Forensic Sketching

What has forensic sketching got to do with Remote Viewing? Well, a lot actually! Remote Viewers use Extrasensory Perception to obtain information on people, places, things and events, remote in space-time under controlled conditions, following specific reporting procedures. Part of that task is to sketch and describe what is being perceived. In principle, it is very much the same as taking a “witness statement and employing a forensic sketch artist”, with the difference that the “Remote Viewing witness” does not physically need to be at the location and they do not even need to know anything about the situation, the location or people involved. In fact, it is preferred they know nothing at all about the task at hand.

This is also quite similar to the normal witness interview, whereby it is preferred individual witnesses do not speak with others, to prevent any influence creeping into their statement. Most people are looking for consensus in what others have seen, which may or may not be accurate.

Professional Development

A picture paints a thousand words. It sure helps in identifying people, places and objects if the picture is of sufficient quality. However, being able to sketch something or someone based on descriptions and impressions only takes time and practice. One way to test if you have those skills is to create a sketch of a person most of your friends would be able to recognise.

Sketch of Ingo Swann (Father of Remote Viewing)

I decided to post one of my practice sketches on Facebook without the name of the person. Almost immediately one of my friends replied: “Ingo! Ingo Swann!” It was indeed a sketch of “The father of Remote Viewing” Ingo Swann and with sufficient accuracy, for people to recognise and name him. My experiment worked! People who have seen this person or know this person would recognise him.

Benefits of Sketching

Apart from the obvious reasons of sketching for identification, it also has the following benefits:

  • It teaches you better observation skills because it forces you to look more closely at the subject.
  • It teaches you better visual expression skills like shading, curves, perspective, textures, patterns and more.
  • It may help in establishing a “link” with the target, whereby more information about the person, object or place becomes available during the process of sketching. (In Remote Viewing terms this means you could probe the sketch and obtain more sensory data from the actual target.)
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Remote Viewing Missing Persons

I’m receiving a lot of questions about Remote Viewing Missing Person and Homicide cases and there appears to be a lot of misunderstanding as to what it means to be a Professional Remote Viewer.
First of all I would like to explain a bit about Remote Viewing.
Remote Viewing is using Extrasensory Perception in a very controlled and structured way to obtain information about people, places and objects, shielded from our ordinary five senses. It is used primarily as an intelligence tool.

A Remote Viewer works under a Double Blind or Blind scientific protocol. Which means they and the persons surrounding them do not know what the Remote Viewer is supposed to look at.

The Double Blind Protocol ensures that the information could not have been obtained by “cold reading”, or by any other means than pure Extrasensory Perception. It also prevents the Remote Viewer from making a “lucky guess” based on some available information. The other benefit to the Remote Viewer is that; having no information at all pushes the Remote Viewer to use their Extrasensory Perception. Double blind is usually the best way to establish the Remote Viewer is, really perceiving the intended target (eg. Current Location of Missing Person) or not as the case may be.

In investigations it is not always possible for the Remote Viewer to work Double-Blind. The Detective in charge might say:”We are looking for a Missing person. Can you give us any information?”

This can still produce a result, but there is some “Frontloading” of information! The fact that a detective asks for information on a missing person from a Remote Viewer, a logical deduction can be made that progress has not been made and they have already explored all normal means of investigation. Also the time factor plays a big role in the chances of survival for any missing person and the less experienced Remote Viewer might subconsciously “assume” the person is no longer alive, while this is true in a high percentage of the cases, it may very well be a wrong in this particular case. This would increase the possibility of the Remote Viewer “guessing” rather than actually perceiving.

An experienced Remote Viewer may be able to set this information aside, because sometimes “against the odds” the person is alive and the only way to obtain the more accurate information is to clear the mind from any preconceived ideas.

A trained Remote Viewer, will provide sketches, descriptions, and a full report on their perception of the target. This report will contain, both general and specific information, depending on the experience and training of the Remote Viewer they may be able to provide things like “Composite identification sketches, mud-maps of the area, names or partial names of the person or persons of interest or sketches of significant features in the area.

