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71,940. By Doctor J B Rhine: Extra Sensory Perception. I think that was the first time this phrase now normally abbreviated to ESP ever appeared in print. In his work Doctor Rhine claimed to have established scientifically the existence of Telepathy - that is direct mind to mind communication. Arthur C Clarke’s World of Strange Powers
71,941. Besides, if Telepathy exists, why isn’t it there when we really need it? ibid.
85,983. In 1979 the Fresno police scoured hundreds of square miles in their search for an abducted child. They failed to find her. And the desperate parents of eight-year-old Victoria de Santiago asked a psychic detective for help. On the psychic’s instructions the Fresno police were directed deep into the backwoods to a lonely chicken farm. (Psychic & Extra Sensory Perception) Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious Universe: The Psychic Detectives
85,984. A compelling vision drove Etta Louise Smith to a remote canyon high in the hills above Los Angeles. She’d heard on the news that police were searching for a missing nurse ... Etta Smith told the police of her gruesome discovery. Amazed by her story they promptly arrested her. Etta was charged with murder and jailed for five days. She was only freed when three youths were overheard discussing the crime and arrested. (Psychic & Extra Sensory Perception) ibid.
85,985. December 17th 1980: that day changed my life ... As soon as the announcer [on the radio] said they were making a house to house search I had some kind of a visual image ... I can see where she was. I know it’s a canyon area. I see a dirt path going up to the right and I see a hill, and at the end of the dirt path I see white through shrubbery, and I thought that’s odd ... I could see tyre marks and for some reason I felt compelled to touch them ... This object had white nurse’s shoes ... They [LAPD detectives] assured they would bring me back ... We went through it again and again and again. Finally about ten o’clock I start to realise something isn’t right here. I said if you’re having a problem believing me then let me volunteer for a lie-detector, polygraph ... Oh no, there’s a mistake ... What! But my mind is spinning. How can you fail a polygraph when you’re telling the truth? (Psychic & Extra Sensory Perception) Etta Louise Smith
85,986. It was as if I heard a voice or someone tell me she’s not in the house. And as soon as I registered that thought, she’s not in the house, it was as if I saw a picture – it was as clear as a photograph in front of me. I could see where she was. (Psychic & Extra Sensory Perception) Etta Louise Smith
85,987. She made several statements at the time; she didn’t want to be considered a cook or a nut; she wasn’t crazy ... To be able to pinpoint an area was absolutely incredible ... I thanked her for coming in in her own time ... I was infuriated. I wanted to know why; I was told why: the detectives now handing the case believed she was more involved than she told you ... I was very upset. I had promised her she would not be taken into custody. She was a friendly witness ... I was a disbeliever until I spoke to Etta Smith. (Psychic & Extra Sensory Perception) Detective Lee Ryan, LAPD
71,942. Gee – I could have told them that for a dollar seventy-five ... Twenty million dollars of our tax money and ten years of research by the CIA. And the conclusion they came to at the end of this – it didn’t do anything for us. James Randi, president James Randi Educational Foundation
71,943. Astral trips – I call them half-ass trips. If they are made, I would like to see some evidence of them. These people use their imaginations and people who believe them use their gullibility to accept it. James Randi
71,944. These are things not based on reality at all. James Randi
71,945. Spoon-bending parties – it’s the latest craze to capitalise on the offshoots of the bullshit known as ESP, or Extra Sensory Perception. Penn & Teller, Bullshit! Extra Sensory Perception s1e10
71,946. Science debunked ESP as soon as it became popular. ibid.
71,947. The Stanford Remote Viewing Program was financially supported by the CIA. Proving these guys are as gullible as the rest of us ... The Remote Viewing Program was closed down permanently. ibid.
71,948. Telepathy is the so-called ESP ability to communicate with people with only your mind ... Reinvented with – we’re not kidding here - pets. ibid.
71,949. There seems to be no shortage of willing victims. ibid.
71,950. She waved goodbye to me and skipped up the street. It wasn’t long before all of a sudden I felt a terrible chill that went all through me. I dropped the plate I was washing and raised my eyes to Heaven and said, ‘Oh God, don’t let her get killed.’ At that moment I knew something awful had happened to my daughter. I immediately went to the telephone. I could hardly dial because I was shaking so. I picked up the receiver. I did get the Rivoli Theatre and a young girl answered the phone. I said, ‘This is Mrs Hurth. My daughter was on the way to the Theatre and she’s had an accident – is she badly hurt?’ The girl stammered, ‘Mrs Hurth, the accident just happened.’ Mary Ellen Hurth, Cedarburg Wisconsin
71,951. There was no way anybody could have got down and talked to Mrs Hurth about her daughter because the phone rang – it couldn’t have been a few seconds after her daughter was hurt. Ray Nichols