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You just can't keep a good hoaxer down. Joe Rudy and Chris Russo, the guys who got busted for a Morristown-area UFO hoax over the winter, are promoting James Randi's longstanding $1 million offer to anyone who can prove anything paranormal or supernatural.
You can contact these gentlemen at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can ask them personally. They are addressing the New York City Skeptics today at the New York Public Library. Their talk starts at 1 pm. Admission is free.
"We're both neutral. We're just asking people to prove it," said Chris, a 29-year-old pharmaceutical
"People want something extraterrestrial or supernatural to believe in," added Joe, 28, a musician and former science teacher. "Sometimes the truth isn't as fun."
Originally posted by son of total newbie
reply to post by HunkaHunka
I contacted the Amazing Randi Foundation and asked to be tested from my current location. I waived any prize money.
I asked them to set up a remote number generator and I would try to affect the numbers generated. They refused, but did refer me to a local skeptic society who might test me. So I guess that was fair.
Fair, but for the effort and for no pay, I wanted to go up against some of the "big boys". Because to be the man, you have to beat the man.
applicants must first pass a 'preliminary test', before they are allowed to progress to the actual 'formal' test which pays the million dollars. So an applicant must first show positive results in a preliminary test (yielding results against chance of at least 1000 to 1, apparently), then once through to the next stage they would then have to show positive results against much higher odds to claim the prize
And now, perhaps as a result of that fact, James Randi has announced that the Challenge will come to an end ....(snip).... on March 6th, 2010.