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Part 1, 1972-1973 FIX AND REPOST
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10 APRIL 2000:
Part 1, 1972-1973 FIX AND REPOST

This is the first in an eight-part timeline posted by The Librarian covering the decade of 1972-1982. If you haven't yet, you should read The Librarian's post introducing the timeline. The timeline itself contains none of The Librarian's own commentary; she posts it just as she says she received it, anonymously, from "The Coalition," who had asked her to verify the data and do with it as she saw fit. The timeline covers the CIA-funded remote viewing program as well as events surrounding Scientology, documenting that the two are joined at the hip—that the CIA's remote viewing program was run from the top by a few trained Scientology "OTs" using upper-level Scientology materials. One small problem was that the Scientology senior managment was being kept in the dark by the federal government. They must have suspected something, because they were using the Freedom of Information Act to find out what was going on. That ended when they had an untimely run-in with chainsaw-weilding FBI agents, and that was the beginning of the end for the entire upper management of Scientology. The timeline is well researched and sourced. We have broken these files into more manageable-sized pages, but have otherwise left them as she posted them.

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INTRODUCTION

By the late 1960's, when L. Ron Hubbard had completed the secret OT
Levels--promising heretofore unheard-of spiritual "Abilities Gained" as
the "End Phenomenon" for each level--the United States Intelligence
community had been rattled by reports that the USSR had made great
strides in well-funded studies on "psi" technologies and
techniques--the arts and sciences of mental/spiritual feats that might
be used as forms of "weapons," particularly in the field of
intelligence.
    The evidence--some of which was published in 1970 in a book
entitled "Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain"--showed clearly
that the United States was far behind the USSR.
Ingo Swann, who worked closely with U.S. intelligence agencies in
the ensuing years, described the situation:

"...American intelligence sources began discovering and confirming
that the Soviet Union was deeply engaged in so-called 'psychic
research.' By 1970, it was discovered that the Soviets were spending
approximately 60 million rubles per year on it, and over 300 million by
1975. ...The amount of money and personnel involved in the Soviet
psychotronics clearly confirmed that they were serious about it and had
already achieved breakthroughs which justified the increases in
expenditures and tightest security. ...The intelligence community was
well aware that 'psychotronics' meant an 'applied' something, something
psychically aggressive with real applications, something threatening to
tthe well-being and security of the American nation.
    "In response to this, and with Congressional approval to do so, the
intelligence community then involved itself with researching this
threat--the threat analysis of Soviet-applied psychotronics. It is,
after all, the established and expected duty of the intelligence
community to examine and research all threats to the security of the
nation.
    "...At the time, this threat analysis was perfectly justified,
completely necessary, and unquestionably required in behalf of the
well-being of the nation.
    "All personnel involved with this situation considered that they
were working on behalf of the nation and its security--and future
discoveries regarding invasive penetration by psychoenergetic means
clearly confirmed the reality of the threat.
    "American intelligence analysts were appalled and embarrassed that
the Soviets (KGB and GRU), were involved in topics considered in the USA
as speculative, controversial, and fringy. But they were alarmed at the
prospect that the Soviets would 'get ahead.' And so the phrase 'the
psychic warfare gap' came into existence.
    "...On the Nightline TV show of 28 November 1995, Mr. Robert Gates,
former director of the CIA, estimated that the intelligence community
had invested about $20 million over the sixteen-year period during which
the threat was under examination." [NOTE: Sixteen years and $20 million
is what they were willing to *admit* to. Nobody proffered any documents
to prove that wasn't just more CIA disinformation.--Ed.]

                      Ingo Swann
                      "Statement by Ingo Swann on Remote Viewing"
                      1 December 1995
                      (Written in response to a CIA Public Affairs
                      Bureau release of a statement concerning
                      Remote Viewing dated 6 September 1995,
                      and The ABC TV Nightline show of
                      28 November 1995)

The $20-million-seriousness of the United States to gain
superiority in psi technologies is the background against which this
decade of the Time Line is set.
    One of the most important players in the CIA/DIA/NSA efforts to
close "the psychic warfare gap" was Dr. Hal Puthoff. In the early-to-mid
'60's, Puthoff was in Naval Intelligence, and was an employee of the
National Security Agency. It was also in the '60's--right around the
time that the secret OT Levels were being made available for the public
to enroll on--that Hal Puthoff signed up for Scientology services, and
by 1971 he had completed Scientology's highest secret level, OT VII, as
evidenced by his "Success Story" for that level, published in a 1971
Scientology Advanced Organization publication.
    One of Puthoff's colleagues in working with CIA/DIA/NSA was Ingo
Swann. Swann's background also included military intelligence, plus a
longish stint at the United Nations (where soon-to-be head of CIA George
Bush was Ambassador). Swann also signed up for Scientology servuces in
the late '60's--right around the same time as Hal Puthoff, right around
the time that the secret OT Levels were being offered as services to the
public. Swann also progressed in Scientology up to its secret OT Levels,
and had reached at least OT III by the end of 1971.
    Yet another colleague of Puthoff was Pat Price. In another odd
"coincidence," Price had his own connections to the CIA (as has
subsequently been documented in some of the sources referenced in this
Time Line), and had also completed the secret Scientology OT Levels.
The "official" stories have these three individuals all entering
Scientology at around the same time (mid-to-late '60's) in different
locations, and then just "happening" upon each other in the early
'70's--all armed with inside knowledge of Scientology's OT Levels, and
all engaged together in CIA-monitored "psi" experiments.
    Whether the official stories are true or not, 1972 was
unquestionably the year that CIA-sponsored experiments in "remote
viewing" began in earnest, headed by three men with proven former
connections to intelligence agencies, all of whom had entered
Scientology and progressed to its secret OT Levels, and all of whom were
somehow brought together at the Stanford Research Institute--the second
largest "think tank" in the United States, and a hotbed for military and
intelligence research.
    1972 is also unquestionably the year in which L. Ron Hubbard gave
his last known public lecture, and disappeard for ten months. It was
during that missing ten months that he allegedly wrote the infamous
"Snow White" program--a program that led ultimately to the destruction
of the Guardian's Office, and to the subsequent establishment of the
current Scientology corporate and management structure.

ABOUT THE EVENTS IN THE TIME LINE:

Selected sections of the events in this Time Line have been
presented before, sometimes to catcalls of "conspiracy theory!" There
are not now, nor have there ever been, any "theories" presented in this
Time Line. A Time Line is not a vehicle for "theories." It is a
dispassionate and objectice chronological outline of events as they
happened, or AS THEY ARE ALLEGED TO HAVE HAPPENED.
    This is a vital distinction for anyone reading this--or any--Time
Line. When incidents or facts are alleged to have happened a certain
way, and there is only ONE acount of such alleged incidents, and there
is no documentation of such event--only the testimony of an
individual--a Time Line becomes vital to the determination of the
liklihood of the accuracy or veracity of such alleged incidents. The
incidents related in this Time Line consist only of two varieties:

    1. Concrete, verifiable facts, with unimpeachable sources
       referenced, and

    2. Various statements or allegations of "facts" by official sources
       (e.g., the government's "Stipulation of Evidence" in the G.O.
       case), by media sources (e.g. AP, Reuters, etc.) or by
       individuals acting as eyewitnesses to certain events. In each
       case, the source or sources are identified. The truth or falsity
       of such accounts is left to the reader to determine, based on
       the verifiable facts surrounding such entries.

Some of the entries in the Time Line also have commentary by
various researchers who worked on this Time Line--listed under the
heading "OUTPOINTS"--pointing out inconsistencies or conflicting
information. For the purist, these comments can be ignored entirely, and
the reader can draw his own conclusions as to the truth or falsity of
the event as it is related. The comments have been left in for the use
of those who might find some of them worth pursuing, and--in some
cases--for their entertainment value. Some of these, expressing (often
deserved) snide comments, or seat-of-the-pants "theories" of the
operators doing inputting on this Time Line, have been given far too
much weight and significance by some readers of this Time Line. We
trust the present reader will be more discerning.

DATE CONVENTIONS IN THE TIME LINE

It has been impossible to get exact dates for some of the events
listed herein. If the event seemed important enough to include, yet no
exact day--or, in some cases, no month--was given, the indication "c."
(for circa) has been put AFTER the information (day or month) in
question.
    As an example, an event known to have occurred in June of 1974, but
without certainty as to the actual day, might be listed as "Saturday, 1
c. June 1974." If only a month and year are known (as in the example
just given), and there is no indication of, e.g., "late June," then the
event has usually been assigned arbitrarily to the 1st or the 15th of
the indicated month, unless surrounding events indicate a different,
more likely day of the month. The weekday names (e.g. Monday, Tuesday,
etc.) have been included as additional data.
    If the only indication of the time of the event was "mid-1974,"
then the entry might read "Saturday, 1 c. June c. 1974, indicating that
the month, too, is estimated from the language of the referenced source.
Only rarely have incidents been included where the only information
available is a givien year. When it seemed important enough to include
in the Time Line, it was put, usually, at 1 c. January c. of the given
year, or at 1 c. July c. of the given year, whichever seemed most
likely--mainly as a "bookmark" for the event, pending more exact dating.
Every effort has been made to isolate, as closely as possible, the
exact date for each event. If anyone has any more accurate information
about any event described herein, please post it to the newsgroup,
"alt.religion.scientology."

THE STIPULATION OF EVIDENCE AGAINST MARY SUE HUBBARD, ET. AL

For the history buff, this is the first time anywhere that EVERY
SINGLE EVENT described in the Stipulation of Evidence (U.S. District
Court for Washington, D.C., Criminal #78-401, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
VS. MARY SUE HUBBARD, et. al.) [which, in its original form, is a mare's
nest of out-of-sequence dates and events--Ed.] has been put into
chronological order. [NOTE: Although a Chris Owen made a passing attempt
at timelining the "Stipulation," his omissions and lack of critical
commentary bespeaks a heavy bias toward utter faith in the veracity of
the "Stipulation" as it is presented--which assumption this compilation
did not start with--and could not possibly end with, as you will see.]

