James A. Conrad

Telekinesis Laboratory of James A. Conrad

Research and Development of Controllable Human Mind-Brain Energy Emissions to Affect Matter at a Distance
James A. Conrad
Telekinesis laboratory, James A. Conrad, age 46, April 18, 2001, Florida, United States
Advanced Cerebral Energy Physics (ACEP)

James A. Conrad Above is a photograph of a large-scale telekinesis laboratory that I designed, built, and secretly operated in the 1990s and early 2000s. An additional photograph and description of the laboratory and how the experiment worked can be found further below. Unfortunately, to retain secrecy, Polaroid Spectra photographs of that era were taken to provide documentation and the resulting images were not high resolution. Not pictured are other rooms where additional research and test devices were used.

In the background on the right on an adjustable tripod is a 9-volt portable piezo film TK detector. It was sensitive, but not as sensitive as having a connection to an oscilloscope. The piezo film sensor on the portable detector triggered a red LED and audible alarm. The dark horizontal line and square seen on the main silver piezo strip sensor setup are actually shadows on the far wall.

Custom-cut viscoelastic Sorbothane pads dampened seismic disturbances. Heavy concrete blocks provided a stable base. Bare wood, floor, and walls allowed for easier inspection by scientific witnesses and investigators from the skeptical community. The oscilloscope's power transformer was removed and isolated underneath as an added protection from micro vibrations. This was one of the few building-sized telekinesis laboratories ever known to have existed and hopefully a useful model for future ones.

Regrettably, even though I claim to have had the repeatable evidence under controlled conditions that scientists have been waiting to see, I leisurely took my time attempting to boost the observed effect to an even more dramatic level, until a change I had made with my diet (meat diet to vegetarian from March 1997 to October 1999) had the unintended effect of altering my physiology, and then my funds depleted as I researched the issue and I could not continue further.

Note: I am retired now and my laboratory as seen in the photos on this web page is currently not in operation anywhere, so I am presently not researching or testing claimants. The startup business proposal and other information on this web page is being retained for archival information purposes.
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Seeking Co-Founders to Form a Telekinesis R & D Business Venture

Telekinesis Research Startup / Telekinesis Startup      

James A. Conrad Telekinesis Research Business Partner(s) / Co-Founders Wanted. I have vital knowledge and experience regarding laboratory-grade telekinesis research, including a 15-year membership with a skeptics organization and the design and operation of a building-sized telekinesis laboratory in the United States. In addition, I have witnessed objects move in my presence by alleged telekinesis. You: an entrepreneurial funding partner or have access to or experience with startup fund raising and company management. This is what is known as high risk, high payoff research.

Do you need scientific credentials? More important in this type of inventive frontier science work rather than academic accomplishments is an aptitude for genius: witness computer technology visionaries pre-billionaires Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, etc., were college dropouts. This is new physics — if successful, we will be the giants who write the initial rules. Important note: This would be profit-motivated research for commercial development and not an effort to be published in open journals.

Estimated Value of a Demonstrable, Repeatable Act of Telekinesis with Learnable Instructions:*
100 BILLION US DOLLARS  ($100 Billion)
Estimated Value of a Demonstrable, Repeatable Act of Telekinesis without Learnable Instructions:**
100-PLUS MILLION US DOLLARS  ($100+ Million)
James A. Conrad *Sale of information to a government with additional consultancy work. For Micro-TK, income estimate is dependent on the effect produced. Refers to true telekinesis, not brain-computer interface technology. A major government, such as the United States, China, or Russia is the only potential buyer to have monetary resources of this size; a deal with the corporate sector would be less.

Valuation estimate by James A. Conrad, reported first in the world news media at the bottom of this June 24, 2014 Daily Mail article.

