Perhaps 18 years ago, NOVA aired a report on parapsychology, or ESP. During the program, critics took turns debunking the varied forms of parapsychology–clairvoyance, telekinesis, etc.–until the topic of “remote viewing” was addressed. And that’s when things got interesting.
According to the NOVA interviewees and later confirmed in subsequent exposes, CIA and DIA were heavily involved in parapsychology during the Cold War which, in itself, should not surprise, given the tenor of the times. Of particular interest, however, was the late Pat Price, of whom other CIA/DIA remote viewers later said they were in awe. According to this site (http://www.parascope.com/ds/articles/CIAparapsychology.htm)
Price’s “viewings” were usually wrong–except for when they were eerily correct. Supposedly, Price could see the interiors of intelligence buildings in the former USSR, as well as terrorist camps and such.
Let me bottomline it: I do not believe in RV, but I am wondering how an organization like CIA could have gotten so enamored with it. Was it paranoia? Desperation? A bureaucrat’s attempt at empire buidling? A deliberate disinformation campaign to rattle the Sovs? An expensive and embarrassing venture later wrapped as a success?
Your thoughts without venturing into IMHO?