Ingo's various remote views of celestial bodies included: Jupiter (1973), Mercury (1974), the Moon (1975), and Mars (1975, 1976, and 1984). Selected information on these sessions is provided below. More can be found in his archives at the University of West Georgia.
For an explanation as to how aspects of this page of the website fits into the narrative of Ingo's life, please see the note on the Home page about his book Penetration.
Under the direction of Drs. Hal Puthoff and Russell Targ, Ingo undertook what he called "planetary probes." He did these while at SRI in concert with noted psychic Harold Sherman who was at his home in Arkansas at the time. These sessions were remote views of Jupiter (April 27, 1973) and Mercury (March 11, 1974). Targ, in his book Third Eye Spies, claims this was not as on whim as it may have appeared; hinting instead they were arranged for/by NASA.
Ingo for his part described the Jupiter session as follows:
In early April 1973, in an effort to emerge from the daily boredom of repetitive testing, I suggested that we once in a while do something far out, something that might reintroduce a sense of adventure, excitement, and enjoyment.
The planet Jupiter was literally far out. NASA had earlier launched Pioneer 10 and 11 to fly-by that planet, and information telemetered back by the two crafts would undergo technical analyses. Information from Pioneer 10 would commence in September 1973.
The only real difference between Jupiter as a "target," and mundane target objects in the next room, was its distance from Earth. But for me there was another difference. It would be exciting to try to extend one’s ESP to the planet, a form of remote viewing. Jupiter was more remote than the next room—and there might be a thrill of "traveling" in interplanetary space.
-- Penetration: The Question of Extraterrestrial and Human Telepathy
The raw data from Ingo's remote viewing of Jupiter yielded thirteen factors, and only thirteen, all of which were scientifically unanticipated before they were confirmed by later analysis of the scientific data. These raw data factors are enumerated below, accompanied by the dates they were confirmed:
Six of these thirteen factors were given scientific substantiation by 1975. Before Jupiter's ring was "scientifically" discovered in 1979, most scientists flatly denounced the possibility of the RING.
Recorded at SRI, this video captures the unedited conversation between Ingo Swann and Harold Sherman discussing their psychic trip to Jupiter.
In 1975, with some modicum of interplanetary remote viewing success under our belts, Harold Sherman and I planned a Mars probe in advance of the first Viking touchdown. There were certain difficulties with regard to Mars which differed considerable from those of Jupiter and Mercury. A great deal was known about Martian conditions, and lest Harold and I merely repeat what was already known, we decided to read up on the planet and become "grounded" in existing knowledge about it. ...
It took about eight minutes to sight Mars psychically...I could hear myself talking, though, which was being recorded...When the experiment was over I was flabbergasted. But at that moment, the telephone rang. It was Harold Sherman calling from Arkansas.
Now, Harold Sherman was an easy-going, gentle person, with interior strengths to be sure. But I had never heard him shout. And this he now did. "Did you see what I saw!" he shouted. I was still somewhat in awe of what I had seen that I responded vaguely: "Well, if you mean what no one will believe, then yes!"
-- Penetration: The Question of Extraterrestrial and Human Telepathy
Updated Special Edition
Both Ingo's and Sherman's Mars 1975 session and the group’s 1984 Mars session noted below are detailed in the Updated Special Edition of Penetration. Included in the book are the RV sketches and notes from these session. These same notes and sketches can also be found in the archives of Janet Lee Mitchell and Harold Sherman (links to their respective archives can be found on the Empiricist page of this website).
It very well may. It does appear Ingo did Remote View, for a flesh and bones Axelrod, the Moon’s dark side and did see structures; presumably the basis of the "Space Race" to begin with? So what was the actual date he did this? He tells us in Penetration: the Moon was full, setting in the West, and was placed opposite the Sun. This would mean the Earth was in between the two, otherwise known as a lunar eclipse. That date in 1975, when the Moon was full, and a lunar eclipse was occurring, was May 25th, a Sunday, when very few people, if anyone at all, would have been say at SRI? In this session, Ingo records: "You mean—am I to assume this stuff is—not OURS! Not made on Earth?"
