We have added Paul H. Smith to the speaker lineup just before the festival because he is interesting and his experience have some merit and value especially as a local Cedar City, Utah, resident. We look forward to hearing Dr. Smith. Here are a few tidbits about him and his presentation:
Remote Viewing and UFOs
Using a mystery to try to explain an enigma: That is what’s happening in the ongoing interplay between remote viewing (RV) and unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP–popularly known as UFOs), space aliens, and everything connected to them. Remote viewing is a psychic skill the US government used to spy on its Cold War enemies. And just about everyone knows what “UFOs” means. This hooking up of RV and UFOs goes back almost 50 years to the beginning of remote viewing itself. Not just the notorious, but some of the most prominent and respected members of the remote viewing community have indulged. And some prominent people, such as Jacques Vallee, Col. John Alexander, and Dr. Hal Puthoff, have had a foot in both worlds. In my 90-minute talk and Q&A period, I will introduce you to the general outlines of the controversy, sketch out the connections between main figures and what they claim, show some of the most surprising, even shocking results, and discuss the promises and pitfalls of using remote viewing to dig into the truths (and untruths) of extraterrestrial visitation.
Maj. Paul H. Smith, Ph.D (US Army, ret) is a psychic spy–an alumnus of the Department of Defense’s Star Gate remote viewing (RV) program. Trained by Dr. Harold E. Puthoff and Ingo Swann, the founders of remote viewing, Paul in turn taught RV to new military remote viewers, and also briefed and demonstrated remote viewing to senators, admirals and generals. A Desert Storm veteran, he retired from the Army in 1996, and is an author and frequent conference speaker and media interview guest. President and chief instructor for Remote Viewing Instructional Services, Inc., he is also a founding director and past president of the non-profit International Remote Viewing Association. His book Reading the Enemy’s Mind (Tor/Forge 2005) was a Readers Digest Book Bonus Feature and Editors Choice selection. He is also author of The Essential Guide to Remote Viewing (Intentional Press, 2015) and co-produced the “LearnDowsing” and “Remote Perception” home study courses. He has a BA from BYU and an MS from the National Defense University (both in Middle East studies), and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin. His website is rviewer.com