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Approved For Release 2003/09/16 :CIA-RDP96-007918000200190060-1 ~!t ie~o Science Applications International Corporation An Employee-Owned Company SG11 13 May 1995 Office o Researc an evelopment 1820 N. Fort Meyer Drive Rosslyn, Virginia 22209 S G 1 I Dear In the usual NOVA way, they did an excellent and balanced review of the field. Russ Targ and David Marks, a critic from New Zealand, are shown in counter-point. Charles Honorton is there with the Ganzfeld and Susan Blackmore, a researcher turned skeptic describes how she can't seem to obtain results. Thcrc is historical footage of J. B. Rhine, the father of laboratory ESP research. [I gave you ameta-analysis of 60 years of card gucssiug na's shop, asked that Russ and Keith Harary (a project viewer} be removed from the project. The reasons are complex, and, if you like, I would be happy to explain in detail the next time we meet. All of this publicity was shortly after Russ, Keith and Hella left in 1982. 00:00:10 Good Morning America (ABC) -Approximately 1983 Russ Targ and Ron McCray are interviewed with regard to government support of remote viewing. Russ says that he cannot go into it when asked direct questions about military involvement. McCray says that the classified re- ports show miracles. [Ron McCray is a sometimes staff writer for Jack Anderson.] Russ describes that because of remote viewing neither the Soviet Union or us can hide anything. 00:05:27 Phil Donahaue Show -Approximately 1982-3 Program starts in progress and includes Russ Targ, Hella Hainmid, Keith Harary, and Professor Marcello Truzzi. [Marcello was the co-founder with Paul Kurtz (seen below on Nightline) of the Committee to Investigate the Claims of the Paranormal (CICOP). In a public letter Truzzi resigned when he discovered CICOP hiding data that suggested the existence of an anomaly. He is an honest broker and middle of the road in his views about the phe- nomena.] Most of the show is Q&A from the audience, who appear mostly to be skeptical. Marcello is a strong critic on this segment. Lots of discussion about the military/intelligence applications. 00:28:24 Night Line (ABC)-Approximately 1983 The lead-in is the military psychic arms race. They discuss a CIA 1952 report. Paul KurlG (CICOP skeptic), Mar- tin Ebon, a Soviet specialist, and Hella Hammid have short segments. DIA declassified documents about foreign. assessment and CIA and Navy support of SRI are discussed. Russ says he left SRI because of the secret work. Congressman C. Rose (D-NC) says "Most of what he has seen is classified." There is a modest debate between Targ and Truzzi; however, Truzzi says there is an anomaly worth studying and it should be supported. 00:46:28 NOVA The Case of ESP- Approximately 1983 0 I have put together a video tape of much of the project's publicity. I apologize for the tape quality; much of it is copies of copies, but it is quite viewable. Below, I will outline the "plot" of each segment and provide some back- ground. Each segment is indicated by an hr:minaec counter and the title. Some background first. Some of the individuals who appear below have been part of the Cognitive Sciences Program at SRI International. The program was started in 1972 with Dr. Hal Puthoff; Mr. Russ Targ joined a year later, and Dr. May joined in 1976. Hella Hammid and Pat Price (both now deceased) were viewers in the program and participated in research and applications. Hella was a long-time friend of Russ. In the segments below, Russ describes that he left SRI to be able to publish and educate. The fact is tha anon-site representative from Jack Voro- S G 1 ~ 330 Cowper Street, Suite 200, Palo Alto, California 94301 ? (415) 327-2007 ? FAX: (415) 322-7960 OtherSA1C Offices: AU~c~?d~~~~~~~sQl~l~~/~~~as`i~~'-TCUsUIl~ I RIJ??~U~OOsa l Diego, Seattle, Tucson Approved For Release 2003/09/16 :CIA-RDP96-007918000200190060-1 experiments. There is a highly statistically significant but very small anomaly-effect size of 0.02, about the same level as was seen in the large aspirin versus heart attack physician study.] Mark Hansel is shown as a critic from England. Dr. Gertrude Schmeidler shows the sheep/goat effect in which "believers" score better than do "skeptics." This result was some of the strongest evidence (in the clear) for an anomaly in the field to that date. Ellen Messer (now one of our people) isshown in areal-time Ganzfeld hit on Las Vegas. [I gave you ameta-analy- sis on this database.] Ray Hyman is in this segment as a rational critic. [He does not say that he and Honorton published. a communique about how to do a Ganzefeld experiment; Honorton and others did just that and the effect did not vanish.] Professor I. Child, then chairman of the Psychiatry Department at Yale University adds strong support for an anomaly. [I gave you his published criticism of the critics of the dream telepathy studies at Maimo- nedies Medical Center.] Helmult Schmidt, a physicist, presents his work on random number generators. [Yet another meta-analysis I gave you from the Foundations of Physics.] Oddly enough, Hyman defends the research from Hansel. Dean Radin (LINEN), Bob Morris (Edinburgh University), and Robert Jahn (Princeton University) have replicated Schmidt's work. [So have May et. al, but it is just now being published.] The program shifts to SRI International and Russ Targ again. They recreate the Pat price example with an actor and do a good job of showing the procedure that was in place at that time. Professor Marks points out valid criti- cism of the Price series, but Charles Tart, a noted Professor of Psychology from UC-Davis, rebuts his remarks. Elizabeth Rouscher (a consultant to our project at SRI) isshown doing an RV trial, and Marlyn Schlitz, a post-doe with our program at SAIC, is shown in along-distance RV trail. Mr. Steven Schwartz has done some of the most credible applications (criminal investigations and archeology) in the clear of RV. [A good fellow and well con- nected to Congress and the Navy.] The program shifts again to military applications, and DIA is shown in their interest in foreign assessment. Profes- sor Tart has published on military applications and talks about it on camera. Project SCANATE (RV by coordi- nates) is discussed primarily from Puthoff and. Targ's book Mind Reach. Hella describes her work with binary CRV and says that Price could "read" psychically. [I actually conducted the binary experiments with her.] Tart suggest that open and unclassified research should continue. Keith, Hella, and Russ rest