Application of Digital Infrared Thermographic Imaging (DITI) and Other Monitors for Documenting Physical Phenomena during Sittings with a Medium
This project aimed to examine if physical phenomena in a séance room with a medium could be documented using digital infrared thermographic imaging (DITI). Additional monitors included: data logging thermometers and electromagnetic field meters; audio recorders; visible light and full spectrum (ultraviolet + visible + infrared light) video cameras; data logging three-axis accelerometers; and a Psyleron REG-1 random event generator. The medium participant was a credentialed research medium familiar with controlled experimental protocols and willing and able to be recorded using DITI technology. Results indicated that experimenters would benefit from employing DITI systems when studying physical mediums who require near or total darkness in order to produce physical effects. DITI technology allows physical mediums to operate under their required conditions while also providing researchers with the tools necessary to fully document sittings.
This project was funded by a grant from the Parapsychological Association’s Gilbert Roller Fund.