Around late 1976 to 1977, Dale Graff, then a physicist with the Air Force’s Foreign Technology Division, gave a small contract to the SRI research team. Graff wanted to replicate some Soviet psi experiments done in submarines, as well as test the Soviet hypothesis that psi was transmitted via ELF (extremely low frequency) electromagnetic waves. These test were conducted in July, 1977, with the help of Stephan Schwartz
Former Navy officer and psychic researcher. Schwartz helped procure a submarine for a July 1977 experiment with SRI. These experiments included some on behalf of Dale Graff of the Air Force. (Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America’s Psychic Spies, Dell, 1997, pg 207)
Around 1976, Koslov, as the scientific assistant to the secretary of the Navy, was being briefed on various contracts the Navy held, including one for SRI. The section describing the contract at SRI was headed “ELF AND MIND CONTROL” (ELF stands for extremely-low frequency). Reportedly, Koslov was upset by the label, and cancelled the contract with SRI. “I don’t believe it’s the function of the military to support parapsychology.” (Wilhelm, John, “Psychic Spying?“, Washington Post 8/7/77, B5)
According to another account, the heading was “Sensing of Remote EM sources (Physiological Correlates)”. According to this account, Koslov thought the project dealt with mind control, and looked into the contract in more detail. He found that it dealt with psychic research, which upset him as well, and ordered the contract to be cancelled. (Schnabel, Jim, Remote Viewers, Dell, 1997, pg 206)
Either Wilhelm paraphrased and misinterpreted the section heading on the briefing, or the story was sanitized somewhere along the line before reaching Schnabel’s book. In either case, the Navy continued to fund psychic research (Wilhelm, 1977), and has been one of the biggest funders of research related to electronic mind control
Former Georgia Governor, James “Jimmy” Carter wins the Presidential Election by beating President Ford who succeeded to office after Nixon’s resignation.
Jimmy Carter ” I don’t laugh at people any more when they say they’ve seen UFOs. It was the darndest thing I’ve ever seen. It was big, it was very bright, it changed colors and it was about the size of the moon. We watched it for ten minutes, but none of us could figure out what it was. One thing’s for sure I’ll never make fun of people who say they’ve seen unidentified objects in the sky. If I become President, I’ll make every piece of information this country has about UFO sightings available to the public and the scientists.” At a Southern Governors Conference describing an alleged UFO sighting he had in October of 1969 to reporters while campaigning in 1976. “I am convinced that UFOs exist because I have seen one.”
Ugandan’s hold a group of Israeli citizens hostage at the Entebbe, Uganda Airport. Israeli commandos rescue them in a daring and dramatic raid.