Tuesday, January 20, 2015

ESP Experiments on Children

The Washington Post reports on an Canadian experiment on indigenous children. Sadly, not the first story of this kind; throughout Canada and the U.S. experiments were conducted on children, native as well as non. What gives this particular story a twist is the paranormal aspect. (Thanks to The Anomalist for link.)

The bizarre ESP experiments conducted on aboriginal children without parental consent - The Washington Post

A recently uncovered experiment reveals the depths of the access given to so-called researchers seeking to find evidence that aboriginal children, by dint of their race, had extrasensory perception, also known as ESP, or a “sixth sense.”
Fifty children at the Indian Residential School in Brandon, Manitoba, became the subjects of a series of tests that sought to establish a new measure for identifying ESP and also to find evidence of supernatural abilities of “primitive” people.
As was typical for the time, there was no parental consent. But the children, ranging from ages 6 to 20, likely participated “willingly,” as the study claims, eager for candy that might stave off their persistent hunger.

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