A government report in response to a Congressionally Directed Action by the Senate Appropriations Committee paints a very different picture than the fictional tale told in the "Men Who Stare at Goats."

( -- Telling the true story of America's paranormal war-effort is a bit like stepping into a time machine and playing the role of quasi-historian.

This is largely due to the time-lag between the creation of SECRET classified government documents and their eventual (if partially redacted) release to the public.

Having dialed the way-back machine to May 10, 1995, it is now possible for you, the reader, to learn what your representatives on the Senate Appropriations Committee were sworn to keep secret.

The original 13 page document is available to view at

Here are a few of the highlights:

Paranormal research was conducted across a vast swath of the government, including CIA, DIA, the U.S. Navy, the Air Force, the Army, and at least one agency that was redacted from the document.

The Former Soviet Union was experimenting as well: U.S. intelligence monitored their work, and, in some cases, attempted to reproduce their experiments.

The Missile Intelligence Agency of the U.S. Army was concerned that psychokinesis might be used by an enemy to affect sensitive electronic systems.

INSCOM, the Army's Intelligence and Security Command, used psychics to "remote view" and collect intelligence against enemy targets.

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) conducted threat assessments about foreign paranormal operations, looked into counter-psychic methods, and trained psychics to collection intelligence.

The U.S. Army Surgeon General funded research at SRI International to "document that psychoenergetic [paranormal] phenomena are real and reproducible, to determine the underlying mechanisms, and to bring psychoenergetics research into the mainstream of human performance research."

Magnetoencephalograph (MEG) brain-wave measurement research was conducted by Los Alamos National Laboratory in support of the 1990's era STAR GATE paranormal research.

Psychic spy clients included Joint Interagency Forces against suspected drug smuggling operations.

Research was eventually moved to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a major defense contractor.

According to the report's technical analysis:

Noting that "approximately 1 percent of the general population appears to meet strict statistical criteria for exhibiting a robust AC [psychic] ability," the report then notes that SAIC "may have discovered the source of an AC [psychic] signal."

"Recent experimental data from the former Soviet Union and similar experiments conducted in this country suggest that the peripheral nervous system may be susceptible to AMP [psychic] influence."

"The evidence for a valid information transmission anomaly (anomalous mental phenomena (AC)) [psychic functioning] meets all recognized statistical and methodological criteria. This means the anomaly cannot be explained by poor experimental design, incorrect protocols, faulty analysis, or fraud. The magnitude of this anomaly is considered to be medium- to-large when compared to other known human behaviors."

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