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Approved For Release 2000/OtrC -IDP96-00789ROO2100230001-3 "DRAFT PROPOSAL" DoD PSYCHOENERGETICS PROGRAM SECRET Approved For ReleaseAg0,WAPjq&t 1~-FQFc~~-pg7r?pptQA2100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/0 -00789R002100230001-3 t P~PET 0& DoD Psychoenergetics Program Preface I Background II Program Scope III Program Objectives IV Resources Required V Program Management VI Research and Applications VII Support Centers VIII Timing and Funding Levels IX Investigations APPENDIX I Terminology II Details of Some Candidate Research Tasks Approved For Release 2000/08/014-D096-007898002100230001-3 Approved For Release 200010_8L0 -QDP96-00789R002100230001-3 Preface (S) This report presents an integrated and systematic approach for investigating psychoenergetics phenomena within the DoD. Psychoenergetics includes classes of human capabilities generally referred to as parapsychological, or PSI, phenomena. There are two main categories, informational and energetic, that can be further defined asl: 1. Remote viewing (RV)/Extrasensory Perception (ESP) --- ability to describe remote geographical areas or to describe concealed data via undefined transmission mechanisms. 2. Psychokinesis (PK) -- mental ability to influence physical or bio- logical systems without use of known physical mechanisms. (S/NF) Investigations in this program build from the most promising work identified in previous psychoenergetics efforts (e.g., the GRILL FLAME project). Phenomena with sufficent evidence for supporting their reality (e.g., remote viewing) receive application emphasis from program on-set. Phenomena that are uncertain or have not been sufficiently researched receive validation emphasis until the particular effects can be statistically demonstrated (e.g., PK influence on sensors). Even if valid, some of those effects may not be strong enough or sufficiently repeatable for applications; however, they may be significant for phenomena understanding in general and could assist in other PSI applications. 1 Other aspects, and more detailed descriptions of various terms common to this research area are listed in Appendix I. SECRET Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 ftCRE700789R002100230001-3 (S/NF) Emphasis is placed on developing and adhering to strict scientific evaluation methods and experimental protocols throughout this program, and various reviews will occur frequently. E_CRE Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : U_W~10789RO02100230001-3 1. (U) BACKGROUND 1. (U) US Investigations: (S/NF) Investigations of some aspects of PSI phenomena have been sponsored by various U.S. Government agencies since 1971, when CIA initiated work on remote viewing (RV) with SRI International. Since then, seven DoD elements, most of them from the Intelligence Community, have been involved at various times. (S/NF) Starting in 1981, a three-year integrated intelligence effort began (the GRILL FLAME Project), with funds mainly from DIA and Army INSCOM, and with DIA providing central management. Main thrust of this project was to evaluate the threat that foreign psychoenergetics achievements might pose. to U.S. national security, and to explore the potential of psychoenergetics for use in U.S. intelligence collection or in U.S. military operations. Key findings of this joint project were: (a) (S/NF) Remote viewing (RV) is a real phenomenon and is reproducible. Remote viewing data do not appear to be degraded by long distances or by shielding. Significant foreign psychoenergetics research activity exists in the Soviet Union and in China, which is well funded and has high-level government backing. Consequently, a potential threat to U.S. national security exists from foreign use of remote viewing, and possibly from other aspects of psychoenergetics phenomena. (b) (S/NF) Methodologies for training personnel in the use of remote viewing, and in improving remote viewing performance, can be developed. (c) (S/NF) Remote viewing has potential as an intelligence data collection tool, although at this stage of development descriptive content (e.g., configurations) is more reliable than analytical content (e.g., function, purpose). Consequently, remote viewing could become a highly Approved For Release 2000/08/08ST?1!96-00789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08iiEOREEDD96-00789R002100230001-3 valuable adjunct to existent intelligence collection methods for some types of applications, and would be especially significant for cases where no other intelligence collection method is possible. However, remote viewing must be developed further to expand on application options and to improve reliability, especially for complex intelligence or operational problems. Remote viewing training techniques in later stages of development show promise for enhancing reliability and performance for tasks requiring analytical data. (S/NF) Key findings from the GRILL FLAME Project have been factored into the considerations of this report. Significant psychoenergetics research in open laboratories, institutes, or academic facilities in the U.S. and worldwide, was also reviewed. If this research showed positive