**Annual income from consultancy, personal appearances, performing tours, endorsements, and other rights exploitations. For Micro-TK, income estimate is dependent on the effect produced. Refers to true psychokinesis, not brain-computer interface technology. Valuation estimate by James A. Conrad.
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Could distant mental influence be an area of future R & D interest for biotechnology companies?
Telekineticin telekinesis drug pill box As diseases such as cancer and other health issues are cured or prevented from occurring at the prenatal stage, this emerging area of science, which proposes the development of a new class of human abilities, might one day become an attractive option to keep biotech laboratories fully operational and profitable, as they have been with medical research.

For example, the US-based biotech company Seattle Genetics, now a leader in antibody-drug cancer therapies, at first experienced the usual difficulties in attracting investors for its startup in 1998. The company is now valued at over $4 billion by Forbes magazine. According to co-founder and CEO Clay Siegall, PhD in Genetics, "I'm happy to say I no longer have to convince investors that this is a productive field" (Nature 476, 380-381. 2011; published online Aug 22, 2011).

What will come next for biotech companies this century? Will a commercial drug or genetic treatment be developed that can induce or enhance psychic powers in humans, such as telekinesis? (Fantasy artwork; more information on this image in end credits. Click for larger version. )

Definitions / Glossary / Research

advanced cerebral energy physics (ACEP):  A specialized research area of cerebral energy physics that studies mind-brain energy activities and emissions in an attempt to detect and create higher levels of energy that can be controlled by the subject. In layman's terms, it is the study of psychokinesis, telekinesis, telepathy, and other reported and hypothesized high-level brain energy functions. Term coined by James A. Conrad, June 16, 2003.

cerebral energy physics (CEP):  A proposed new branch of physics that studies electrical, electromagnetic, etc., energy produced by natural physiological processes in the brain. Term coined by James A. Conrad, June 16, 2003.

experiments on living targets.  Two types of plants that I experimented unsuccessfully with in the early 1990s were the Sensitive Plant and the Venus Fly Trap. These plants require a higher and sudden level of telekinetic or psychokinetic ability to cause a reaction — their leaves fold inward when touched lightly. If the applied force is similar to a gentle breeze or an agitation of the air from an insect flying very near it, they will not respond. But they are very interesting living test instruments in that they provide a macro visual response to an external stimulus and are easy to control in a laboratory setting. They are living macro telekinesis detectors. If you buy one or grow it from a seed kit, keep in mind that it is a living plant that will require watering, feeding, sunlight, and appropriate temperature conditions.

Three species of animals that evolved electricity generating organs in order to survive: ELECTRIC CATFISH,   ELECTRIC EEL,   ELECTRIC RAY.    See also ELECTRIC FISH, "Electric eels control their prey WITHOUT touching it: Creatures send shock waves to manipulate their target's muscles."

frontier scientist:  A pioneering researcher employing scientific methodology in an attempt to make discoveries at the outer boundaries of known science. Definition by James A. Conrad, November 30, 2012. (I did not coin the term "frontier scientist," but there was no definition on Google and I have professional dictionary writing experience, so I wrote one and published it here.)

hands and no-hands telekinesis.  If an arm and hand are held out, energy generated in the brain could hypothetically by some means not yet fully understood accumulate along the body and discharge in that way. We do know that the hand can act as a discharge point for static electricity. Perhaps the brain in some evolutionarily advanced individuals can generate an unusually strong energy field that is then carried to the outer surface of the body and discharged in the nearest straight line to a target. The Russian telekinetic Ninel Kulagina (see the research page on her elsewhere on this website) first practiced telekinesis without hands, and then as she aged, needed to use her hands, perhaps to shape or control the TK energy she was producing. In Hollywood movies, the use of a hand in telekinesis and other forms of PK is usually done for dramatic purposes so that the audience can understand which character is the source of the ability and where it is being targeted. Telekinesis without the use of hands was the method tested and claimed by me to have been demonstrated in my laboratory.

