Who is Ingo Swann?
Ingo Swann is the father of remote viewing. Swann developed the protocol for and conducted the first-ever remote viewing experiment, and coined the term for it in 1971 while working with researchers at the American Society of Psychical Research in New York. Shortly thereafter, he and Dr. Harold E. Puthoff, Ph.D. conducted a remote viewing experiment that caught the attention of the CIA, leading to more than two decades of government involvement in the remote viewing program. (see "How did RV begin?") Much that is known about remote viewing and related psi behavior came from the experiments and experiences of Mr. Swann. It is his coordinate remote viewing methodology (now called "controlled" remote viewing, or CRV), developed with the help of Dr. Puthoff and others in the government-funded laboratory at Stanford Research Institute that forms the core of nearly all formal remote viewing training being promoted today by the likes of Ed Dames, Lyn Buchanan, Dave Morehouse, Courtney Brown and especially by Paul H. Smith, who in his training curriculum probably best preserves the fullness of the Swann methodology. (A short article about Ingo Swann's surprising teaching methods is accessible here.)