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The ASSAP Paranormal Olympics 2010 took place at the London Fortean Times UnConvention over the weekend of 23-24 October. Over 100 people took part in the paranormal games. The games were:

  • An ESP test on computer. This was a slightly altered version of the test available on this website here.
  • A psychometry test
  • A remote viewing experiment using two sealed boxes.
  • A dowsing experiment to determine which single pipe in a set of four contained water and which one an electric current.
  • A Street Light Interference (SLI) test to try to make a bulb switch off by the power of the mind alone.

Psychometry

Above: Psychometry test involving objects owned by one person

Unconv ESP

Dowsing experiment

Above: The dowsing experiment to determine which single pipe in a set of four contained water and which one an electric current.

Right:The SLI test to try to make a bulb switch off by the power of the mind alone.

Pics by Val Hope

SLI lamp

The Results

Here are the scores for each participant, identified by initials.

Position Initials of participant Zener Psychometry Remote viewing Dowsing SLI PK TOTAL
1 Ro Ma 10 2 6 0 0 19
2 RF 10 2 3 3 0 18
3 Ro S 12 2 1 3 0 18
4 St Sp 10 3 3 2 0 18
5 HS 7 2 0 8 0 17
6 RM 12 3 0 1 0 16
7 P De 10 3 2 1 0 16
8 CS 9 2 2 3 0 16
9 JM 8 4 1 3 0 16
10 RR 9 2 3 0 0 14
11 JG 7 4 2 0 0 13
12 SG 8 3 2 0 0 13
13 MN 7 2 2 2 0 13
14 VO 5 3 2 3 0 13
15 Sa Fi 10 1 2 0 0 13
16 J Mc 9 2 2 0 0 13
17 S Pe 11 1 0 1 0 13
18 R Mc 9 3 1 0 0 13
19 Ph Do 7 3 2 0 0 12
20 RJ 8 1 2 1 0 12
21 BF 9 2 1 0 0 12
22 LF 7 2 0 3 0 12
23 AMJ 7 3 2 0 0 12
24 LWL 7 2 2 1 0 12
25 GW 7 2 2 1 0 12
26 JW 10 1 1 0 0 12
27 DF 7 2 1 2 0 12
28 TTR 6 2 2 2 0 12
29 SJ 8 3 0 0 0 11
30 SD 6 2 1 2 0 11
31 LL 7 0 4 0 0 11
32 Al Ca 7 1 1 2 0 11
33 AA 9 0 1 1 0 11
34 MC 8 3 0 0 0 11
35 NRJ 6 5 0 0 0 11
36 VW 6 3 1 1 0 11
37 Ri St 5 2 1 3 0 11
38 NS 7 2 2 0 0 11
39 NB 8 2 1 0 0 11
40 JS 8 1 1 1 0 11
41 SW 5 3 3 0 0 11
42 DD 6 2 1 2 0 11
43 S Ca 5 3 2 1 0 11
44 DC 5 1 3 2 0 11
45 RA 7 0 2 2 0 11
46 SES 3 4 1 3 0 11
47 NC 7 2 2 0 0 11
48 JT 7 1 1 2 0 11
49 PT 7 3 0 0 0 10
50 N Sew 6 3 1 0 0 10
51 MGJ 8 1 1 0 0 10
52 DB 3 3 1 3 0 10
53 AG 2 3 2 3 0 10
54 MF 5 3 1 1 0 10
55 St Sm 6 3 1 0 0 10
56 Mo 7 2 1 0 0 10
57 FP 6 3 0 1 0 10
58 MH 8 1 1 0 0 10
59 KD 3 3 1 3 0 10
60 Ja Ca 5 1 2 2 0 10
61 JR 6 2 0 2 0 10
62 RH 6 2 2 0 0 10
63 JB 5 2 2 0 0 9
64 LN 6 2 1 0 0 9
65 TK 4 3 2 0 0 9
66 DW 7 1 1 0 0 9
67 AH 6 2 1 0 0 9
68 AO 6 2 1 0 0 9
69 Si Po 7 1 1 0 0 9
70 SN 6 0 3 0 0 9
71 SR 6 2 1 0 0 9
72 PA 3 2 2 2 0 9
73 AM 6 2 1 0 0 9
74 GS 4 2 2 0 0 8
75 C Ga 3 1 2 2 0 8
76 LP 4 3 1 0 0 8
77 SC 6 2 0 0 0 8
78 C Ge 5 3 0 0 0 8
79 CB 4 2 2 0 0 8
80 AE 6 0 0 2 0 8
81 SH 3 2 0 3 0 8
82 C Sag 4 2 1 1 0 8
83 Ka P 5 2 1 0 0 8
84 J Bar 3 3 2 0 0 8
85 C Bar 4 3 1 0 0 8
86 AJ 6 0 1 0 0 7
87 RG 4 3 0 0 0 7
88 PB 5 2 0 0 0 7
89 D Was 7 0 0 0 0 7
90 PAT 5 1 1 0 0 7
91 ML 6 1 0 0 0 7
92 EF 5 1 0 1 0 7
93 PC 5 2 0 0 0 7
94 JJ 6 1 0 0 0 7
95 TP 5 1 1 0 0 7
96 N Mc 2 2 1 2 0 7
97 S Fe 4 3 0 0 0 7
98 JF 4 0 1 1 0 6
99 B Fa 4 0 0 2 0 6
100 GH 6 0 0 0 0 6
101 JP 0 4 2 0 0 6
102 Jo Bo 3 1 1 1 0 6
103 TC 4 1 1 0 0 6
104 AC 4 1 0 0 0 5
105 MAH 3 1 1 0 0 5
106 Iain 3 0 1 0 0 4
107 P Dow 2 1 0 0 0 3
108 A o'C 0 1 1 0 0 2

Average score was:  9.08

Highest scorers in each category ESP: RS 12 (out of 30), Psychometry: NRJ 5 (out of a possible 6), Remote Viewing: RM 6 (out of a possible 10), Dowsing: HS 8 (out of a possible 8) PK: 0

Nobody picked up the word which is SPIKES but the nearest was SPUD-U-LIKE (NRJ).

The Conference overall scored less than chance, the chance score being 10 and the average 9.08. The Conference scored 0.5 on average on the belief scale.

Remote viewing target streamThe Answers

Psychometry: All four objects belonged to one person. Points were given for descriptions containing the words: MALE; LIGHT-SKINNED; DARK-HAIRED; YOUNG. Extra points given for specific details such as: STUDENT; TALL; POET; MUSICIAN; WRITER etc.

Remote viewing: BOX A: The box contained a small wooden music box in the shape of a house. This was chosen to rule out guessing.

BOX B: The dog's ashes were buried in a waterfall near a woodland path pictured right, so points were given for descriptions containing the words: WATERFALL; WATER; WOODLAND; TREES; ROCKY; STONY; PATH etc.

Dowsing: The water pipe was A. The electrical cable was in C but not switched on, which effectively ruled out guessing.

Many thanks to all who took part!