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One of the more fascinating – and bizarre – episodes in the history of the C.I.A. is the ‘psychic spy’ program that was developed during the 1970s, in which individuals were tasked with ‘remote viewing’ locations using what was once called traveling clairvoyance – ie. attempting to see locations distant to them using psychic abilities.

The government continued research in this area, through various agencies, for at least two decades. Some of that history has been told in books from some of the remote viewers involved in the programs, including Paul Smith and Joe McMoneagle.

And now, a new documentary from one of the researchers involved at the very beginning, physicist Russel Targ, goes deep inside the history of the secret program.

For more than 20 years the CIA used psychic abilities in a top-secret program. You paid for it; you deserve to know about it.

A psychic spy program developed during the Cold War escalated after a Stanford Research Institute experiment publicized classified intel. As a result, the highly successful work of physicist Russell Targ was co-opted by the CIA and hidden for decades due to the demands of ‘national security.’ But when America’s greatest psychic spy dies mysteriously, Targ fights to get their work declassified; even if it means going directly to his former enemies in the Soviet Union to prove the reality of ESP to the world at large.

Revealed for the first time, this is the newly declassified true story of America’s psychic spies. The implications of their success show us all what we are truly capable of – now there can be no more secrets.


Here’s the trailer for the documentary, which will be available from March 1st (sign up for pre-orders at the official website):

The film-makers have also begun posting some related content as an ongoing weekly series on YouTube, titled “Third Eye Spies: Declassified”. In the first episode, embedded below, undercover CIA physicist and SRI remote viewing program manager Ken Kress comes forward for the first time to discuss a debriefing he did with then-CIA director George H. W. Bush on the paranormal research he was working on.

To keep an eye out for more episodes in the series, be sure to subscribe to their channel.