Remote Viewing is a human skill! It is not and, will never be, exact or 100% correct! It would be like expecting a professional dart player to throw 180 points 100% of the time! Or expecting a professional golfer to hit a hole-in-one every single time throughout their career! It would be equally ridiculous to say Remote Viewers are 100% correct all of the time! No matter how good you are, you are still a human being and bound to make mistakes!

Even in case of actual eyewitness statements details can be vague; the witness may have been confused due to the stress or cannot clearly remember the facts. Multiple witnesses may give different perspectives, based on their own experience and memories of the events. Remote Viewers are no exception!

Remote Viewers are however, extraordinary witnesses, because they have not physically been at the site or the events, yet they can give descriptions and information that may be confirmed by normal means of investigation.
A well trained and Professional Remote Viewer, will never approach the family of a missing person and will never work directly for the family upon their request. The information obtained by Remote Viewing will be sent only to the detective or the team in charge of the investigation.

If you are a family member of a missing person, please contact the law-enforcement officer in charge of the case and ask them to send a request for information. The information provided is totally free!! However, it will only be provided to the detectives on the case. Information will only be released when the case has been closed.

Why won’t you work directly for the family…even if we offer to pay you?

Sadly, in a high percentage of missing person cases either a family member or someone they know is directly involved in the disappearance! Some people could have “run away” for good reason! The missing person may be concerned for their welfare or safety! If you and/ or your family are not willing or able to provide the contact details of the detective in charge, I cannot help you!

I will provide the information only directly to the person in charge of, or directly working on the investigation. The email request will have to come from the official email address of the detective with their contact details. Those details will remain confidential and will never be made public without permission in writing from the detective and their department.

As long as there is an active investigation, you will not see any of the information provided to police published in the media. The reason for this is that there may be sensitive information within the Remote Viewing Session that could jeopardise the investigation.

Once the investigation is closed I will publicly disclose some of my work on the case, but I will not mention the names of the detectives involved without their and their departments’ written consent. I will also use some of the cases I worked on as examples in Remote Viewing Training Classes, if and when appropriate.

Do you ever receive payment for working on Missing Person Cases?

Generally speaking, No! The fact that my skills make a contribution to the possible recovery of a missing person, or help find clues in other cases, is enough payment for me.

I have received a non-financial token of appreciation for the work I have done on a particular case. Which I very much appreciated!

However, In some instances I will be given blind tasks by companies who charge their clients for information, because I am double-blind to the task, I will not know (at first) if I am looking at the latest technology, the stock market, a missing item or a missing person. I will receive payment for providing information on those targets. The persons tasking me are trained Professional Remote Viewers and I trust they do not provide me with a double-blind tasks that would be illegal or unethical.

Have you ever claimed reward money?

No. Although I did provide information in at least one case that was so accurate I would have possibly been entitled to, at least some of the reward money, I never stepped forward!

It was the team on the case who collected the evidence required for a conviction and even though my information was extremely accurate in that case, the information by itself would have meant nothing without them actually collecting the evidence. At the time I named and described the suspect, the team apparently already had this person under surveillance.

Do you ever approach Law Enforcement with information?

I very rarely do! Because in most cases and especially in high profile cases where a reward has been issued, a lot of “crazy people” come forward with information. The Officers will have have their hands full separating the nonsense from the valuable tips. This is more than annoying for the people on the case and wasting their valuable time and resources.

If I have “Front-Loaded” information that I deem to be extremely important (possibly saving lives) or accurate enough to be of value to the team on the case, I will approach the detective or I will submit it as an anonymous tip to that department. But I know… there is a 99% chance the information will end up in the bin.

How do I become a Professional Remote Viewer working on these cases?

If you want to get into this for the money or the fame, you’ll be very disappointed! There is no fame or glory and it is very hard, difficult and sometimes emotionally draining work!

If you are doing this to help families, to make this world a safer place or to prove this is a very useful skill to have in the investigative tool kit! Go for it! Just don’t expect a “warm welcome” or to become rich and it is a very long road to actually get some recognition for your work! (If you get it at all!)

Get qualifications in private investigations or law enforcement!
You will have a better understanding of what kind of information is useful to investigators and what is considered absolute rubbish. This will allow you to focus during your Remote Viewing session on information that would be extremely valuable to the investigation!

