posted on Jul, 24 2013 @ 10:11 PM
Remote viewing got my attention a couple years ago when I stumbled across the Farsight website (farsight.org). The guy who runs that site has written
a book about the technicalities of it that I have but have not completely read.
I have yet to see anything that can convince me that remote viewing is possible, despite the claims I have seen. I think that the likelihood of a
person drawing something that resembles something else selected at random may be higher than what we imagine, which could be why it seems so amazing
when there appears to be a hit. A similar phenomenon in statistics is the birthday paradox. In a room of just 57 people, there is an estimated 99%
probability that two will share the same birthday. It seems like this probability would be a lot lower, but it is not.
I've watched many videos of people remote viewing, and one thing I've noticed is that they tend to make lots and lots of drawings, which are then
pared down to the few things that seem the most likely to be what they are viewing. Also, sometimes after the target has been revealed, they will then
select the drawings that most closely matched and focus on those, making it seem like they were more accurate than they actually were.
However, I find the thought of it being possible fascinating, which is why I got the book on it in the first place. Check out the farsight.org site if
you are curious about some of the claims currently being made. One thing I like about the site is that they put up lots of experiments and evidence
for the public to see for themselves and then draw their own conclusions. I remain unconvinced, but still find it all quite interesting, particularly
the psychology of why we may believe there is something going on when it may just be chance.
My guess is that the US government/military gave up on it because it is so inconsistent and no longer funds it. I could be wrong.