[CNI News thanks Ryan S. Wood for forwarding this article. Joseph McMoneagle's statement, dated December 16, 1996 is in response to a recent press release by Ed Dames of PsiTech.]
I, Joseph W. McMoneagle, hold the distinction of being the only Remote Viewer associated with the "Project" from its formalization under INSCOM as GRILLFLAME (mid-1978) throughout and until its termination as Project STARGATE (in 1995). Because of this unique position, I have the interesting perspective of knowing what is true and what isn't with regard to claims now being made by many individuals about this project. My viewer number alone verifies this singular qualification with any and all persons who might have had some access formal or otherwise throughout its history -- RV #001/372.
I have also maintained contact with most of the other viewer personnel who have been productive or who were of some material worth throughout this extended period of time.
For the past seventeen years, the facts as they may relate to the "Project"... are as follows:
1. There were seven (7) commanders of the unit from 1977-1995, none of them were named Dames.
2. Dames was a "monitor/interviewer" of remote viewers, not a remote viewer.
3. Dames' assignment to the unit was post-1984. He may not therefore lay claim to any knowledge preceding that time period -- classified or otherwise.
4. Dames had no connection with the research portion of the project at any time, and knows nothing about it.
5. There was never a war between the Military or Civilian Intelligence Agencies regarding Psychic anything.
6. As regards accuracies -- these can be viewed from many perspectives;
a. Percentage of information given compared to information considered correct.
b. Percentage of information correct over a given period of time for any given viewer as viewed historically.
c. Percentage of accuracy proven through controlled laboratory experimentation -- as in a specified test of accuracy.
d. Accuracy comparisons of remote viewing to other collection systems. (Some were better, some were worse)
Regarding such accuracies: Dames is in no position to substantiate any of them, as he has not participated in any of these studies.
7. There was only a single "aspect" to the operational unit -- that was remote viewing.
8. As with all collection systems, the material was never used as a stand-alone material or system. It was always cross checked and verified against other systems.
9. Dames was not the "operations and training officer" for the unit in 1983, as he wasn't then a member of the unit.
10. Dames left the unit with a normal rotation to a new assignment in 1987, and had no further contact.
11. It goes without saying that he knows nothing of the activities of the unit following his reassignment.
Joseph W. McMoneagle
Intuitive Intelligence Applications, Inc.
P.O. Box 100 Nellysford, VA 22958
(804) 361-9215 FAX: (804) 361-9056.
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