posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 12:52 PM
The Rand Corporation’s 33 page document on Paranormal Phenomena –
Briefing on a Net Assessment Study. By P.Van Dyke and M. Juncosa in January 1973.
The document was prepared for Advanced Research Projects Agency.
The Forward explains that they were looking at both U.S.
and Soviet Research but that Soviet Research made up the bulk of it.
The topics discussed in this document are as follows:
The Nature of Paranormal Phenomena, Possible Military Applications, Differences between Soviet and U.S. Research, Soviet Research in Parapsychology,
Paranormal Research Centers in the Soviet Union and the United States, U.S. and Soviet Research Funding, General Conclusions of the Study.
The report attempts to classify the documented case studies into a matrix field that checks if they appear to be compatible with physical laws of
It is stated that their major concern is with paranormal phenomena that meet two criteria (1) They have potential military applications…, and (2)
they are subject to experimental investigation.
They felt that telepathic communication would have benefits for the military with long and short distance information transfer, equipment
such as torture or brainwashing control, system damage, man-machine interactions, body control and healing (the ability to resist
normally intolerable conditions, in captivity, might be another application of these phenomena).
It is discussed that the Soviet research was better documented and scientifically grounded probably because scientists were doing the research,
whereas in U.S. Psychologists and other related fields were conducting the research. However, once thoroughly investigated, the conclusion was that
U.S. and Soviet information was roughly equal.