PROLOGUE: SOME KEY EVENTS NEAR THE END OF 1971

Thursday, 09 September 1971
Ingo Swann meets Cleve Backster at a party in New York. Backster is
described as being "one of America's most noted polygraph experts."
(Swann describes Backster as having an "extensive network of contacts in
law enforcement agencies and within the CIA.") Backster has achieved
certain notoriety for experiments (in 1968) with polygraphs on plants,
where he claimed that plants have primary perceptions which can sense
human thoughts and respond to them. [IMPORTANT NOTE: This is almost
identical to results from experiments with plants that LRH had done
earlier--see entry for 18 December 1959.] Swann arranges to come see
Backster's lab in Times Square.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 6

Sunday, 12 c. September 1971
Ingo Swann visits Cleve Backster's lab and polygraph school in New York
city. While there, Swann is asked to think thoughts of harming a plant
that Backster has connected up to a polygraph. Swann thinks of lighting
a match with the intent of burning one of the plant's leaves, and there
is an immediate and violent reaction on the polygraph. With repititions,
the polygraph reaction diminishes, and the conclusion is drawn that not
only was the plant capable of detecting harmful thought, but could
actually "learn" to differentiate between true and artificial human
intent. The thought directed at the plant is changed to one of putting
acid in its pot, and the same curve of results on the polygraph ensues.
Backster asks Swann if he believes he might be able to influence some
kind of metal or chemical, and more experiments are arranged.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 6

Saturday, 25 c. September 1971
Ingo Swann is doing experiments with Cleve Backster involving a piece of
graphite hooked into a Wheatstone bridge [which just happens to be the
main component in the Scientology E-meter.--Ed.], connected with a chart
recorder. Swann learns that he can focus a "beam" of intention (which he
and Backster come to refer to as "psychic probes") at the graphite, and
cause repeatable jogs in the chart. This is significant, as
experimenters in parapsychology had given up all hope of a reproducible
experiment in psychic phenomena.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 8

Friday, 01 c. October 1971
Dr. John Wingate, in consultation with other members of the American
Society for Psychical Research (ASPR) in New York, takes the initiative
to have an invitation extended to Ingo Swann to work on "well-designed"
psychic experiments with Dr. Karlis Osis at ASPR.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 12

Sunday, 10 c. October 1971
Cleve Backster writes and circulates a small report entitled
"PSYCHOKINETIC EFFECTS ON SMALL SAMPLES OF GRAPHITE," detailing the
significant repeatable experiments that he had conducted with Ingo
Swann. It is around this same time that Backster says to Swann, "Boy,
are the guys down at the CIA going to be interested in you." When Swann
questions why, Backster replies, "They've always been interested in this
stuff, and they're trying to replicate my plant work. I know because
they've told me. I've taught a lot of them how to improve their
polygraph techniques. But they don't understand the plant learning
thing, or at least won't accept it. And so they think the reactions they
get are just random noises in their equipment."
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 8

Friday, 15 c. October 1971
Ingo Swann meets Gertrude Schmeidler for the second time at a party in
New York. She is aware of the repeatable graphite experiment results,
and asks Swann if he thinks he can influence a thermistor (a type of
thermometer) isolated in a sealed thermos bottle. He agrees to try.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 9

Saturday, 30 c. October 1971
Ingo Swann is working with a Dr. Schmeidler in New York on the
"thermistor experiments," and also working with Cleve Backster, testing
"psi probes" on excitable gasses in pressurized containers. He and
Backster move on to experiments with psi probes on
"biologicals"--including one-celled biological specimens, blood, and
seminal fluid. Swann describes Backster as having an "extensive network
of contacts in law enforcement agencies and within the CIA." When Swann
has some success in affecting "biologicals" with psychic probing,
Backster says, "Well, you've just done something the Soviets have been
working on for a long time."
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 12

Monday, 15 c. November 1971
Dr. Gertrude Schneidler conducts her thermistor experiments with Ingo
Swann at the New York City College. It is discovered that Swann can
produce changes in the target thermistors, while the control thermistors
remained unchanged, on a REPEATABLE basis at the direction of the
experimenter.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 10

Saturday, 20 c. November 1971
Ingo Swann is involved in out-of-body (OOB) perception experiments a
ASPR, the task being to verbally describe objects out of his sight in a
target tray. Having difficulty doing a narrative description of the
target items, he hits upon the idea of doing sketches, and this becomes
part of the experiment--a part that will later play a role in the
development of "remote viewing," per se.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 10

Wednesday, 01 c. December 1971
Gertrude Schneidler's paper, entitled "PK EFFECTS UPON CONTINUOUSLY
RECORDED TEMPERATURE," describing results of her thermistor experiments
with Ingo Swann, is being circulated for peer review. It creates quite a
stir, with speculation that if someone could trigger a thermistor, then
they also might be able to remotely trigger, e.g., a bomb. It results in
requests for interviews of Schneidler and Swann from media like Time
magazine and Newsweek. Swann refuses to be interviewed.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 10

Wednesday, 08 December 1971
Ingo Swann performs the first "remote viewing" experiment ever, based on
an idea worked out between him and Janet Mitchell,. Someone had prepared
a series of sealed envelopes, each containing the name of a major U.S.
city, with the phone number of the weather service there. The goal was
to try to describe the weather conditions at that city:
    "Thus, after the morning and afternoon OOB practice sessions on
December 8, 1971, and while I was still hooked up to the brainwave
contraption, another ASPR worker, Vera Feldman, then handed Janet
Mitchell a sealed envelope. Through the intercom Janet said (I remember
her words very clearly): 'Ingo, I've got the envelope. Let me know when
you're ready.' 'I'm ready,' I replied, even though I was also quite
nervous.
    "So through the intercom I could her Janet tearing open the
envelope. Then she breathed hard and said: 'The target is Tucson,
Arizona.'
    "Now something wondrous and magical occurred. Of course I really
had no idea how to 'get' to Tucson from the rather ugly experimental
room in New York. And when I first heard the mention of 'Tucson,
Arizona,' a picture of hot desert flashed through my mind. But then I
had the sense of moving, a sense that lasted but a fraction of a second.
Some part of my head or brain or perceptions blacked out--and THERE I
was--THERE. Zip, Bang, Pop--and there I was... something I would refer
to years ahead as 'immediate transfer of perceptions.'
    "So fast was the whole of this, or so it seemed to me, that I began
speaking almost as soon as Janet had narrated the distant site through
the intercom. 'Am over a wet highway, buildings nearby and in the
distance. The wind is blowing. It's cold. And it is raining hard.' I
didn't even have time to sketch this, for it was easy enough to
articulate into the tape recorder.
    "Having said as much, I noted that there was water glistening on
the highway--and then said: 'That's it! Tucson's having a fucking big
rainstorm,' although the forbidden word was not entered into the record
of the experiment.
    "'That's it?' questioned Janet through the intercom. 'Yeah, that's
it--only that I'm slightly dizzy. I thought this would take longer. It's
raining and very cold there.' 'Okay,' Janet replied, again breathing
hard. Through the intercom I heard her dialing the number of the weather
service in Tucson. I was sweating, and started to pull off the
electrodes. I noticed that my spine was tingling--if that's the correct
word.
    "Before I could stand up, though, Janet said through the intercom:
    'Well, you're right on, baby. Right now Tucson is having unexpected
thunderstorms and the temperature is near freezing.'
    "...Simply in order to be able to but a category of experiments on
the pages of reports which were beginning to accumulate, I suggested the
term 'remote sensing' or "'remote viewing'--since a distant city was,
after all, remote from the experimental lab in New York. Osis and
Schmeidler, however, preferred the term 'remote viewing,' since it was
viewing which was the object of study--such as in out-of-body viewing.
    "So the term "remote viewing" stuck... ."--Ingo Swann
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 17

=======================================
And now, welcome to 1972:
=======================================

Saturday, 01 c. January c. 1972
The Sea Org sets up a land base in "a small huddle of office buildings"
on the airport road outside Tangier. They erect a sign on the road
announcing, in English, French and Arabic, the arrival of "Operation and
Transport Corporation Limited, International Business Management." NOTE:
Date is estimated, based on the comment "a few months earlier," made
surrounding an event near the "end of March" 1972.
SOURCE: Russell Miller, book: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 18

Wednesday, 05 c. January 1972
Howard D. Jones, the local American consul general, becomes interested
when, at a party in Tangier, he meets an American girl who admits
working for OTC but will say nothing about it. "I am here with a
Panamian corporation," she says, "but that is all I can tell you."
SOURCE: Russell Miller, book: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 18

Wednesday, 05 c. January 1972
Ingo Swann learns that two men in suits, flashing credentials, have
visited the American Society for Psychical Research (ASPR)
facility--where Swann is involved in psi experiments--investigating him.
They have met with ASPR;s Dr. Osis, and have looked at the experiment
rooms and some of the experiment results. Osis tells Swann that he
(Osis) isn't "free to tell" Swann what was discussed. No one at ASPR
will tell Swann what the credentials were that the men showed.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 21

Thursday, 06 c. January 1972
Ingo Swann meets with former journalist Ruth (Hagy) Brod, who Swann
knows to have extensive Washington, D.C. connections. He tells her about
the two mystery men who visited the ASPR facility the day before,
investigating him:
    "Ruth listened to my tale of woe regarding the two guys, and then
smiled. 'Don't worry too much. They have been tracking you. This is a
good sign.'
    "'What the hell does that mean?'
    "'THEY keep track of all notable psychics. They have for years.
They've had dark programs for a long time. Everyone knows that. They're
probably just interested in your progress at the ASPR. They ALREADY know
everything else about you.'
    I mulled this over. 'You mean some kind of surveillance? In psychic
stuff? But who ARE they?'
Ruth smiled calmly. 'Well, one never knows for sure.'
    "'But surely THEY can do their stuff without anyone knowing about
it, can't they?'
    "'Oh, yes. So they WANT you to know you are under scrutiny. That's
how they work. They want to find out how you will behave.'"
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 22

