Remote Viewing Project Stargate
20 Million Dollar Research Program Sponsored by the U.S. Federal Government
|Remote Viewing Project Stargate
CIA Mind Control, MK Ultra and LSD
Remote Viewing refers to the attempt to gather
information about a distant or unseen target using paranormal means or
extra-sensory perception. The CIA, MI6, MI5, NSA, Mossad and many other
intelligence agencies have taught agents to learn remote viewing for
|Remote viewing was popularized in the 1990s, following the
declassification of documents related to the Stargate Project, a 20
million dollar research program sponsored by the U.S. Federal Government
to determine any potential military application of psychic phenomena.
They also experimented with a project known as MK Ultra using LSD on
Remote viewing, like other forms of
extra-sensory perception, is generally considered as pseudoscience due
to the need to overcome fundamental ideas about causality, time, and
other principles currently held by the scientific community, and the
lack of a positive theory that explains the outcomes.
A struggle between unbelievers and believers in the
sponsor organizations provided much of the program's actual drama. Each
side seems to have been utterly convinced that the other's views were
In the early 1990s the Military Intelligence Board, chaired by DIA chief
Soyster, appointed an Army Colonel, William Johnson, to manage the
remote viewing unit and evaluate its objective usefulness.
According to an account by former SRI-trained remote-viewer, Paul Smith
(2005), Johnson spent several months running the remote viewing unit
against military and DEA targets, and ended up a believer, not only in
remote viewing's validity as a phenomenon but in its usefulness as an
After the Democrats lost control of the Senate in late 1994, funding
declined and the program went into decline. The project was transferred
out of DIA to the CIA in 1995, with the promise that it would be
evaluated there, but most participants in the program believed that it
would be terminated.
The Stargate Project was the umbrella code name of one of several sub-projects established by the U.S. Federal Government to investigate claims of psychic phenomena with potential military and domestic applications, particularly "remote viewing": the purported ability to psychically "see" events, sites, or information from a great distance.
|Remote Viewing an Abduction
Major Ed Dames
Dames was one of the first five Army students trained by Ingo Swann through Stage 3 in coordinate remote viewing. Because Dames' role was intended to be as session monitor and analyst as an aid to Fred Atwater rather than a remote viewer, Dames received no further formal remote viewing training.
After his assignment to the remote viewing unit at the end of January 1986 he was used to "run" remote viewers (as monitor) and provide training and practice sessions to viewer personnel.
He soon established a reputation for pushing CRV to extremes, with target sessions on Atlantis, Mars, UFOs, and aliens. He has been a guest more than 30 times on the Coast to Coast AM radio show.
investigations go cold, the Remote Viewing investigation unit, operated
by retired military intelligence officer, Major Ed Dames is called in.
Only accepting a few public operations a year, these cases have never
previously been seen by public eyes as usually the presence of news and
camera crews are restricted. This behind-the-scenes look into the world
of professional Remote Viewing is truly an unprecedented peek into what
really goes on behind closed doors.
Mission Mind Control
Testing the Effects of LSD on Humans
1979 ARC Identifier 37950 / Local Identifier 170.110. Uncovering government agencies (especially the CIA) that secretly tested the effects of LSD on humans. Department of Justice. Drug Enforcement Administration.
In 1995, the CIA hired the American Institutes for Research, a perennial intelligence-industry contractor, to perform a retrospective evaluation of the results generated by the remote-viewing program, the Stargate Project.
Most of the program's results were not seen by the evaluators, with the report focusing on the most recent experiments, and only from government-sponsored research.
One of the reviewers was Ray Hyman, a long-time critic of psi research, and another was Jessica Utts who, as a supporter of psi, was chosen to put forward the pro-psi argument. Utts maintained that there had been a statistically significant positive effect, with some subjects scoring 5%-15% above chance.
Hyman argued that Utts' conclusion that ESP had been proven to exist, "is premature, to say the least." Hyman said the findings had yet to be replicated independently, and that more investigation would be necessary to "legitimately claim the existence of paranormal functioning."
Based upon both of their studies, which recommended a higher level of critical research and tighter controls, the CIA terminated the 20 million dollar project in 1995.
Time magazine stated in 1995 three full-time psychics were still working on a $500,000-a-year budget out of Fort Meade, Maryland, which would soon be shut down. According to the official AIR report there was insufficient evidence of the utility of the intelligence data produced. David Goslin, of the American Institute for Research said, "There's no documented evidence it had any value to the intelligence community.
Real X-Files - US's Secret Spies and Remote Viewing
From World War II until the 1970s the US government occasionally funded ESP research.
When the US intelligence community learned that the USSR and China were conducting ESP research, it became receptive to the idea of having its own competing psi research program.
In 1972, Puthoff tested remote viewer Ingo Swann at SRI, and the experiment led to a visit from two employees of the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology.
The result was a $50,000 CIA-sponsored project. As research continued, the SRI team published papers in Nature, in Proceedings of the IEEE, and in the proceedings of a symposium on consciousness for the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The initial CIA-funded project was later renewed and expanded. A number of CIA officials, including John N. McMahon (then the head of the Office of Technical Service and later the Agency's deputy director), became strong supporters of the program.
By the mid 1970s, facing the post-Watergate revelations of its "skeletons," and after internal criticism of the program, the CIA dropped sponsorship of the SRI research effort. Sponsorship was picked up by the Air Force, led by analyst Dale E. Graff of the Foreign Technology Division.
In 1979, the Army's Intelligence and Security Command, which had been providing some taskings to the SRI investigators, was ordered to develop its own program by the Army's chief intelligence officer, General Ed Thompson.
CIA operations officers, working from McMahon's office and other offices, also continued to provide taskings to SRI's subjects.
The program had three parts:
First was the evaluation of psi research performed by the U.S.S.R. and
China, which appears to have been better-funded and better-supported
than the government research in the U.S.
In the second part of the program, SRI managed its own stable of
"natural" psychics both for research purposes and to make them available
for tasking by a variety of US intelligence agencies.
The most famous
results from these years were the description of a big crane at a Soviet
nuclear research facility by Pat Price's and Joseph McMoneagle, a
description of a new class of Soviet strategic submarine by a team of
three viewers including McMoneagle, and Rosemary Smith's location of a
downed Soviet bomber in Africa (which former President Carter later
referred to in speeches). By the early 1980s numerous offices throughout
the intelligence community were providing taskings to SRI's psychics.
The third branch of the program was a research project intended to find
out if ESP – now called "remote viewing" – could be made accurate and
reliable. The intelligence community offices that tasked the group
seemed to believe that the phenomenon was real. But in the view of these
taskers, a remote viewer could be "on" one day and "off" the next, a
fact that made it hard for the technique to be officially accepted.
Through SRI, individuals were studied for years in a search for physical
(e.g., brain-wave) correlates that might reveal when they were "on- or
At SRI, Swann and Puthoff also developed a remote-viewing training
program meant to enable any individual with a suitable background to
produce useful data. As part of this project, a number of military
officers and civilians were trained and formed a military remote viewing
unit, based at Fort Meade, Maryland.