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“Psychos” in the service of the United States. History of the American military project Stargate

For the modern man who has seen the movie, the word “Stargate” is more likely associated with the Stargate franchise of Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin. Space, aliens, unknown technologies, capture of worlds, instantaneous movements along the hidden paths of the Universe and all that. However, we will talk about another project Stargate – a real one that has existed for many years. From this he, however, does not become less fantastic even by today’s standards.


  • Cold War and Baba Vanga
  • Scanate project
  • Experiments and “flight” to Jupiter
  • Training “psychos” and teleconference with Juna
  • Sun Streak Project
  • Waste of money

Many people know the phrase “Who owns the information, he owns the world.” It is believed that its author is one of the founders of the most famous banker dynasty – Mayer Amschel Rothschild, born in 1744. Even then, people understood that it is information that is one of the main assets, without which it is difficult to conduct any activity. Over time, this statement only gained weight, and there are many examples in history.

Cold War and Baba Vanga

We will step over a couple of centuries and find ourselves in the 20th century, in its second half. The next stage of the Cold War was planned, nuclear weapons served as a terrible scarecrow for the entire planet, the USA and the USSR were actively playing muscles in front of each other. The parties developed new technologies, spied on, trying to find out the most intimate secrets hidden in top secret laboratories and military enterprises, as well as in the heads of scientists and high-ranking military.

The states believed that their main adversary, the USSR, was exploring the possibility of obtaining information remotely. No, not with the help of radio waves or super-power optics, but thanks to psychotronic – the “socialist” version of parapsychology. Allegedly, 30 million rubles were spent annually on research in the first half of the 1970s (an amount unprecedented in those times), and by 1975 funding reached 300 million rubles a year. Moreover, there was evidence of notable progress. Perhaps the influence was also made by the legendary Bulgarian clairvoyant woman Vanga, who had already gained fame – Bulgaria at that time was under the heel of the USSR.

It is possible that often these were just assumptions, but they turned out to be enough for the Americans to begin their own research. Or just decided to take the lead. Some experts considered psychokinesis, telepathy and their ilk a fiction or, at least, controversial directions, but national security was paramount.

Scanate project

So in 1972–73, the Stargate Project program was launched, but it received such a name only shortly before closing in 1995. Previously, the code marks were (but they were not limited to) Sun Streak, Grill Frame and Center Lane – when the Intelligence Agency of the US Department of Defense and Scanate under the CIA wing were interested in paranormalism.

Let us dwell a little more on the Scanate program (presumably the word means “scan” in translation from Romanian; the official version is “scan by coordinates”), which was the first attempt to “find the truth”. The description of the project will help to understand how seriously the American military of that time treated the potential of the human psyche. The Stanford Research Institute (SRI) has been helping in this matter. It was 1972.

Subsequently, within the framework of the program, two kinds of activity were conducted: some researchers were engaged in theoretical study of the possibilities of “remote vision”, others attempted to put knowledge into practice. The team included psychologists, doctors, psychics and some other specialists, but for more than 20 years there were not so many different programs.

The photo is illustrative.

As Ingo Swann (one of the first participants of the project, a ufologist and psychic) ​​said later in his book, the main goal of the experiments was not to prove the existence of “remote viewing” at first, but to find out what are the means of remote perception. “I proposed the term“ remote sensing, ”not“ vision, ”but not everyone agreed with me,  ” Swann wrote. By the way, he was invited to the group precisely because of the scientific approach to the problems.

Experiments and “flight” to Jupiter

In the early experiments, scientists tried to test the ability of a person to perceive the environment at a short distance (on the territory of the campus). Then attempts were made to expand the sphere of perception. “I once suggested to Dr. Janet Mitchell to name an American city. Then I had to “go” there and talk about the current weather. After that, Janet should have called local meteorologists and checked the information,  ”described one of the experiments of Ingo, but did not specify what the result was.

In 1973, the still small team set the first ambitious task to find out the limits of its capabilities. Swann “transferred” to Jupiter to describe both the planet itself and its environment. Observers were recognized physicists and competent scientists. After half an hour of preparation, Ingo “saw” a remote planet, the “journey” to which took about three minutes.

The results were controversial. The researcher spoke about the “crystals” in the atmosphere of a celestial body, huge mountains, mentioned the rings and pointed out the possible presence of liquid somewhere on the surface of the planet or under it. True, not a word was said about the numerous moons of the gas giant, on which, besides, one can hardly find mountains. Later, the report underwent several changes, and the psychic stated that the transcript was not correct without scientific comments.

In addition to Swann, others, as they were called, “gifted individuals” took part in the program. One of them was Uri Geller, known for his ability to bend spoons by force of thought. In the project, he lasted a week, after which he was recognized as a crook and sent back home.

But Pat Price, allegedly, was really able to “consider” the secret Soviet equipment and assemblies. Moreover, he even made sketches, which were then carefully studied by experts of the CIA. There were other participants, but most appear in the documents under serial numbers.

According to some sources, there are quite a few Scientology followers among the “empats”. The same Swann complained about SRI – allegedly trying to discredit his work because he believes in the teachings of Hubbard. Whether it is important or not, the fact remains.

