The Demise of “The Romance of the Skies”: Encountering Telepathic Overlay in Remote Viewing


September 24, 2016 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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Angela Thompson Smith, Ph.D.

In November of 1957, the Pan American Clipper The Romance of the Skies, a Boeing Stratocruiser, disappeared on route to Hawaii. Only minimal wreckage was recovered. There was evidence of a severe fire either before or during the crash event on the exterior of the cabin and one of the wings. Twenty-five of the 44 victims were never recovered and have disappeared forever beneath the Pacific Ocean’s waves.

Why did The Romance of the Skies plunge into the ocean? Multiple theories developed. The most exotic involved a UFO, since the aircraft’s crew had reported an anomalous aerial encounter just a couple of years earlier. More likely, though, was the possibility of mechanical failure. But there was equal reason to suspect sabotage from either of two individuals–one known to be aboard, and one who was supposed to be. But neither body was ever found. Both had reason to not want the aircraft to make it to Hawaii.

Over the course of several months from late 2015 to early 2016, 17 remote viewers were separately blind-tasked to remote view the circumstances of the crash of The Romance of the Skies. Their efforts returned remarkably similar results. Although the various theories as to what happened to the aircraft were known to the clients, the sponsor, and the director of the project, the viewers were fully blind and unwitting as to the nature of the tasking. The similarity of their results, along with additional evidence from the viewer’s sessions suggests that expectation and telepathic overlay may have played a role in generating similarities seen between and among their sessions, sketches and models.

Join Angela Thompson Smith as she unravels for you this apparent case of telepathic and expectation-based overlay and explains what can be done about it to distinguish the actual data from the overlay and what can be done to prevent these problems in future remote viewing projects.