posted on Feb, 23 2007 @ 02:44 AM
The BBC is reporting that the UK MoD conducted a series of trials into remote viewing in 2002.
The whole affair does have a slight whiff of Fred Karno's Army about it though as apparently none of the experienced psychics approached agreed to
take part in the tests so the boffins were forced to use a collection of novices to try to establish which picures were contained in a series of brown
envelopes. Something which they appear to have failed to do with any significant degree of success.
This sophisticated (?) trial apparently cost £18,000 and was abandoned.
The MoD said "the study concluded that remote viewing theories had little value to the MoD and was taken no further ".
I have to say I'm slightly surprised that it took until 2002 to do this as I was under the impression that activity in this field has been going on
for much longer than that, particularly in the US. Or is this simply a blind to allow publication for Freedom of Information Act purposes whilst the
serious stuff goes on elsewhere?
[edit on 23-2-2007 by timeless test]