Tuesday, 25 c. January 1972
Having reportedly come down with some ailment that has a "bewildering
combination of symptoms," LRH allegedly sends a note to Jim Dincalci,
the ship's medical officer: "Jim, I don't think I'm going to make it."
Dincalci has been made the medical officer based on having six months
experience as a nurse. (NOTE: Dincalci is a key "witness" in "Bare Faced
Messiah," particularly concerning periods when LRH's whereabouts are
unknown to most.)
SOURCE: Bare Faced Messiah (Interview with Jim Dincalci, Berkeley, CA,
August 1986); Russell Miller, book: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 18

Tuesday, 25 c. January 1972
Ingo Swann's friend Buell Mullen tells Swann that a small group of her
"high-placed friends" has begun establishing a pool of money to help
Swann in his research. Already some $70,000 has been pledged from
"several sources." Swann objects, and an argument ensues that goes
unresolved, although Swann is told that the fund raising effort "can't
be aborted now." Swann implores that the fund raising be kept secret.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 23

Monday, 31 January 1972
"Information Cut-off Date" for a 1972 Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
report entitled "Controlled Offensive Behavior--USSR" concerning Soviet
research and development of "psi" technologies.
SOURCE: PDF file of the unclassified report itself: "Controlled
Offensive Behavior--USSR" by John D. LaMothe, Captain, Medical Services
Corps; DIA Task Number T72-01-14. On the internet at

Saturday, 05 c. February 1972
Buell Mullen telephones Ingo Swann to say that a Dr. Kinzel will be in
town [New York city] on 17 February. She is having a dinner party and
Kinzel wants to know if Swann can attend. Mullen tells Swann that Dr.
Kinzel will have a few "friends" who want to talk with Swann. The
friends won't be staying for dinner. Swann is asked to be at Mullen's
place at 4:30 sharp.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 27

Thursday, 17 February 1972
Swann arrives at Buell Mullen's studio and residence on Central Park
South [New York] for a dinner date with her and a Dr. Kinzel--whom Swann
has met before. Mullen asks Swann to wait in her small entry hall. Dr.
Kinzel comes in from the studio. Swann's narrative of the event
continues:
    "He [Kinzel] would introduce his 'friends' only by their first
names. I wasn't to ask any questions about who they were. I was to speak
as openly as I wanted about all other matters. This meeting was
'strictly confidential.' No one was to know of it, and Buell had gone up
to her bedroom where she couldn't hear what was being said.
    "My mouth was open. The only thing Kinzel would say was that it
might concern big-time funding for a new research organization--of which
his 'friends' were in a position to set up. For the first time in my
life I felt completely and suddenly paranoid. I asked if this had to do
with the donor pledges which were being accumulated. No, this was
something entirely different.
    "There were four 'friends,' and we sat around Buell's large dinner
table which hadn't yet been laid out with dishes and crystal. Three were
'tycoons' of some kind, if judged by their obviously expensive, but
refined clothes. One wore a suit which was obviously store-bought.
    "The 'meeting,' if that was what it was, went well. The principal
questions seemed to be directed to my new ideas I might have about
utilizing psi faculties for practical purposes. I had a lot to say about
new ideas, about the deficits of conventional parapsychology approaches,
about science's rejection of psi potentials. I was open, and my big
mouth finally had its place. I had the idea I was talking to corporate
leaders perhaps interested in setting up a 'secret' project along these
lines.
    "The questions and conversations lasted one hour precisely. Then
Kinzel and his 'friends' went into Buell's entrance alcove and stood
talking. I could smell Buell's leg of lamb perhaps getting overdone, and
so I quietly went into her small kitchen to tend to it. The kitchen was
just off of the entry alcove.
    "This I overheard:
    "'He probably won't go for plan A. He's not committed enough. I
recommend switching to plan B.'
    "'He's stalwart enough to resent being caught in a pincer. He might
walk once he learns the facts.'
    "Then the group went into the hall to wait for the elevator and
closed the door.
    "I never heard one more word about any of this. I was tremendously
mystified.
    "Some years later I made one of my few visits to the Defense
Intelligence Agency, then still located in Laurel, Maryland--just
outside of Washington proper. I waited in the crowded lobby for my
escort.
    "When we got to the elevator doors, one opened up-- nd out walked
the man in the store-bought suit. There was no mistaking him for one of
the conferees at Buell's place.
    "'Does that man work here?' I quietly asked my escort.
    "'Him? Oh no. He works at a company over in Virginia.'
    "Well! That meant only one thing. He was, and had been, CIA."--Ingo
Swann
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 27

Sunday, 20 c. February 1972
Ingo Swann meets Robert D. Ericsson, then Executive Director of
Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship (SFF) [New York], which had been founded
in 1956, largely by tAmerican medium, Arthur Ford. The goals of the SFF
are to sponsor, explore and interpret the growing interest in psychic
phenomena and mystical experience within the church, wherever these
experiences relate to effective prayer, spiritual healing and personal
survival (after death).
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 27

Sunday, 20 c. February 1972
One of the members of the board of American Society for Psychical
Research (ASPR), A.C. Twitchell, Jr., calls Ingo Swann early in the
morning saying that there is a move afoot at the ASPR to have Swann
ejected on the grounds that he is a Scientologist. Twitchell says that
it has been circulating that Swann is "Hubbard's spy," and is seeking to
take over the ASPR on Hubbard's behalf. Swann threatens to sue the board
over his civil rights if any more is made of the matter.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 25

Tuesday, 22 February 1972
Ingo Swann does the first "beacon" experiments at the American Society
for Psychical Research (ASPR). Swann describes the experiment from
records of it:
    "Vera Feldman acted as the outbound experimenter. As usual, I was
hooked up to the brainwave leads, and once more sat imprisoned in the
OOB Chair.
    "The arrangement was that Vera would arrive at the location at
10:45 a.m. At an agreed start time, I would commence trying to describe
where she was. At five minute intervals, Vera would move to another
location, and again I would try to describe where she was.
    "The target location was the Museum of Natural History in New York,
only a few blocks away from the ASPR building. I don't remember if I
knew in advance what the target was to be, and have nothing in my
archives which would indicate this. But I think I did know because I
remember discussions about the enormous size of the Museum and its
exceedingly different areas and exhibits. And Vera could get any place
she wanted within five minutes, and would be in a completely different
surrounding. I also had not been in the Museum for about ten years, and
things were always being changed around there.
    "Because the outbound remote viewing experiment did become so
famous worldwide in the near years to come, I believe the full text of
the first one should be included in this book. And Janet Mitchell, as
meticulous as always, kept a very good record.
    "The experiment was to start at 10:45 a.m. -- and at that time I
would give my first impression. But in trying to focus on Vera, I
entered my first impression at 10:35. Below, I have reproduced Janet's
formal record. But I will add the feedback regarding each impression.
The time intervals given based on Vera's wristwatch synchronized with
the clock in Janet's and the testy Dynograph's office.
    "Swann - 2/22/72 - Responses (taken from record) First Museum Trip
    "10:35 AM - She's there already.
    "(FEEDBACK: Unexpected, approximate time of arrival correct.)
    "10:45 AM - I think she's in a room that's round with a hallway and
a flight of stairs to the south. There are large paintings on the wall.
    "(Almost correct. Vera was in a large octagon-shaped room. The
walls were lined with glassed exhibits of monkeys and so forth - but the
specimens were displayed against very large backdrop paintings. I didn't
discriminate between the painted backdrop display and the specimens just
in front of them.)
    "10:50 AM - She's in a large room that is darkened. There are lots
of animals.
    "(Correct. She was in one of the great Animal Exhibit Halls, which
were darkened.)
    "10:55 AM - I guess that must be a long corridor and there is a
telephone booth nearby.
    "(Correct. Vera was a little behind her schedule, and at 10:55 was
rushing through a long corridor. She first said that there was no
telephone booth. But when we later I went to the museum to photograph
the targets for the record, there was not a telephone booth there. But
there WAS a telephone hanging on the wall near a doorway. I was
particularly pleased with this one result. It consisted of a telephone I
had seen, but which Vera had not. This, then, was NOT telepathy, but a
traveling form of clairvoyance proper. This meant I was scanning the
surroundings, not Vera herself, or her own impressions. THIS aspect was
to be extremely important in the years ahead when doing operational
sites for you-know-who.)
    "11:00 AM - That's the room with the dinosaurs in it.
    "(Correct. Vera was in a room with big dinosaur bones.)
    "11:05 AM - I see something red. Maybe it's a series of stones of
some sort. That one seems confused, whatever it is. Lots of cases filled
with things.
    "(Correct. Prior to the Museum's later construction of more
dramatic displays for its gemstone collections, the stones had been
placed in dozens of large glassed-over cases in a tremendous room. Other
larger crystals and stones, some of them very large, were displayed
without glass and separately or in large collections.)
    "11:10 AM - I guess she's outside on the steps. There are steps
anyway.
    "(This was an apparent miss, although Vera said she was thinking
about how to get out of the Museum.)
    "The results of this experiment were very exciting and encouraging.
My boredom disappeared for a while. And we began joking about the fact
that ESP could be used for psychic spying, etc.
    "Little could I have imagined that it ever would be.
    "In any event, our imaginations were fired up and the overall mood
was very good -- and I decided to knock off the last three of the formal
OOB experiments before boredom was once more reached. In a few days
time, the OOB experiments were completed."--Ingo Swann
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 26

Wednesday, 01 c. March 1972
Jim Dincalci consults with Otto Roos, one of the senior technical
Scientologists on board the Apollo, about LRH's "mysterious illness."
Roos ventures the view that the problem stems from some incident which
has not been properly audited. The only way to find it is to comb
through all the folders in which Ron's auditing sessions were recorded.
LRH ostensibly gives his approval to this course of action, adding a
note to Otto Roos: "I'm delighted that somebody is finally going to take
responsibility for my auditing."
OUTPOINTS: INCORRECTLY INCLUDED TIME: The estimated time of LRH's
"mysterious illness" that has prompted a review of his folders, as best
as can be determined by Miller's vague language, is toward the end of
January. But this alleged event of Dincalci approaching Roos must have
happened around this early part of March, because Miller claims that
Otto Roos is still "poring over LRH's folders" at a time described as
"towards the end of March" [see entry for 25 c. March 1972].
SOURCE: Russell Miller, book: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 18

