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King Tut’s Tomb Set for Hi-Tech Radar Search

In the first half of 2016 we reported several times on new research in King Tut’s tomb, in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, that suggested a previously undiscovered chamber might exist there. Subsequent preliminary studies proved inconclusive, but the investigation has not ended. In February, the Egyptian Department of Antiquities announced that the scientific search for a lost secret chamber would resume in earnest later in 2017.

An Italian team from Polytechnic University of Turin has been engaged to carry out a state-of-the-art, ground-penetrating radar survey. The plan is to spend as many days or weeks as necessary using several different frequencies and to definitively settle all relevant questions.

Respected Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves of the University of Arizona first raised the possibility of such a chamber in 2015. Reeves had noticed discrepancies in wall panels in the tomb, which suggested to him the existence of a hidden door. Tutankhamun’s (King Tut’s) hasty burial in 1323 BC, after an untimely death at 19, Reeves felt, might mean he had been consigned to a tomb previously prepared for his stepmother, queen Nefertiti, who, Reeves thought, might have served as regent following the death of her husband, the pharaoh Akhenaten, until his son ‘Tut’ grew to maturity. The remarkable possibility that the lost tomb of the beautiful and mysterious Nefertiti might be found has generated a firestorm of sensational media speculation worldwide. Hopefully, the new survey will resolve the mystery, but don’t count on it.


CIA Used Remote Viewing in Terrorism Probe

New evidence has emerged indicating the seriousness with which U.S. intelligence agencies once took evidence based on paranormal sources. Despite attempts by so-called skeptics like Michael Shermer and James Randi to dismiss reports that U.S. military and intelligence services used remote viewing to gather clues about enemy actions, a newly declassified document shows that the CIA, in an effort under the auspices of Project Sun Streak—successor to the controversial project Stargate—employed the technique to pursue terrorists behind the Lockerbie bombing plot that destroyed Pan Am Flight 103 on December 21, 1988, when 270 people (259 on board and 11 on the ground) were killed.

In a memo from June 7, 1990, a psychic at an undisclosed location is asked to offer more details on a photo of the reconstructed baggage carrier holding the bomb. The document also refers to “psychoenergetics,” apparently meaning psychokinesis—where physical actions are performed using mental powers alone. Included with the document were copies of notes and sketches. The Sunday Herald of Glasgow, Scotland reported the evidence online in January of 2017.

Project Stargate was the code name for a secret U.S. Army unit established in 1978, at Fort Meade, Maryland, by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) to investigate the potential for psychic phenomena in military and domestic intelligence applications. After it became public in 1995, the project was said to have been abandoned.