- Joseph McMoneagle
Joseph McMoneagle (Born
January 10, 1946, Miami, Florida) is known for his involvement in the development of Remote Viewingby U.S. Army Intelligence and the Stanford Research Institute. He was one of the original Officers recruited for the top-secretarmy program now known as Project Star Gate. McMoneagle claims he had a remarkable memory of very early childhood events. He grew up surrounded by alcoholism, abuse and poverty. As a child he had visions of small rabbit that would come to him at night, to comfort him when he was alone and scared, and first began to hone his psychic abilities in his teens for his own protection when he hitchhiked. He enlisted in the U.S. Army to get away. It is unknown whether he was recruited as an experimental remote viewer due to his claims of paranormalexperiences in his life or his reputation of survival premonitions in Vietnam. Certainly his out-standing background in military intelligence and security was looked on with favor by his superiors and the C.I.A. According to McMoneagle, Hal Puthoff's "eyes immediately brightened" when he disclosed he had a NDEin 1970. McMoneagle claims remote viewing is possible and accurate outside the boundaries of time. ["Memoirs of a Psychic Spy : The Remarkable Life of U.S. Government Remote Viewer 001" by Joseph McMoneagle, Hampton Roads Publishing Co., 2002, 2006, Revised and updated version of McMoneagles' "The Stargate Chronicles", first edition] This was championed by Jessica Uttsin her evaluation of remote viewing in the Stargate Project. She said she saw precognition. [ [http://www.stat.ucdavis.edu/~utts/air2.html] "An Assessment of the Evidence for Psychic Functioning" by Jessica Utts. ] McMoneagle believes he has remote viewed into the past, present, and future and has predicted future events. Charles Tartsupports McMoneagle's claims. [ "The Ultimate Time Machine: A Remote Viewer's Perception of Time and Predictions for the New Millennium" by Joseph McMoneagle, Foreword by Charles T. Tart, Hampton Roads Publishing Co., Inc., 1998]
Ingo Swannhe has become one of the most important figures connected to the development of Remote Viewing (RV) and the use of claimed paranormalabilities for military intelligencegathering. At his retirement McMoneagle earned his Legion of Meritfor his last 10 years of service, including 5 years of work in SIGINT, SIGnals INTelligence, and 5 years in the RV program. [See complete text of Joseph McMoneagle's Legion of Merit and Certificate in "Memoirs of a Psychic Spy: The Remarkable Life of U.S. Government Remote Viewer 001" by Joseph McMoneagle, Hampton Roads Publishing Co., 2002, 2006, pp 287-288, This book is an updated version of McMoneagle's "The Stargate Chronicles", The first edition] [http://www.lfr.org/LFR/csl/media/videoclips/NatGeo/natgeo.html Publications by Laboratory Personnel, Cognitive Sciences Laboratory, Anomalous Cognition Remote Viewing Scientific Research ] ] ["Reading the Enemy's Mind: Inside Star Gate: America's Psychic Espionage Program" By Paul H. Smith, Forge Books, 2004] "Mind Trek: Exploring Consciousness, Time, and Space Through Remote Viewing" by Joseph McMoneagle, Hampton Roads, Publishing Co., Inc., 1997] [ Personal correspondence with Paul H. Smith. See: Kazuba discussion page 16 Jan 2008]
The problem of accuracy
Version No. 1., 1997, given by Joseph McMoneagle about his remote viewing accuracy: "I would be surprised if my percentage of "direct hits" were better than 20-25 percent. Also, if I reviewed those projects which I know fell within the percentage of "hits" (20 percentile), they would probably range from 5 to 95 percent correct information." ["Mind Trek: Exploring Consciousness, Time, and Space Through Remote Viewing" by Joseph McMoneagle, Hampton Roads, Publishing Co., Inc., 1997, p 216]
Paul H. Smithcomments on Version No. 1. accuracy: "Concerning Joe's statistics -- any attempt at gauging accuracy will be no more than a guestimate. I think Joe is underestimating his degree of success, but perhaps he just wants to be conservative. But that can only be my opinion, rather than established fact, since for too many of the operational sessions we got no feedback from the customer. The best one could do would be to go through all the sessions for which target ground-truth is known, and compare results with the actual state-of-affairs on the ground at the time of the viewing. You could then draw an accuracy rating from just the known targets, and then extrapolate for the ones with unknown results. However, even that level of work would take months, if not years, and I doubt anyone has had the gumption, resources, or free time to do it. (There's also the issue of deciding what counts as a "direct hit," and so on. The terminology is pretty much at the mercy of the individual who is doing the estimating.)"
