Archive for the ‘ESP’ Category

Remote Viewers Travel To Vegas This Week

Friday, June 19th, 2009


The International Remote Viewing Association is having their 10th anniversary this year and are hosting a conference in Vegas starting today to celebrate. There press release on the event states:

For 20 years, the U.S. government trained soldiers and secret agents in the use of psychic powers to gain an advantage on enemies.
This weekend, the world’s foremost psychic warriors are coming to Las Vegas to share ideas about the techniques they used, including something called remote viewing.
Las Vegan Ret. Col. John Alexander was one of the insiders of the program. “Part of my time on active duty in the intelligence community was looking at psi phenomena. We were interested in what the Soviet Union was doing and in what could be done. One thing I’d argue, scientists argue about the scientific viability of this. The reality is, we had an operational unit that was out doing intelligence operations quite successfully,” he said.
The conference begins Friday at Green Valley Ranch. It includes speakers who were trained by the CIA, DIA, and Army Intelligence to rely in psychic insights to spy on the enemy.
Among the most dramatic successes was the use of remote viewing to discover the existence of an advanced Russian submarine that was previously unknown.
The conference kicks off at noon and is open to the public.

Though extrasensory perception (ESP) has never been proven in any form, the conference will provide a great opportunity to find out more about the U.S. Government’s whacky Cold War remote viewing research. You might not find evidence of the paranormal, but we can guarantee that you will see weird things.

Great Twitter ESP Experiment Results!

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Speaking of Richard Wiseman, we almost forgot to give you the results of the great twitter ESP experiment we posted on a couple of weeks ago. Watch this video that explains it all. Results were negative for proof of ESP.

Read Wiseman’s write up on it here.

Twitter: Now With ESP

Monday, June 1st, 2009
Prof. Richard Wiseman

Prof. Richard Wiseman

Today marks the beginning of the first ever scientific experiment conducted using Twitter. Professor Richard Wiseman, from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK, has organized an remote viewing ESP experiment using the social networking tool.

Richard Wiseman, assisted by fellow researchers, will visit different locations around the UK and ask participants to “tweet” their impressions of the characteristics of the surrounding area. These participants will then be given a series of five photos to choose the correct location from. If anyone gets three hits, the odds of which are 1 in 125, the outcome will be considered statistically significant in proving the existence of ESP.

Wiseman, famous for conducting mass participation studies, has found the perfect online tool for extending his research, making him the first person I know of to use Twitter to do good in this world.

To participate, follow Prof. Wiseman on twitter at:

Making Star Trek Possible: Mind melding and ESP

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

A five-part series that tries to explain how to make the science of Star Trek real…

Spock's early failures at mind melding

An important part of the Star Trek mythos is the idea of mind-to-mind contact. Spock uses this to probe other people’s minds and even transplant his entire consciousness. Counselor Troi used it to read the feelings of other species. It’s a wonderful concept that has fascinated people since at least the 1800’s. Unfortunately, we’re no closer to it being real now then we were back then.

We can imagine all sorts of technology assisted ways to make this real, but there’s nothing sexy about your Vulcan girlfriend asking you to step into an fMRI so she can read your voxels (okay, maybe a little sexy). What we need are some organic solutions or explanations for brain to brain transmission that make the concept a little more plausible. (more…)