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Could there be proof to the theory that we're ALL psychic?
'Up to 85 per cent of people may be clairvoyant' says a researcher
Dr Chris Roe places a pair of enormous fluffy earphones over the head of a blonde 20-year-old woman.
He carefully slices a ping-pong ball in half and tapes each piece over her eyes.
Then he switches on a red light that bathes the woman in an eerie glow, and leaves the room.
After a few moments, a low hum begins to fill the laboratory and the woman begins smiling sweetly to herself as images of distant locations start to pass through her mind.
She says she can sense a group of trees and a babbling brook full of boulders.
Standing on a boulder is her friend Jack. He's waving at her and smiling. She begins to describe the location to Dr Roe.
Half a mile away, her friend Jack is, indeed, standing on a boulder in a stream.
Somehow, the woman has been able to "see" Jack in her mind's eye, even though all of conventional science - and common sense - says it is impossible.
Is this simply a bizarre coincidence?
Or could it be proof that we all possess psychic powers of the type popularised in such films as Minority Report?
That is what Dr Roe is investigating. A parapsychologist based at the University of Northampton, he is examining whether it could indeed be possible to project your "mind's eye" to a distant location and observe what is going on - even if that place is hundreds of miles away.
And though the research is not yet complete, the results have been tantalising.
His early findings suggest that up to 85 per cent of people may possess some form of clairvoyance - the ability to "remote view".
And he believes that with only a modicum of training we can all sharpen our psychic skills. "Our results are significant," says Dr Roe.
"They suggest that remote viewing, or clairvoyance, is something that should be taken seriously."
It would be easy to dismiss such claims as laughable, were it not for the fact that an increasing number of scientists are taking them seriously.
While Dr Roe's work may appear controversial, he is starting to garner the support of eminent academics such as Professor Brian Josephson, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist from Cambridge University, who says: "The experiments have been designed to rule out luck and chance. I consider the evidence for remote viewing to be pretty clear-cut."
The military is also taking a keen interest. The Ministry of Defence takes the phenomena seriously enough to have commissioned its own research.
Documents only recently released under the Freedom of Information Act detail a series of experiments on psychic phenomena.
Unfortunately, the actual details of the experiments that were carried out - and what the conclusions were - are still classified, and intriguingly the MoD refuses to say whether they were a success.
They claim that releasing such details would imperil the defence of the nation, and what little information has been released is described as "poor quality" by Dr Roe.
"Their analysis of the data is quite frankly, woeful," he says.
But the very existence of such files suggests that the military are taking the possibility of psychic phenomena seriously.
In fact, most existing scientific knowledge on clairvoyance is based on other recently declassified military research undertaken in America during the Cold War.
During the Sixties and Seventies, paranoia gripped the US military establishment.
Strange rumours began circulating that the Russians had found a way of harnessing psychic powers and begun wielding them as weapons.
Psychic skills such as telekinesis - the ability to move objects or control machines using nothing more than the power of the mind - were apparently being taught to soldiers in elite combat units.
They were also said to be using clairvoyants to gather intelligence from top-secret American bases.
If true, the American's believed, it would mean that the Russians could discover their most important secrets and even control the minds of their Generals.
So in the early Seventies, the US military began its own top-secret research to try to close the "psychic intelligence gap" with the Russians.
The CIA later joined them in a series of covert research projects that were given suitably innocuous titles such as Sun Streak, Grill Flame and Star Gate.
These were designed to track down the most gifted psychics in the U.S., unravel the mysteries of their powers and then find ways of teaching these skills to ordinary soldiers and agents.
The aim was to produce a new breed of "super-soldier" capable of controlling matter with their minds and gathering intelligence from afar.
But some in the military wanted to go even further.
The US Navy wanted to send confidential orders to their nuclear submarines using telepathy, which would be impossible for even the most sophisticated enemy listening devices to intercept.
And Major General Albert N. Stubblebine III, commanding officer of the US Army Intelligence and Security Command, suggested that one day soldiers might even be able to "walk through walls", using psychic powers to overcome the physical boundary.
And if that wasn't enough, researchers at Princeton University (where Einstein was once based) and Stanford were similarly tasked with investigating the paranormal.
Scientists at Stanford quickly focused on the use of clairvoyance, known as remote viewing in technical parlance, as the most militarily useful psychic skill.
Very soon, Stanford played host to more than a dozen psychic spies, whose paranormal skills were once demonstrated to President Jimmy Carter.
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