Wait about about these Moon RV sessions possibly being at SRI? Taking a pit stop for a moment, Ingo tells us in a roundabout way that this Axelrod is someone intimately familiar with the RV work at SRI. He does this in two places. In the first instance, Ingo tells us the session started with Axelrod "pushing the button on a tape recorder." This is all happening supposedly in Axelrod’s secret lair, the one Ingo had been flown and driven too with a bag over his head. A tape recorder, like pencils and paper, was an essential item used in Remote Viewing sessions at SRI, something a human monitor very familiar with the RV session process would use. It seems rather extremely low tech for an advanced secret, quite possibly extra-terrestrial, monitoring group. After all if they can manipulate technology, travel space, and have unimaginable resources at their disposal from within their secret lair, would they really use a tape recorder? The next giveaway occurs when Ingo writes, this time slightly later in the chapter when the session is done, “he abruptly closed his folders.” Leaving aside the fact that the directive at the start of the session, Ingo tells us, was just for him "to do his thing," and how Ingo never mentions the opening of the folders, manila folders with coordinates written on them are a SRI RV target session staple, hardly the mainstays of advanced operatives, who have just given Ingo room "to do his thing," If this is the case, that means there were two people in the room with him: the guy telling him to "do this thing" and the guy with the manila folders acting as his monitor. Based on RV session transcripts in various archives, two people, a monitor and a representative from a sponsor and/or internal program, with Ingo during an RV session was not uncommon.
But back to the Moon/Mars connection. What would have followed would have been a treatise from Ingo on the interstellar extra-terrestrials seeding of life on Earth (why his abbreviated Hollow Moon chapter), followed by a narration from Ingo of how these structures on the Moon are related to structures on Mars and a Martian evacuation to Earth (hence the missing and incomplete Mars chapter but its mention of the Giza Plateau in Egypt). What the missing Mars chapter does show is that there was a more fully documented RV session, one which included Sherman, so there would be no misrepresentations or misunderstandings/a possible confirmation, in two weeks’ time, on June 14th, before the NASA Mars bound Vikings were launched. Done presumably so any last minute adjustments could be made about what to look for, not on the Moon, but on Mars.
According to Ingo, a secret governmental agency, although they didn't have specific facts or a away to verify, knew there were objects, not naturally made, there on the dark side of the Moon, ones which had been observed from lunar orbiters and, according to some sources, by a few of the Apollo astronauts themselves.
Ingo says in this session he saw colored lights which moved, roads, and artificial structures such as domes, buildings, and arches.
Years later, one of Ingo's Army RV students, Paul Smith had a similar experience during his RV training at SRI. George Noory, host of paranormal-oriented talk show Coast to Coast AM, interviewed Smith on the show in relation to Noory's 2006 book Worker in the Light. It was during this interview Smith disclosed he had been given the same coordinates Ingo had on the Moon. Interestingly, not only had Smith drawn the same things as Ingo, but he had also shared his notes with then SRI director Dr. Hal Puthoff.
What information we have on Ingo and his work to Remote Viewing hidden chambers at Giza can be found in his archives at the University of West Georgia; the sessions and his notes have also been reprinted in Issue 19 of eight martinis magazine. A copy of Issue 19 of the magazine can be downloaded here: http://www.eightmartinis.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/eight_martinis_issue19_nov2022_downloadversion2.pdf.
After Ingo spoke at a 1973 international psychotronics conference in Prague, he and psi researcher Cleve Backster, formerly the CIA’s hypno- and narco-interrogation specialist, flew to Egypt to visit the Giza Plateau. Under the guise of tourists, they were there to look for any unknown hidden structures under and around the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx. They were accompanied by Peter Tompkins, former OSS operative. The way for their adventure as "just tourists" had been paved by Tompkins' friend Charles Berlitz. Berlitz, the grandson of the founder of the language school that bears his last name, had served in Army intelligence for over a decade.
When they arrived, they were not the only ones on the Giza Plateau looking for things hidden underground. Also there at that time were: 1) The Cosmic Ray Project under the direction of Luis Alvarez; and 2) Mark Lehner, now world-renowned Egyptian archeologist, who indicates, in some interviews, he was there in 1973 as a student studying abroad at the American University in Cairo, when he was inspired to look for Cayce's Hall of Records, but in other interviews remarks he was there as part of an association with the Cayce Foundation.
