A Curious Double Standard
Women are known for having much stronger sense of intuition than men, and they have a higher chance of experiencing psychic phenomenon than their male counterparts. Some believe that since culture allows women to be more in-tune with their emotions, it helps them tap into their psychic powers. So, if that is the case, wouldn’t it have made sense to find a team of female psychics to help with Project Stargate? The unfortunately reality of the situation was that the vast majority of “experts” were male. They had very few women that were brought on to help with the project, and even when they arrived, they were never taken seriously.
It was more than a decade before they even considered to bring in women to help, and some of the remote viewing studies begin to indicate female handwriting, but the names and genders of those participants are conveniently never confirmed. By 1991, The Gulf War had begun, and remote viewers from Project Stargate had gone to do their duty, or they had simply retired out of the military. The project cost $500,000 per year, and the higher-ups were seriously re-considering if they should continue to pay for these psychic experiments out of the military’s budget. They were desperate for new remote viewing talent, so they hired two civilian female psychics named Angela Dellafiora and Robin Dahlgren to come to Fort Meade, Maryland.
They were called “The Witches” by the male members of Project Stargate who felt that their techniques were an insult to the “real” ways of the psychic warrior. They would mostly use tarot cards to predict the future. Many psychics use crystals and tarot cards, because they claim that it helps to channel their energy. But in the eyes of the men, this was a sign that the were frauds.
These female remote viewers were asked to locate Saddam Hussein, but they had absolutely no success. Male authors who later wrote about these two women claimed that they failed because they were “not interest” in the military. Obviously, that had nothing to do with it, because the men could not find Saddam Hussein, either. They never actually accomplished anything helpful to the CIA, and it most likely damaged the reputation of the project, because “The Witches” were often compared to the types of tarot psychics that were seen on TV.
This was a case of the pot calling the kettle black, because, obviously, other so-called psychics, like Uri Geller, were later debunked as illusionists and frauds. But since they were men, the CIA was quick to believe other men’s predictions, calling them âexperts’ rather than âwitches’ or âwizards’. Other female remote viewers were usually alien enthusiasts, who typically got their information wrong whenever the CIA began to look into their claims. However, again, when two viewers gave equally crazy testimonies, they were far more likely to believe the male subjects over the females, because they were interpreted as being more trust-worthy sources of information. Even to this day, the vast majority of people who show up to remote viewing classes are male.