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 the 2009 event Joachim provided the following detailed description:
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.
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.