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Declassified in Part -Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/12/01 :NSA-RDP96X00790R000100020011-4 ~~~~~~ ~? M r, (b)(3) ~ I 3QENCE AND TECF~VOLOGY L. ? . ~ .. ~ ~- - =r ~:'r ? ~ Paraphysics Research in the Warsaw Pact (Q) ~ Introduction a much wider range of human sensitivities (e.g., subtle electromacmetic fields). A trend toward multidiscit,linarv~ '~D kinesis). In recent years, many additional researchers ~ ~ have become active in the field and have?becun to address ~ Shortly after, the scope of research was increased to ~ ~" include all types of paranormal phenomena (e.g., psycho- ~. f research is now emerging which will likely accelerate the.: ' r~ ? =':"`a . ~.:~,~, understanding of the 'various paranormal phenomena. ~.~ 4~. Additional investments of both personnel and money will ~ ~` '~`?~~~:~ ? likely lead to increases in the scope of~ research and ~~ ~;: ~ should be expected in the immediate future. ~ i :~:`~;=.." ~ ~ ~~;?,. ~ (C) Most of the current research on p. ~ r yi`'`~R paranorral henomena ~ ? '~~.?'~'f`:~ is a arentl ~ pp y performed as an adjunct to other official ~ =~ -? ~ ~~-;~ ~ duties; however, it is likely that there are some re- ~ ~. ''~ ~~} I searchers involved on a full-time basis and 'receive govern- ~ ':~~ ' meet support. At least three, and possibly more, officially , sponsored research groups exist in Moscow, Leningrad, and . ~ Alma-Ata. ~ ~ '~ .,. ~ (C) The research level has been cyclic in responding to . ~ . ~ ~ -="?sr: I criticism and encouragement. Through the mid-1960s, the ~ main conflicts were over ideological issues (scientific -~' ~ and Marxist). Recent trends indicate" that serious ~ ~ ~ '~_ ~ ideological conflicts have been resolved and that official ~ ~? . ~ attitudes at least tolerate, if not openly accept, such ~ - ~ research. Open, highly visible support from prominent ~ ._ _ scientists has recently been given through~offical party.. ~.-.; j ~ ~ organs. Increases in interest have been noted in a wide. ~~ ' ~ sector of the scientific community. Criticisms continue ~ ~-~- ~ but they are not as intense or frequent as during earlier ~ ~'' ~ periods. The Party has much to gain and little to lose ~ ~ from prope~ly conducted paraphysics research. ~ ESP) was begun in~the early 1920s by a few researchers, it ~~~ was interrupted at the start of World War i2, and was . reinitiated in 1959. Established scientists frorl various~~~ disciplines entered this research field at that time. .~' ? ~---- ---------------~ -- ---- J. DETACH PRIOR TO RELEASE TO NON COOEWORD INDOCTRINATED RECIPIENTS TCS'SGSGGO~7S ? 11 NANOLE VIA T^^ ~r~r~cT ~I ICC 7AOC I I>,eoow TALENT-KEYHOLE{OMINT ~~ ~~ :~:~. ~. ~ .Pr~~~S ~! ~TT~C'ONTROL SYSTE 11AS JOINTLY Declassified in Part -Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/12/01 :NSA-RDP96X00790R000100020011-4 Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/12/01 :NSA-RDP96X00790R000100020011-4 _ t? . e,rraru ee~no rn QEi FasETrf IV~N meElNnrto INDOCTRINATED RECIPIENTS.~~r~?~.'-?.r. ~. Research Achievements objections have usually given way, in the USSR, to practicaZ-~ on application potential is also apparent. Ideological could cause some possibilities to be ignored.. An emphasis While this may lead to improved research in some areas, it~ research, and to emphasize. theoretical explanations based`' on known to yet-to-be discovered physical mechanisms. ~= searchers to create a variety of new terms for their (C) The striving for ideological acceptance has led. re .considerations regardless of. the controversial nature of a ~__ new idea or unusual phenomenon. that are available from reliable researchers are highly significant and very revealing. (C) In the Soviet Union research is done primarily with people who demonstrate consistently high paranormal performance ability. It is known that there is a program to screen "gifted people" from the general population, and that training techniques are used to enhance such abilities. (C) The data for assessing Communist achievements in paraphysics research are quite