Brother Edward, Rv.D.
(Dames, Maj. Edward)
Omniscient Remote Viewer
and Friend of the Martians
"PSI-TECH -- At Work in the Memes of Scientism"
"Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Secret Spies"
1997 by Jim Schnabel, Dell, ISBN 0-440-22306-7, p. 364-366
Exempt Adept "There were times when they wanted to push
buttons and drop bombs on the basis of our
information." S:.R:.I:. Brethren
Russ 'n Hal
- XI° Workings -
-Dr. Hal Puthoff, former RV program manager
[Note the Silver Star (or Argenteum Astrum -- A:.A:.)
on Brother Hal's left shoulder, signifying his Oath of
Abyss and alignment with the Left Hand Path. -B:.B:.]
Ed Dames -- Remote Viewer
Ed Dames was, if anything, proud of his status as a troublemaker
within the unit, a maverick who dared venture into unknown realms.
But he was also developing another kind of reputation -- a
reputation for becoming too involved in his monitoring of RV
sessions, for pushing the viewer, however unconsciously, towards
whatever target description he, Ed Dames, happened to favor.
Occasionally Dames knew in advance of the session what the target
was, but even when he was "blind" at first, he tended to develop
strong opinions as the session went on. A few of the viewers began
to see him as a significant source of Aol.
There was one episode, in late 1987, which some regarded as a good
illustration of this problem. The branch chief at the time was a
genial lieutenant colonel named Bill Xenakis, who had taken over
after Bill Ray left, earlier in 1987, and would run the unit until
Fern Gauvin took over in 1988. Xenakis called in Dames and explained
that an ops-type target had just come in. He told Dames only that
the target was a possible event.
Dames set up the target in the usual fashion. Xenakis had given him
two four-digit random numbers to use as coordinates, and now he
wrote them on the outside of an envelope. Then he wrote "possible
event" and the coordinates on a slip of paper, sealed it inside the
envelope, and went over to the CRV room to start running viewers
against the target: Riley, Smith, Buchanan, and "Gabrielle Peters."
Dames soon noticed that the viewers' descriptions of the target were
remarkably consistent. Their impressions all seemed to involve some
kind of unusual aerial vehicle. It had a large payload -- box-like
objects of various sizes -- and the colors red and white featured
prominently. The pilot was obese, and the vehicle seemed to be
open-topped, with sled-like runners underneath. It was going to come
across the northern U.S. border sometime a few weeks in the future.
It was going to come down over Canada, down from the Arctic pole.
Some of the data generated by the viewers were very strange, but
Dames decided it was probably analytical overlay. For instance, Paul
Smith said for some reason that there were livestock associated with
the target. Riley drew the vehicle with eight strange objects out in
front of it. It didn't matter; it was obvious to Dames what was
going on here: Some kind of terrorist attack was being planned. The
target was apparently an ultra-light plane or a specially modified
helicopter, loaded with an atomic bomb -- or bombs -- and designed
to fly under U.S. and Canadian radar surveillance. Stage Four data,
designed to pull out intentions and purposes associated with the
target, suggested that the device was meant to fly into the United
States somehow, surreptitiously, by night. Dames guessed that a
Middle East country was involved, maybe Syria or Iran or Libya.
Dames was in the CRV room with Riley when he decided it was time to
act. He told Riley he was going to run over to 4554, the nearest
INSCOM building, and get access to a secure phone so he could alert
his friends elsewhere in the intelligence community. To Riley, he
seemed to be worried that Xenakis and others at DIA would suppress
the data as unreliable if he tried to go through their channels. A
terrorist nuclear attack on the United States ... This was big.
Xenakis, meanwhile, was watching the session from the control room,
trying not to allow his laughter to be heard across the hall in the
CRV room. When Dames came out into the front room of the ops
building, on his way to find a secure phone, Xenakis and everyone
else were waiting for him, wearing big grins.
It had been Mel Riley's prank, a measure of revenge for all the
brain-bending bilocations he'd had to endure on advanced training
targets. The prank was that the target's identity had been known to
the viewers all along. It was not a terrorist attack; it was Santa
Claus and his sleigh. Each viewer had simply gone through the usual
structure of a CRV session, describing Santa's raw attributes, and
even making rough sketches of the sleigh and reindeer, but never
actually naming the target. The idea had been to see what
interpretations Dames would make, when presented with such unusual
material. Xenakis had agreed to go along, and Dames, it seemed, had
fallen right into it.
When he realized that he'd been fooled, Dames goodnaturedly laughed
it off. But as time wore on, and the unit's problems worsened, Dames
seemed to laugh less often. By the middle of 1988, his three-year
tour in Sun Streak, which had started in early 1986, was nearing an
end. He now realized he didn't intend to stay for a second tour.
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