The First Remote Viewing Experiment—Documented

Saturday, 20 May 2017 by

Treasures from the University of West Georgia’s collection of the
private papers of Ingo Swann

The research for Ashton Gray’s book Watergate: The Hoax involved more than a dozen researchers whose contributions over the course of nearly two decades accumulated into a massive database—searchable, and sortable by date—of over 13,000 entries.

At the outset of the research, no one could have guessed that the investigations would lead them to the Central Intelligence Agency’s “remote viewing” program, which began the same year as Watergate: 1972. But it did. And that track of research ultimately led a seasoned researcher off on a trip to the University of West Georgia to review the permanent collection of private papers of Scientology OT VII Ingo Swann, accompanied on the quest by a volunteer research associate: a teacher named Meredith Wilson.

In the university’s research room, the curator of the collection brought them box after box of original, one-of-a-kind documents, a treasure trove of gems of information found nowhere else in the world. Many of those documents are cited in Watergate: The Hoax, supplying crucial pieces that had been missing from all previous literature on Watergate and the CIA’s remove viewing program.

One of those invaluable gems was a startling find: documentation of the very first, ever, experiment in “remote viewing,” conducted with Ingo Swann by Dr. Janet Mitchell at the American Society of Psychical Research (ASPR) in New York City. In fact, it is the experiment that caused Ingo Swann to coin the term “remote viewing.” Swann had said in several autobiographical works that he had coined the term on December 8, 1971, after this experiment of the same date, and other authors have discussed the fact, but there has been no known contemporaneous record of the event—until now.

The University of West Georgia did not allow photocopying of the papers, but kindly gave permission to the researchers to take photos of important papers with their phones, and to make limited use of such images for historical and educational purposes. Given the historic importance of these two pages of documents, we feel an obligation—and an honor—to present them here for the public good.

A note about the two pages below: Although the experiment took place on December 8, 1971, Swann’s monitor who was conducting the experiment, Dr. Janet Mitchell, wrote up her notes about it several days later, after checking several newspapers to verify Swann’s results, and after another experiment she mentions that took place on December 11, 1971. Her write-up is on different paper that was glued onto two different sheets of paper with page numbers 71 and 72—part of a historical account that had been compiled, found among the collection. That’s why her report has a different shade in the black-and-white images. Here are the photos taken of the documents at the university:

 

Here is a text transcript of those two pages:

[page number] 71

FIRST INFORMAL LONG-DISTANCE REMOTE VIEWING EXPERIMENT AT THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR PSYCHICAL RESEARCH.
J. Mitchell and I. Swann, 8 December 1971.

The following report is informal, and should be considered an example of a spontaneous task that took place while waiting instrumentation alignments for formal experiments that were in progress at the ASPR.

In view of subsequent controlled long-distance remote viewing experiments at Stanford Research Institute, however, this first impromptu feat is provided for the record.

[Janet Mitchell report glued to document pages]:

Ingo Swann – 12/8/71

At the 13th minute on this record Ingo reported over the intercom that he was going to Arizona. He goes out there often.

He then said it was cloudy and cold over Tucson. Using this infor mation as a sort of target, I checked out the weather in Tucsdn for that day.

N.Y. Times, Dec. 9, 1971, p. 93 – Weather is reported for a 24-hour period from 7PM on Dec. 7th to 7PM on Dec. 8th. The high for Tucson was 3 8 degrees. The low was 30 degrees. Precipitation at .68. General condition was cloudy.

N.Y. Times, Dec. 8, 1971, p. 110 – Report from 7PM Dec. 6th to 7PM Dec. 7th for Tucson. High – 54, Low – 42, Precipitation – .02, General Condition – Cloudy.

[page number] 72

As you can see, it was definitely cold and cloudy over Tucson on Dec. 8, 1971. So, Ingo is getting information about the target box in the room correct and weather conditions as far as 3,000 miles away correct.

Minutes 2 & 3 when Ingo was looking in the box show less beta and more theta: 38-10-13, 36-07-19

Minutes 13 & 14 when Ingo was in Arizona more beta and less theta: 47-09-06, 49-06-07

This finding is not consistent on other records – see 12/11, Minute 3 and 11/24 for both box and Arizona readings.

As one more note: A host of people who are hopelessly ignorant of the facts, and apparently want to remain that way, have stridently claimed all over the Internet that Ingo Swann’s abilities had nothing to do with Scientology. Those people will absolutely hate this image below, and will try to wish it out of existence, but it is from a carbon copy Swann saved of a letter he wrote to L. Ron Hubbard on July 6, 1972—one month to the day after Swann’s famous incident when he affected the sealed magnetometer in the Varian Hall of Physics at Stanford University. Swann addressed the letter to Hubbard “Via A. Maren,” who was Artie Maren, then in Scientology’s Guardian’s Office in Los Angeles. In the letter, Swann is discussing his successes in the fields of parapsychology, when he says this:

The text of the relevant highlighted portion:

Nothing I can do, which includes the ability of precise communication through and up to various OT phenomena, could have been possible in the controlled state without your genius and the training and auditing which I have undertaken in Scientology.

—Ingo Swann to L. Ron Hubbard, July 6, 1972

At the time of this writing, no other investigative report or book has cited, quoted, or made use of this extraordinary collection of documents—except for Ashton Gray’s Watergate: The Hoax. Chalet Books is proud to be associated with this groundbreaking work, and honored to be able to present these historic facts to the world.

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