The CIA’s psychics confused the New Orleans Delta with the Amazon

Aiming for the French Quarter on Mardi Gras, the Agency instead got squiggles and swampland

Written by JPat Brown

In October of 1982, the CIA’s crack team of psychics set their second sights on New Orleans, hoping to catch the city in the height of bacchanalian revelry.

What they got were squiggles.

A lot of squiggles.

Cold, slimy, swampy squiggles.

With at least one remote viewer a good continent off.

To be fair, Amazon aside, cold, slimy, swampy squiggles is not an inaccurate depiction of the Mississippi River Delta in the Fall, but when you consider what the Agency was aiming for …

…it’s a tad underwhelming. Though again, in their defense, the briefing materials appeared to suggest that Mardi Gras was in full swing in October …

so maybe the blame lies on bad intel. Regardless, the program managers didn’t appear to mind, declaring those squiggles to be valid psychic events.

Maybe New Orlean’s easygoing vibe rubbed off on them. Read the full report embedded below.