- TBS's "$1,000 Challenge" -- Since 1989 TBS
has been offering $1,000
to anyone able to demonstrate any paranormal phenomenon under mutually agreed-upon
observing conditions. If you believe that you are able to do so, please
- William A. Blake III of Orlando attempted to demonstrate telepathy in March 2008.
- Igor Simchanko, in the former Soviet republic of Belarus, attempted to predict Florida Lottery results in 2006.
- From his home in Prattville, Alabama, Ron Pearce took the TBS "$1,000 Challenge" by e-mail and phone
in 2005, claiming the ability to diagnose medical conditions remotely. [Full story]
- Bill Pierce, a dowser of Polaroid photographs, first took the TBS "$1,000 Challenge" in 2000.
[Full story] And he was retested in 2002. [Full story]
- Scott C. Frank of Homosassa, Florida, tried to win the TBS "$1,000 Challenge"
at the Winter 2001-02 TBS quarterly meeting. [Full story]
- In Sept. and Dec. 1999, Gainesville resident James D. Moore, Jr., had TBS test his claimed ability to
detect the presence of precious metals and gems with "Crazy Rod," a plastic divining rod that
he has invented. [Full story]
- Titusville "psychic/prophet" Virginia Levy had her "psychometry" powers
(reading vibrations from objects) scientifically tested by TBS in 1998.
- Local "psychic" Joan Morin accepted TBS's "$1,000 Challenge"
in 1989. [Full story]
- TBS has taken its "$1,000 Challenge" to TV a number of times. Read the details of our
1993 and 1994 TV challenges,
as recounted in TBS Report.
- James Randi Educational Foundation's $1,000,000 Challenge --
JREF will award its million-dollar prize to the first person able to successfully produce proof of
paranormal powers in the presence of its representatives. Unless the person is already a well-known, established "psychic" or the like,
he or she will first need to be screened by successfully passing either the TBS "$1,000 Challenge" or a comparable test from one of the
other such skeptical organizations recognized by JREF.