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USA Military paper about Psi phenomenon Paradigm Shift?

  1. Nov 8, 2006 #1
    USA Military paper about “Psi phenomenon”... Paradigm Shift?

    Hi everybody,

    The USA Military has recently (year 2004) approved for public release and distribution a very interesting and controversial research document titled “Teleportation Physics Study.”

    In this document they talk about things such as “Psi phenomenon” of different types, teleportation, remote viewing, astral projection, military intelligence, espionage (USA-URSS), high level concepts in modern physics such as parallel universes, wormholes, paradigm shifts, etc., and many other things.

    Do you think the content of this document could imply a paradigm shift could happen in the near future?

    Bellow you’ll see a brief excerpt from this document (Note: the complete document is 78 pages long. This excerpt is about 8 pages long). But firstly, let’s see where this document has been published, because it has been published in the FAS web site (Federation of American Scientists), which is a federeation endorsed by 67 Nobel Laureates.

    So, let’s see first what the FAS is:

    - “About FAS”, according to the FAS web site:

    The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) was formed in 1945 by atomic scientists from the Manhattan Project who felt that scientists, engineers and other innovators had an ethical obligation to bring their knowledge and experience to bear on critical national decisions, especially pertaining to the technology they unleashed - the Atomic Bomb.

    Endorsed by 67 Nobel Laureates in chemistry, economics, medicine and physics, FAS addresses a broad spectrum of issues in carrying out its mission to promote humanitarian uses of science and technology. FAS members build on an honorable history of insisting that rational, evidence-based arguments be heard.

    Some brief information about the Manhattan Project:

    - Manhattan Project (wikipedia)

    The Manhattan Project refers to the effort to develop the first nuclear weapons during World War II by the United States with assistance from the United Kingdom and Canada. Formally designated as the Manhattan Engineering District (MED), it refers specifically to the period of the project from 1942-1946 under the control of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, under the administration of General Leslie R. Groves, with its scientific research directed by the American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer.


    Bye. qbeac.

    P.D. I include an excerpt from the article in the next post.
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  3. Nov 8, 2006 #2
    This is a brief excerpt of the USA Military paper about Teleportation (only several pieces of it). It is recommended to read the complete original document, which is full of mathematical equations, formulas, diagrams, and so on:

    - Teleportation Physics Study (telekinesis)
    Eric W. Davis. Warp Drive Metrics. 4849 San Rafael Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89120 August 2004. Special Report

    URL: http://www.fas.org/sgp/eprint/teleport.pdf

    14. ABSTRACT

    This study was tasked with the purpose of collecting information describing the teleportation of material objects, providing a description of teleportation as it occurs in physics, its theoretical and experimental status, and a projection of potential applications. The study also consisted of a search for teleportation phenomena occurring naturally or under laboratory conditions that can be assembled into a model describing the conditions required to accomplish the transfer of objects. This included a review and documentation of quantum teleportation, its theoretical basis, technological development, and its potential applications. The characteristics of teleportation were defined and physical theories were evaluated in terms of their ability to completely describe the phenomena. Contemporary physics, as well as theories that presently challenge the current physics paradigm were investigated.

    The author identified and proposed two unique physics models for teleportation that are based on the manipulation of either the general relativistic spacetime metric or the spacetime vacuum electromagnetic (zero-point fluctuations) parameters. Naturally occurring anomalous teleportation phenomena that were previously studied by the United States and foreign governments were also documented in the study and are reviewed in the report. The author proposes an additional model for teleportation that is based on a combination of the experimental results from the previous government studies and advanced physics concepts. Numerous recommendations outlining proposals for further theoretical and experimental studies are given in the report. The report also includes an extensive teleportation bibliography.



    This Special Technical Report presents the results of a subcontracted study performed by Warp Drive Metrics, Las Vegas, NV, under Contract No. F04611-99-C-0025, for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)/Space and Missile Propulsion Division, Propellant Branch (PRSP), Edwards AFB, CA. The Project

    Manager for AFRL/PRSP was Dr. Franklin B. Mead, Jr. This report has been reviewed and is approved for release and distribution in accordance with the distribution statement on the cover and on the SF Form 298. This report is published in the interest of scientific and technical information exchange and does not constitute approval or disapproval of its ideas or findings.



