Imagine being able to receive information psychically that was valuable to public safety, public protection, military security and with ability to spy on enemies . All done in a remote place. The personnel would be trainable, experiments repeatable and accurate.
The Stargate Project A code name for projects initiated by US Defense Intelligence Agency investigating psychic phenomena for the military or domestic applications. Viewing or to “psychically see” events, sites or sense unknown information, to detect current events for domestic or military intelligence. the viewer would attempt to predict things to happen in the future by precognition.
Precognition is future sight or second sight, extrasensory perception. This information cannot be deduced by present available knowledge.
Russia was already seriously researching ways to explore psychic functioning . A book was published Psychic Discoveries from Behind the Iron Curtain, causing great interest in this area. 1972 Stanford Research Institute (SRI) began to research ways to experiment psychic techniques that were repeatable, that could be teachable and used for intelligence purposes. Russel Targ and Harold Puthoff, the team at SRI, worked on expanding remote viewing techniques over vast distances and trained American Military in 1985. Their early results were impressive. Ingo Swann accurately described a uniquely designed magnetometer buried in six feet of concrete. Hella Hammid was able to accurately describe five out of nine target sites. Ingo Swann became bored with the repetition of these experiments and stated he could time travel psychically to any place on the planet. He(Swann) and Pat Price, a police officer in Burbank CA, were provided with geographic longitude and latitude coordinates and was said to give a “remarkably accurate view” of the stated location. Swann’s tests were so amazing that he convinced SRI of his abilities. Swann believed that any one could be taught this technique and these persons did not have to be psychic. Swann’s best Remote Viewing trip was the planet Jupiter done at SRI in 1973. In 1977 Targ and Puthoff published his findings in a book Mind-Reach.
Unfortunately Swann and Pat Price did not get along and “psychic contests raged” out of control. Swann’s contract ended in early 1973 and he left SRI. Pat Price left SRI late 1974 going to work for the CIA. He was well know for his map photos claiming to retrieve information from behind Soviet lines. His sketches appeared to confirm intelligence photographs at that time. The two reunited and eventually worked together creating techniques for Controlled Remote Viewing (CRV) that could be teachable with 5 step protocol. Project research included clairvoyance and out-of-body experiences. The described Remote Viewing as a more structured approach to clairvoyance. The “viewer” would receive a mission only after all other intelligence was exhausted. Using over 22 active military and domestic viewers to provide data. In 1995 three viewers remained in the program, one using tarot cards readings.
1995 this project was then transferred to CIA control the panel appointed Jessica Utts and Ray Hyman. Mr. Hyman stated test results were “nothing striking or surprising….reported matching reports, data generated by viewers is general and vague and way off target“. With recommendation of tighter control of projects with more critical research. CIA terminated the $20million dollar project in 1995 secondary to lack of evidence.