Homo sapiens kinesis:  My proposed taxonomic name for a new subspecies of human whose members have psychokinetic abilities, if said population group were to be distinct enough from the nominate subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens to qualify as a new branch in the human family tree, eventually becoming Homo kinesis. The terms Homo sapiens kinesis and Homo kinesis were coined by James A. Conrad, February 15, 2005. Here are some other proposed subspecies names that could include humans having psychic powers: Homo sapiens superior (Marvel comics' name for the "X-Men") and Homo sapiens futuris.  ARTICLE: Humans are evolving at a faster rate than at any time in history.

mind over matter:  Another term for psychokinesis and telekinesis, especially in popular culture. For origin information, see the bottom of the "Hollywood Telekinesis and Psychokinesis Movie List" elsewhere on this website.

paranormal:  Events and phenomena, such as psychic powers, that are beyond normal scientific explanation or beyond the current and accepted understanding of science. Things, actions, and ideas that are beyond the borders of known science. An open-minded skeptic is willing to believe in the paranormal if extraordinary evidence is presented and confirmed. A closed-minded skeptic, fanatical skeptic, or pathological skeptic will dismiss the paranormal as being scientifically impossible and therefore any presented evidence could not possibly be valid, no matter how extraordinary it may seem.

paranormalphobia:  Fear of or intolerance for the paranormal. Tweeted definition of paranormalphobia, paranormalphobe, and paranormalphobic (JAC, May 1, 2018).

paraphysics:  A branch of physics that studies paranormal phenomena in an attempt to discover and replicate the physical laws behind such events. The term is controversial and not fully accepted by mainstream physicists, notably fanatical skeptics of the paranormal. On Wikipedia, the term forwards to the parapsychology article.

psychokinesis (PK):  The ability to cause at a distance or by physical touch using the mind's consciously or subconsciously activated will power or imagination the extraordinarily profound movement or manipulation of matter, energy, or events. Psychokinesis is the general term that includes telekinesis and other supermind control of matter and energy abilities, such as the ability to soften or bend metal, phase through or transmute matter, teleport, control magnetism or light, heal, etc. Effect levels: micro PK, macro PK, RSPK (recurrent spontaneous psychokinesis).

psychokinetic:  1.  Of or pertaining to psychokinesis.  2. An individual who possesses the ability of psychokinesis. Alternate names:
  • PKer:  Psychokinesis practitioner or performer.
  • PK subject:  A person, animal, etc., that takes part in a psychokinesis experiment; a test subject.
  • PK agent:  Someone regarded as the source of psychokinetic ability, as in an experiment or in a spontaneous psychokinesis case.
  • PK researcher.  Psychokinesis researcher. Someone studying the topic of psychokinesis, performing PK experiments, or investigating reports of PK by claimants or witnesses.
  • PK claimant:  Psychokinesis claimant. Someone who asserts that they have, may have, or at one time had one of the specialty abilities of psychokinesis, such as telekinesis, healing, or event manipulation.
  • PK target: the intended receiving point or focusing area of psychokinetic energy.
  • micro psychokinesis:  A psychokinetic effect that cannot be plainly seen with the unaided eye or plainly experienced. Magnification, electronic instrumentation, or a subsequent resulting larger effect is required to detect it (for example, a resulting chemical reaction, resulting physical healing, resulting effect on electronic circuitry, etc.).
  • macro psychokinesis:  Movement of an object, control of energy or other forces, control of events or time, etc., that would be plainly observable to a nearby observer or plainly experienced by a nearby experiencer.

telekinesis (TK):  The ability to cause at a distance by cerebral-generated motive power the movement or control of matter or energy, inclusively or exclusively, solids, liquids, gases, plasmas, subparticles of atoms, particles or molecules of matter, or particles or waves of energy. "Motive power" refers to an emission or projection from the brain-mind that acts upon or interacts with the atoms of a distant object causing an effect of repulsion, attraction, stasis, lift, or disintegration. Effect levels: micro TK, macro TK.

