The Stargate Project
The first long-term use of remote viewing as a technique, the “Star Gate Project,” is the largest funded program in the history of parapsychological research. The project was funded with approximately $20 million in grants over a period of more than 20 years (1972 to 1995).
Researchers from Stanford Research Institute (SRI) and later Science Applications International Cooperation (SAIC) participated in this program in collaboration with various U.S. intelligence agencies. The research focused on understanding the applicability and nature of PSI phenomena in general, but primarily on the fundamentals of informational PSI. Remote viewing provided actionable information on a total of about 500 separate reconnaissance missions from 1973 to 1995, and the associated logs can be viewed to a large extent today in the CIA’s public archives.
Remote viewing is used to gain information that cannot be accessed by the usual senses because it is separated from the perceiving person by spatial and/or temporal distance. The Stargate data show that informational PSI is a scientifically valid phenomenon. These data have led to the development of a testable model for the underlying mechanism based on physics and neuroscience that considers informational PSI to be a normal, albeit atypical, phenomenon.