Angela Thompson Smith, Ph.D.
Angela Thompson Smith, Ph.D., was born in Bristol, England. After gaining professional qualifications in nursing and social work, she received her Bachelors degree in psychology in 1978. Dr. Smith then worked as a Research Nurse with the Faculty of Medicine of Manchester University (1978-1981) where she also studied towards her Master degree at the Institute for Child Development at Manchester University. Her work has been published in Cortex, the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and the Journal of Humanistic Psychology.A
In 1986, Dr. Smith's interest in human consciousness prompted her to become a participant at the Psychophysical Research Laboratories (PRL), located in Princeton, NJ, until their dissolution in 1987. She then volunteered at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Laboratory at Princeton University, NJ, through 1988, when she was hired as a member of the research staff. Dr. Smith worked at PEAR until the fall of 1992. PEAR was involved in many different research projects during that time, including: Precognitive Remote Perception (PRP) and Human-Machine Interaction (REG) studies. In 1991, while working at PEAR, she enrolled as a student with Saybrook Graduate School to work towards her Ph.D. degree in Psychology. She received her Ph.D. in 2001. In 1992, Dr. Smith relocated to Las Vegas, NV, to work as Research Coordinator for the Bigelow Foundation. She left the Foundation in 1994 to continue her graduate studies and to write. Dr. Smith published Remote Perceptions with Hampton Roads Publishing Company in 1988. Her second book, Diary of an Abduction, was published in the spring of 2001 by Hampton Roads.
Between 1997 and 1999, Dr. Smith received CRV training with Paul Smith of Remote Viewing Instructional Services and with Lyn Buchanan of Problems Solutions Innovations. She also audited SRV training with Dr. Wayne Carr of The Western Institute of Remote Viewing. Dr. Smith attended the Gateway Program at the Monroe Institute and became a founding director and member of the International Remote Viewing Association. From 1991 on she carried out remote viewing consulting work for many organizations including Psi Tech (1991-1994) and Intuition Services (1992-1999).
In 1997, Dr. Smith began teaching remote viewing courses in Las Vegas. Between 1997 and 2002 she traveled across the country and abroad to give courses including: California, Montana, Vermont, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Dr. Smith has now relocated to Boulder City, NV, a small town outside of Las Vegas where she continues to write, teach, and carry out applications work with the Nevada Remote Viewing Group.
IRVA 2012 - Practical Applications of RV: The Denver "DJ" Murder Case
In 2006, a group of trained remote viewers was tasked with the disappearance of a popular radio DJ: Steven B. Williams. Coordinate-driven data indicated that the missing man was deceased and helped identify the body when it was retrieved from the ocean. Minimal frontloading then identified personality descriptors that supplemented police evidence against suspect William Morrow, who was later apprehended, tried and sentenced to life imprisonment in 2011. This report briefly outlines the history of the project from tasking to closure and provides supplemental information about the murder and that Morrow may have had accomplices.
The use of remote viewing in assisting police work has a long history and includes the work of such notables as Bevy Jaegers, Noreen Renier and Pam Coronado. Past work by the Nevada Remote Viewing Group has assisted in helping to locate and retrieve a missing Salt Lake City girl, helped to locate two men killed in the Hotel Montana during the Haiti earthquake and many other cases. In view of its past track record, a colleague RK requested help from the group in the summer of 2006.
Stephen B. Williams, a famous Denver radio DJ had been out of communication with RK for about a month and RK was becoming concerned for his friend's whereabouts and safety. Using a "blind" coordinate ATS identified a location consisting of brackish water (salt mixed with fresh), an estuary, seaweed and nearby land. RK was reluctant to believe that his friend was deceased and asked for additional assistance from other trained viewers within the group. Further "blind" tasking of three viewers: LM, GR and DW was carried out. LM's data confirmed the brackish water and seaweed and named a location as "Santa Barbara." The group was given minimal feedback that this was a "missing male" and further remote viewing data indicated that Williams may have been murdered, probably on land and disposed of in the ocean.
Stephen B. Williams and his sister had recently come into a fortune from their deceased father. A colleague of Williams, William Morrow, had promised to invest the money offshore and had arranged to take Williams on as ship's cook on Morrow's yacht which was docked in San Pedro, CA.
Williams' body was eventually found floating in the ocean on the landward side of Catalina Island, off the coast of southern California: he had been shot in the head. It was estimated that he had been in the ocean for several weeks. When the yacht's GPSunit was located, data indicated that William's body may have been dropped overboard on the ocean side of Catalina, drifted north past Santa Barbara Island to the land side of Catalina where it was retrieved by a fishing boat that was in the area. During this time RK was. in LA and saw a TV report of the retrieval of an "unknown body" off Catalina and was able to conclude from the RV data that this was his friend Stephen B. Williams. Calling the Coroner's Office, RKwas able to provide identifying information about Williams, including the fact that he had missing fingers on one hand. Identifying information was also provided by other friends of Williams.
