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DOCUMENT TITLE: New CIA contracts with Scientology OT VIIs for Remote Viewing
SUBJECT: CIA's Office of Technical Services (OTS) and Office of Research and Development (ORD) contracts with Scientology OT VII Hal Puthoff to expand the Remote Viewing efforts of research into out-of-body perception
PARTIES: Scientology OT VII Hal Puthoff, Scientology OT VII Ingo Swann; Scientology OT VII Pat Price; Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); John McMahon, head of CIA's Office of Technical Services (OTS); Unknown head of CIA's Office of Research and Development (ORD)
BACKGROUND AND NOTES
Continuing successes in the CIA's top-secret Scientology-based Remote Viewing program--including a sensationalistic remote peek into a top-secret installation of the National Security Agency (NSA)--result in new CIA contracts to expand the program with the Scientology OT VIIs Hal Puthoff, Ingo Swann, and Pat Price. This includes not only a new contract with CIAs Office of Technical Services (OTS), which had been running the program, but also with the Office of Research and Development (ORD). The new contract with ORD heralds the CIA's intention to have Swann start using the Scientology techniques to secretly train in-house CIA personnel.
1 February 1974
Based on the favorable impression made by a 9 November 1973 CIA report, "Verification of Remote Viewing," two new CIA contracts are issued for Scientology OT VIIs Hal Puthoff, Ingo Swann, and Pat Price to expand Remote Viewing development at Stanford Research Institute (SRI) under a new CIA program, jointly funded by Office of Research and Development (ORD) and Office of Technical Services (OTS). "Kenneth Kress" is again "the Project Officer." The project is to proceed on the premise that the phenomena associated with remote viewing exist; the objective is to develop and utilize them. The program is referenced by a cite: "Office of Technical Services Contract, FAN 4125-4099; Office of Research and Development Contract, FAN 4162-8103; 1 February 1974 (CONFIDENTIAL)."
SOURCE: A report, "Parapsychology in Intelligence: A Personal Review and Conclusions," by Dr. Kenneth A. Kress; appeared in the Winter 1977 issue of Studies in Intelligence, the CIA's classified internal publication; report released to the public in 1996
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