rv 0510 0151 (complete Remote Viewing Session : 80 photos)

Remote viewing.

The term carries with it an air of mystery. Remote viewing is often associated with secret military programs to exploit the powers that — for most of us — lie dormant in our minds. Some find it ironic that it was the military that sought to unlock those powers — and so it is in a way. Ironic that one of the most conservative and hard-headed institutions in our society was forward thinking enough to ask the questions and fund the studies that led to a breakthrough of which all of us can now take advantage.

“……keep in mind, i had no idea of the target before i started the RV session….only a number…..the pictures i found later and added to correspond to where i was bi-located during the session…….” : stephen hamper

Remote viewing is a mental faculty that allows a perceiver (a “viewer”) to describe or give details about a target that is inaccessible to normal senses due to distance, time, or shielding. For example, a viewer might be asked to describe a location on the other side of the world, which he or she has never visited; or a viewer might describe an event that happened long ago; or describe an object sealed in a container or locked in a room; or perhaps even describe a person or an activity; all without being told anything about the target — not even its name or designation.

….What is Remote Viewing?

The term “Remote Viewing” has one definition with two separate parts to it.

The first part of the definition says it is: The process of an individual acquiring information about a person,  place, thing or event which is distant in time or space, when that…information could not be accessible to the individual through any means currently known to science. Sounds like psychic work, yes?
The second part of the definition is the groundwork for the first part.



Remote viewing is technically: A certain type of psychic or “ESP” process, defined as Remote Viewing instead of ESP by the fact that it is done within an approved Remote Viewing protocol. There are rules in RV to ensure the information one is obtaining could not be accessible to the psychic through any means but psi. These rules,
taken as a set, are called “the Remote Viewing Protocol.”

…..Remote Viewing Protocol

The combined set of rules, regulations, processes, procedures, and instructions in a laboratory experiment is often called the “protocol.” In Remote Viewing, the protocol encompasses every aspect of the experiment. The details can vary, but there are three points of RV Protocol that are always expected to be followed: * Planned and Aimed. The psychic session must be planned and done on purpose. If you get a “spontaneous insight” or have a dream, that is not Remote Viewing. RV is when you intend to collect information about a specific target. * Double-Blind. In most experiments, if the person giving the answers does not know the question, it would be called “blind” or “single-blind”. Remote Viewing is required to be “double-blind”. That means there are two (double) layers of “blinding”.

IRVA International Remote Viewing Association)

Remote viewing is a novel perceptual discipline for gaining information not available to the ordinary physical senses. Used extensively by so-called “psychic spies” during the Cold War for classified military projects, it has a long history both as an intelligence gathering tool and as the subject of research and applications in the civilian world. Remote viewing has now taken a long step into the public domain with the formation of a professional association to educate, research, propose standards, test performance, and promote public awareness of this unique human mental capacity.






A Brief Timeline of Remote Viewing

This is only a brief chronology of events in remote viewing history. Many more details could be added, and many more names included. But this will serve as a starting place to record the major events and some of the important personalities in relation to one another. Certainly, important events and personalities remain to be added. This chronology will become more complete over time. If you wish to nominate an event to be considered for addition to the timeline please forward it to Timeline.

Readers should be aware that there are two parallel remote viewing timelines: the operational, military-run program at Ft. Meade, Maryland, and the civilian-led, military-funded research program in California. External civilian research and applications were also taking place. In the chronology below, the operational and military lines are intermingled with a few references to the RV-related activities in the civilian sector.