liiaited, and very little information is available from reliable researchers. That which~is available usually lacks sufficient backup material. This may be due, in some cases, to lack of proper publica- tion channels for such research, or is possibly due to political or security factors. Although limited, the data L---------------------------------------~ DETACH PRIOR TO RElFASE TO NON GODEWORp INDOCTRINATED RECIPIENTSTCS5GSGGO.7S 12 MANDLE VIA ', ~r~Q c~~nr'- DI IcC 7ADC t IAAQ~A TALENT-KEYHOLE-COMiNT ~TOT?l7 ~ CONTROL SYSTEMS JOINTLY experiment in the history of. paranormal phenomena research was done. An experiment bti KOQan'S group in Moscow _ achieved 105 out of 135 correct correlations to random- selected digits from 0-9.? The "sender" and "receiver" were separated by a few meters~to a few kilometers. Kogan's group also achieved statistically significant results in long-distance (3000 km) experiments. These experiments, and others like them, demonstrate the basic communication ~ potential of paranormal abilities. Similar experiments ~ probably have been repeated in the. Soviet Union, since the communition application is a known USSR research goal. ~ Additional experiments carried out from submarines, space, ~ or~command and control locations, perhaps involving simple I codes, have probably already been done to explore practical value of paraphysical phenomena. The application of similar paranormal channels for information access (i.e., ~ in an intelligence role) has surely not been overlooked by the Warsaw Pact countries. _: -?r-. (C) In 1967, the statistically most significant telepathy ~~1 Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/12/01 :NSA-RDP96X00790R000100020011-4 Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/12/01 :NSA-RDP96X00790R000100020011-4 (b)(1) (b)(3) subtle electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic fields. The application of such "energetic""phenomena to induce. certain types of responses in others might be considered by Warsaw Pact countries although the effectiveness of . such influences, if any, on unwitting people is unknown.. There is also evidence that sensitive interrogation devices are being developed that respond to subtle para- normal effects. people, and some individuals have unusual sensitivity to desired reactions (physiological, ideomotor) in other ~~~:?; devices and material objects. Certain people can induce"~='. results indicate that some people can generate unusual ~`:~"~ energetic "field" effects which interact with sensitive `-?.:;~~ (C) In addition~to communication, other experimental ~~~?~ (C) Research in paranormal phenomena reported by some of the Warsaw Pact countries is considered unreliable. However, improvements are expected and the scope will probably be broadened in the future. This research could provide clues for explaininc, other unusual paranormal abilities, such as telepathy, and could indicate ways of enhancing such abilities for wider practical use. It is also possible that certain adverse influences will be discovered that would have military potential. Conclusions (C) During the past few years, worldwide research on paranormal phenomena has increased.. Although most is of questionable value or is difficult~to evaluate, a few experiments are extremely significant and are generally repeatable. Some of the research in paranormal phenomena in the USSR is significant, and some basic applications conceivably have occurred. Increased scope and diversity of research in the Warsaw Pact countries, and the pursuit of various application options, will probably continue. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of such research, increases in theoretical understanding of various unusual paranormal. phenomena will probably be achieved. (CONFIDENTIAL) SOURCE: U.S_ Air Fo=ce Foreign Technology Division Analysis .~ Project Officer-~ DETACH PRIOR TO RELEASE TO NON CODEWORO INDOCTRINATED RECIPIENTSTCSSGS6Ci~7H FIANOLE VIA TALENT-KEYHOLE{OM 1 NT CONTROL SYSTEMS JOINTLY Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/12/01 :NSA-RDP96X00790R000100020011-4