmic Cultures Meet", Paranoia, Issue 10, pg 11)

Reportedly, Rockefeller has stopped funding Mack. He continues to fund PEAR (Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research), and is a Funding Advisor to the Joseph Campbell Foundation. He also funds the Starlight Coalition, which claims membership of several former government and military personnel who want to end government secrecy on UFOs.

See also: Constantine, Alex, "Who is Laurance Rockefeller?"

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Charlie Rose

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Jack Sarfatti

Jack has the Hat on

As a child in 1952, Sarfatti claims to have received phone calls from the mechanical voice of a conscious computer aboard a spaceship, recruiting him along with 400 others for some special project. These calls have simularities to the mechanical voice which talked to Andrijah Puharich via his tape recorder. Sarfatti was later associated with Puharich.

Director of a physics program at the Esalen Institute. He's been funded by Werner Erhard and Jean Lanier, a friend of Laurance Rockefeller. (Sarfatti, Jack, "The Parsifal Effect", The Destiny Matrix)

Sarfatti met with Puharich, Uri Geller, and Ira Einhorn at Puharich's Ossining ranch. Einhorn acted as a literary agent for Sarfatti, and brought him to Esalen. (Sarfatti, Jack, "In the Thick of It")

"I was then simply a young inexperienced naive 'useful idiot' in a very very sophisticated and successful covert psychological warfare operation run by the late Brendan O'Regan of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and the late Harold Chipman who was the CIA station chief responsible for all mind-control research in the Bay Area in the 70's. Chipman (aka "Orwell") funded me openly for awhile in 1985 when he was allegedly no longer in the CIA, and covertly before that, and told me much of the story. In fact, he even introduced me to a beautiful woman adventurer-agent who was one of his RV subjects who later became my live-in 'significant other'"
(Sarfatti, Jack, "Quantum Quackers")

Some of the topics Sarfatti has researched:

(and are documented on his website) include quantum physics, remote-viewing, reverse causality (i.e. time travel), and exotic propulsion systems.

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Stephan Schwartz

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Dr. Igor Smirnov

Smirnov gave a series of closed meetings in Northern Virginia, starting on 3/17/93, to the FBI, CIA, DIA, and ARPA concerning Russian developments with a device that allegedly implanted thoughts in a subject's mind. The FBI was considering using this device to implant the voice of God in David Koresh's mind, telling him to surrender.

Other, non-intelligence participants included Dr. Christopher Green and Dr. Richard Nakamura of the National Institute of Health [I think he may now be the director].

This technology was supposedly used by the Russians against civilians in Afghanistan, and possibly on the Red Army to prepare them for battle.

The American rights to this technology is owned by a Richmond, Virginia company called Psycotechnologies Corp. (Defense Electronics, 7/93. Reprinted in Flatland #11)

As of 1994, Smirnov has worked at Moscow's Institute of Psycho-Correction, using subliminal technology as therapy for drug abusers and others. The Institute has been strapped for cash after the the fall of the Soviet Union, but it has refused to accept business from the Russian Mafia. (Elliott, Dorinda and Barry, John, "A Subliminal Dr. Strangelove", Newsweek, 8/22/94, pg 57)

Has done work with the Human Potential Foundation and John Alexander.

Note: I'm not sure how Smirnov's device is supposed to work. Later reports claim it would work using inaudible, subliminal suggestions (spliced into phone conversations in the case of David Koresh). The device is definitely supposed to make the subject "hear" voices, as the FBI wanted to use Charlton Heston as the voice of God. This is definitely a different strategy from other subliminal techniques, which are designed to produce mere suggestions.

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Paul Smith

(Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 293)

"Paul served for seven years in the government's remote viewing program at Ft. Meade, MD (from September 1983 to August 1990). During 1984, he became one of only a handful of government personnel to be personally trained as coordinate remote viewers by Ingo Swann at SRI-International. Paul was the primary author of the government RV program's CRV training manual, and served as theory instructor for new CRV trainee personnel, as well as recruiting assessment officer and unit security officer. He is credited with over a thousand training and operational remote viewing sessions during his time with the unit at Ft. Meade."

