Throughout the decades, America’s infamous Central Intelligence Agency has created countless clandestine programs. Following the Cuban Missile Crisis, federal agents unveiled Operation Northwoods— a proposed series of violent terrorist attacks on U.S. cities that would be blamed on Fidel Castro. MKUltra was a series of human experiments in which test subjects were given large doses of mind-altering drugs and psychologically tortured. In the 1970s, troves of taxpayer money went into an ambiguous project known as Stargate. Government officials wanted to investigate the legitimacy of paranormal phenomena such as out-of-body experiences, telekinetic feats, and other supernatural abilities. What ultimately unfolded during one particular assignment would forever change the lives of those involved.
An Unexpected Cosmic Voyage
Remote viewing refers to the practice of seeing impressions of a distant subject or location within the mind. During the Cold War, a man named Joseph McMoneagle engaged in this unique form of psychic espionage. While working with the CIA, he provided intel on covert Soviet operations that proved to be astoundingly accurate. One such mission involved locating the exact size and position of a Russian nuclear submarine. Given his high success rate, he quickly gained the respect of colleagues. In May of 1984, the esteemed clairvoyant spy received an unusual mission after being awakened from a midday nap. Robert Monroe, a fellow remote viewer and inventor of binaural beats, handed him a sealed envelope. Inside was a single index card containing three lines of text:
In 1958 radio broadcasting executive Robert Monroe suffered a series of bizarre events. At the age of 43, he began feeling a strong vibration deep within his chest. Suddenly the sensation grew so intense that he was forced to lay down. Once reclined, the typically rational businessman found himself hovering outside of his body. He immediately panicked thinking he had died but the crippling fear abruptly returned him to his physical form. Similar episodes soon followed in which he weightlessly floated around the room. A concerned Monroe visited several doctors and psychologists yet each medical professional determined he was perfectly healthy. Relieved by their positive diagnoses, the telecommunication executive decided to hone his newly acquired skill. Before long he left his comfortable corporate career and dedicated his life to the exploration of consciousness.
For the next three decades, Robert intently studied out-of-body experiences. His primary goal was to gather scientific evidence proving the existence of alternate realities. In hopes of making cosmic travel more easily attainable, he developed a technology called Hemispheric Synchronization. Also known as Hemi-Sync, this system utilizes audio patterns containing binaural beats to create harmonization of the brain’s left and right hemispheres. Independent clinical neurologists conducted extensive testing on participants engaging in the experimental technique. To their shock, the results were clearly visible on every EEG scan conducted. Both sides of the brain simultaneously measured equal in both amplitude and frequency. Monroe’s work was pioneering the path to tangible altered states.
Portals to Other Dimensions
Closely monitoring the astral explorer’s groundbreaking findings was the US government. One day in 1978 representatives from the Central Intelligence Agency contacted Monroe. High-ranking officials invited him to join a highly classified military project. They wanted to implement his mind-expanding practice in attempts of sending soldiers into deep remote viewing sessions. Should subordinates succeed, America would have a huge advantage over Soviet enemies. Troops could be catapulted into past, present, and future timelines or even the multiverse. Given Robert’s extensive background and various patented applications, he was the perfect choice for this trailblazing operation. Hoping to obtain further credibility in the study of paranormal phenomena, Robert agreed to join them.