by Anthony Forwood
Many TIs believe that a Faraday cage will reduce or eliminate electromagnetic signals, and is therefore able to stop V2K and other forms of electronic mind-control. But consider the following events that trace the development of early psychic research under MKULTRA, and what happened to the results…
In 1947, a medical student named Andrija Puharich developed a theory in which he proposed that neurons radiate and receive waves of energy and act as a certain type of radio receiver/transmitter for the transference of thoughts from one person to another. His theory was well received by leading scientists, including Dr. Jose Delgado.
In 1948, after receiving a medical discharge from the US Army (I’m not certain when he enlisted), Puharich went to visit a friend named Zlatko Balokovic and his wife Joyce. While there, he was introduced to the idea that there are beings with superhuman abilities who can live outside of space and time as we know it, and can enter our physical world whenever they choose to, appearing as living people (the Balokovics were probably Theosophists or Rosicrucians, who incorporate this idea into their doctrines). This idea led Puharich to begin taking a serious interest in psychic phenomena. The Balokovics, who were quite wealthy, provided Puharich with a place to live at their guesthouse, where he was able to begin his research into nerve-conduction. The Balokovics also began to stir up interest in Puharich’s work among their rich and influential friends, leading to the creation of a small fund for his research. He used these funds to build his own electronic equipment, which included a Faraday cage.
By 1949, Puharich had started a small group called the Round Table Foundation of Electrobiology, which, although originally focused on researching neurophysiology, soon became involved in exploring psychic phenomena, particularly channeling. Puharich’s most prominent psychic mediums during this period were Eileen Garrett and Peter Hurkos. Two other psychics that he also used in his research were Bobby Horne (who was almost led to suicide by the experience), and Phyllis Schlemmer (who continued to channel ‘entities’ for the next twenty years and gained worldwide recognition). Puharich’s Round Table group also attracted some very wealthy backers, including former US vice-president Henry A. Wallace (a Theosophist and 33rd degree Mason, and the person responsible for the Illuminati symbolism on the US one dollar bill), Ruth Forbes Young (of the Forbes dynasty) and her husband, Arthur M. Young (inventor of the Bell helicopter), Alice Bouverie (heiress to the Astor dynasty), and Sir John Whitmore (multimillionaire and former race car driver). Eileen Garrett also introduced Puharich to the famous electronics inventor, John Hayes Hammond, Jr., who thereafter became a close personal friend and mentor. By this time, Puharich also had many other connections to wealthy and influential people as well.
It should be noted here that Puharich was a trained hypnotist, and was known to hypnotize his subjects at the start of each session in order to improve their psychic abilities. This is significant, because if you read some of the older texts on mesmerism from the 18th and 19th centuries, you’ll find that many strange phenomena were occurring with hypnotized subjects when a certain hypnotic state (somnambulism) was induced, and one of the most common phenomena to occur was telepathic ability. More specifically, the hypnotized subject was able to pick up the thoughts of the hypnotist, and very often those of others who were present as well. It was also commonly found that with each hypnotic session, this telepathic ability would improve, and many hypnotists were even reporting that after a few sessions they were able to put a subject into trance from a remote location. These phenomena rarely occur any more only because the methods most hypnotists are trained in are not the same, and only fully trained students of hypnosis might ever learn how to induce the proper state. The methods have essentially become secrets of the trade.
During this same period that he was doing his psychic research (1949), Puharich was also developing electronic hearing-aid devices for the deaf. These devices (one of them involving an electronic tooth implant) allowed a person to hear radio-transmitted audio signals intercranially (i.e. V2K). He eventually received a patent for one of his devices (US Patent #2,995,633).
The Round Table Foundation, it turns out, was also secretly receiving funds from the Pentagon at this time. It only came to light many years later that during this time, Puharich had been in the employ of the CIA and working directly under Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, the man who would later head MKULTRA when it officially started in 1953.
On March 27, 1951, Puharich began meeting with Eileen Garrett and John Hammond Jr. to conduct experiments in telepathy. These experiments continued for three months, and involved the use of a Faraday cage built by Hammond. The experiments were designed to test the hypothesis that telepathy is based on the transmission of electromagnetic waves between humans. Puharich believed that he should be able to block telepathy with appropriate shielding. Instead, he discovered that placing a person in the cage increased their psychic ability significantly.
During this same year, Puharich received a grant for almost $100,000 – either from an undisclosed wealthy friend or (more likely) from the US military – to build a solid sheet metal Faraday cage for use in his psychic experiments. He used the cage to continue testing the telepathic abilities of Eileen Garrett, and the experiments were so successful that they attracted the interest of the US Department of the Army. An American, Colonel Jack Stanley, and a French General, J.C. Sauzey visited the Round Table to express the interest of their respective governments. As a result of this visit, Puharich was invited to present his new data on telepathy at a meeting sponsored by the office of the Chief, Psychological Warfare, US Army at the Pentagon, Washington DC, on November 24, 1952. The paper was titled, An Evaluation of the Possible Uses of ESP in Psychological Warfare.