"Besides his tour at Ft. Meade, his military assignments included Arabic linguist, electronic warfare operator, strategic intelligence officer for a special operations unit, Mid-East desk officer, tactical intelligence officer with the 101st Airborne Division during Desert Shield and Storm, strategic intelligence officer in the Collection Directorate of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and chief of the intelligence and security division for the Military District of Washington, from which he retired in 1996."

(Buchanan, Lyn, "Mr. 'X' Revealed" Interview on the Art Bell Show 03-25-97)

Remote Viewing's Biggest Bugaboo: How we come to think we know what really isn't so

Is it real, or is my mind just making it up? This is always the question remote viewers must ask themselves. Mental "noise" is the one thing that gets in the way of every attempt to "be psychic." How can you tell the difference between noise and signal? Did you know that there is psychological research that can help us understand this phenomenon... and that there are ways to work around it when we can, and adapt to it when we cannot? Come hear one of the leading teachers of remote viewing explain what it is, what it ain't, and what you can do about it!

Paul H. Smith Major, US Army (ret.) is President and Chief Instructor for Remote Viewing Instructional Services, Inc., an Austin, Texas-based company providing training and operational support for remote viewing, was for seven years a government remote viewer, working for the US Army and the Defense Intelligence Agency.  Paul was the chief coordinate remote viewing (CRV) theory instructor for the government program, and was primary author of the government CRV manual.  He performed hundreds of operational remote viewing sessions as a government Rver. Paul is Vice-President of the International Remote Viewing Association, and is chair of the organizing committee for the Year 2001 Remote Viewing Conference.

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Myron Stolaroff

Myron Stolaroff Albert Hoffman May 2001 Switzerland

"Stolaroff was born in Roswell, New Mexico on August 20, 1920. He received a B.A. and then, in 1942, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. After working for the Navy's Bureau of Ships during World War II, he pioneered in the magnetic recording field at Ampex.

"He and others in 1960 opened the International Foundation for Advanced Studies, researching LSD and mescaline reactions until the mid-1960s. During the 1970s, he was general manager of Multi-Media Productions in the San Francisco Bay area. Currently, he has retired to write." (Stafford, Peter, Introduction to Psychedlic Musings)

Turned on to LSD by Alfred Hubbard, Stolaroff continued his studies privately after LSD and other drugs were criminalized. During his latter days at Ampex, he tried to use LSD to stimulate the creativity of the employees. He chronicles his experiences in Thanatos to Eros: 35 Years of Psychedelic Exploration, Thaneros Press, 1994. Former director and current secretary of the Albert Hoffman Foundation. Special consultant to the Heffter Research Institute.

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Gen. Albert Stubblebine

Albert Stubblebine

Soon after becoming head of INSCOM, Stubblebbine began a program called the "High Performance Task Force", a series of methods to improve his officer's performance. These ranged from the neuro-linquistic programming of Tony Robbins to the hemisynch tapes of the Monroe Institute, where Stubblebine often sent his officers. (Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 276)

The "spoon-bending parties" were initiated by a west coast defense industry consultant, Jack Houck. (Schnabel, 1997, pg 278)

Following an incident involving an officer having a psychotic episode at the Monroe Institute, Stubblebine resigned in 1984. He was replaced by Major General Harry Soyster. (Schnabel, 1997, pg 316)

"Formerly Vice President for 'Intelligence Systems' of BDM of McClean, Virginia." As of 1992, Chairman of PSI-TECH.

"Laibow, Stubblebine and ufologist Victoria Lacas (with [C.B. Scott] 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?")

Stubblebine gave a lecture at the International Symposium on UFO Research, sponsored by the International Association for New Science, in Denver, Colorado (May 22-25, 1992). This gives a good example of Stubblebine's coherence (or lack there of) and paranoia (he often threatened to destroy the tape). Stubblebine claimed that none of the members of the remote viewing program had prior psychic abilities or interests (all other sources state that they did).

