Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union. He relaxes social controls.
UFO Scientific Conference in Darlian, China. In 1985, the government newspaper, China Daily, reported that a UFO Scientific Conference was held in Darlian, with some forty papers presented on various aspects of UFO research. Professor Liang Renglin of Guangzhou Jinan University, Chairman of CURO, stated in the Darlian Conference that more than 600 UFO reports had been made in China during the past five years. The article concluded: “UFOs are an unresolved mystery with profound influence in the world.” “UFO Conference Held in Darlian,” China Daily, August 27, 1985; quoted in Good, T., ibid.) Camille Flammarion, The systematic denial of unexplained facts has never advanced science by one single step -, French Astronomer
Founded by Ed May, the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory was formed at SRI in 1985 and moved with May to SAIC. May and the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory are currently at a “small start-up research place called the Laboratories for Fundamental Research“. (Email from Ed May, 8/7/96)
Joe McMoneagle is listed as a research associate. Other staff members include S. James. P. Spottiswoode, Earling DeGraff, Nevin D. Lantz,Philip Wasserman, Laura V. Faith, Ellen Messer, and Stephan A. Schwartz.
Click here to visit their home page, which May claims has the only declassified information on the remote-viewing program on the net.
“I (Dean Radin) took a leave of absence from Bell Labs in 1985, and spent that entire year at SRI International, working with Hal Puthoff and Ed May. Since then I spent about half my time in academia (Princeton, Edinburgh, UNLV) and half in industry (Contel Technology Center, GTE Labs). My academic research was exclusively on psi phenomena, and my industrial research included about 20% on psi.”
“I’m not in favor of developing or using psi for any military purposes, but unfortunately there are those in the world who would use psi as a weapon if they could. Thus, I reluctantly suppose that R& D on psi for intelligence and possibly military purposes can be justified for defensive reasons. It would be naive to think that someone, somewhere is not working on this right now.” (Interview with the RetroPsychoKinesis Project)
Since the early 1970s, Puthoff had been a part-time, paid consultant to Bill Church regarding alternative fuel sources. At Puthoff‘s urging, Church developed a company, Jupiter Technologies, to research zero-point energy. In the summer of 1985, after giving only two weeks notice, Puthoff left SRI to work for Church full time. (Schnabel, Jim, 1997, pg 323)
Women in the peace camps at Greenham Common began showing various medical symptoms believed to be caused by EM surveillance weapons beamed at them. (See “Zapping: The New Weapon of the Patriarchy“, Resonance#13, pp 22-24. Research by Woody Blue.)
Innovative Shuttle Experiments
An innovative use of the Space Shuttle to perform space physics experiments in earth orbit was launched, using the OMS injections of gases to “cause a sudden depletion in the local plasma concentration, the creation of a so called ionospheric hole.” This artificially induced plasma depletion can then be used to investigate other space phenomena, such as the growth of the plasma instabilities or the modification of radio propagation paths.The 47 second OMS burn of July 29, 1985, produced the largest and most long-lived ionospheric hole to date, dumping some 830 kg of exhaust into the ionosphere at sunset. A 6 second, 68 km OMS release above Connecticut in August 1985, produced an airglow which covered over 400,000 square km.
During the 1980’s, rocket launches globally numbered about 500 to 600 a year, peaking at 1500 in 1989. There were many more during the Gulf War. The Shuttle is the largest of the solid fuel rockets, with twin 45 meter boosters. All solid fuel rockets release large amounts of hydrochloric acid in their exhaust, each Shuttle flight injecting about 75 tons of ozone destroying chlorine into the stratosphere. Those launched since 1992 inject even more ozone-destroying chlorine, about 187 tons, into the stratosphere (which contains the ozone layer).
Whitley Strieber publishes Communion.
According to the journal Science (227:173-177), HTLV and VISNA, a fatal sheep virus, are very similar, indicating a close taxonomic and evolutionary relationship.