Wednesday, 01 March 1972
LRH gives the first two of 12 Esto Series taped lectures. He gives
several lectures daily, ending on Monday, 6 March 1972 [see].
OUTPOINTS: CONTRARY FACTS: According to Jim Dincalci's testimony for
"Bare Faced Messiah," LRH is supposedly virtually incapacitated with a
"mysterious illness" that has a "bewildering combination of symptoms"
around this time.
SOURCE: Tape Master List

Wednesday, 01 March 1972
Russell Targ, Charles T. Tart, and David Hart release a proposal entitle
"RESEARCH ON TECHNIQUES TO ENHANCE EXTRA SENSORY PERCEPTION."
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 53

Monday, 06 March 1972
LRH gives the last two of 12 Esto Series taped lectures.
SOURCE: Tape Master List

Wednesday, 08 March 1972
An annual report for HASI, Inc. is notarized, which is apparently for
fiscal year ending 30 April 1972 (the last numeral of the year is not
clearly legible). Copyrights are listed under "Intangible Assets,
Goodwill," valued at $7,463.00. Signatories appear to be James Mulligan
as Vice President and a Secretary whose name is illegible, but appears
to be Joel Kreiner.
SOURCE: Microfiche record from Arizona Corporations Commission

Monday, 20 c. March 1972
Ingo Swann is again visiting Cleve Backster's lab near Times Square [in
New York]. Backster (who is described by Swann as having a network of
law enforcement and CIA connections) reportedly pulls some papers from
one of his file cabinets and hands them to Swann:
    "'Hal Puthoff,' he said, 'is a physicist out in California. He is
very interested in tachyons, particles which go faster than the speed of
light. You should be in touch with him about this.'
    I was scanning the papers when Cleve said: 'He has a very
prestigious reputation. You two might get along. He's into Scientology,
too.'"--Ingo Swann
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 27

Wednesday, 22 March 1972
Janet Mitchell writes regarding out-of-body brightness comparison
experiments with Ingo Swann:
    "Ingo was doing the brightness comparator test with Dr. Silfen
today. He enjoys this test and also working with her. In the beginning
he was missing the comparison by one trial [i.e., seeing the last trial,
not the present one. This is called 'displacement' in parapsychology
lingo.] He came up with a possible solution to this missing pattern. It
seemed that the air ionized around the target, which is phosphorus. When
Ingo stayed back behind Dr. Silfen (his point of view in space, that
is), he saw the ionization which had a time lag and this possibly
accounted for the one trial off misses.
    "When he moved in real close (within a half inch of the target), he
could make the discrimination better and the ionization did not
interfere. Silfen asked him to position himself [i.e., to position the
center of clairvoyant perception] on the border between the inner and
outer circle. It looks as if position has everything to do with accuracy
on this particular test.
    "It is not a problem of seeing too little, as we thought before,
but SEEING TOO MUCH. It may be possible that he can see all the waves in
the atmosphere from infrared to ultraviolet."
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 29

Saturday, 25 c. March 1972
"Towards the end of March," while Otto Roos is still poring over LRH's
folders, a messenger arrives at his cabin saying that the Commodore
wants to see all the folders. Roos tells the messenger it is out of the
question. A few minutes later, the door bursts open and two hefty
members of the crew barge in, pick up the filing cabinets and stagger
out with them.
OUTPOINTS: INCORRECTLY INCLUDED TIME: The estimated time of LRH's
"mysterious illness" that has prompted a review of his folders, as best
as can be determined by Miller's vague language, is toward the end of
January. But Otto Roos is still "poring over LRH's folders" at a time
described as "towards the end of March." (P.S.: Just for fun, I'd like
to see two guys carrying full file cabinets. Chortle.)
SOURCE: Russell Miller, book: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 18

Saturday, 25 c. March 1972
The Apollo is docked in Tangier, Morocco, and Mary Sue is busy
supervising the decoration and furnishing of a split-level modern house,
the Villa Laura, on a hillside in the suburbs of Tangier. The Hubbards
plan to move ashore while the ship is put into dry dock for a re-fit
SOURCE: Russell Miller, book: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 18

Monday, 27 c. March 1972
"Two days passed" [see 25 c. March 1972 entry] before a messenger tells
Roos he is wanted by the Commodore. Ostensibly, when Roos enters LRH's
office, LRH leaps up from his desk with a roar and strikes at Roos with
his fist, following up with a kick. He is shouting something about
"discreditable reads." Mary Sue is reportedly sitting in the office with
a long face watching what is going on. When LRH calms down, he turns to
her and asks her, "as his auditor," if he has ever had "discreditable
reads." "No sir," she allegedly says, "you never had such reads." Roos
can see folders scattered across LRH's desk, open at the pages where he
[Roos] had noted the "reads" that Mary Sue denied existed. Roos says
nothing. Hubbard paces the room, fretting that Roos has "undoubtedly
told this all over the ship" and that everyone was talking and laughing
about it. In fact, Roos has informed no one, but he is allegedly put
under "cabin arrest.'" After he has been dismissed, Mary Sue keeps
running down to his cabin with different folders, trying to explain away
the "discreditable reads." He has been using outdated technology, she
says, and "should have known about it." Later, Diana Hubbard also stops
by, pushes open Roos's door, screams, "I hate you! I hate you!" and
stalks off.
SOURCE: Russell Miller, book: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 18

Thursday, 30 March 1972
LRH gives the first of the "SO XDN" series--"Expanded Dianetics." It is
identified on the Tape Master List with the Lecture Code, "SO XDN-1."
SOURCE: Tape Master List

Thursday, 30 March 1972
Ingo Swann writes to Hal Puthoff. After saying that Cleve Backster has
suggested for Swann to contact Puthoff, Swann says:
    "I have been working for several months now in two directions,
firstly at the American Society for Psychical Research on trying to
increase visual capacity by extrasensory modes, and secondly at City
College with Dr. Gertrude Schmeidler on certain psychotronic and
psychokinetic effects.
    ". . . In the case of paranormal perceptions I have already decided
that indeed a field of vision exterior to sensory data inputs exists,
but the fields of viewpoint and dimensions are cluttered with perceptic
overloads and packed with black particles which seem to be, surprisingly,
the physical universe itself.
    "The problem is to differentiate between particles and certain
wavelengths without the use of the eyes, at which time certain
perceptual effects did begin to take place.
    "There are, however, considerable variables yet to be considered,
and I wanted to sound you out as to your having an interest in
discussing these possibilities." [NOTE: It is also around this same date
that Swann says that he has several phone conversations over several
days with Hal Puthoff, who suggests that Swann come out to Stanford
Research Institute (SRI)--where Puthoff is--for a couple of weeks to do
some experiments.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 28

Tuesday, 04 April 1972
Ingo Swann receives word that an independent judge, blind to the fact
that she was judging an experiment in out-of-body (OOB) perceptions, had
correctly matched all eight of the former "picture drawing" trials--a
100 per cent match between the OOB drawings and the contents of the
target trays. New York city.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 30

Friday, 07 April 1972
LRH gives three taped lectures, all part of the "SO XDN" series. The
last one is called "Illness Breakthrough." It is identified on the Tape
Master List with the Lecture Code, "SO XDN-4." This is the last known
recorded lecture ever made by L. Ron Hubbard.
SOURCE: Tape Master List

Monday, 10 April 1972
Robert L. Vesco makes a secret $200,000 contribution to Richard Nixon's
re-election campaign.
SOURCE: Encyclopedia Britannica Book of the Year World Chronology,
1965-1983

Saturday, 15 c. April 1972
Physicist Dr. Russel Targ meets with CIA personnel from the Office of
Strategic Intelligence (OSI) and discusses the subject of paranormal
abilities. Targ reveals that he has contacts with people who purport to
have seen and documented some Soviet investigations of psychokinesis.
Films of Soviets moving inanimate objects by "mental powers" are made
available to analysts from OSI. They, in turn, contact personnel from
the CIA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) and Office of
Technical Services (OTS). An ORD Project Officer then visits Targ who
has recently joined the Stanford Research Institute (SRI). Targ proposes
that some psychokinetic verification investigations could be done at SRI
in conjunction with Hal Puthoff.
SOURCE: Report, "Parapsychology in Intelligence: A Personal Review and
Conclusions," by Dr. Kenneth A. Kress, a CIA paranormal expert. (NOTE:
This report appeared in the Winter 1977 issue of "Studies in
Intelligence," the CIA's classified internal publication. The report was
released to the public in 1996.)

Thursday, 20 c. April 1972
CIA Office of Strategic Intelligence (OSI) personnel who have been
briefed by Russell Targ contact other CIA personnel in the Office of
Research and Development (ORD) and in the Office of Technical Services
(OTS) regarding films and reports of Soviet investigations into
psychokinesis.
SOURCE: A report, "Parapsychology in Intelligence: A Personal Review and
Conclusions," by Dr. Kenneth A. Kress; appeared in the Winter 1977 issue
of Studies in Intelligence, the CIA's classified internal publication;
report released to the public in 1996

Wednesday, 26 April 1972
Howard D. Jones, the local American consul general, sends a cable to
Washington [who in Washington?]: "Little is known of the operations of
Operation and Transport Company here, and its officers are elusive about
what it does. However, we presume that the Scientologists aboard the
Apollo and in Tangier do whatever it is that Scientologists do
elsewhere. There have been rumours in town that Apollo is involved in
drug or white slave traffic. However, we doubt these reports... . The
stories about white slave traffic undoubtedly stem from the fact that
included among the crew of the Apollo are a large number of strikingly
beautiful young ladies. However, we are skeptical that a vessel that
stands out like a sore thumb, in which considerable interest is bound to
be generated, and with a crew numbering in hundreds, would be a
reasonable vehicle for smuggling or white slaving."
OUTPOINTS: ADDED INAPPLICABLE ORIGINATION: Why is Jones sending this
cable "to Washington?" The language of the cable sounds very much like
it is a reply to a query that has sent to Jones. Although we have no
record of such a query, it has been widely documented elsewhere that
consular positions have been used by American intelligence agencies as
covers for intelligence-gathering ops.
SOURCE: Russell Miller, book: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 18

Wednesday, 26 April 1972
A reception attended by over 300 people is held honoring Ingo Swann at
the American Society for Psychical Research (ASPR) in New York.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 31

Monday, 01 c. May 1972
Michael Meisner resumes his duties as a course supervisor and an auditor
at the Urbana franchise.
SOURCE: Stipulation of Evidence, U.S. District Court for Washington,
D.C., Criminal #78-401, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VS. MARY SUE HUBBARD,
et. al.

