Did U.S. Navy conduct secret ESP tests with marine mammals? This guy said so, and I’m trying to find out.

 

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Today, while investigating this web post from 2007, I received some startling information. According to SRI, while the author, Steve Hammons, says this paper is unclassified, the project it was written for apparently isn’t! Whether I can even acquire a copy of the paper described here is in doubt, and I am told I may have to ask the sponsor of the research for permission.

It would be interesting to know who laid out the cash for this research, and what, if anything was learned.

As a former investigative reporter, I know how to file a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request, but I’d prefer to ask nicely first, as a FOIA request is a royal pain in the ass to the person receiving it. At the same time, I’m wondering what, exactly, have I stumbled into in my relentless quest for the truth about dolphins? What findings would warrant keeping this paper secret for more than three decades?

Is there a marine mammal equivalent to the nefarious “Men In Black” who are reported to harass UFO witnesses? If you find wet, webbed footprints leading up to my door, and scales on the doorknob… don’t come in.

This post was scanned in from a hard copy of The American Chronicle web site in the author’s possession. All rights remit to the author. Illustrations added for shits and giggles by me.


 

Navy dolphins may be
 deployed: Did secret ESP research involve them?

The American Chronicle

Steve Hammons

February 14, 2007

This week, the U.S. Navy 
announced that up to 30 dolphins 
and other marine mammals may be
 used to patrol Puget Sound near Seattle to protect Kitsap-Bangor 
Naval Base from terrorist activities.

Dolphins and marine mammals can 
locate underwater swimmers and 
objects and assist with a variety of 
additional tasks.

But what other interesting
 intelligence developments are
 emerging about dolphins that 
involve sensitive and fascinating 
insight into human consciousness?

Tucked within a declassified 
bibliography of “Project STARGATE”
 reports on extrasensory perception 
(ESP), “anomalous cognition” and 
“remote viewing” is a research
paper titled “A Remote Action 
Investigation with Marine Animals.”

DOLPHINS AND ANOMALOUS 
COGNITION

The Navy has been working with
 dolphins and marine mammals 
since the 1960s.

The creatures have been 
operationally deployed several 
times, including in war zones and
 probably for activities not routinely 
disclosed.

The dolphins, sea lions and other
 animals are trained and coordinated by the Navy’s Marine Mammal 
Program at the Space and Naval 
Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR)
 on San Diego’s Point Loma 
peninsula, home to many Navy
 activities.

The dolphins and marine mammals 
have reportedly learned to 
communicate and work well with 
their human counter parts.

As well as conducting various 
operations, Navy research on 
dolphins and marine mammal 
intelligence and sonar-like 
perception has also been conducted.

Marine mammals apparently were also subjects of research as 
part of a “Program Plan for Anomalous Mental Phenomena.”

This effort was conducted as part of government investigations
into remote viewing and anomalous cognition.

A declassified bibliography of research papers completed from
1976 to 1990 includes an unclassified 1987 report titled “A Remote Action Investigation with Marine Animals” Dr. Edwin
 May and Dr. Charles Pleass.

The research by May and Pleass was conducted for SRI 
International, Menlo Park, California. SRI has been one of the 
primary research entities conducting investigations into remote
 viewing and anomalous cognition for the U.S. military and
 intelligence services.

Most people have heard about SRI in connection with Project 
STARGATE, the program that researched ESP, now often referred 
to as anomalous cognition and the techniques called remote
 viewing. The program had several other code names during the
 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s.

Remote viewing is a combination of ESP-type methods developed 
by the military and intelligence agencies to gather intelligence and
 to assist in counterintelligence activities.

The research report connecting remote viewing researchers to
 marine mammals seems to indicate an association that many
 people are already aware of, and others probably will find 
intriguing.

Developing ESP skills in humans is one thing. Examining telepathy 
and other kinds of anomalous cognition in a highly intelligent
 species like dolphins takes this kind of research in an even more 
interesting direction.

DOLPHIN-HUMAN ENCOUNTERS

People of many cultures who have lived near the sea and been 
exposed to dolphins and other marine mammals have had tales to tell. Legends and lore about dolphins offer fascinating looks at
 connections between our two species.

Throughout history,
 dolphins have been
 said to be a friend
 to humans. Stories
 of humans being 
rescued at sea, or 
being guided at sea 
by dolphins can be
found in many 
cultures too.

Much has been 
written about
 anecdotal reports, 
ancient and recent,
 of interesting
 encounters between
 humans and 
dolphins.

Personal authentic experiences have been reported by many 
people about unique and significant interactions with dolphins.

And, some people have written about possible telepathy among
 dolphins, and between dolphins and human.

Although these reports often come from credible people, they are
 also difficult or impossible to verify scientifically.

DOLPHIN RESEARCHER JOHN C. LILLY

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(Photo montage © 1983 Malcolm J. Brenner for Future Life magazine.)

Many scientists have researched dolphins, whales and other
 marine mammals. Probably the most well-known of these is the 
late John C. Lilly, M.D. (1915-2001).

Lilly was a physician and psychoanalyst who focused on
 biophysics, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, electronics and
 computer theory. He also studied consciousness – human and 
dolphin consciousness.

The 1973 movie THE DAY OF THE DOLPHIN was based on Lilly’s 
work. George C. Scott starred as a character similar to Lilly.

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The 1980 film ALTERED STATES was also based on Lilly’s
 consciousness research.

ALTERED STATES

Explaining his view of dolphins, whales and other cetaceans, he
 said, “They (cetaceans) have been on the planet now with brains 
our size or larger for 25 million years. We’ve only been here with 
our present brain size about two-tenths of a million years. So
 they’ve been here something on the order of 25 to 50 to 100 
times the length of time we have.”

Lilly authored many books on consciousness and other subjects 
which have been read by millions worldwide. These include MAN 
AND DOLPHIN and LILLY ON DOLPHINS: HUMANS OF THE SEA.

In his later years, Lilly lived on Maui, Hawaii, and spent much
 effort involved with dolphin research and understanding.

RESEARCH CONTINUES

We now know that dolphins have a large brain dense with 
neurological wiring, comparable to the human brain. The
 functioning of the dolphin brain and entire neurological system 
has been studied extensively.

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Research indicates that these creatures are highly intelligent and 
may possess powers of perception that humans do not yet fully 
understand.

But, maybe researchers have discovered more than the general
 public knows about.

Maybe the research by Drs. May and Pleass contains important 
insight into consciousness that seems especially crucial at this 
time.

The human-dolphin connection may be a type of inter-species
 relationship that has unique aspects. It might teach us about 
human beings and our often-difficult human-caused problems on
Earth.

The Navy dolphins and marine mammals, working so closely with 
humans, may have valuable insight about us.

Maybe we should listen to them.

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Stay tuned, more details will be released as they emerge!

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