Project Star Gate documents

Project Star gate is the collective name for advanced psychic functioning & Remote viewing experiments and programs that were undertaken for over twenty years to create a trainable, repeatable, operational and if at all possible, accurate method of psychic spying or information gathering for the U.S. Military and intelligence agencies (CIA, NSA, DIA).

The actual projects involved in this 23+ year mammoth operational and scientific endeavour were:


  • Gondola Wish – ARMY INSCOM – 1977-79

  • Grill Flame – ARMY INSCOM & AMSAA – 1979-1983

  • Center Lane – ARMY INSCOM – 1983-85

  • Dragoon Absorb – ARMY INSCOM & DIA – 1985-86

  • Sun Streak – DIA – 1986-1990

  • Star Gate – DIA – 1990-95


Each project name is made-up from two separate random words to create the project name. The time before 1979 the projects were funded by the CIA amongst others in an adhoc manner.

Below in this page we will present a very small smattering of the type of remote viewing documents that were produced during this intensive time period.

Star Gate and Remote Viewing History infographic

Click here for an infographic showing the Star Gate and Remote viewing programs, key dates/projects and people involved:


For those looking and for future use/research. the entire STAR GATE FOIA document archives are available online in various forms.



The Issac Koi collection – 92,000+ documents – 3.5GB download file, index of al documents and much more.

A Full/Complete set of documents and hyperlinked for free download, plus more. Also includes instructions and file to download and create a Searchable set of the documents so you can search inside them for individual words/phrases.

Note: Please be aware the links in this collection do not currently work – visit this page for a background and discussion on the Star Gate project – but us this link to download the Actual Star Gate documents.



The 12,000+ STARGATE documents from CREST are now online in PDF format. STAR GATE was an umbrella term for the CIA, DIA, etc. effort that used remote viewers who claimed to use clairvoyance, precognition, or telepathy to acquire and describe information about targets that were blocked from ordinary perception. The records include documentation of remote viewing sessions, training, internal memoranda, foreign assessments, and program reviews. The STAR GATE program was also called SCANATE, GONDOLA WISH, DRAGOON ABSORB, GRILL FLAME, CENTER LANE, SUN STREAK.

You can download all of the documents at once here:

Or browse them individually here:[]=STARGATE



Tamra Temple Collection​ – Easy to us and fully indexed and hyperlinked set of documents available to purchase on a convenient USB stick. –



Daz Smith – – A small selection of STAR GATE documents and rv sessions.



IRVA – members of IRVA can access the STAR GATE archives for free as part of their membership –

The start of Remote Viewing.

The U.S. Intel, Worried by the expansion of Russian research into psychic functioning in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, took the decision to explore psychic functioning. This is partly due to reports that surfaced in the early ’70’s, like this one below:



1973 Rand – Paranormal Phenomena – Net assessment Study

“The purpose of the 33 page document was to determine whether paranormal phenomena existed, how the Russians were investigating it and how this tallied with American efforts”

Due to reports like this and the book Psychic Discoveries behind the Iron Curtain, SRI (Stanford Research institute) was contacted and contracted to test the waters and to see if there was anything viable to psychic functioning. From 1972 – to its disclosure in 1995 the American Intelligence and military machines used and expanded forms of ESP or psychic functioning for intelligence gathering purposes. This mainly settled on a form of PSI functioning known as remote viewing.

The agencies involved in this twenty year and $20M program include a huge assortment of spaghetti soup name agencies like: FBI, CIA, DIA, assorted military and government departments and agencies, many leading science labs and probably many others with names that cant be mentioned and that are yet to be uncovered.

In 1994/1995 when key players and the remote viewers started to leave their military/intelligence careers behind them ( and Russel Targ’s FOIA request). It was decided to take the entire program history public to ‘head-off’ the coming media interest. A decision was taken to publicly validate the Star gate program for its accuracy of data and efficiency – hence to sanitize and clean the entire Star Gate records for all those involved in-light of the looming media disclosure. After all no-one wants to be associated with large dollar spending on psychic programs that don’t work! – do they?