Monday, 01 c. May c. 1972
Russell Targ has joined the Stanford Research Institute, and is visited
by a CIA Office of Research and Development (ORD) Project Officer. Targ
proposes that some psychokinetic verification investigations can be done
at SRI in conjunction with Hal Puthoff.
SOURCE: A report, "Parapsychology in Intelligence: A Personal Review and
Conclusions," by Dr. Kenneth A. Kress; appeared in the Winter 1977 issue
of Studies in Intelligence, the CIA's classified internal publication;
report released to the public in 1996

Wednesday, 03 May 1972
Ingo Swann performs an experiment at the American Society for Psychical
Research (ASPR) that indicates an ability to actually probe the mind of
another--in this case, one of the experimenters acting as a "beacon."
Swann's own account, including in it the actual record of the
experiment, follow:
    "I enter the full text of this experiment into this permanent
record, because of a highly unusual aspect--one which scared the bejesus
out of the experimenters, and parapsychology as well.
    "2:25 P.M. Well, I'm having a little difficulty, but I suppose they
are in some sort of a dark corridor. I can see a lighted hall at the
other end, maybe in one of those rooms where they have those glassed-in
exhibits, but I can't be sure. That's all. Did you get that? [I asked
Janet through the intercom.] I now seem to be over a banister of some
sort, a railing. Yes, a wide wooden railing. They seem to be moving now.
    "FEEDBACK. The two beacons were late at getting to their first
pre-selected site and were still in a corridor at 2:25 P.M. They then
emerged into a large room with glassed-in exhibits protected by large
wooden railings. They quickly proceeded to the next location in order to
make up for the lost time.
    "2:31 P.M. Well, again I am uncertain. It doesn't seem--it doesn't
appear that they've moved too far from where they were before, but if I
position myself in back of where I think they are standing, they seem to
be standing in front of a large window of some sort. I don't [pause]
have the clarity [pause]. (NOTE: The last pause was a rather long one,
and Janet noted that I picked up the verbalizing at 2:35 P.M. and which
was out of order according to the established, pre-timed schedule.)
    "2:35 P.M. They now seem to be moving. I think they must have moved
towards the right from where they were standing. I seem to feel that
they are trying to decide which way to go next. There's a choice of
corridors there or directions.
    "FEEDBACK: Haraldsson and Vera had gone to the Museum a week
earlier to plot out their locations in the Museum, and the routes to get
quickly from one to another. During the intervening week, the Museum had
thrown up alternate wooden corridors and blocked off others because of
renovations which had gotten underway after the two beacons had planned
their routes, and of which the two were unaware. At this point, they
were LOST and didn't know how to get to their next location. The Museum
is very big. Thus, they were confused as to which way to go next.
"2:37 P.M. At this point I see that they are passing some cages
or--not cages but shelves or displays which have glass fronts to them,
where I can't quite discern what is in the glass case. Yes, I sort of
got the feeling that they have stopped. Well, as usual in situations
like this where there is so much in the environment, it is very hard for
me to specify any thing. I can't see anything that I could specify
except glass. They just moved location somehow.
    "FEEDBACK: The two beacons were again in a construction zone, a
room of glassed-in exhibits, but most of the exhibits had been taken
away leaving empty glass cases.
    "2:43 P.M. I get the impression, and this is an impression, that
they are not as cool and collected as they might be. Well, I can see a
corridor and stairs, but I can't quite seem to correlate how close they
are to it. That's what I can't figure out. I can't quite locate them.
Well, it's almost as if there were some confusion around which makes me
withdraw from them. I'm not quite certain what it is. I'm afraid that's
going to be it [for this session.]
    "FEEDBACK: The two beacons were lost again because of the
construction work. At this point they encountered a set of stairs but
which were roped off. For a few moments they split up and went in
different directions to find their way. They were confused, and I was
picking up the confusion.
    "Dr. Osis waited with Janet and my humble self until the two
beacons returned. We felt I hadn't done well regarding my remote viewing
perceptions. I was quiet, trying to figure out why I had experienced so
many confusions during the experiment.
    "Then I got it. "Ah ha, I have a feeling they got lost at least
TWICE. Osis didn't see how that could be since they had planned their
route a week earlier. But I had faith in my perceptions. When the two
out-bound beacons came in-bound into Janet's office, I spurted out: "You
got lost, didn't you? That's why you were confused."
    "Yes! They had gotten lost because of the unexpected construction
work. Vera seemed pleased that I had detected this. But Haraldsson's
face had turned somewhat pale. "Does this mean you can READ OUR MINDS,
TOO?" he asked.
    "And here I had inadvertently tripped across the most feared of the
hidden wires in parapsychology research--MIND PROBING. I hadn't done
anything of the kind, of course. I did NOT say in my responses that I
was telepathically probing their minds, just that they were confused
about which way to go next." --Ingo Swann
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 32

Wednesday, 17 c. May 1972
Ingo Swann receives word that the publishing committee of the American
Society for Psychical Research (ASPR) [New York] has refused to publish
the results of the OOB drawings experiments. The reason given was that
the OOB experiments were so good that there "must be something wrong
with them." It should be noted that one of the authors of the papers
that were suppressed, Dr. Karlis Osis, "was a member in good standing of
the American Psychological Association, the Eastern Psychological
Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a
Fellow for the Scientific Study of Religion, and was on the Board of the
Academy of Religion and Psychical Research."
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 30

Friday, 19 May 1972
President Richard M. Nixon writes the following in a letter to Henry
Kissinger and Alexander Haig:
    "The performance in the psychological warfare field is nothing
short of disgraceful. The mountain has labored for seven weeks and when
it finally produced, it produced not much more than a mouse. Or to put
it more honestly, it produced a rat.
    "We finally have a program now under way but it totally lacks
imagination and I have no confidence whatever that the bureaucracy will
carry it out. I do not simply blame (Richard) Helms and the CIA. After
all, they do not support my policies because they basically are for the
most part Ivy League and Georgetown society oriented." --Richard Nixon,
excerpted from a letter to Henry Kissinger and Alexander Haig.
SOURCE: Nixon letter, as posted on a web site:
http://www.greenberet.com/bearpit/BulletBored/nixon_kissngr.html

Monday, 29 May 1972
Ingo Swann is told by Dr. Osis that there are to be no more remote
viewing experiments at the ASPR. Swann is furious, and leaves ASPR after
a heated argument. Swann calls Hal Puthoff at SRI and offers to come
out. Puthoff says that if Swann can muster up the air fare, "SRI" will
reimburse Swann. Swann agrees. (In Swann's book he says: "NOTE. It took
SRI, with its millions or more of dollars, SIX MONTHS to reimburse me.")
See OUTPOINTS, below.
OUTPOINTS: CONTRARY FACTS: Elsewhere in Swann's book, he gives a very
confused accounting of funding at SRI, first saying that, in 1972, the
government was funding SRI to the tune of around $70 million annually,
but also claiming that all research scientists at SRI had to provide
their own funding. Here, Puthoff is promising Swann that "SRI"--not
Puthoff--will reimburse the air fare expense, and Swann is also
complaining that "SRI" took six months to pay him back.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 32

Sunday, 04 June 1972
Ingo Swann departs New York by plane for San Francisco, where he is met
by Hal Puthoff and taken to Puthoff's offices at SRI.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 33

Tuesday, 06 June 1972
Ingo Swann mentally affects a supercooled magnetometer encased in solid
concrete five feet beneath the foundation of the Varian Hall of Physics,
Stanford University, witnessed by Dr. Arthur Hebbard, Dr. Marshal Lee,
and six "doctoral candidates"--allegedly students of Hebbard.
OUTPOINTS: CONTRARY FACTS, INCORRECTLY INCLUDED "DOCTORAL CANDIDATES."
If later, documented experiments along the same line are any indication,
it is a near certainty that the "doctoral candidates" are actually CIA
and/or DIA men sent to witness this experiment.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann on-line book: "Remote Viewing, The Real Story" at
http://www.biomindsuperpowers.com/Pages/RealStoryMain.html

Wednesday, 07 June 1972
Willis Harmon meets Ingo Swann at Hal Puthoff's office at SRI, and take
Swann to a meeting where there are 16 people at a conference table.
Harmon is the Director of his own Educational Policy Research Center at
SRI, which is a center for "Futurology." At the time, futurology
constitutes one of the most important and biggest efforts in the world,
and Harmon is well connected in Washington, D.C., with offices there.
Harmon explains to Swann at the meeting that part of their ongoing
project is to see if parapsychology and/or psychic abilities can or
should be factored into "future scenarios." Harmon explains that all is
known about the problems that Swann has had at the American Society for
Psychical Research (ASPR), and that their attempt to expel Swann "gives
you more credentials than you realize, and also makes it easier for
various people."
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 38

