Targ, Russel

Russell Targ is an American physicist, parapsychologist, and author who is best known for his work on remote viewing, a form of extrasensory perception (ESP) that allows a person to perceive a distant or hidden object or location. 

Targ was born in Chicago in 1934 and received a B.S. in physics from Queens College in 1954. He worked as a laser physicist and engineer for various companies and institutions, including Sylvania, Lockheed Martin, NASA, and Stanford Research Institute (SRI). 

In 1972, he joined SRI and co-founded the remote viewing research program with Harold Puthoff. They coined the term "remote viewing" and developed a protocol for conducting experiments and training subjects. The program was funded by the CIA and other intelligence agencies for two decades and was known as the Stargate Project.  

Targ and Puthoff published several papers and books on remote viewing, such as Mind Reach, The Mind Race, Miracles of Mind, and The Heart of the Mind. They claimed to have evidence for the existence and practical applications of remote viewing, such as locating hostages, missing persons, and Soviet weapons.  

Targ also has a personal interest in ufology, the study of unidentified flying objects (UFOs). He believes that some UFOs are extraterrestrial vehicles that use ESP to communicate with humans. He has written about his own UFO sightings and encounters, as well as his involvement in the Disclosure Project, an initiative to reveal the truth about UFOs and extraterrestrial intelligence. 

Targ retired from SRI in 1997 and continues to write books and teach workshops on remote viewing and ESP. Some of his recent books are Limitless Mind, The Reality of ESP, Do You See What I See?, and Third Eye Spies. He also appears in documentaries and podcasts on these topics.  


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