Re: [Meditation Society of America] Proof of ESP ?
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Prickly feeling makes sense
Fro The Daily Telegraph
By ANIL DAWARin London
July 2, 2004
IF you have ever felt that someone is watching you, sending prickles
up your neck, it might not have been just your imagination.
Scientists have found evidence to suggest we do have a sixth sense and
can tell when we are being watched, even through CCTV.
This shows humans could have paranormal powers, say researchers at
Germany's Freiberg University.
Dr Stefan Schmidt and his team carried out two experiments a thousand
times and believe they have finally proved the reality of the sixth sense.
The first, called "remote staring", consisted of a volunteer in a
sealed room watching a second volunteer in another room via CCTV.
The second volunteer was hooked up to electrodes which recorded the
"prickle" or electrical activity of the skin. This was compared when
the volunteer was or was not being watched.
In the second experiment, called "direct mental interaction", the
first volunteer concentrated on making the second feel uncomfortable
or relaxed from within the sealed cell.
The German team used a complex statistical scale to grade the studies
according to reliability and paranormal effect recorded.
In other experiments, the starer tried to make the other feel either
uncomfortable or relaxed. Again, the electronic monitor proved
repeatedly that it could be done.
In the British Journal of Psychology, Dr Schmidt noted that the data
was ambiguous but found that "for both data sets there is a small but
While the findings will please believers in the paranormal, they are
not enough to convince the sceptics.
Psychology professor Richard Wiseman, of Hertfordshire University,
said: "The number of times you turn around and find someone not
looking at you far outnumber the times when you do but you only
remember the times you turned round to see someone looking."
Back in the 1960s Czech psychologist Milan Ryzl did a series of
experiments with two supposedly telepathic people who were many
The "sender" was asked to try to make the "receiver" feel
uncomfortable by imagining that he had been buried alive, and
succeeded in inducing a crippling attack of asthma.
Mr Ryzl was inspired by a colleague, Stepan Figar, who had proved that
when one person concentrates on another, it can actually cause a
measurable rise in blood pressure.
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