Puharich was recalled into military service soon after this, on February 26, 1953 (MKULTRA officially started on April 13), being sworn in as a captain in the Medical Corps at the Army Chemical Center, Edgewood, Maryland. This was the headquarters for research into chemical, radiological and bacteriological warfare. He was working directly under Sidney Gottlieb, living with his family at the army base.
In April of 1955, Puharich ended his service at the Army Chemical Center in Edgewood, Maryland, and returned to Glen Cove, Maine. His Round Table Foundation, which had ceased operating during his absence, was slowly brought back to life with financial backing from an unnamed friend.
By 1960, with a $300,000 investment from three unnamed New York businessmen, Puharich started a company called the Intelectron Corporation, which was involved in developing electronic devices to stimulate hearing in the deaf. He was given research contracts by various arms of the US government, including the CIA, FBI, Air Force, and NASA. The Air Force had been interested in the electrical stimulation of hearing (ESH), while NASA was more interested in the psychic research he had previously conducted using a Faraday cage and what was called ‘bio-information-transfer’. Due to Congressional pressure over the issue of dabbling in the paranormal, however, NASA was eventually forced to cancel its contracts. Puharich was then approached by people from Bell Labs, a major contractor for secret government projects. Supposedly, nothing came of this and the contract was cancelled.
In 1962, Puharich published his book Beyond Telepathy, in which he described his research into psychic phenomena and offered his theories on the subject. There is little to no mention of his use of a Faraday cage in the book. It’s very probable that by this time, information about that aspect of his research had been classified.
In August of 1972, Puharich brought the psychic Uri Geller from Israel to the USA. He took him to Stanford Research Institute (SRI) to have his psychic abilities tested by a small group of interested scientists, which included Harold Puthoff, Russell Targ, and Edgar Mitchell. It’s very likely that when Puharich visited SRI, he passed on his research findings with regard to the use of a Faraday cage and hypnosis – if the SRI scientists didn’t already have this information.
A government-funded pilot project to investigate the merits of clairvoyance as a means of accurate intelligence gathering was started in October of 1972 at SRI. Edgar Mitchell oversaw the preliminary program and reported directly to George Bush Sr., with Puthoff and Targ working directly under him. This project was the precursor to Project SCANATE, a classified government program that would continue under various names for over two decades (GRILL FLAME, CENTER LANE, SUNSTREAK, and STAR GATE). A structured methodology for clairvoyance was eventually developed that became known as ‘remote viewing’.
Although it has never been explicitly stated in any of the information that has since come out about these programs, they appear to have incorporated the use of a Faraday cage, as well as EEG machines to monitor brainwave patterns. Hypnosis was very likely a key element as well. I have only ever been able to find one or two indirect references to the use of a Faraday cage in any books or articles that have been published about these programs, which further suggests that it had become classified information.
The results of the tests with Geller had proven to be very successful and had led to the start of these RV programs, but these tests were only reported in the National Enquirer, which only served to tarnish the credibility of these tests. Soon after this report, Time magazine, with the backing of the Department of Defense, began a campaign to discredit Geller and the scientists at SRI. This led to a public battle that, although it made Geller famous in the USA, Puharich only found himself being vilified within the scientific community. This appears to have been intended to suppress the information that Puharich had gained from his research, which had probably become classified. If Puharich had been working for the government in a civilian capacity (which was probably the case), and hadn’t signed any secrecy agreements concerning his early research with a Faraday cage, then the government would have had these later concerns about him revealing them. Discrediting him among the scientific community was therefore important at this point.
By 1974, Puharich published his book, Uri: A Journal of the Mystery of Uri Geller, which seems to have been an act of self-discrediting, perhaps as part of an agreement he made with the government. In the book, he described the strange psychic phenomena that surrounded Uri Geller, particularly during Puharich’s involvement with him. Apart from the many descriptions of objects allegedly materializing, dematerializing, and teleporting to other locations whenever Geller was around, Puharich also claimed that he and Geller had been in communication with disembodied beings from the future, who identified themselves as the same entities his Round Table group had been channeling years earlier. According to Puharich, the entities claimed that he had been chosen for a special mission to reveal to the world through Geller that these entities were here to save mankind from imminent destruction and were about to land en masse in spaceships. In spite of the book being an instant bestseller due to the fame that Geller had already achieved in the USA, the more unbelievable events described within it and the inclusion of information about channeled entities and their strange communications only served to discredit both Geller and himself. Including this information would have assured that his research would never be taken seriously, and so it appears to have been a decision that was forced on him by more powerful parties.
