My novel, Remote Viewer, is in editing. I am starting this blog about it, and the subjects I used to weave the plot: biological warfare, China’s one-child policy and the US government’s remote viewing project.
The process of writing this conspiracy suspense has been an interesting and sometimes surprising adventure. I had to write it to find out what happens.
Before I began putting the story down, I spent months researching this spy phenomenon called remote viewing. Remote viewing is a technique where trained viewers mentally search and find distant targets. The government had been using remote viewers for espionage since WWII. Documents about the government’s $20,000,000 Stargate program that began in 1975, were declassified in the 1990’s and copies are available online. You can also find what’s known as the CRV (controlled remote viewing) manual online. According to the book by Courtney Brown called Remote Viewing, the project was very successful. If you read sources like Wikipedia you’ll find a different point of view. Why has the project been discredited and was it really shut down? (The word espionage begins with ESP.)
I think it’s possible that the US government still has a top-secret remote viewing unit buried somewhere in the National Clandestine Service. I have molded a present day NCS remote viewing division into my story.
The plot evolved further after I read a claim made by a journalist. He stated that Chinese assassins threatened to kill members of the Illuminati because they introduced a race specific disease into China. The Illuminati’s goal was population control. That also intrigued me and sparked an ongoing unraveling of ideas.
What do you think? Was the remote viewing project successful? If so, why was it discredited? Was it really shut down?