Sept 1971 Ingo Swann begins PK research with Cleve Backster
Nov 1971 Swann participates in PK experiments in Gertrude Schmeidler’s lab; also participates in OBE experiments.
8 Dec 1971 First remote viewing experiment (describing weather in Tucson, AZ from ASPR offices in NYC). Term “Remote Viewing” is adopted.
22 Feb 1972 First beacon experiments (also conducted at ASPR)
March 1972 Cleve Backster shows Swann a letter from Dr. Hal Puthoff at Stanford Research Institute. Swann and Puthoff communicate.
6 June 1972 Swann/Puthoff magnetometer / quark-detector equipment experiment in physics building at Stanford University.
27 June 1972 Puthoff communicates with Kit Green, Central Intelligence Agency, concerning the magnetometer experiment results.
Aug 1972 Under Puthoff’s supervision, CIA representatives conduct first evaluation trials with Swann. Russell Targ visits Puthoff at SRI.
1 Oct 1972 CIA awards SRI $50K exploratory contract.
Sept 1972 Russell Targ joins the RV program at SRI.
Summer 1973 Pat Price and Ingo Swann remote view NSA’s Sugar Grove facility in West Virginia.
July 1974 Pat Price’s operational remote viewing of a facility near Semipalatinsk in USSR conducted.
18 Oct 1974 Russell Targ and Hall Puthoff publish article on remote viewing research in Nature.
July 1975 CIA terminates involvement in and funding of remote viewing.
Late 1975 Air Force Foreign Technology Division becomes the primary funder of SRI research program, with Dale Graff supervising.
March 1976 Puthoff & Targ publish a major article about remote viewing in Proceedings of IEEE.
1976 Dr. Edwin May joins RV program at SRI International.
1977 The book Mind Reach (Targ & Puthoff) is published.
June 1977 Founding of Mobius Group; Project Deepquest – a submarine RV experiment is jointly conducted by SRI International / Stephan Schwartz.
Sept 1977 US Army’s remote viewing program GONDOLA WISH is extablished by Lt. F. Holmes “Skip” Atwater at the direction of the Army Assistant Chief of Staff Intelligence, Maj. Gen. Edmund Thompson.
13 July 1978 GONDOLA WISH name is changed to GRILL FLAME.
Oct 1978 US Army’s INSCOM is tasked by the ACSI with developing a parapsychology program.
Dec 78 – Jan 79 Selection of remote viewers for GRILL FLAME. Mel Riley, Joe McMoneagle, Ken Bell, and three others are included.
4 Sept 1979 First Army-conducted operational remote viewing session performed.
March 1979 Remote viewers working with Dale Graff at Wright-Patterson AFB and at SRI correctly locate downed Soviet TU-22 recce aircraft.
1979-81 Stephan Schwartz conducts Alexandria Project, a remote viewing archaeology project in Egypt. His book Alexandria Project is subsequently published.
ca. 1980 Air Force Chief of Staff cancels AF RV program; Dale Graff joins Defense Intelligence Agency as principal staff officer for remote viewing effort.
1981-82 Puthoff and Swann develop coordinate remote viewing (CRV) architecture.
1982 Russell Targ leaves SRI International’s RV program. Mel Riley departs Ft. Meade’s operational RV unit.
1982 With Swann as instructor, two individuals (Tom McNear and Rob Cowart) begin first CRV training.
Dec 1982 US Army’s RV project’s name is changed to CENTER LANE.
1983 Charlene Cavanaugh joins military RV unit in August; Paul H. Smith joins in September.
Jan 1984 Bill Ray joins military RV unit; second group of CRV candidates begins training (group includes Smith, Ray, Charlene Chavanaugh; Ed Dames is last minute addition to training contract while remaining assigned to his sponsoring unit).
1984 The book Mind Race (Targ & Keith Harary) is published.
Apr 1984 Lyn Buchanan joins the Ft. Meade RV unit.
Sept 1984 Joe McMoneagle retires from the Ft. Meade RV unit.
July 1984 Brig. Gen Harry Soyster replaces Maj. Gen. Bert Stubblebine as Commander, INSCOM. Orders close of Army’s CENTER LANE RV program. Soyster eventually persuaded to allow transfer of program & personnel to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
1985 Dr. Hal Puthoff leaves SRI International to take directorship of Institute of Advanced Studies in Austin, TX. Dr. Edwin May becomes director of SRI’s program.
1985-86 Caravel Project, an underwater archaeology project conducted by Stephan Schwartz.