This same year, Puharich set up another research facility at his home in Ossining called ‘Lab Nine’, and started working with a psychic named Phyllis Schlemmer, who soon began channeling an entity that claimed to be part of a group of entities that were being channeled during Puharich’s Round Table days. These channeling sessions continued into the next year, when there was a falling out among the group. Schlemmer continued to channel these entities for the next twenty years, eventually publishing a book based on the communications titled, The Only Planet of Choice: Essential Briefings from Deep Space.
Puharich’s second-in-command at Lab Nine was James J. Hurtak, who later collaborated with Carla Rueckert, a paranormal researcher who is best known for her 1984 publication of The Ra Material, which is channeled information from a group of entities that were also suspiciously similar to the group of entities channeled during Puharich’s Round Table days.
Lab Nine disciples included multi-millionaire businessmen (many of them hiding behind pseudonyms, including members of Canada's richest family, the Bronfmans), European nobility, scientists from SRI, and at least one unnamed political figure of prominence who was a personal friend of Gerald Ford. Author Lyall Watson was also involved, as was the influential counter-culture guru Ira Einhorn, as well as Gene Roddenberry, creator of the television sci-fi hit ‘Star Trek’.
In May of 1975, Puharich traveled to England, where he met with several psychic children who could bend metal objects. He received permission from their parents to study their paranormal abilities further. Soon after this, he met with more children in Mexico City who had these same abilities. By July, he had set up an ‘experimental school’ for testing these children’s psychic abilities at his home in Ossining, NY. There were initially nine children plus his own fourteen-year-old son, Andy, who were informally known as the ‘Space Kids’ or ‘Gellerings’, and according to Puharich’s son, they were put through extensive hypnosis sessions as part of the program to train their psychic abilities. Puharich’s Faraday cage was undoubtedly being used as well. No information has ever come out about the results of these experiments.
In March of 1977, Puharich and Dr. Robert Beck built a magnetic wave generator in the laboratory in Ossining and begin charting the effects of different ELF waves on humans (undoubtedly using these children). This would have involved the use of Puharich’s Faraday cage. The dangerous implications of their findings led them to prepare a scientific document which they hand carried to the political leaders of the western world: Carter, Trudeau, and Thatcher. Nothing resulted from this, which suggests that these governments were already heavily involved with research in this area and had no intention of stopping it.
In August of 1978, Puharich’s Lab Nine research center was permanently closed after someone burned it to the ground. When this happened, Puharich fled to Mexico for two years, claiming that the CIA was targeting him. Lab Nine had continued to be involved up until this time in experimenting with children who showed psychic potential, and it’s very possible that these experiments were related to those that are rumored to have taken place at Camp Hero (Montauk), Long Island, starting at about this same time. Little is known about what actually went on at Lab Nine, but reports by visitors state that many of the children being used in experiments there appeared to be very traumatized. It is possible that the CIA feared revelations about these experiments due to a scandal involving Puharich’s associate Ira Einhorn, who at the time was being investigated for the murder of his former girlfriend Holly Maddux (for which he was subsequently convicted). At the time of her disappearance, Maddux apparently possessed papers relating to the Puharich’s research with these children. It is also quite possible that what Puharich knew about psychic phenomena and/or the US government’s secret remote-viewing programs posed a threat to them, and they were making sure that this information didn’t get out. Up to this time, Puharich had been trying to alert the governments of the western world to the dangers of ELF waves. Now he was on the run from them.
By 1980, when he returned to the USA, Puharich was invited to live at the estate of Richard Joshua Reynolds (of the Reynolds dynasty), where he was able to conduct further research studying the effects of electromagnetic fields on brain waves. This would have undoubtedly involved a Faraday cage to regulate electromagnetic transmissions.
At this point, Puharich faded into obscurity, living out the rest of his life on the charity of friends and dabbling in his favorite subjects, but never receiving any official credit for the research he had done that would lead to the development of technologies that enhanced psychic abilities. Like Nikola Tesla and Wilhelm Reich before him, Puharich’s work had been suppressed.
What the above reveals is that although a Faraday cage is capable of blocking electromagnetic transmissions above the ELF frequencies, psychic transmissions are enhanced, and this is probably due to the clearer signal that results. This is supported by the fact that psychic transmissions have been found to be much stronger when a sensory deprivation chamber is employed, which cuts out the noise coming from the five normal senses, allowing the weaker psychic transmissions to get through without being drowned out. Similarly, hypnosis allows a person to silence the mind of all extraneous thoughts and focus on specific sensory impressions to the exclusion of all others.
If the results of Puharich’s research were incorporated into the development of psychotronic technologies, and if these technologies are now being used to target people, then it would only make sense that those who wield them would want to lead their targets into believing that a Faraday cage will protect them when in reality it will do the exact opposite. And who has the ability more than anybody to flood the TI community with claims that a Faraday cage will help them?