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July 9, 1976
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Approved For Release 2003/06/,24: CA-RDP79-00999A000300100003-8 9 July 1976 MEMORANDUM FOR: Director for Office of Technical Servi SUBJECT : Developments in Parapsychology Several developments in parapsychology have occurr 2. The Navy has successfuly reproduced some of our paranormal EEIG work according to SRI. I cannot verify the quality of the reproduction as yet but the Navy did attempt to increase the funding at SRI. This increase caused re- view with the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for R&D. +...y name came up and I was questioned by fir. Sam Kaslov, an R&D staff member, concerning the integrity of the SRI investi- gations. The Navy was worried about publicity. I reviewed our program and my experiences with Dr. Kuslov. The Navy's Secretary for R&D has subsequently canceled the follow-on. 3. The Foreign Technology Division at Wright-Patterson AFB, has contracted ($1O0K) with SRI to continue the rest.itote viewing work. They expect to apply the technique to viewing Soviet missile silos. The initial analogue tests have gone "spectacularly well" according to Dale Graff, the Air Force project monitor. These results have been reviewed in ?IA involvement in this area. Perhaps some thought for a sponse should be given before the ten day FOI response deadline is upon us. which may come to the attention of the DCI and/or DDS&T. Perhaps we should offer background briefings before they are requested. 1. Our former principal investigators, 11r. Targ and Dr. Puthoff from Stanford Research Institute (SRI), are writing a book about their research. The book is written in a popular style and could be a best seller. I have reviewed the manuscript and suggested some modifications which were accepted. Nevertheless, if the book is believed, the intelligence utility of the claimed paranormal abilities is so obvious that I predict inundation of freedom of inror- mation requests concerning the intelligence communities SG1A Approved For Release 2003/06/24 CIA-RE Approved For Release 2003/06/24,: CIA-RDP79-00999A000300100003-8 and, I assume they will eventually be heard about some- where in community meetings or shared with the community staff. Perhaps someone on the IC staff be made aware of these programs. (Suggestion: the former DD/ORD is on the IC staff and knows some the CIA involvement already. lie could be made aware of the total spectrum of activities and handle any interaction in the IC staff.) SG1 SG1 Approved For Release 2003/06/24 f CIA-RDP79-00999A000300100003-8