Nina Kulagina, or the ’Soviet Psionic’ as she became known was born in 1927 in a small village in Soviet Russia. At the age of 14 she joined the Soviet tank division with the hopes of serving The Red Army. After Stalin’s ill fated Molotov-Ribbentrop nonaggression pact with the Nazis resulted in the invasion and eventual defeat of the Nazis in Russia, Nina left the Red Army to pursue a domestic life as a housewife. But then in the 1960s, she found that something about her was very different. Her talents would soon result in her being an international figure, and a contender in the unspoken “psionic” race between the US and the USSR.
Nina’s talents were first demonstrated when pictures near her would suddenly fall off walls while she was mad. In addition to this, she soon noted cups, pencils, pens, cutlery, and occasionally even chairs moving when her anger got the better of her. Amazed, she went to the KGB with her talent. As she became more and more trained in her talents, she was soon asked to perform in front of a camera for the purpose of showing the world how advanced the Soviet Union was in their psionic capabilities. Quickly several videos were made under controlled conditions showing Nina using her abilities to move several objects in laboratories, with objects beneath a glass barrier, and with Nina moving them from across the room. Soon the footage was dropping jaws all over the world. “If they can do that,” the sentiment was, “Imagine the military applications.”
Soon scientists wondered if Nina’s talents could be applied to living tissue, and in a videotaped experiment, she was called to slow down the heart of a frog, which she did even stopping it before bringing it back. The test was repeated, this time with a human test subject. The result required two paramedics to assist the man and resuscitate him. The implications were terrifying. For the first time known to modern science, a person possessed the ability to kill with thought alone. The Soviets wasted no time flaunting this fact, and quickly began training more psychics using techniques pioneered by Nina.
But such abilities came with a price. Nina described a painful sensation in her spine when she practiced, and years later long term use being pushed by Soviet Scientists to produce results so regularly may have contributed to several ailments. After a near fatal heart attack around 1978, she appeared less frequently for experiments and stopped producing results quite as dramatic. Her endocrine system, blood sugar, and heart beat were irregular, leading up to her death in 1990. Though she was challenged under surprise test circumstances several times throughout the course of her life, no method of trickery was ever discovered.
Though psychic phenomena isn’t considered incredibly rare these days, the idea of a human actually using their mind to influence objects they would not otherwise be able to control is an important factor in understanding just how advanced psionic programs were at even this early stage. One can only imagine how advanced such programs would be today. Though no assassination has been attributed officially to psychic phenomena, how would such an attack be proven?