By any standard customary, successfully sending humans to Mars would be an astonishing triumph—a world-historical deed for the world (or corporation) that manages to drag it off initially. refer to the correct individuals, though, and you would possibly be shocked to find out that over 30 years back the U.S. military accomplished simply that. (Stargate)
You’ll notice the proof of it during a document freely accessible on the public “Reading Room” section of Central Intelligence Agency’s web site. (Credit wherever it’s due: The friend United Nations agency brought this treasure to my attention said he learned regarding it through the Mysterious Universe podcast.) contextual details are scarce within the document, which fits underneath the retiring title “Mars Exploration: might 22, 1984.” a quick instructive note indicates that “the subject” (Uri Geller) was given a sealed envelope “immediately before the interview” however was told to not open it yet. throughout the interview itself, the subject solely had verbal access to “[s]elected geographic coordinates, provided by the parties requesting the data.”(Stargate)
After this introduction, you’ll notice a apparently unchanged transcript of the interview, a dialogue that reads like some fragment of a lost dramatist play. you would like not crawl through the total seven pages of dialogue to induce a way of its strangeness. Here’s a stratified sample from the beginning.(Stargate)
[Subject]: … I’m seeing, ah … It’s like a perception of a shadow of people, very tall … thin, it’s only a shadow. It’s as if they were there and they’re not, not there anymore.
[Monitor]: Go back to a period of time where they are there.
Sub: … Um … (mumble) It’s like I get a lot of static on a line and everything, it’s breaking up all the time, very fragmentary pieces.
Mon: Just report the data, don’t try to put things together, just report the raw data.
Sub: I just keep seeing very large people. They appear thin and tall, but they’re very large. Ah … wearing some kind of strange clothes.(Stargate)
In what follows, the conversation jumps around quickly because the monitor directs the subject to research different coordinates, providing no different data. as the subject does, he describes many of the sites of interest that he notices, including an oversized “obelisk” that reminds him of the Washington Monument, “rounded bottom engraved channels, like road beds,” and, most strikingly, “pyramids … like shelters from storms.” In those structures, he finds the shadowy individuals he had seen before, hibernating. “They’re an ancient people,” he tells the monitor. “They’re ah … they’re dying, it’s past their time or age.”. They were at the brink of Extinction due to some apocalyptic reasons. He reported seeing a advanced infrastructure of intersecting roads, pyramids.
Inside one of the pyramids, he found members of the civilization, whom he was told to initiate contact with. These beings were in a state of hibernation and awaiting the return of a search party they sent to find a habitable planet. When he asked these if they could perceive him, they said he seemed to a hallucination.Then the agent finished his session and told him to open the envelope.(Stargate)
The 3-by-5-inch card within the sealed envelope—which, remember, supposedly went unseen till of these visions had faded—provides some clue on what the subject was witnessing. just like the dateline of some LSD-soaked cartoon, it read,
The planet Mars.
Time of interest approximately
1 million years B.C.
This is, in different words, a supposedly real record of some real intelligence service’s plan to visit another world through celestial body projection whereas examining its distant past.(Stargate)
The transcript appeared on the CIA’s web site as a part of an outsized dump of documents associated with the U.S. government’s experimentation with paranormal phenomenon—projects that are diversely attributed with serving to resolve the iran hostage crisis and easily derided for wasting taxpayer money. As I before long learned, this explicit document was a product of the Star Gate (sometimes spelled as one word, sometimes two) program, an initiative created most famous by Jon Ronson’s book the men who Stare at Goats.
According to an explanatory document concerning the Star Gate, offered on the CIA’s website, the program wanted to cultivate “psychoenergetics,” that it defines as “A cognitive process by which a personal Perceives, Communicates with, and/or Perturbs Characteristics of a chosen Target, Person or Event Remote in space and/or Time from that Individual.” (The unusual capitalization scheme is original to the document.) specifically, Star Gate targeted on “remote viewing”—which involves using the mind alone to envision thing that aren’t immediately present. The document proposes that “remote viewing” is “inherent to each human to some degree” and “Probably a vestigial form of self-preservation.”(Stargate)