Friday, 09 June 1972
On Ingo Swann's last day at SRI, he and Hal Puthoff spend several hours
working on a restructuring of parapsychological research in order to, as
Swann puts it, "cast the phenomena into a scenario of physics, rather
than into the familiar psychological one," including the use of new
terminology. Puthoff has been thinking of the term "psychoenergetics."
The work together to create what Swann describes as a "box-and-flow"
chart made up of six standard paper pages taped together. [NOTE: Swann
claims that his archive copy of "this restructuring," among other
records and items of his, is stolen during his stay at SRI in 1973. See
entry for 1 c. July c. 1973.]
OUTPOINTS: OMITTED REFERENCE: Both Swann and Puthoff, by their own
claims, have been in Scientology for about 5-to-7 years at this point.
It is impossible that they are not both familiar with Scientology's
7-division "org board" technology, used and displayed prominently in
Scietology organizations. It is nearly impossible that they do not apply
this to the "restructuring" Swann claims on this date, yet he carefully
avoids calling this an "org board," and calls it a "box-and-flow chart."
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 42

Saturday, 10 June 1972
Ingo Swann leaves SRI and returns to New York.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 39

Monday, 12 June 1972
Ingo Swann has resolved to exit paranormal research altogether, but is
persuaded by offers of more money to return to the American Society for
Psychical Research (ASPR) for further research and experiments.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 43

Saturday, 17 June 1972
The Democratic Party headquarters in the Watergate complex is broken
into.
SOURCE: Book: "Richard M. Nixon--Again;" on the web at
http://www.us-history.com/chap_9.html

Sunday, 18 June 1972
Ingo Swann goes to the annual retreat of Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship
held at the Carleton College Campus, Northfield, Minnesota, to give
lectures. The event goes through 23 June 1972.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 49

Friday, 23 June 1972
President Richard Nixon has three conversations in the Oval
Office--which are secretly recorded--in which he orders an end to the
FBI investigation of the Watergate break-in.
SOURCE: Encyclopedia Britannica Book of the Year World Chronology,
1965-1983

Saturday, 24 c. June 1972
Ingo Swann goes to Washington D.C. to discuss his experiments with "a
variety of officials." Quoting from Swann's book, he says: "...[W]hen in
1972 I first went to Washington to discuss psi phenomena with a variety
of officials, I cast the problems of psi in terms of universal human
consciousness--not in terms of parapsychology and past out-dated
psychological mindsets."--Ingo Swann [NOTE: Date is estimated, as only
the year is given in the quote. But Swann says elsewhere in his book
that he arrived in Washington, D.C. around this date, although he
alleges then that he was there "to do book research" at the Library of
Congress. See other entry for 24 c. June 1972.]
OUTPOINTS: OMITTED DATE, CONTRARY FACTS: Swann's only other mention of a
trip to D.C. in 1972 puts him there around this date, 24 June 1972. But
in that account, Swann claims he was there "to do book research."
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 4

Saturday, 24 c. June 1972
Ingo Swann arrives in Washington, D.C., ostensibly to "do book research
at the Library of Congress." Swann says that while at the Library of
Congress, he is offered the opportunity to go into "the stacks," which
he believed on members of Congress or their aides could enter. He is
told, "Someone has spoken on your behalf." He isn't told who. NOTE: Date
is reckoned from Swann's lectures in Minnesota [see entry for 18 June
1972], as he states that he travelled directly from there to Washington,
D.C.
OUTPOINTS: CONTRARY FACTS: It is likely that Swann is actually in D.C.
discussing psi phenomena with "a variety of officials" See other entry
for this date, 24 c. June 1972
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 50

Tuesday, 27 June 1972
Hal Puthoff writes a letter to CIA Office of Strategic Intelligence
(OSI) analyst K. Green, advising him of the results of Ingo Swann's test
experiment with the magnetometer at Stanford [see entry for 6 June
1972]. There are also, reportedly, subsequent conversations between
Puthoff and CIA personnel from Office of Technical Services (OTS) and
Office of Research and Development (ORD) regarding this event. [NOTE:
This just "happens" to occur while Ingo Swann is in Washington, D.C.,
ostensibly to do "book research." See two entries for 24 c. June 1972.]
SOURCE: A report, "Parapsychology in Intelligence: A Personal Review and
Conclusions," by Dr. Kenneth A. Kress; appeared in the Winter 1977 issue
of Studies in Intelligence, the CIA's classified internal publication;
report released to the public in 1996

Friday, 30 June 1972
Hal Puthoff sends the following letter to Dr. Gertrude Schneidler in New
York:
    "To introduce myself, I am a physicist at SRI working primarily in
the area of lasers and quantum physics. I also have obtained a contract
to investigate the primary perception hypothesis of Cleve Backster
(sponsored by Wm. Church, Scientific Unlimited Research Foundation of
San Antonio, Texas) from a quantum physics viewpoint, so you can see my
physics is broad by my definition.
    "As you probably know, I recently had the pleasure of hosting Ingo
Swann's visit to the West Coast. I had earlier heard of the very
impressive work you had done with him (from Ingo himself), so that's why
I invited him out. As part of my work to determine the nature of the
communication link in this general area I wanted to test Ingo out on
some equipment which I know to be very well shielded against ordinary
electromagnetic signals.
    "Enclosed is a writeup of the experiment. Basically, it would
appear that Ingo manipulated magnetic fields inside of a
superconductive-shielded magnetometer device which is known to be
extremely well-shielded. As a physicist I am cautious enough to consider
this an observation rather than an experiment, since we did not test for
direct control of the recording equipment, etc. However, the
demonstration was impressive enough for me and my colleagues that
further experimentation in this area is planned, and I personally
consider that Ingo did in fact produce an amazing result, and there is a
lot of agreement on this from other observers who signed the data sheet
on this basis.
    "Should you visit the West Coast, I hope that you would get in
touch with me and we could trade some shop talk on that and other
items."
    On the copy of the letter and report that Puthoff sent to Swann,
Puthoff wrote: "Ingo--spreading the word. 10 copies went out today
alone--and many agencies are interested."
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 44

Saturday, 01 c. July 1972
A Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report entitled "Controlled
Offensive Behavior--USSR" is published. In part, it states:
    "The Soviet Union is well aware of the benefits and applications of
parapsychology research. The term parapsychology denotes [in the Soviet
Union] a multi-disciplinary field consisting of the sciences of bionics,
biophysics, psychophysics, psychology, physiology and neuropsychology.
    "Many scientist, U.S. and Soviet, feel that parapsychology can be
harnessed to create conditions where one can alter or manipulate the
minds of others. The major impetus behind the Soviet drive to harness
the possible capabilities of telepathic communication, telekinetic and
bionics are said to come from the Soviet military and the KGB [Committee
of State Security; Secret Police]."
    "...Soviet knowledge in this field is superior to that of the U.S.
    "...The potential applications of focusing mental influences on an
enemy through hypnotic telepathy have surely occurred to the Soviets...
Control and manipulation of the human consciousness must be considered
a primary goal."
    "...Soviet efforts in the field of psi research, sooner or later,
might enable them to do some of the following: (a) Know the contents of
top secret US documents, the movements of our troops and ships and the
location and nature of our military installations (b) Mould the thoughts
of key US military and civilian leaders at a distance (c) Cause the
instant death of any US official at a distance (d) Disable, at a
distance, US military equipment of all types, including spacecraft."
SOURCE: PDF file of the formerly-classified DIA report itself:
"Controlled Offensive Behavior--USSR" by John D. LaMothe, Captain,
Medical Services Corps; DIA Task Number T72-01-14--.posted on internet;
Also quoted in "Amplified Mind Power Research In The Former Soviet
Union," by Martin Ebon

Monday, 10 July 1972
Ingo Swann is invited to have dinner with Ruth Hagy Brod and Al Brod.,
who "have just returned from Washington, D.C." where they have attended
a function "having to do with Richard M. Nixon." At dinner, Ruth begins
to reveal the purpose of having Swann over. Swann describes the event:
    "Ruth said: 'There's some behind the scenes talk going on down
there--and it involves YOU.'
    "I stared blankly at her.
    "'We were asked, unofficially of course, for our opinions of you.'
    "I thought they were joking, so I replied: 'Well, Al, I trust you
didn't tell them I'm a chicken shit who dresses up in your old Army
gear.'
    "Al said quite seriously, and Al is really SERIOUS, 'Don't be
surprised if you are asked back to Stanford.'
    "'Will you please explain this to me? Who is interested?'
    "Ruth started to reply. 'Powerful people...', but Al shushed her.
    "'Can't say more,' Al said. 'Don't tell anyone of this, but we
thought you'd like to know.'
    "...They watched my face as I got the implications of their power
connections together with what they had said earlier. They were not
joking.
    Even though I was sweating, I shuddered. I was afraid.
    "I suddenly knew what the covert purpose of the aspic dinner was.
Some one had asked them to feel me out--without putting any direct
questions--well, not TOO direct anyway.
    "Ah, yes, this is how sensitive business is done--Lord knows that
I'd seen this kind of thing in the U.N., and elsewhere. Decisions are
made without putting anything into print, sometimes not even into
words." --Ingo Swann
OUTPOINTS: OMITTED DATA, CONTRARY FACTS: Swann mentions that the Brods
have just returned from Washington, D.C., but makes no mention here of
the fact that he, Swann, was ALSO in Washington, D.C. as recently as 24
June 1972 [see]--only a few weeks prior--for an unspecified length of
time. It is likely that he was in D.C. discussing psi phenomena with "a
variety of officials," although he elsewhere claims that he was in D.C.
to "do book research." It is extremely disingenuous for him to be
feigning fear and naivete in this meeting with the Brods.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 45

Monday, 10 July 1972
The CIA's favorite club-footed sadist, Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, head of
CIA's Technical Services Staff (TSS), brings an end to the CIA's
mind-control research project,, MKSEARCH [formerly named MKULTRA, begun
on 13 April 1953--see.]. He writes this epitaph for the program:
"As a final commentary, I would like to point out that, by means of
Project MKSEARCH, the Clandestine Service has been able to maintain
contact with the leading edge of developments in the field of biological
and chemical control of human behavior. It has become increasingly
obvious over the last several years that this general area had less and
less relevance to current clandestine operations. The reasons for this
are many and complex, but two of them are perhaps worth mentioning
briefly. On the scientific side, it has become very clear that these
materials and techniques are too unpredictable in their effect on
individual human beings, under specific circumstances, to be
operationally useful. Our operations officers, particularly the emerging
group of new senior operations officers, have shown a discerning and
perhaps commendable distaste for utilizing these materials and
techniques. They seem to realize that, in addition to moral and ethical
considerations, the extreme sensitivity and security constraints of such
operations effectively rule them out." CITE: CIA document: "Termination
of MKSEARCH." [NOTE: MKSEARCH is the current name of the decades-long
CIA project known as MKULTRA, begun on 13 April 1953--see. The name was
changed on 1 June 1964--see.]
SOURCE: Book: "The Search for the Manchurian Candidate," by John Marks,
Chapter 13; NOTE: Source CIA documents are cited in the book.

