Summing Up to the Jury
Victor: Ladies and gentlemen, you have only one question
to consider: is the defendant’s million dollar challenge
was submitted that some fifty scientists, including Nobel
Laureates, accepted that the paranormal is real after investigating
the paranormal scientifically. You can see their names again
on page 2 on your handouts. They include Dr Julie Beischel,
Professor John Bockris, Professor J.W. Crawford, Dr Robert
Crookal, Professor Arthur Ellison, Dr Peter Fenwick, Professor
Festa, Dr Edith Fiore, Professor David Fontana and many,
many other highly intelligent scientists. They found that
the paranormal has nothing to do with personal beliefs,
nothing to do with blind faith and can be shown to exist
with objective and repeatable scientific evidence.
The defendant has tried for years
to claim that he does not have to disprove the paranormal.
For many years he relied on his unaccepted and inadmissible
claim, “you can’t prove the negative”
– saying ‘no one can prove there’s
no green cheese on the other side of the moon’.
But of course, no scientist ever claimed that there is green
cheese on the moon. On the other hand respected scientists
who can perceive the paranormal with true empirical equanimity
and who investigated the evidence all agreed said there
is irrefutable proof for the paranormal!
In professional debate, the onus
is on those like the defendant who do NOT accept the evidence,
to show WHERE, WHEN, HOW and WHY the paranormal evidence
cannot be real. This, the defendant, has FAILED to do! The
professional rule in debate is that anything not rebutted
will remain valid.
For many years the defendant publicly
stated in the media he has this million challenge –
a HOAX – a gimmick and a trick to arouse the innate
greed in the human condition. He used propaganda, he organized
a HOAX to raise the hopes of many that they could make a
quick million dollars.
There would have been many who were
certain that they had psychic gifts and it would only be
a matter of proving it. Of course, many were disappointed
- not because they didn’t have the gift, not because
they were not gifted mediums, not because they did not demonstrate
their psychic gifts in public, but because experience showed
it was IMPOSSIBLE to beat the challenge the way the defendant
cleverly structured it.
In practice the defendant has a
HOAX --- to ENTICE and ALLURE, to PROVOKE and to MISLEAD
to TRAP and to SELF-PROMOTE.
He wrongly stated that it would
be self-evident if a psychic passed the preliminary test
of his alleged challenge.
But there’s a big problem
there. It was put to the defendant that Neurolinguistic
Programming (NLP) tells us that the defendant – given
his record - does NOT have the CAPACITY, the SKILLS and
the COMPETENCE to identify when positive paranormal results
occur because the defendant’s mind DELETES the critical
information – the evidence - which is fundamentally
inconsistent with his deeply entrenched skeptical beliefs.
For this reason in some fifty years
no applicant was able to pass the defendant’s initial
challenge test because he made himself the SOLE JUDGE AND
JURY to determine if the psychic demonstrated a successful
psychic initial test.
He was acting as a judge in his own cause!
It was put to the defendant that
mediums and psychics had objectively demonstrated their
psychic and mediumship skills when they were scientifically
investigated by scientists and independently adjudicated
by independent referees - in venues such as the Windbridge
Institute. “I don’t care” the defendant
We heard the defendant say very
forcefully that he will NEVER, under any circumstances,
allow an INDEPENDENT professional, non-aligned objective
adjudicators to determine if the psychic/medium passes the
initial and final tests.
In this sense he is violating a
very important EQUITY principle – no one is to be
a judge in his own cause!
It’s also obvious that he
has HOAX becuase he does not allow an INDEPENDENT adjudicator.
But he pushes on with his HOAX to continue to try to fool
the innocent public!
It is important here to very briefly
review, the Experimenter Effect – that closed minded
experimenters will ALWAYS obtain negative results in their
tests. A negative result would be a foregone conclusion
if the closed-minded-skeptical-defendant administers the
So he set up this HOAX as a gimmick
for publicity - knowing that he will never have to pay a
cent to anyone. This was confirmed by the evidence that
Professor Dennis Rawlins ‘spilled the beans’
on the defendant when the Professor went public with the
statement that the defendant told him he WILL ALWAYS have
a way out of paying anything in relation to the challenge!
Of course, later the defendant tried
to justify that by saying he has a way out not paying anything
because there is no paranormal!
Now we remember, that the defendant
conceded he is professionally trained as a magician. He
said himself that he was a professionally trained liar skilled
in deceiving people. He persuades and manipulates people
that there IS something, but in fact there’s NOTHING
– just an ILLUSION. And he puts his professional training
in deception to the public by way of a HOAX.
Having this kind of framework in
his mind, he goes on a crusade of organizing HOAXES to promote
his activities and to delude himself that there is no paranormal
– and to continue to deceive and mislead the public.
