ESP: Fact or Fiction?

We’ve all heard about the acclaimed show Stranger Things. If you haven’t, it’s about a girl who was tested on in a lab and has crazy supernatural powers. Well, what if I told you that this really happened. Let’s separate the fact and fiction of ESP.

ESP stands for extra-sensory perception. This can include many things such as telepathy, psychokinesis, precognition, RV, and psychometry. You might recognize a few of the things I listed here. All of these subheadings of ESP have to do with the mind and doing things that no ordinary person under ordinary circumstances can do. 

I had my doubts when I first read about this, and I’m sure you do too. I’m simply here to make sure you understand this subject and can develop your own views. 

Let’s start with fiction. Many theories were made on this subject. Some believe this is witchcraft, and some believe this is the universe speaking. One very miscommunicated fact is that the government has something to do with this, and is hiding it from us. In fact, the CIA has released some reports about ESP. 

Now to the fact. The number of articles that the CIA released are very few, but extremely informational. Some of these projects include STARGATE, SUN STREAK, and GRILL FLAME. We are going to focus on one of the bigger projects, project GRILL FLAME. While I was doing research I found it hard to find specific dates for these reports. This is because the CIA deemed this work confidential up until 2000 and 2007. I do know that all these testing periods happened in the 70’s.

The reports revealed a lot of information about RV. RV stands for remote viewing. This means that a person can be in a different room, state, etc. from another person and still see them and their surroundings. I read transcripts of two people having an RV session. In this specific transcript, #66 was the guidance to #11, the remote viewer. 

This conversation was very choppy. It was because #11 was focusing on RV and not on communication properly with #66. As seen on the photo on the first page, #66 drew what #11 saw. This includes supports, outside, a squirrel and other things. #11 was trying to depict someone in a baseball field, also seen on the first page. 

Many people believe this is possible. There are of course those who think otherwise. This article barely scratches the surface of ESP and its many wonders. If you are still interested I suggest going online and especially on the CIA website. 

ESP is still being explored and experimented with in modern society. There are many questions and not too many answers. Especially since this has to do with non-tangible things, it is hard to find answers. Do you think ESP is real, or just a hoax?

Alondra LaMonica – Saint Ignatius College Prep – DMSF Class of 2026