    4.1 Extra Space Dimensions and Parallel Universes/Spaces

    A literature search for proposed e-Teleportation concepts based on the conveyance of objects through extra space dimensions and/or parallel universes/spaces has yielded only one result (see Section 4.2). The present state-of-art in research on parallel universes/spaces and extra space dimensions has been strictly limited to the work on developing a grand unified quantum field theory and a quantum theory of gravity, whereby the former necessarily includes the latter. Quantum gravity/unified field theory research has been evolving since the 1920s when Kaluza and Klein published the first papers to describe a model for the unification of gravity with electrodynamics. Many of the more prominent theories today invoke extra spatial dimensions, the existence of parallel universes/spaces, or both in order to quantise gravity and/or to unify gravity with the other forces of nature.


    4.2 Vacuum Hole Teleportation

    An unusual teleportation concept has been proposed by Leshan (1999, 2002), which describes the teleportation of objects throughout our universe by using the geometrical properties of spacetime. The proposal posits that there is a “zero-space” that exists outside the boundary of our universe, whereby this zero-space is a “point form” space, where the distance between any two points is always equal to zero. Leshan also calls this space a “hole.” Further requirements and assumptions of the model are:


    4.3 Conclusion and Recommendations

    At present, none of the theoretical concepts explored in this chapter have been brought to a level of technical maturity, where it becomes meaningful to ascertain whether any form of e-Teleportation is theoretically possible between extra space dimensions and different or parallel universes/spaces. However, there is the exception that traversable wormholes (three- and higher-dimensional) provide a solid physics principle for the implementation of teleportation between parallel universes/spaces.


    5.1 PK Phenomenon

    P-Teleportation is a form of psychokinesis (or PK) similar to telekinesis but generally used to designate the movement of objects (called apports) through other physical objects or over great distances. Telekinesis is a form of PK, which describes the movement of stationary objects without the use of any known physical force. And PK is essentially the direct influence of mind on matter without any known intermediate physical energy or instrumentation. Rigorously controlled modern scientific laboratory PK, and related psychic (a.k.a. “psi”, “paranormal” or parapsychology), research has been performed and/or documented by Rhine (1970), Schmidt (1974), Mitchell (1974a, b, see also the references cited therein), Swann (1974), Puthoff and Targ (1974, 1975), Hasted et al. (1975), Targ and Puthoff (1977), Nash (1978, see also the references cited therein), Shigemi et al. (1978), Hasted (1979), Houck (1984a), Wolman et al. (1986, see also the references cited therein), Schmidt (1987), Alexander et al. (1990), Giroldini (1991), Gissurarson (1992), Radin (1997, see also the references cited therein), Tart et al. (2002), Shoup (2002), and Alexander (2003).

    A well-known theoretical/experimental/operational program directed by H. E. Puthoff, R. Targ, E. May and I. Swann was conducted at SRI International and the NSA, and sponsored at various times by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) over more than two decades;


    The reader should note that the very first U. S. military-intelligence R&D programs on psi, PK and mind control were conducted by H. K. (Andrija) Puharich, M.D., L.L.D during his military service at the Army Chemical and Biological Warfare Center at Fort Detrick, Maryland in the 1940s-50s.


    A more spectacular series of rigorously controlled (and repeatable!) laboratory experiments occurred in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). In September 1981, an extraordinary paper was published in the PRC in the journal Ziran Zazhi (transl.: Nature Journal), and this paper was entitled, “Some Experiments on the Transfer of Objects Performed by Unusual Abilities of the Human Body” (Shuhuang et al., 1981). The paper reported that gifted children were able to cause the apparent teleportation of small objects (radio micro-transmitters, photosensitive paper, mechanical watches, horseflies, other insects, etc.) from one location to another (that was meters away) without them ever touching the objects beforehand.

    The experiments were operated under exceptionally wellcontrolled conditions (both blind and double-blind). The researchers involved included not only observers from various PRC colleges and medical research institutes, but also representatives from the PRC National Defense Science Commission. Because of the involvement of the latter, it was deemed necessary that an unclassified Intelligence Information Report be prepared by the DIA (see Shuhuang et al., 1981), which included a detailed English translation of the article.

    Additional research carried out by the Aerospace Medicine Engineering Institute in Beijing was reported in the July 1990 issue of the Chinese Journal of Somatic Science (Kongzhi et al., 1990; Jinggen et al., 1990; Banghui, 1990), which was also translated into English by the DIA.

