Mini-Conference AIPR – Sydney

I was honoured to be speaking at the AIPR (Australian Institute for Parapsychological Research) in Sydney last weekend. The program consisted of:

  • Author and UFO researcher Bill Chalker, presented his findings in the field of UFO sightings and the more recent disclosure of the US Navy regarding encounters with Unidentified Areal Phenomena (UAP’s). Bill has collected an enormous amount of information and he has a wealth of knowledge in the field. He presented a long list of cases he investigated and pointed out that certain people may know far more than they are willing to share with the public.
  • Professor Tony Mowbray presented his research of 1.000 individual accounts of haunting experiences at Port Arthur and the challenge of classifying and measuring these personal accounts. Tony invited the audience to label a particularly personal account to determine if the audience would use different or similar labels. Classifying labels I personally assigned to the described experience was: Sensory experiences, such as temperature change, touch and visual experiences as described in the case study. Emotional Impact experiences, such as instant emotional change. Physiological change, such as physical pain or discomfort. During the Q&A session, a lady shared her personal experience at Port Arthur and recommended people not to take the ghost-tours as they could have some serious consequences. In her case, the behaviour of her travel companion changed dramatically after the visit to irresponsible driving to the point they could have been killed. That is one more Tony can add to the list of over 1.000 accounts of people who have visited Port Arthur.
  • Professor Lance Storm and Robb Tilley gave an excellent presentation on the Remote Clearing of Haunted houses. Lance Storm presented the statistical analysis of the surveys measuring the quality of life for those who experienced haunting and whether or not they experienced improvement in the quality of life after the Remote Clearing of their homes. The quality of life after clearing showed significant improvement and most claimed they were no longer being haunted after the clearing. Robb Tilley explained how this Remote Clearing process worked and made an excellent point that this method is safer and, far less intrusive than exorcism traditionally used by the church, which has in at least 40 known cases, resulted in the death of the person being exorcised and, the prosecution of the exorcist for murder.

Last on the list was my presentation on the science and applications of Remote Viewing. I was amazed by the amount of interest there was for the topic of Remote Viewing. After a brief introduction of some of my personal experiences with spontaneous Extrasensory Perception and Lucid Dreaming, I explained the difference between a natural Psychic and a Remote Viewer. I ran a thought experiment, whereby I took the audience on a journey of perception as if they were a Remote Viewer. What the audience didn’t know at the time was that this was an actual Remote Viewing Session that I was tasked with, by someone in contact with the FBI. I demonstrated the challenges of Remote Viewing a real case for Law Enforcement and also how the information can help solve a case. I highlighted the importance of feedback and factual evidence and also why using the scientific approach is incredibly valuable. This was followed by some basic rules when working on Law Enforcement cases, such as legal issues and health and safety issues, which need to be taken into account when working these types of cases. The audience had some excellent questions about the work ethics of Remote Viewers. Although can only speak for myself; I gave an example of how it is possible to locate a person, using a Private Investigator who investigates the information provided by Remote Viewers and how this protects the person’s identity by law, in case the person does not want to be found by the person who is looking for them. Another great question was regarding setting Remote Viewing tasks for oneself. The process for this would have taken too long to explain and this is part of the intensive Remote Viewing training program.

Then there was a short break. I was approached by several people with questions and for book signing, I apologised because I really needed some water and fresh air before diving into the next part of the talk. It was quite warm in the room and the air conditioning would make too much noise on the audio part of the video recording. I promised there would be some time after the second part.

During the break information was presented on the launch on a new documentary by Dr. Tony Jinks and Mr Attila Kaldy on the Australian Big Foot, also known as the Yowie. We had the privilege of attending the launch of this documentary the night before in “The Powerhouse” in Sydney. The documentary showed various interesting features in the area the Yowie had been sighted and many accounts of people who describe a similar creature or hearing unusual sounds in this area. It remains a challenge to obtain physical evidence of this elusive creature, which has been mentioned in the traditional stories of the Aboriginal communities for thousands of years.