Wednesday, 26 July 1972
A report entitled "Report of an Out-of-Body Experiment Conducted at the
American Society for Psychical Research: Participants: Dr. Carole
Silfen, Janet Mitchell, Ingo Swann." The report describes an out-of-body
viewing experiment of the same day, the results of which are highly
suggestive that a point of perception exterior to the body is able to
assume "at a different location the functions performed by the visual
system and the brain in the body." This is the first such experiment
that verifies the capability of such remote points of view.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 47

Tuesday, 01 c. August 1972
Michael Meisner assumes the position of Executive Director of the Urbana
franchise.
SOURCE: Stipulation of Evidence, U.S. District Court for Washington,
D.C., Criminal #78-401, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VS. MARY SUE HUBBARD,
et. al.

Tuesday, 01 c. August c. 1972
A colonel in Rabat, Morocco, makes friends with Amos Jessup and Peter
Warren, who demonstrate the E-meter to him. "He was properly amazed by
it," said Jessup, "and arranged for us to give a presentation to a
general who was said to be a friend of the Minister of Defence [Muhammad
Oufkir] and the right hand man of the King [Hassan II]. We were taken to
this gigantic, luxurious house, where we did a few drills. The general
said he was very interested and would get back to us. We waited in a
little apartment in Rabat the Sea Org had rented to us, but didn't hear
anything so went back to the ship. Shortly afterwards, the general led
an unsuccessful coup and committed suicide. We realized then that he
wouldn't have passed word about the E-meter to the King." (NOTE: Date is
estimated based on surrounding events. See entries for 16, 17, and 18
August 1972 re: attempted coup.)
SOURCE: Russell Miller, book: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 18

Tuesday, 01 c. August 1972
Another OTC mission is having success with the Moroccan secret police,
and starts a training course for senior policemen and intelligence
agents, showing them how to use the E-meter to detect political
subversives. NOTE: Date can only be estimated from surrounding events.
OUTPOINTS: ADDED INAPPLICABLE INTELLIGENCE AGENTS: What? What! LRH is
allowing Sea Org staff to be training intelligence agents and "secret
police?" When pigs go OT.
SOURCE: Russell Miller, book: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 18

Monday, 07 August 1972
Ingo Swann flies back to San Francisco and is met by Hal Puthoff.
Puthoff gives Swann an envelope containing the reimbursement for the
first trip, and a copy of their three-week schedule. They are to have a
one-week informal period, and then a two-week formal set-up. The latter
two-week segment will be attended by "two East Coast scientists who
would observe some of the experiments."
    Swann says, "CIA, right?"
    Puthoff's eyes widen. "East Coast scientists!" he responds.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 53

Friday, 11 c. August 1972
Ingo Swann flies to Los Angeles for the weekend with Dr. Shafica
Karagula and her associate. No reason is given.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 53

Monday, 14 August 1972
Swann is back at SRI to begin the two-week formal experiments in the
company of the "two East Coast scientists" (CIA). The schedule is
reproduced below:
SCHEDULE: PUTHOFF/SWANN
(on SRI letterhead)
AUGUST 14 AUGUST 21
Discussion am Boxes am; Visual research am Helium pm; Velikovsky lecture
pm Visual research pm
AUGUST 15 AUGUST 22
EEG am Discussion v/r am; Magnetometer pm Visual research pm; Discussion
pm Boxes pm
AUGUST 16 AUGUST 23
Probing helium am Discussion am; Visual research am Boxes am; Visual
research am Conference lunch; Targ/Hurt machine pm Photomultiplier pm;
Magnetometer pm Physical research pm
AUGUST 17 AUGUST 24
EEG am EEG-Thermister am; Probing helium pm Conference am; Probing
helium pm Physical research pm; EEG pm
AUGUST 18 AUGUST 25
Discussion am Physical research am; Boxes am Helium pm; Probing nitrogen
am Final conference pm; EEG am
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 53

Tuesday, 15 c. August c. 1972
The Apollo sails for Lisbon for her re-fit, and Mary Sue and Ron move
into the Villa Laura in Tangier. (NOTE: Date is estimate only, based on
surrounding events.)
SOURCE: Russell Miller, book: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 18

Tuesday, 15c. August 1972
Ingo Swann identifies an object that had been placed inside a box by the
"two East Coast scientists" (CIA) visiting SRI. He describes it as
seeming like a brown leaf clinging to the inside of the top of the box,
but which seems to be alive. The object they have placed in the box is a
brown moth that resembles a leaf when its wings are closed. When the box
is opened, the moth is found to be clinging to the inside top of the
box. The work is interrupted. Hal Puthoff and the "scientists" have a
private discussion, and Swann is asked if he will complete the necessary
forms for a security clearance. He agrees to do it once he gets back to
New York "where his papers are."
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 53

Tuesday, 15 c. August 1972
Quoted from the source document:
"[A]n OTS [Office of Technical Services, CIA--see OUTPOINTS, below]
project officer contracted [Hal Puthoff] for a demonstration with the
previously mentioned man [Ingo Swann] for a few days in August, 1972.
During this demonstration, the subject was asked to describe objects
hidden out of sight by the CIA personnel. The subject did well. The
descriptions were so startlingly accurate that the OTS and ORD [Office
of Research and Development] representatives suggested that the work be
continued and expanded. The same Director of OTS [unnamed in source--see
OUTPOINTS, below] reviewed the data, approved another $2,500 work order,
and encouraged the development of a more complete research plan." [NOTE:
See other entry this date for Swann's account of this event.]
OUTPOINTS: CONTRARY FACTS, OMITTED NAME: First, there is no "Office of
Technical Services" in the CIA on this date; it is probably being called
the "Technical Services Division (TSD)" at the time, formerly known as
"Technical Services Staff (TSS)," which is headed by Dr. Sidney
Gottlieb, notorious head of the CIA's decades-long mind-control
drug/hypnosis/torture ring called MKULTRA/MKSEARCH. It is clear that the
shuffling of the name of this section of CIA around this time is part of
the endless disinformation campaign to confuse and baffle. The name of
this section of the CIA doesn't change to Office of Technical Services
(OTS) until 1 c. November 1972 [see], at the same time that Gottlieb
leaves. But it is virtually certain that Gottlieb is the unnamed
"Director of OTS" mentioned by Kress.
SOURCE: A report, "Parapsychology in Intelligence: A Personal Review and
Conclusions," by Dr. Kenneth A. Kress; appeared in the Winter 1977 issue
of Studies in Intelligence, the CIA's classified internal publication;
report released to the public in 1996

Wednesday, 16 August 1972
King Hassan II of Morocco narrowly escapes assassination when Moroccan
Air Force jets strafe the plane in which he is returning to Rabat from
France.
OUTPOINTS: OMITTED DATA: Why is Hassan in France? Could this trip be
tied in to the fact that rumor of an indictment against LRH in Paris
comes only about three-and-a-half months later [see entry for 01 c.
December 1972].
SOURCE: Britannica Book of the Year, Chronology of Major Events, 1972

Thursday, 17 August 1972
Muhammad Oufkir, Defense Minister for Morocco, commits suicide after a
failed assassination attempt against King Hussan II.
SOURCE: Britannica Book of the Year, Chronology of Major Events, 1972

Friday, 18 August 1972
A Moroccan spokesman announces that Defense Minister Muhammad Oufkir
(whose suicide has been announced the day before), has been implicated
in the assassination plot against King Hassan.
SOURCE: Britannica Book of the Year, Chronology of Major Events, 1972

Saturday, 26 August 1972
Ingo Swann returns from SRI to New York. He prepares the application for
security clearance, as requested by the two CIA officials at SRI, and
sends it off to Hal Puthoff.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 53

Saturday, 02 September 1972
Mary Sue ostensibly orchestrates a campaign to "handle Nibs" [L. Ron
Hubbard, Jr.; Ronald DeWolf], instituting a search through all the Sea
Org files and instructing the Guardian's Office to do the same. She
allegedly tells an aide [Jane Kember?] that Nibs's "big button" is
money, and that it is time to start hunting through the old files to dig
up former complaints about him.
SOURCE: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 18; Letter from Mary Sue Hubbard to
Jane Kember, 2 September 1972

Friday, 15 September 1972
Ingo Swann is diagnosed with "walking pneumonia.," and ordered to bed
for ten days.
SOURCE: Ingo Swann, on-line book: "Remote Viewing--The Real Story,"
Chapter 53

Sunday, 01 October 1972
CIA Office of Technical Service Contract 8473 is dated 1 October 1972.
[NOTE: This date is a Sunday (?)] It is marked CONFIDENTIAL. According
to the referenced source--CIA official Dr. Ken Kress, who as of this
date is assigned to be the CIA Project Officer over the remote viewing
project--it is a $50,000 research contract with "the physicists at SRI"
[Hal Puthoff, Russell Targ] for an "expanded effort in parapsychology."
Note also that this contract is from the Technical Services Division
(TSD), formerly known as Technical Services Staff (TSS), also known as,
and later named as, Office of Technical Services (OTS) (see entry for 1
c. November 1972, when the name officially changes). Whatever it is
being called, it is headed by Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, who from 13 April
1953 (see) until 10 July 1972 (see) has been in charge of CIA's
mind-control project MKULTRA/MKSEARCH.]
SOURCE: A report, "Parapsychology in Intelligence: A Personal Review and
Conclusions," by Dr. Kenneth A. Kress; appeared in the Winter 1977 issue
of Studies in Intelligence, the CIA's classified internal publication;
report released to the public in 1996; also, Book, "Remote Viewers--The
Secret History," Chapter 14