results and potential for improving phenomena utility or for phenomena understanding, similar research was also considered for this program. (C) Research in biophysical, neurophysiological, psychological, and other areas will also be examined in this program if there is some potential for SG1B helping in phenomena understanding or for assisting in identifying new psychoenergetics research approaches. Approved For Release 2000/08/0~:~q~ bPF 96-00789R002100230001-3 SG1 B Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002100230001-3 Next 2 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 :tELA -0 INE29 CRET00789R002100230001-3 II Program Scope (S/NF) This is a multi-year (5 year) research and development program that investigates operational usefulness of various aspects of psychoenergetics for the DoD. (S/NF) Thus, direct application investigations and application-oriented research that assists in improving utility are pursued. Potential intelligence applications are emphasized, although other military applications may be possible and are also considered. (C) Research that examines possible theoretical issues and that may lead to phenomena understanding is also performed. Although some of this work may be basic research with uncertain application potential, the identification of explanatory mechanisms for the phenomena may assist in determining phenomena characteristics and could help in the applications arena. (S/NF) Evaluation of the threat potential of psychoenergetics phenomena from Communist countries is also central to this program. Part of this effort would include duplication where appropriate, of the most significant of the known foreign work to evaluate their potential achievements. (S/NF) Both information (RV, ESP) and energetic (PK) aspects of psychoenergetics phenomena are investigated, although emphasis will be on RV for the initial phases, especially for applications work. (U) The applications and phenomena understanding research span many fields, making this program highly diverse and interdisciplinary. SECRET Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002100230001-3 SECRET III Program Objectives (S/NF) There are several program objectives: 1. To improve utility of the most promising remote viewing (RV) applications identified during the GRILL FLAME project, and to incorporate them into real time operational usage within DoD. 2. To identify and evaluate feasibility of other RV applications, including complex intelligence and operational tasks. 3. To examine a wide variety of possible energetic (PK) effects so that validity of the phenomena can be evaluated and to identify their potential for military applications. 4. To evaluate (via replication), where appropriate, known or suspected foreign psychoenergetics research to determine credibility of the work and its possible threat significance to US national security or to military systems. 5. To examine those aspects of psychoenergetics that show promise for developing countermeasures against possible use of psychoenergetics by foreign countries. 6. To pursue in-depth research that can assist in improving utility, and research that might help in phenomena understanding from both a theoretical modeling or a transmission mechanism viewpoint. It is likely that PK effects offer the best chance for phenomena understanding, since a wide variety of scientific instrumentation and sensors can be applied to this problem. (S/NF) Activities that help achieve these objectives include: Approved For Release 2000/08/08?194-00789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/0. IA- 2 6-00789R002100230001-3 1. Further development of RV training methodologies for a variety of applications, to include those suitable for enhancing analytical content of the data. Methodologies for selection and identification of people who have psychoenergetics talent and for skill development, in both RV and PK phenomena, will also be developed. 2. Development of suitable experimental and operational data bases to permit adequate statistical evaluations so that phenomena repeatability, and application reliability, can be quantified. 3. Further development of the most promising evaluation methodologies identified during the GRILL FLAME project, and expanded to include PK phenomena. 4. Thorough identification of all aspects of investigation protocols and safeguards required for the wide variety of research and application projects that are pursued. 1 5. Evaluation of a wide variety of factors and techniques that impact on psychoenergetics performance and utility. Methods for minimizing their effects if they decrease reliability, or methods for utilizing these effects if they improve reliability will be identified. Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : ' f9Er 4M-J0789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002100230001-3 SECRET IV Resources Required (S/NF) To achieve these objectives, the program will have both external and in-house expertise spanning a wide range of diciplines. Some of this will come from people who have a demonstrated track-record in this research area; others may have only indirect association (or none at all), but may contribute to this program if their research has potential for phenomena understanding. Others may be involved as consultants so that the widest interdisciplinary viewpoints can be applied to this program. This resource mix will insure that the peer group review and scientific interactions are maximized. (S/NF) The facilities involved range from academic laboratories to contractor and government facilities. Some of this work will be unclassified and can be released to the public according to guidelines developed in the program. Classified aspects, such as direct operational investigations, would be subject to close-hold compartmental security control. I (S/NF) Since this program builds upon the observations and conclusions developed from the previous intelligence-sponsored GRILL FLAME project, some of its most promising applications and research investigations will continue so that program continuity can be maintained. (S/NF) Other facilities, including academic institutes and a variety of contractor and government research centers, will be brought into the program as soon as practical in this multi-year effort. Specific facilities involved and their time phasing would depend, among other things, on funding sources available, proposal evaluation and contract negotiation time, security considerations, various operational issues and research problems and their priorities. (C) Financial resources for this program should be as stable as possible, especially for long-term applications and basic research projects. This is eMRE4 qfFREMRaM3qQ9/@W@Po7'q&$0)99?m*7a?9RQ024(0023NOitQeved. Approved For Release 2000/08/t ftlifff 6-00789R002100230001-3 V Program Management (S/NF) To optimize program effectiveness, there should be: ? Central management. An executive review board. A tasking review team. 1. (U) Central Management: (C) In order to achieve a unified, integrated and coordinated effort over the wide variety of research and operational activities in this program, central management must be implemented and maintained. Central management will be accomplished for USDRE by the Assistant Vice Directorate for S&T Intelligence. This individual will have full responsibility for all aspects of the program, including final review and approval of all operational efforts and all research tasks. As Central Manager, he will be responsible for task scheduling and time phasing, for chairing frequent data review and evaluation sessions, for insuring that the total effort is fully integrated, and for a variety of other program management issues. The Central Manager will also insure that contract issues are clearly defined and appropriately monitored, and will provide central control for administrating financial aspects of the program. (C) The Central Manager will also assemble a special scientific advisory group to provide expert advice on various program technical issues. 2. (U) Executive Review Board: (C) This board would consist of executive-level representatives from the principal DoD elements (R/D and intelligence) involved in this program. Observers from other DoD elements may be included on a strict need-to-know basis if they could be potential users of the techniques developed in this program, or if they might otherwise contribute in later phases of the effort. Approved For Release 2000/08/08j1',P6-007898002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/9 c 4 96-OO789ROO21 OO23OOO1-3 This board would be primarily responsible for management - related issues, such as human-use, legal, release-of-information, and program security guidelines. Other responsibili,#ties would involve resolving priority conflicts, and assisting in resource procurement. This board would also provide executive review of project activities and findings on a periodic basis to assist in overall evaluation. Close coordination between this board and the central manager would be maintained. 3. (U) Task Review Team: (C) The task Review Team will be the working arm of the Central Manager. Team members will be composed of representatives from all the principal R/D and intelligence elements involved in this project. They will identify details of specific tasks, recommend task priority and time phasing, prepare research requests and evaluate contractor proposals, recommend facilities for conducting the investigations, and will in general attend to all the technical aspects of the program. This team will also be responsible for insuring that appropriate data evaluation method, investigation protocols, and scientific methodology is applied to all aspects of the operational and research efforts. (U) Findings and recommendations from frequent reviews would be provided to the central manager as inputs for possible task revision or priority changes, or for other program actions. (C) Additional review of project findings and investigation protocols would be made by the Central Manager's scientific group. Their findings and recommendations would be made available to the Task Review Teams, the Executive Review Board, and the Central Manager on an annual basis. Approved For Release 2000/08/0A V-J96-0'0789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/OJt~P96-00789R002100230001-3 VI Research and Applications (S/NF) There will be several research and application efforts at external and in-house facilities that examine different aspects of psychoenergetics. 