Wansdyke Path 2009

We have done exploratory assments of data during meditations centered in Avebury, England, organized by Joachim Koch and Hans Kyborg in cooperation with Bernd Otto and others. These had been promising, and in 2006 the situation was was sufficiently well defined to specify the event as part of the formal hypothesis test series. In 2009 again we set the event as a formal event.

Joachim Koch's description from the previous years helps to define the event.

For some years I have engaged in research of certain phenomena in Southern England around the area of Stonehenge and Avebury. We have learned a lot in the past 12 years about human interaction with natural fields of all kinds, including creating and enforcing them. At some point it became clear that we should focus on experiments with these interactions, and we decided to place teams at old neolithic sites to perform coherent meditations.

For the 2009 event Joachim provided the following detailed description:

The main focus of the Project Wansdyke Path 2009 was between 10:00pm local UK Summer time on July 25th and 01:00 am July 26th.

[In contrast to] the past, this time we knew that only a few in other parts of the world would participate in our project because of the inflation of announcements of so-called "global meditations" by individuals via the Internet. Well...

But what was completely new was the participation of many individuals and smaller groups in Central Europe.

So it would be best for you to look at the time frame of Central Europe included the UK between 09:00pm Central European Summer Time on July 25th and 02:00am Central European Summer Time on July 26th.

We set the formal event to begin 1 hour prior to Joachim's indication, to include some preliminary focus, from 18:00 UTC on July 25 to 01:00 on July 26th. The result is Chisquare = 25550.631 on 25200 df, for p = 0.060 and Z = 1.558.

Wansdyke Path

It is important to keep in mind that we have only a tiny statistical effect, so that it is always hard to distinguish signal from noise. This means that every "success" might be largely driven by chance, and every "null" might include a real signal overwhelmed by noise. In the long run, a real effect can be identified only by patiently accumulating replications of similar analyses.

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