A Brief Timeline of Remote Viewing and IRVA
Mental RadioUpton Sinclair publishes his book Mental Radio describing experimental telepathic communication of images, launching the field of Parapsychology.
Gertrude Schmeidler’s Experiments
Swann participates in psychokinesis experiments in Gertrude Schmeidler's lab; also participates in OBE experiments.
ASPR “Remote Viewing” Experiments
First remote viewing experiment (describing weather in Tucson, AZ from ASPR offices in NYC). Term "Remote Viewing" is adopted.
ASPR “Beacon” ExperimentsFirst beacon experiments (also conducted at ASPR)
Swann and Puthoff Introduced
Cleve Backster shows Swann a letter from Hal Puthoff, Ph.D. at Stanford Research Institute. Swann and Puthoff communicate.
Magnetometer Experiment at SRISwann/Puthoff magnetometer / quark-detector equipment experiment in physics building at Stanford University.
CIA Reviews SRI Experiment
Puthoff communicates with Kit Green, Central Intelligence Agency, concerning the magnetometer experiment results.
CIA Conducts TrialsUnder Puthoff's supervision, CIA representatives conduct first evaluation trials with Swann. Russell Targ visits Puthoff at SRI.
Russell Targ joins SRI
Russell Targ joins the remote viewing program at SRI.
CIA Research ContractCIA awards SRI $50K exploratory contract.
Price & Swann View NSAPat Price and Ingo Swann remote view NSA's Sugar Grove facility in West Virginia.
Price Views SemipalatinskPat Price's operational remote viewing of a facility near Semipalatinsk in USSR conducted.
Targ & Puthoff Publish in NatureRussell Targ and Hall Puthoff publish article on remote viewing research in Nature.
Air Force Funds SRI ProgramAir Force Foreign Technology Division becomes the primary funder of SRI research program, with Dale Graff supervising.
CIA Terminates FundingCIA terminates involvement in and funding of remote viewing.
Edwin May Joins SRI ProgramDr. Edwin May joins RV program at SRI International.
Targ & Puthoff Publish in IEEE
Puthoff and Targ publish a major article about remote viewing in Proceedings of IEEE.
SRI remote viewing researchers, Targ and Puthoff, publish their book Mind Reach.
Founding of Mobius Group; Project Deepquest - a submarine RV experiment is jointly conducted by SRI International / Stephan Schwartz.
US Army's remote viewing program GONDOLA WISH is established by Lt. F. Holmes "Skip" Atwater at the direction of the Army Assistant Chief of Staff Intelligence, Maj. Gen. Edmund Thompson.
Grill Flame Viewers
Selection of remote viewers for GRILL FLAME. Mel Riley, Joe McMoneagle, Ken Bell, and three others are included.
Grill FlameGONDOLA WISH name is changed to GRILL FLAME.
INSCOM Parapsychology ProgramUS Army's INSCOM is tasked by the ACSI with developing a parapsychology program.
Stephan Schwartz conducts Alexandria Project, a remote viewing archaeology project in Egypt. His book Alexandria Project is subsequently published.
Missing Soviet TU-22 Located
Remote viewers working with Dale Graff at Wright-Patterson AFB and at SRI correctly locate downed Soviet TU-22 reconnaissance aircraft.
US Army Goes OperationalFirst Army-conducted operational remote viewing session performed.
DIA Remote Viewing Program
Air Force Chief of Staff cancels AF RV program; Dale Graff joins Defense Intelligence Agency as principal staff officer for remote viewing effort.
Coordinate Remote Viewing (CRV)
Puthoff and Swann develop Coordinate Remote Viewing (CRV) architecture.
Targ Leaves SRI
Russell Targ leaves SRI International's RV program.
Riley Leaves Ft. Meade
Mel Riley departs Ft. Meade's operational RV unit.
Center LaneUS Army's RV project's name is changed to CENTER LANE.
Charlene CavanaughCharlene Cavanaugh joins the Ft. Meade RV unit in August,
Paul H. Smith
Paul H. Smith joins joins the Ft. Meade RV unit. unit in September.
The book Mind Race (Targ & Keith Harary) is published.
Lyn Buchanan joins the Ft. Meade RV unit.