With this the program went officially public in 1995 just after it had been turned over to the CIA. The CIA then through its FOIA system initially released 12,000 files totalling 89,000 pages of material form the entire twenty year history of the program. Within this site I have and continue to post the more interesting and useful STAR GATE documents released through the FOIA from the CIA. I have picked out papers, documents and when I can, sessions that can be used by the remote viewing community and people learning to be better viewers.



1972-1998 33 Key SRI projects/Papers/reports

“33 of the Key SRI reports and papers in one convenient file”

The file (above) Includes:

1 – An Application oriented Remote Viewing Experiment
2 – An Application Orientated Remote Viewing Experiment (SRI-Project 8339)
3 – Geophysical Effects Study (SRI Project 6600) Dec 84 M
4 – Geophysical Effects Study (SRI Project 6600) Jul 84)
5 – Personnel Identification and Selection (SRI Project 6000)
6 – special orientation Techniques (SRI Project 6600) (PA
7 – Special Orientation Techniques S-IV (SRI Project 5590
8 – Target Search Techniques (SRI Project 6600)
9 – special Orientation Technigues S-V, S-VI (SRI Project 6600)
10 – Coordinate Remote Viewing (CRV) Technology
11 – Computer-Assisted Search (SRI-Project 1291)
12 – Feedback and Precognition – Remote Viewing Experiments (SRI Project 1291)
13 – A Remote Viewing Evaluation Proposal
14 – Free World Psychoenergetics Research Survey
15 – NIC Techniques (SRI Project 7560)
16 – Possible Photon Production during a Remote Viewing Task
17 – Special Orientation Techniques (SRI Project 8465)
18 – A Remote Viewinq Evaluation Protocol (SRI Project 4028)
19 – An Automated RV Evaluation Procedure (SRIProject 7408-12)
20 – A Prototype Analysis system for Remote Viewing Task (SRI Project 1291)
21 – A Suggested Remote Viewing Training Procedure (SRI Project 1291)
22 – An Experiment to Explore Possible Anomolistic Behaviour of a Photon Detection System During a Remote Viewing Test (SRI Project 1291)
23 – Application of Fuzzy Sets to Remote ViewingAnalysis (U) (SRI Prolect 1291)
24 – Bacterial Mutation Study (SRI Project 7408-10)
25 – Enhanced Human Performance Investigation (SRI Project 1291)
26 – Enhanced Human Performance Investigation (SRI Prolect 1291)
27 – Enhanced Human Perfornance Investigation (SRI Project 1291)
28 – Enhanced Human Performance Investigations (SRI Project 7408)
29 – Feedback and Target Dependencies in RV Experiments (SRI Project 1291)
30 – Forced-Chance Remote Viewing (UL(SRI Project 1291)
31 – Location of Target Material in Space and Time (SRI Project 1291)
32 – Neurophysiological Correlates to Remote Viewing (SRI Project 1291)
33 – PSI Communications Experiments





1983 DIA report on the James Randi use of plants in experiments

“It is clear Mr. Randi is solely interested in promoting his image as a clever magician, and in enhancing his career as a showman, at the expense of reporting accuracy. The use of tactics involving plants raises significant ethical issues as well”



Improving Real-Time ESP by Suppressing the Future

“paper presented at Electro 77, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, New York City, 1977 – Charles T. Tart – This document details the discovery that individuals successfully using telepathy to perceive real time targets are simultaneously and unknowingly using precognitive ESP to suppress their perception of future targets”



1977 SRI Taurus Experiments – pt1

“In July 1977 SRI (Stanford Research Institute) carried out experiments in remote viewing from a submersible submerged in 500ft of sea, approximately 500 miles from the receiver site. The goal of the experiment was to determine if it was possible to transmit a message to a submerged submarine via remote viewing. The submersible used in the experiment was the Taurus, a five-man underwater vehicle”



1977 SRI Taurus Experiments – pt2

“In July 1977 SRI (Stanford Research Institute) carried out experiments in remote viewing from a submersible submerged in 500ft of sea, approximately 500 miles from the receiver site. The goal of the experiment was to determine if it was possible to transmit a message to a submerged submarine via remote viewing. The submersible used in the experiment was the Taurus, a five-man underwater vehicle”



1984 Dep Director of Ops at CIA letter

“Staff advisers inform me that during such tasks for us, CENTER LANE sources have often ‘made contact’ far beyond what might be expected by probabilities and coincidence”



19 Oct 1983 GRILL FLAME PROJECT REPORT DIA Directorate for Scientific and Technical Intelligence”

“Produced for DIA in October 1983 as a report on the progress to date. It includes very interesting notes including details about the CRV training using the key SRI viewer at the time (Ingo Swann) as the baseline.”

