Thursday, January 3, 2008
The Weird Files, Part 12; The FBI and ESP
Most people reading this blog will, I'm sure, be aware of the Remote-Viewing research undertaken by various elements of the American Intelligence community and military in the 1970s.
But who knew that the FBI was engaged in such studies back in the mid-to-late 1950s?
The FBI has declassified its files on this particular topic and placed them online (here's where to get them in PDF format).
The FBI came away less than impressed by those who claimed to possess ESP; nevertheless the story is a fascinating one, full of skullduggery and Cold War spy-antics.
You can also read about my own analysis of the files in the anthology The Universe Wants To Play.