RK requested a personality profile of one of Williams' friends, William Morrow, providing a picture coordinate as the only frontloading: the data provided by ATS matched that later supplied by the detectives on the case. Morrow was found to have a criminal history and was a "con man". Morrow was named as a possible suspect by the police and his yacht was searched. During the course of the investigation, Morrow disappeared. He was later apprehended in Montana and returned to California to stand trial. Despite a mistrial he was convicted of the murder of Stephen B. Williams in 2011.
Data that was inconsistent with the known facts of the case indicated that Williams may have been first apprehended, perhaps even killed, on land in a secluded, wooded area and that there were at least two accomplices to the murder: a woman and a Hispanic male. Further assistance is being given to the California authorities to assess this data and provide further assistance.
IRVA 2006 - Remote Viewing Around the World:
International Claims about Remote Viewing
Noting that interested Americans hear a lot about remote viewing in the United States, Angela Thompson Smith explores current remote viewing efforts elsewhere in the world. She first offers a brief sketch of the history of American remote viewing and a mention of the better-known international ESP research. Next Dr. Smith discusses lesser-known news media accounts, such as those from India, where such sources as the Indian Daily have not only published historical articles about Buddhist monks' use of early remote viewing skills, but also numerous stories about Indian intelligence use of remote viewing and how they claim to have partnered RVwith other technologies to achieve added success. Dr. Smith continues her survey by discussing media reports from China, especially about their psychic children, and from Pravda, Russia's main newspaper, reporting on some of Russia's storied history in pursuing ESP-related human technologies. Angela rounds out her talk with a brief account of work in the United Kingdom, a few further considerations of RV in America, along with some final thoughts.
IRVA 2004 - Predictions: What's the Point?
Contrary to popular definitions, the term, "to predict", comes from Latin roots that are combinations of the action verbs "to tell" and "before". Literally to tell about something before it happens. The modern definition of prediction relates to the personal belief that something will happen in the future. Nothing in the definition talks about whether the predictions actually come to pass or their validity or reliability.
Prior to the emergence of the psychological school of Behaviorism, at the turn of the last century, predictions played an important role in everyday life. People made educated guesses about future events that were crucial to decision making, avoidance of future calamities, and planning for the future. Historically, certain individuals, who were better able to make guesses about future events, were often consulted as experts. They were often venerated as seers, oracles, augurs, prophets, and soothsayers.
Behaviorism's tenets require that human behavior be scrutinized using statistical proofs that look at outward behaviors rather than personal experience. Basically, "if it cannot be measured, it does not exist." Under Behaviorism the whole concept of human consciousness came under scrutiny and the topic became taboo to researchers. Current scientific studies still use Behaviorist tools to evaluate predictions. Parapsychologists have adopted Behaviorist standards for judging predictive data and critics point out a lack of corroborative evidence, poor record keeping and claiming success "after the fact" as poor science. Predictions are often evaluated on a pass/fail basis rather than on their overall value to society and the individual.
So, what is the point of predicting anything? Does it matter that not all predictions come to pass? Predictions are notoriously difficult to study. Is there any value at all in disciplines, such as remote viewing, continuing to carry out predictive work?
Over the past year, the Nevada Remote Viewing Group has been working with a major client who has tasked the NRVG team with a variety of projects, some of which were predictive in nature. These predictive projects have been valuable to the client in guiding his company as major changes have been envisioned, planned, and implemented. These predictions were extensively documented at various locations, including the Copyright Office, and multiple predictions have been followed up to evaluate their value both to the client and to society. These findings will be presented.
IRVA 2002 - Thinking Outside the Box:
Remote Viewing as an Intelligence Gathering Tool -- Post 9/11 Applications
In the aftermath of September 11, 2001 individuals who were working within agencies and departments of the United States Government unofficially approached remote viewers for help in finding the perpetrators of the 9/11 bombings. They also requested assistance in locating and identifying the individuals or groups mailing letters containing anthrax, and sought information that might prevent future terrorist attacks. It soon became clear from contact with these government groups, and from articles written by the media, that there was a lack of accurate information about remote viewing, how it was carried out, and what it could be used for. To provide remote viewers with a concise and practical tool that they could present to individuals, groups, and the media, a Power Point presentation was developed.
This presentation covers the basics of remote viewing including how RV was developed and descriptions and examples of remote viewing methods. The results of a study of remote viewing and actual test sessions, as well as examples of commercial applications were included. The presentation also contains information about pre-9/11 predictions of the disasters. In October and November of 2001, The Nevada Group, comprised of trained remote viewers around the United States, was blind-tasked with questions from a government agency regarding 9/11, the anthrax mailings, and future terrorist attacks. These findings will be presented.
IRVA 2001 - Detection of Non-local Consciousness:
Catching Remote Viewers in the Act
The goal of this double-blind study was to investigate certain aspects of Human Consciousness that include the topic of Remote Viewing. Characteristics of the remote viewing phenomenon and of the individuals doing the viewing were investigated. In particular, variables such as gender, age, type and length of training, the trait of absorption, and range of handedness were evaluated. Other variables such as distance, time, and sidereal time might also shed light on remote viewing performance. The output of a random number generator, that ran during the time the viewers were accessing their targets, was correlated with remote viewing "success." The results of this study will be reported along with examples of remote viewing sessions and suggestions for further research.