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Charles Tart studied electrical engineering at MIT and received a PhD in psychology from the University of North Carolina. Taught humanistic and experimental psychology at the University of California, Davis. Has served as Instructor in Psychiatry at the University of Virginia Medical School, and as Lecturer in Psychology at Stanford University. His work has dealt with parapsychology, sleep and dreaming, hypnoisis, and psychoactive drugs. [Tart, Charles, ed., Altered States of Consciousness, Anchor Books, 1969, inside cover]

Dr. Robert MacMahan of the Department of Defense requests from congress $10 million to develop, within 5 to 10 years, a synthetic biological agent to which no natural immunity exists.

Purdue graduate, Neil Armstrong (B.S.A.E. ’55), is the first person to walk on the Moon.

Uruguay – The notorious CIA torturer Dan Mitrione arrives in Uruguay, a country torn with political strife. Whereas right-wing forces previously used torture only as a last resort, Mitrione convinces them to use it as a routine, widespread practice. “The precise pain, in the precise place, in the precise amount, for the desired effect,” is his motto. The torture techniques he teaches to the death squads rival the Nazis’. He eventually becomes so feared that revolutionaries will kidnap and murder him a year later.

Operation Often. The CIA ran a number of bizarre experiments in mind control under the name Operation Often. The operation employed psychics and experts in demonology in addition to the normal assortment of chemists, biologists, and other convential scientists.

United States, Leary, Georgia. While Jimmy Carter was the governor of Georgia, he sighted a UFO. It was on January 6, at 7:15 P.M. He filed a report with the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena. The report explained that there was a large, bright object in the sky. It moved toward him from a distance, stopped, moved away, and then departed. It had a blue color at first, then it turned reddish. It wasn’t really a solid figure, it was more like a light. The object looked the size of the moon. It was about 300-1000 miles away and was about 30 degrees above the horizon. Robert Sheaffer, a scientist that works for the government believes that Jimmy Carter really saw Venus, but Carter denies that. He even signed a paper that states that he encountered a UFO.

“Nothing has come from the study of UFOs in the past 21 years that has added to the scientific knowledge. Careful consideration of the record as it is available to us leads us to conclude that a further extensive study of UFOs probable cannot be justified in the expectation that science will be advanced thereby.
-Edward U. Condon, Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects.