Patricia Putt, who claims she is psychic, took the preliminary test for the One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge today. The test was conducted by Professor Richard Wiseman and Professor Christopher French. In order to pass her challenge test, Mrs. Putt was required to pen psychic readings for ten volunteers who were then asked to identify their own readings from the group. At least five volunteers would have had to correctly identify their own reading.
None did. Mrs. Putt's readings were correctly identified by zero out of ten volunteers.
According to the testers, Mrs. Putt took this failure well, and did not blame the test or the testers but rather her own powers for failing.
There will be a longer article on the test and the results soon, so keep an eye on Swift for more information.
The JREF would like to send a special thanks to Professor Richard Wiseman, Professor Christopher French, Panka Juhasz, James Munroe, Suzanne Barbieri, and Fabio Tartarini for conducting the test. And, of course, we would also like to thank Patricia Putt for participating.