posted on Sep, 26 2009 @ 06:52 AM
I enjoyed watching it and it was a very good show - I will have to watch it again though. The guests in the field were interesting and I would like to
have heard more about the bat man.
Like always, it is a subject he is interested in and which he is exploring further (and appears to be a healthy skeptic). Then Derren reproduces the
effects through showmanship and psychology.
He did explore that remote viewing came about in a race to gather intelligence and the opposing powers thought that there was something in it. If
someone gives an impression that they can do something, then others will be quick to try and give a false impression back to save face. Emperors new
First and foremost, Derren is a showman. This is something he tells us on every show and he does not claim to be doing anything else - so lets not get
into the "its real" hysteria that some people on ATS get with David Copperfield and other magicians. Their job is to fool us, they trick us - it's
She was told to draw something simple - I would think that Derren probably influenced her to narrow her choice somehow. You have to watch his body
language and what he says to spot this, and also the enviroment in which they are in.
Being told simple limits us to shapes and outlines, which limits us to basic shapes. I think circles are one of the top choices people will select -
magicians use this all the time in mindreading tricks. The stonehenge thing may be related to her job at the museam perhaps - and an excellent twist
at the end of the show! But again, its all showmanship!!
How Derren influenced the people at the museam I don't know, but I do know he would have steered them as well to some extent like he did with her.
30-35% is still quite low though. I think that above 50% would have been more impressive and given a case for remote viewing being possible.
Deeren influenced the viewers - he told us at the end that the show which was going out having been recorded 3 weeks earlier. He told us what the
picture was as it was in all the national papers. The results with the viewers would indicate the percentage of the viewers had read the said
Edited 'cos I didn't have my glasses on the first time!
[edit on 26-9-2009 by YarlanZey]