by Debra Lynne Katz & Lance William Beem (abstract edited by Dean Radin, conference chair)
In a double-blind, free-response experiment, 39 remote viewers (“viewers’) were given the task of describing a bacteriophage, or “phage,” a virus that attacks bacteria. Ten of the viewers were re-tasked on elements described in their first session; 35 viewers were then given a second target containing the task, “describe the trigger for replication.” This time, they were provided with information that the target was of a microscopic nature.
This remote viewing project was unique not only in its subject matter, but in its purpose, which was to evaluate remote viewing sessions not only for evidence of psychic functioning but to make use of the information in order to advance the work of scientists outside the field of parapsychology. Viewers submitted a total of 83 sessions, producing a total of 3,263 descriptors to be analyzed. They also provided dozens of detailed sketches, some of which are presented here.