Key highlights from this document (above) are:

This report summarizes results of the three-year GRILL FLAME project, which terminated at the close of FY 1983. -It contains key findings from the various project activities, and identifies potential follow-on efforts.

In addition to this DIA evaluation, the GRILL FLAME project also has been reviewed by an independent Scientific Evaluation Team that met in August and September of 1983. The scientific evaluation and recommendations will be forwarded separately”

Key findings of the GRILL FLAME project are:

o Remote viewing is a real phenomenon, and is not degraded by distance or shielding.

o Remote viewing ability can be improved by appropriate training procedures.

o Remote viewing has potential for US intelligence applicacations. However, at this stage of development, descriptive content (e.g., sketches, configurations) is more reliable than analytic content (e.g., function, complex technical data).

o A potential threat to US national security exists from foreign achievements in psychoenergetics. In the USSR and in China, this research is well funded and receives high-level government backing.

(S/NOFORN/DRCON) Achievements of the GRILL FLAME project include development of remote viewing training methods, the development of statistical Methods for evaluating remote viewing data, and the compilation of an extensive data base on foreign psychoe-nergetics research. Methods for improving the reliability of remote viewing data, through detailed understanding of the remote viewing process, and through identification of techniques for isolating valid from spurious data also were achieved. Training techniques that show promise for enhancing the reliability of the analytical content of remote ‘viewing data also were identified.”

“(S/NOFORN/ORCON) The accuracy of the descriptions was assessed on the basis of the accuracy rating scale shown in Table 1. Results indicate that viewer performance improved through training. Prior to training, only 22 percent of the viewer responses from 100 tests were in the good to excellent category. After training, 66 percent of the data from 95 tests were rated as good to excellent. A statistical analysis of the first four and the last four tests from the after-training series was also performed to see if data quality at the end of this series was better than data quality at the beginning. Using the concept analysis technique discussed in the appendix II, the correct site was identified in three of these last four tests. A similar approach yielded one correct match (chance level) for the first four tests. This result, along with the over all 66 percent accuracy level, indicates that the training procedures were effective and that data quality improvements were achieved over time.”

“c. Intelligence Potential
…The major emphasis of the GRILL FLAME project, however, was to develop a training method that would increase the accuracy of the remote viewing data and establish that it is a transferable skill. When this project was begun, Army INSCOM had already established an in-house unit and had been producing data on operational sites since 1979. The Army INSCOM viewers have detected the remote site successfully in 50 percent of their projects (89 sites).”

“…To determine whether progress in RV training carried over to operational tasking, the most advanced viewer at SRI was at various times’targeted on sites of operational significance throughout the program to find out if he could collect information of intelligence value. This viewer was given 15 operational targets. Using the accuracy rating scale defined in Table I, intelligence analysts assigned ratings of good to excellent to approximately 40 percent of–the RV responses. The effect of the RV training procedures can be seen in the data from this series. The accuracy rating average for the last five targets was 2.2 on the three-point scale;;the average from the first five (before training) was 1.4.

A statistical analysis of the last five operational tests from this series also was performed. A person who did not know which set of RV data corresponded to the correct target was able to correctly match the data with the appropriate target site for all of these five tests. The probability of this result occurring by chance is less than one in a hundred. This statistical result provides additional support for the validity of RV under operational conditions.”

“…Overall results between the SRI viewer and the INSCOM viewers were consistent (40 percent and 50 percent accuracy levels). These results clearly indicate that the RV phenomenon has intelligence application potential, especially where configurational aspects of RV data can be of value. However improvement in RV data reliability for both configurational and analytical content is still required before application of RV data to intelligence tasks can become routine.

