Second World War

CIA Experiments On Best Psychics & Remote Viewers, Exposed Online

Despite being allies during the Second World War, the United States and the Soviet Union was anything but friendly with each other after the war ended. There was a sense of competitiveness between the two powers, and they certainly didn’t trust each other.

This animosity sparked several fierce competitions between them. First of all, the ‘Arms Race’ resulted in the development of both atomic and hydrogen bombs. The exploration of space was also a point of contention. The Soviets famously launched Sputnik in 1957 and the US sent the first man to the moon in 1969.

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But a lesser-known ‘race’ between the countries involved mind-reading, extrasensory perception (ESP) and psychokinesis. Both countries explored the use of psychic powers in war.

Now that the Cold War has ended, the U.S. government does not officially continue to work with the online psychics or other mediums. However, if they did, it is likely to be highly classified. If you want to check some of the online psychics, make sure you visit backpackerverse.com.

Born During the Cold War: The U.S. Government’s ‘Star Gate’ Project

In 1972, a top-secret intelligence report started circling among U.S. government agencies. This classified report asserted that the Soviet Union was heavily investing in psychic research. Specifically, they were researching psychokinesis and ESP.

After the CIA and military heard about this report, it became clear that the United States needed a similar program. This is how the ‘Star Gate’ project was born.

The Star Gate project was a highly classified government program of scientists, physicists, and psychics. The goal of the program was to determine if there were any practical uses for psychic techniques within the government. This could include any applications like spying on foreign officials, searching for missing persons, and exploring inaccessible territories.

One notable project from the Star Gate program was an experiment involving psychic Joe McMoneagle. He claimed to see what the surface of Mars looked millions of years ago.

Does the CIA use any of the best online psychics or remote viewers still today?

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Many of the best online psychics still practice remote viewing in their private lives, but what about in the public sphere? Some swear that the CIA and other government agencies still use psychics to gather intelligence, even today in 2019. According to one source, several remote viewers claim that they were asked to help in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

However, the U.S. government does not publicly admit to this.

The CIA and Military spent 20+ million dollars on the ‘Star Gate’ program and devoted over 20 years to its study. Surely, that project was not all for nothing. It is not likely though that civilians are privy to this information.

Anne Frank and her diary – 7 Things you didn’t know

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One of the bestselling books ever, “Anne Frank’s diary” was written during the Second World War, by the Jewish girl Anneliese Marie Frank. Anne was hiding from the Nazis with her family, in one house in Amsterdam, for more than two years. Today, Anne Frank’s house is one of the most visited places in Amsterdam. Here are the 7 facts you didn’t know about Anne Frank’s diary

1. Frank family was hiding for more than two years

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For two years and 35 days, Anne was hiding in the house in Amsterdam, unable to feel the rain or sun, to see the sky and clouds, without a possibility to go out for a walk at all. She was in the company of her parents Edith and Otto and her sister Margot. Soon, four more Jews joined them, and one of them was a boy called Peter with whom Anne fall in love with.

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During those two years, Anne was doing everything to entertain herself, like reading books and studying European literature and history, playing different games, curling her hair and etc.

2. The most popular diary of all times (arguably)

Anne Frank’s diary became a part of the Unesco’s Memory of the World Register in 2009. The diary was published for the first time in Holland in 1947 as Het Achterhuis: Dagboekbrieven 12 Juni 1942–1 Augustus 1944. First edition had 1500 copies, and since then the book was translated into more than 60 languages.

The original notebook Anne turned into a diary was a present Anne got for her third birthday. The notebook itself was chosen by Anne and had red and white covers.

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3. Becoming a famous writer was one of Anne’s dreams

Anne was always interested in writing and literature and she was dreaming of going back to school. In her diary, on 11th of May 1944, she wrote she wants to become “a journalist, and later on a famous writer”. Her diary eventually made her as one of the most famous bestseller writers in the world.

4. Two months after the Allied landings in Normandy, Frank’s family was discovered by the police

On 6th of June 1944, Anne wrote: “Is this really the beginning of the long-awaited liberation?” Following the illegal program of BBC and Radio Oranje, Franks family was informed about the Allied landings in Normandy, but unfortunately, they didn’t have the luck to survive until the end.

5. Margot Betti Frank (Anne’s sister) wrote a diary as well

Anne’s older sister, Marie Frank was also writing a diary, but unfortunately, the diary was never found. A three years older Anne’s sister Margot was more studious than Anne.

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6. BBC broadcast made Anna Frank rewrote the diary

The Dutch minister of education, art, and science, Gerrit Bolkestein spoke to the Dutch people thanks to the Radio Oranje and BBC program. The program who was broadcast illegally on 28th of March 1944. On this occasion, he announced his plan to collect the stories from the Dutch people about their experience of the war, and Anne started rewriting her diary immediately, keeping the first and private one for herself.

7.Anne’s death date is still unknown

Anonymous source betrayed Anne’s hiding place to German authorities, and they were unfortunately arrested on 4th of August 1944 by the Gestapo.

