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Million dollar paranormal challenge

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Posted: July 20, 2006, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

 http://www.randi.org/research/index.html

 

 

James Randi Educational Foundation

 

 
The Foundation is committed to providing reliable information about paranormal claims. It both supports and conducts original research into such claims.

At JREF, we offer a one-million-dollar prize to anyone who can show, under proper observing conditions, evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power or event. The JREF does not involve itself in the testing procedure, other than helping to design the protocol and approving the conditions under which a test will take place. All tests are designed with the participation and approval of the applicant. In most cases, the applicant will be asked to perform a relatively simple preliminary test of the claim, which if successful, will be followed by the formal test. Preliminary tests are usually conducted by associates of the JREF at the site where the applicant lives. Upon success in the preliminary testing process, the "applicant" becomes a "claimant."

To date, no one has ever passed the preliminary tests.

Click here to see the application.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions.

Randi's Personal FAQ.

The Log of Applicants

Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

It's about number behavior.

Egos don't count.

 

Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

 

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    Posted: July 20, 2006, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

    thank you for this rip I will send my application

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      Posted: July 20, 2006, 3:50 pm - IP Logged

      Hi bird:

      I hope you'll share how it goes, dealing with the Randi Foundation.

      The folks on Digital Dowsers List have kicked this around a bit, some of them evidently contacted the Randi folks.

      The general thought grapevine-wise is that Randi's got it rigged in such a way as to keep anyone from getting past the application process.

      But that mightn't be true.  Might just be a matter of control issues on the part of whatever energy workers contacted them.

      I hope you break through their defenses and bust 'em wide open for the million.

      Jack

       

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      It's about number behavior.

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        Posted: July 20, 2006, 4:11 pm - IP Logged

        I remember going to that site years ago. Interesting reading the message board and newsletters. I am also one of those people that think that Randi has it so that no one will ever be able to pass his test. But maybe no one has come forward with any abilities, so who am I to judge.

        Good luck Bird! Be careful though, your name and stuff can be published and those people on the board roast the people who participate in the challenges.

        Dance like no one is watching.

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          Posted: July 20, 2006, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

          LOL Thanks for the laugh Jack. I needed it.

          Some of the tests that people want to do for the challenge are very odd....like this one. =)

          Dance like no one is watching.

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            Posted: July 20, 2006, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

            Bird:

            It seems to me keeping it really simple, such as predicting lottery outcomes in advance, might be the way to get through their line of defense.  You'd probably need to insist up front that was the ONLY claim you were making, and that you weren't going to sit still for any nonsense of getting outside the track.

            Instead of doctors and lawyer affidavits with your application you could send them a prediction for the pick 5 or 6 game in the state where they are next week draw.

            If the challenge gets too broadly defined they can find way hundreds of ways to wiggle out of it.  But if you keep it single-issue it's difficult to imagine them, first denying you a chance if you predict a lottery outcome in advance, and second, succeeding in squirming out of paying up.

            Just a thought.

            Jack

            Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

            It's about number behavior.

            Egos don't count.

             

            Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser