It has another, almost darker meaning, however. Beginning in the s, the Stargate Project was the name of a secret unit of the US military. Basically, the purpose of the project was the hope that, using psychic powers, the army would be able to use something called remote viewing to gather information telepathically.
It has been said the US military interest in psychic powers was spurred on by Soviet action. The CIA decided to investigate the possibility of using psychic powers for intelligence gathering, and so Stargate was born and received funding. At first, the research took place at Stanford Institute and began with the viewers attempting to see things the researchers could verify.
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Once all other attempts to obtain information were exhausted, the researchers were promised, they would be given a mission, and get to prove their skills. At first, the program contained 22 individuals, but when those people left the program, they were not replaced. One, for example, was Pat Price.
He was a police officer who was used as a viewer on multiple occasions. He reportedly used his mind to see Soviet Union machinery, which he would then draw out for the researchers. Those drawings matched up with CIA photos they had at the time, and so he was taken very seriously by those who believed in the validity of the experiments. Ingo Swann was kept around for a while not only due to his scientific approach but also because of his interest in psychic powers concerning aliens and extraterrestrial life.
Major General Albert Stubblebine was a big proponent and was convinced Psychic Soldiers - Various - The Best Of Video Releases would be successful. He required all his commanders to learn how to bend spoons with their minds, and he attempted to learn how to walk through walls using only his mental powers.
However, the controversy surrounding the value of the project and some Various - Det Beste Av Norsk Musikk 1994-1998 violations by those Ona - Banket - Druhá Doba?! psychics working on it resulted in Stubblebine being forced into retirement.
He was replaced by Harry Soyster, who was not quite so fond of the project. Stargate ended while he was in charge. One of the viewers was also in the army.
Joseph McMoneagle claimed to have been a psychic from his teen years, using his abilities to escape from his childhood of abuse. He claimed he could view scenes in both the past and the future and that he had used his abilities to see the Iranian hostage crisis.
He also readily acknowledged the stigma surrounding the program. Ed Dames was a military man trained by Ingo Swann. He later became an overseer of the civilian viewers. Over time, the group changed hands and names several times. Init was decided by the CIA that the program had no Psychic Soldiers - Various - The Best Of Video Releases of being used for any operations. It was canceled and declassified.
It was made known that the army never intended to utilize the method. In fact, it was hardly even promoted during its existence and was only kept alive due to a handful of people who vehemently believed in it.