"As far as whether Joe's accuracy claims would be considered typical for other experienced viewers (obviously stats would vary dramatically for novices and viewers who had not cultivated their skills as rigorously) -- I can't say how that would compare, for the reasons stated above. However, though when Joe is wrong on a session he can be really really wrong, when he is right it can be pretty breathtaking. My (relatively informed) guess is that very few viewers could consistently compete with him (though occasionally, or even fairly often there are a few who might turn out sessions as good as his.)". [Personal correspondence with P.H. Smith. See: Kazuba discussion page 25 Jan 2008. Paul H. Smith is the author of "Reading the Enemy's Mind: Inside Star Gate, America's Psychic Espionage Program", Thomas Doherty Associates, LLC, 2005 ]
Version No. 2., 1998, given by Joseph McMoneagle about his remote viewing accuracy: "Accuracy is difficult to measure. Operationally, it is a measurement of whether or not you gave someone the answer they were looking for. You could make 50 or 60 statements, the majority being unverifiable, but if you provided that one fact they were looking for, then you would be considered accurate. In truth, accuracy should only be measured in a laboratory, scientifically. That way, both the target and the circumstances of the "viewing" can be scientifically controlled. The scientists present know how much you said, how much of what you said was right, how much of what you said was wrong, and, usually, how much you could have said but didn't. My average under these circumstances ranged between 65 and 75 percent."  http://www.firedocs.com/remoteviewing/joe/9806-pw/index.html] Psychic World / Summer 1998 ]
Stargate ProjectJoseph McMoneagle has been respectively described by another remote viewer as "an old soldier and New Age explorer." ["Reading the Enemy's Mind: Inside Star Gate America's Psychic Espionage Program" by Paul H. Smith, Forge Books, 2005 ]
The United States Military Intelligence originally took interest in
Remote Viewing(RV) due to the Soviets' purported success during the Cold War.
Remote viewing the submarine and launch predictions
Version No. 1. In McMoneagles's words: "Well, in 1979, most U.S. Intelligence agencies had become aware that the Russians had built what was the largest building under a single roof in the world. No one in these agencies, however, knew what was going on inside. I was asked to remote view this facility, and I said I thought they were building a submarine. I was also able to provide specific details about this submarine, including its size, armament, hull configuration, and even the projected date of launch. As a result of this information I provided, the intelligence community was later able to confirm the existence of the new Soviet "Typhoon"-class submarine--the largest in the world!" [http://www.firedocs.com/remoteviewing/joe/9806-pw/index.html]
Version No. 2. In McMoneagle's words: "One of the examples I can give had to do with a submarine that was being constructed in the extreme North of [the] Soviet Union in 1979. Essentially, we were given a photograph of a building, at least, a section of a roof of a building, and asked to describe what was going on inside the building. There were two or three of us Viewers, not just myself, but two or three of us who independently drew segments of what appeared to be a submarine. At the time, the consensus of opinion throughout the intelligence world was that they were actually building some kind of an assault ship, for loading and unloading helicopters and troops. As it turned out, we were able to predict a launch date, and they in fact photographed this submarine that we had drawn, with the appropriate number of missile tubes and what was not, and then it was launched within a few days of that date." [http://www.firedocs.com/remoteviewing/joe/transcripts/jr970302jm-4of7.html]
Version No. 3. Around Sept 1979 a naval lieutenant commander assigned to the National Security Council decided to use RV for offensive intelligence-gathering purposes. McMoneagle is is given a set of geographical coordinates, he recognizes as clearly somewhere in the north, and probably in the Finland or Eastern bloc area. McMoneagle begins the session by describing a very cold wasteland with a very large industrial building with huge smokestacks. That is not too far from a sea covered with a thick ice cap.
Since this seems to be correct to the monitor, Fred Atwater, a photograph is shown to McMoneagle. He recognizes it as a large industrial building for targeting and development. It resembles a huge, extensive storage shed and has an unremarkable flat roof. It is numbered 402 and has common materials stacked up on its exterior. (Information may or not have been given to McMoneagle that this building is somewhere in Russia). Atwater asks what is happening inside. There is so much input, giant bays, mazes of scaffolding, huge cylinders being welded, machining noises, bright arcs of light McMoneagle found it difficult to report on what he saw, so he made some very poor general drawings of segments of features.