…Keeping these factors in mind, one nonetheless finds that data generated by remote viewers are often of high quality and, provided they are appropriately integrated into the intelligence data mix, can be of significant utility. Examples of successful remote viewings are given in appendix IV.”



7 Aug 1984 DIA – Psychoenergetics Research

Key highlights from the document (above) are:

(U) For any field of knowledge to be considered a science, those involved in the field must adhere to some very rigorous guidelines. In the hierarchy of science, physics would be considered as the purest science; the other physical sciences would follow, then biology and medicine. Psychology and the other social sciences would follow these. Psychoenergetics has its place somewhere between psychology and the other social sciences. It has not been reduced to mathematics and there is no physical model, but psychoenergetics does have many characteristics that are common to all science.

The first of these characteristics is replication. If an area of endeavour is to be considered a science, experiments must be replicable. When the results obtained in one laboratory cannot be obtained under the same experimental conditions in other laboratories, the work will be neglected and will be considered to fall outside the parameters of science.

The work in psychoenergetics at SRI has been replicated by several laboratories:
– Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
– Institute for Parapsychology, Durham, NC
– Mundelein College, Chicago, IL
– University of California at Davis, CA
~ Remote Action (psychokinesis)
– Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
– Mind Science Foundation, San Antonio, TX
– Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
– Psychophysical Research Laboratory, Princeton, NJ
– Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
– Bell Laboratories, Columbus, OH.

These are all bonafide scientific research and development institutes. In all, there have been 28 formal published replications of the remote viewing work at SRI. Obviously, this phenomenon is not an invention of SRI; it has been duplicated on a number of occasions.
Finally, the ongoing psychoenergetics program at SRI has recently been reviewed by a panel of renowned scientists (see Exhibit 9). Much of what they reported will be covered later in this publication. At this time, we wish to include one quote taken from the publication they prepared regarding their findings on the SRI psychoenergetic research; it bears directly on the question of whether or not psychoenergetics should be considered a science. “The lack of a physical model should not be taken to preclude the existence of the capability to view remote locations.”

[page22] onwards:

The CIA was the first organization to fund research. Their program established that:
~ Geographical features can be ascertained with remote viewing.
~ Descriptive aspects of a site are better described than analytical aspects.
~ Operationally-useful information can be obtained.
~ Coordinate and beacon remote viewing can be successful.
~ Standard medical/physiological/psychological screening is not useful.

In 1975, Navelex supported a $74K program which established that physiological correlates to remote viewing exist, but they are weak statistically. From 1976 to 1979, the Air Force supported research that demonstrated;
~ Remote viewing can be used to monitor real-time activities.
~ Accuracy and resolution are not a function of distance.
~ Spatial resolution is accurate down to millimetres.
~ Electrical shielding does not block remote viewing.

MIA was the next organization to enter the research. They supported work that verified that interaction with sensitive electronic equipment can result in significant perturbations from expected behavior.

In AMSAA’s program, from 1978 to 1980, it.was proven that site descriptions are of higher quality than location-pinpointing or tracking information.

The DIA was the next agency to contract work in psychoenergetics at SRI. Their program:
~ Developed techniques to increase reliability by minimizing noise
~ Produced operational examples that were of high quality
~ Developed a reliability improvement program.

In May of 1980, a proposal was made to colhsolidate the DoD effort into a joint service contract. The intent was -,to provide SRI with a single set of projects, enough money, and the time needed to advance the science to a point where it could be applied to solving intelligence problems. While this was not done in as grand a fashion as hoped, the funding did improve:

The total of the proposed three-year program was to develop the remote viewing phenomenon to a point where it could be used to collect intelligence. This goal was achieved. A summary of application-oriented skills developed at the present time is given in Appendix B, along with possible applications for the future.

As previously mentioned, the psychoenergetics research program at SRI International was examined by three eminent scientists in 1983. In their report, they assess the technology, and they identify elements that are necessary in any future program. The major points in their assessment are;
~ Implications are revolutionary
~ Merits continued funding in the national interest
~ National impact is profound
~ Evidence too impressive to dismiss
~ No evidence of dishonesty
~ Harassment must stop
~ Lack of physical model does not preclude existence.

