COLD WARRIORS - CIA & KGB TRAIN PSYCHICS
By the 1990s it was revealed that the
Pentagon continued to employ a highly classified team of 'psychic
spies,' who use a form of remote viewing to aid in the gathering
of intelligence in foreign countries.
It was called "Project Grill Flame " when columnist Jack
Anderson first broke the story in April of 1984. Since then, the
program has changed its code name several times.
But the psychic spy program continues to exist, although in a
smaller form. It's also been moved from its longtime headquarters
at Fort Meade, Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C. This
was a very good location for a secret program because Fort
Meade is home to a much larger spying agency-the National Security
The unit began in the early seventies, when the CIA began seeing
films of Russian psychics like Ninel Kulagina and others. They
became concerned about a 'psychic gap' with the Soviet Union,
as reports came in of KGB programs involving Russian psychics.
The psychic group was called "Project Scanate," which stood for
"scan by coordinate." Program managers recruited
subjects like Ingo Swann who demonstrated psychic abilities and placed
them in darkened rooms, where they were agents brought them papers with
longitude and latitude coordinates.
The CIA then ask them what they saw using remote viewing. The CIA and Pentagon
soon found that this could be a useful tool in the intelligence mix, though
they have never relied on it exclusively for intelligence.
Artist and psychic Ingo Swann, pictured at right in front of a painting of one
his astral projection episodes, was put in charge of training new
psychic recruits for the CIA and military intelligence. He talks about
his ability to astrally project his consciousness to the far reaches of space
in the film clip.
Click on the movie projector icon below to hear Ingo's story.