You will also get a better understanding of procedures of evidence collection and following the procedures of the chain of evidence to get this submitted in court of law.

Practice your sketching!
Not only portrait sketching comes in handy, but also creating site maps, mud-maps, buildings, landscapes and structures. The more accurate your sketches, the easier it will be for investigators, analysts and people in the search area to identify the person or the location. With better sketches, you increase the chance of someone recognising at least some elements of your information. Seriously, you need more than an average stick-figure to point out a suspect! Most detectives expect you to give them a full identikit-sketch or at minimum a good description of the person involved.

Learn to identify names, logos and numbers!
Practice a lot focusing on names, numbers, logos or symbols! Use practice targets and try to perceive phonetics, spoken words, type of language, look for street signs, names on buildings, names and logos. The more accurate you can perceive this kind of information the more helpful your information will be in investigations.

Although it is rare that Remote Viewers accurately perceive this type of information, some people can do it and enhance it! It is absolutely priceless in investigations if you are able to give a name, partial name, location name, logo or symbol on a building, a word even in a foreign language you have never learned. This kind of information can help investigators hit the “jackpot”!

Check the Law of the Country, State or Territory!
Not every country has the same laws and Remote Viewing crosses borders and continents. Read up on the different rules and regulations you need to adhere to in your own country or state and in those you are Remote Viewing. In some countries the use of this tool would be considered illegal and in others you’d need to write a legal clause:”This is for entertainment purposes only!” (Even if it is not “entertaining” at all!) I prefer the clause the Financial Institutions use:”Warning: Past results are no guarantee of future performance!” But I think every investigator with a great track record should also state the same!

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Forensic Facial Reconstruction

As a Remote Viewer, I often get tasks from law enforcement agencies, local police departments or search and rescue teams to provide information on missing persons, criminal cases, fugitives and more.
Most of the time it is extremely helpful if the person who is missing or the person involved in a crime has a face! If you have a reasonable rendering of a face, a member of the public might recognise the face and give information that may push the case further.

I was looking at doing a course as a Police Sketch Artist, here in Perth, WA. Only to find there is no such thing! I called a former Western Australian Police Officer, who has been a Police Sketch Artist, and asked him to teach me. The answer was:”No, I don’t teach! I’m retired now.” I asked him what would be the best way to get trained in this skill. Most people get trained in the USA and go to the FBI for such training.

Now, I am not a person to give up easily! I looked at training in the USA. There is a lady in Houston Texas by the name of Lois Gibson. She holds the world record in solving cases by means of her Forensic Sketches and she teaches classes! I would love to learn from the best! However, a trip over to the USA is not in the realm of possibilities at the moment, so I looked for the next best thing!

The University of Sheffield – UK, has an online course in Forensic Facial Reconstruction. Which can be used to give John or Jane Doe a face, or it can be used to make facial reconstructions of historical figures from archaeological sites. These are often displayed in Museums as part of bringing history to life!

Although it was not what I was looking for, it will help my visual expression abilities of human faces! When Remote Viewing a person, it is handy to have the ability to accurately relay the information of the facial features of this person in either a sketch or a 3 dimensional rendering.

The course was a case study of a real homicide case in the UK, which had been solved by means of Forensic Science and Forensic Facial Reconstruction. Now, of course I am not working on a real case, but I do like to put the theory into practice! So I decided to purchase a replica cast of a real human skull, usually used for educational purposes.

It is time to put into practice what I have learned during the course! Of course step 1 is examining the skull and obtaining the history where possible. In this case with a replica of unknown origin, it is difficult to do!
But the following facts where available from preliminary examination:

1. The features of the skull, especially the supra-orbital ridge indicates the subject is likely male. Also the posterior of the skull has a distinct ridge, which is common in males. The shape of the eye-socket has more square features and also the jaw line is distinctively square, which is both indicative of the subject being a male.
2. The form and shape of the nasal cavity indicates, the subject is likely of Caucasian ancestry, but this could be from Northern European all the way to the Middle East. Since there are no DNA samples available this would be a rough estimate.
3. Age indications, suggests the subject is, probably around 30 – 35 years of age. The skull has fully matured, although some of the fissures are still very prominent, they are fully closed. The dental structure appears to be fully in tact, no signs of tooth decay.
4. Muscle attachments are not overly prominent, which suggests the subject was not overly muscular.