Two or three days later a second attempt at seeing inside is made. The NSC has been informed by all intelligence collection agencies that in this building the Soviets are constructing a brand-new type of assault ship-a troop carrie, possibly with helicopter capability. Instead, McMoneagle announces the vessel to be a giant submarine and draws it in detail.
McMoneagle guessed the submarine would be launched about "four months later", sometime in the month of January 1980. Satellite photos confirmed this in mid-January 1980 ["Memoirs of a Psychic Spy : The Remarkable Life of U.S. Government Remote Viewer 001" by Joseph McMoneagle, Hampton Roads Publishing Co., 2002, 2006, p. 123, Revised and updated version of McMoneagles' "The Stargate Chronicles", first edition] According to Paul H. Smith, McMoneagle predicted "several months" in the future. ["Reading the Enemy's Mind: Inside Star Gate America's Psychic Espionage Program" by Paul H. Smith, Forge Books, 2005, pp. 128-129 ]
McMoneagle's remote viewing time travel revelations
"The Past:" Humans came from creatures some-what like sea otters. They are not related to the primates. They were created in a laboratory by building eggs and injecting them with a mixture of DNA and gene parts or pieces. Their creators "seeded" the earth with these eggs and departed. The creators are very aquiline (beaked) featured and delicate. They are humanlike with no evidence of sexuality. They have prehensiled (grasping) tails. Their eyes are doelike and they have very long fine boned fingers. ["The Ultimate Time Machine: A Remote Viewer's Perception of Time and Predictions for the New Millennium" by Joseph McMoneagle, Hampton Roads Publishing Co., Inc., 1998 p.93 & 94]
2000: A bill authorizing a teenager's "Right to Work" will be passed, lowering the normal hiring age to fourteen. [McMoneagle, "The Ultimate Time Machine", p.173]
Between 2002 and 2005: There will arise a new view of religion designed to bring religion and science together without the emphasis of Christianity. This new religion will address the science of the soul. By the year 2050 it will have established a firm base in alternative healing practices as well as comforting the distressed and dying.McMoneagle, "The Ultimate Time Machine", p.170]
Before the year 2004 a vaccine for AIDS will be discovered. [McMoneagle, "The Ultimate Time Machine", p.244]
Sometime between 2004 and 2006 a new movement will begin to eliminate television.
By 2005 new temporary tattoos will be in vogue. Initially women will wear more tattoos than men. The greatest use of tattoos will be to "emulate clothing not being worn." [McMoneagle, "The Ultimate Time Machine", p.158]
McMoneagle worked with
Dean Radinwhen he was at the Conscious Research Laboratory, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Radin conceptualized a future machine that as yet did not exist. McMoneagle used his remote viewing into the future in an effort to obtain information concerning this machine to produce patentable ideas. ["The Ultimate Time Machine: A Remote Viewer's Perception of Time and Predictions for the New Millennium" by Joseph McMoneagle, Hampton Roads, Publishing Co., Inc., 1998, p.109]
RV Experiment on the National Geographic Channel
An example of how remote viewing is tested was presented by the National Geographic Channel Naked Science program "Telepathy."
Ed May[ http://www.shiftinaction.com/discover/luminaries/ed_may Edwin C. May, Ph.D. is internationally known for his work in parapsychology. Having spent the first part of his research career in his chosen Ph.D.-degreed discipline, Low Energy, Experimental Nuclear Physics, he became interested in serious parapsychology in 1971. At that time, he was peripherally involved in a psychokinesis (i.e. putative mind over matter) experiment that was being conducted informally in the physics department at the University of California at Davis. Starting in August 1974, Dr. May spent nearly a year in India researching psychic phenomena with Yogis and other Masters. In 1975, he returned to the States and worked for eight months with Charles Honorton at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. It was there where he was introduced to formal research parapsychology.