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Ingo Swann

Ingo Swann

  • New York artist and subject in many psychic experiments.

  • Swann served in the US Army from 1955-8, primarily serving in the Far East and Korea.

  • I don't know the nature of his service, but he describes his work as being with the highest echelons of the military, and he retained a Top Secret clearance from his tour of duty.

  • From 1958-68, he worked in the Secretariat of the United Nations.

  • After leaving to pursue a career in writing and art, he became involved in a circle of parapsychologists.

  • He has been a longtime friend of Robert Monroe of the Monroe Institute, and began working with Cleve Backster in September, 1971.

"At some point, I don't remember when exactly, Backster mentioned something along the following lines:
'Boy, are the guys down at the CIA going to be interested in you.'" (Swann, Ingo, Remote Viewing - The Real Story! (Insider Tales of America's Superpsychic Spies, 1996)

Ingo Swann heard about Hal Puthoff's proposal to study the basis of life processes through Cleve Backster. Swann wrote Puthoff (3/30/72) and suggested that he research psychic abilities. Swann met with Puthoff in June, 1972 (Targ, Russell and Puthoff, Harold E, Mind-Reach, Delacorte Press, 1977, pg 18-9).

Swann then became the subject for a series of remote viewing studies with Puthoff and Russell Targ at SRI. Swann came to California on 6/4/72, and came to SRI two days later, when he allegedly telekinetically perturbed a shielded magnetometer. (Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 88-9)

Swann returned to SRI in October, when he did some clairvoyance tests. Some of these tests were observed by two CIA agents, who set up a eight month pilot program with SRI. Swann began this contract a few days before Christmas, 1972. (Schnabel, 1997, pg 97-99). Swann left SRI in mid-august, 1973, when the CIA contract ran out. Reportedly, he left angry, and vowed never to return. (Schnabel, 1997, pg 127-8)

After leaving SRI, Swann did some work with the American Society for Psychical Research and the Maimonides Dream Laboratory. He also worked for Bill Keeler, chairman of Philips Petroleum, to try to find oil deposits. After Pat Price left SRI, Swann returned in the fall of 1974 as a consultant, with the incentive of more money and creative freedom. (Schnabel,1997, pg 173-4)

Through the late 1970s and early 80s, Swann developed a strict protocol for remote viewing, which he used to train new Center Lane recruits in 1983. In the summer of 1984, Swann moved this training course to New York. (Schnabel, 1997, pg 305) According to author John Wilhelm, Swann was a Scientologist, at OT Level VII, the highest level at the time. Reportedly, Swann helped establish Scientology's "Celebrity Center" in Los Angeles. (Wilhelm, John, "Psychic Spying?", Washington Post 8/7/77, B1)

According to Peter Tomkins and Chirstopher Bird, Swann "attributes his success to techniques he learned in Scientology". (Tompkins, Peter and Bird, Christopher, The Secret Life of Plants, Harper and Row, 1973, pg 29)

Swann and Puthoff attended the First International Congress on Psychotronic Research in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

"Ingo was there to present a paper on the Scientology paradigm as model for developing and exploring paranormal abilities." (Targ, Russell and Puthoff, Harold E, pg 42)

This paper is entitled "Scientological Techniques: A Modern Paradigm for the Exploration of Consciousness and Psychic Integration" in Proceedings of the First International Congress on Psychotronic Research (Virginia: U.S. Joint Publications Research Service, 9/6/74, Document No. JPRS L/5022-1)

Swann had previously stated that he would never work for intelligence agents for fear of his life (Uri Geller has made similar statements). He has recently stated that Puthoff never told him of the CIA sponsorship of the SRI studies until 12/29/95, but that it was common knowledge around the lab. (Swann, Ingo, "The Emergence of Project 'SCANATE'")

