by James Spottiswoode, Ph.D
Vol.II, No.2, Journal of Scientific
At first they blamed pigeons. Birds had
been spotted flying around the horn shaped antenna at Bell
Laboratories. There had even been remnants of a nest. The
house-sized antenna, designed to received signals from Telstar and
other satellites in the 60's, was re-inspected and swept clean, but
the problem continued. Still, a loud static sound emitted
from laboratory receivers at very high frequencies.
The static came and went, loud, and then soft. It was present no
matter which direction or angle the antenna was positioned.
Gradually, engineers noted that it occurred in a cycle that repeated
every 23 hours and 56 minutes - just short of a solar day. This
cycle of time has since been called LST (Local Sidereal
LST is a measure of the passing overhead of the center of our
galaxy, The Milky Way. What Bell Laboratory engineers had
accidentally picked up were the radio emissions of billions of suns
in our Galaxy along with the remnants of energy from the proposed "Big
Bang," which started creation. In LST, high noon would occur
when Sagittarius, the galactic center, sits directly over the
observer. LST happens independent of the Sun's position.
So what's this got to do with (ESP) Extra Sensory
Cognitive Sciences Laboratory in
Palo Alto, California, has discovered a cycle during which ESP
practitioners are "more" and "less" accurate in their abilities to
"see" or predict events. When scientists examined the accuracy of
thousands of ESP predictions, along with documented times these
anomalous cognitions took place, they were stunned. They repeated
their studies. The precognative cycle coincided with LST.
Even more surprising, the peak of efficiency was not, as you might
expect, at galactic high noon. Peak efficiency was repeatedly at
13:30 LST. This would place the center of our Galaxy closer
to the horizon, instead of overhead.
Theorists have proposed "warped space" and the possibility of some
optimum angle of entry as reasons for the observed effect being "off
center." Others have suggested that we look at the area in the Milky
Way which corresponds to this phenomenon for the solution. Still
others have been content to trivialize the study, saying, in effect,
If psychic researchers are correct, synchronizing ESP
attempts with 13:30 Local Sidereal Time could lead to more efficient
uses of psychic talents . It also may give us some thought
material about the possibilities out there.
Despite the lack of an explanation for this phenomenon, it is none
the less real science, based on solid statistics and methodology,
and has been found worthy of publication.