The second part of my presentation consisted of a very brief overview of the history and science of Remote Viewing and a Mini-Workshop of less than 30 minutes. I explained that this is by no means the full training! I presented the fact that it is based on perception and communication and, how the descriptions are often correct perceptions, but the labels we tend to give these descriptions often tend to be incorrect. These labels are based on our memories. I also pointed out that the mind is like a two-way radio; You cannot talk and listen at the same time! Similarly, you cannot think and perceive at the same time. The process is undulating or alternating thinking and perceiving. However, it is not guessing! So the specific thinking question should be:”What am I perceiving?” rather than “What is the target?”. The history of the Ideogram was briefly explained and how that was developed.

The audience was invited to participate in a double-blind experiment. ProjectX a program designed for Remote Viewing practice and research purposes generates a random number and, assigns this to a target. This means that no one in the room knows what the target is!

I asked the audience what they picked up on: Land, water, mountain, structure, life form or energy. The majority vote was water. Once the data was entered, the feedback was shown. It was the Enigma Machine to send encoded messages during WWII, which at the time the photo was taken, was part of the exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London. The descriptions called out by the audience were off target. That was to be expected, this a less than a 30-minute workshop! However, after the workshop, several people approached me with their sketches and accurate descriptions of the target. One person actually, had a very clear sketch of the old-style circular “type-writer” key with the letter “G” and another person sketched the layers of these keys. It was a shame those people didn’t speak up during the mini-workshop, but I know all too well how it feels to hit the target and be totally speechless!

After the workshop, many people lined up to speak with me. We were actually running a bit over time and the crew started to take the chairs away to pack up. Still, people waited around to speak with me. One after another shared their stories, asked me questions or, wanted their book signed. It was a great pleasure to hear that people really enjoyed the talk and the mini-workshop. Many stated that they actually learned something from it. I met so many people in such a short period of time, which was a bit overwhelming (especially for generally introverted me), but at the same time, it was wonderful to see the interest in something I have studied and practised for so many years!

Lance Storm, Robb Tilley, the committee members and the film crew have done an amazing job! I am so grateful for the opportunity to share the Remote Viewing experience with other interested people, right here in Australia!

The videos of the speakers are expected to be available late December or early January on the website. Photo courtesy of all photos in this post: Joyce Bok.

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Australian Institute for Parapsychological Research Conference 2019 Sydney

It is a great honour to be invited as a speaker at the AIPR Conference in Sydney on the 30th of November 2019.

The Science and Applications of Remote Viewing

The first part of the presentation will touch on the applications of Remote Viewing in Law Enforcement cases and other applications.

Mini-Remote Viewing Workshop

The second part will touch on the science and the audience can participate in a Remote Viewing Mini Workshop.

Click here: To download the full conference program.

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Testing and Developing Your Extrasensory Perception

Not many people even consider the possibility they have Extrasensory Perception, yet most people do have the ability! They might have had some spontaneous experiences and described it as a “gut feeling” or coincidence and never give it a second thought.

As a Remote Viewing Trainer, I found that most students have the ESP ability. Although not everyone is a natural super talent, most people will improve with practice when they recognize the feelings associated with Extrasensory Perception. As with any skill, how each individual develops their skills depends greatly on their mindset, their ambition, their time spent on practice, their ability to recognize their own feelings, perceptions and emotions and their ability to accurately express their perception.

If you compare it to the game of golf: Almost anyone can learn to play golf, but not everyone will reach the level of a professional golfer. The professionals play and practice almost every day! They learn the science behind their swing, they learn to get a feel for the right posture, the right grip and even the right relaxed, focused mindset. When they have learned all they can about the best posture, best grip, best swing and the best tools to use, it comes down to their mindset and their time spent learning to get a feel for it. Nobody can teach them that! They will have to teach themselves. They need to deal with performance anxiety and crowds watching them in nerve-wrecking moments. They will need to zone in on their goal and become one smooth functioning unit. Until ultimately their mind and body get “In the zone”. They don’t need to calculate wind speed, angle of the green, the curve of the ball. Their experience tells them exactly what to do in order to get the ball where it needs to be. They have reached unconscious competence, but only after an enormous amount of practice their subconscious mind recognizes what it needs to do in order to achieve the result!

