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  • Peter Johnson
    It s called E.S.P. extra sensory perception. Peter Johnson ... From: Frits Westra To: Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002
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      It's called E.S.P. extra sensory perception.
      Peter Johnson
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      Subject: [UFOnet] Fwd = The "Sense of Being Stared At" Does Not Depend On
      Known Sensory Clues


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      > The "Sense of Being Stared At" Does Not Depend On Known Sensory Clues
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      > by Rupert Sheldrake
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      > Biology Forum 93: 209-224 (2000)
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      > Abstract.
      > The "sense of being stared at" can be investigated by means of
      > simple experiments in which subjects and lookers work in pairs,
      > with the looker sitting behind the subject. In a random sequence
      > of trials, the looker either looks at the back of the subject, or
      > looks away and thought of something else. More than 15,000 trials
      > have already been conducted, involving more than 700 subjects, with
      > an extremely significant excess of correct over incorrect guesses
      > (Sheldrake [1999]). This effect was still apparent in experiments
      > in which subjects were blindfolded and given no feedback, showing
      > it did not depend on visual clues, nor on the subjects knowing if
      > their guesses were right or wrong (Sheldrake [2000]). In this
      > paper I describe experiments I conducted in schools in England in
      > which the subjects were not only blindfolded and given no feedback,
      > but looked at through closed windows. There was again a very
      > significant excess of correct over incorrect guesses (p<0.004). At
      > my request, teachers in Canada, Germany and the United States
      > carried out similar experiments and found an even more significant
      > positive effect than in my own experiments (p< 0.0002). The fact
      > that positive results were still obtained when visual clues had
      > been effectively eliminated by blindfolds, and auditory and
      > olfactory clues by closed windows, implies that the sense of being
      > stared at does not depend on the known senses. I conclude that
      > peoples' ability to know when they are being looked at depends on
      > an influence at present unknown to science.
      >
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      > http://www.sheldrake.org/papers/SensoryStaredat/sensefulltext.html
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