Mikhailova, Nelya - The eyeless sight experiments
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Psychic Warfare (Threat or Illusion) By Martin Ebon
Kolodny wrote that Vasiliev was "the first to investigate" her psychic gifts. He apparently did this secretly, as he did not mention it to Dr. J.G. Pratt, a U.S. parapsychologist who visited Russia for the first of six trips in 1962.
This was the period when Soviet researchers experimented with dermo-optic vision, the apparent ability to read with fingertips. Kulagina told another visitor, Dr. Thelma Moss of Los Angeles, that her psychokinetic ability developed during such eyeless-sight experiments.
She recalled that she was able to distinguish among three different-coloured threads inside her bag, just by fingering them.