Predicting the 2016 U.S. Election Using Remote Viewing | Debra Lynne Katz
In this double blind Associative Remote Viewing Project, 41 moderate to highly experienced Remote Viewers were tasked with describing a feedback photo they would see at a future date. The photo was to be associated with the winner of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Researchers compared the remote viewers written transcripts to a set of four photos – two associated with to the Republican and Democratic frontrunners, one with a third party candidate option and one with an impossible option that served as the control group. A formal prediction was is- sued for a short period with some viewers being exposed to it and some not, in order to assess whether exposure to a potentially wrong prediction might result in displacement to the wrong photo. Other variables such as viewer preferences and voting behaviors were also assessed. Based on the suggestion to reject the null hypothesis during the hypothesis test summary a Wilcoxon test was conducted to assess the judge’s scoring value of viewer transcript across photos. The results indicated a significant difference. The mean of the ranks of Hilary (the popular vote front-runner) was 13.71, while the mean of the ranks in favor of Trump (the electoral vote front-runner) was 17.28. Results indicated that rather then describing the photo the remote viewers consciously saw at the future date, they instead tuned into photos they would never see.
Why did this happen? Is a large group consensus based approach really the best to
use in projects such as these? And what does this mean for the future of Associative Remote Viewing and other parapsychology projects that encounter similar incidents of displaced psi despite what seems to be a logical and theoretically sound design? A possible PK event that happened during the course of judging and issuing the prediction will also be discussed.
Bio: Debra Lynne Katz, M.S.W., is currently a Ph.D Student at University of West Georgia in the Psychology Department. She is the author of three popular books on Psychic Development (You Are Psychic; Extraordinary Psychic, and Freeing the Genie Within, formerly published by Llewellyn Worldwide Publishing and republished by Living Dreams Press). Debra has published studies on remote viewing (four of which will be published in 2017) and has presented full papers at two PA conventions to date (in Concord, CA., and Viterbo, Italy) as well as at the International Remote Viewing Association Conferences and Applied Precognition Project Conferences. She is a two-time recipient of the IRVA/IRIS Warcollier Research Award/Grant and the current co-chair of the award with Dale Graff. She runs the International school of Clairvoyance. She is a board member on the Kari Beem Research Foundation. She is a member of several parapsychology organizations. Her website is: www.debrakatz.com
Recorded at the Society for Scientific Exploration conference at Yale University, 2017
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Published on December 19, 2018