Experience and Understanding

I was reading Joe McMoneagle’s book “Memoirs of a Psychic Spy”. He recounted a story of going to Stanford Research Institute under the name of “Scotty Watt”. At SRI, scientist Harold Puthoff and Russell Targ conducted a Remote Viewing “Outbounder” experiment, in which Joe participated as a Remote Viewer and he was very successful.

An “Outbounder” experiment (and all Remote Viewing) is conducted under strict scientific protocols. Several opaque envelopes are filled with the names of different locations within a area large enough to reach within an hours drive from the laboratory. These envelopes are shuffled and numbered on the outside, then placed in a safe where only one person not participating in the experiment has access to the safe. A random number generator, will select a number and, on the day of the experiment, the person with access to the safe will collect only that particular envelope from the safe and pass it to the person heading out, in this case Hal Puthoff. In an electrically shielded room, researcher Russell Targ and Joe McMoneagle were preparing for a Remote Viewing session. After an hour or so the session began and Joe was asked to sketch and describe where he perceived Hal to be at that time. Hal at the time would take photographs of his location and they would later drive Joe to the location where Hal had been. His sketches and descriptions were a match.

When Joe was later assigned to the covert military project and asked to do similar “Outbounder” experiments, he missed every single target, 25 times in a row! Joe was disappointed and about to give up, but the encouragement and support of his friends and army buddies kept him going. He knew it was somehow possible, because he had done it before, yet nobody could tell him exactly how he should do this. They could tell him the protocols and the consistent procedures to follow and why these were imperative, but there were no instructions as to; “how to switch your mind to ESP mode”. When he finally hit the target, he recognized there was something different about these particular perceptions. Joe mentioned in his book, something “clicked” mentally and his Remote Viewing started to improve dramatically.

This very subtle recognition of the difference between your imagination and actual contact with, and perception of the target, is an internal process. It is an “A-ha moment”. How do you know when you reached that moment? When you no longer need to ask that question!

You can find a great practice tool at:

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7 Steps to Becoming a Remote Viewer

Step 1 : Read up on Remote Viewing. Find reputable sources and start delving into the subject matter. You will find that there is a great difference between being a psychic and being a remote viewer! You will get an understanding on how it was developed, why it was developed into a skill and how they were able to successfully use remote viewing in a practical sense. A good start is:

  • Remote Viewing: The Complete User’s Manual for Coordinate Remote Viewing” by David Morehouse
  • Mind Trek” by Joseph McMoneagle
  • Seventh Sense” by Lyn Buchanan
  • The Essential Guide to Remote Viewing” by Paul Smith
  • Tactical Remote Viewing” by Angela Thompson-Smith

This is only a very small selection of books, to get you started with your research. There is an incredible amount of information out there, once you start looking, you will find it.

Step 2 : Do your research on the various branches of Remote Viewing! The originally developed training was named “Coordinate Remote Viewing / Extended Remote Viewing” and a bit later Coordinate was renamed “Controlled Remote Viewing”. In essence these two are the same, with only slight differences in the terminology used. Anyone who has learned “Coordinate Remote Viewing”, can follow the “Controlled Remote Viewing” structure and procedures and vice-versa. However, there are many style derivatives from the original training, like Technical Remote Viewing, Trans-Dimensional Systems, HRVG and the list goes on.

Then… there is Associative Remote Viewing, which is a shorter version based on CRV, but is primarily used for predicting outcomes of closed questions. Something like: “Is my team going to win this round this Saturday?” or, “This coming Friday is the stock market going to close higher or lower than today?” If you want to know more about ARV; you should definitely look at: Because ARV is based on CRV, it is best to begin with CRV.

Step 3 : Select a knowledgeable, qualified trainer! It’s not important who you choose as a trainer, but certainly do your research before you select one. Ask questions such as:

  • How long have you been Remote Viewing?
  • Who did you do your training with?
  • What are some of your personal success stories?
  • Can you show me examples?
  • Do you have any testimonials or people I can call?
  • How do you work?
  • If I am a client wanting you to find something for me, how would I go about that?
  • Are there any prerequisites for entering your course?

