Susy Smith, ESP, Pyramid, 1962


After watching a young man's feats of apparent telepathy, Sinclair and his wife had become curious, although they were doubtful of the genuinness of the performance. Mrs. Sinclair decided to resolve her doubts by learning "to do these things myself." In the experiments she attempted, Mrs. Sinclair was the percipient, and her husband the agent. On occasion her brother-in-law, R. L. Irwin, who lived forty miles away, also acted as agent.

The experiments usually followed this uninvolved technique: The agent would make a set of drawings of fairly simple things—a bird's nest with eggs, a helmet, a tree, a flower—and enclose each one in its own opaque envelope. Then, or later, Mrs. Sinclair would relax on a couch, take the envelope in hand one at a time, and after she considered that she knew its contents, she would draw them. She spent three years at it. Out of 290 drawings, 65 were judged successes, 155 partial successes, and 70 failures.