It is clear that this panel of scientists considers psychoenergetics to be an enormously important field. Their recommended actions are
~ Confirm or deny existence of psi phenomena
~ Initiate a five-to-ten-year program
~ Involve additional labs
~ Continue training program.

The panel advocates a five to ten year program using multiple laboratories. A report has already been prepared that describes a long-term program and integrates R&D and intelligence into a single unified DoD program. Additional laboratories have been contacted and are under consideration for contracts in FY 1985. The amount of funding available will be the key factor in determining which and how many laboratories will be contracted. Those being considered are shown below:
~ McDonnell Douglas
~ Mind Science Foundation
~ Lawrence Livermore Laboratories
~ Engineering Anomalies Laboratory, Princeton University
~ Psychophysical Research Laboratory
~ University of California – Davis
~ Communications Studies Laboratory, Syracuse University
~ Mobius Group
~ Aberdeen Proving Ground.

[page 55]
The “possible” category encompasses those applications for which underlying psi phenomena have been established scientifically, but which have yet to be implemented operationally. As stated above, CRV has been verified in the laboratory, but it has yet to be applied, for example, to such camouflage, concealment, and deception (CC&D) tasks as detecting which USSR silos have operative missiles and which are empty.”



1 Sept 1981 Memo on Grill flame meeting NSA Scientific advisory committee”

“selected samples of GRILL FLAME evaluations that we have received from consumers”

Key highlights from the document (above) are:

ITAC: There were a few.spectacular reports … the project confirmed with uncanny accuracy the presence of a recently constructed major ditch array and the number and type of elite units in a remote garrison area.

CIA: In summary of our experience with GF, thus far, tends to strengthen the validity of the techniques involved and also indicates that its greatest utility as an operational tool may be in the CI field.

JCS: In 16 out of 18 cases GF sources described the facility in sufficient detail to allow positive identification.

ITAC: I would also like to compliment you and your personnel on achieving an intelligence community “First.”

JCS: Therefore, it is the judgement of this analyst that extensive testing and development of control procedures be accomplished before any final assessment of the value of GF material can be made.”



Dec 1984 SRI Track I Training R&D

“Hal Puthoff Report of the CRV training model”

Key highlights from the document (above) are:



A. General
As part of an overall training R&D Task, SRI International has investigated a number of potential training procedures. One of these, which is the focus of this particular study, involves multistage, coordinate remote viewing. In this procedure,* coordinates (latitude and longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds) are utilized as the targeting method, which is structured to proceed through a series of well-defined stages in a particular order–hypothesized to correspond to stages of increased contact with the target site.

(S/NF) In this study, the basic hypotheses of the procedure were investigated under strict double-blind testing conditions in order to document whether, and to what degree, the hypothesized training approach provided a viable vehicle for RV technology transfer. The DIA COTR in residence selected three individuals from the staff of the SRI Radio Physics Laboratory. He tested them for baseline RV performance levels over an initial series of five sessions each, and then turned them over to the SRI Psychoenergetics Program staff to be exposed to the theory and application of the procedure in question.

B. (U) Observations and Conclusions
Analysis of the data results in plots of a quantity called Figure of Merit (FM), which is a combined measure of the reliability of RVer statements, and the accuracy and completeness of target description. Based on the earlier development work on the training procedure under study, a particular performance curve was anticipated:

A baseline region of relatively poor performance.An unstable region of anomalously-high “first-time effect” immediately following initial instruction. A region of slowly-increasing stable growth to levels above baseline performance.

For all three RVers, the evolution of the distribution of data points over time, aligns with the predicted performance curve, and several measures of the correlation reach statistical significance; thus, the data-point distribution appears not to be random, but patterned as anticipated. With regard to overall performance, one of the three RVers generated independently statistically significant results, with regard to
(1) the (positive) slope of the learning curve, and
(2) the increase in mean performance level achieved in training (as compared with baseline).

