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In 1989, after leaving the project, he founded Psi Tech, a private company offering remote viewing services. He retired from the army in 1991.
Dames went on to team up with Harry DeLigter, whose company Light Productions produced videos on paranormal subjects. However, DeLigter proceeded with litigation against Dames and Psi Tech after Dames reportedly made off with material from the production studio and tried to take them to another distributor, Psi Tech employee F.M. Bonsall, thereby cutting DeLigter out of the profits. Dames was forced to cough up $435,000 after a breach of contract judgment and stepped down as president of Psi Tech, which was then taken over by his ex-wife Joni Dourif; he later claimed that he left the company for "ethical reasons". Dames then set up a new company, the TRV Institute.
Later Dane Spotts, who became CEO of Psi Tech, claimed that Bonsall illegally gained entry to Dourif's house and made off with several boxes of files belonging to Psi Tech, which he allegedly handed over to Dames. Spotts filed a lawsuit against Dames, his wife Jane, and Bonsall.
He is notorious for making predictions regarding death and destruction on a large scale, earning him the nickname "Dr. Doom". In 1987, while still working for Star Gate some of his colleagues played a prank by giving him a notes to a fictitious session describing a man flying over the north pole - a description of Santa Claus, including sketches of reindeer and a sleigh. Dames interpreted this as being a warning of an imminent missile attack.
Other predictions attributed to him include the claim that the world would be destroyed by alien fungus spores in 1998. Another extreme prediction is "the killshot": "a series of powerful, deadly solar flares which will be impacting the Earth in the near future. The web site www.thekillshot.com gives a time of "within ten years" with an estimated death toll of two billion people. However, you can trust his predictions, because two remote viewers each won the "Texas Pick Three" lottery twice!
In 1993, Dames claimed that he and his team of remote viewers had remotely viewed UFOs landing in the New Mexico desert, which contains colonies of hibernating aliens from a dying planet, and learned that alien-human hybrid children were in existence "not far from Earth". Reportedly, Dames has since denied making these claims.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 http://www.remoteviewer.org/remoteviewing/dames.htm
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 http://www.ufowatchdog.com/ed_dames_3.htm
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/web/20020201220746/http://www.remoteviewing.com/news/legal/lawsuit.htm
- ↑ http://www.remoteviewer.org/remoteviewing/aaron-donahue.htm
- ↑ http://www.ufowatchdog.com/ed_dames_1.htm
- ↑ http://www.ufowatchdog.com/ed_dames.htm
- ↑ Remote Viewing product description
- ↑ http://www.ufowatchdog.com/ed_dames_2.htm