Project StarGate

Nature: Organization
Type: Branch within the Paranormal Division

Also Known As: Mentalists

Typical Members: Psychics, some Proximi, willing test-subjects, bio-researchers & pseudo-scientists

Endowments: Teleinformatics, Thaumatechnology



The StarGate Project was originally the code name for a secret U.S. Army unit established in 1978 at Fort Meade, Maryland, by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and SRI International (a California contractor), in order to investigate the potential for psychic phenomena in military and domestic intelligence applications.

The Project created a set of protocols designed to make the research of clairvoyance and out-of-body experiences more scientific, and to minimize as much as possible session noise and inaccuracy. The term "remote viewing" emerged as shorthand to describe this more structured approach to clairvoyance. In the beginning its work primarily focused on this "remote viewing", the purported ability to psychically "see" events, sites, or information from a great distance, in order to aid espionage against the soviets.

Normally, remote viewing is performed to detect current events, but during military and domestic intelligence applications some viewers claimed to sense things in the future, experiencing precognition. Soon, they discovered that there was the potential for far, far more than they had originally believed. While some people were able to use their abilities normally, other flourished only after treatments with psychoactive drugs, most commonly LSD.

There were several other special projects and codenamed secret research stations that had been working on different aspects of psyhic powers, and in time many of these were combined with each other. In part, this was a result of the various scientists and project leaders discovering that all these fields of research were, in a sense, dealing with the same underlying phenomenon, and that pooling their methods and findings was far more efficient.

Over time, more and more medical procedures were tried out. What began simply as drug cocktails to enhance the subject's mental processes progressed to brain surgery made to instill such powers, which was followed by attempts to graft select tissue from certain unnatural creatures. By now, there are quite a lot of experimental surgical procedures which can be done in order to bestow a range of paranormal traits and special tricks on a willing subject.

It is assumed, however, that there are still small units and secret departments out there, who do their own work on psionic phenomena, and who haven't (yet) been merged in with Project StarGate.

Known Members

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