R.I.P. Ingo Swann

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PostFri Feb 01, 2013 11:16 pm » by Lucidlemondrop


Ingo was pretty popular in the fringe areas of paranormal research, he was considered one, if not THE best remote viewer ever and created some blueprints that are still used as guidelines in his lifetime.

I would have loved to meet this guy. :(

Ingo Douglas Swann, (b. 14 September 1933 in Telluride, Colorado) (d. 1st February 2013) was an artist and author, best known for his work as a co-creator (according to his collaborators Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff) of the discipline of remote viewing, specifically the Stargate Project. He has written several books on remote viewing or related topics.

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Swann does not identify himself as a "psychic", preferring to describe himself as a "consciousness researcher" who had sometimes experienced "altered states of consciousness." Swann has stated, "I don't get tested, I only work with researchers on well-designed experiments." Swann is dissatisfied in a role as a passive subject. He feels he must contribute to the preliminary design of the research. According to Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff, there have been "Swann-inspired innovations" that have led to impressive results in parapsychology. Experiments not controlled by Swann have not been very successful. These are rarely mentioned, and if so, only in passing.

Swann helped develop the process of remote viewing at the Stanford Research Institute in experiments that caught the attention of the Central Intelligence Agency. He is commonly credited with proposing the idea of Coordinate Remote Viewing, a process in which viewers would view a location given nothing but its geographical coordinates, which was developed and tested by Puthoff and Targ with CIA funding. Due to the popularity of Uri Geller in the seventies a critical examination of Ingo Swann's paranormal claims was basically overlooked by skeptics and historians. Uri Geller comments very favorably on Ingo Swann. Geller says, "If you were blind and a man appeared who could teach you to see with mind power, you would revere him as a guru. So why is Ingo Swann ignored by publishers and forced to publish his astounding life story on the Internet?" Both Geller and Swann were tested by two experimenters, Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff, who concluded that Geller and Swann did indeed have unique skills. However, others have strongly disputed the scientific validity of Targ and Puthoff's experiments. In a 1983 interview magician Milbourne Christopher remarked Swann is "one of the cleverest in the field." Details and transcripts of the SRI remote viewing experiments themselves were found to be edited and even unobtainable.


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PostFri Feb 01, 2013 11:33 pm » by Zer0


Most likely murdered.. we lost another one folks :(
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PostFri Feb 01, 2013 11:41 pm » by 2020


Lucidlemondrop wrote:if not THE best remote viewer ever

I would have loved to meet this guy. :(



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Totally agree, wouldnt mind seing what Uri Geller's reaction is.
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PostFri Feb 01, 2013 11:46 pm » by Lucidlemondrop


2020 wrote:
Lucidlemondrop wrote:if not THE best remote viewer ever

I would have loved to meet this guy. :(



http://www.thelivingmoon.com/forum1/ind ... 7#msg50197


Totally agree, wouldnt mind seing what Uri Geller's reaction is.


I am not very knowledgeable about Uri except for his fame with spoon bending. Do you think they were friends?

haven't seen you around much 20/20, HI!!!
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PostFri Feb 01, 2013 11:53 pm » by 2020


Lucidlemondrop wrote:
2020 wrote:
Lucidlemondrop wrote:if not THE best remote viewer ever

I would have loved to meet this guy. :(



http://www.thelivingmoon.com/forum1/ind ... 7#msg50197


Totally agree, wouldnt mind seing what Uri Geller's reaction is.


I am not very knowledgeable about Uri except for his fame with spoon bending. Do you think they were friends?

haven't seen you around much 20/20, HI!!!


Hi Lucid! been around though not 2020vision anymore eh, anyway, Uri Geller did indeed work with Ingo during their CIA days, early career that is.........apparently........ :hmmm:
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PostSat Feb 02, 2013 12:19 am » by Lucidlemondrop


My eyes aren't as good as they once were, either..........

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Guess I didn't look back far enough.......

He was one of those back in the 70's I would "reckon"
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PostSat Feb 02, 2013 12:52 am » by Soliti



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PostSat Feb 02, 2013 4:54 am » by Kaarmaa


Otoel wrote:Most likely murdered.. we lost another one folks :(


He was 80 years old...

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PostSat Feb 02, 2013 5:00 am » by domdabears


Kaarmaa wrote:
Otoel wrote:Most likely murdered.. we lost another one folks :(


He was 80 years old...

I hate it when they go so young
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