Neurophilosophy

U.S. military calls Ghostbusters

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Among the one third of Americans who believe in ghosts are high-ranking officials in the intelligence agencies and military.

In the 1970s and 80s, the CIA funded research into “remote viewing”, so that they could train clairvoyants to locate, among other things, Colonel Gaddafi and the U.S. marines kidnapped by Hizbollah.

More recently, it was reported that the military employed remote viewers to find Saddam Hussein, and that the Department of Homeland Security is hoping to adopt Russian “mind-reading” technology to identify terrorists.

So when personnel at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio began reporting things that go bump in the night, the Pentagon naturally gave commander Colleen Ryan the green light to call the ghostbusters.

Comments

  1. #1 Louis B.
    January 22, 2008

    The Ghost Hunters are a bunch of pseudoscientific wankers…

  2. #2 ~C4Chaos
    January 22, 2008

    cool! thanks for the heads up. you might want to check this out too.

    Dean Radin’s lecture at Google:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw_O9Qiwqew

    ~C

  3. #3 Mo
    January 22, 2008

    I wrote this with tongue firmly in cheek. I’m with Louis on this one.

  4. #4 Anon
    January 22, 2008

    Ok, you gotta take a look at the disclosure project:
    http://www.disclosureproject.org/

    The Disclosure Project is a nonprofit research project working to fully disclose the facts about UFOs, extraterrestrial intelligence, and classified advanced energy and propulsion systems. We have over 400 government, military, and intelligence community witnesses testifying to their direct, personal, first hand experience with UFOs, ETs, ET technology, and the cover-up that keeps this information secret.

    On Wednesday, May 9th, 2001, over twenty military, intelligence, government, corporate and scientific witnesses came forward at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to establish the reality of UFOs or extraterrestrial vehicles, extraterrestrial life forms, and resulting advanced energy and propulsion technologies. The weight of this first-hand testimony, along with supporting government documentation and other evidence, will establish without any doubt the reality of these phenomena.

    Expertise in “military, intelligence, government, corporate and scientific” matters does not suddenly make one immune to the well-researched flaws in our sensory, perceptual, cognitive and memory systems. It will, however, make one more likely to dismiss those flaws as not applying in one’s own case.

  5. #5 Jim RL
    January 23, 2008

    This is just sad. How does one rise to the rank of Colonel in the US Air Force without an ounce of critical thinking skills? The base commander says the viewers of Ghosthunters are “tech savvy”, but this is utter BS. The viewers are just paranoid and conspiracy obsessed.

  6. #6 torea
    January 23, 2008

    Among the believers are also some of the mensa members, if we refer to one talk of their meeting program for this year:
    http://www.ag2008.us.mensa.org
    “Ghosts: What They Is and What They Haint”

    I thought high IQ were quite immune to this kind of fantasy..

  7. #7 CynicalObserver
    January 23, 2008

    This “ghost-buster” spending by the Pentagon only confirms one thing: it has a limitless amount of money to spend on anything it wants to.

    Can you imagine any other entity in business or government that would allocate funds away from some other need to explore ghost-busting?

    I rest my case.

  8. #8 Bing McGhandi
    January 23, 2008

    You don’t know that they are paying for it. But, yeah, big waste of time.

    HJ

  9. #9 Shank
    January 23, 2008

    Your tax dollars at work

  10. #10 Dunc
    January 24, 2008

    How does one rise to the rank of Colonel in the US Air Force without an ounce of critical thinking skills?

    If you think that’s bad, you’ve obviously never heard of Major General Albert Stubblebine III (commanding general of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command, 1981 to 1984) – the chap who became convinced that it should be perfectly possible to walk through walls if you just believe it hard enough. After all, atoms are mostly empty space… He was also closely involved in all the “remote viewing” nonsense, and the program which attempted to train soldiers to kill goats just by staring at them.

    General Jack D. Ripper was perfectly sane by comparison.

  11. #11 tony
    January 24, 2008

    There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
    Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

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