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Stanford Scientists Observe Man Travel Out of His Body and Into Space – What He Saw Was Remarkable

Stanford Scientists Observe Man Travel Out of His Body and Into Space – What He Saw Was Remarkable
NASA’s Pioneer 10 spacecraft was launched into space in 1972. It was the the very first spacecraft to fly directly through the asteroid belt and make observations of the biggest planet in our solar system, Jupiter. It was also able to obtain closeup images of the planet, something that scientists had never had access to before. (1) Prior to the flyby of Jupiter by Pioneer 10, the CIA and NSA, in conjunction with Stanford University, were involved in what was called “Remote Viewing.” Remote viewing can be defined in multiple ways. It’s the ability of individuals to describe a remote geographical location up to several hundred thousand kilometers away (sometimes even more) from their physical location.(2)(3)(4) A gentlemen by the name of Ingo Swann was able to successfully describe and view a ring around Jupiter, a ring that scientists had no idea existed. It’s remarkable to think about these extended human capacities, and what we are capable of. The Above Information Was Documented. (1)

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