At the height of the Cold War the Soviet Union was spending 60 million rubles a year on psychic-weaponry. In 1972 the U.S. Government launched a well-publicized initiative to investigate psychic phenomena for potential military and domestic applications. Thousands of self-proclaimed psychics were tested, but only a few were contracted by the government. The unnamed, elite force of claravoyants (remote viewers) possessed the ability to “see” people, places, and events from great distances without the use of known senses. It was believed those governments harnessing psychic intelligence capabilities would have an enormous advantage over others nations.
The secret U.S. Government program had many code names—Scanate, Gondola Wish, Grill Flame, Inscom, and Stargate—and moved between the Defence Intelligence Agency, the military, and the Central Intelligence Agency. In 1995, after 25 years and multimillions of dollars spent, the CIA abruptly terminated Stargate claiming the psychic-weaponry program had produced no actionable information utilized by intelligence operartions. An independent study disagreed with the CIA claims. Declassified documents released to the public appeared to be selected and heavily redacted, and many of the government contracted remote viewers vanished.