Based on the resources, Anne was sent to the transit camp in the Netherlands first, the Westerbork, and later deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. More than 1 million people were killed in Auschwitz, and around 90% of them were Jews.

Later, Margot and Anne were transferred from Auschwitz to Bergen-Belsen. According to this concentration camp resources, there were two girls who died from typhus just before the camp was liberated (15th of April 1945). The identity of the girls isn’t known but there are assumptions the girls were Anne and her sister Margot.

Centurion tank – British main battle tank in the period after the Second World War

The British invented a tank as a combat device, but until the end of the Second World War they did not create a better higher-quality design of this armored vehicle. Their tanks Matilda, Crusader, Valentine, Churchill and Cromwell could be called relatively solid, but nothing more than that. Against the German Tigers and Panther, the British tanks were powerless, and the only one who could confront them at greater distances was the American Sherman Firefly.

The British were looking for a tank that would be well-armored, with a cannon of great breakthrough power and agile. The first tank that was introduced, called Centurion tank, was produced in 1945, after the end of the war in Europe and was armed with the same gun as the Sherman Firefly – Ordnance QF 17-pounder caliber 76 mm. This top was soon replaced by the new Ordnance QF 20-pounder gun of 84 mm, and with this cannon, Centurion tank was massively introduced into the British Army’s armament.Centurion was the first British tank that could accurately shoot on the move thanks to the built-in gyroscope, and was more secure due to the decision not to store the shells above the dome ring.

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Tank Centurion in the standard British version weighs 52 tons. The armored protection is up to 152 mm thick, and the weapon is made up of a top L7 caliber of 105 mm. The operating range is 80 to 190 km (depending on the variant). The crew consists of 4 men – commander, gunner, charger and driver.

The Centurion outperformed its contemporaries, the American M-48 Patton and Soviet T-54 and T-55. Although it was a British tank, it was used by nineteen nations, such as Australia, Canada, Denmark, Jordan, Sweden and Switzerland.

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Montana Class Battleships Myths Busted

With the changes in modern warfare, the role of the battleships was diminished and Montana class battleships didn’t get its chance to prove its worth in the Second World War sea battles. On the other hand, not everything we know about these battleships is entirely true. Some myths surround them, and these myths are busted below.

Myth 1

The Montana class ignored the Panama Canal restrictions.

Truth

The myth is partially true. The United States wanted to expand the Panama Canal locks to 140 feet, and the construction was due at the same time when Montana ships were supposed to come into service. The US army wanted and needed this advantage in order to dominate the battles in the Pacific. Considering that they had this enlargement project in the pipeline, the Montana class was finally designed.

The New York Naval yard was one of the largest in the world back in the day, and the US Navy had the height of the Brooklyn Bridge to think about as well as the Panama Canal. This port had to be accessible because all the battleships were coming here for repairs. As the Battleship Richelieu approaches the New York Naval Yard, the top of the fire control tower had to be removed to pass under the Brooklyn Bridge. All Montana Class battleships were modified so that they could go under without problems.

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Myth 2

It was designed as the Yamato rival. The Montana Battleships were considered the Yamato killers, but they were not developed to counter the Yamato.

Truth

The US Navy had the idea of what Yamato was as their perception of the Yamato ships was not the most accurate one. It took a while for the US army to get a grasp of Yamato’s possibilities and when they started designing the Montana they thought that the Yamato was just a standard battleship. In 1936, the US Navy found out that the Japanese were building ships weighing up to 55,000 tons and two years later they learned that Japan was assembling 16” equipped heavy battleships and two more were being created at that point.

However, the US forces found out that the Yamato was coming with 18” guns almost at the end of the war, in 1944. It was at the end of the war when the US finally managed to realize what they were up against. This only proves that the Montana Battleships weren’t created with the purpose to destroy the Yamato Battleships. However, they were large for a good reason. They needed to withstand the weight of their own guns and cannons. The protection of the ship was on a high level, which increased the weight and the size of the vessel. The Americans were lucky to have such ships.

Myth 3

The Montana was a larger version of the Iowa class battleship.

Truth

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The Montana and Iowa battleships look almost identical, and they have the same main armament. Firstly, the two battleships had a different armor. The Iowa came with the same armor as its predecessor – South Dakota. During the construction of the Iowa, weight restriction had to be monitored completely, but the Montana didn’t have to follow such rules, which is why it used the traditional external belt where the armor was outside of the hull.

Consequently, the two ships could reach different speeds. The Iowa, due to lighter armor, could develop 32 knots. Initially, the Montana was intended to be the faster of the two, but the creators decided that armor and firepower were more important and thus the speed of the Montana was limited to 28 knots. This means that the two ships had completely different roles and they were used accordingly in battles.

The Montana Battleships were definitely the feat of engineering back in the Second World War. And knowing that, you can conclude that some of the misconceptions were not true, but you can truly admire this heavily armored beast.

Source: warhistoryonline.com