telekinetic:  1.  Of or pertaining to telekinesis.  2. An individual who possesses the ability of telekinesis. Alternate names:
  • TKer:  Telekinesis practitioner or performer.
  • TK subject:  A person, animal, etc., that takes part in a telekinesis experiment; a test subject.
  • TK agent:  Someone regarded as the source of telekinetic ability, as in an experiment or in a spontaneous telekinesis case.
  • TK researcher.  Telekinesis researcher. Someone studying the topic of telekinesis, performing TK experiments, or investigating reports of TK by claimants or witnesses.
  • TK claimant:  Telekinesis claimant. Someone who asserts that they have, may have, or at one time had the ability.
  • TK target:  The intended receiving point or focusing area of telekinetic energy.
  • micro telekinesis:  A telekinetic effect that cannot be plainly seen with the unaided eye or plainly experienced. Magnification, electronic instrumentation, or a subsequent resulting larger effect is required to detect it (for example, a resulting chemical reaction).
  • macro telekinesis:  Movement of an object that would be plainly observable to a nearby observer or plainly experienced by a nearby experiencer.
— End Definitions / Glossary —

Private Research of James A. Conrad - continued

James A. Conrad
Young James on the left in 1956 (larger image here).
The subconscious.  From what I have learned in my research, whether willfully intended or occurring spontaneously, the subconscious mind plays a role in triggering the effect. Other researchers have also long proposed this relationship, especially in spontaneous cases, and brain-mind researchers have found that the subconscious is very active on its own.

"The brain appears to use the very same neural circuits to execute an unconscious act as it does a conscious one. ... In several studies, researchers have also shown that, once covertly activated, an unconscious goal persists with the same determination that is evident in our conscious pursuits."

      — "Who's Minding the Mind?" by Benedict Carey, The New York Times, July 31, 2007.

Iron and magnetite in the brain.  In my hypothesis 1, I propose that circulating iron in the blood near and possibly fueling magnetite 2 deposits in the brain may be involved in the creation of the energy that initiates the telekinetic effect in conjunction with the conscious, preconscious, or subconscious mind.

Medical researchers have already speculated that iron delivered to the brain could be a factor in the formation of magnetic magnetite particles 3  4, which, in my hypothesis I propose could play a role in psychic power functioning in certain individuals, perhaps because the magnetite deposits are located in just the right place and quantity in the brain. Also involved could be blood vessels in the brain in just the right formation or place to assist in the process.

Certain individuals who are going through an evolutionary transitional process may be genetically prone to safely exist with both increased iron levels in the blood and brain and a high concentration of magnetite in the brain. If iron levels drop significantly in the brain over an extended period of time, as happened in my case (see blood test evidence), then possibly the magnetite deposits could degrade to the point of decreasing or stopping the ability.

This is my current hypothesis — a proposed scientific answer to the mystery. I am not stating it as scientific fact. More research and testing needs to be done. I am revealing some of my research here, but I am not making public everything I know for proprietary reasons.

Article mentioning magnetite deposits in birds and the discovery of a magnetic field-sensing molecule: Molecular Action May Help Keep Birds on Course. See also Cryptochrome and Magnetic Sensing.

James A. Conrad
Childhood "X-Men"-like origins: Age 7 at home wearing a Camp Xavier T-shirt with female family cat Kitty shortly before leaving for summer camp that was located on the grounds of Most Precious Blood Church in Trumbull, Connecticut, July 1962. It was a nonreligious day summer camp open to the public; not a member of the church. Coincidentally, the movie events of X-Men: First Class took place in 1962 and the X-Men comics were created in 1963 (larger image here).

Iron in the body.  Normally, circulating and stored iron in the body is only extremely weakly magnetizable because of the way it is paired with other atoms in chemical compounds. However, the situation changes in individuals with iron overload disease (hereditary hemochromatosis). Those afflicted can be unaware that they have so much excess iron in their body that they can set off a walk-through metal detector.

