Codename for the operational
unit of the DIAs remote viewing program from approximately 1991 (re-designated
from Sun Streak)
until its termination in 1995. I have seen this codename been used
casually by journalists to describe the entire remote-viewing program.
I have heard that at this time, the unit was no longer housed at
Ft. Meade, but I don’t know when they
left or where they went.
In 1994, there was an attempt to move Star Gate to the CIA’s Office of
Research and Development. The CIA was reluctant to take the unit, but
agreed under the condition of an outside evaluation, which was carried
out by AIR.
(Schnabel, 1997, pg 386)
AIR gave an unfavorable report of the program,
and the CIA set about shutting it down in 1995. Since then, there have
been rumors that the project went deep black, or that the intelligence
community still funds some low-level psi research.
According to viewer Paul Smith, during Star Gate, the unit changed from
a "SAP (’Special Access Program’) to a LIMDIS (’limited dissemination’)
After Army support and funding of the Ft. Meade operational
remote viewing unit ran out in late 1985,
Jack Vorona transferred control
directly to the DIA’s Scientific and Technical Intelligence Directorate.
The unit was known as DT-S (DT for Scientific and Technical
Intelligence Directorate, S for Special) and was given the codename
Under branch chief Fern Gauvin’s command, the unit reportedly
began to shift towards more occultic methods, including channelling and
"In 1986, the Army passed the highly controversial unit to DIA. SUN
STREAK (ferreted away in DIA’s Scientific and Technical Intelligence
Directorate as DT-S), was a bastard element. This is because DIA is
an analytical agency--it has no charter to collect intelligence!"
Ed Dames claims to have continued
to collect and pass on information under the nose of the DIAs
"By 1989, Dale Graff had replaced all of the trained military
professionals with psychics virtually taken "off the street," thus
rendering the project ineffective for intelligence collection
purposes--but highly entertaining for certain civilian officials who
came to visit DIA’s ’witches’ to obtain personal psychic
(Dames, Ed, "Ed
Dames Sets the Record Straight")
In 1988, a Pentagon
Inspector General team evaluated the Sun Streak operational
unit. The viewers were ordered to avoid the team, and many documents
were shredded behind the inspector’s backs (in the documentary "Psi-Files:
The Real X-Files", Ed Dames claimed that three shredders had
their motors burnt out in the process).
(Schnabel, 1997, pg 369)
By 1991, the unit had only four viewers:
Around this time, the unit
was re-designated Star Gate (above report). Also around this time
period, the unit left Ft. Meade. I don’t know the date of the
move, or where it was moved to.
(Schnabel, 1997, pg 380)