What does spy-agency polygraph technology have in common with brain scanning fMRI and extraterrestrial telepathy?
The application of fMRI technology for detection of a “telepathic information channel” between distant tests subjects would provide an objective framework for serious research into an area of anomalous observation already of interest to the Defense Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Air Force: alleged encounters with non-human intelligence and telepathic transmission of information.
(Spies, Lies and Polygraph Tape) — Over the years, I have been involved in several informal discussions with scientific experts concerning telepathy — direct mind-to-mind communication of meaning — following a reported incident at aerospace entrepreneur Bob Bigelow’s allegedly haunted Skinwalker Ranch in Utah.
According to Bigelow physics adviser Dr. Eric Davis, hostile telepathic messages were perceived by an unnamed Bigelow scientist. The alleged telepathic source? An unfriendly alien intelligence rumored to have warned Bigelow’s paranormal investigative team to leave the area.
I imagine that most professionals would dismiss the Skinwalker Ranch claims as delusional. One the other hand, they might be the result of some kind of hypnotic suggestion related to tales of high strangeness and the odd social circumstances surrounding the alleged paranormal activity. After reading a good portion of the U.S. government’s 80,000 pages of declassified STAR GATE psychic spy files, I was left wondering if there was more to this story than mere delusion.
Casting aside the possibility of a supernatural presence behind the reported telepathic incident, a handful of researchers are now considering what kind of technology might be responsible for sending and receiving real-world mind-to-mind signals.
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Grabbing hold of a TIGER’s Tale
The intelligence community faces voluminous amounts of scientific information produced and available on a global scale. To improve the analysis of the information, the Technology Warning Division of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Defense Warning Office asked the National Research Council, in 2004, to establish the Committee on Defense Intelligence Agency Technology Forecasts and Reviews … the DIA [requested] that the NRC establish a standing committee on Technology Insight — Gauge, Evaluate and Review (TIGER).
The special TIGER study committee — headed by Bigelow adviser Dr. Eric Davis’ colleague, former CIA analyst and assistant national intelligence officer for science and technology Dr. Christopher Kit Green — counted among its many notable members Dr. John Gannon, former chairman of the CIA National Intelligence Council.
The goals for the study were laid out at the National Academies of Science:
This study will develop approaches to identification of trends in neurophysiological and cognitive/neural science research that may help the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) anticipate the state of such research internationally in the year 2027 and, especially, to help prepare for possible implications affecting future U.S. warfighting capabilities.
I have — sitting on my desk as a definitive reference — the prepublication copy of the final report, currently available from Amazon.com as “Emerging Cognitive Neuroscience and Related Technologies.”
The project was one of many programs run by the Air Force Studies Board and sponsored by the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Is the Defense Intelligence Agency interested in telepathy?
Dr. Kit Green, the previously mentioned former CIA analyst and member of the National Academies DIA TIGER Committee, has been involved in adapting the technology of fMRI brain scanners for detection of confabulation — essentially a high tech lie detector.
Green has also expressed personal interest in the use of fMRI to demonstrate the existence (or non-existence) of a telepathic connection between distant human test subjects.
It’s all part of an agenda to reverse-engineer exotic (often identified as extraterrestrial alien, or non-human) technology for use in the war on terror. At least that is how it appears based upon a superficial examination.
Green described to us an idea for a telepathy experiment, using fMRI brain scanners, involving a remote viewer sender and a receiver.
“I want to put a remote viewing person with proven skills at receiving mentation from a sender in one magnet, and the proven sender in a second magnet simultaneously — and see if the (sure and certain) activation in the specific occipital primary visual cortex — responsible for processing the image I would present him or her — would be apperceived in the recipient [receiver] thousands of miles away, at the same moment (within 500 milliseconds) in the same cortical substrate.”
The big question, besides the obvious “is this for real?” should involve the legality of mindtaps, since the application of fMRI technology to enhance lie detection schemes is already in the works — we have seen copies of government proposals for some of the basic research.
“We can watch a person decide to lie in real-time … in these recent experiments, the experimenter was ‘blind’ to the results but able to tell, in real time, that an incorrect pattern was chosen …”
The proposals for fMRI detection of confabulation we have seen involve enhancing traditional (polygraph-based lie detection) methods by finding a correlation between the traditional sensors and fMRI signals, using a special software model.
The extension of the above for detection of a “telepathic information channel” between distant tests subjects would provide an objective framework for serious research into an area of anomalous observation already of interest to the U.S. Air Force: encounters with non-human intelligence and telepathic transmission of information.
The U.S. Air Force has long been associated with all-things ET, presumably part of a reverse engineering mandate to make operational suspected or observed anomalous phenomena. The Air Force and other services have a long history of injecting phenomena that are not scientifically understood into active operational programs; the best known example being the STAR GATE psychic spy programs. Apparently understanding the theoretical basis for an observed anomaly is not a prerequisite for obtaining operational funding.
The author of the official U.S. Air Force “Teleportation Study,” Bigelow adviser Dr. Eric Davis, provided details of an encounter by a physicist with a non-human “telepathic” intelligence at Skinwalker Ranch.
“There were multiple voices that spoke in unison, telepathically. Four senses were in their control so there was no odor, sound, smell, or touch, and overall body motion was frozen (as in the muscles that would not respond). Afterwards, when completely freed from this event (after the dark shadow) disappeared, there was no lingering or residual odors, sounds, etc. in the immediate environment.”
Clearly the reported encounter resembles hypnagogic and hynopompic reports of extraterrestrial abductions; the finer details of this event remain unknown to us.
The DIA study compared reports of alien abduction to false memory syndrome.
“The abductees studied had experienced apparent sleep paralysis and hypnopompic hallucinations, which are vivid dreamlike hallucination that occur as one is waking up, such as seeing figures hovering near their beds … their physiological reactions were similar to those seen in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder patients who listened to audiotaped scripts of their traumas. Thus, expressed emotion is no guarantee that a memory is true.”
The report serves as an example of why the U.S. Air Force and certain TIGER team members might have an interest in exploring the possibility of directly inducing mental impressions. The ability to shut down other sensory functions of the human brain is certainly of direct military interest, even if the phenomenology behind the effect is not well understood.
In 2008, I assisted in arranging a meeting between Dr. Green and a Chinese researcher who was also interested in an experiment to test for a telepathic connection between two human test subjects.
Kit Green’s Mindtap
- Spies, lies, brain scanners and telepathy
- Attack at Skinwalker Ranch
- Sleight of Planet SERPO
- “We can watch a person decide to lie in real time”
- The Experiment
- To catch this Skinwalker, it takes a thief
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