The defendant boasts about the Alpha
Project HOAX – claiming that he was able to set back
paranormal research some twenty five years. But the fact
is that the two cheats were caught when controlled testing
commenced. He thought it was a clever trick. But in practice,
he admits it was really a HOAX.
the defendant thinks there’s nothing wrong in organizing
a HOAX, there is nothing honest about a HOAX … as
it was stated very clearly, a HOAX is about DECEPTION, DISHONESTY,
CHEATING, NEGATIVELY MANIPULATION and MISREPRESENTATION.
Of course, the defendant also claims
credit for the Carlos HOAX. But tough Australian skeptical
journalists were able to expose his HOAX sending his stooge
aping a guru back to the Bronx.
The defendant also conceded that
he tried to cheat on the Don Lane Television Show …where
the many viewers actually witnessed the defendant trying
to secretly bend a key on the front cross timber bar of
the chair to try to fool Don Lane – and the viewers.
(Victor shaking his head slowly
carefully looking at the jury)
Cheating .. deception .. lying .. negative manipulation
As to the refusal to concede defeat
he tries to say that those senior police officers who accept
psychics as having real psychic gifts are wrong. He implies
that these tough, intelligent senior detectives from many
States around the United States are either stupid, naïve
or are a bunch of dummies.
In some fifteen years not one skeptic,
not one materialist, not one reductionist scientist or anybody
else ever showed that these decent senior and other police
officers were wrong in their validation of the psychics’
Of course, his other defence is
that anything said by a psychic or a medium in all cases
is nothing but ‘cold-reading’ – where
the psychic asks questions to elicit information from the
person the psychic is with. What’s the problem with
Tough police officers do NOT answer
questions. The police tell psychics hardly anything really.
The police do NOT in most instances even show the photo
of the person they are investigating. Yet it is always the
psychic who produces the information, much of it leading
to physical evidence to help the police solve crimes. In
one instance I mentioned, this gifted psychic even informed
the police WHERE to find the missing body and WHO killed
the victim – and the police confirmed she was one
hundred per cent accurate.
Where is the cold reading there?
You have heard how Professor Jan
Vandersande, a physicist who investigated the paranormal,
tried to discuss materialization with the defendant telling
him that he could attend materializations where there would
be communication with those from another dimension. What
brilliant proof that would be. But again the defendant ran
miles away from the Professor. He refused to discuss the
matter any further – slamming the door shut on the
evidence that would have fundamentally convinced him the
paranormal is real!
The defendant does not want anyone
to produce the ultimate evidence because he gets most of
his funding on the false claim that he is exposing psychics.
He claims that he is supporting and teaching critical thinking.
But his conduct shows the defendant himself is NOT A CRITICAL
THINKER! He ASSUMES there is no validity in the paranormal
when he says he did not investigate the paranorma. Is this
not hypocrisy pushed to its extreme?
Just one more thing
about materializations – the medium sits behind a
curtain, he does not see the sitters and does NOT speak
at all. How then can that ever be ‘cold reading’?
The record shows, as was stated,
that very few gifted psychics ever applied to beat the challenge
because they know that it is a ridiculous challenge, it’s
a joke, it’s a trick. It’s deception because
the way it is set up with its conditions, NO ONE CAN EVER
BEAT THE CHALLENGE because it is in fact a HOAX.
The evidence is that there were
a few really gifted psychics and medium who did apply- people
such as Chris Robinson who demonstrated his gifts on television,
or Prof. Vandersande’s medium or homeopath John Benneth.
But once it was known to the defendant that they could possibly
beat the challenge he refused to have anything to do with
I submit that this defendant, for
his own promotion and profit – and to misinform and
mislead - came up with a HOAX challenge knowing that he
would never pay a cent. The gimmick sounded great where
he knew he could manipulate the media journalists, he could
manipulate other skeptics and keep promising falsely that
the money is up for grabs.
And that is most UNFAIR, most CRUEL
and most UNCONSCIONABLY HEARTLESS!
The challenge conditions themselves
work against the applicant psychic. If the availability
of the funding is not on oath, even if by some miracle a
psychic succeeds, the defendant legally would not have to
pay a cent if he decides to save a million dollars and go
That means the challenge is also
perceived it has no credibility at all and in relation to
the challenge, the defendant has no credibility at all!
Just remember ... the defendant
is a professional liar – he virtually said so himself.
He has a track record of hoaxes … which means he’s
into deception – and illusions and negative manipulation.
Perhaps some people see that he’s
been successful in fooling the media, fooling the journalists
and fooling others who wanted to be fooled.… by a
HOAX that there is something for grabs – an alleged
one million dollars for virtually a few minutes psychic
What a DREAM, what a FANTASY and
WHAT A HOAX!
Members of the jury, there is only
one question to answer, is the defendant’s challenge
Thank you for listening so attentively.
(The jury members came back after considering the verdict
for three minutes, unanimously agreeing the defendant’s
challenge is not just a HOAX but the GREATEST HOAX the defendant