View Full Version : MIKE GUSKA, Dowser
22nd June 2007, 12:07 PM
Mike is no stranger to the JREF. A year ago, he was tested for the Challenge and failed, but now he's back again to give it another shot!
Guska claims to be able to tell whether a cannister contains gold, silver, or nothing through dowsing. His protocol, however, has changed since the last time he was tested - now he doesn't want anything around to confuse the reading.
Because of this, he has asked that he be able to choose, in advance, a spot that has no outside readings to place each cannister (containing silver, gold, or nothing) one at a time.
Guska will leave the area before each cannister is placed, and then return to dowse it.
The protocol for this test, including the number of "hits" he must return, are being worked out at this time, and more information should be available soon.
26th June 2007, 04:44 PM
Check out this report that SezMe has submitted after checking out Mike Guska's dowsing abilities! These are split into two posts, so scroll down for the rest.
26th June 2007, 04:46 PM
More on SezMe's testing...
28th June 2007, 10:40 AM
I have just sent this e-mail to Mike Guska:
Thank you for your patience. The final protocol will be in this e-mail, though I ask you to keep in mind that Randi must sign off on any protocol before the process to begin testing.
You will come to a location, so far unspecified, and find a spot within said location that has no "reading" on your dowsing rods. You will then leave the room while a cannister (what kind of cannister? Film? Coffee?) is placed. You will return to the room and dowse for the target metal (either gold or silver, to be determined based upon availability).
You will dowse the single cannister and leave the room while a second is placed. The process will continue for ten cannisters. One of those will definitely contain the target metal. The other nine in each set will definitely not.
You will then be allowed a short break (about ten minutes) and return to dowse the next set of ten in the same fashion.
You will be asked to dowse ten sets of ten cannisters in this fashion.
You will not be permitted to touch the cannisters. The JREF will have a volunteer standing by to place them. You will not be permitted to watch when the cannisters are switched.
A positive result for the preliminary test will be identifying the target substance (of either gold or silver) correctly in seven out of the ten sets of ten.
Let me know if this protocol works for you, and please answer the questions above as concisely as possible.
Thank you again for your patience,
JREF Challenge Desk
12th July 2007, 01:59 PM
At this time, it is my recommendation that the JREF cease protocol negotiations with Mr. Guska based on the lack of clarity in all communications with him thus far.
Jeff is reviewing the case, and will let us know whether or not we continue or stop.
13th July 2007, 08:23 PM
Jeff has sent Mr. Guska the following e-mail:
I've been following your progress on the challenge, and it is my determination that it is taking far too long and protocol negotiations are unlikely to reach a mutually satisfactory conclusion any time soon. Because of this, I am terminating your application.
I do appreciate your interest in the challenge and the amount of time you've spent on it, but the JREF can't afford to devote any more resources to your claim.
Should you wish, you can reapply again in one year, by which time you may have perfected your protocol enough so that negotiations will be much simpler.
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