Far-sightedness - what is it? Flights in trance and in reality

Far-sightedness - what is it? Flights in trance and in reality
Far-sightedness - what is it? Flights in trance and in reality

The French writer André Maurois (1885-1967) has a mystical novel "Home". Her heroine regularly dreams that she visits some old castle, walks through its premises, admires the surrounding landscape from a high turret. And every time he meets the same inhabitants. She thinks that since this dream of hers is unchanging, the castle must correspond to something real, and she tries to find it. And he finds it by chance in the vicinity of Paris, immediately recognizing him. But they recognize her too. The castle is rented: its owners want to move, because almost every night a ghost of a woman appears in it. The servant peers at the guest and recognizes the very ghost in her!

The ghost of the little lady

The most curious thing is that there is no mysticism in Maurois's short story - he only artistically retells the actual case that took place in England at the end of the century before last.

For several years Mrs. Boulton had the same dream: in it she was visiting a beautiful old house, walking in the park that surrounded it. Where this house is located, she did not know, but she could describe this place in detail.

In 1883, the Boultons decided to go to Scotland and rent a house for the summer. Such a house was rented by Lady Beresford. Mr. Boulton arrived ahead of his wife to sign the lease. The owner of the house honestly warned him that for some time now the ghost of a little lady began to appear in the house, which did not cause any harm, but for some reason chose her bedroom. They even had to arrange repairs in order to find out if there was a walled-up room in the house where this unfortunate woman died.

When Mrs Boulton joined her husband, she recognized the house from her dreams with joy and amazement! Almost everything in it corresponded to what she had seen in her dream, with the exception of the living room, which in her dreams led to a suite of rooms, but she was not here. The butler explained that a redevelopment was made during the recent renovation.

A few days later the Boultons paid a visit to Lady Beresford. And she exclaimed in amazement: "You are the very lady who visited my bedroom!"

Your ghost broke into my bedroom

So, perhaps, for the first time, reliable witnesses recorded the phenomenon when a person's consciousness (we will not use mystical terms for now) is separated from the body and transferred to a considerable distance, continuing to consciously (pardon the pun) fix the surrounding reality. Mrs Boulton's case stimulated similar experiments in several European societies for psychic research. The farthest in this direction then advanced the French researchers G. Durville, Colonel de Roche and C. Lancelin. In particular, Lancelin experimented with a certain Mr. X, who possessed the same abilities, and he could consciously control them. For convenience, we will further call him Pierre.

At the age of 28, Pierre fell seriously ill. And when he recovered, he suddenly discovered that, plunging into a trance, he could force his consciousness to leave the body and freely travel through all the rooms of the house, including locked with a key, and observe the household.

Then he began to visit in this way his acquaintances who lived far enough from him. This once led to a rather amusing result. His acquaintance, a young woman who, as they used to say, had mediumistic abilities, when they met, expressed displeasure to Pierre:

- Monsieur Pierre, you make strange visits to me!

- What do you mean by that?

- Three nights ago, your ghost brazenly broke into my bedroom!

- You probably had a dream.

- I did not sleep, the night light was on in the bedroom, when I felt that someone was pulling my hair. I turned to my husband, but he was fast asleep with his back to me.And then I saw you: you stood near my bed and pulled my hair! I got angry and began to wake my husband, you laughed and disappeared!

In the course of further experiments with Pierre, the woman's husband did not sleep, but did not see anything. Didn't react to the night visitor and the dog.

Roughly the same thing happened with another friend of Pierre's, whom he woke up with a light pat on the cheek. Her husband heard this sound, but also did not see anyone.

During his subsequent experiments, Pierre, without leaving the small Norman town where he lived, visited his friend in Paris.

There was no lake in place

Subsequently, with the participation of Lancelein, Pierre held several public sessions, in which he demonstrated, according to the researcher, - the ability to send his consciousness to a predetermined place."

Unfortunately, these experiments were interrupted by the First World War. And only after almost a century they were revived at the Stanford Research Institute in California under the leadership of Professors G. Puthoff and R. Targ. The subject was Ingvar Swan, an American of Swedish origin. In various sources, he also appears as Ingo Swann or Ivar Sunni. Let's dwell on the first option.

Swann argued that if he was told the longitude and latitude of any place on Earth, he "flies" there and describe everything that happens there in real time. Naturally, such a "craftsman" immediately interested the military. A person who can invisibly penetrate any secret object of a potential enemy anywhere in the world - one can only dream of this!

Swann passed the simplest tests for foresight within the institute, and then made his first experimental "flight". The researchers gave him the coordinates of Lake Victoria in Africa. Swann went into a trance and described to them “the feeling of flying over water and then landing on the ground. According to the map, it was in the middle of the lake, but Swann insisted on his vision. When we checked with a more accurate map, it turned out that he was right.

"Flight" to a secret object

In subsequent experiments, Puthoff and Targ used military money to send their assistants to the most exotic places, sometimes thousands of kilometers from the institute, and invited Swann to see with their "remote" vision what they saw with their own eyes. In the vast majority of cases, the coincidence was complete!

But with a specific room it was more difficult. Swann easily navigated only where he had already visited before. At least, the trick did not work with the Moscow Kremlin - Swann simply "got lost" in some museum premises.

And yet Svan managed to penetrate one semi-secret Soviet object. The researchers told him the coordinates of one place in the Indian Ocean, where Swann saw the following: “At first impressions it is an island, maybe a mountain, the top of which is higher than the clouds. The soil is stony. In the west there is a ridge of clouds. Very cold. I see buildings in the correct order. One of them is orange. On it is a radar antenna. Two large white cylindrical tanks. In the northwest, there is a small landing site. There are two or three trucks in front of the building. In the west - mountains, in the north - the plain, the landing site and the ocean - in the east."

This was a very accurate description of Kerguelen Island, where the Soviet-French geophysical observatory was located, and from where Soviet meteorological and geophysical rockets were launched.

By the way, Svan could hardly have given the exact coordinates of Soviet secret objects. And if he had used Soviet maps, he could have ended up in Podolsk instead of Moscow. By the way, let me remind you that the distances by rail from St. Petersburg are counted not from the city, but from Mga, in order to confuse a potential enemy.

The experiments of Puthoff and Targ with Swann, as well as other subjects who also showed good results in remote vision, have been published in such serious publications as Nature and Proceedings of the IEEE.And, of course, in closed reports for army sponsors.

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