1. (U) Application Investigations (S/NF) This will be primarily composed of in-house personnel at one or more government facilities who are mainly concerned with evaluating how well psychoenergetics can be applied to operational problems. Initial effort will address operational intelligence potential of remote viewing phenomenal; however, later phases may address other aspects of remote viewing; e.g. communications. (S/NF) The application effort will intergrate training methodologies and research findings from the research efforts into their operational protocols and methodologies as these results become available. Some direct applications -work may also be performed at contractor facilities for skill development and training, and for projects where joint effort is required. (S/NF) The main focus of the direct application efforts is to assess utility of the most promising psychoenergetics area in an operational environment to identify possible operational constraints, and to improve protocols for enhancing operational utility. Results from this work will pave the way for implementation of this potential capability into the DoD for a variety of potential users. 2. (U) Applications Research (S/NF) The main purpose of the applications research is to examine all the variables that may have direct or indirect impact on improving utility of remote viewing phenomena, and to explore application potential of energetics (PK) phenomena. Approved For Release 2000/08/ig,E D 96-00789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 ft"ET00789R002100230001-3 (S/NF) This would include, for example, determining if certain physiological parameters, psychological traits, or states of consciousness could correlate with successful psychoenergetics?functioning. Such possible correlations. would be useful for predicting data validity and improving application reliability. Quantifying the effects of possible physical variables, such as distance, shielding, target location, target characteristics, or environmental factors, would help in identifying operational constraints. (S/NF) Applications research includes development of all data evaluation methodologies so that statistical significance and confidence levels can be determined for each type of application. Central to this effort would be the continuing investigations into psychoenergetics skill identification, development, and enhancement for the various classes of phenomena and types of applications considered. Techniques for improving data interpretation-or for isolating valid data from the spurious would be pursued, as well as other applications research issues. (S/NF) The application research effort would investigate and attempt to simulate appropriate foreign research in order to assess its significance for threat assessment work.. They would also investigate potential countermeasure to possible foreign use of psychoenergetics phenomena. (S/NF) Since this research examines both informational (RV, ESP) and energetic aspects (PK) of psychoenergetics, a broad range of research tasks would be levied on various university laboratories, contractor facilities, and government research facilities where appropriate scientific instruments, shielded rooms, or other resources are located. Approved For Release 2000/08/@'ElDF96-b0789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002100230001-3 SECRET 3. (U) Basic Research: (C/NF) This research would require assistance from basic research laboratories at universities and contractor facilities. Main focus'would be on investigations that define theoretical models and fundamental.physical (and mental) mechanisms that help explain the various types of psychoenergetics effects. Physical and psychological scientists and those from other disciplines (such as medical, biology, neuro-physiology) would be involved in this exploratory work. Some of this effort would complement investigation of the empirically based applied research. (S/NF) This basic research could include, for example, long distance remote viewing experiments to deep submarines or orbital platforms for evaluating possible electromagnetic transmission models. A variety of experiments would be developed for electromagnetic, quantum mechanical, or other physical theories that have been advanced as possible explanatory models for the phenomena. Issues involving brain/mind, consciousness/subconsciousness or cognitive research would be examained for clues that might suggest how PSI information may be received, processed, and presented to consciousness, or how energetic PSI phenomena (PK) are mediated. PK effects, for example, may involve a complex interaction between mental and physical states. Some form of electromagnetic frequency may be generated by the central nervous system that interacts with surrounding material for some types of PK phenomenon. Issues such as these, and many others, would be explored by the basic research effort. Approved For Release 2000/$~FA-FDP96-007898002100230001-3 SG1A Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002100230001-3 Next 2 