In 1961, a purchase order came from the CIA for Betty Humphrey’s “Handbook of Tests in Parapsychology,” a set of ESP cards and record sheets, and the entire set of the Journal of Parapsychology (Betty Humphrey was one of the lab scientists). According to this report, they contacted a parapsychology laboratory at Oxford the same year.
I didn’t write a lot about the CIA’s involvement with parapsychology, so much has been written about it already. I was just struck by something as mundane as a purchase order coming from a place like the CIA for something as extraordinary as ESP cards. But I did find and write about an 1957 (!) CIA remote viewing experiment.