Puthoff, Harold E.

An experiment that Puthoff carried out with Ingo Swann in June 1972 aroused the interest of the US Central Intelligence Agency and led Puthoff to found the Human Consciousness Research Program of SRI-International. Together with Russell Targ, Puthoff created and directed the program, which experimented with many types of ESP and psychokinesis, with a particular focus on the ESP-based remote viewing ability.