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/08-: CIA-RDP96-00789R002100230001-3. SECRET VIII Timing and Funding Levels The overall time period for this program will be about five years. (S/NF) The initial year would be mainly for data base collection and review so that detailed tasks can be prepared for the various application and research objectives, and for preparing proposal requests. Other project activities during this first year would include identification, contact and eventual selection of the appropriate support centers, and the preparation and administration of the initial external contracts. Tasks and potential contractors would be time phased according to the nature of the topic investigated, on how this work relates to other program research priorities, on the availability of appropriate support personnel, and possibly on security issued such as clearance processing time. (S/NF) In addition to detailed program planning, some research and applications work would occur during this first year. The most promising research and applications in remote viewing identified during the former GRILL FLAME project would be continued. Otherwise, technical expertise and psychoenergetics skills developed during the GRILL FLAME program would not be available for the new integrated DoD psychoenergetics program. (S/NF) The final year would concentrate on evaluating in detail the operational utility and reliability of the most significant psychoenergetics applications, on detailed assessment of foreign threat potential from psychoenergetics, and on developing possible countermeasures. (S/NF) The bulk of the applied and basic research would occur during the third and fourth year. A greater portion of the financial resources required during this period would be for investigating energetics (PK) phenomena. PK research requires a variety of scientific equipment for detecting a broad range of possible signals and for data reduction and analysis. Approved For Release 2000/08W%J ?lfl P96-00789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002100230001-3 SECRET (C) Estimated costs, in ($) millions, are shown in table I. TABLE I ESTIMATED PROGRAM COSTS FY-84 FY-85 FY-86 FY-87 FY-88 FY 84-88 Applied Investigations 0.2M 0.3M 0.4M 0.6M 1.2M 2.7M Applied Research O.7M 1.OM 1.6M 1.8M 0.8M 5.9M Basic Research O.1M 0.4M 0.5M O.6M 0.4M 2.OM Data Base Collec- tion and data base Management 0.2M 0.2M O.1M O.2M 0.2M O.9M TOTALS 1.2M 1.9M 2.6M 3.2M 2.6M 11.5M Approved For Release 2000/08/c X996-00789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA;C~,DP96-00789R002100230001-3 SECR IX Investigations (S/NF) Application investigations and application research will be developed in accordance with basic objectives as defined in Section III. .These will be based on final results of the GRILL FLAME project, on extensive review of worldwide research ill psychoenergetics and related areas, from in- depth consultation with experts in various research fields, and from dialogue with potential DoD users. a. (U) Applications: (S/NF) A wide range of potential applications and their priorities will be compiled prior to program start to assist in final program planning, and for determining specific research requirements. Table II shows some candidate remote viewing applications. Their relative degree of effort will depend on the size of the experimental data base required. Some of these may only require brief examination (for preliminary feasibility estimates); others would require an extensive replication date base in order to quantify application reliability and to establish user confidence levels. (S/NF) Each application considered will be evaluated according to the type of RV data required. If configurational data (i.e., sketches showing spatial relationships, shapes, sizes) or other sensory type data is of main importance, it is identified as "C" type data in Table II. If the main input desired from RV data is analytical in natue (e.g., function, purpose, numbers, names) it is identified as "A" type. Some applications may require a mix of both. It may also be (though as yet unproven) that highly accurate configuration data may preclude the need for the more difficult analytic data in some cases. Appropriate analysis could be made or inferred from details of Approved For Release 2000/08/005E~A6P96-00789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002100230001-3 SECRET the sketch. The nature of RV data observed thus far indicates that configurational or other sensory data is more reliable than analytical content. Consequently, investigations that helps develop and improve analytical content will receive emphasis in this program. (S/NF) Table III lists a few of the general types of energetics (PK) phenomenon identified in the research literature. Most of the available USSR psychoenergetics research is on PK effects, and some of the recent Chinese work is on highly unique PK investigations. (S/NF) Some of the reported PK effects will be examined in this program, with emphasis on replication and validation, and on assessment of threat implications if applied by foreign countries. Research would emphasize operational variables, such as distance and shielding. People with suitable PK skills