Counter-intelligence and the Power of Remote Influence
Part One: Resurrection
More than ten years ago, the U.S. Government revealed official interest in the use of mind-over-matter during the height of the cold war. STAR GATE was the culmination of a series of various programs involving psychic spies and mental influencing, run under the Defense Intelligence Agency, the CIA, and armed services including the Army. USAF, the Navy, and their intelligence divisions.
Buried deep within the eighty-thousand plus pages of released STAR GATE documentation was a reference to a “Phoenix Program.” The reference came near the end-time of STAR GATE, suggesting that somewhere in the remaining fifty-thousand plus pages of unreleased material were secrets still considered vital to the national security.
If STAR GATE was a failed attempt, a twenty-year plus search for non-existent pseudo-scientific mumbo jumbo, then what of the unreleased material? What hidden secrets remain of a program said to have been one of the biggest embarrassments in the history of the intelligence world? Why were so many other nations conducting their own psychic mind research behind closed doors? What about the letter to the Pentagon’s leader of Net Assessment, Andy Marshall, and memo’s about briefing Marshall on psychotronics and STAR GATE?
What we know to be true:
Several letters in the STAR GATE files, and a couple of documents discuss a program called PHOENIX, with reference to “psychotronics,” a cold-war term for doing mind-to-mind battle with the enemy by means of weird science and paranormal phenomenology.
In a letter dated September 22, 1994, from Jay Sloan, former officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency we learn that, “Lin Wells has asked us to set up a meeting with himself and Andy Marshall for the purpose of briefing Andy on ‘Stargate’ … Focus of the briefing is substantive rundown to include the Phenix [PHOENIX] program. To get Andy familiar with the activity, the need to monitor, and an item of interest/concern from a DOD [Department of Defense] perspective. Why? Among other things, because Andy might have some money he would be willing to allocate to keep the contract DIA has had going — the contract that allowed for those unique contacts and sourcing leads.”
Why is this so important? STAR GATE was shut down shortly after this letter was written, in 1995, but this letter mentions the importance of monitoring psychotronics foreign research efforts in paraphysics and phenomenology. Sloan also mentions that, “This should be done ASAP, because Lin is orchestrating interest in this subject in OSD prior to the Yeltsin visit.”
In a letter sent to Sloan a few hours later, an undisclosed party “came down a couple of weeks ago and briefed Marshall on ‘psychotronic weapons’ – foreign program etc. (talked a bit about PHOENIX). This was in response to his query about what the weapons were. The session went very well … however the briefing did not formally talk about SG [STAR GATE] or any other related programs/efforts.”
Is this confirmation that “other related programs/efforts” existed outside of the STAR GATE program? It certainly suggests compartmentalization of psycho-paraphysical efforts at the Pentagon. Writer and humorist Jon Ronson has written about other alleged efforts, some which are said to continue today as part of the war on terror. Starstream Research has learned of at least one former intelligence officer looking for financing to engage in advanced mind-brain research experiments. What of the official ‘black’ work taking place behind the closed door of national security?
As for the so-called PHOENIX program, clues remain sparse, but are sprinkled within STAR GATE documents.
One clue can be found in a monthly activity report from December, 1993. Mundane aspects of personnel vacancies and program administration aare followed by heavily redacted operational details.
An undisclosed (redacted) party “volunteered his services to conduct open source research in the area of non-lethal technology as it applies to our mission area.” We only note here that the leading expert in the field of non-lethal weapons is also a member of the so-called AVIARY group of military insiders interested in phenomenology like UFO’s and psychic powers: Colonel John B. Alexander.
The document continues, ” [redacted name] also offered his services in assisting us in preparing briefings if so asked. [redacted name] performs open source data searches for SAIC [STAR GATE’s private sector contracted research partner, “Science Applications International Corporation” ] in support of our contract.”
Mention is made of Johns Hopkins Applied Physics laboratory research on the biological effects of electromagnetic fields, and equivalent Russian programs.
