The CIA Used University Of Edinburgh’s Paranormal Research!

Declassified documents released online for the first time reveal US Central Intelligence Agency interest in Edinburgh-based research into the paranormal. Nearly 930,000 files containing about 13 million pages are available after a long-running freedom of information campaign.

Files relating to the capital include spoon-bending experiments at the University of Edinburgh, an attack at the US consulate and communist sympathiser rallies all dating back to the 1980s. Several pieces of research from the university’s para-psychic department were kept by the CIA under its Stargate programme into the paranormal.

They include a paper by leading para-psychologist Deborah Delanoy in which she exposes a teenage metal-bending fraudster in 1983-84. Her subject, Tim, was a “bright and very affable” 17-year-old who the research team deemed to be an ideal subject.

“They [the CIA] were interested in anything because they got information that the Russians were into it.” Drew McAdam, Edinburgh psychologist “Tim claimed to have started bending metal, mostly cutlery, at the age of four and to have been doing so ever since,” reads Ms Delanoy’s report kept by the CIA. After seven-and-a-half months of laboratory tests, researchers began to suspect Tim was a fraud – and used a hidden camera to expose him. “Tim confessed to deceptive behaviour. He said that he was a practising magician who had wished to see if it were possible for a magician to pose successfully as a psychic in a laboratory.”

The primary lesson of the research, Delanoy documents, was that “we must never let ourselves forget that our subjects may be deceiving us”. Other university papers hoarded by the CIA relate to extra-sensory perception – or experiences not explained by known physical or biological understanding. Global institutions take interest A university spokesman said: “We conduct research into a wide range of areas and it’s understandable major global institutions take an interest.”

The Stargate programme has long fascinated conspiracy theorists and is widely credited for influencing the 2004 book The Men Who Stare at Goats. In the book, made into a movie in 2009 starring George Clooney and Ewan McGregor, US special forces attempt to harness paranormal powers as a weapon. Edinburgh psychologist Drew McAdam said. “This doesn’t surprise me.” His friend and TV illusionist Uri Gueller convinced the CIA of his psychic powers. “They [the CIA] were interested in anything because they got information that the Russians were into it.”

Source: https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/world/womens-march-london-much-just-donald-trump/

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Co-founder & lead investigator of Paranormal Encounters. I've experienced the paranormal all my life, having encountered ghosts, angels and demons. I live in a haunted house and when not exploring and researching the unknown, I enjoy single malt Scotch whisky & potato chips (though not necessarily at the same time).