would be identified, and possibly trained, for achieving repeatable effects. Similar research will also be applicable for countermeasure I evaluation or for potential US applications. Not ally the psychophysical effects would be investigated, and some would only be examined indirectly, in accordance with DoD human use regulations. (S/NF) PK effects have considerable implications for theoretical issues and PSI phenomena understanding. Findings from PK research may also contribute to understanding RV phenomenon, since there may be a fundamental relationship between these two basic PSI catagories. Approved For Release 2000/0858.;GJ .DP96-00789R002100230001-3 SG1A Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002100230001-3 Next 4 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/F?&C [CFA-RDP96-00789R002100230001-3 b. (U) Research: (SNF) A variety of research tasks will be pursued in-depth. These will focus on a development of psychoenergetic skills, identifying variables in the PSI process, improving RV data utility, determining RV data characteristics and operational constraints, and on evaluation of PK phenomena. For PK, this includes both phenomena validation and quantification of operational limitations. Basic resarch issues that could help explain RV and PK phenomena and would consequently improve utility are identified. These research efforts will be fully integrated and time-phased. Details of a few of the specific investigations are included in Appendix II. (S/NF) Basic investigation areas and some specific research issues are summarized below: 1. (SNF) PSI skills: - Identify people whohave RV and/or PK skill .4 potential: . personality trait/inventory pattern recognition ability visualization ability time estimating patterns artistic sense spontaneous eperiences openess to new ideas other - Improve RV training methods; high accuracy for configurational data develop usable levels for analytical data - Develop training methods for PK. Approved For Release 2000/08GIP96-00789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/*, ?6-00789R002100230001-3 2. (SNF) Variables in the PSI (RV,PK) Process: - Feedback (verbal, biofeedback). - Psychological factors (attitudes, inhibiting factors). - Various levels or states of consciousness. - Individual background/previous training. - Mood, attitude (prior to or during session). - Degree of expectancy, goal orientation, visualization. - Sense of confidence. - Type of target or target pool and physical charac- teristics (configurational, alphanumeric, 2D/3D, location, dynamics). - Type of task (laboratory, simulated operational, real operational). - Methods of target specification (abstract, coordinate, beacon person). - Experimental or operational setting. - Experimenters, or others, involved. - Environmental factors (geomagnetic, electro- magnetic, other). - Timing or time phasing of task: extended RV precognition, postcognition - Sensory modes (visual, audio, kinaesthetic, intutive. Approved For Release 2000/08,~;F@RR4-P96-00789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08:-6R{tp'P96-00789R002100230001-3 L_ a 3. (SNF) RV Data Utility Improvement: - Statistics/methods for specific tasks or individuals. - Statistics that help correlate data useful- ness to type of task, target. - Methods that help isolate valid data from spurious or noise. ? audio, semantic, voice inflection analysis. ? physiological correlations, ? correlation to session time period ? redundant techniques (repeating same task, error correction techniques). ? targeting strategies (associat1ional, limited choice, computer assisted ? confidence call training. ? methods to calibrate, estimate RV effec- tiveness during sessions. - Influence of environmental factors: ? existing noise (geomagnetic, etc) external-applied signals (low frequency EM, magnetic fields, acoustic, visual) ? white noise (ganzfeld)). ? Noise-free; shielded rooms or places. - Matching of individuals to preferred task/targets - Other data optimization techniques Approved For Release 2000/08/08S & 4 UPJ6-00789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/08Ct}RYI-00789R002100230001-3 4. (SNF) RV Data characteristics: - Resolution capability: ? size, spatial, temporal ? other sensory data (audio, motion, enotion, etc). - Influene of target distance, dynamics, etc. - Target location accuracy. - configurational resolution/analytical content relationships. - Target characteristics that influence detectability, resolution, location. - Other.issues where they overlap into basic research areas. 