Experiments began in the 1970s in the Electronics and Bioengineering Laboratory of Stanford Research Institute under the direction of two physicists, Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff. Among the principal psychics used were Ingo Swann, Pat Price, and Hella Hammid. These early experiments produced some of the most spectacular results that had yet been seen in the entire area of psychic research. Those results were first reported in a 1977 book by Targ and Puthoff titled Mind-Reach: Scientists Look at Psychic Ability.
Margaret Mead wrote the introduction to the Targ/Puthoff volume. Her comments indicate her confidence in remote viewing:
“These particular experiments…come out of physics…the hardest of the hard sciences; they come out of a respected laboratory; and they do not appear to be the work of true believers who set out to use science to validate passionately held beliefs. Tremendous efforts have been used, which far outstrip the normal procedures, to guarantee scientific credibility….
“What they’ve found is already being duplicated and expanded in laboratories and private organizations around the world.”
The Targ/Puthoff remote viewing procedures were adopted and developed further by the military and especially the intelligence branch. Remote viewing has reportedly proved itself repeatedly in successful military and espionage assignments of all kinds. We do not have the space to go into detail, but this important subject must be dealt with at least briefly.