U.S. Military Interest in the Paranormal with John B. Alexander
John Alexander, PhD, is a retired U.S. Army Colonel. He is author of The Warrior’s Edge, Future War, UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies, and Reality Denied: Firsthand Experiences with Things That Can’t Happen – But Did. He has served as a consultant to the National Intelligence Council, the CIA, U.S. Special Operations Command, and the Army Science Board.
Here he describes a wide variety of personal encounters with the paranormal that he experienced during his 32 years of service in the United States Army. Many of his investigations were conducted with the support of the commanding general of the Army Intelligence and Security Command.
The experiences recounted include UFOs, plant communication, psychotronics, psychokinetic metal-bending, poltergeists, battlefield intuition, dowsing, and remote viewing.
He emphasizes that the ability to integrate such phenomena into the military is greatly dependent on the personalities involved.
New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man.
Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980).
He is also past-president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people are encouraged to cultivate and apply their inner, intuitive abilities.
(Recorded on November 8, 2017)