    Reported in several articles are experiments involving the videotaping and high-speed photography of the transfer of test specimens (nuts, bundles of matches, pills, nails, thread, photosensitive paper, chemically treated paper, sponges dipped in FeCl3, etc.) through the walls of sealed paper envelopes, double layered KCNS type paper bags, sealed glass bottles and tubes with sealed caps, and sealed plastic film canisters without the walls of any of these containers being breached.

    All of the Chinese experiments reported using gifted children and young adults, who possessed well-known extraordinary PK ability, to cause the teleportation of the various test specimens. In all the experimental cases that were reported, the test specimens that were teleported were completely unaltered or unchanged from their initial state, even the insects were unaffected by being teleported. The experiments were well controlled, scientifically recorded, and the experimental results were always repeatable.

    The Chinese papers are all extremely interesting and very well written, and they show photographs and schematic diagrams of the various experimental setups. The experimental protocols were explained in lengthy detail, and thorough data and statistical analysis were presented in the results. The combined results from the several Chinese experiments showed that:

    1.- Different research groups designed different experimental protocols, used different gifted psychics, used different sealed containers, and used different test specimens (live insects, bulk
    inanimate objects, and even radio micro-transmitters were used to track the location of the specimens) that were to be teleported;

    2.- The time required for the teleportation of test specimens through various barriers was anywhere from a fraction of a second to several minutes, and this was not dependent on the test specimen that was used, the sealed container that was used (or its barrier thickness), which experimental protocol was used, or which psychic was being used

    3.- The high-speed photography/videotaping recorded in one series of experiments that test specimens would physically “meld” or blend with the walls of sealed containers; and recorded in a different series of experiments that test specimens would simply disappear from inside the container only to reappear at another location (after seconds to several minutes of time transpired), such that the test specimen did not actually undergo total material disintegration/reintegration during teleportation – this data is important, because without the aid of electronic monitoring instruments, the average person’s sensory organs and usual methods of detection are temporarily unable to perceive the test specimen’s (ambiguous) existence during the teleportation process;

    4.- The radio micro-transmitter used as a test specimen in one series of experiments (Shuhuang et al., 1981) transmitted a radio signal to several stationary electronic instruments/receivers, so that the specimen could be tracked and monitored (via signal amplitude and frequency measurements) during the teleportation process; the experimenters discovered that there was large fluctuations in the intensity (in both amplitude and frequency) of the monitored signal to the effect that it would either completely disappear or become extremely weak (to the extent that the monitoring instruments could scarcely detect it) – it was discovered that there was a definite correlation between the change in strength (i.e., radical frequency shifts were observed) of the monitored radio signal and the teleportation of the test specimen, such that the weak or absent signal indicated that the specimen was “nonexistent” (or in an altered physical state) during teleportation (note: the monitored signal amplitude and frequency of the micro-transmitter specimen were stable before and after teleportation);

    5.- Before and after “passing through the container wall/barrier”, the test specimen and the container’s wall/barrier are both complete solid objects;

    6.- The gifted psychics were never allowed to see (they were blindfolded in many experiments) or touch each of the test specimens or the sealed containers before and after experiments were conducted, and only the experimenters touched the specimens and containers (using both blind and double-blind protocols);

    7.- The experimental results were all repeatable


    The Soviet information also mentions the psychotronic/parapsychology R&D materials that Soviet military forces took from various Nazi research centers in and around Germany at the end of WWII. The entire spectrum of parapsychology phenomena was explored by the Soviets, which resulted in the generation of a wealth of experimental data and related scientific research literature.


    The U.S. military-intelligence establishment was concerned with the possibility that the Soviets and their Warsaw Pact allies were conducting psychotronics and mind control R&D in order to discover how to exploit and control powerful phenomena that could be used against the U.S. and its allies.


    Also, LaMothe (1972) describes the revolutionary techniques the Soviets studied to influence human behavior, which included: sound, light, color, odors, sensory deprivation, sleep, electromagnetic fields, biochemicals, autosuggestion, hypnosis, and parapsychology phenomena (such as psychokinesis, telekinesis, extrasensory perception-ESP, astral projection, clairvoyance, precognition, and dream state, etc.). The LaMothe (1972) report became an aid in the development of countermeasures for the protection of U.S. and/or allied personnel.

