This entry is from the collection of water damaged pages I found in the files. Once again, the first part is almost illegible, but from what I gather it’s Dr Gotobed’s thoughts on something called ‘remote viewing’. The following is all I could salvage – C.R.
… in 1991 when the CIA rolled these various disparate programmes into one: Project Stargate.
The work that took place at Fort Meade, Maryland was primarily concerned with ‘remote viewing’, the apparent ability to ‘view’ sites and events, gathering information from a great distance using extrasensory perception.
Very little verifiable data was collected, and Project Stargate closed in 1995. Indeed, it is now considered to be yet another of the US governments attempts at spreading disinformation during the Cold War and beyond. After all, it is no bad thing if your enemies are under the impression that ‘psychic spies’ are watching their every move.
However, as is often the case with such things, there is evidence to suggest that the CIA had some success with their remote viewing experiments, beyond mere propaganda.
The following are excerpts taken from official CIA records*. The subject was one Joseph McMoneagle, a former NCO, also known as ‘Remote Viewer No.1’.
McMoneagle was led to a shielded room, handed a sealed envelope and only told that it contained a time period and a general location.
He was told not to open this envelope until the conclusion of the experiment. He was also told that he would be given more specific geographical coordinates during the session.
The identity of the monitor was not recorded.
MON: (ROJ for 5/22 (May 22nd), time 10.09am.)
MON: All right now, using the information in the envelope I’ve provided, exclusively focusing your attention now… focus on 40.89 degrees north, 9.55 degrees west.
SUB: … I want to say it looks like ah… I don’t know, it sort of looks… I kind of got an oblique view of a ah… pyramid or pyramid form. It’s very high… it’s yellowish. Ocher coloured.
MON: All right. Move in time to the time indicated in the envelope I’ve provided you and describe what’s happening.
SUB: I’m tracking severe, severe clouds, more like dust storm, ah… it’s a geologic problem. Seems to be like a ah… Just a minute, I’ve got to iron this out. It’s really weird.
MON: Just report your raw perceptions at this time, you’re still early in the session.
SUB: I’m looking at, at a… after effect of a major geologic problem.
MON: Go back to the time before the geologic problem.
SUB: …I’m seeing ah… It’s like a perception of a shadow of people, very tall.. thin, it’s only a shadow. It’s as if they were there and they’re not, not there anymore.
MON: Go back to a period of time where they are there.
SUB: … Um … [mumbling] It’s like I get a lot of static on a line and everything, it’s breaking up all the time, very fragmentary pieces.
MON: Just report the raw data, don’t try to put things together, just report the raw data.
SUB: I just keep seeing very large people. They appear thin and tall, but they’re very large. Ah… wearing some kind of strange clothes.
SUB: … Deep inside of a cavern, not a cavern, more like canyon. Um, I’m looking up, up the sides of a steep wall that seems to go on forever. And there’s like ah… a structure with a… it’s like the wall of the canyon itself has been carved. Again, I’m getting a very large structures, no… ah… no intricacies, huge sections of smooth stone.
MON: Do the structures have insides and outsides?
SUB: … Yes, they’re very, it’s like a rabbit warren, corners of rooms, they’re really huge, I don’t, feel like I’m standing in one it’s just really huge. Perception is that the ceiling is very high, walls very wide.
SUB: They have a ah… marker thing that’s very large, keep getting Washington Monument overlay, it’s like an… obelisk.
SUB: It’s filtered from storms or something.
MON: Say that again, SUB.
SUB: They’re like shelters from storms.
MON: These structures you’re seeing?
SUB: Yes, they’re designed for that.
MON: All right. Go inside one of these and find some activity to tell me about.
SUB: Different chambers… but they’re almost stripped of any kind of… furnishings or anything, it’s like ah… strictly functional place for sleeping or that’s not a good word, hibernations, some form, I can’t, I get real raw inputs, storms, savage storm, and sleeping through storms.
MON: Tell me about the ones who sleep through the storms.
SUB: …Ah… very… tall again, very large… people, but they’re thin, they look thin because of their height and they dress like in, oh hell, it’s like a real light silk, but it’s not flowing type of clothing, it’s like cut to fit.
MON: Move close to one of them and ask them to tell you about themselves.
SUB: They’re ancient people. They’re ah… they’re dying, it’s past their time or age.
MON: Tell me about this.
SUB: They’re very philosophic about it. They’re looking for ah… a way to survive and they just can’t.
MON: All right, now before you leave this individual, ask him if there is any way that you, ask him if he knows who you are and is there any way you can help him in his present predicament?
SUB: … All I get is that they must just wait. Doesn’t know who I am. Think he perceives I’m a hallucination or something.
The megalithic architecture and strange, shadow-like beings are, of themselves, curious enough. But the real twist in the tale occurred when McMoneagle opened the sealed envelope given to him at the start of the experiment.
The location he was asked to remotely view was the planet Mars. The time period: one million years BC.
One finds oneself questioning the CIA’s logic of sending ‘Remote Viewer No.1’ (via psychic projection or otherwise) all the way to the Red Planet, and so far back in time. None of what McMoneagle saw is verifiable, and it is very difficult to see how what he experienced has any practical application, especially during the Cold War.
Further files relating to the Stargate Project were released at the same time as the one I have detailed above. They mostly detail the minutiae of failed experiments, and the ones that hold the promise of something more interesting are, once again, heavily redacted.
How I have come to loathe those solid black bars that almost seem to revel in obscuring the truth.
*I found the full transcript of the experiment here, on the official CIA website. It’s even more batshit when read in its complete form.
From what I can gather, the next few pages are about ‘astral projection’. A friend of mine has agreed to have a go at restoring them, so, fingers crossed, I’ll be able to present them to you at some point in the future – C.R.