#2. Project Stargate (1972)
The United States Department of Intelligence (DIA) conducted a series of experiments now known as “Project Stargate”, starting in 1972, in hopes of investigating claims of psychic phenomenon to see if it would be useful in military warfare and intelligence research. The government was specifically interested in the psychic branch of ‘remote viewing’, the ability to psychically see events and locations from a distance. Numerous subjects participated in these experiments for a number of years. The project was eventually shut down in 1995 stating that the results were inconclusive and most likely not useful in the areas of government intelligence and warfare. The events of Project Stargate inspired the 2004 book by Jon Ronson, “The Men Who Stare At Goats”, which was eventually made into a movie by the same name in 2009. One of the youngest subjects of Project Stargate, Alfred Cota, has gone public with his experience with Project Stargate and continues to practice remote viewing.