5. (SNF) PK Evaluation: - Signal sources: . from individual; at or within target . background noise levels, or charges to levels . other environmental conditions, or charges to them. - Ways in which various targets (material, biolog- ical) are affected: ? mechanical (dynamic, internal stress/strain) ? electrical or electromagnetic. ? magnetic. thermodynamic. chemical, photographic emulsion, other. Approved For Release 2000/08/08 T00789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/088CCCR.EIP96-007898002100230001-3 Magnitude and durability of effects: . low-level or macro transient, permanent Influence of shielding: . different materials . distance influence of one or more than one individual, psychological, ppysiological correlates: to signals, effects. .,for success. Implications for countermeasure or system vulnerability, 6. (U) Basic Research: (a) - Physical transmission mechanisms (RV, PK): ? data rate, resolution, limitations ? energy transfer rate ? environmental influences ? distance, location effects ? methods to detect signals, enhance transmission mechanisms that locate, find target. ? mechanisms that-identify what target features are accessed or influenced. ? mechanisms that help resolve role of abstract targeting, beacon person, or other target identifiers. . basic differences of remote viewing, Approved For Release 2000/08/0EP' WF 6-007898002100230001-3 '"' Approved For Release 2000/08/06EG 16-00789R002100230001-3 extrasensory perception, clairvoyance. mechanisms that explain precognition or postcognition possible relationship or interdependence of RV and PK phenomena. methods to help evaluate when and if desired remote target is accessed: role of beacon person, or other people who have either correct or incorrect information Possible influence of nearby printed material or target pool. identity of basic parameters underlying the phenomena: --forms/shapes, other. --form/content trade-offs. --applicability/inapplicability of various EM, QM or other theoretical models. --other considerations/analogies (holographic, gravitational, pattern recognition; fourier components, resonances). (b).- Psychophysical Processes: ? Mental processes in PSI signal detection and presentation to consciousness, ? Role of emotive intensity. ? Role of visualization, pattern recognition ability, Brain hemisphere/brain region active in PSI processes: - Physiological variables - EEG frequency analysis, SECRET, Approved For Release 2000/08/08: CIA-RDP96-00789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/06 P96-007898002100230001-3 - Position Emission Tomography (PET) scanning. - Magnetic field mapping ? Other possible physiological correlates of the central nervous system (CNS) ? Analogies to subliminal perception and basic sensory processes, Approved For Release 2000/0@0 ff DP96-007898002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/0t EIA-00789R002100230001-3 (C) Table IV correlates the basic investigation areas with some candidate research facilities that could provide support at various stages throughout the program. In some cases, alternative facilities may be identified depending on facility availability or other reasons. Most, if not all, of the support facilities for this program will be identified -during the first year of this program. (U) Some of the facilities shown on Table IV may perform joint investigations for evaluating effects of distance or shielding, or to optimize work in psychophysical parameters where sophisticated instrumentation is required. A few leading researchers may also support this program as consultants or review team members, and would not involve their facility in sponsored research. (U) This table does not show program management or review activities, or i.n-depth direct applications investigations (US applications, threat or countermesure assessment). These activities, and others, will be developed in detail prior to program start. Approved For Release 2000/08/CEeffL796-00789R002100230001-3 SG1A Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002100230001-3 SECRET APPENDIX 1 TERMINOLOGY Approved For Release 2000/0 ~rd P96-00789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/0&WM-PP96-00789R002100230001-3 APPENDIX I TERMINGLOGY (U) Psychoenergetic phenomena are defined here to be a class of direct interactions between human consciousness and the physical environment that, although as yet unexplained as to mechanism, can be observed and recorded. They include: 1. (U) The acquisition of information not presented to any obvious sense. These are perceptual processs that act as information input to an individual. They are referred to collectively as remote viewing or remote sensing. 1) Examples include: (a) The (mental) viewing of the contents of a safe, or a distant military site (b) "Pickup" of the thoughts of another. (c) Direc foreknowledge of a future event, such as the firing of a missile. t2) 2. (U) The production of physical effects not mediated by any obvious mechanism. These are perturbation processes that act as action output from an individual. They are referred to collecively as psychokinesis or as remote perturbation.. Examples include: (a) The physical movement of an object by mental effort. I (b) Perturbation of an electronic or mechanical component, such as a microchip or a gyro, by mental effort. (c) Perturbation of a basic physical process, such as the decay rate of radioactive material, by mental effort. (U) A detailed breakdown of the various psychoenergetic processes is shown on the chart, next page. (1) Clairvoyance, telepathy, extrasensory perception, or precognition in the older terminology. (2) Referred to as precogniton in some research. Approved For Release 2000/08@EGR P96-00789R002100230001-3 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002100230001-3 w c Z w rn a P 'J. w w O - ro U a J V > W2 OH LL EwC7 J c o d[C ;