For a litte more information on excess body iron and metal detectors see the book The Iron Disorders Institute Guide to Hemochromatosis, 2004, and for research on how the brain regulates iron, including how the blood-brain barrier may prevent sudden excess iron from reaching the brain 5, see the work of American scientist James Connor. 6 People with even a severe level of iron overload disease may have no symptoms and lead a normal life or they may experience symptoms that are similar to other diseases and only discover the excess iron problem during medical tests. The iron does not load up in the brain, but in the joints, liver, testicles, and heart.

Important: In my particular case, I had neither iron overload disease or iron deficiency, just a slightly higher level of iron in my system still within a normal acceptable healthy range depending on the lab doing the test (see blood test evidence).

It may be and it is my current position that, due to increasingly stressful conditions in the industrialized world, where iron deficiency is not a significant problem, an evolutionary transition is taking place and some humans have acquired or were born with the ability to cope with higher iron levels and magnetite deposits in the brain than those who are less protected. There are those can smoke cigarettes their entire adult life and live past 100 (I have never smoked).

Determining magnetite levels in the brain is not an easy process. It requires either a brain autopsy or a magnetic imaging resonance scan (MRI), the latter of which will detect magnetite only if it is in sufficient concentrations. It is currently an unanswered question as to whether the powerful magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy used in an MRI scan could irreparably damage the possibly delicate arrangement of factors in the brain of a PK claimant.

Some parapsychologists and paraphysics researchers believe that everyone has psychokinetic ability, even at just a very low level. I prefer to believe, however, in support of my hypothesis, that since over 3.5 billion of the world's population is iron deficient (World Health Organization)  7, making it the most common nutritional deficiency on Earth  8, that psychokinesis is presenting itself here and there in certain individuals — evolution at work.

It is not my position that if you take iron supplements, you will acquire telekinesis. I am only presenting evidence that seems to indicate that iron played a role in the physiological makeup of my body in producing highly repeatable positive results in protocol-controlled telekinesis experiments in my laboratory for most of the 1990s. At the time, I was also a member of Tampa Bay Skeptics and authored this article mentioning my research in its Fall 1993 newsletter.

The iron in my body may have been fueling peculiar formations or quantities of magnetite deposits in my brain. When my iron levels dropped after going on a vegetarian diet, the magnetite may have been altered permanently or temporarily; thus, explaining why my claimed telekinetic ability diminished to a testable degree.

Blood Type:  My blood type is B Positive, also known as B Rh-positive. Is blood type important? That is not known yet. In the United States, only 9% of Caucasians like myself, and Hispanics, or 9 out of 100, have this blood type, while African-Americans (18%) and Asians (25%) have higher percentages.

CONTROVERSY: "Psychokinesis" vs. "Mind-Matter Interaction"
by James A. Conrad
The Medusa Touch movie poster James A. Conrad
Telekinesis and psychokinesis are words understood and used popularly by the general public and entertainment and news media around the world. Poster for the film The Medusa Touch (1978, ITC / ITV plc, Warner Bros). Where to buy this movie: DVD, Blu-ray + DVD, Amazon Video

mind-matter interaction (MMI):  A term proposed as a replacement for "psychokinesis" by some parapsychologists, in which it is advanced — if the word "interaction" is being used literally — that the nonphysical mind can not only have an effect on physical matter directly at a distance without any intervening steps, but that physical matter itself can have an effect on the nonphysical mind directly at a distance also without any intervening steps (bypassing the brain) because perhaps matter possesses a level of consciousness and therefore can perform such an amazing interactive feat (see also hylopathism, panpsychism, and panpsychist property dualism).

James A. Conrad comments on the controversy:  Mind-matter "interaction," if the term with the word "interaction" is taken literally, is just one hypothesis or theory of psychokinesis. Other hypotheses and theories propose that the mind only "acts" upon matter in one direction at a distance to cause movement or an effect; that is, mind-matter "action."