Alvarez was an experimental physicist, inventor, professor, and Nobel Prize in Physics recipient. He had been instrumental in the design of microwave-centered radar during World War II, quickly followed by his work on the Manhattan Project, specifically directly with Robert Oppenheimer at Los Alamos, where he helped design the "Fat Boy" or plutonium bomb. After the war, his noted work was on particle accelerators and superconducting magnets. In 1965, he began work on the Giza Plateau as part of a US-Egyptian archeological team trying to find hidden chambers under the pyramids using subatomic particles to calculate densities. It was called the Berkeley Cosmic Ray Project and Alvarez's work centered on the Khafre Pyramid, the second or middle of the three on the Giza Plateau. As to why he might have been doing this...the Stargate Conspiracy authors suggest Alvarez was a member of the super-secret UFO government study group, Majic-12.
The project lasts five years, and does not produce any certainty about anything which may or may not be underneath the pyramids. However, an Egyptian member of Alverez's team, Dr. Amr Goneid, noted that the team’s data was constantly scrambled, and for that to happen, there had to be some force at work which, he pointed out, defined the laws of science. Clearly something was going on making subatomic physicist Alverez's involvement all that more interesting. Regardless, Alverez had reached the limits of his technology and something new was needed. It is at this juncture, 1973, accordingly to Dolphin in his article, "Geophysics And The Temple Mount," (https://www.ldolphin.org/tempgeophy.html) one "Prof. Luis Alvarez of the Physics Department at the University of California Berkeley (LBL) contacted me to tell me about cosmic ray experiments he was conducting in the Second Pyramid (that of Chephren, or Khafre) at Giza in Egypt....He told me he was now looking for a new method which could view beneath the pyramids and also explore more complex pyramids such as that of Cheops, the grandfather of Chephren. Prof. Alvarez suggested to me and to my colleagues at SRI International that we should attempt to build a 'ground-penetrating radar' to explore the pyramids, and to search for hidden tombs at Sakhara and the Valley of the Kings. With the help of in-house SRI R&D funds we soon had assembled a crude radar system and tested it in an old coal mine at Mt. Diablo, east of San Francisco. We then obtained a small grant from the National Science Foundation, teamed up with scientists from Cairo's Ain Shams University, and enthusiastically went to work at Giza in the spring of 1974."
In May of 1976, Ingo started work on a Remote Viewing project at SRI focused on the DMZ area of North and South Korea. This project later became formally known as the ARPA Tunnel Detection Technology Program, a joint effort under the direction of Dolphin, but was referred to internally at SRI as Project T. It runs through June of 1977, but internal reports documenting the success were sent around in May of 1977. At this point, Ingo engaged with SRI on a more full-time basis. A selection of documents related to this project can be found in the CRV: Remote Viewing section of this website.
In a Project T session dated April 13, 1977, John Tanzi, Dolphin’s fellow SRI researcher on the project, is recorded as interacting with Ingo. Near the end of the RV session, Tanzi mentioned he had a report on what they found in Egypt, not the recent trip, but from two years prior, so in roughly 1974/5, the one Dolphin mentioned above. He noted they were at "Chephren's pyramid looking for chambers into the center of it," but "the experiment didn't work out too well. But this one section goes into the observations that we made on construction and that’s one thing I was going to point out to you." So they may not have found the chambers but something about its construction raised all sorts of questions, something it seems they would like Ingo to "look into." Maybe that construction thing they had uncovered had something to do with the interference Alverez's team had encountered? He says he will give Ingo the report on it.
Dolphin then spent the next several years searching the Plateau for hidden chambers. And that is where we find him in 1978. Dolphin had traveled to Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. (at this time Cayce's A.R.E. continues to be extremely interested in unearthing the locations Cayce announced Atlantean records could be found, particularly those within the “Hall of Records” underneath the Sphinx in Egypt) to add funds to his NSF grant to mount further expeditions to Egypt, noting himself, "In 1978 we had a project funded by the ARE (Association for Research and Enlightening) in Virginia Beach, VA. (They are related to the Edgar Cayce Foundation). Hugh Lynn Cayce was with us in Egypt that year. (We had other sponsorship and other work going on concurrently)."
