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This is an effort to make the CIA FOIA requests more accessible. Original PDFs were input into OCR software, proofread, and digitized for use with an eBook reader. Where possible the highest resolution of diagrams, photos and figures were used.

In 2000 and 2003 these documents were approved to be declassified. They were produced in 1974 by Stanford Research Institute and Authors at the University of Electro-Communications (Japan) and in 2016 they were published on, in the section PK PSYCHOKINESIS, by, or on behalf of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Experimental Study on the bending Deformation of Steel Wire by Psychokinesis – The Case of Stainless Steel Weights (Non-Magnetic)

This study was conducted at the request of an individual who witnessed a live television event broadcast at primetime to Japan's audience where a man was able to bend and break a spoon on-the-spot using telekinesis. The authors note interest in America, Russia, China and Japan on the topic of parapsychology and the ability to affect the physical with the non-physical abilities of the mind.

It appears not much is known about parapsychology at the date of the reports, and a cautious tone is generally used, but the experimenters find repeatable evidence that a wire under mechanical stress can be bent in a situation where the subject places their hand over the wire attached to a measuring weight via thread and focuses psionic energy toward the wire and weight. The subjects are able to demonstrate this ability in a recordable fashion and do not fast, or take extra care to reach a hypnotic state. The subjects, their guardians, and the experimenters perform in a relaxed office building environment with familiar affects set out to put the boys at ease.

Yes, in the case of the first wire-bending study, several 10-12 year old boys came forward and volunteered that they had paranormal abilities to be selected for the study. It's interesting to note, because some individuals make claims that children naturally possess heightened psychic ability but that it is lost at the time of puberty. Perhaps these findings validate those claims, but the second study, Physics, Entropy, and Psychokinesis demonstrates that adults can also possess these abilities; albeit in this study the participants are selected for based on reputation and evaluation to ascertain whether they have enough experience to participate. Read a brief analysis and recommendations here:

Physics, Entropy, and Psychokinesis – An Analysis

This physics paper is a lot more high tech regarding testing methods. The authors employ a superconductor-shielded Josephson effect magnetometer. The device is located in a well under a building. It is shielded with μ-metal shielding, an aluminum container, copper shielding, and a superconducting niobium shield.

In the pilot experiment, participant Mr. Ingo Swann, is able to change the recording measured on a readout simply by focusing his attention on the device in its present location, and remote viewing various parts of its construction. He is asked to make an oscillating line measuring the rate of a decaying magnetic field pause and change frequency, and demonstrates the ability comply with these requests.

The second phase of experimentation involves use of another type of magnetometer, a Superconducting Differential Magnetometer (Gradiometer), which is a a four-coiled Josephson effect magnetometer consisting of a pair of coil pairs wound in a way that provides a series connection of two opposing first-derivative gradiometers, yielding a second-derivative gradiometer. It is explained that this device is sensitive only to second and higher order derivative fields, and such an instrument is able to measure sensitive signals such as currents in the heart producing magneto cardiograms, while discriminating against relatively uniform magnetic fields produced by remote sources.

Experiments used with the second device were done at a distance of 4 meters by the participants, and findings suggest that distance does not have a large impact on psychic ability which was recorded in the study. Another interesting conclusion was that the researchers noted that background noise would often get quiet when the participant was asked to perform the task before a signal could be read. The authors suggest that this could be that the components of the noise spectrum had been brought into phase coherence by the subject acting as a local negentropic source.

The authors go on to surmise that the participants possessing psychokinetic abilities may act a source of ordering phenomena able to restructure the otherwise random statistics of the macroscopic environment.

Both studies tip toe around the idea that psychokinetic abilities are rarely witnessed on command, often difficult to observe under stringent controls, and present a rather delicate phenomena.

Physics, Entropy, and Psychokinesis – Full Report