Ganzfield Experiment 2
Date:26th June, 2015 Type:Residential
Location Title:Ganzfield Experiment 2 City/State:Liberty, MO
Investigation Times:09:00 PM - 11:00 PM Status:Analysis
Sunrise:05:52 AM Sunset:08:48 PM
High Temperature:78 °F Low Temperature:64 °F
Sky Condition:Overcast Wind:N at 8 mph
Lunar Phase:Waning Gibbous % disk visible:71%
Solar X-Rays:Normal Geomagnetic Field:Quiet
A ganzfeld experiment (from the German for “entire field”) is a technique used in parapsychology which claims to be able to test individuals for extrasensory perception (ESP). The ganzfeld experiments are among the most recent in parapsychology for testing telepathy.
In a typical ganzfeld experiment, a "receiver" is placed in a room relaxing in a comfortable chair with halved ping-pong balls over the eyes, having a red light shone on them. The receiver also wears a set of headphones through which white or pink noise (static) is played. The receiver is in this state of mild sensory deprivation for half an hour. During this time, a "sender" observes a randomly chosen target and tries to mentally send this information to the receiver. The receiver speaks out loud during the thirty minutes, describing what he or she can see. This is recorded by the experimenter (who is blind to the target) either by recording onto tape or by taking notes, and is used to help the receiver during the judging procedure.
In the judging procedure, the receiver is taken out of the Ganzfeld state and given a set of possible targets, from which they select one which most resembled the images they witnessed. Most commonly there are three decoys along with the target, giving an expected rate of 25%, by chance, over several dozens of trials.
Becky Ray:On our second attempt we had more ideal conditions, but not quite as solid of results. However our results were enough to make it plausible to continue attempting this experiment.
Jennifer Sprague:I was a sender in this experiment. Very different than being a receiver as I was last time. Although the receiver did not get my exact image. She did pick out my object that I picked and said it seemed familiar to her. I look forward to reading her notes on the experiment and look forward to trying this experiment again.