The test must take
place before a live audience in an entertainment venue. This creates a much
needed energy dynamic necessary for my work. Because of the nature of the testing
this request should in no way compromise the security of the test conditions.
Especially since the target is secure in it's location and not at the place of testing.
representatives may be asked to participate in another test or to assist in another test
that will have no bearing on or association with the test challenge. The
reason for this is to build a psychological rapport with those doing the
testing. Since these representatives should not know the target it will
not compromise the security of the test but will help to create an
atmosphere of cooperation which is important to the success of my experiments.
I have noted that an adversarial
or antagonistic procedural system appears to be the biggest complaint
heard among challengers for the JREF prize and from those viewing the
proceedings. I believe this is nonproductive for
both parties involved and I will do what I can to alleviate
The representative who will
take part in challenge test may not speak directly to me for five minutes before
the experiment takes place and must know James Randi and had
personal contact during some point in life (even if it was just
Once the experiment/test is
to begin the representative will stand in the middle of a circle of salt, approximately
five feet in diameter, placed on the stage. The salt will be even and
uniform. It will be applied using forms and will have a copper wire
running under it.
After the JREF representative
takes his or her place in the middle of the circle I will ask them one
question. The question will be are you ready? They will respond. And then they will say,
please tell me what the target is, if you are able."
If I am correct and accurately
describe and or name the target in the locker or box I keep my money,
if not I will hand it over immediately.
The target must be shown immediately after I offer my statement to demonstrate
the success or failure of the test. This is to be done via web cam from
the hidden location. It will be JREF who decides were this location. They
need not tell anyone the location for it is not to be known to me. They
will be responsible for establishing the web cam link. I would
prefer Mr. Randi be the person to open the container to bring the
experiment to it's conclusion but of course that is not a necessity.