In Ingo's archives are RV session notes from January 31, 1978, and February 2, 1978, of the Sphinx and pyramids on the Giza Plateau. They appear to be linked to Dolphin’s A.R.E./SRI/NSF funded program and include, as noted in Ingo's handwriting on one of his 1978 sketches, his notes and RV sketches from his onsite RV session done in 1973. In the 1978 sessions, Ingo identified tunnels and rooms under the pyramids as well under the Sphinx. Regarding the anomalies, found by Ingo during these two sessions, it is thought once they were confirmed by the radar by Dolphin while on the Plateau, these spaces were then drilled down into which was followed by the lowering of a borescope camera into the holes to see might be in these underground anomalies.
But what is interesting about SRI's involvement in 1978 comes by way of a booklet entitled, The Edgar Cayce Foundation Egypt/Sphinx Project: A Special Report by Mark Lehner:
"Not all of the anomalies detected at the Sphinx were drilled. Toward the end of the season, serious problems began to develop between the SRI team and the other major patron who contracted for the survey of the pyramids and who was, at the same time, the party handling the drilling operations. On the last day of SRI activity at the Sphinx, some kind of pronounced anomaly was detected using a different, more powerful, acoustic technique (immersion down-hole sounder). This anomaly was located inside the hollow masonry box attached to the Sphinx body just behind the south elbow, by soundings into the exposed bedrock floor at the base of the box. It was left unexamined by drilling and borescopic observation when the SRI project closed." And with that SRI packed its bags and left. The fact they did so after so much time and money seems a little off. Had something been found and confirmed?
Ingo's next documented interaction/work with Dolphin occurred in 1984, as described in the Mars chapter. This was just after Dolphin set up at SRI, the "Independent Mars Project." For this work, Ingo put together a RV team to Remote View Mars.
In 1979 two researchers, Vincent DiPietro and Greg Molenaar, discovered in two NASA photographs (from Viking 1976) of the Martian surface what appeared to be a large carving of a humanoid face lying on the ground and staring outward into space. DiPietro and Molenaar published these photos, and were surprised by the hostile reaction of the planetary science community. The images, this community said, “were simply nothing more than an illusion brought about by light and shadow.”
A few years later, Ingo, at the bequest of a SRI geophysicist working on the "Independent Mars Mission," formed a group of five RV'ers, each working independently of one another to remote view designed coordinates on Mars at 5:30pm on June 15, 1984. Three have been identified: Ingo, Sherman, and Star Gate RV'er Thomas (Tom) McNear.
Unbeknownst to the group, Ingo included, this session would follow by one month RV'er Josepth (Joe) McMoneagle's own Mars RV session at roughly 10:00am on May 22, 1984, and mirror McMoneagle's own observations. A PDF of McMoneagle's declassified session is available for download below.
As was the case with their 1975 Mars session, both Ingo and Sherman in 1984, and now along with three additional RV'ers, saw structures, towers, and archaeological ruins on the surface of Mars, evidence, they believed, of two different civilizations destroyed on the Red Planet.
From this Ingo concluded:
Of his experiences during this 1984 session, McNear wrote in the Updated Special Edition of Penetration: "Then in 2014, a year after Ingo's passing, I was reading Joe McMoneagle's book Mind Trek. In it, Joe recounts his remote viewing of Mars on 22 May 1984—24 days before Ingo's five-person team. Joe speaks of the same entities, the same profound sense of loss, the same structures, the same inner chambers…to this day I am reluctant to discuss it, but if you want to know more, read Mind Trek."
The various Mars RV sessions described pyramid like structures and major geological disturbances. They also mention tall, thin figures having experienced environmental collapse. John Greenewald, Jr. (X handle: @blackvaultcom) fed this information into the AI image generator DALL-E, which then produced the two images detailing landscapes with pyramids and figures featured in this section.
McMoneagle's Mars RV Session has been declassified. A Link to the CIA page with the document is below.