And check their credentials. If they cannot answer these questions clearly, you are probably not dealing with an experienced Remote Viewing trainer.

Step 4 : Select the trainer who is right for you! It doesn’t matter if you do a face-to-face or an online course, but you are going to be interacting with this person for several days at least, and preferably much longer than that after your training. If you’re not comfortable with your trainer, your not going to take the information on board.

Step 5 : What do you get for the price you pay? Ask for a lesson plan or overview of what is included in the training. What materials do you get? Is lunch included? Is there support available after the training? Are you going to get a certificate or statement of attainment?

Step 6 : Start training! If you can’t attend a multi-day training course, take a Remote Viewing Training course online! It may be a bit more challenging, because you have less interaction with the trainer and other students in some cases, but it can be done!

Step 7 : Practice, practice and practice some more. Put your skills to the test! Keep track of how your individual mind works. It’s almost like a “meditation”, when you become aware of your internal chatter, subtle impressions and and things you never realised were possible. Nobody can teach you that part! You can only learn by doing and noticing your own mental processes and observations. A system especially designed to help remote viewers practice after their training is:

This step 7 will not end, but after a while you will have a good understanding of your your abilities, your performance and how your individual mind processes the information. Now you have built an evidence portfolio on ProjectX and you can prove your skills to others. This will help you be accepted into groups who work on operational targets and projects.
Most groups will also allow you to task others, so you will remain blind to the target and still have your personal questions answered by other qualified Remote Viewers.

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Perth Researcher Brings former US Military Psychic Spy Program to Australia

Perth Researcher Brings former US Military Psychic Spy Program to Australia
Researcher claims everyone is “psychic” to some degree

Perth, Western Australia – 2 May, 2019, is excited to announce their online remote viewing research program named ProjectX. “Starting a new research project is always challenging,” said Sandra Hilleard. “When looking at the increasing interest and demand from the public, starting research in a controlled form of Extrasensory Perception was the right choice! Everyone has these psychic or intuitive abilities to some degree. The underlying processes of this ability however, require further investigation.” is an online testing and practice ground for people who claim to have psychic abilities and those who have been trained in a skill called Remote Viewing.

The online site allows users to test their abilities and practice their skill under double-blind conditions. The system is unique in that it provides immediate and elaborate feedback to the user, once the user has submitted their perceptions of a preset hidden target. This data will be collected under the user’s screen name only and will be compared to other studies, such as the Global Consciousness Project.

 “We recently received expressions of interest in the online application from companies in the USA and Europe,” said Sandra Hilleard. “We are currently exploring the possibility of adding additional features to the application upon request of the interested parties.”

For more information, visit

For access to the ProjectX application:

Press Contact for
Sandra Hilleard
Title: Remote Viewing Researcher / Developer
Phone: (+61) 0449 642 134

Remote Viewing Research is a privately funded research project, founded by Sandra Hilleard.

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How to Enhance Remote Viewing Skills?

You have completed your formal classroom Remote Viewing Training. You have learned how to apply an impressive Intuitive Intelligence Technique under strict double-blind conditions. The big question is: “Now what?” Most students, have difficulty finding a friend or family-member, willing or able to assist in setting up double-blind practice targets. As a consequence, they stopped practising their skills.

As with any newly learned skill, it takes time and practice to master. The perfecting of a skill is not something you can learn in a 4 or 5 day training course! It has been said that to master any skill fully it takes at least 10.000 hours of practice. How are you going to achieve that, if you do not get the opportunity to practice Remote Viewing?

Your Remote Viewing Practice Buddy

I decided to design an online application for Remote Viewing practice! Your online digital Remote Viewing buddy who:

  • randomly chooses an interesting picture target for you
  • randomly assigns 2 sets of 4 digit numbers to the target
  • requires you to submit your perceptions BEFORE giving you the feedback
  • provides you with sufficient feedback on the target such as: Target name, description, date, location (including a map of the target location!)
  • assesses if you have the general category correct or incorrect
  • gives you feedback on how many of your description words actually match the target description
  • keeps track of your progress with statistics
  • lets you decide if you want to share your work with the public or if you want to keep it private
  • gives you the opportunity to add notes to your session after you have received the feedback (which is essential for learning!)
  • gives you opportunity to leave comments on sessions of others that have been made public
  • gives you the opportunity to receive comments from others on the sessions you have made public
  • and gives you the opportunity to “LIKE” other people’s work, much like on Facebook.