"In 1983, Ingo Swann, under the direction of Dr. Harold Puthoff at SRI, realized a breakthrough, i.e., he developed an accurate model of how the collective unconscious communicates (target) information to conscious awareness. Swann believed that the ability to remote view, like language, is an innate faculty--a birthright--but must be learned to be effective. Swann's model provided a rigid set of instructions which theoretically allowed anyone to actually be trained to produce accurate, detailed target data. To test the model, the Army sent Major [Ed] Dames and five others to Swann as a prototype trainee group." Swann parted with this group in late 1983.
("Ed Dames Sets the Record Straight")

Friends with Rep. Charlie Rose. (Schnabel, Jim, 1997, pg 271) Swann left the program in 1988. He can be reached care of Thomas Burgin at

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Russell Targ

"Russell Targ is a senior research physicist at Stanford Research Institute, having joined their electronics and bioengineering laboratory in 1972. Prior to that, he spent 10 years in laser and plasma physics research with Sylvania Corporation, developing gas lasers...He is also president of the Parapsychology Research Group, Inc., in Palo Alto, California."
(Mitchell, Edgar, Psychic Exploration, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1974, pg 522-3)

Partner with Hal Puthoff in the SRI remote viewing project (see SRI's page for more details.)

"I have had dealings with Andrija Puharich intermittently since 1965.."

"I could remember back to my own activities at nineteen, when I was earning money performing magic.."
(Targ & Puthoff, 1977, pg 137)

Brother-in-law of former World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer. Interestingly, one of Fischer's opponents, Boris Spassky, claimed he lost a match because he was being beamed with confusion rays. (Becker, Robert and Selden, Gary, The Body Electric, Quill, 1985, pg 322)

"In May 1982, Elisabeth Targ and I (R.T.) were invited to hold a workshop at Esalen Institute for a group of twenty-five professional men and women."

This was part of a program with Stanislav Grof, who was studying non-chemical alternatives for altered states of consciousness. The Targs' goal was to show that psychic experiences did not require an altered state.
(Targ and Harary, pg 99)

In 1982, Targ left SRI and founded Delphi Associates with Keith Harary. 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)

In Spring, 1982, Targ turned in a research report to his DIA contract manager at SRI, Jim Salyer. Salyer and the DIA considered his work to be unprofessional, and they soon refused to pay his salary.

Under SRI rules, Targ had eight months to find new funding. In early 1983, he left SRI, reportedly claiming that he left because he didn't like the military applications of psychic research. (Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 264)

After leaving SRI, he toured the world with Keith Harary, including travelling to many communist countries, which made some in the DIA very nervous.

Before officially leaving SRI, Targ, along with Harary 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 ty 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)

Russell Targ is now apparently working with Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space Co., where his work deals with using lasers to determine wind patterns. In April, 1996, he co-chaired a session on "Advanced Sensor Technologies" at the Aerospace/Defense Sensing and Controls conference. He is also identified as being with the Bay Research Institute, 1010 Harriet St., Palo Alto, CA 94301, and was involved with the Physics/Consciousness Research Group.

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Why I Teach Remote Viewing?

Abstract: Since ancient times spiritual teachers have described paths and practices that a person could follow to achieve health, happiness, and peace of mind. A considerable body of recent research indicates that any kind of spiritual practice is likely to improve ones prognosis for recovering from a serious illness. Many of these approaches to spirituality involve learning to quiet the mind, rather than adhering to a prescribed religious belief. These meditative practices are inherent aspects of Buddhism, Hinduism, mystical Christianity, Kabalistic Judaism, Sufism, and other mystic paths. What is indicated in the subtext of these teachings is that as one learns to quiet his or her mind, one is likely to encounter psychic-like experiences or perceptions.

For example, in The Sutras of Patanjali, the Hindu master tells us that on the way to transcendence we may experience many kinds of amazing visions, such as the ability to see into the distance, or into the future; and to diagnose illnesses, and also to cure them. However, we are admonished not to become attached to these abilities - that they are mere phenomena standing as stumbling blocks on the path to enlightenment. In this paper, I will describe my recent experience in teaching remote viewing at three workshops in Italy, in which we emphasize expanded awareness of who we are, rather than an ability to find car keys and parking spaces. Our spiritual approach, did not interfere with all three of these groups demonstrating highly significant remote viewing in a double-blind setting.