Officially replacing the term "psychokinesis" with "mind-matter interaction" would have to mean that all other hypotheses and theories of psychokinesis have been proven false, which is definitely not the case.

For example, suppose psychokinesis involves mental control of the collapse of a probability wavefunction into a favorable universe each time a successful PK event occurs? Suppose PK involves mental contact with a dimensional entity of some kind, which then moves an object (one of the theories in poltergeist research)?

There is of course mind-matter interaction within the human body at the quantum level of the brain. In that respect, science uses the term "mind-brain interaction" (the mind interacts internally with the physical matter of the brain to produce consciousness in ways science does not yet fully understand), but PK, specifically telekinesis, is about causing movement in matter that is located outside of the body.

Normally, for the human mind to be aware that a psychokinetic effect, or any effect, has occurred distant from the body, it has to receive information processed through one or more of the five traditional senses (sight, touch, hearing, taste, or smell). The chemical information signal ends up in the brain, where it then interacts with the mind. The proposed term "mind-matter interaction," however, if taken literally, describes a hypothesized process where the matter that has been affected, say, a rock sitting on the ground, instead communicates directly with the mind that it has moved, bypassing the senses.

As a private research-and-development (R&D) researcher, and as someone with dictionary writing experience, I personally will not use the term "mind-matter interaction" as an all encompassing replacement term for "psychokinesis" based on the evidence offered thus far for "interaction." Usually when I have encountered the term, it seemed that what was really being discussed was the familiar unilaterally directed effect of "mind-matter action." Other researchers are free to use whatever terminology they prefer. This is my personal position on the issue.

Warning to PK/TK Claimants Seeking to Be Tested
warning iconIf you are a psychic power claimant and are considering providing a demonstration of your alleged ability to strangers, take a step back and consider what will happen next if you succeed — or fail — and what your long term goals are. If your strange talent is genuine, you may be making public extremely valuable knowledge that could later be exploited commercially by others without your inclusion. If you fail, you may be publicly ridiculed. You will need to create an experiment with the same steps, what scientists call a protocol, that can be repeated every time you provide a demonstration, whether it is in the comfortable surroundings of your home or an unfamiliar laboratory on the other side of the world. That is what science will require.

A real-life psychokinesis laboratory investigating telekinesis

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Telekinesis laboratory, James A. Conrad, age 44, April 28, 1999, Florida, United States. A wide shot showing a second large video monitor where witnesses could observe and independently record the experiment. The setup was portable. The angle seen creates the illusion that, when looking at the piezo film target, I would be looking upward. In fact, the angle was straight ahead.

James A. Conrad telekinesis experiment 30-30-30 protocol My 30-30-30 experiment protocol required the videorecording of 30 seconds of front comparison footage of the oscilloscope waveform, 30 seconds of telekinesis activation attempt, followed by 30 seconds of back comparison footage while standing motionless and breathing slowly. The room had two large video monitors. One for me to observe to make sure that the first 30 seconds of the experiment were showing a stable waveform as I stood on my mark (a piece of masking tape) and a second monitor seen in the photo above for witnesses to watch at the same time. I am standing four feet from the sensor in stocking feet watching the clock display on an offcamera Super-VHS video recorder count the first 30 seconds.

Being a one-person experiment, I had a small handheld electronic timer in one of my hands that I would press to activate to count the middle 30 seconds, at which time it would beep until I pressed it again to turn it off. I would then stand still for the remaining 30 seconds with my head turned once again to watch the VCR clock as the final 30 seconds of control footage were recorded. The handheld timer, a common digital kitchen timer, provided audible start and end beeps on the videorecording to designate the middle 30 seconds of footage.