Beginning in 1976, Dr. May joined the on-going, U.S. Government-sponsored work at SRI International (formerly called Stanford Research Institute). In 1985, he inherited the program directorship of what was now called the Cognitive Sciences Program. Dr. May shifted that program to Science Applications International Corporation in 1991. Dr. May’s association with government-sponsored parapsychology research ended in 1995, when the program, now called STAR GATE, was closed.] tests McMoneagle and unwittingly reveals that the core method of testing is essentially subjective validation. The method of testing has an air of scientific rigor to it, but when deconstructed one sees that the rigor is an illusion. A researcher, Rachel Curran, photographs six locations in the San Francisco Bay area and puts a duplicate set of the photos in 2 unsealed envelopes. These are given to "a lawyer" who locks them in a file cabinet. The locations are: a yacht marina, a rock quarry, a giant redwood tree, Stanford University football stadium, the Palo Alto airport, and the Dumbarton bridge. When the test is to begin, the lawyer opens the file cabinet and tells us nobody had access but him. He takes out the envelopes. He numbers one set of the envelopes one through six. Then he rolls a die to select one of the six envelopes. He hands a numbered unsealed envelope to Rachel. He leaves her and she opens the envelope, sees the pictures she took of the Dumbarton Bridge, and drives to that location. She is to be a "beacon" for the remote viewer. McMoneagle and May meet in May's office. We are to believe that May has not looked at the pictures and doesn't know where the other researcher is when Joe McMoneagle is trying to use his powers of remote viewing to see what the beacon is seeing. Joe draws pictures and talks out loud while Ed sits across the table from him, occasionally shoving a picture of Rachel toward him. All McMoneagle supposedly knows about Rachel's whereabouts is that she is somewhere in the Bay area. Here are Joe's psychic impressions shown in the clip:
# Half arch
# Something dark about it
# A feeling she had to park somewhere and had to go through a tunnel or something, a walkway of some kind, an overpass
# There's an abutment way up over her head
# We have a garden, it's a formal garden
# Formal gardens get passed
# Open area in the center
# Some kind of art work in the center
# This art work is very bizarre, set in gravel, stone
Only "one" of these "eleven" items is relevant:(5) the abutment overhead. The rest have to be stretched quite a bit to fit the place: the viewing area for the Dumbarton bridge. Still, as McMoneagle nears the location and is driven under an overpass, he declares: "Now I understand what I was getting. That's exactly what I was seeing." Rachel's looking out at the bay. There's "no" half arch, "nothing" dark about the place, she "didn't" have to park anywhere and go through any tunnels or walkways to get where she was (she drove right to the viewing area), there were "no" gardens or trees, "no" open area in the center, "no" art work, bizarre or otherwise. McMoneagle is convinced he is "right on target"! [ [http://skepdic.com/remotevw.html remote viewing ] ]
McMoneagle writes, "When I've worked on a target site, I know what my perceptions are. As I produce different transcripts for each of the target locations, I remember what I was thinking at the time. When I visit them later I see there are portions that look familiar and there are portions that don't. It's fairly an easy task for me to correlate my perceptions about a target after going out and seeing it." [ "Mind Trek: Exploring Consciousness, Time, and Space Through Remote Viewing" by Joseph Mcmoneagle, Hampton Roads, Publishing Co., Inc., 1997, p 55] See:
Forer effect- selective validation
ABC Special:Put to the test
The ABC Special: PUT TO THE TEST, 1994, is another TV demonstration of McMoneagle’s remote viewing abilities. It may be seen here. * [http://www.lfr.org/LFR/csl/media/videoclips/Put2Test/Put2Test.html] This test is also described in his book "Memoirs of a Psychic Spy." ["Memoirs of a Psychic Spy: The Remarkable Life of U.S. Government Remote Viewer 001", Hampton Roads Publishing Co.,Inc, 2002, 2006, pages 230-236. This book is an updated version of McMoneagle's "The Stargate Chronicles", the first edition] Here it is dated June 1995. The camera briefly shows at least 5 sheets of paper that may contain an unknown number of drawings (there is a brief glance of one drawing that is not discussed) and written notes. Only the material "matching" the target area are discussed and shown on camera. Remember, as mentioned at the start, the show has been edited. Often on tv "documentary" is presented as entertainment.Parapsychologist,
Ed May[http://www.shiftinaction.com/discover/luminaries/ed_may Edwin C. May, Ph.D. is internationally known for his work in parapsychology. Having spent the first part of his research career in his chosen Ph.D.-degreed discipline, Low Energy, Experimental Nuclear Physics, he became interested in serious parapsychology in 1971. At that time, he was peripherally involved in a psychokinesis (i.e. putative mind over matter) experiment that was being conducted informally in the physics department at the University of California at Davis. Starting in August 1974, Dr. May spent nearly a year in India researching psychic phenomena with Yogis and other Masters. In 1975, he returned to the States and worked for eight months with Charles Honorton at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. It was there where he was introduced to formal research parapsychology.] offers balance and explains McMoneagle "is correct 20 percent of the time."
