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.
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.
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.)