Your RV buddy named: ProjectX is there for you 24/7, so no need to wait around for your friend or family member to be available for practice!

ProjectX is not an easy task master! It is probably the most strict tasker you will ever encounter! You may or may not like this, but it is usually the teacher who demands excellence and who challenges the students the most, who helps them become skilled masters! This creates grit, resilience and persistence, which is an essential part becoming a Professional Remote Viewer.

In providing real life Intuitive Intelligence, clients need to be confident you can perform the task and may also be very critical and sceptical of Remote Viewing. Clients want to see the results you were able to produce under double-blind conditions and if these sketches and descriptions would be of practical use to them in their situation.

Practising on ProjectX allows you to build your evidence portfolio of Remote Viewing sessions, which you can share with potential Remote Viewing Clients.

What does it cost? The equivalent of buying your Remote Viewing Buddy one cup of coffee per month $5.00 AUD (approximately $3.50 USD)!

You can find you Remote Viewing Buddy here:

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RV Competition ProjectX

Remote Viewing ProjectX was developed with the idea of combining research into Remote Viewing with the practice of this skill based mental technique. It took one year to develop this unique tool which allows people to not only practice under double-blind conditions, but also record their personal experience, while the system keeps track of their development.

Prof. Jessica Utts had kindly pointed out one downside of online data collection. She mentioned that: “There is no guarantee the participants are serious about the participation and motivated to do the task to the best of their ability.”

In other words; Some people just like to “see what it does”, “see if they can beat the system, by hacking or cheating” or “simply just play around with no intention to do well”. This would make the data set inaccurate, because we have no idea who is seriously participating and who is just playing around with no serious intention of scoring.

Research Design and Approach

A different approach was needed to prevent the data set being filled with ‘rubbish’ as much as technically possible. The ‘brain training website’ Lumocity has an approach of getting people signed up via subscription to use their site to do some ‘brain training games’, their games are intended for brain training and used to collect research data and help improve future games.

I decided to implement a similar system, where there is a small monthly fee to access the site. Only those who would really like to work on their ‘mental skills’ would be serious enough to sign up. Registration with payment, will also confirm to some degree, the correct details of the registered user. The fee should not be too high, as it would exclude those who would be struggling to afford it.

These measures will increase the likelihood of someone being serious about using this tool. It will also help cover some of the cost of hosting, security and system development.

Motivating Remote Viewers

The second part of Professor Jessica Utts implied that it is difficult to get people engaged and enthusiastic to participate. Repetitive practice of a skill can be boring and boredom is the death of learning, particularly when it comes to Remote Viewing.

I had to come up with an idea that would be fun, challenging and useful to Remote Viewers. I designed the very first online Remote Viewing Competition for this purpose. Designing this raised an interesting legal question; “Under the Western Australian law, would Remote Viewing fall under a game of skill or a game of chance?”

The licencing department decided that a Remote Viewing Competition is a game of skill and therefor it does not require a special permit.

This would allow me to put in the motivational, competitive factor, which would ensure that those who participate are indeed more inclined to do their best to win a prize and the honour.

Competitive Edge

What wasn’t anticipated is that most Remote Viewers have performance anxiety! Even the possibility of failure under a “screen name”, which is not usually the real name of the person, is too much for most Remote Viewers and Remote Viewing Students. This reduced the amount of participants to a hand full of people who mustered the courage to participate.

Competition Review

The very first online Remote Viewing Competition finished on the 2nd of April 2019. The winner: Russell P. had completed the minimum requirements of 18 Sessions and was holding the highest percentage on the 2nd of April at 12:00PM Perth, Western Australian time.

Many of the participants were not comfortable with the possibility of their total score displaying in the Top 10. To reduce the performance anxiety somewhat, the Top 10 was changed to the Top 5. Only the 5 best performers names are listed, anyone else will remain anonymous unless they decide to make their session work public.