    Psychotronics is the general term that was used in the former Soviet Union/Warsaw Pact countries to categorize many psychic phenomena undergoing scientific research. The conclusions that were reached in the DIA reports are that within the category of psychotronics, the Soviets identified two discrete skills (LaMothe, 1972):

    * Bioenergetics: those phenomena associated with the production of objectively detectable effects such as psychokinesis, telekinesis, levitation effects, transformations of energy, i.e. the altering or affecting of matter

    * Bioinformation: those phenomena associated with the obtaining of information through means other than the normal sensory channels (i.e., ESP), such as telepathy, precognition, and clairvoyance, i.e., using the mind to tap into the thoughts of others or to acquire present or future information about objective events in the world

    These phenomena involve using the mind and/or some “field” of the body to affect other minds and inanimate objects irrespective of intervening distance or elapsed time, and without engaging any conventional tools. Bioenergetics and bioinformation are two classifications that form a single branch of science the Soviets preferred to call biocommunications. Soviet biocommunications research is primarily concerned with exploring the existence of a definite group of natural phenomena controlled by laws that are not based on any known (energetic) influence. The types of biocommunication (a.k.a. psychotronics) phenomena includes special sensory biophysical activities, brain and mind control, telepathic communications or bioinformation transceiving, bioluminescent and bioenergetic emissions, and the effects of altered states of consciousness on the human psyche. Psychotronics and remote viewing provide capabilities that have obvious intelligence applications. The Soviets and their Warsaw Pact allies invested millions of dollars in psychotronics R&D because they understood this, and saw the potential payoff for military and intelligence applications.

    The U.S. response to Soviet psychotronics R&D programs was the Remote Viewing program. In addition, the U.S. Army began the JEDI Project in 1983, which sought to increase human potential using teachable models of behavioral/physical excellent by unconventional means (Alexander et al., 1990).


    There is a wealth of factual scientific research data from around the world attesting to the physical reality of p-Teleportation and related anomalous psi phenomena (Mitchell, 1974b; Targ and Puthoff, 1977; Nash, 1978; Radin, 1997; Tart et al., 2002).


    5.1.1 Hypothesis Based on Mathematical Geometry

    In the following I propose a parsimonious first-order hypothesis that can explain the gross features of both the Chinese p-Teleportation data and the other reported p-Teleportation phenomena. But I will refrain from including any role that might be played by quantum phenomena since the scientific community has not yet settled that particular issue. (However, it is apparent that quantum theory and quantum phenomena will likely play a key role in a formal physics theory of PK and psychotronics.)


    5.2 Conclusion and Recommendations

    We will need a physics theory of consciousness and psychotronics, along with more experimental data, in order to test the hypothesis in Section 5.1.1 and discover the physical mechanisms that lay behind the psychotronic manipulation of matter. P-Teleportation, if verified, would represent a phenomenon that could offer potential high-payoff military, intelligence and commercial applications. This phenomenon could generate a dramatic revolution in technology, which would result from a dramatic paradigm shift in science. Anomalies are the key to all paradigm shifts!

    - Recommendations:

    There are numerous supporters within the U.S. military establishment who comprehend the significance of remote viewing and PK phenomenon, and believe that they could have strategic implications. Bremseth (2001), a U.S. Navy SEAL, attended the Marine War College and studied the Remote Viewing program, and interviewed many of the former program participants. Bremseth then wrote his thesis on the topic, and concluded that the evidence supported continued research and applications of remote viewing. A research program improving on and expanding, or implementing novel variations of, the Chinese and Uri Geller-type experiments should be conducted in order to generate p-Teleportation phenomenon in the lab. The performances and characteristics of p-Teleportation need to be delineated in order todevelop a refined hypothesis. Such a program should be designed so that an operational model for p-Teleportation can be developed and implemented as a prototype. An experimental program similar in fashion to the Remote Viewing program should be funded at $900,000 – 1,000,000 per year in parallel with a theoretical program funded at $500,000 per year for an initial five-year duration. The role of quantum physics theory and related quantum phenomena (i.e., entanglement and teleportation) in p-Teleportation and psychotronics should be explored in this program (see for example, the Biological Quantum Teleportation recommendation in Section 3.3). An experiment definition study should be conducted first to identify and propose the best experiments for this program, which should be funded at $80,000 for one year.
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  5. Nov 8, 2006 #4
    Hi Rach3, have you already read the whole document?
  6. Nov 8, 2006 #5


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    I don't have to read any part of the document to know that was money down the drain.
  7. Nov 8, 2006 #6


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    So far all this says is that nothing conclusive was found, and in some cases it sounds like nothing was found.

