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Remote Viewing

There is evidence that a number of world governments have spent millions of dollars sponsoring the development of psychic abilitites even though traditional science denies that they exist.


The United States

From 1981 to 1995, five different US government-sponsored scientific review committees were given the task of reviewing the evidence for psi effects. The reviews were prompted by concerns that if psi was genuine, it might be important for national security reasons.

Reports were prepared by the Congressional Research Service, the Army Research Institute, the National Research Council, the Office of Technology Assessment, and the American Institutes for Research (the latter commissioned by the Central Intelligence Agency). While disagreeing over fine points of interpretation, all five of the reviews concluded that the experimental evidence for certain forms of psychic phenomena merited serious scientific study.

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' which was a technique of locating a target using only the map co-ordinates.

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:

'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).

'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 1997: cover).

'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).



In 1995, the American Institutes for Research reviewed the remote viewing program at the request of the U. S. Congress.


Statistician Jessica Utts of the University of California, Davis, one of the two principal reviewers, concluded that :



"The statistical results of the studies examined are far beyond what is expected by chance. Arguments that these results could be due to methodological flaws in the experiments are soundly refuted. Effects of similar magnitude to those found in government-sponsored research … have been replicated at a number of laboratories across the world. Such consistency cannot be readily explained by claims of flaws or fraud…."

Surprisingly, the other principal reviewer, skeptic Ray Hyman, agreed:


"The statistical departures from chance appear to be too large and consistent to attribute to statistical flukes of any sort…. I tend to agree with Professor Utts that real effects are occurring in these experiments. Something other than chance departures from the null hypothesis has occurred in these experiments."

 

Why did the program end?

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 the two scientists mentioned above. 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). Some people claim that the program did not really end and it is being carried on in secret.


 

Joseph McMoneagle interview


 Russell Targ talks about remote viewing



A brilliant book Mind at Large Mind at Large: Charles T. Tart (Editor), Harold E. Puthoff (Editor), Russell Targ sets out all the experiemental evidence for remote viewing and psi. Reviewer Maanei Derakhshani writes:


" The studies conducted at Stanford Research Institute are clearly displayed, with the entire methodology presented. Counter arguements are even given towards the critiques that the studies, amazingly, continue to face from CSICOP and James Randi. And though I am member of CSICOP, this criticism through ignorance is very troubling to me.

Replications of such studies are also presented in the work of Jahn and Dunne of the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research laboratory (PEAR), a group that I have recently become affiliated with. Various theories of psi are also presented in the works of Michael Persinger, Charles Tart, Helmut Schmidt and many others. After reading this book, it will be impossible to deny the existence of an anomalous statistical and possibly cognitive phenomena, without betraying one's intellectual honesty.

This book is required reading for all who are interested and willing to evaluate parapsychology from a serious, scientific point of view."

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. A number of remote viewers are teaching the skills to others.

Some locate minerals using their skills the way that psychic Dr Richard Ireland did.




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.
http://www.biomindsuperpowers.com/Pages/CIA-InitiatedRV.html





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