posted on Dec, 23 2010 @ 12:03 AM
So me and a good friend of mine were having a discussion the other day on our past experiences as kids with Ouija boards. We used to use "play" with
them all the time and had alot of experiences with them that were interesting to say the least, as well as alot of easily explainable nonsense. I
won't recount them since that isn't what this thread is about.
This led us to discussing the validity of Ouija boards and the paranormal in general and we eventually came up with an idea for an experiment to
prove it. The idea is simple.
The problem with Oujia boards as having any proof of paranormal phenomena is the human factor. You must be physically touching the planchette for it
to move, more than one person must be touching the piece, which means you never know if you are perhaps being tricked. and from personal experiments
at least, your eyes must also remain open or the board will simply spell gibberish.
The generally non paranormal explanation is that people are subconciously moving the planchette with subtle uncontrolled movements and answering
their own questions without concious knowledge of it. ( which is why your eyes must be open )
In todays day and age would it not be possible to simply attach some sort of "electrodes" to individuals arms and or upper torso which can measure
muscle movement and contractions while holding the planchette. You then attach a sensor to the planchette to measure it's movements and direction in
space. Then by recording the data while the board is used you can scientifically determine if anyone touching the piece is generating the momentum
needed for it to travel in whatever direction it's going. Record which muscles are contracting and where their force is directed to see if everyone
present is actually being lead by the planchette, or unconsciously moving it collectively.
While this experiment could not prove the existence of life after death / religion / or anything definitive, I think it could potentially show that
there is actually something "para" or not normal / unknown happening when the board is in use. If this experiment was conducted and it was proven that
those involved were not controlling it the implications at least would be huge in my opinion.
Or it could be conducted and found that we are indeed controlling it subconciously and have fooled ourselves for centuries!
So what are your thoughts ATS?
On either the method / validity of the experiment or, its implications either way if carried out.
edit on 23-12-2010 by cycondra because: I can't spell.
edit on 23-12-2010 by cycondra because: (no reason given)