    For example this statement shows nothing was found.

    ""4.3 Conclusion and Recommendations

    "At present, none of the theoretical concepts explored in this chapter have been brought to a level of technical maturity, where it becomes meaningful to ascertain whether any form of e-Teleportation is theoretically possible between extra space dimensions and different or parallel universes/spaces."

    No, you don't tell people to read it and look for the results. If there are iron clad results in that report, YOU need to post them and show where they can be found in the report for quick reference.

    If you can't, the thread will be locked.
  8. Nov 8, 2006 #7
    Hi Mech_Engineer, so you say you have not even read it, but you do have an opinion about it...? Is that what you say?

    If that’s the case, it’s fine, but if you don’t read it, what does your opinion have to do with science?

    I believe science is about examining the evidence (data, experiments, theories, etc.) with an open mind, with objectivity, and discussing it with purely scientific arguments. And that’s what they do in the paper about teleportation.
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    You left out one very important aspect of science - the LEARNING and understanding of the established knowledge. Without that, you wouldn't know if something is new, even if it comes up and bites you, and you wouldn't know if something can already be explained.

    This "psi" phenomenon isn't an established science. There are no reproducible effects, which is another criteria of experimental physics that you have neglected. Without it, you cannot claim the effect is real. Furthermore, you don't seem to understand how science works in terms of establishing the validity of anything. You don't just release a report. You submit it for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Everything that you accept to be as valid science was done that way.

    Just because something can be "linked" (valid or not) to some known physics does NOT make it a valid phenomenon. Do not make that mistake into thinking that just because we have established some form of quantum teleportation, that this then can be linked to such pseudoscience.

  10. Nov 8, 2006 #9
    Hi Evo, the article is 78 pages long, while the above summary is only about 8 pages long. Therefore, in the original article they say many things that are not included in the brief excerpt (I recommend to read the whole thing), for instance:
    “The Chinese papers are all extremely interesting and very well written, and they show photographs and schematic diagrams of the various experimental setups. The experimental protocols were explained in lengthy detail, and thorough data and statistical analysis were presented in the results. The combined results from the several Chinese experiments showed that:”... etc.
    ... and then they include 7 points about the results of the experiments, which according to what they say, were positive results and repeatable!

    That means that, in fact, they have found big anomalies that should not exist, but they do exist according to this paper.

    Now then, they are either lying or they are saying the truth. And if they are saying the truth, this could be a big deal, because the different types of Psi phenomenon described in this paper are quite impressive.
  11. Nov 8, 2006 #10

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    Let's stick to the facts and the paper.
  12. Nov 8, 2006 #11
    :rofl: I'll concede that there are lots of nice figures, it almost makes up for the total lack of content! (Kidding there.) I skimmed through it, and have no idea what those authors were smoking - at best it's totally incoherent. There are completely unrelated sections glued together forcibly with the word "teleportation", a word which is not used with any consistent meaning (red flag!). One plays around with a GR solution, another rambles about the QFT vacuum, then there's a very long block without equations that talks about "psychokinesis", and finally there's a long mess of seriously abused quantum mechanics. Since each section is seperately quite looney, I feel I'm under no obligation to figure out the mystery of how they fit together.

    Yep, it's a classic case of crackpottery.
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    But Ivan, there's almost no way to do that, i.e. extracting "facts" and relating it to the "paper". It isn't a paper, certainly not in the scientific sense. It is a REPORT done by somebody for something in which scientific clarity is secondary. If I were to referee such a paper, I would have thrown it out early on for obvious reason, and it has nothing to do with the conclusion or result either!

    As Rach has pointed out, this is nothing new. Bob Park had reported on this years ago. Besides, if this thing really works, I seriously doubt that the military would let something like this to be reported and released to the public! Heaven forbid that the Chinese and the North Korean would use this to get state secrets!

  14. Nov 8, 2006 #13

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    Okay. I've been too distracted to take a look yet.
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    What Zz said. Also, when I hear the phrase "paradigm shift" I reach for my nose, to hold it.
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