The VCR shown here was a backup to make sure positive evidence seen was not the result of faulty equipment. I also had a second identical oscilloscope for the same reason. Costly, but necessary. The sign reads "www.jamesaconrad.com." In 1999, I had the domain name registered but unused for my website (my first address online was on a free site jamesaconrad.tripod.com).

James A. Conrad telekinesis The floor of the laboratory was bare concrete to eliminate static electricity effects and the walls were bare also to make it easier for skeptical observers to search the room.

In the far right background, a black card mounted at eye level on a wooden pole and telescopic camera tripod provided a non-distracting dark background while looking at the silver piezo strip. In the photograph, the camera angle makes the black card seem as though it is higher than it actually was.

A flat black cardboard mask was installed on the camera lens recording the oscilloscope screen to eliminate reflections. The bright reflections seen in the photo here are due to the camera's flash. Unfortunately, but for security reasons, a Polaroid Spectra instant camera was used in low lightning with a flash to document the scenes in 1999 and 2001 and the images recorded are not highly detailed.

Piezo film generates electricity when moved, bent, or impacted. This voltage signal is displayed by a connected oscilloscope as a waveform. A disturbance in the waveform during the middle 30 second period would indicate that a possible telekinetic effect had taken place. In my case this was always a rumbling for several seconds, enough current that could be used to trigger an on-off switch telekinetically from a distance in a product application. I was able to achieve this rumbling waveform effect approximately within 10 seconds.

The experiment was repeated in numerous runs using the same protocol and the results examined by playing back the footage. The waveform is slightly bent at the high magnification setting used. At less magnification it appears straight.

James A. Conrad Caution Psychokinesis Laboratory sign Super-VHS video and bulky analog cathode-ray tube monitors are now obsolete technologies. Redesigning my lab today, I would use state-of-the-art equipment, such as higher resolution flat-screen monitors, which would make the evidence even more visible. There are many more details to operating a telekinesis laboratory that are not being disclosed here for proprietary reasons.

Positive results of no-hands telekinesis at the micro level were consistently observed only in the middle 30 seconds of footage and from distances of up to 25-feet away (my test space limitation). The effect was repeatable enough that I regularly recorded over past experiments to save the cost of expensive S-VHS blank tapes. During this time of research I was experimenting with methods (mental and biological) to boost the ability to a more dramatic level before inviting in witnesses from the Florida skeptics organization to which I belonged. As you know, skeptics of the paranormal would prefer to consider evidence that is the most extraordinary possible. I directed my efforts toward that goal.

iron symbol FeUnknown to me, however, also during this time, because of a vegetarian diet that I had begun on March 12, 1997 (the reason for which was also connected to my research and not for activist reasons), I was gradually losing the high iron levels in my body (45.8% loss of serum iron by October 1999). Due to the depletion of circulating and stored iron in my particular physiology, I hypothesize that I lost the ability to exert a mind-brain-generated influence on the hanging piezo film sensor and other targets without the use of hands and at a distance. It was the sudden failing of the ability that caused me to go back through my blood tests, discover the iron loss, and form my hypothesis. The human body absorbs iron more easily from meat sources, as opposed to from plant sources. For more on that topic, see the article "Iron We consume" and the BBC article "Iron absorption mystery 'solved'".

The telekinesis detector seen in the photographs on this page was so sensitive that the mere touch of a human hair on the piezo film would cause the waveform reading to go off the scale and bounce up and down wildly. The touch of a human hair is about 25,000 times lighter than the weight of a U.S. penny (I made a measurement comparison using a sensitive laboratory-grade digital balance). This truly was a micro telekinesis detector.

Confident that I had the luxury of time on my side with repeatable micro-telekinesis evidence, I opted to seek a level of "extraordinary proof" that would have approached the level of repeatable macro-telekinesis (observable with the unaided eye). Scientific research does not always work out as intended. I hope to resume my research again someday.

