In recent years, the United States has produced some of the most advanced technology the world has ever seen.
We have robots that are capable of going out onto the battlefield and carrying out missions that are too dangerous for humans to participate in.
We have drones flying through the air that can surveil vast regions and provide us with vital intelligence.
We have even developed exoskeletons that allow users to run faster and experience superhuman strength. The line between reality and science fiction is being blurred, and the things that were always thought to be impossible may be possible after all.
Last week, the CIA uploaded millions of documents to their website. Interestingly, a significant number of these documents mention the Stargate Project, a $20 million project that was initiated in the 70s to allow agents and military personnel to develop psychic abilities.
Specifically, the intent was to learn how to see objects, people or places over vast distances via remote viewership.
The documents reveal that the Stargate Project was rather in depth, as it consisted of an activity chief, a senior intelligence officer, an intelligence technician, a secretary and three operational remote viewers.
Naturally, a secret project such as Stargate not only has to be hidden from the public, it has to stay hidden. That’s why several different codenames were used for the project, including Gondola Wish, Grill Flame, Center Lane, Sun Streak and Scanate.
The program was allegedly shut down in 1995 after the efforts to develop psychic abilities proved futile.
Indeed, the revelations about Project Stargate makes one question what other secret programs or initiatives are underway within the federal government.
How many things about our world do they know that have been hidden from the American public?
And furthermore, if there are things being kept from us, what will it take for that information to be revealed?
Last year, the CIA released more than 1,700 declassified UFO reports on their website. “Take a peek into our X-Files,” the site says.
Several files are made available to the public regarding 1952 UFO sightings in East Germany, Spain, North Africa, and Belgian Congo uranium mines.
Also released on the CIA’s website were declassified investigations from the 40s and 50s, a survey of UFO reports from 1952, and even a guide on how to investigate a flying saucer. (RELATED: Read about why first contact with aliens may wipe out humanity).
Perhaps one of the most thought-provoking and mysterious experiments ever conducted was the Philadelphia Experiment, a test conducted by the U.S. Navy that allegedly harnessed the ability to bend light for teleportation.
While some say what happened in 1943 in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard was a hoax, others are convinced that the Navy really was experimenting with extraordinary and supernatural and powers.
As the story goes, eyewitnesses aboard the SS Andrew Furuseth in Norfolk saw the Eldridge appear out of thin air, only to disappear again moments later.
Witnesses also claimed that two of the crewman who had been on the Eldridge during the time that the experiment was conducted suddenly disappeared while inside a bar in Philadelphia.
To be fair, many people are highly skeptical of these events that occurred in 1943. Many site the experiments that were being conducted at the time, where the Navy was trying to find ways to reduce the magnetic fields of their ships to avoid attracting mines and torpedoes.
This would explain the claims of invisibility and bending of electromagnetic fields.
Still, all of this makes one wonder how much of what we’ve been told is true, and how much is merely a lie to keep the public in the dark. We already know that the federal government has its fair share of secrets, and perhaps one day these secrets will be revealed to all.