What Happens When Mulder & Scully File an FOIA Request?

by on November 9th, 2004

Psychics, spoon bending, and UFO abductions. Just more of your tax dollars at work.

Like any good scientific study, the one the Air Force paid for has lots of footnotes. But unlike most scientific studies, these reference a lot of science fiction. The Introduction to Teleportation Physics Study contains references to an August, 1945 issue of Astounding Science Fiction, the Vincent Price movie The Fly and it’s sequels and remakes, and episodes of The Twilight Zone and Star Trek.

The Air Force spent 25,000 of your money on this study that recommends spending another $7.5 million to study teleportation.

The Federation of American Scientists posted a copy of the report on their website and it’s gotten government spending watchdogs foaming at the mouth. You would have thought the authors would have seen that coming – since they included “psychic teleportation” in the study.

You have to read into page 55 of the report to find references to Uri Geller’s spoon bending – but you will find it.

All of this seems perfectly natural to the report’s author, Eric Davis of Warp Drive Metrics, as he calmly moves on to incidents of UFO abductions simply teleporting unsuspecting earthlings into alien spaceships or again referring to Uri Geller and how he made a vanadium carbide crystal disappear.

What’s more amazing, astounding, or astonishing – depending on the pulp sci-fi magazine you prefer – is how the government is able to repeat this kind of disappearing act with our tax dollars.

Back in the mid-90s, the America’s intelligence community declassified something called “Operation Stargate.” It involved “remote viewers,” people who sat in rooms and tried to view people and places thousands of miles away.

Taxpayers were spending $25 million a year on that project.

Maybe the psychics never saw the outrage coming. But maybe the rest of us should expect to see this kind of spending come around again.

Terry Turner