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Vibravision Test Results Report
Date & Time of Test: 2:p.m., Saturday, October 7, 2000
Location of Test : 0tt Planetarium, Weber State University,
Ogden, Utah, USA
Note: Exact times will need to be determined from the video tapes.
Test failed to achieve higher than random chance.
Of a total of 19 trials there were three correct responses.
There were 6 choices per trial.
The statistically expected response rate was 19/6 = 3.2.
This is in exact agreement with the results.
Pre-trial demo: success rate = 100% using their blindfolds.
Pre-trial demo time: 6 colors selected in under a minute.
Actual Test Data with our blindfolds:
Positive outcomes marked with "" Trial Displayed Selected 1 GRN GRN 2 BLU BLK 3 WHT BLU 4 BLU WHT 5 WHT YEL 6 YEL GRN 7 WHT GRN 8 RED BLK 9 YEL WHT 10 YEL BLU 11 RED WHT 12 BLK RED
Total time was approximately 10 minutes.
As per a request by Nate, Trials 7-12 were done
with a slightly different test procedure. The colored
cloth swaths were stored at floor level and the
die was rolled on the carpet to omit the noise of
the die on the table. Also, most of these flags
were displayed by the claimant, Nate.
There were many delays with this subject. He was clearly
nervous. Nate expressed concerns about the subject's
skills and we repeatedly asked Nate to have their BEST
person take the test. The "Master" continuously refused
and so subject number 2 (with a claim by Nate that
the subject had over 20 years of Vibravision
After repeated requests, he refused to do a pre-trial demo.
Subject voiced repeated concern about the blindfold and
was clearly upset about the blindfold. After over 45 minutes of
delays he managed to free the blindfold enough to see (which
is caught completely on video tape) and stood up with great
confidence slapped the table with his hands a couple times
grasping paper off the table.
The clearly loose blindfolds were reapplied at which point
the subject clearly became distressed again. Finally, after many
delays the subject ran the test with the following results:
Positive outcomes marked with "" Trial Displayed Selected 1
WHT (There was a stray noise.) 2 RED BLU (There was a stray noise.) 3 YEL BLK 4 GRN GRN 5 BLU BLU 6 RED YEL (Had to ask to repeat.) 7 BLK GRN
Total time was approximately 6 minutes. This was after
a set of subject induced delays totaling over an hour.
Additional comments: The second subject complained of
alcohol in his eyes. Paul (who applied the blindfolds) insists
that the alcohol never got closer than 1/4 inch to the
lid margins. Later calls to me personally by Nate contained
complaints that their eye lashes were being pulled on and
that they were distracted by it.
Nate informed me that they were teaching blind people
from Indonesia for free. This is not the case for Americans.
As clear evidence that they are attempting to take
blind people's money, I refer you to the following URL:
As you can see, the total cost for the full 18 month
three-part training is about $110,000 per participant (not
counting air faire to Indonesia). The fees are not refundable in the case that VV ability in not achieved.
Nate was clearly distraught and informed me by
phone the following day that they would get proof
from experts at the University of Indonesia, Jakarta,
and reapply for the JREF prize monies at a later date.
Reported by: John E. Sohl, email@example.com
John Sohl's Original Document @Vibravision Test Results Report.txt
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