Having recently taken an interest in the possibility of the existence of psychic phenomena, although I have yet to make up my mind as to whether they actually exist, I thought it might be an idea to try an experiment here on HubPages, to test for such abilities.
I have the idea that one person could think of an image, and then try and project it, via telepathy, in the hope that someone else might be able to pick up on it. Maybe it would be an idea to allow for a certain number of people to guess, say 5, before the sender of the image says whether it has been guessed correctly. Whether it has or not, someone else could then have a go at projecting an image.
I think it should become obvious quite quickly, if the experiment has been successful or not. And it would have to rely on the person projecting the image being truthful as to whether anyone had picked up on the image.
The image could be of a well-known work of art, or a place, or a household object, or an animal - in fact anything at all.
I hope this doesn't seem too far-fetched, and it is only meant as a sort of game, so nothing to be taken too seriously. If anyone feels they want to try it, you could post, saying that you have thought of an image, and then see what happens.
Haha, don't hate me for not picking one thing. Trying to clear my mind I had thoughts of a key and a plane. After clearing my mind the first thing that came to mind was a ruler, or something shaped like it.
I think it would be much more interesting to do this in person... at least that way you can feel like you're trying to tell something to a person, rather than just putting something 'out there' for someone else to pick up.
There is also a negative to doing this in person. There will always be the possibility that seeing the person who is projecting the image might enable the receiver to pick up on body language, even subconsciously. And if you were familiar with the person, you might have an idea of the type of image they are more likely to project. For instance, if the person is an artist, they might be more likely to project an image of a work of art. And theoretically, if ESP exists, it shouldn't matter how far apart the people involved are.
Years back, I was playing poker with three friends. We'd smoked a bowl and started a game where one person picked up their hand, thought of the wild cards they wanted called. After a moment, the dealer would then declare the wild cards.
One guy, a nice but very gullible guy seemed to pick up the thoughts so well he always called the cards we were thinking of. I could never explain the incident without falling back on the fact that the only explanation was telepathy.
I've had enough experiences to know that certain people definitely have more psychic abilities. And it seems it depends on who they are interacting with. The more open others are to the possibility, the greater the chance of success.
Like Wilfion, I consider myself a sceptic, but I have had a reading in the past that was uncannily accurate. Try as I might, I cannot explain how this person could possibly have been so spot on about future, and past, events that happened to me. I think it's fair to say that just because we cannot explain a phenomena, does not mean that it is not valid. Just unexplained.