posted on Dec, 3 2018 @ 06:36 AM
a reply to: moebius
Well Moby, I don't believe because they want me to believe, or some kind of suggestion. I became a believer because I experienced it. I suggest you
try it before being so dismissive.
At the IRVA conference they ran a couple of double blind type of experiments that I was skeptical about initially. They had a set of 20 unique images,
each numbered and sealed in an envelop. We were given 5 mins. to draw the image to be selected in the future. We had no idea what the images were. And
nobody had any idea which image would be selected as the process would be random.
I waited until approx. 4 mins. had passed before I started to draw anything because I didn't want to turn in blank paper. So I closed my eyes and
thought for a moment, and kind of went blank. The first thing/image that came to me I started to draw. As I did, more detail came to me and I drew it.
Time was up. I signed and dated my drawing. The process of selecting the image we were suppose to match was as follows. Someone from the audience was
selected to roll a pair of dice. This determined an envelop to open that contained a list. Another person was selected to roll the dice again to
select the item on the list which had a corresponding reference to the image envelopes indicating which one to open. I have to say I didn't match
exactly the image, but it was better than 90%. The first image (expr.) had 3 people in it, and for some reason that is the only part (detail) I didn't
get; everything else in the background, foreground etc. was there. FYI, the people in the image were a very minor part, and not the focus of it.
After the reveal they showed us all of the images. They were all very different. So there was no way to confuse which image you were trying to match
with. The amount of detail I had in my drawing that matched so so closely to the imge selected is what really blew my mind. And when the experiment
was repeated with a new set of images, and happened again; I'm convinced there really is something to this. Especially the fact that this was
something that hadn't happened yet; the selection of the image to draw.
Also, for anyone who suspects some sort of cheating; the dice were large dense foam ones. I inspected them myself, and rolled them to make sure they
were not loaded in some way. Also, the people selected were not plants, as at least one of them I had met before and talked at length with.
So Moby, try and keep a more open mind. But I do agree that people are prone to suggestion. But don't make such blanket statements if you don't know
what you are talking about.