Training “psychos” and teleconference with Juna

The results achieved have satisfied the US military, and in 1977 the program was developed. After a short transitional period, during which the goal was set to find practical use of paranormal abilities, several directions appeared under different code symbols: Gondola Wish, Grill Flame, Center Lane and some others. They gradually merged into one. Here there is a subtlety associated with financing – the place of the program, which did not live up to expectations and lost money, was occupied by another. A new leader appeared, the next “tranches”, and everything went on. Changed and the military departments, “curators”.

Interestingly, the situation is described in the documents of the CIA, declassified a couple of years after the closure of the Stargate Project. Pointing to the need for the Gondola Wish project, the captain of the American Army Frederick Atwater, for example, confirms the existence in the USSR of training teams for “psychos”. “The Soviets will continue to try to develop paranormal abilities in people to such an extent that they can be used in various tasks,  ” the military wrote. He added that the United States had already achieved success in research, proving the possibility of using psychic abilities in practice, in particular in intelligence.

In the early 1980s, Ingo Swann and Harold Puthoff developed instructions that could teach almost everyone to “see at a distance”. The existence of these top-secret data was somehow found out by columnist Jack Anderson, who made the information public in 1984. The established commission checked the effectiveness of the program and came to disappointing conclusions, after which funding was cut.

And this is despite the fact that in the same year, Dr. Russell Targ (adherents of the “distance view” call him the SRI co-founder, but at the time of opening the institution to the future scientist was 12 years old) held a space link between San Francisco and Moscow, wishing to demonstrate “remote vision”. His partner was Evgenia Davitashvili, better known as Juna.

As part of the experiment, a participant in the program was supposed to hide in an American city, and the healer at a distance would determine exactly where he was, describing the terrain in detail. People from the Academy of Sciences of the USSR were invited to follow the events. According to the sources, “Juna had to focus her attention in a space of 10 thousand miles to the west and two hours ahead in time.”

Result? In all cases, she was right 100%. Unfortunately, a detailed description of how everything happened, could not be found.

Sun Streak Project

Let’s return to the closure of one of the Stargate projects. Americans know how to solve such problems, so in 1985 a newcomer appeared, codenamed Sun Streak. He was headed by Lieutenant General Albert Stubblebayn. Very interesting person because of his passion for the paranormal. With his subordinates, he conducted classes on the bending of spoons with the power of thought, and also forced them to go through fire, and in the literal sense – for the sake of “comprehending hidden wisdom.” Well, that did not ask to do even more strange things, such as painting the grass. Although no, it was: demanded to go through walls (also using the power of thought).

Under the leadership of Stubblebine, the “psychos” training project was expectedly given a second life, but the curators demanded concrete results. And they were provided. Somehow, participants in the Sun Streak were able to find a crashed military plane. Yes, he was within 15 miles of the specified “seeing” place, but still not bad. There were attempts to search for hostages. As an example, the CIA report mentions an Englishman, Terry Veit, who, allegedly, could be found by one of the “observers.”

A total of dozens of events are described, in which the “sighted” took part. One of them reported that Muammar Gaddafi was seriously wounded during the bombing as part of Operation Canyon Eldorado, but in fact the fraternal leader and leader of the revolution was not injured. Another reported a KGB spy in South Africa and got to the point (or rather, suggested how to bring him to clear water, but this is more like a bluff). The locations of several military hostages were identified, but no direct confirmation of the information was obtained. They unsuccessfully searched for plutonium in North Korea, as well as Saddam Hussein, but helped to locate R-17 missiles and some biological weapons. And this over the years, not a short time.

In 1988, at the peak of the inflated efficiency of the Stargate project, the CIA asked “observers” to indicate where the bomb was laid on Pan American flight PA103. Then, we recall, the Boeing 747-121 flew over Scotland, in the 59th minute there was an explosion that led to the death of 270 people. Nothing happened, although there was a half decade of work behind them.

Waste of money

The military increasingly doubted. The unauthorized “travels” in space and time of some of the “observers” did not add popularity either. A student of Ingo Swann, a Vietnam War veteran, intelligence major Ed Dames, for example, later assured that he could leave not only his body, but also the Earth, and also move in time. He personally saw the fall of Atlantis (and knows where it is – under Titikaka), discovered the Loch Ness monster and the Martians. It was rumored that it was all about “substances”, but there is no evidence of that.

In the early 1990s, the project finally got the name Stargate, but its last years went unnoticed. The CIA was completely disappointed in what was happening, and in 1995 Stargate was closed, and the documents were subsequently declassified. It has been argued that the effectiveness of “observers” (their names remained hidden to the public) depended on luck, not skills or abilities. The reports state that none of the visions helped enough to replace conventional intelligence or other means of obtaining information.

During the existence of the Stargate Project, it spent about $ 20 million, a little more than half of this amount accounted for the last 8-10 years. Despite the long history, only 40 people were directly involved in the project, 23 of which were “observers”. In the mid-1980s, seven such “psychos” and the same number of attendants worked on an ongoing basis.

By the way, in 2004 the book “Crazy Special Forces” was published (in the original – The Men Who Stare at Goats), and in 2009, based on its motifs, the same-named mystical comedy with a good set of actors. There are no direct references to the Stargate Project, but the film is about him. God knows not what the source, but lets look at what was happening through the prism of humor.

List of sources: Stopeg , Pegasus Research Consortium , War History Online , Exopaedia , CIA ( 1 , 2 , 3 ), Remote Viewing Instructional Services , Reality Sandwich , Collective Evolution , Ranker , The Independent , WikiVisually , Federation Of American Scientists .

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