It thus appears that the data generated in this study, collected under rigorous double-blind conditions and analyzed by objective computer-automated procedures, provide support for the Track I Training model developed in earlier efforts. All remote viewers showed an increase in performance over baseline level, exhibiting growth in conformation with a predicted performance curve–one significantly so.



A Dynamic PK experiment with Ingo Swann

“Edwin May & Charles Honorton Maimonides Medical Center report”



1 Nov 1978 Grill Flame working paper on Soviet parapsychology

“A paper detailing the current state of affairs both in the US and USSR in regards to offensive intelligence collecting using parapsychological techniques”



19 March 1980 Grill Flame letter to Undersecretary of Defence from SRI

“Signed by Puthof, Targ and May and includes comments like: Increasingly accurate results in operational tasks”



10 Jan 1980 SRI progress report to DIA

“From Hal Puthoff, Ingo Swann & Gary Langford – with great examples of remote viewing from Ingo swann and Langford”

The file (above) Includes:

[daz] A key document on the early development of CRV and the identification of noise and signal and how to decrease noise and enhance signal. This document also shows very early CRV resulst in operatioonal tasks, assessed by an intelligence source, and also included some early CRV session work by the creator of CRV,, Ingo Swann.

“Since the introduction of coordinate remote viewing (CRV) several years ago, it has been apparent that CRV is often capable of yielding highly accurate and useful data. There are, however, several instances of failures, in which the CRV description did not correspond to ground truth reality. Since one of the program tasks is to “continue the investigations of methods to improve the phenomena,” a special study program was set up to attempt to determine the factors that affect CRV reliability, and, to the degree possible, to develop procedures to minimize the deleterious effects of such factors.

It was recognized at the outset that there were two facets of the reliability problem that were of interest and would therefore have to be addressed:
* (l) Vertical Potential. Given that an individual exhibits a demonstrable CRV ability, is it possible to develop that ability beyond a neophyte status, that is, increase the signal-to-noise ratio?

* (2) Horizontal Potential. Does the CRV process possess a structure sufficiently definable to imply a meaningful construct for transfer/trainability across a broad base of individuals, potentially providing increased reliability on the basis of cross correlation of multiple CRV responses?

Results of the study program to date, described below, indicate progress in both areas.”

“The results generated in these operational tasks to date, all obtained with remote viewers incorporating the procedures developed in the reliability-improvement program, appear to provide our first (and encouraging) evidence with regard to a possible upgraded level of performance.”



CRV Technology 1981-1983 Briefing

“A briefing document of CRV development from 1981-1983”



1984 Ingo Swann evaluation of Paul H Smith & Ed Dames training in New York.

“A great document from Ingo Swann on the CRV training of Paul H Smith and Ed Dames in 1984”



1984 SRI RV reliability and evaluation report

“An SRI progress report to the DIA authored by Hal Puthoff on the Remote Viewing training program and oiperational tasks.”

The file (above) Includes:

“Evidence continues to accumulate, in our laboratory and elsewhere, that remote viewing is a real phenomenon, and is not degraded by distance or shielding.Evidence gathered to date permits the tentative conclusion that remote viewing abilities can be developed by appropriate training procedures.Analysis by intelligence specialists indicates that remote viewing has potential for U.S. intelligence applications.At this stage of development, descriptive content (e.g., sketches, configurations) appears to be more reliable than analytic content (e.g., function, complex technical data), but steady progress is being made on the latter”.



The 1973 Psychic probe of planet Jupiter – Harold Sherman  & Ingo swann.

The Jupiter Probe was one of a number of early experiments designed to try to discover the dimensions and extent of human remote sensing faculties. It was felt that radical experiments should be undertaken in the attempt to establish the dimensions of those faculties.

The SRI project’s extremely illustrious sponsors (you know who) concurred. “Several” radical experiments were then designed, and their protocols were examined in advance by a board of noted scientists and overseers.

One such radical experiment, the “Jupiter Probe,” took place in 1973 at Stanford Research Institute (SRI) under the excellent auspices of Dr. H.E. Puthoff and Mr. Russell Targ (both esteemed physicists) and other competent scientists of the Radio Physics Laboratory.