New CIA document details experiments on extrasensory perception and telepathy

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In strange things, intelligence officers have used psychic methods to attempt to gather intelligence on enemies, or perhaps outwit them on the battlefield. As you now know, this decision is what opened a rift between dimensions, allowing stranger things to become a masterful fictional tale and one of Netflix’s flagship programs all these years later. While there aren’t any Demogorgons roaming the world in real life — uh, at least as far as the public knows — the series was still based on plots and intelligence experiments that have since come to light.

Now, in 2021, a passionate truth seeker has uncovered a new Central Intelligence Agency document that details a particular Russian experiment in the late 1980s. According to the heavily redacted PDF made available by The dark vault, the Russian government launched several experiments in the 1980s to try to psychically alter diseases and ailments to some extent.

In one case, the document says some 3,000 patients at the Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine – located in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk – took part in an experiment and were put on a special diet and rest regimen. . “A medical specialist attempted to psychically transmit bioenergy to patients to enable them to control or cure asthma, sinusitis, allergies, chronic bronchitis, lung inflammation and heart disease,” the document states. .

For the uninitiated, “extrasensory perception” is a term coined by the late Rudolf Tischner to describe potential psychic abilities – you know, like telepathy, precognition or clairvoyance.

The declassified information even details how the experiments unfolded, with the patients sitting in the middle of a room between “two concave mirrors” hung on the walls facing each other.

In case you were wondering if the experiments worked, the paper suggests that “an unidentified institute in Leningrad participated in several successful extrasensory perception experiments” in the mid-1980s. The degree of success, or what the author of the report considers a success, is not indicated in the report.

You can read it in full at The dark vault website here.

Cover photo by Dennis Brack/Bloomberg via Getty Image

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