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MK-Ultra, CIA Mind Control: What Is Remote Viewing And How Does It Work?

Updated on March 19, 2013

What Is Remote Viewing?

Remote Viewing is the theory, or paranormal belief, that a person can perceive information from a remote location purely by using instinct and the power of their mind, or via ESP (Extra Sensory Perception).

The term Remote Viewing was originally coined by parapsychologist Russell Targ in order to separate remote viewing from clairvoyancey.

Remote Viewing Experiments

In the nineties the US government spent $20,000 studying and researching the possibility of remote viewing. In 1995 the government ended their remote viewing research program, claiming that no useful intelligent information was attained from the "Stargate project" and therefore they deemed remote viewing to be nothing more than pseudoscience.

When the documents relating to the government research into remote viewing were declassified, the supposedly imaginary phenomena became mainstream knowledge and was popularized.

According to Jim Schnabel, after the US government discovered that China and Russia were running ESP research programs, they would occasionally finance their own ESP projects from the time of World War 2 up until the 1970s. The AIR report concluded that the program produced no useful intelligence data.

David Goslin of the American Institute of Research stated "There is no documented evidence it had any value to the intelligence community". Nick Pope, formerly of UK's MoD (Ministry of Defense) disagrees and claims he has seen successful remote viewing experiments being carried out first-hand.

Earlier less sophisticated research into remote viewing had a higher success rate reporting between 5-15% success with remote viewers.

However, there could very well be another phenomena behind the success rate of remote viewing and this phenomena can be successfully utilized to give the illusion that remote viewing is really happening.

Technically, remote viewing is really happening, but the true source of the information and the information itself can be manipulated.

Subliminal Suggestion

Subliminal suggestion is everywhere. It's always around us and it's often used heavily by advertising agencies. Advertisers come up with memorable little jingles for their television and radio adverts, jingles that tend to stick in your mind, making you remember them.

You then associate the jingle with the relevant company or product being advertised. The advertisers intentionally place certain images and phrases in their billboard and magazine adverts to do the same thing.

It's all subliminal suggestion and it will always have an influence on us to some extent. In fact, suggestive techniques have been proven to be effective on about one third of all people.

How Remote Viewing Information Can Be Manipulated

Psychological Illusionist Derren Brown showcases on Channel 4 television exactly how effective subliminal suggestion can be by giving some students the toothache of their lives, stabbing a needle right through one of their hands causing them no pain at all and then finally sets up a remote viewing experiment with two advertising executives.

At the end Brown explains how the success of the remote viewing experiment was achieved via the use of nothing more than subliminal persuasion.

By Sparkster


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      Sparkster Publishing 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I believe the research did have it's values. However, because of the way that remote viewing works it's easy for the results to be manipulated. However, the fact that subliminal suggestions are genuinely picked up by remote viewers proves the fact that it does work.

      Derren Brown is fantastic and although he does debunk a lot of things he also states that it's still a possibility that some 'paranormal' phenomena could be real.

      Thanks for the comment.

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      Kerry43 5 years ago

      I also have my doubts that no new evidence was discovered. Having said that, I am also a huge fan of Brown and was glad to see you mention him in the article.

      VERY interesting, thank you!


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      Sparkster Publishing 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Somethgblue, I think you'll like this hub:

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      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      I have the Hiram Key but haven't read it yet.

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      Sparkster Publishing 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I've just finished re-reading Unlocking The Secrets Of The Hiram Key. I'm pretty sure I read a book called The Brotherhood by Christopher Knight a while ago too.

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      Sparkster Publishing 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      The thing is my main reason for initially signing up with Hubpages was to write about psychology. Being knowledgeable about the subject, I know how hypnosis, suggestion, subliminal persuasion, memetics, mnemonics, ouija boards and parapsychology works in explainable conventional terms.

      But then at the other end of the spectrum I love conspiracy theories and mysteries that have no rational explanation so really the subjects don't go together that well, they certainly don't go hand in hand.

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      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      My thinking on that is that others have done this in book form much better than I could do, from The Stargate Conspiracy to Psychic Warrior, so why bother.

      I certainly wouldn't do it for the S. Grubers of the World, as they will only change there minds when they have had an awakening, which often requires that they have an experience that will shock them into realizing the truth.

      The conditioning has been to complete, generation after generation have been brainwashed into believing what they are told to believe. You're better off writing about why it is they can't open their minds than trying to convince anyone.

      I'm already convinced, so when I read your stories I'm only looking for sources I haven't read yet or confirmation on stories I'm not totally sure of.

      I just purchased Get Off Your Knees, The Lion Sleeps No More by Icke and Who Built The Moon by Christopher Knight, so I got a lot of reading to do!

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      Sparkster Publishing 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I haven't actually read that book but I'm definitely going to now that you've mentioned it. I'm considering publishing another hub with evidence that could support the theory.

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      somethgblue 5 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      Psychic Warrior is an awesome book on Remote Viewing and you didn't even mention it, shame on you!

      I forgive you . . . on another note I think Rafken is holding out on us, he has been publishing some really good hubs of late and suspect he is tapping some insider info.