In 1984, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) conducted an experiment in which they attempted to have a “remote viewing session” of Mars using someone who claimed to be psychic.
They essentially wanted to find out whether the psychic, after being given just a set of coordinates, could explore the planet in their mind. The person was presented with a sealed envelope containing some information, but it wasn’t opened until after the session was over. They were asked to describe what they saw while thinking about the coordinates.
A transcript of the interview was made available via the CIA Electronic Reading Room after the agency released thousands of documents online, and it’s definitely more than a little unsettling. But don’t take our word for it — you can check it out for yourself below.
At the beginning of the session, the monitor instructed the subject to focus on 40.89 degrees north and 9.55 degrees west.
The subject claimed to see the form of a pyramid before the monitor asked them to focus on the time indicated inside the envelope. “I’m tracking severe, severe clouds, more like dust storm, ah..it’s geologic problem. Seems to be like a ah…Just a minute, I’ve got to iron this out. It’s really weird.”
When asked to describe the time before the geological issue, the subject said, “Um, total difference, it’s ah…before there’s no ah…ah I don’t know,….oh hell, it’s like mountains of dirt..appear and then disappear when you go before. See ah….large flat surfaces, very ah…smooth….angles, walls, they’re really large though, I mean they’re megalithic, ah…”