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Remote viewing (RV) is the ability to gather information about a distant or unseen target using paranormal means, extra-sensory perception (ESP) or sensing with mind. Typically a remote viewer is expected to give information about an object that is hidden from physical view and separated at some distance. The term was introduced by parapsychologists Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff in 1974.
The Stargate Project was the umbrella code name of one of several sub-projects established by the U.S. Federal Government to investigate the reality, and potential military and domestic applications, of psychic phenomena, particularly "remote viewing": the purported ability to psychically "see" events, sites, or information from a great distance. These projects were active from the 1970s through 1995, and followed up early psychic research done at The Stanford Research Institute (SRI), The American Society for Psychical Research, and other psychical research labs.
Ingo Swann (born Ingo Douglas Swan on 09/14/1933 in Telluride, CO) is an artist and author, best known for his work as a co-creator (according to his frequent collaborators Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff) of the discipline of remote viewing, specifically the Stargate Project. He has written several books on remote viewing or related topics.
Ingo Swann was the discoverer and original developer of the remote viewing protocol. Already a widely-collected artist and an accomplished intuitive, Mr. Swann remote viewed the interior workings of a sophisticated quark detector in the physics department at Stanford University, the report of which attracted the interest of the CIA and led to the founding of the consciousness research program at SRI-International from which the military remote viewing program later sprang. Mr. Swann worked with Dr. Harold Puthoff at the SRI lab to create controlled remote viewing (CRV), which provides the foundation for the majority of remote viewing methods in use today, none of which has been able thus far to surpass it in effectiveness.
Russell Targ (born April 11, 1934) is an American physicist and author, an ESP researcher, and pioneer in the earliest development of the laser. File:7-RussellTarg.jpg Targ was born in Chicago. He is a son of William Targ, former editor-in-chief of G.P. Putnam's, where his father was editor and publisher of "The Godfather". Russell is a brother-in-law of former World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer. He was married to Joan Targ, Bobby's sister, who died in 1998. Russell and Joan had a daughter, Elisabeth Targ, who was a psychiatrist, and two sons Alexander and Nicholas.
Russell Targ is a legally blind physicist and pioneer in the development of the laser who went on to become one of the world’s foremost researchers into psychic phenomena.
Targ received a Bachelor of Science in physics from Queens College in 1954, and did graduate work in physics at Columbia University. He received two National Aeronautics and Space Administration awards for inventions and contributions in lasers and laser communications.
Margaret Mead says: "This is a clear, straightforward account of a set of successful experiments that demonstrate the existence of 'remote viewing,' a hitherto unvalidated human capacity." This book is a lucid and fascinating record of historic experiments�historic because they put the seal of "hard" physical science upon evidence that some degree of psychic ability is universal�a phenomenon straight out of science fiction that actually happened, and can be made to happen again in any laboratory! The scientists even offer a "recipe" for developing your own ESP "information channel."
Dr. Harold E. Puthoff is Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin. His present research interests range from theoretical studies concerning gravitation, inertia, cosmology and energy research, to laboratory studies of innovative approaches to energy generation and space propulsion.
Physicist and parapsychologist born June 20, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois. He earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University where he worked from 1972 onward in the field of lasers. He was responsible for developing a tunable Raman laser that produced high-power radiation throughout the infrared section of the spectrum. He has supervised research for Ph.D. candidates in electrical engineering and applied physics at Stanford.
Secret government work Puthoff was once a United States Navy officer who was assigned to the National Security Agency (NSA), later becoming a civilian employee. Following a sabbatical at Stanford University to obtain his Ph.D., he joined SRI International where in 1972, together with Russell Targ, he founded a then-highly-classified, now-highly-publicised "remote viewing" program, originally called Project SCANATE, finally STAR GATE, which was funded over its two-decade-plus history by the CIA, DIA, and various military organizations The man of note who helped create it was a Naval Officer... Most of the ones listed where army personnel.
