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Ingo Swann: CIA Secret Psychic Weapon

Ingo Swann: CIA Secret Psychic Weapon

This year, on January 31, to be precise, was the seventh year since Ingo Swann’s death.

A New York-based artist with a degree in biology, who, together with physicist Harold Puthoff, launched the first remote vision project for the American government (supported by the CIA). Paving the way for an extraordinary and pioneering study on the potential of the human mind.

Who Was Ingo Swann?

At the beginning of the ’70s, the U.S. intelligence agencies began to worry about increasingly insistent rumors regarding the use, by the Soviet Union, of non-conventional means connected to research on the paranormal, first and foremost, remote vision.

From this, came a spasmodic interest in these themes, together with the search for subjects who really possessed extraordinary capabilities.

Among the files of the Stargate project (aimed at the study of remote vision and the use of its applications), there is a memorandum dated February 22, 1973, written by physicists Hal Puthoff and Russel Targ.

In this document is mentioned an experiment of biometric measurements where Ingo Swann had shown the ability to voluntarily alter the magnetic field strength.

Was Ingo Swann Recruited By The Men in Black?

Interest in Swann grew as he was able to give concrete demonstrations that he could really perform remote viewing. Like when he was able to describe what was contained in an underground installation of an alternative energy company.

It was in 1975 that Swann’s activities for the CIA took an unexpected turn when he was recruited by Mr. Axelrod.

In February of that year, a phone call alerted him to a future contact with an alleged “man in black”.

Thus, a few weeks later, at 3 a.m., he received a call requesting his presence in Washington. The indication was that he was at the Museum of Natural History, where Swann, like in a spy movie, was searched and hooded so as not to recognize where he would be taken.

Axelrod’s recruitment work was done by voice, without written documents, so that everything could remain in the utmost secrecy.

Swann learned early on that Axelrod’s interests were beyond imagination, since he wanted Swann to try to see the surface of the Moon from a distance. He wanted him to find confirmation of the existence of advanced technology capable of making contact with the human brain.

Axelrod asked Swann a lot of questions about his work and the method he used to see at a distance. Asking whether he believed that seeing at a distance operated through a kind of connection to a universal “mind-computer”.

The planet Jupiter also aroused Axelrod’s interest. He wanted to see if he could notice elements that were later confirmed by NASA. So by proving that he could see millions of miles away from Earth.

In the following years, NASA confirmed what Swann was able to see.

In March 1973, described in advance, compared to the data of Pioneer 10 (1973) and especially of Voyager 1 and 2 in 1979, the characteristics of Jupiter and for having anticipated, in 1974, the data sent by Mariner 10 in the exploration of Mercury.

Swann was able to see Jupiter’s rings and describe the particularities of Mercury, like the presence of an atmosphere and a magnetic field.

Was Remote Vision Used to Spy on The Moon?

During that meeting with Axelrod, Swann received a contract proposal: $1000 a day to observe the Moon from a distance.

Axelrod provided Swann with precise coordinates to aim his remote vision capability.

Swann, concentrating on the areas indicated by Axelrod, immediately perceived non-terrestrial presences on the lunar ground. Noticing craters on the hidden side of the Moon in which he felt and saw appearances as well as real artificial structures.

In the depths of a crater, he saw a dense green fog, illuminated by rows of artificial lights mounted on very high towers.

Swann was impressed that someone had built an outpost on the Moon.

According to Swann, therefore, Axelrod had commissioned him to focus his remote vision on the Moon because extraterrestrial entities had behaved hostile to the United States.

It was during one of these remote visions that Swann realized he had been spotted by two humanoids living on a moon base and felt himself in danger.

What Was The Unexpected Meeting With Ingo Swann?

In the summer of 1976, Swann went to Los Angeles several times to meet some of his friends and, without warning, saw Axelrod’s men again.

He was in a Hollywood supermarket when his attention was captured by an incredibly charming woman.

As he stared at her, Swann felt as if he had been electrocuted.

Ingo interpreted this signal as a sort of warning that the woman in question was not what she appeared to be, but an extraterrestrial.

His worries increased when, as proof of what he had done, he saw two men in black, staring back at the woman.

A few days later, Swann received a call from Axelrod asking him who the woman was at the supermarket. Axelrod told him that he had to be very careful because she was a dangerous person.

Not only were there extraterrestrials on the Moon, but also on Earth, with perfect ability to disguise themselves among ordinary people.

Axelrod also wanted to find out how his remote viewing work at the Stanford Research Institute was progressing. He wanted to know when he had reached an accuracy of 65% in his remote views. By the time this level was reached, Swann should have indicated the figure on a piece of paper and placed it on his desk at the Stanford Research Institute.

Swann followed the instructions and put the sheet of paper as agreed. After a day, instead of his own writing, there was dust on it, which was arranged to form the words “wait for a contact”.

What Was Ingo Swann’s First Sighting?

The contact took place in July 1977, a few days after receiving it.

Axelrod was right inside the Stanford Research Institute. After a brief conversation with Axelrod, Swann got into a jeep that took him to San Jose Airport.

After many hours of flight time, the aircraft landed on a runway without lights, and Swann was taken by car into the mountains.

After two hours of travel, Swann, Axelrod, and two other men had to walk again to reach the predetermined place.

When we reached a small lake, a greyish mist rose and then took on different colors.

Red and yellow light flashes ripped through the scene in every direction. Afterward, an object appeared above the body of water.

It was triangular, and did not seem to reach the place, but instead appeared suddenly, causing the appearance of an abnormal wind that caused some pine branches to fall.

Swann, from afar, noticed that the mysterious aircraft was draining water from the lake, in a vortex that departed from the surface to reach the object.

The four of them quickly moved away, and once at the airport where they had landed, Swann noticed an Alaskan postal service aircraft, which led him to believe he was in Alaska.

On the return trip, Axelrod explained to him that their mission would end shortly and would be continued by others for security reasons.

That was the last time Swann saw the mysterious Axelrod.

Is There a Movie About Ingo Swann’s Story?

Hollywood directors also took an interest in Ingo Swann’s story, not declaring it openly.

In fact, the movie “The Men Who Stare at Goats” is very reminiscent of Swann’s story. Especially the remote viewing and the involvement of the American government and especially the CIA.

The film tells the story of Bob Wilton is a fearful and awkward journalist, abandoned by his wife and on the hunt for the scoop of life. A war correspondent in Iraq in a desperate and clumsy attempt to attract the attention of his fedifragous wife.

Wilton meets the strange Lyn Cassady, a Jedi soldier, and warrior-monk belonging to the New Earth Army. An experimental unit of the American army that wants to “fight” wars with flower power.

Able to cross the walls and stop a goat’s heart with his eyes, he can read the enemy’s thoughts and to see from a distance.

Obviously, names and references have been camouflaged. But the story is inspired by the facts of the Stargate project and the incredible life of Ingo Swann.


Ingo Swann was a person in possession of extraordinary abilities. He was first included in a “standard” distance vision project and then moved on to even more extreme research on more sensitive and secret issues.

That Swann was able to see at a distance is an established fact not in question.

The question is whether the information that emerged in connection with the UFO sighting that Swann himself had and reported, as well as what he saw on the Moon, corresponding to reality or not.

Many of the projects and works that Ingo Swann has done during his life are secreted by the U.S. government. Still, you can read his book, “Penetration”, to deepen your knowledge of this extraordinary person.