LEONARD "LYN" BUCHANAN

BRIEF: Leonard "Lyn" Buchanan was assigned for over eight years to the U.S. Army intelligence unit that utilized Controlled Remote Viewing as a data collection tool. He functioned as a Viewer, a CRV Instructor, and a Viewer profile (database) manager, as well as misc. duties many members performed (e.g., Monitoring). After his retirement from military service in 1992, he founded The AWP to assist civilian intelligence (police, FBI, etc.) in locating missing children, and founded Problems>Solutions>Innovations to develop solutions for intelligence-related data acquisition. This includes the training of civilians in the discipline of CRV and its related skills. He created The Controlled Remote Viewing Home Page to provide the public information on CRV, and gives lectures and media appearances related to the subject when time allows.


Lyn Buchanan is Executive Director of Problems>Solutions>Innovations, a small data analysis company in Alamagordo, New Mexico, USA. His involvement with CRV came about by a long, strange, and circuitous route which took over half a lifetime.

Beginning at about age 12, several events which could only be described as "psychic" and "psychokinetic" happened to him. However, growing up in the East and Central Texas "Bible Belt", such things were only spoken of in mystic or occult terms and were never admitted when they actually happened to "decent people". Throughout his childhood and adolescent years, the tendencies were not suppressed, but were largely ignored and/or hidden. After high school, he went into the U.S. Army and served for 3 years as a computer systems technician, working on analog (pre-digital) computer systems.

After this service time, he returned home and worked for the IBM Corporation in El Paso, Texas for about 5 years. Realizing that a lack of education holds people back in such corporations, he returned to East Texas to attend college. During his college years, there was some renewed interest in "psychic stuff", but only as a "campy" diversion. After college, the tendencies all but attrophied, except for occasional uncontrolled events, when some emergency, tragedy, or anger brought long-forgotten subconscious talents to the surface.

Having obtained a Master's degree at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, he taught foreign languages in rural East Texas junior and senior high schools for several years. Only one college course away from his Texas Teaching Certificate, the Wanderlust seized him and, after a 12 year "break in service", he returned to the U.S. Army to become a linguist with the US Intelligence and Security Command. His first "second" languages being German and Spanish, he spent the first year of his enlistment studying Russian at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California.

As a Russian linguist, he was stationed in Japan for four years, where he also gained a small proficiency in Japanese and Mongolian. For his last 12 years in service, he was the only Mongolian linguist in the US military. After his assignment to Japan, he returned to the Defense Language Institute for another year to attend their Intermediate Russian course and was then assigned to a 4 year stint at the US Intelligence Field Station in Augsburg, Germany. Here, due to his extensive ability with computers, he was used almost exclusively as a systems designer and programmer for the uncountable number of US- and foreign-manufactured mainframe and mini-computers.

It was in Augsburg that his "PK" ability resurfaced one fateful day in an event, parts of which are still classified, and which will not be discussed. Shortly thereafter, Major General Albert Stubblebine, who was at that time Commander of the U.S. Intelligence and Security Command, decided to transfer him to the Washington, D.C. area, where he spent his last nine years of military service in a special assignment.

His dormant interest in "psychic" phenomena (and his own natural abilities) turned into an active interest after his move to the D.C. area. He studied the CRV protocols and methodologies which had been developed by Ingo Swann, Ph.D., some years earlier. He quickly became proficient in using the CRV techniques and has been teaching them to other people for the last 12 years. This interest continues to this day.

After retirement from the U.S. Army in 1992, he settled down with his wife and youngest son in Mechanicsville, Maryland. He began working for a "beltway bandit" (a term used for computer consultant companies which surround the Washington D.C. beltway, and make their fortunes working mainly governmental contracts.) At the same time, he began building his own company, Problems>Solutions>Innovations.

Adding his computer skills to the CRV process, Lyn has developed techniques for enhancing the results of organized CRV efforts. He has developed computerized analysis techniques for identifying, categorizing and predicting viewer error rates. He has developed and maintains a database which tracks a trained viewer's individual strengths and weaknesses. When there is tasking for a certain problem, the task is broken into its smallest sub-questions. The database is used to identify the viewer who has the highest success rate for that type of question, and that question is given to that viewer. As a result of selective tasking, "strength only" working methods, training methods which "teach toward the weaknesses", and advanced analysis and reporting techniques, an organized group CRV effort is able to far exceed the abilities of any single group member.

In addition to providing standard computer systems-oriented data analysis and programming services, P>S>I also provides CRV services and CRV training to both individuals and organizations, and also performs a free public service through its "Assigned Witness Program".


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