Random Event Generator (REG) Outcomes at Historic Shepherdstown and Museum Ghost Expedition 2018: Evidence of a Consciousness Bridge and a Decline Effect?
Graphical display of Random Event Generator (REG) experiment results captured by Maryland Paranormal Research ® at Historic Shepherdstown and Museum
Random Event Generators (REGs) are statistical devices commonly employed in parapsychology to test mind-matter interactions, specifically microscopic psychokinesis (micro-pk) activity.
- REGs generate a random walk from a sequence of 200-bit trials per second of binary [0,1] events. [The device flips a coin 200 times per second.]
- A simple random walk is obtained by cumulating the errors (or normalized errors) from each run. For some purposes, it is convenient to compute the cumulative error squared
- REGs also display a parabolic boundary at the 95% confidence level. Hence random walks have a 1 in 20 chance of ending outside parabola bounds
At Princeton University, REGs were used to study global consciousness fields as part of the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) program spanning nearly three decades. This global network of REGs is now managed by the Global Consciousness Project (GCP).
The Historic Shepherdstown and Museum Ghost Expedition 2018 REG experiment ran continuously over two epochs spanning several hours inclusive of direct radio voice (DRV) communication sessions.
- The first epoch commenced 7.43 pm on Aug 11 2018 and lasted approximately 4.5 hours. The REG experiment exhibited random walk trending that was mostly above baseline levels. Overall the REG experiment delivered a medium Z score (-0.962) that was statistically significant at the 17% level (in a one tailed test), suggesting higher than chance levels of psi functioning
- The second epoch commenced 12.27 am on Aug 12 2018 and lasted approximately 2 hours. The REG experiment exhibited random walk trending that was mostly below baseline levels. Overall the REG experiment delivered a medium Z score (-0.997) that was statistically significant at the 16% level (in a one tailed test), also possibly suggesting higher than chance levels of psi functioning
- But was that really the case? The runs appear to be symmetric (mirror images) with respect to the baseline. However, the difference in valence (direction) might be attributed to declining levels of group participation and engagement. The maximum number of participants in the communication sessions peaked during the 11pm – 12am time frame. Apart from the investigation team, most visiting participants had departed by 1 am
- The experiments suggest it is important to know the underlying dynamics of group engagement in interpreting REG outcomes. The significant down trending in the second epoch could have been due to a “decline effect” in psi functioning as engagement gradually dwindled down. This is not a decline effect in the traditional parapsychological sense of a lowering in effect sizes, but moreso a decline in psi functioning arising from lower engagement
Historic Shepherdstown and Museum Ghost Expedition 2018. They appear consistent with REG experiments elsewhere. A similar type of decline effect may have appeared in the Lexington Market Ghost Expedition in 2017. The psi functioning is implicit, working on subliminal or unconscious levels. The conscious focus of participants is on the engagement itself
- It is not possible to precisely know the sources of psi functioning (or field effects) on the REG, whether it is from post-mortem or living agencies (e.g. experiment participants and/or experimenters themselves).
- REG results in isolation can’t provide evidence of a haunting. A haunting involves recurring activity experienced in varied physical forms seemingly sourced to post-mortem agencies, appearing to have an affinity for a location or parts of a location
- Instead REG results may be conservatively interpreted as a consciousness bridge that at least bears close relation to efforts to communicate with post-mortem agencies, the attention given to that communication, and perhaps from the communications themselves
- The outcomes seen here are not unlike those encountered when REGs are positioned near sporting events, where implicit psi from crowd engagement and attention appears to drive REG trending
The last image is an example of lens flare in infrared light. The camera is pointed directly at a light source, which in this case is the Microsoft Windows Kinect Structured Light System (SLS). The SLS emits a grid of infrared laser light, which is also reflecting off the surface of the lens, generating the elliptical shapes
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