Dale E. Graff

Dale E. Graff

Dale E. Graff

Dale E. Graff, MS Physics, is a life long investigator of psi phenomena specializing in a variety of extrasensory perception (ESP) topics including remote viewing and precognitive dreaming. He has a scientific background in the aerospace industries and in technical intelligence assignments for the Department of Defense. Some of his responsibilities included preparing assessments and forecasts of technology and weapon system development in the former USSR. He was a member of several intelligence community working groups for advanced physics, electro-optics, stealth and other technologies. As Chief of an Advanced Technology group at the Foreign Technology Division (FTD), Wright Patterson Air Force (WPAFB), Dayton, OH, he became the contract manager for remote viewing research at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in 1976. He transferred to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in 1980 and became Director of the Advanced Concepts Office. Between 1976 and 1993, he served in a variety of liaison and management roles for Star Gate activities including Director of the program from 1990-1993. Since retiring from the government he has published Tracks in the Psychic Wilderness and River Dreams and has appeared in several A&E and Discovery Channel documentaries; interviewed on Good Morning America, CNN and numerous radio talk programs. Currently, he facilitates seminars and workshops on a variety of psi topics and actively investigates precognition phenomenon. He is an avid outdoorsman focusing on hiking and wilderness canoeing.

IRVA 2015 – Free Ranging In The PSI Domain


PSI is a general term for a range of phenomenon with various labels that include remote viewing, precognitive dreaming, telepathy, synchronicity and some forms of intuition. This presentation reviews mental imagery that can occur during waking or dreaming experiences involving psi projects or during other types of awareness states. Understanding the cognitive processes that may be involved in their creation provides insights into some aspects of psi and how psi information is accessed and transferred or presented to consciousness in remote viewing or in dreams.

My interest in mental imagery began in 1970 following a traumatic wilderness canoe journey in Quebec, Canada. I refer to this imagery as “mind movies.” These “movies” provided evidence of psi, including remote viewing.

To explore the basis of these experiences I began a systematic study of a variety of mental imagery resulting from informal psi experiments performed with others and me as participants. I explain how these experiments with either target observer or double blind protocols using a variety of pictorial materials as psi targets provided some understanding of the cognitive processes and how imagery may be constructed from fundamental pre-existing blocks, or bits, of perception. Precognitive objectives, when the psi target had not been selected at the time of perceptions, provided additional insights. When the photos in future newspapers were psi targets, some of the photos did not exist at the time of the remote viewing or dream session.

Synchronicity, or meaningful coincidences, as an aspect of psi may be a primary ability of our conscious/subconscious mind. A dramatic coincidence that occurred during recent travel illustrates synchronicity and precognition. I refer to this as “the incident at Harrisonburg, VA.”

I conclude with a discussion of a potential quantum physics concept that could have relevance to psi, including remote viewing, and wonder if the various aspects of psi can be interpreted from a unified, universal holistic principle point-of-view.

IRVA 2009 – Exploring the PSI Process


Psi researchers seek statistical proof of psi phenomena, while psi practitioners pursue a variety of psi applications. But the independent psi investigator, who delves into aspects of psi phenomenology that often are neglected by others, also plays an important role. This presentation explores a variety of informal psi projects involving Dream State Psi (DSP) and Conscious State Psi (CSP)/remote viewing. These two alternative approaches to psi each give us unique insights and new perspectives into the psi process from both cognitive and quantum physical points of view. Specific and sometimes striking results illuminate some of the hidden variables that can help or hinder accurate psi perceptions. Most of the projects presented here come from recent work that uses a variety of pictorial target types, employs several different targeting concepts, and involves either currently existing targets or targets yet in the future. Most of the future targets were as-yet unselected photographs that would not be published until three to five days later on specific pages in certain newspapers. This presentation will hopefully lead to a lively exchange of ideas and generate much constructive debate.

IRVA 2002 – A Review:Discovering RV at FTD Recent Intercontinental Distance RV and Psi Dream Experiments Illusions as Psi Targets


Dale Graff became involved with the government remote viewing program in 1976 when he played a crucial role in its preservation, and was involved in the program in one capacity or another for the following 17 years. He will speak about some of the highlights of those times, including the remote viewing project that was the first to make the newspapers — the finding of a downed Soviet TU-22 bomber/reconnaissance aircraft in Zaire, Africa, when all other intelligence means had failed. Mr. Graff will also speak on his recent work involving ESP in dreams.


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