In 2011, California convicted a swindler of a murderer from a case that was solved partly because of the help of remote viewing, according to the lead police investigator. Remote viewing is a type of extrasensory perception (ESP). It was studied in 1970s by U.S. military as a supporting means of gathering intelligence.
Remote viewing works when remote viewers try to look at random numbers and letters then let their mind wander. During the process, they can get mental images of people, places and events.
Many books have been written about remote viewing by people who used to be part of the government project called Stargate program for some 20 years.
Former Representative Charlie Rose said during a discussion of remote viewing in the House Permanent Select Committee on intelligence in 1979 that remote viewing is a cheap radar system, and if Russians have it and Americans don’t, then the U.S. is in serious trouble.
Aside from military applications, remote viewing has been applied in businesses and in searching for missing people.
In 2006, Las Vegas-based photographer Robert Knight was worried for not hearing his friend for more than a month, Stephen B. Williams, who was a successful DJ. Knight asked the help of remote viewing teacher Angela Thompson Smith to find his friend Williams.
Smith worked with Princeton University’s Engineering Anomalies Research team from late 1980s to 1992 and became research coordinator for the Bigelow Foundation after her stint in Princeton. The foundation was founded by Robert T. Bigelow to engage in paranormal research. Bigelow is the owner of the Budget Suites of America chain and founder of Bigelow Aerospace.
Smith worked with other six remote viewers to find Williams and each of them was given a coordinate to focus. Coordinate is a random series of letters and numbers. The viewers saw images of body in water near Catalina Island off the Southern California coast.
Knight received Smith’s report while in a photo job in California and on the same day Knight’s wife saw the end part of the news on an unidentified body found off Catalina Island. Knight did want to believe, but he knew immediately the dead body in the water was his friend.
Knight called the county morgue on the next morning and asked if the body has three fingers missing from the left hand. Williams had his three fingers missing as a result of an accident in the ninth-grade shop class almost 50 years earlier. The lady in the morgue put his on hold and came back to confirm what Knight said. Knight said that the decomposed body of his friend would not have been known without the help of Smith and her team of remote viewers.
Lead detective in the investigation on the death of Williams said that there is truth to remote viewing. Finding out who is the person is the crucial part of any murder investigation, according to Sgt. Ken Clark of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Clark said that although investigators may still identify the body without the help of remote viewing, but it would have been very difficult.
Remote viewing did not stop on body identification. Knight told police about a man named Harvey Morrow. The police later found out that Morrow was stealing Williams’ money. Knight further told detectives that remote viewers believed Morrow had fled to the British Virgin Islands and one of the members of the remote viewing team even sketched a boat with Morrow on board.
Both observations found to be accurate. Morrow was arrested and was convicted of a life sentence without possibility of parole.