High Risk, High Payoff Research – U.S. Government Definitions

"So, in addition to funding research in the traditional academic areas, the agency also supports 'high risk, high payoff' ideas, novel collaborations and numerous projects that may seem like science fiction today, but which the public will take for granted tomorrow."
      — National Science Foundation, U.S. Government, "About NSF – What We Do"  nsf.gov/about/what.jsp.

"High-risk/High-payoff research is about taking risks rather than going for quick wins or sure bets. In high-risk research, failures are inevitable."
— Advanced Research Projects Activity office, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, U.S. Government, "About IARPA"  iarpa.gov/index.php/about-iarpa.

"Reaching for outsized impact means taking on risk, and high risk in pursuit of high payoff is a hallmark of DARPA's programs."
— Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, U.S. Government, "Our Research"  darpa.mil/our-research.

"What is high-risk, high-reward research?
The terms 'high-risk, high-reward' (or 'high-risk, high-payoff') and 'transformative' research are often used interchangeably. The National Science Board has proposed the following definition for transformative research: 'Transformative research is defined as research driven by ideas that have the potential to radically change our understanding of an important existing scientific or engineering concept or leading to the creation of a new paradigm or field of science or engineering. Such research is also characterized by its challenge to current understanding or its pathway to new frontiers.'"
— "Investing in High Risk, High Reward Research," U.S. Congressional hearing, Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Committee on Science and Technology, October 8, 2009.  govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CHRG-111hhrg52484/pdf/CHRG-111hhrg52484.pdf PDF icon. See also nsf.gov/about/transformative_research/definition.jsp

"Transformative research results often do not fit within established models or theories and may initially be unexpected or difficult to interpret; their transformative nature and utility might not be recognized until years later. Characteristics of transformative research are that it: (a) Challenges conventional wisdom, (b) Leads to unexpected insights that enable new techniques or methodologies, or (c) Redefines the boundaries of science, engineering, or education. . . . Transformative research often results from a novel approach or new methodology. Thus, some (but not all) transformative research will be viewed as risky."
— National Science Foundation, U.S. Government, "Characteristics of Potentially Transformative Research"  nsf.gov/about/transformative_research/characteristics.jsp.
About the author: James A. Conrad is co-author of "Filmmaker's Dictionary" (2000) with Emmy Award-winning producer Ralph S. Singleton and author of "The Model-Actor's Dictionary" (1988). He is also an American telekinesis researcher with full-scale laboratory research experience. For 15 years, from 1993 to 2008, he was a published member of a skeptics organization in Florida, a time during which he enjoyed the educational experience and interaction with numerous open-minded skeptics (yes, there are some). Contents copyright © 2001 – 2016 James A. Conrad except where noted.
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This laboratory page has been online in various forms since 2001. Except where noted, entire contents © copyright 2001 - 2016 James A. Conrad. Telekinesis laboratory photos & childhood photos © copyright 1956, 1962, 1999, 2001 James A. Conrad.

"Telekinesis Sold for $100 Billion" parody newspaper headline photo: created by James A. Conrad on April 4, 2015 at ImageChef.com using the site's free version of its spoof newspaper headline generator. Published April 5, 2015 (here and Twitter). No copyright is claimed by James A. Conrad in this parody image. Credit: James A. Conrad / ImageChef.com.

"Telekinecin" telekinesis drug pill box image: fantasy artwork created by James A. Conrad May 27, 2015 by photo editing a public domain source image at WPclipart. Published May 27, 2015 (here and Twitter). The term "Telekinecin" as the name for a telekinesis drug was coined by James A. Conrad on May 27, 2015. Permission is granted freely for use in subsequent fictional works. No copyright is claimed by James A. Conrad in this fantasy image. Image credit: James A. Conrad / WPclipart.

The Medusa Touch poster © copyright 1978 ITC / ITV plc, Warner Bros. The Medusa Touch videos and merchandise are available in stores and elsewhere on the Internet.

"Caution Psychokinesis Laboratory" sign: created by James A. Conrad on July 7, 2011.

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