Soviet interest in psi was reawakened in February 1960 by a story which appeared in French magazine Science et Vie (Science and Life). The story was entitled ‘The Secrets of the Nautilus’ and it claimed that the US government had secretly used telepaths to communicate with the first nuclear submarine ever constructed, the Nautilus, while it was under the Arctic ice pack. This telepathy project involved, according to the article, President Eisenhower, the Navy, the Air Force, Westinghouse, General Electric, Bell Laboratories and the Rand Corporation. Communicating with submarines is difficult as radio waves do not penetrate to the depths of the ocean. Extremely low frequency (ELF) waves are used to signal the submarine to come to the surface to receive a message - these super-long waves penetrate almost anything including water but carry little information - so if telepathy could work it would be a perfect method of communicating with submarines while still submerged. The story was almost certainly a hoax but the Soviets were spurred into action, according to the DIA: Ship-to-shore telepathy, according to the French, blipped along nicely even when the Nautilus was far under water. ‘Is telepathy a new secret weapon? Will ESP be the deciding factor in future warfare? Has the American military learned the secrets of mind power?’
Pat Price was one of SRI's most successful viewers,and with Ingo swann propelled remote viewing headlong into the arms of the American millitary.
As the following article explains the Pat Rice Remote Viewing experiments of 1974 are surrounded in a huge wave of controversy that still to this day hasn't subsided.
... Pat Price's behavior seemed to get more bizarre according to another associate whom we will call Frank Pearlman who has intimate knowledge of Price's whereabouts, concerns and contacts and was fully aware, as was Puthoff, that the SRI experiments being reported were in fact not the experiments being funded. The purpose of at least one of them Pearlman had talked to Pat about was "develop a means of communicating with nuclear subs under the polar ice pack."
Originally posted by Bordon81
How much of the information is actually received via remote viewing VS how much is simply predicted after the successful assimilation of the remote subject?
[edit on 4-7-2010 by Bordon81]
There are times in a session when the contact with the site is so strong that the Viewer experiences actual presence at the site. Full sound, sight, tactile, smell, and all other sensory impressions are as they would be if the Viewer were actually there. This is extremely rare, and most exciting because it seems to the viewer that he/she is actually at the site. In formal CRV, it is also discouraged, because while the viewer it experiencing the site totally, he/she is unable to report the experiences. Therefore, when he/she "comes back" from the site, all that gets reported is a pale summary of impressions. CRV developers found that keeping a viewer slightly detached from the site and reporting perceptions as they happen gives much more complete and accurate information. See also, "P.S.I.(Perfect Site Integration)".
Albert "Bert" N. Stubblebine III is a retired Major General in the United States Army. He was the commanding general of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command from 1981 to 1984, when he retired from the Army. He is also known for his interest in parapsychology. Stubblebine graduated from the United States Military Academy and received a master's degree in chemical engineering from Columbia University. He spent 32 years in the Army, rising to the rank of Major General. He is credited with redesigning the U.S. Army intelligence architecture during his command of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command from 1981 to 1984. Other U.S. Army commands that he led included the Electronic Research and Development Command (ERADCOM) and the Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). Stubblebine was a key person in the U.S. military invasions of Panama and Grenada and was, according to a report published by the Daily Mail, "at the heart of America's military machine". He is a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame. He was a supporter of the Stargate Project.
Bert is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy (West Point, class of 52) who enjoyed a distinguished 32 year career in the U.S. Army. He retired as the Commanding General of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). Prior to this assignment he commanded the US Army Electronics Research and Development Command (ERADCOM). During his active duty career he commanded soldiers at every level. After his retirement he served as the VP for Intelligence Systems with BDM, a major defense contractor. He has brought these experiences to leading-edge medical research and development in collaboration with his wife Rima E. Laibow, M.D.
COURT OF APPEALS OF VIRGINIA Present: Chief Judge Moon, Judges Benton, Coleman, Willis, Elder, Bray, Fitzpatrick, Annunziata and Overton Argued at Richmond, Virginia ALBERT N. STUBBLEBINE, III OPINION BY v. Record No. 1915-94-4 JUDGE SAM W. COLEMAN III JULY 23, 1996 GERALDINE M. STUBBLEBINE
Lecture on Remote Viewing as a Research Tool MAJOR GENERAL ALBERT N. STUBBLEBINE, III The following speech was given by Major General Stubblebine, an important advocate of the military use of Psi and related techniques. This took place at the International Symposium on UFO Research Sponsored by the International Association for New Science Denver, Colorado, May 22-25, 1992. (Introduction by Dr. Steven Greer of Gen. (Ret.) Stubblebine's military career as Commanding officer of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), his efforts to study unusual human performance for the Army, his involvement as Chairman of the Board of Directors of PSI TECH, his association with TREAT and with Soviet Technology Transfer, etc.)
