Legendary psychic, remote viewer and artist Ingo Swann,at 79, passed away on February 1, 2013. Swan trained the first military remote viewer Tom McNear and others. Passing away at age 79, Swann's health had been in decline for about the last decade. Swan was an artist and author, best known for his work as a co-creator of the discipline of remote viewing, specifically the Stargate Project.
Swan wrote several books on remote viewing and related topics including To Kiss Earth Good-bye: Adventures and Discoveries in the Nonmaterial, "Recounted by the Man who has Astounded Physicists and Parapsychologists Throughout the World", Everybody's Guide to Natural Esp: Unlocking the Extrasensory Power of Your Mind, Your Nostradamus Factor - Accessing Your Innate Ability to See Into the Future, Psychic sexuality: The bio-psychic "anatomy" of sexual energies, What Will Happen to You When the Soviets Take Over? and his Autobiography: Penetration: The Question of Extraterrestrial and Human Telepathy
Ingo Swann was a supporter of ufology and Saucer Smear. Swann, wrote "in appreciation of 'Saucer Smear' and its Esteemed Editor", writes that "although many of its readers might view 'Saucer Smear' merely as a droll ufology gossip rag, in the larger picture it is rather more accurately a profound 'window' opening up onto the sociology of ufology. Therefore its cumulative issues constitute a precious historical archive."