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CIA files reveal that the Soviets were developing cybernetic telepathy

By T.K. Randall
April 4, 2022 · Comment icon 11 comments



Both the USSR and the US extensively investigated metaphysical phenomena. Image Credit: sxc.hu
Newly released documents suggest that the Soviet Union was experimenting with telepathic communication.
According to 1960s CIA reports which were recently released under the Freedom of Information Act, the USSR had looked extensively into metaphysical phenomena such as extrasensory perception (ESP) and telepathy during the Cold War.

At the time, there was great interest in the potential to use telepathic communication to interface directly with machines, a field generally referred to as cybernetics.

In one of the reports, Soviet scientist D.A. Kerminov had told a CIA agent how his team had attempted to record (or "tape") the central nervous system signals of a pianist and broadcast them into the arms of another person who had been otherwise unable to play the piano.

"That person would then be enabled to play difficult music - but also would retain some of this skill as permanent learning," the agent wrote.

When pushed for specific details, however, Kerminov was unable to provide any meaningful data.

The agent who conducted the interview also gleaned hints of other experiments too.
"Kerimov claimed that Vasilyev had been able to demonstrate very strong ESP (extra-sensory perception) with certain subjects, but only certain persons are capable of receiving the 'waves,'" he wrote.

"Some of the ESP, in which Kerminov admittedly believed, involved not merely guessing events, but the prediction of future random events."

Of course the United States had also conducted its own secretive research into metaphysical phenomena at around the same time, including the use of remote viewing to spy on the Soviets.

It's also likely that both were involved in even more 'out there' experiments that we have yet to hear about.

Whether or not either side saw any genuine success, however, remains a topic of debate.

You can check out the reports over on The Government Attic - here.

Source: Vice.com | Comments (11)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #2 Posted by Buzz_Light_Year 8 months ago
 
Comment icon #3 Posted by the13bats 8 months ago
I do believe a lot of countries delved into this type thing etc and got nowhere, sure, some have some amazing stories but zero evidence just stories. Things like telepathy would be very easy to prove and if fact it would be exploited big time.
Comment icon #4 Posted by pallidin 8 months ago
Great answer!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Stiff 8 months ago
Wait...    
Comment icon #6 Posted by Amorlind 8 months ago
Wow fresh news...1960... Not new, a specific program also existed on US side called Stargate (Joseph Mc Moneagle was one of the subjects)...remember also an Ingo Swann who wrote a book with the inspired title "Penetration"
Comment icon #7 Posted by Alchopwn 8 months ago
So what is the difference between telepathy and a mobile phone?  Well, you can put your phone on silent if you need to sleep.  Technology; it's like magic, only more convenient.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Timothy 8 months ago
A human brain is nowhere near capable of  telepathy. Maybe if you plugged it in to the WiFi…
Comment icon #9 Posted by and then 7 months ago
Yep, but if it ever became practical it would wreak havoc on the 4th amendment    Call me a buzz-kill but I really don't think government could be trusted not to use this against citizens. This capability would be straight outta 'MINORITY REPORT"
Comment icon #10 Posted by stereologist 7 months ago
None of this is real. It's not that it would ever become practical. It's all made up hooey. Swann and others made a living off of doing nothing. Isn't that a common complaint about government employees? You bet it is.
Comment icon #11 Posted by TrumanB 7 months ago
Arthur Clarke said something about it. Here it is: - “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”.


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