Question on to what extent are major governments using RV) I haven't the foggiest freaking ass idea (laughter). You did see foreign governments, that's what I thought you said. (Questioner clarifies he said major governments). Rule one, I will not talk about anything that preceded my retirement, OK? excuse me, I will not talk about anything that preceded my retirement that is classified, that's a better way of expressing it, so anybody that and I have been asked that question over and over and over and over again, I made an oath, I have no intention of breaking that oath. Now, let's talk about foreign governments because that's a different story. The Soviets have been doing RV, they call it extra-sense, they have been doing that for years, at one time the Soviet budget, the second highest part of the Soviet budget was in paranormal, parapsychological experts that's not true today but that was true probably six years ago. at least six years ago, that was a true statement, so the second highest right behind the defense budget was the money for the parapsychologcial/paranormal work, so if there is anybody who doesn't believe that the Soviets have been playing in that business, does not understand what they are doing. We have been in contact, and as a matter of fact to my knowledge, we had on the platform at TREAT-IV in Atlanta, we had on the platform simultaneously the president of PSI TECH and the president of a Soviet enterprise, civilian enterprise headed by Ivan Sokolov, who does the same thing in the Soviet Union, I think that's a first, OK? And what we are trying to do together is to devise a project that will use the capabilities of both organizations, and the one we are focusing on right at the moment is finding and cleaning up the environmental hazards so that we begin to work on some of the incredible environmental problems that exist in the Soviet Union, so we picked the environment, its benign, it doesn't get this country upset or this government upset, it doesn't get their government upset, its something that needs to be done and so we try to pick something that its an absolutely benign topic so that everyone can support it forward, I don't know if that answers all of your questions, but it gives you a little bit of a ramble. Yes, ma'am.
Joseph McMoneagle (born January 10, 1946, in Miami, Florida) was involved in Remote Viewing experiments conducted by U.S. Army Intelligence and the Stanford Research Institute. He was one of the original officers recruited for the top-secret program now known as the Stargate Project. Along with Ingo Swann, McMoneagle is best known for claims surrounding the investigation of Remote Viewing and the use of paranormal abilities for military intelligence gathering.
Joseph McMoneagleJOSEPH W. MCMONEAGLE, CW2, US Army, Ret., CStS Owner/Executive Director of Intuitive Intelligence Applications, Inc. Mr. McMoneagle has 34 years of professional expertise in research and development, in numerous multi-level technical systems, the paranormal, and the social sciences. Experience includes: experimental protocol design, collection and evaluation of statistical information, prototype design and testing, Automatic Data Processing equipment and technology interface, management, and data systems analysis for mainframe, mini-mainframe, and desktop computer systems supporting information collection and analysis for military and civilian intelligence purposes.
For another five years (for a total of seven as a military remote viewer), Paul worked as a first-line operational remote viewer, tasked to collect intelligence against foreign threats using the remote viewing discipline. In addition to his intelligence work, he also continued with major training duties, participating extensively in the instruction of every new CRV trainee that joined the unit between 1984 and 1990 -- among them Lyn Buchanan, Mel Riley, and David Morehouse, all of whom have gone on to achieve notoriety in the remote viewing field. Paul has the longest experience as a remote viewing methodology instructor of anyone teaching RV publicly today.