Winner of the 2019 online Remote Viewing Competition, RusselP

RussellP has won the AUD $200 Amazon Gift Card, but decided to donate the money back to ProjectX for further development. I very much appreciate the gesture, which will allow me to hire experts for development of new and more complex algorithms for the system.

ProjectX is challenging to Remote Viewers! It is designed to be very strict in its scoring, which is currently based on the 6 different categories in the system. Scoring on ProjectX is really “Against the Odds”!

The system of word-matching scores is still under development and two different algorithms are being tested.

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Remote Viewing Practice Target Database

Remote Viewing Students and even experienced Remote Viewers have often asked how to practice their skill and be totally blind to the target if they are working alone. This is a good question! Even when you are creating your own target pool as described in the training course, you still know what targets are in your pool and the chances of you ‘guessing’ rather than using your extrasensory perception skills are still a possibility.

For practice I usually refer to a brilliant website called Tenthousandroads or TKR Dojo-Psi. This site was developed by Palyne Gaenir and it has all the tools to get you started with remote viewing practice targets. You will be totally blind because the database has thousands of target photographs and you will not get the feedback until you have submitted your data. The feedback consists of the photograph and sometimes a title description that does not provide any additional data or reference to where to find more information about the target.

It is my goal to design a Remote Viewing Target Practice Database Application that will not only contain interesting Target material, but will also provide ample feedback to the user, which is essential for learning Remote Viewing! Feedback is the only thing that can give an indication of how we are performing and if that feedback is minimum it will not enable the full opportunity to learn.

Another thing that is important to most Remote Viewers is to have a reference to the location of the target, preferably in the form of a map-reference. Although this is not always possible for every single target, most targets can have a map-reference either on earth or in space. This will also allow dowsers to practice and hone their skills by providing them feedback for their session in the form of a map reference.

Gestalts or Ideogram information is also very important to Remote Viewers, as it will give an indication if the Remote Viewer was generally on target. The design will measure the amount of gestalts the Remote Viewer has viewed correctly and will give a percentage in the user’s dashboard of their performance. This allows for an unbiased measure of the target against the perception of the gestalt.

Another feature that is going to be part of the system is that the user can download their feedback and their submitted session data as a pdf for their own records or to share with other groups.

In addition, the admin part of the system will allow for researchers to combine and compare data, to select different categories and compare certain target categories with other data. This in turn will assist in identifying correlations between certain events (Global Consciousness effects) and scores, or certain target types (eg. emotional impact targets) and success rates.

Privacy and Security features are also taken into account. Although users are required to enter full name at registration, the data will only be displayed publicly under their (screen name) or username, users will have the option to make their email address public or keep it private.

The design will be modular so that at a later stage features can be added to the system, without having to rewrite the entire structure.

It will be a few months before the first prototype is ready for testing. Exciting times for Remote Viewers, Remote Viewing Trainers and PSI Researchers!


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Privately Funded Research

Since the early 1970’s several research institutes around the world have taken an interest in Remote Viewing an Anomalous Cognition. Many of these projects were funded by (mainly) government agencies, for the purpose of military and law enforcement intelligence applications. For decades most of this research was classified. After 1995 there has been an increase in public awareness of these programs and many members of the public received training from some of the former “psychic spies” or those who claimed to be.

Developments in Remote Viewing

It appears the original purpose of “training people” was to recruit people who had “secret and/or top-secret” clearances, who were already displaying some natural abilities. In order to measure their performance, consistent means of reporting had to be developed. It had to be the type of report that would be useful to intelligence analysts.

Another issue they were facing at the time, was that of establishing credibility by obtaining solid evidence that this information was indeed obtained by means of Extrasensory Perception alone. They would have to be able to justify the funding and show results that would not only be extraordinary, but also practically useful.

From the fact that these projects were funded from the early 1970’s to the mid 1990’s, we can conclude that there were useful applications for this tool. Considering each financial year the budget was reviewed and it was a relatively low cost solution, that could have very valuable results in terms of intelligence information.

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