Tuesday, 07 November 1972
Ronald DeWolf (a.k.a. L. Ron Hubbard, Jr., a.k.a Nibs) records a
video-taped interview with "a church official," retracting "his IRS
testimony" and all allegations he had previously made against his
father. They were made "vengefully," he explains, at a time when he was
undergoing a great deal of personal and emotional stress: "What I have
been doing is a whole lot of lying, a whole lot of damage to a lot of
people that I value highly." (NOTE: Need to find out where and when
DeWolf gave testimony to IRS.)
SOURCE: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 18

Wednesday, 15 c. November 1972
The OTC training course for Moroccan secret policeman is allegedly
breaking up in disarray under the stress of internecine intrigue between
pro-monarchy and anti-monarchy factions and the fear of what the E-meter
might reveal. "It was a crazy set up;" said Amos Jessup, "you couldn't
tell who was on which side."
OUTPOINTS: Uh-huh. Gotcha'. Yeah. Right.
SOURCE: Russell Miller, book: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 18

Monday, 20 November 1972
Richard Nixon's presidential aide Henry Kissinger is in Paris, and
starts a "new round" of private peace talks with Le Duc Tho.
SOURCE: Encyclopedia Britannica Book of the Year World Chronology,
1965-1983

Saturday, 25 November 1972
Kissenger's private peace talks end in Paris, with announcement that
they will resume on December 4
SOURCE: Encyclopedia Britannica Book of the Year World Chronology,
1965-1983

Thursday, 30 November 1972
North Vietnamese charge that the U.S. (Kissenger) has deadlocked the
Paris peace talks by demanding basic changes in the draft that had
already been agreed to in October 1972.
OUTPOINTS: CONTRARY FACTS: If this is the case, why is Kissinger really
in Paris? A peace agreement had already been announced on 26 October
1972, after Kissinger had been in Saigon for five days for peace talks.
SOURCE: Encyclopedia Britannica Book of the Year World Chronology,
1965-1983

Friday, 01 c. December 1972
Kathryn Hirsch (wife of Ira Hirsch) becomes Finance Actions Director WW
at the WorldWide headquarters of the Guardian's Offfice at St. Hill
Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex. As such she has personal contact with the
Guardian WorldWide, Jane Kember. Hirsch later becomes a key witness in
the U.S. government case against Mary Sue, Jane Kember, etc.
SOURCE: Stipulation of Evidence, U.S. District Court for Washington,
D.C., Criminal #78-401, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA VS. MARY SUE HUBBARD,
et. al.

Friday, 01 c. December 1972
Word arrives from Paris that the Church of Scientology in France is
about to be indicted for fraud. There is a suggestion that French
lawyers will be seeking LRH's extradition from Morocco to face charges
in Paris. LRH "decides it is time to go." There is a ferry leaving
Tangier for Lisbon in forty-eight hours: LRH orders everyone to be on
it, with all the OTC's movable property and every scrap of paper that
can not be shredded. For the next two days, convoys of cars, trucks and
motor-cycles can be observed, day and night, scurrying back and forth
from OTC "land bases" in Morocco to the port in Tangier.
SOURCE: Russell Miller, book: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 18

Sunday, 03 December 1972
The land-based Church of Scientology in Morocco, where LRH and much of
Flag have been land-based while the Apollo was in drydock in Lisbon, has
been unmocked. Everyone leaves on the Tangiers-to-Lisbon ferry except
for LRH. He reportedly is driven from Villa Laura to the airport, where
a direct flight is leaving for Lisbon, Portugal, that afternoon. Sea Org
personnel are waiting to meeting him in Lisbon, and they hurry him
through the airport to a waiting car which heads downtown to the Lisbon
Sheraton. Lawyers (WHO?) in Paris, Lisbon and New York are assessing the
risk of his extradition to face fraud charges in France. With LRH in the
hotel are Ken Urquhart, Jim Dincalci and Paul Preston--a former Green
Beret "recently appointed as the Commodore's bodyguard." After a few
hours there is a telephone call from the Port Captain [Gerry
Armstrong?]. As a result, when LRH puts the phone down he allegedly
says, "This is really serious. I've got to get out of here now."
Urquhart is sent out to book seats on the first available flight to the
United States (WHY?) and collect some cash. It is agreed that Preston
will travel with LRH, and Dincalci will "shadow" them so that "he can
inform the ship immediately if there are any problems." Urquhart returns
with three Lisbon-Chicago tickets on a flight leaving early next
morning. Although he has booked them through to Chicago, the flight will
stop in New York, and Urquhart suggests they get off there in case there
is a "welcoming party" waiting at Chicago's O'Hare airport (WHY WOULD
THERE BE?). He also has a briefcase stuffed with banknotes in different
currencies--escudos, marks, francs, pounds, dollars and Moroccan
dirhams, about $100,000 in total; "it was the best he could do," he
tells Ron.
SOURCE: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 18 and 19

Monday, 04 December 1972
In Lisbon, LRH boards an early morning flight for Chicago, with a
stop-over in New York. Traveling with him are Paul Preston--a former
Green Beret who is assigned as his body guard--and Jim Dincalci--former
male nurse and "Medical Officer" of the Appolo. LRH is supposedly
carrying a briefcase stuffed with banknotes in different
currencies--escudos, marks, francs, pounds, dollars and Moroccan
dirhams, about $100,000 in total. Their plan is to deplane in New York.
There, LRH is detained by Customs when the money in his briefcase is
discovered, and he is invited to step into an interview room. According
to Dincalci, he comes out about 15 minutes later "looking like a Zombie"
and "in shock." They take a taxi to a motel, and wind up staying in New
York for 10 months. (This could actually be where LRH is taken into
custody by the U.S. Government.[?])
SOURCE: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 19--Dincalci's testimony

Monday, 04 December 1972
Henry Kissinger's Paris peace talks resume.
SOURCE: Encyclopedia Britannica Book of the Year World Chronology,
1965-1983

Wednesday, 13 December 1972
Private peace talks involving Henry Kissinger in Paris end amid reports
that they have broken down over efforts to settle the postwar political
status of South Vietnam.
OUTPOINTS: CONTRARY FACTS: A peace agreement had been announced on 26
October 1972, after Kissinger had been in Saigon for five days for peace
talks.
SOURCE: Encyclopedia Britannica Book of the Year World Chronology,
1965-1983

Friday, 15 c. December 1972
LRH, Jim Dincalci, and Paul Preston move into an apartment in "The
Executive," a 15-story apartment building in Queens, New York, near
Forest Hills.
SOURCE: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 19--Dincalci's testimony

Friday, 15 c. December 1972
Quoted from source: "While Preston stayed in the apartment to look after
Hubbard, Dincalci went out every day to the United Nations building to
research international extradition laws." [NOTE: This is while George
Bush is the US Ambassador to the UN, where Ingo Swann had worked in the
mid-60s.]
SOURCE: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 19--probably from Dincalci's
testimony

Saturday, 16 December 1972
Kissenger charges that peace talks have stalled because the North
Vietnamese "reneged on earlier agreements;" the Viet Cong delegation
accuses the US [Kissenger] of "schemes to revise the contents" of the
October 1972 Peace agreement.
SOURCE: Encyclopedia Britannica Book of the Year World Chronology,
1965-1983

Wednesday, 20 c. December 1972
Quoted diirectly from the referenced source: "Swann arrived to begin his
CIA contract at Stanford Research Institute a few days before Christmas
1972."
SOURCE: Book, "Remote Viewers--The Secret History," Chapter 7

Thursday, 21 c. December 1972
Hal Puthoff and Ingo Swann just happen to "run into" Scientology O.T.
Pat Price, who is "selling Christmas trees at a lot in Mountain View."
[Puthoff is reported to "have met" Price "several years earlier" at a
lecture in Los Angeles. It should be noted that Los Angeles is the
location of Scientology's Advance Organization where the O.T. Levels are
delivered.]
OUTPOINTS: YET-ANOTHER-AMAZING-COINCIDENCE: Sidney Gottlieb, long the
head of CIA's Office of Technical Services (with its other names), and
head of Project MKULTRA, is ALSO a Christmas tree seller in California.
Now here is Pat Price, a Scientology OT, merrily selling Christmas trees
in California, TOO. And he just HAPPENS to bump into two other
Scientology OTs, who just HAPPEN to have been given a contract by
Gottlieb's office at the CIA only two months before [see entry for 1
October 1972]! Why, it IS a small world, after all!
SOURCE: Book, "Remote Viewers--The Secret History," Chapter 7

Thursday, 21 December 1972
President Richard Nixon appoints Dr. James Schlesinger as Director of
Central Intelligence, to replace Richard Helms. [NOTE: Schlesinger does
not officially take over as DCI until 2 February 1973 (see). Schlesinger
has the shortest tenure of any DCI, staying only until 9 May 1973 (see).
During his tenure, he fires more than 1,000 officers throughout the
CIA.]
SOURCE: Report "Fifteen DCIs' First 100 Days," prepared January 1993 by
the History Staff in CIA's Center for the Study of Intelligence; also,
Article: "The Department of Dirty Tricks;" by Thomas Powers; Atlantic
Monthly, August 1979; Volume 244, No. 2; pages 33-64.

Friday, 22 c. December 1972
"A few days before Christmas 1972," Dincalci returns to the apartment
and tells LRH he is in the clear; Dincalci says he has established
"beyond doubt" that the United States will not extradite its own
citizens.
SOURCE: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 19--probably from Dincalci's
testimony

Sunday, 24 c. December 1972
A message arrives from the Guardian's Office (WHO?!) in California
telling LRH he is still not safe and to stay undercover. "It was a
cheerless Christmas."
OUTPOINTS: CONTRARY FACTS, OMITTED DATA: Who sends this message, and WHY
is it not safe? Dincalci has allegedly returned from the UN just about
two days prior [see entry for 22 c. December 1972] saying that he has
established "beyond a doubt" the the US will not extradite.
SOURCE: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 19--probably from Dincalci's
testimony

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