Russell Targ is a physicist and author who was a pioneer in the development of the laser, and cofounder of the Stanford Research Institute's investigation into psychic abilities in the 1970s and 1980s. He is co-author of Mind Reach: Scientists Look at Psychic Abilities and The Mind Race: Understanding and Using Psychic Abilities.

Targ recently retired from Lockheed Martin as a senior staff scientist, where he developed laser technology for peaceful applications.

During the past few years, he co-authored with Jane Katra Miracles of Mind: Exploring Non-local Consciousness and Spiritual Healing  and The Heart of the Mind: How to Experience God Without Belief.

Russell is the President of the International Remote Viewing Association.

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Charles Tart

Charles Tart

  • Click here for a Charles Tart home page.

  • Studied electrical engineering at MIT and received a PhD in psychology from the University of North Carolina.

  • Taught humanistic and experimental psychology at the University of California, Davis.

  • Has served as Instructor in Psychiatry at the University of Virginia Medical School, and as Lecturer in Psychology at Stanford University.

  • His work has dealt with parapsychology, sleep and dreaming, hypnoisis, and psychoactive drugs.
    (Tart, Charles, ed., Altered States of Consciousness, Anchor Books, 1969, inside cover)

Around 1979, SRI funded a project of Tart's which screened university students and faculty for psychic ability.
(Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 225-6)

Tart has taught at the California Institute of Integral Studies and has lead seminars at the Esalen Institute.

Tart is currently teaching at the University of Las Vegas as part of Robert Bigelow's Bigelow Chair of Consciousness Studies.
(Patton, Natalie; "UNLV recruits authority in ESP", Las Vegas Review-Journal, 7/10/97)

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Ed Thompson

Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (ACSI), US Army, 1977-81. During this time, he was briefed by SRI on the remote viewing program. After having tried it himself, viewing a Masonic temple near the target train station, Thompson set up Project Grill Flame at Fort Meade.

Thompson left the Army in 1985, and is in retirement in Maine. ("Psi-Files: The Real X-Files", written and narrated by Jim Schnabel) Thompson was replaced as ACSI in 1981 by Major Gen William Odom.
(Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 54)

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Jack Vorona

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Dr. Louis "Jolly" West

  • Air Force Major

  • Chairman of the Psychiatry Department of UCLA

  • Director of the Neuro-Psychiatric Institute

  • Expert in hypnosis

West was a veteran of the CIA's MK ULTRA mind control program, and worked on interrogation techniques using hypnosis and LSD. West once killed an elephant by grossly overestimating a dose of LSD (elsewhere, I have heard that the tranquilizers required to calm the animal caused its death).

West also studied the returning American POWs from Korea for the effects of brainwashing. (Scheflin, Alan and Opton, Edward Jr., The Mind Manipulators, Paddington Press Ltd, 1978, pg 149-50)

Friends with Aldous Huxley. It was Huxley who suggested that West combine LSD and hypnosis in his experiments. (Lee, Martin and Schlain, Bruce, Acid Dreams, Grove Press, 1985, pg 48)

West was to be the administrator of California Governor Ronald Reagan's proposed Violence Center at UCLA. The threat of psychosurgery, along with West's desire to acquire a closed Nike Missile base, derailed the plan. (Scheflin and Opton, pg 318-20)

West examined Jack Ruby in prison after his assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald, concluded that he suffered from paranoid delusions, and prescribed medication. West was also a defense expert at the Patty Hearst trial.

According to an anonymous BBC television reporter, West headed up the medical oversight for the Ft. Meade remote-viewing operational unit. (Constantine, Alex, "'Remote Viewing' at Stanford Research Institute or Illicit CIA Mind Control Experimentation?")

"Member of the medical oversight board for Science Applications International Corp. remote-viewing research in early 1990s" (Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 391)

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