January 4, 2004 at 9:28 pm #64148
Dateline 12-28- 2003
The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer
Psychic spies knew of raid
By Henry Cuningham
As Delta Force was trying to rescue U.S. hostages in Iran in 1980, a psychic spy monitoring the operation from the United States reported an explosion.
The National Security Council received the report 48 seconds before getting an electronic call about the fatal explosion at the site known as Desert One, said Joseph W. McMoneagle. He started working as a psychic spy in the 1970s.
In a study of the project, Ray Hyman, a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Oregon, questioned the reliability of the program’s results.
Charlie Rose is a former congressman from Fayetteville who lives in Marshall, Va. He talked to some of the people in the program when he was on the House Intelligence Committee. Rose said a former director of Central Intelligence told him he was not convinced that psychic spying was reliable enough to play a role in military intelligence.
“I don’t think our military or intelligence community at this point is spending very much money on any psychic program,” Rose said.
McMoneagle, who retired from the Army as a chief warrant officer, wrote about his role in his 2002 book “The Stargate Chronicles.” He discussed his experiences during a lecture earlier this month at the Rhine Research Center in Durham.
A psychic trying to gather military intelligence faces some practical problems, he said.
“During the Iran hostage problem, we were revisiting targets for the 100th time,” McMoneagle said. “As a psychic, when you are looking at the same problem over and over and over on a daily process, it gets extremely difficult to look at it with an open mind.”
Either things don’t change, or they change very little, he said.
“We were being asked some pretty critical questions, like, ‘Are the guards getting tired? Are they changing their armament? What’s different about the room?’ The smallest changes could be critical to people engineering hostage retrieval.”
The project tried to gather information about Grenada during the U.S. invasion in 1983. It also looked for information on the whereabouts of Manuel Noriega, the deposed leader of Panama, during the 1989 invasion, and the intentions of Saddam Hussein during the first Gulf War.
That’s according to Buchanan in his 2003 book, “The Seventh Sense: The Secrets of Remote Viewing as Told by a ‘Psychic Spy’ for the U.S. Military.”
McMoneagle said planning for the Iran hostage-rescue operation was so sensitive that only a few people knew about it; the psychic spies accidentally became aware of preparations through extrasensory perception, he said.
“It was one of the most sensitive secrets,” McMoneagle said. “In our remote viewings, it started to pop up. We started seeing American soldiers stockpiling weapons inside Tehran, to include trucks and munitions and things. We started seeing some of the safe houses.”
The psychics reported their findings, and the planners agreed to let them in on the secret, he said.
“They decided since we were already picking up on that they would allow us to continue because we were obviously seeing things ahead of time,” McMoneagle said.
“They decided we might in fact see the issues that they did not have resolution for and thereby give them the answers that they lacked.”
Psychic spies might get lots of information about a particular situation, but it’s not always necessarily what is relevant, he said.
“In the military projects, they would want to know what the agents were doing on the second window over,” McMoneagle said. “They would get everything but what the agents were doing. They would get a detailed, perfect picture of this tower. They’d say, ‘That’s a miss. You didn’t tell us what the agents were doing.'”January 5, 2004 at 7:09 pm #92265
Wow Pam, that’s very interesting thanks for posting it.
Last year I read a book by David Morehouse, an X-Army Ranger, called “Psychic Warriors”,it too was about our government’s remote viewing process. It also entails what this man went through while in the program, and trying to leave it. In addition to the book, David Morehouse does week long seminars at the Omega Institute in upstate New York. I found it incredibly interesting, and somewhat scary at the same time!
Love and light,
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