Parapsychology Journalism: The People, The Theory, The Science, The Skeptics
I have stumbled onto a survey for psychic people conducted by a psychologist studying this area. Here it is:
HOLISTIC INVENTORY OF STIMULUS SENSITIVITIES
VERSION VIIA (8/02)
The ASP Project
Terra Alta, WV
ASP stands for Anomalously Sensitive Person. It means psychic.
Here is the form as a PDF:
Return the completed questionnaire with your check in the amount of $15.00
[payable to Headline Books] to:
The ASP Project
c/o Headline Books, P O Box 52, Terra Alta, WV 26764
Your scores and an explanation of their significance will be mailed to you in two or three weeks.
I did my own small and pathetic questionaire a few years ago with mixed results. Here is what I came up with:
I first posted this questionnaire in November of 2009 and as of March 2011 have have a total of 17 replies. It’s not much of a sample, but it’s the best I can do. Also, some questions clearly weren’t that well done and the thing has some errors.
Here’s some interesting stuff: (The data isn’t all in order)
11 responded “yes” and 3 responded “sometimes” to the question: Can you read what people are thinking? 8 people could do this at will.
11 people can “see” stuff if they need to.
6 people could do this with their pets, 3 could do it sometimes. (Only one person did not own any animals)
11 people had some sort of help figuring out that they were psychic
Here’s an interesting one: One one person responded “yes” to the question “Have you always known you were psychic?” One comment was:
i thought there was something wrong with me when i was little and saw shadow people
4 people could make stoplights change. One person had their son do it for them.
12 people identified themselves as collectors of some sort. 4 people mentioned rocks.
No one considered themselves at risk for drug addiction
7 people reported having interesting stuff happen around electronic equipment
14 people reported occasionally seeing the future
6 people preferred older homes and one person said “Only if the former occupants were happy.”
6 had no preference. 3 people preferred new homes
5 people preferred the company of animals to humans, 9 said both. One said neither, but animals if they had no choice.
12 people do not take prescription drugs, 1 said yes, 1 “sort of” and 1 “at times” 2 no response
8 people were supported by their friends in their psychic ability, 3 said that they never talked about it, 3 people said no, 2 replied “n/a”
6 had been addicted to either alcohol or tobacco.
none had ever been addicted to illegal substances.
2 had been addicted to prescription medication One person replied that they can easily build up tolerance.
14 people had been to therapy, 2 people did not respond, and one person said no.
When asked, how old were you when you finally decided that you were psychic, answers ranged from 12 years, (2) to 20’s (3) 30’s (3), over 40 (2)
7 people had 3 or more different kinds of pets.
10 people had others in their family that they knew, or thought were psychic.
8 people had previous generations that were psychic. One person commented: “Possibly, but they aren’t talking.”
13 Caucasians, 2 partial Native American, one mixed and one Caucasian-Mexican
4 people reported paranoid schizophrenia in their family, 5 people mentioned depression
4 people were supported in their psychic ability by their parents, 5 never told them, 3 said no, 1 unknown and one “hahaha” and one said yes/no
8 people have been married/equivalent for over 12 years.
4 people do weed, 2 drink, 1 does speed.
No one would live in nearly identical homes.