From the initial assessment and the little information available. I have determined the subject is a Caucasian male, between the age of 30-35, with good dental health and not overly muscular.

And after applying the tissue-depth markers, the major muscles, and some filling for the eyes, the tissue is slowly built up to where the markers end and the shape of a face becomes visible. Mr. John Doe, has come to life!

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Forensic Remote Viewing

Remote Viewing is not very well known as a tool in forensic science. Although many law enforcement agencies around the world have been and are using Remote Viewing as a tool in their intelligence tool kit, more common used are the services of forensic sketch artists.

forensic sketch is a drawing by a specially trained artist of a suspect’s
face that is based solely on a verbal description by a witness or victim.


AK JainB Klare – Computer, 2011 – computer.org

Forensic sketch artists usually interview a witness or victim of a crime and ask them to describe the perpetrator. Questions are asked about the person being male or female, the ethnicity or the person, the approximate age, the color and style of hair, the eye brows, the shape of the eyes, nose, lips, chin and, any other specific facial features. With this information they will start to build a visual image of what this person would look like.

Unusual Witness and Sketch Artist?

Remote Viewers are specially trained to sketch and describe an unknown “target”, such as a person, place, item or event, remote in space or time.
Remote Viewers are usually hired in case there are no witnesses or no witnesses have come forward. With little of no evidence or witnesses, criminal cases often come to a halt, while the public and families demand a result.

How does Remote Viewing Work?

The Remote Viewer receives a target usually in the form of Target Reference Numbers, which consists of two sets of 4 random digits (eg. 5726-9421). This Reference Number is assigned to a specific question. (eg. “Sketch and Describe the current location of missing person known as / named: (name of person)” ). The Remote Viewer will only have the random numbers and will not know if the target is a missing person, location, murder weapon, fugitive, hostage, shipment of illegal goods etc.)

From here on the process is very similar to that of a forensic sketch artist. The remote viewer will attempt to establish contact with the target and observe it as a witness, while questioning him or herself on their remote perceptions. “What colors am I perceiving, what textures, tastes, smells, sounds, temperatures, dimensions?” with this information the Remote Viewer produces sketches, usually with some additional comments of the perceived descriptions. Through the higher stages of this process the Remote Viewer may also perceive some conceptual or intangible information, such as: “The building appears to have an educational purpose. (Something like a school or university).” Emotional information may also be observed, such as:” It appears this person got angry, stressed, and it feels almost obsessive.” In rare cases the Remote Viewer will actually state the name or partial name of a person or a place. These are sometimes perceived as phonetic words and other times as images. Phonetics for example could be:” There appears to be some association with the name “Johann Sebastian Bach”, the name of this person appears to be similar “Johan B.” John B.”

The examples below were from a 2007 Dutch arson case, whereby I provided the local police with this profile sketch and the name similar to “Johann Sebastian Bach”. At that time is was not public knowledge their main suspect was a man called: “Johnny B.” He was arrested approximately a week after my report to the local detectives.

Case: Arson – ‘t Zandt – Netherlands 2007

Even without an official witness, a Remote Viewer might be able to sketch, describe and even name the perpetrator, describe the victim or the evidence location. This could point the investigation in the right direction and assist in obtaining the evidence required for an arrest.

If you would like to read more about the “Arson Case” an article was published in Remote Viewing Magazine “Eight Martinis – Issue 2” and can be downloaded as PDF.

Case: Mollie Tibbetts – Suspect ID Sketch


Sandra had a spot on descriptive of the killer. Rivera (on the news sites) is pretty much a dead ringer for what she reported. 

“Anonymous Tasker”

Case: Jayme Closs – 29 OCT 2018

Sketch 29 October 2018 – Jayme Closs is alive but very cold, laying on her side on the floor.

The sketch dates 29 October 2018. Jayme is alive, but very cold and appears to be laying on her side on the floor. On 11 January 2019 Jayme Closs managed an heroic escape from her hostage situation, 88 days after her capture.

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