Paul H. Smith Smith is a retired U.S. Army Major and intelligence officer. Smith was one of the five people trained as a prototype test subject in Ingo Swann's psychic development of the CRV protocols in 1983. Upon the closure of the Army's Center Lane remote viewing program, Smith was re-assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency’s follow-on remote viewing unit, Sun Streak, which later became Star Gate. He was the main author of what is known today as the “CRV Manual”. Its purpose was simply to serve as a guide and a reference for the terminology and it served to show inquisitive lawmakers what the millions of dollars were being spent on. Swann wrote to Smith giving Smith's manual his approval. Smith has published articles on remote viewing in UFO Magazine, and about dowsing and remote viewing in The American Dowser, the quarterly journal of the American Society of Dowsers. His book Reading the Enemy's Mind: Inside Star Gate: America's Psychic Espionage Program was the book bonus feature for the March 2006 Reader's Digest as The Most Secret Agent. In his book Smith tells the reader there are those who can bend spoons with their minds,  claims he has remote viewed into the future and bilocated, has some doubts about the place of extraordinary memories of his fellow remote viewers, shows he believes in Ingo Swann's teachings, honesty and versions of events, and supports the military potential of remote viewing. Smith blames bureaucrats afraid to take a risk, selective data and close-minded skeptics for the closing of Star Gate.
Paul H. Smith is a Retired U.S. Army Major and intelligence officer. Paul was one of the five people trained as a prototype test subject in Ingo Swann's psychic development of the Coordinate Remote Viewing (CRV) protocols in 1983. Paul was later assigned to work part time in the Defense Intelligence Agency’s remote viewing unit. He was the main author of what is known today as the “CRV Manual” which was written as an effort to describe CRV technology for the sole purpose to solicit continued annual funding for the unit from congress. The CRV manual was not written under the guidance of Ingo Swann, nor was it written for the purpose of teaching CRV
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M el Riley is an Army Sergeant who retired from the military in 1991 . Mel had been noticed to possess natural psychic abilities during the late 70's and was selected to participate in a psychic research program which utilized altered states. The program was short lived and Mel was sent back out to the field to work as an arial image interpreter. In 1984, the CRV unit had only several trained remote viewers so the presiding captain of the Unit sought Mel Riley out and requested his admittance to the PSI SPY unit. Mel was trained in the Coordinate Remote Viewing protocols and with his natural artistic ability and his keen sixth sense, Mel became an impressive remote viewer. Mel was featured in the first documentary filmed about the PSI SPY unit which was released in 1995 by the BBC and titled "The Real X-Files." Mel worked as a remote viewer for PSI TECH operations throughout the 90's. He is a long time active participant in Native American cultural activities and currently resides in Wisconsin and enjoys a quiet life with his wife. He also manages a popular Native American museum and is constantly creating astounding Native American beaded pieces.
Mel’s original assignment in the military was that of an imagery interpreter. As an aerial observer, his job was to ride in airplanes, looking out the window, telling the crew when to turn the cameras on and off for intelligence gathering. Mel had the intuitive knack for getting the right information at the right time. He then graduated to work as an image interpreter specialist for the US military’s "spy in the sky", U2, SR71, and other aerial surveillance programs.
Born Frederick Holmes Atwater. Lt. Atwater was the first operations officer of the Ft. Meade operational remote viewing unit. He came to Ft. Meade in 1977 while still in his late twenties. While with the Systems Exploitation Detachment (SED), which was under control of the office of the assistant chief of staff for intelligence (ACSI), he suggested to the head of the SED, Col. Robert Keenan, that the Army develop a small, experimental group of psychics. (Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 11-3)
Captain Skip Atwater was the founder of the US Army's remote viewing unit. Starting in 1977 with the program's first code name, "Gondola Wish"
Dr. DAVID MOREHOUSE has had an extremely diverse life, which in the words of his superiors, essentially began with a notable military career. He held a Regular Army commission in the United States Infantry and is a Distinguished Military Graduate, and a Dr. Ralph D. Mershon Award winner, designating him as the top cadet commissioned into the Regular Army in 1979, amongst 2,800 other potential candidates. During his tours of duty, Major Morehouse served in many staff and command positions ranging from Airborne rifle Company Commander to Commander of an elite Airborne Ranger Company—he commanded for over four years while the majority of his peers commanded only eighteen months. He was Aide de Camp to two army generals, the Battalion Executive Officer (second in command) of the 680 men of the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, as well as being the Chief of Training for the 13,500 men and women of the 82nd Airborne Division.
David Morehouse entered the military remote viewing unit in 1998. His application was reviewed by Paul H. Smith, who was also a Mormon. Smith felt that Morehouse would make a good addition to the program.