There's a new 2-part article from me at Mysterious Universe, on a weird saga of hotel-room secrets, government agents, the military, and ESP...
Here's part 1.
And here's part 2.
The story begins...
"There can be no doubt that strange things go on in hotel rooms. But,
they don’t get much stranger than something that went down in the
Arlington, Virginia, Marriott Hotel – on U.S. Highway 1 – in August
1957. It’s a bizarre story of paranormal phenomena (or, perhaps more
correctly, alleged paranormal phenomena), a couple of teenage
psychics, an employee of a local railway company, and the U.S.
Intelligence community! Yep, it’s time for one of those “stranger than
"It all began on July 16, 1957. That was the date on which Alan H.
Belmont, the Assistant Director of the FBI’s Domestic Intelligence
Division, prepared a document with the eye-catching title of “Extra Sensory Perception.”
It was a document circulated to senior FBI personnel, including
Assistant Director Cartha DeLoach. Belmont wrote: “One of our agents
attended a private exhibition of extra sensory perception given by Mr.
William Foos at American Legion Headquarters in Washington, D.C.”