Following the next heavily redacted section of the document is a paragraph dated December 7, 1993, discussing so-called remote influencing:
“[redacted] attended a meeting with corporate management representatives of Delfin Systems, Arlington, VA. Also in attendance was [redacted] … conducted a briefing in which he covered the history of Russian activity in the area of remote influence and provided a current assessment of the ‘Phoenix’ devices.”
The remainder of the document is heavily redacted, but there is another item of interest:
“[redacted] reviewed and filed classified and open source literature on Activity related R&D efforts in Russia, FSU, Europe, China, [redacted] and Central and South America. [redacted] has drafted a paper on QIGONG practices/applications in the PRC.”
Apparently the United States was in deep parapsychological competition for the hearts and souls of the world population.
In a document simply titled “KEYWORD LIST,” terms are provided without explanation.
Among the keywords listed, which include “parapsychology,” “psychoenergetics,” “telepathy,” and other buzz terms for paraphysics, is “Phoenix” (“Feniks”) Device.”
The curious aspect of all of this comes from a confidential memo dated February 3rd, 1994, prior to the letters discussing the briefing for Andy Marshall. The document is titled “Psychotronic Weapon Dupes KGB and Soviet Military.” The originator of the document is the “Foreign Science and Technology Center.”
And there, listed under cover name, is “PHOENIX PROGRAM.”
What follows is a text abstract that says:
“In a 21 April 1993 Literaturnaya Gazeta interview, Vevgeniye Aleksandrov of the Vavilona Optical Institute revealed that experiments conducted in the former Soviet Union (FSU) on mind altering weapons were largely a hoax intended to milk millions of rubles from the KGB and the military.
Aleksandrov, in commenting on the validity of psychotronic weapon research, stated: ‘The whole thing was a grandiose snow job, a monstrous squandering of the national wealth, this work, fortunately for humanity, did not have any real content; it was an imitation of work, science like shamanism. The military and KGB were simply taken for a ride.’ Since the 1970’s, as much as 500 million rubles may have been sunk into research programs aimed at producing weapons that would transmit signals to modify the behavior of soldiers … proponents of these programs claimed that these psychotronic weapons could even kill enemy troops.”
If this revelation was indeed true, one might ask why STAR GATE files include another copy of the September 22, 1994, letter from DIA’s Jay Sloan, hand signed and dated October 24th, 1994, with a list of items, the first three having been check marked:
“(1) Scalar [a reference to a kind of wave behavior thought to exist in psychotronics]
(2) Weasle (sic) money out of Andy
(3) [unreadable] keep Jay informed
(4) Let agency brief [redacted]
Jay Sloan, 24 Oct”
At the top of the same letter:
“MFR: Response VIA Higgins to [redacted] on 25 Oct 94. Basically: (1) No meeting – OBE [Overcome by Events], (2) MTG was to get Andy to fork over $ for R&D.”
And in the same handwriting, at the lower right hand corner:
“File Wells [Lin Wells] Folder, thanks.”
What might be a follow up letter, addressed directly to Andy Marshall, appears in the STAR GATE files on the 27th of February, 1995, coming from the “Defense Group Inc.”
Per guidance from Lin Wells, the enclosed proposal (your copy) is to address the sensitive matter discussed with you and Lin Wells earlier, and verbally approved.
I have had the document written in response to your recent BAA whose deadline is Tuesday, 28 February 1995, with delivery to Glenna Hughes. I have included enough ‘code word’ phrases to identify the thrust of the work – but not the scope or the totality.
Please call if I can clarify any issues.
James P. Wade, Jr.
Chairman of the Board and
Chief Executive Officer”
Sensitive matters, verbally approved, indeed. Is this a smoking gun in the hands of those claiming that STAR GATE – like programs live on, even today, hidden in the black operations of the Pentagon and the intelligence agencies? Or were the Soviet scientists playing head games with both eastern and western governments? What about programs in China, and other nations?
To be continued in Part Two.
Gary S. Bekkum and Starstream Research