31 Jan 1986 After a year of holding operational control, DIA takes formal control of the military operational RV program, and renames it SUN STREAK. Ed Dames joins RV unit.
1986 Mel Riley is once more assigned to the Ft. Meade RV unit.
1987 Brig Leander Project, an underwater archaeology project conducted by Stephan Schwartz.
Dec 1987 F. Holmes “Skip” Atwater departs the Ft. Meade RV unit on retirement leave.
June 1988 David Morehouse is assigned to the Ft. Meade RV unit.
Dec 1988 Ed Dames departs the Ft. Meade RV unit.
June 1990 David Morehouse departs, and Mel Riley retires from the Ft. Meade RV unit.
Aug 1990 Paul Smith is reassigned from the Ft. Meade RV unit to the 101st Airborne Division for Desert Shield / Desert Storm.
Late 1990 Dale Graff becomes chief of the Ft. Meade RV unit, and changes project name to STAR GATE.
1991 Edwin May moves RV research program from SRI International to Science Applications International Corporation.
Jan 1992 Lyn Buchanan retires from the Ft. Meade RV unit.
1993 The book Mind Trek (McMoneagle) is published.
June 1993 Dale Graff retires.
1994 Wording added to Federal Y95 budget transferring control of STAR GATE from DIA to CIA.
1995 CIA begins Congressionally directed evaluation of RV as an intelligence tool. American Institutes of Research is hired to do a “scientific” study; in the report officially published in September the AIR concludes that RV has no value as an intelligence tool. Significant questions are raised about the completeness and accuracy of the AIR study.
30 June 1995 CIA cancels STAR GATE program. The five remaining personnel are reassigned to other jobs in the government.
27 August 1995 Jim Schnabel/Channel Four TV’s The Real X-Files: America’s Psychic Spies appears as a prime time special in the UK. Interviewed are Gen. Ed Thompson, Hal Puthoff, John Alexander, Mel Riley, Lyn Buchanan, Ed Dames, former CIA director Stansfield Turner.
28 Nov 1995 Ted Koppel’s Nightline discusses existence of government remote viewing effort. Interviewed are former CIA director Robert Gates, Dale Graff, Edwin May, Joe McMoneagle, etc.
1996 Remote Viewing is featured in many media articles and broadcasts, and becomes a featured item on Art Bell’s and other talk shows.
Nov 1996 The book Psychic Warrior (David Morehouse) is published.
Feb 1997 The book Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America’s Psychic Spies (Jim Schnabel) is published.
18 March 1999 The International Remote Viewing Association is formed.
19-20 March 1999 First remote viewing conference: CRV Conference hosted by Lyn Buchanan’s training company, P>S>I. Featured speakers: Russell Targ, John Alexander.
19-20 May 2000 Year 2000 Remote Viewing Conference in Mesquite, NV.
Featured speakers: Charles T. Tart, Jessica Utts, Larry Dossey, Marcello Truzzi.
June 2001 First IRVA sponsored remote viewing conference. Held at Texas, Station Las Vegas, NV.
Featured speakers: Edgar Mitchell, Dean Radin, Jeffrey Mishlove.
June 2002 IRVA remote viewing conference in Austin, TX, celebrating 30 years of remote viewing.
Featured speakers: Ingo Swann, Hal Puthoff, Dale Graff, Cleve Backster.
October 2003 Joint sponsorship of remote viewing conference with the A.R.E. in Virginia Beach, VA.
Featured speakers: Charles Cayce, James Spottiswoode, Hal Puthoff, and Dale Graff.
June 2004 IRVA remote viewing conference in Las Vegas, NV.
Featured speakers: Ingo Swann, Melvin Morse, and Daryl Bem.
June 2006 IRVA remote viewing conference in Las Vegas, NV.
Featured speakers: Ingo Swann, William Tiller, and Dean Radin.
October 2007 IRVA remote viewing conference in Las Vegas, NV.
Featured speakers: Jacques Vallee, Jessica Utts, and George McMullen.
June 2009 IRVA remote viewing conference in Las Vegas, NV.
Featured speakers: Roger Nelson, John Alexander, Skip Atwater, and Dale Graff.
June 2010 IRVA remote viewing conference in Las Vegas, NV.
Featured speakers: Jim Channon, Donald Hoffman, and Brenda Dunne.

….you can view this entire Remote Viewing session in detail, page by page, at the FaceBook links below……please feel free to ask any questions as i have a panel of RV experts to defer to……..thankyou…. stephen hamper

rv 0510 0151 (complete Remote Viewing Session : 80 photos)

remote viewing stephen hamper @ PARTICLE (complete Remote Viewing Session plus exhibition documentation : 91 photos)