Sep 15, 2021 I Nick Redfern

Secret E.S.P. and Remote Psychic Spying in the U.K.

Over the decades both the former Soviet Union and the United States conducted a great deal of work in the field of Remote-Viewing, Extrasensory Perception (ESP), and much more, too, along those lines. As an illustration of this, a U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency report from 1972 titled Controlled Offensive Behavior – USSR, made an astonishing claim: "Before the end of the 1970s, Soviet diplomats will be able to sit in their foreign embassies and use ESP to steal the secrets of their enemies. A spy would be hypnotized, then his invisible 'spirit' would be ordered to leave his body, travel across barriers of space and time to a foreign government’s security facility, and there read top-secret documents and relay back their information. The Soviets, the report continued "are at least 25 years ahead of the U.S. in psychic research and have realized the immense military advantage of the psychic ability known as astral projection (out of the body travel)." Similarly, in 1973 and 1975, the DIA commissioned two lengthy reports that delved deep into the heart of Soviet research of psychic phenomena and included details of one extraordinary experiment undertaken by the Russian military in the 1950s.

A very disturbing extract from the DIA’s files on this particularly grisly experiment states: "Dr. Pavel Naumov conducted animal bio-communication studies between a submerged Soviet Navy submarine and a shore research station. These tests involved a mother rabbit and her newborn litter and occurred around 1956."  The author of the report continued: “According to Naumov, Soviet scientists placed the baby rabbits aboard the submarine. They kept the mother rabbit in a laboratory on shore where they implanted electrodes in her brain. When the submarine was submerged, assistants killed the rabbits one by one. At each precise moment of death, the mother rabbit’s brain produced detectable and recordable reactions." It was also noted by the DIA that, "As late as 1970 the precise protocol and results of this test described were believed to be classified." Nevertheless, the DIA was able to determine that the Soviets’ reasoning behind such experimentation was to try and understand the nature of ESP, astral projection, and the power of the mind – and even the existence of a soul - in animals such as dogs, rabbits and primates. And if eventually understood in the animal kingdom, said the DIA, the Soviets' next step would be to focus on human beings and the way in which those same phenomena might be used as a weapon of war and espionage.

(Nick Redfern, U.K. Ministry of Defense)

Now, though, I have a question for you: how much have you heard about the U.K. government doing such work? Probably, not much at all. You would be right. Not much has come out of U.K. agencies in relation to Remote-Viewing and so on. But, we do have some "mind-based" data - and it's highly intriguing, too. In the U.K., and at the height of the Second World War, formerly classified files at the U.K. National Archives, reveal, elements of the British Police Force occasionally and stealthily employed the use of dowsers – normally associated with underground searches for water – to locate victims buried under the rubble of inner city destruction wrought by Nazi bomber pilots. Such was the controversy surrounding this unique brand of psychic police work that even the Government’s wartime Ministry of Home Security became embroiled in the affair, urging caution in endorsing "support for the mysterious" at such a "particularly dangerous time" – this despite the apparent success of its "dowsing detectives."

(Nick Redfern)

Still on this subject, there is the matter of a "novel" titled The Psychic Spy. Written by Irene Allen-Block in 2013, it contains the following endorsement from me: "In late 1970s London, a young woman is secretly recruited to work for British Intelligence. Her world soon becomes dominated by psychic-spying, enemy agents, assassinations, and suspicious deaths. Add to the mix, the Lockerbie tragedy, the Falklands War, and the classified world of MI6, and you have a great story filled with adventure, intrigue and shadowy characters. As Irene Allen-Block skillfully shows, the mind is a mysterious and dangerous tool." The publisher of the book, Glannant Ty, notes: "The Psychic Spy tells the story of Eileen Evans, a beautiful young woman and talented psychic who is unwittingly recruited by MI6 to join their new top secret Remote Viewing program 'Blue Star'’ during the heart of the Cold War in the 1970's and 80's. Eileen quickly finds herself embroiled in excitement and danger as she quickly becomes a 'psychic spy' for British Intelligence. Finding forbidden love with another agent, Eileen descends into a dark world filled with political intrigue, danger and death. Not only must she cope with the possibility of losing her life, she must also struggle with the very real threat of losing her soul.

"Smart, sexy and filled with humor and peril, The Psychic Spy is a thrilling adventure that explores a little-known but very real world where governments use actual psychics to spy on their enemies, and in some cases, even their allies! Using her own real-life experiences as a remote viewer, Irene Allen-Block has created a powerful tale that should entertain and educate readers on a piece of history that has been hidden in the shadows." The Psychic Spy is made all the more intriguing by the fact that the book is actually a thinly veiled version of the real-life exploits of the author while, from the late 1970s onward, she was in the secret employ of British Intelligence, in the field of psychic spying. What this suggests is that the U.K. has been doing just as much in these fields as other nations. It's just been carefully and quietly kept under-wraps, that's all.

Nick Redfern

Nick Redfern works full time as a writer, lecturer, and journalist. He writes about a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, alien encounters, and government conspiracies. Nick has written 41 books, writes for Mysterious Universe and has appeared on numerous television shows on the The History Channel, National Geographic Channel and SyFy Channel.

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