CIA Release of 1973 Controlled Remote Viewing of Jupiter

Maybe the stripes are like bands of crystals, maybe like rings of Saturn, though not far out like that. — Controlled Remote Viewer Ingo Swann, April 27, 1973, describing rings around Jupiter 6 years before confirmed by Voyager I

NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of Jupiter and blue aurora at the massive gas planet’s poles. Credit: 2016 NASA, ESA, J. Nichols, Univ. of Leicester.
Above is Jupiter’s extraordinary north pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles (52,000 km). The oval features are cyclones, up to 600 miles (1,000 km) in diameter. Multiple images taken with the JunoCam instrument on three separate orbits were combined to show all areas in daylight, enhanced color, and stereographic projection. 052517 Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles.
This is a polar stereographic projection that shows the south pole in the center of the map and the equator at the edge. It was constructed from images taken by the Cassini spacecraft on December 11 and 12, 2000, as Cassini neared Jupiter during a flyby on its way to Saturn. Colorful cloud features include parallel reddish-brown and white bands, the Great Red Spot, multi-lobed chaotic regions, white ovals and many small vortices. Many clouds appear in streaks and waves due to continual stretching and folding by Jupiter’s winds and turbulence.

May 28, 2017 Albuquerque, New Mexico – When the world’s best controlled remote viewer, Ingo Swann, wanted to remote view Jupiter on April 27, 1973, he came back with vivid details — including crystal rings that no one knew existed.

Ingo Swann in April 27, 1973, CRV transcript: “Very high in the atmosphere there are crystals… they glitter. Maybe the stripes are like bands of crystals, maybe like rings of Saturn, though not far out like that. Very close within the atmosphere. (Unintelligible sentence.) I bet you they’ll reflect radio probes. Is that possible if you had a cloud of crystals that were assaulted by different radio waves?”

Six years later, Jupiter’s faint rings were first discovered by the Voyager 1 spacecraft in 1979, when it looked back at Jupiter and towards the Sun. The Jupiter rings are faint and tenuous and only visible when viewed from behind Jupiter lit by the Sun.

New Horizons spacecraft 1979 image of Jupiter’s faint dust rings six years after Ingo Swann’s 1973 controlled remote viewing transcript. Image by NASA.

Another of his remote viewed 1973 details were mountains on a rocky core of Jupiter. Now in 2017, the latest Juno spacecraft data indicates that Jupiter’s interior is larger than expected with a large, “fuzzy” metallic hydrogen layer around an ice/rock core. Could there be mountains there as Swann stressed at the end of the CRV report in the transcript below?

Diagram of Jupiter’s possible interior structure based on NASA’s Jupiter-orbiting Juno spacecraft. Juno’s gravity data suggest, for example, that Jupiter may have a surprisingly large, partially dissolved core of metallic hydrogen around an icy, rocky core. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI.

CIA Library 2008 Release

The following is a once-classified April 27, 1973, controlled remote viewing of this solar system’s planet Jupiter by Ingo Swann and then-famous psychic Harold Sherman. Supervising investigators of the controlled remote viewing (CRV) were Hal Puthoff, Ph.D., and Russell Targ at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI).

See Websites below.

Ingo Swann wrote about the 1973 CRV in a blog he once did,

“Two viewers simultaneously took part in the Jupiter Probe, myself (in California) and Mr. Harold Sherman (in Arkansas.)

Mr. Sherman was a noted psychic who had earlier (in the late 1930s) taken part in long-distance viewing between New York City and the Arctic. Those exceedingly successful experiments were undertaken in conjunction with the noted Arctic explorer, Sir Hubert Wilkins (“See”: “Thoughts Through Space” by Sir Hubert Wilkins and Harold M. Sherman, Creative Age Press, New York, 1942).

Unfortunately, this significant book regarding long-distance sensing came out during the emergencies of World War II and didn’t achieve the attention it deserved.

The reason for inviting Mr. Sherman to participate was to see if two viewers, separated by over 2,000 miles, would report the same or different data. With certain exceptions, the two sets of data corresponded nicely. Mr. Sherman’s contributions were not included in the 1980 formal report because he was not a consultant of SRI and the costs of analyzing his data could not be justified.”

Date of controlled remote viewing by Ingo Swann of Jupiter: April 27, 1973. “An Experimental Psychic Probe of the Planet Jupiter” by Harold Sherman and Ingo Swann. “Approved for release on April 1, 2008, by the CIA and National Security Agency. Source: Central Intelligence Agency Library. See websites below.


Harold Morrow Sherman (1898-1987) was world renowned in the field of psychic research, and conducted experiments with such prominent persons as well-known Arctic explorer Sir Hubert Wilkins, ESP pioneer Dr. J.B. Rhine of Duke University, astronaut Edgar Mitchell, and many others. Apart from his research into mental telepathy and the mysteries of the mind, Sherman’s lifelong writing career encompassed best-selling books on a variety of subjects ranging from sports stories for boys to books on self-help and the afterlife.

Ingo Douglas Swann was born September 14, 1933, in Telluride, Colorado, and died January 31, 2013 in New York City. In the 1970s, Swann worked with electrical engineer Harold Puthoff, Ph.D., now 81, and physicist Russell Targ, now 83, at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in Palo Alto, California. Targ was originally known for his 1960s work in laser technology. Then in 1972, he joined the Electronics and Bioengineering Laboratory at SRI where he and Hal Puthoff began investigating what they called “remote viewing.” Their goal was to see how well human minds could access details about distant or hidden targets — sometimes on the other side of the Earth or in the solar system and beyond. Their collaborator, who designed the controlled remote viewing protocols, was the extraordinarily talented psychic and artist Ingo Swann.

Targ and Puthoff brought their research to the public in a 1977 groundbreaking book: Mind-Reach, Scientists Look At Psychic Abilities, with an introduction by world-famous anthropologist Margaret Mead, Ph.D.

By 1978, the U. S. Army’s Defense Intelligence Agency provided funding for a StarGate Project at Fort Meade, Maryland, next to the National Security Agency’s headquarters. StarGate was to investigate how controlled remote viewing could be used for military and domestic intelligence applications. StarGate functioned for about a decade until the CIA pulled the funding plug in the early 1990s to defuse Congressional controversy about taxpayer funding of eerie and hard to understand controlled remote viewing…

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By Linda Moulton Howe

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