Posted: Apr 16, 2013 5:28 pm
by VK-machine
The OP says it all, really. The psychological effect behind remote viewing is called illusory correlation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illusory_correlation
The romanian wiki will have something, too, I'd expect.

The remote viewers in the stargate project went to sell books and teach remote viewing. What they are really teaching is how to fool yourself. They did not actually go on to find oil or minerals, criminals or missing persons.

The movie The Men Who Stare at Goats with George Clooney and others was based around some events connected to that project. It's based on a documentary by Jon Ronson.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Men_Who_Stare_at_Goats
Here on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raondFnEkqU
It features an interview with the Major General who tried to walk through walls (*bump*) about 4 minutes in.