posted on Mar, 23 2008 @ 12:31 AM
Note: I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place for this thread, so moderators, please do not hesitate to move or delete this thread as you
please. I would have posted this in the "Research" forums, as that seems to best fit the description of this thread, but access seems to be
I know I'm new here, but I'm very interested in I suppose what is called "fringe science" - anti-gravity, crypto-zoology, etc. - and have been
browsing these forums on and off for a few years. I would describe myself as a reasonable skeptic, open minded, yet skeptical of anything too
far-fetched without reasonable evidence.
Several years ago I came across something I thought was very intriguing - I think it was Art Bell (Coast to Coast AM) who referred to an experiment he
performed where he instructed his listeners to simultaneously concentrate on a certain event happening (like the weather changing if I remember
correctly). He only performed the experiment twice, but the bizarre thing is that both times it actually worked. He said he stopped experimenting
because he felt he might be playing with something that was potentially dangerous and could have unexpected consequences.
This "mass consciousness" effect seems like interesting grounds for experimentation, although an experiment of this sort is extremely difficult to
acheive reliably due to the cooperation required from so many people. Personally, I'm quite skeptical that this is true, but think that it might
prove to be quite interesting to perform such an experiment through the ATS forums here. As far-fetched as it seems, if we can show that mass
concentration actually can manipulate space/time, it would be quite a "discovery". If not, then no harm done, although nothing will be proven either
Anyway, here's what I propose: At a certain scheduled time (maybe with the aid of an online count-down), everyone who wants to give it a try would
concentrate on a specified event happening. Obviously we'd have to agree on a time and subject that works for the most people. The subject should be
a insignificant yet noticeably unusual event. The time should probably be somewhere around the evening hours here in the US so the maximum number of
people can participate.
I know it sounds crazy. It does to me too, but I have a bit of respect for Art Bell which in my mind at least gives this possibility a bit more
credibility than if I just read it off the Internet. Most likely the effect he described was just a coincidence, in which case this whole thing would
be just a waste of time, but I think it's worth a try, just out of curiosity and true scientific spirit.
What do you think?