Inside Joe McMoneagle
In his own books when recording his narrative descriptions during his remote viewing attempts for a past period of eighteen years, McMoneagle generally relies on his memory. "As best as I can recall." His narratives while "viewing" may have lasted sometimes approximately for 15 minutes and later for 30 minutes. His reminising in his books is, of course, after being shown the target. ["Mind Trek: Exploring Consciousness, Time, and Space Through Remote Viewing" by Joseph McMoneagle, Hampton Roads, Publishing Co., Inc., 1997 p 46] Rarely does McMoneagle rely on a past direct transcript, except when working with
Robert Monroeas McMoneagle remote views through time and on Mars. ["The Ultimate Time Machine: A Remote Viewer's Perception of Time and Predictions for the New Millennium" by Joseph McMoneagle, Hampton Roads Publishing Co., 1998 ] On his sketches McMoneagle has written and preserved short comments and descriptions.
McMoneagle is certain the closing down of the
Stargate Projectwas "not" due to the scientific evaluation of the AIR study [http://psiland.free.fr/dossiers/parapsy/psi_defense/remote.pdf] , but due to FEAR. He writes, "Whether on religious, political or scientific grounds, the issues surrounding psychic functioning, or in this case remote viewing, are highly volatile. It is a subject for which there never seems to be a rational or middle ground. The subject matter alone polarizes people to one extreme or the other." McMoneagle concludes "military intelligence" should have evaluated Stargate Project and remote viewing "not scientists." And something is better than nothing; especially when dealing with terrorist organizations.
After 10 years of remote viewing McMoneagle's mind begins to become more open. He begins believing he can know things about other people they do not know about themselves. He starts seeing creatures and people no one else can see, except sometimes his wife and pets. He finds himself in contact with the dead. [ "Mind Trek: Exploring Consciousness, Time, and Space Through Remote Viewing" by Joseph McMoneagle, Hampton Roads, Publishing Co., Inc., 1997 Pages 206-210] McMoneagle writes," I had learned early on that a large percentage of people who begin to play in the paranormal field lose track of reality." [ "Mind Trek: Exploring Consciousness, Time, and Space Through Remote Viewing" by Joseph McMoneagle, Hampton Roads, Publishing Co., Inc., 1997, p 141]
Joseph McMoneagle presently resides in
Virginiawith his wife Nancy, where they run a Remote Viewing business aimed at the corporate world called Intuitive Intelligence Applications, Inc. He is the author of several books including his most recent "The Stargate Chronicles: Memoirs of a Psychic Spy" and is a research associate for the [http://www.lfr.org/LFR/csl/ Cognitive Sciences Laboratory] . It is also noteworthy that Joseph McMoneagle is one of the few remote viewers to have conducted demonstration viewings for many TV programs, and is regarded as one of the more skillful remote viewers that is in the public eye to date.Fact|date=February 2007
McMoneagle writes "Now, I’ve been doing RV for over thirty years and I’ve done tens of thousands of remote viewings of somewhat demanding importance, under incredible stress. In all of those RVs, I’ve experienced perhaps twelve or fifteen Ah-has, so that’s how rare they are. If you have a great deal of expectation for them they usually won’t occur; they usually happen when you least expect them." [ [http://blog.mceagle.com/] Remote Viewing Visuals, 6 Sept 2006]
* "Mind Trek: Exploring Consciousness, Time, and Space Through Remote Viewing"
* "Remote Viewing Secrets: A Handbook"
* "The Stargate Chronicles: Memoirs of a Psychic Spy"
*"The Ultimate Time Machine: A Remote Viewer's Perception of Time and Predictions for the New Millennium"
* [http://www.parapsych.org/members/j_mcmoneagle.html Parapsychological Association - Page on Joseph McMoneagle]
* [http://www.soultravel.nu/2003/030616-stargate/RVMars.swf Mars session - one of the best known CRV sessions of all time. correction: coordinate remote viewing yes. Controlled remote viewing methodology, no.]
* [http://www.soultravel.nu/2003/030214-mcmoneagle-1/index.shtml McMoneagle on Remote Viewing, PSI, aspects of Reality and the Soul]
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