SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The ideal Christmas gift for those intrigued by governmental conspiracy, “OPERATION BLUE LIGHT: My Secret Life Among Psychic Spies” (Cherubim Publishing, September 2008, ISBN 978-0-9816024-0-0 $18.95 294 pages), is one of the most scintillating memoirs ever to be written. A true story of deception and subterfuge, it took Philip Chabot 40 years to tell us about his amazing experience, and it’s now available through and Some book reviewers say it’s hard to believe, but truth is often stranger than fiction. The fact is, Chabot was a vital player immersed in a fascinating American conspiracy.

Operation Blue LightThrough mental technologies, the U.S. Government and the CIA shamefully exploited of a select group of people who had psychic abilities in order to covertly spy on other countries. This book reveals the government’s never-ending fascination and involvement with “mental” technologies and their collusion with psychiatric types to master control of the human mind for their own purposes and schemes.

OPERATION BLUE LIGHT: My Secret Life Among Psychic Spies, is the story of the Pentagon’s attempts to develop the perfect tool for espionage: psychic spies. These “spoken telepaths” were able to infiltrate any target, elude any form of security, and never risk a thing. For 40 years, the government selected civilian and military personnel for psychic ability, trained them, and put them to work, full-time, at taxpayers’ expense, against real intelligence targets. Before now, the only information the public has received was about the work of remote viewers in the 1980’s and 1990’s. The actual beginning of the use of psychics has not been told until today. Chabot’s abilities were monitored then tested by U.S. Government agencies including the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Council, the FBI, the National Security Agency, and maybe others. Most of this material is still officially classified or “conveniently missing.” Chabot’s story may explain why masses of CIA documents about the MKULTRA Mind Control project, including the material on Extra Sensory Perception, were destroyed in 1972 when Sid Gottleib and Richard Helms retired from the CIA.

In “OPERATION BLUE LIGHT: My Secret Life Among Psychic Spies,” Chabot finally leaves us his legacy and divulges his terrifying experiences as a Psychic Spy in the turbulent 1960’s. This gripping story follows the path that lead a teenager from a small town in Indiana to become the focus of Worldwide covert attention. Chabot confronted the agencies that were trying to manipulate him, and in doing so, neutralized the Cold War threat they posed to his future. An unusual and compelling memoir, Chabot shows that the use of psychics started much earlier than previously revealed.

Traditional methods of gathering intelligence include using satellites, intercepting communications and recruiting agents. However, today top secret documents have emerged revealing that the Ministry of Defense ran a covert project to recruit psychic spies during the Cold War in the hope of tracking down people and items of interest to the government and the military.

Even more intriguing, according to Chabot, “The use of psychic spies may still be happening today. Most recently, by the 1990s, it was revealed that the Pentagon continued to employ a highly classified team of ‘psychic spies,’ who use a form of remote viewing to aid in the gathering of intelligence in foreign countries.”

The author’s frightening first-hand experience proves that the life of a psychic isn’t as glamorous as it may seem. Even though Chabot discovered his abilities at a young age, the problems of having “the gift” greatly outweighed its benefits.

According to book reviewer Bryan Carey of Houston, Texas, “His accurate predictions gave others the creeps and it led many to be fearful of him and label him as unstable. Ultimately, it landed the author in a mental hospital….”

Why is Chabot telling his story? “Mostly I felt I owed it to ‘the casualties of the cold war’s psychic battlefields,’ for whom this book is dedicated. I have gotten to a place where I don’t care how unbelievable people find it. Also it needs to be told because it is unlike any other — the accuracy and details of my ‘spoken telepathy’ I had was not like any published experience. So my story needs to be put on the record.”

“I also chose to publish it because it is just a good story, and I believe you will enjoy reading it even if you are not among 42% that believe in telepathy. I hope that my book will be of value to those living with psychic abilities, as well as to those who have friends or relatives who have not understood them,” Chabot explains.

Written in the first person, this story is lively and highly interesting to read — it actually resembles a spy film as it involves suspense, mystery and a lot of action. The dialogue is vivid and the characters well crafted. It is a gripping story that can be read in one sitting. It is both entertaining and enlightening as it regards the secret agents’ field. It caters to all those who love action and spy stories and those who like stories about people with psychic abilities.

“We recommend this book because of its personal and gripping story of a young man coming of age with a powerful and impressive gift. Its magnitude overwhelms him.” — The Bookshelf Reviews.

“This book flows like a stream of consciousness. It is personal, interesting and fast paced.” — D. McCue “Bigskeeter,” Amazon Reviews.

You can now view Chabot’s harrowing tale through 12 videos on YouTube by visiting

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