The Titanic–a Remote Viewing Exercise


If you’ve seen the movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (sometimes abbreviated by fans as “CEIII”) then you’ve seen Richard Dreyfuss building a model of Wyoming’s Devil’s Tower out of mashed potatoes on the dining room table. That iconic scene became a running joke among me and my office mates in the military remote viewing program at Fort Meade. So much so that after my first-ever physical visit to Devil’s Tower with my kids in 1986, I brought back a sack full of small rocks gathered from the base of the Tower. From then on I would usually hand out one of these rocks to each new military remote viewing candidate to commemorate their graduation from the Stage 3 level of controlled remote viewing (CRV) training.

In CEIII, RIchard Dreyfus started out with mashed potatoes but graduated to more earthier materials
In CEIII, RIchard Dreyfus started out with mashed potatoes but graduated to more earthier materials.

The reason for the affinity between we military viewers and the CEIII movie was that Richard Dreyfuss was doing what we recognized as Stage 6 in CRV—the culmination of the CRV process where the remote viewer constructs an actual three-dimensional model of the intended target, relying only on his or her intuitive processes.

Stage 6 forms the core instruction in my Advanced Controlled Remote Viewing course. In it my students learn to create models out of clay, Sculpey, or other materials of the targets I assign them. The goal of modeling isn’t just to make a representation of the target, but to encourage students to engage with the remote viewing signal through kinesthetic interaction–in other words, get involved at the level where muscle-memory is formed and bodily movements are initiated and directed. Most beginning remote viewers don’t recognize the importance of this. (I will have more to say about kinesthetic interaction in a blog post I’ve been drafting for awhile and will publish in the near future.)

RMS Titanic on her maiden (and only) voyage
RMS Titanic on her maiden (and only) voyage.

My latest Advanced CRV class is just wrapping up, and I thought I’d entertain you with some photos of the exercise I use to introduce Stage 6 modeling to my students. This isn’t a remote viewing exercise per se. Rather, its goal is to students familiar with manipulating the materials they will be using when actually engaged in the remote viewing process. So unlike in a true remote viewing experience, they know from the beginning what it is they are supposed model. And that is the RMS Titanic.

This is how it works: I display an image of the Titanic, and then they proceed to model what they see on the screen. Like most of my other advanced courses, my two students this time really got into the spirit of the exercise. Below are several photos of them as they explored the capabilities of their materials and had fun with the subject matter. (And don’t forget to click through after the last photos to see what happened after the exercise!)

Students Joyce Wahlberg and Jamie Walker having fun modelling!

Students working on stage 6 controlled remote viewing exerciseEngaging with the materials as a way of preparing for actual remote viewing work is valuable.

Jamie showing her stage 6 CRV model


Jamie with her completed model.


CRV Stage 6 model of the Titanic


Yes, that is Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio on the bow of the ship.

Stage 6 controlled remote viewing model





Stage 6 controlled remote viewing model


Joyce getting ready to take out her frustrations on the Titanic!


S6 controlled remote viewing models of the Titanic


The finished models, with the iceberg!