When not only the military but also other law enforcement agencies, governmental or private get into it and don’t shy away from spending enormous amounts of time and resources in not only researching but also in the development and perfection of some specific “phenomena” than that’s when you can be sure that it’s not fake. Something is going on although the majority of the population never heard anything about it so to them it’s like it doesn’t exist or just some movie-like story. Early research work was carried out at the Electronics and Bioengineering Lab at Stanford Research Institute (SRI). It was funded by the US Government when the intelligence community became aware of the fact that both the USSR and China were conducting ESP research. Systematic protocols were established enabling selected military personnel the opportunity to develop their psychic spying potential. Millions of dollars of government funding were budgeted for the programs. It was determined that the percentage of accurate intelligence information obtained justified the costs of the programs.
Regardless, pseudo-skeptics and naysayers have refused to accept the evidence of paranormal information access as valid, choosing instead to lump remote viewing in the same category as crystal balls and fortunetellers on the boardwalk. In most cases skeptical arguments are opinion-driven without any rational or evidentiary basis for the negativity.
While most scientists try to explain and only accept observed and observable phenomena, parapsychologists try to observe and study unexplainable phenomena. All the other sciences have led us away from superstition and magical thinking, while parapsychology has tried to find a scientific basis for such things as divination and mediumship. In many cases even parapsychologists who claim to have found positive results often systematically ignore or rationalize their own studies if they don’t support psi. Rhine discarded data that didn’t support his beliefs, claiming subjects were intentionally getting answers wrong (psi-missing). Many other psi researchers allowed optional starting and optional stopping on their exercises while others have limited their research to investigating parlor tricks (guessing the number or suit of a playing card, or “guess what Zener card I am looking at” or “try to influence this random number generator or the outcome of this dice throw with your thoughts”). Sooner or later it ends with the whole thing being something that you just believe or not, where belief shouldn’t even be something to be considered in this case.
In The Conscious Universe (1997), Radin uses statistics and meta-analysis to prove that psychic phenomena really do exist even if those who have the experiences in the labs are unaware of them. Statistical data show that the world has gone psychic, according to the latest generation of parapsychologists. You may be unconscious of it, but your mind is affecting random number generators all over the world as you read this. Radin’s latest book sees entanglement as a key to understanding extrasensory phenomena. Entanglement is a concept from quantum physics that refers to connections between subatomic particles that persist regardless of being separated by various distances. He notes that some physicists have speculated that the entire universe might be entangled and that the Eastern mystics of old might have been on to something cosmic.
Remote viewing is also related to these so-called psi (also known as “psychic” or “parapsychological”) phenomenas such as clairvoyance or telepathy. Whatever it is that seems to make it possible for human beings to do remote viewing is probably the same underlying ability that makes such things as clairvoyance work. But remote viewing (or “RV”) differs from other, more traditional parapsychological activities in a number of ways. It’s a mental faculty that allows a perceiver (a “viewer”) to describe or give details about a target that is inaccessible to normal senses due to distance, time, or shielding. For example, a viewer might be asked to describe a location on the other side of the world, which he or she has never visited; or a viewer might describe an event that happened long ago; or describe an object sealed in a container or locked in a room; or perhaps even describe a person or an activity; all without being told anything about the target – not even its name or designation. The use of coordinates or any number as a thought form representing the target is an energy form that goes on to the great universal energy grid which we are all connected to and this is also related to Einsteins Unified Field Theory, that we live in an energy field (the entire universe).
Many people would like to study human consciousness, parapsychology, transpersonal psychology, or some combination of these fields. While these topics are of great interest, the number of courses and degrees available in these topics are – surprisingly or not – very few. People often believe that there are undergraduate or graduate-level programs at universities known for having parapsychology labs. And while it is not widely known, both Harvard and Stanford Universities have fellowships endowed explicitly for psychical research (but they don’t advertise it, and most of the available funds have been usurped for other purposes).
Historically, academia has regarded psychic phenomena as an embarrassment due to the sensational spin that the entertainment industry puts on this topic, along with the often outrageous claims made by proponents of New Age ideas. As a result, while funds to create programs and courses have been available, they’ve languished for years.
The bottom line is that there is not a single accredited academic program in parapsychology offered anywhere in the United States.
This is not to say that classes in parapsychology aren’t offered occasionally, even at major universities (such as the University of California, Davis), or that you cannot work on an accredited PhD with emphasis in parapsychology – because you can. The point is that you cannot earn an accredited degree in this topic.
For the sake of not making this post too long here’s two video sources for the viewer interested on this subject to make his/her own assessment of what’s true and false. The fact is that with no doubt, the human being is the most advanced technology that exists when the right conditions are met.