Psychic Warfare: Cold War Deployment of the Paranormal

April 18, 2015

If you are reading this blog, you are probably already convinced that there is much more to this world than what we perceive with the five senses. There are also some fantastic scientists who study paranormal phenomena and confirm the existence of extra sensory perception. Dean Radin is a great example and I thoroughly recommend his books.


Russian scientists have taken the study of the so-called ‘paranormal’ very seriously. In fact, the KGB invested significant amounts of time and resource into the investigation of paranormal phenomena. You may recall my recent blog on telekinesis in which I included a short video clip about Nina Kulagina who was able to move objects at will with nothing more than the power of her mind.


Even Stalin was interested in psychic phenomena and mind control. He actually challenged one of the Soviet Union’s top psychics (Wolf Messing) to rob a bank with nothing more than the use of his psychic abilities. Messing handed a bank teller a blank slip of paper and walked away with 100,000 rubles having psychically convinced the bank employee that it was a valid transaction. We still don’t know the full extent to which Stalin leveraged Messing’s psychic capability as most information is locked away in Soviet archives…


Secret KGB files reveal just how far the Soviet Union was going to explore the paranormal and its application to warfare. After the fall of the Berlin wall, the US and the Soviet Union became involved in the cold war which was characterized by increasing nuclear arsenals and technological advancements. Espionage was critical in this war without battlefields and the Soviet Union expanded its strategy to the realms of the paranormal. Members of staff at the American embassy began to suffer from strange illnesses and an unusually large number developed cancer. In response, the CIA launched project Pandora to investigate the occurrence of these strange illnesses in Moscow’s American embassy. They discovered that the Soviets were directing microwave energy at embassy staff as a method of mind control which resulted in profound physical effects.

There have also been suggestions that the KGB used mind control techniques to prevent the defeat of Karpov, the Soviet Union’s champion chess player in a match with the Soviet defector Korchnoi. Karpov’s competitor actually complained during the competition that members of the audience were trying to program his mind. Unlocking the paranormal was seen as the Soviet key to winning the cold war and KGB research continued…


American intelligence services became very much aware of paranormal activity behind the iron curtain and began to invest more heavily in research. Even cosmonauts began to receive training in telepathic communication. 


If you are not convinced that one of the US’s leading cosmonauts was engaged in psychic experiments as part of his work for NASA, read on…


Edgar Mitchell was tasked with sending psychic messages from the moon to psychic receivers on earth. His accuracy was astounding. In early 1973, Mitchell founded the nonprofit Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) to conduct and sponsor research into areas such as consciousness and psychic events.


Check out the fantastic full documentary below about the Soviet deployment of psychic capability.



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