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“She went into a trance. And while she was in the
trance, she gave us some latitude and longitude figures.
We focused our satellite cameras on that point, and the
lost plane was there.”
Former President Jimmy Carter
The psychic researcher Ingo Swan coined the term 'remote
viewing' as a neutral scientific term to describe a process
by which a viewer perceives information about a distant
location using something other than the known five senses.
Initially it referred only to situations in which a very
disciplined research protocol was by the US Military but
gradually the term has come into general use as the ability
to perceive hidden or remote information by psychic means.
Although not direct evidence of the afterlife it is included
here because its validation by extensive testing is evidence
of “the sixth sense”, the same ability which
psychic detectives and mediums call upon to go forward or
back in time and to solve crimes.
Different to OBEs
Puthoff and Targ wrote in their classic paper "A Perceptual
Channel for Information over Kilometer Distances'"
(1976) that they were choosing the term 'remote viewing'
as a neutral term free from prior associations and bias
as to mechanisms contained in terms such as autoscopy (medical
literature) exteriorization or dissociation (psychological
literature) clairvoyance or out of body experience (parapsychology)
or astral projection (occult literature). Other investigators
prefer the neutral term ‘anomalous cognition’.
Researchers who intentionally practice both remote viewing
and out of body experiences claim that there is a difference
between the two kinds of experience. They say that in an
out of body experience the viewer perceives as if physically
present whereas in remote viewing the viewer is able to
clairvoyantly tune into all sorts of information about the
target which would not be physically observable.
As Joseph McMoneagle puts it in his book Remote Viewing
Secrets (2000), the remote viewer sits in a room and describes
perceptions of a target in another location. While s/he
may accurately describe that other location there is never
any doubt that s/he is in the room where his or her body
is located. On the other hand, in the Out of Body Experience
people actually perceive that they have traveled to that
location and are present there in all ways except the presence
of their physical bodies (McMoneagle 2000: 176-177).
For more than 20 years, the United States military had
a budget of seventy million dollars a year for the purpose
of psychic research with special emphasis on 'remote viewing'.
Stunning as it may sound to those who are unfamiliar with
psychic phenomena, these and greater things have been done
and are being done today in the United States, Russia, China.
France has kept quiet about it but they do have the population
and the advanced psychic knowledge to participate in remote
In his most interesting book, Remote Viewers—The
Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, (1997) Jim
Schnabel cites a number of highly credible sources, including
an American president, about the reality of Remote Viewing
applied for military objectives. Here are some of them making
some stunning statements that by now have found their place
in the history of psychic phenomena:
'I never liked to get into debates with the skeptics,
because if you didn't believe that remote viewing was
real, you hadn't done your homework.' Major General Edmund
R Thompson, U.S. Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence,
1977-81, Deputy Director for Management and Operations,
DIA, 1982-84 (Schnabel 1997: cover).
'You can't be involved in this for any length of time
and not be convinced there's something here.' Norm J.,
former senior CIA official who tasked remote viewers (Schnabel
'There were times when they wanted to push buttons and
drop bombs on the basis of our information.' Dr Hal Puthoff,
a former manager of the remote-viewing program (Schnabel
'She went into a trance. And while she was in the trance,
she gave us some latitude and longitude figures. We focused
our satellite cameras on that point, and the lost plane
was there.' Former President Jimmy Carter, recalling a
1978 remote-viewing operation (Schnabel 1997: cover).
Stanford Research Institute in the United States was the
venue where many of the original experiments were conducted.
Physicist Hal Puthoff was the chief of the Remote Viewing
Program there. Some of the personnel involved in this military
astral projection, remote viewing program (according to
Schnabel 1997) included:
• Admiral Stanfield Turner, Director of the CIA 1977-91
• Major General Ed Thompson, Assistant Chief of Staff
for Army Intelligence. He had special knowledge that the
Russians had advanced techniques in psychic phenomena which
were used for military espionage in remote viewing and long
distance telepathic hypnosis
• Sergeant Mel Riley (1978-90)
• Sergeant Lyn Buchanan, Major Ed Dames and Colonel
John Alexander from U.S. Army Intelligence & Security
• gifted remote viewer Ingo Swann, who was Puthoff's
first test OBE subject
• CIA scientist Richard Kennet who worked with Pat
Price and Hal Puthoff
• Keith Harary, gifted remote viewer
• John McMahon, chief of the CIA's Office of Technical
Service during 1974-76 and later the CIA's Deputy Director;
he was a major supporter of remote viewing and became a
remote viewer himself?he was convinced when he himself experienced
stunning psychic phenomena
• Patrick Price highly gifted psychic, highly consistent
with the remote viewing of Ingo Swann. Price through remote
viewing accurately described 'details of a secret Pentagon
facility in the hills of West Virginia village of Sugar
Grove...' Among its secret functions were the interception
of intercontinental telephone communications, and the control
of U.S. spy satellites. Price was also deadly accurate in
his remote viewing in penetrating Russian installation at
Mount Narodnaya in the remote northern Ural Mountains. The
CIA confirmed the accuracy of Price's remote viewing.
The official end of program
I am amazed how this necessarily secret project was allowed
to go on in the United States military for so long without
strong opposition from the materialists, institutionalized
religion and the fundamentalists. Clearly, the military
and spy agencies decided that the objectively proven remote
viewing made invalid any objections based on subjective
According to a number of sources the CIA, at the request
of Congress, took over the remote viewing program and stopped
its funding in 1995. The official reason given for this
was an unfavorable review by two scientists. However according
to Joseph McMoneagle's book Mind Trek (1997) these scientists
were not shown 99% of the documented results of remote viewing,
which were and are still classified, were forbidden to speak
with any of the remote viewers or project managers and were
not given any means to evaluate the operational effectiveness
of the information they were shown (1997: 218-229).
Remote viewing goes commercial
Several of the remote viewers formerly involved in the
military program are now employing their skills for private
enterprise and can be contacted via the internet.
Since remote viewing has come out into the open it appears
to be proving its effectiveness in the marketplace?at the
time of writing (2001) Google returned are over 610,000
entries for remote viewing.
According to Tim Rifat (1999) The Russian and Chinese military
and intelligence agencies are also known to be heavily involved
in remote viewing.
The Chinese are claiming that they have superpsychics like
Zhang Baosheng who reportedly can accelerate the molecular
structure of their body to penetrate at will solid objects
such as brick walls. They also claim they have highly gifted
remote viewers. This means that the Chinese are certain
to have highly gifted psychics who can read documents locked
away in a solid safe (Dong and Raffill 1997)
Paul Dong and Thomas E Raffill in their book, China's Super
China's vast population, encouraged by a government that
assiduously promotes psychic research, has developed an
unusually high percentage of practitioners with psychic
abilities. It is estimated that China now has five thousand
psychic children, three to five-hundred psychic adults,
and more than thirty super psychics.
With absolute certainty, where there is advanced psychic
phenomena, you will find evidence for the afterlife?the
two are inevitably connected.
On the Internet
Joseph McMoneagle- A most comprehensive Internet site which
contains links to a number of academic and scholarly journal
articles and papers by leaders in the field of remote viewing
is by http://www.mceagle.com/remote-viewing/refs
Dr Hal Puthoff’s paper “CIA-Initiated Remote
Viewing At Stanford Research Institute” sets forth
details of the integrated results of the program which he
claims provide unequivocal evidence of a human capacity
to access events remote in both space and time.
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