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The Vibravision  Scam - 2000

When the "Merpati Putih" people of Indonesia applied for The Amazing Randi's one million dollar prize, Randi  alerted Chris Allen in Salt Lake City to conduct a preliminary investigation...

The claimants of the $1,000,000 prize (Mas Budi, center)

Indonesian claimants 7 OCT 2000; Utah USA.
Right rear: Kevin Thomson, co-investigator.

The Claims of Vibravision:

1.) "We are able to differentiate between the different energies and perceive the weight, volume, velocity, color, shape and substance of ANY object."

2.) "This technique has been used in the training of over 700 blind persons in Indonesia, persons who are now self-sufficient with no need for canes or seeing-eye dogs."

3.) "Effective range: Same as for normal vision."
 Time required: 10 sec (“a few”) per observation, 30 minutes max for entire test. Reliability: 100%.

4.) "We can see through clothing."

5.) "We can levitate."

An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds,
and Hoaxes of the Occult
and Supernatural

by James Randi and Arthur C. Clarke


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$1,000,000 Paranormal Challenge ! 
Here is Randi's Commentary  

Randi graciously consented to this picture at
The Amaz!ng
The Amaz!ng Meeting 3
 in  Las Vegas,  Jan 2005.

"You tend to be generous, except when people swindle you."

-- James Randi,  
Las Vegas, USA, Jan 2005


 Photo Galleryy 1 - PhotographsPhotographs
     Gallery 2 - Photographs - more
 Rules Gallery - The Rules for the $1 Million Test
A picture of  Paul - The "alcoholic" who Swabbed them Down
 Email Gallery - Correspondence with Nate
Correspondence with Nate - 2005
 Results - How Well they Scored
 Doubts Gallery - Some Problems Still Remain...

 Video Gallery -

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 Science - The Scientific Justification, & How it "Works"
How we tested -

Procedure and Specific Rules for the Screening

Randi graciously consented to another picture at
The Amaz!ng Meeting 4 in  Las Vegas,  Jan 2006.

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Early adopters of Randi's Million-dollar prize
Off-site links:
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The Claimants of the $1,000,000 Prize


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Help you see better!

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Scenes from a demonstration
       -- in anticipation of obtaining the Randi $1,000,000 prize...

Nate Z.  (Back to camera)  The subject Aris, in this photo taken Oct. 7, 2000.
is blindfolded;  he is trying to find the blue flag, using
Sub-atomic vibrations.


Nate, front, (center,  and entourage .  Translator, Brian Whipple, right front.  Observers Richard and Kevin, right, rear.
( Volunteers for JREF and their roles )

If he's not heavy,
why are they straining so,
legs in wide stance?
Floating on a newspaper.  Why is there a newspaper if you can float?
With Merpati Putih, you too, can float in the air like this person.
(Where are his feet?) 


Holding the newspaper?

Why are they dishonest?

Do Pigs Fly?


Randi and Richard Dawkins 2005

Left to right:  Unknown, Rich, Penn, Harald...
After the show -
  Jan 2005

The Myth Busters               Wikipedia

The Amaz!ng Meeting 4
January 26-29, 2006  Las Vegas

Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns,
and Other Delusions
[Kindle Edition]
by James Randi
Introduction by Isaac Asimov

Randi explores and exposes the outrageous deception that has been
 promoted widely in the media. Unafraid to call researchers to account for
their failures and impostures, Randi tells us that we have been badly
served by scientists who have failed to follow the procedures required by
their training and traditions. Here, he shows us how what he views as
sloppy research has been followed by rationalizations of evident failures,
and we see these errors and misrepresentations clearly pointed out. Mr.
Randi provides us with a compelling and convincing document that will
certainly startle and enlighten all who read it

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