(STARpod.us | Spies, Lies and Polygraph Tape) — One of the more controversial items raised by the new BBC documentary about Uri Geller’s secret life is the possibility that Geller’s mind-beyond-matter spoon-bending skills might have come into play during the hostage-rescue mission carried out by commandos of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at Entebbe Airport in Uganda in July 1976.
A BBC documentary revealing the Israel-born entertainer’s “secret life” as a Cold War spy – employed by both the CIA and Israel’s renowned Mossad – has inferred that Berkshire-based Geller, famed for his spoon-bending powers and a friendship with Michael Jackson, helped to disable radar using his extra-sensory powers … What about the raid on Entebbe though? Uri can’t talk about Entebbe. Is is true he played a pivotal role in the audacious operation to rescue the hostages, took out the radar over the whole of North Africa so that the Israeli Defence Forces could fly in at night? He’s not saying. Put it this way, though: he’s certainly not saying he didn’t do it.
I’ve come across stranger stories and more importantly references, found in real now-declassified U.S. government documents, concerning psychokinesis (PK) and sensitive electronic hardware.
The historical record (or hysterical record, depending upon your point of view in this murky topic) supports the above tale to the extent scientists actually feared a PK threat in the mid to late 1970s.
Article Continues Below …
Article Continues …
There are numerous references to PK research in documents released by the CIA in 2004, including budget line items in reports made for Congress.
According to one U.S. Army Missile Command report (see FOIA file CIA-RDP96-00788R002000230004-2):
“The term “remote perturbation” (RP) is used herein to signify an intellectual-mental process by which a person perturbs remote sensitive apparatus or equipment. RP does not involve any electronic sensing devices at, or focused on, the RP agent.”
One historical review (or hysterical review, again, if you believe all of this to be pure nonsense), titled “Government-sponsored Research in Psychoenergetics,” written in 1989 by a redacted official from the Defense Intelligence Agency and classified SECRET, explains why American intelligence officials tasked their scientists on the problem of psychokinesis. (See FOIA release file CIA-RDP96-00789R002200440001-9 for the nearly complete report, one of the best overall reviews to be found in the STAR GATE files collection).
During 1978-79, the U.S. Air Force Foreign Technology Division proposed that psychokinesis be added to a list of paranormal topics to be investigated by the contractors at Stanford Research Institute (SRI).
Psychokinesis is the production of physical effects, such as perturbation of equipment or instrumentation that appears to be well shielded against human influence or otherwise inaccessible. During this contract period, SRI developed equipment to detect and measure PK.
The next paragraph is redacted in full by the typical use of black marker.
A few pages later, the report describes research conducted by the American Missile Intelligence Agency (MIA):
The objective of the MIA program was to determine the degree to which selected personnel are able to interact with and influence, by mental means only, sensitive electronic equipment and to ascertain how this phenomena might be exploited for Army-designed applications … In Phase I, a computer-based binary random number generator (RNG) was constructed … in Phase II, subjects were selected and trials begun [to determine if individuals could affect the random sequence produced using their minds alone]. When all were completed, the SRI investigators concluded that there was an anomalous, unexplained effect on the electronic system which could not be accounted for by engineering considerations only.
Another report found in the CIA files is called “Remote Perturbation Techniques: Managerial Study” and discusses the PK mind-over-matter problem in greater detail. (See declassified file CIA-RDP96-00788R002000230005-1).
The 1980 report notes, “In view of the obvious military value of being able to disturb sensitive enemy equipment, it is to the advantage of the Army to assess the validity of RP [remote perturbation, or psychokinesis] claims.”
The report also reveals, “Two separate but technically identical RP experiments on random number generators were undertaken at SRI International and at the U.S. Army Missile Command (MICOM). The director of this program is under the oversight of a committee of three senior scientist-managers at MICOM.”
The program was funded at $400,000 1980 U.S. dollars.
After reviewing the SRI-produced data, the report concluded, “when considered in the framework of the existing database, it is difficult to disregard claims for the existence of remote perturbation.”
As for the threat implied by the initially positive results, the report recommended, “If the random event generators appear to be vulnerable to remote perturbation, an effort should be made to determine if sensitive equipment such as internal guidance systems can be affected. There is also interest in the use of some RP [remote perturbation] sensitive device placed in covert secure areas to serve as an intrusion alarm against these areas being compromised by enemy remote viewers.”
Other files describe a “remote perturbation switch” and “remote perturbation techniques.”
Copyright © 2013 Gary S. Bekkum | Spies, Lies and Polygraph Tape | STARstream Research | STARpod.us — All rights reserved.