Joe McMoneagle retires from the Ft. Meade RV unit.
Edwin MayEdwin May, Ph.D. becomes director of SRI's program.
Caravel Project, an underwater archaeology project conducted by Stephan Schwartz.
Mel Riley is once more assigned to the Ft. Meade RV unit.
After a year of holding operational control, DIA takes formal control of the military operational RV program, and renames it SUN STREAK. Ed Dames joins RV unit.
Brig Leander Project
Brig Leander Project, an underwater archaeology project conducted by Stephan Schwartz.
F. Holmes "Skip" Atwater departs the Ft. Meade RV unit on retirement leave.
David Morehouse is assigned to the Ft. Meade RV unit.
Ed Dames departs the Ft. Meade RV unit.
Dale Graff becomes chief of the Ft. Meade RV unit, and changes project name to STAR GATE.
SAICEdwin May moves RV research program from SRI International to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).
Everybody’s Guide to Natural ESPSRI Remote Viewer and Coordinate Remote Viewing developer, Ingo Swann's book Everybody's Guide to Natural ESP: Unlocking the Extrasensory Power of Your Mind is published.
Ft. Meade military viewer, Joe McMoneagle's book Mind Trek is published.
Dale Graff retires from the Ft. Meade RV unit.
Star Gate moves to CIAWording added to Federal Y95 budget transferring control of STAR GATE from DIA to CIA.
AIR ReportCIA begins Congressionally directed evaluation of RV as an intelligence tool. American Institutes of Research is hired to do a "scientific" study; in the report officially published in Sep the AIR concludes that RV has no value as an intelligence tool. Significant questions are raised about the completeness and accuracy of the AIR study.
Star Gate CancelledCIA cancels STAR GATE program. The five remaining personnel are reassigned to other jobs in the government.
Art BellRemote Viewing is featured in many media articles and broadcasts, and becomes a featured item on Art Bell's and other talk shows.
Ft. Meade military remote viewer, David Morehouse's book Psychic Warrior is published.
The book Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies by Jim Schnabel is published.
Tracks in the Psychic WildernessFt. Meade Unit Commander, Dale Graff's book Tracks in the Psychic Wilderness: An Exploration of Remote Viewing, ESP, Precognitive Dreaming, and Synchronicity is published.
The International Remote Viewing Association is formed.
Russell Targ becomes first President of IRVA
Captain of My Ship, Master of My Soul
Ft. Meade Unit Commander, F. Holmes (Skip) Atwater's book Captain of My Ship, Master of My Soul: Living With Guidance is published.
F. Holmes (Skip) AtwaterF. Holmes (Skip) Atwater elected President of IRVA.
The Seventh SenseFt. Meade military viewer, Lyn Buchanan's book The Seventh Sense: The Secrets of Remote Viewing as Told by a "Psychic Spy" for the U.S. Military is published.
Stephan A. SchwartzStephan A. Schwartz elected President of IRVA.
Reading the Enemy’s Mind
Ft. Meade military viewer, Paul H. Smith's book Reading the Enemy's Mind: Inside Star Gate: America's Psychic Espionage Program is published.
Paul H. Smith, Ph.D.Paul H. Smith, Ph.D. elected President of IRVA.
John P. StahlerJohn P. Stahler elected President of IRVA.
Tell Me What You See
Ft. Meade military viewer, Ed Dames' book Tell Me What You See: Remote Viewing Cases from the World's Premier Psychic Spy is published.
Limitless MindSRI remote viewing researcher, Russell Targ's book Limitless Mind: A Guide to Remote Viewing and Transformation of Consciousness is published.
The René Warcollier PrizeRemote Searching; An Evaluation of Dowsing and Intuition: Robert Price, Ph.D., James L, King, Jan. E. Six, Ph.D.
Pam CoronadoPam Coronado elected President of IRVA.
Glenn B. Wheaton
Glenn B. Wheaton elected President of IRVA.
The René Warcollier Prize
The Effects of Background Conditions within Pictorial Target and Remote Viewer’s Object Recognition: Debra Katz, Michelle Bulgatz.
Paul H. Smith, Ph.D.
Paul H. Smith, Ph.D. elected President of IRVA for a second term.