The Norfolk Group
This Content Managers of this website are Grant Solomon and Jane Solomon, 'paranormal' researchers, SPR members, journalists, and authors of the internationally best-selling book... THE SCOLE EXPERIMENT: Scientific Evidence for Life After Death.
The Scole Experiment book was written with the full co-operation of, and in association with, the Scole Experimental Group (see below), the four 'core' members of the group of researchers who 'created', 'produced', 'witnessed', and 'recorded' all of the phenomena that occurred during The Scole Experiment 1993-1998.
The Scole Experiment book was also written with the full co-operation of, and in association with, the three members of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) who were the main researchers and authors of a scholarly record and analysis, THE SCOLE REPORT: Proceedings of the Society for the Society for Psychical Research Volume 58, Part 220, which chronicled the scientific investigation of The Scole Experiment that was undertaken between 1995 and 1998.
Professor Arthur Ellison (Electrical Engineering), wrote the Foreword to The Scole Experiment: Scientific Evidence for Life After Death, Montague Keen (specialist in the history of SPR investigations), wrote a chapter describing the scientific investigation, and Professor David Fontana (Psychology) wrote the Afterword, summing up the evidence that had been collected. All three of the main investigators concluded that something 'paranormal' and 'interesting to science' had occurred at Scole.
The 'core' Scole Group was comprised of Sandra Foy and Robin Foy, the 'witnesses' and 'recorders' of the Scole phenomena; and Diana Bennett and Alan Bennett, the two mediums whose presence was required for any of the phenomena to occur.
We use these different adjectives to try to convey the different roles of the four people who were at the core of The Scole Experiment. Robin and Sandra Foy had spent many years witnessing physical paranormal phenomena and recording their experiences in books and elsewhere. Alan and Diana had spend many years as 'mediums', personally experiencing contact with what they describe as 'the many realms of existence' and also producing the paranormal (unexplained by conventional science) phenomena that others witnessed and recorded.
There was apparently something very special about the 'combined energies' of the four people who joined together to form the Scole Experimental Group. The paranormal phenomena they received started in 1993 with an apport - a Churchill Coin - appearing out of nowhere in the cellar beneath Street Farmhouse in Scole where the experiments were taking place. This was followed by such a variety of unexplained paranormal events that members of the SPR asked to investigate. The images below give some idea of the paranormal events in that began in the Scole cellar and would go on to be demonstrated to stunned witnesses in many countries around the world.
When THE SCOLE EXPERIMENT: Scientific Evidence for Life After Death and THE SCOLE REPORT were first published in 1999, there was a lot of media interest around the world.
The Consultants and Advisers to Grant and Jane Solomon for this website, www.TheScoleExperiment.com, are Alan Bennett and Diana Bennett, the two Scole Experiment mediums whose presence was required for any of the phenomena to occur.
(It is not always made clear in discussions of The Scole Experiment that, prior to the arrival of the Bennetts in the Scole Experimental Group, none of the amazing phenomena that was to be subsequently recorded had occurred. In effect, it was the arrival and presence of Diana and Alan Bennett that facilitated the Scole events.)
As visitors to this website, and Followers of our Twitter feed @The_Scole_Experiment and Facebook Page FB.com/TheScoleExperiment, will know, Alan and Diana Bennett continued their paranormal research with further experiments after The Scole Experiment finished in 1998.
This new work of the Scole Mediums is called The Norfolk Experiment (after the county in England where it is initially taking place). It is hoped and intended that The Norfolk Experiment will be replicated and repeated by other individuals and groups around the world in due course.
The 'Communicators' made 'contact' with the Bennetts seven years after then end of The Scole Experiment. Whilst meditating, Alan and Diana's 'minds were joined' and they were 'taken on a wonderful journey' where they met 'Beings from other Realms' who told them a new experiment had been devised to answer some of the criticisms of The Scole Experiment, including 'darkness' conditions and lack of 'repeatability' and 'replicability'.
So, The Norfolk Experiment was to be conducted in fully lighted conditions and be replicable and repeatable, simply and affordably around the world, for anyone who wanted to set up their own experiments for contact with 'Communicators'. The simple requirements would be a suitable 'receiving' crystal (e.g. water-clear Herkimer 'Diamond' Quartz), a focused light source (e.g. white light lamp), 'reflectors' (e.g. mirror, CD, copper plate, tin foil), filters (e.g. coloured plastic or glass), and a good high resolution camera for taking close up pictures both on the surface of, and within, the inner crystal environment. Notes: 1) Google the terms 'Macro photography' or 'photomacrography' for more information and advice on extreme close-up photography. 2) Recently there have been good high quality images obtained (although no discernible 'communication' or other paranormal results) with an iPhone camera using a magnifying glass.
As reported in the 2006 Updated Edition of THE SCOLE EXPERIMENT: Scientific Evidence for Life After Death, having had some initial success with the new Crystal Photographic Experiments (CPE), Diana and Alan Bennett invited Jane and Grant Solomon to take part in the new experimental sessions of The Norfolk Experiment, in order to record events as they did before for The Scole Experiment book. The first session of 'The Norfolk Group' was held on 19th February 2006.
In the video below, Grant (presenting) and Jane (filming) Solomon show some of the setup for 'Crystal Photographic Experiments' being conducted in The Norfolk Experiment.
In the video below, The Scole Experiment mediums, Alan and Diana Bennett, show Grant and Jane Solomon how they conduct a 'Crystal Photographic Experiment' session using the simple (repeatable and replicable) instruments and techniques: 'receiving' crystal placed on reflecting mirror, high resolution camera taking close-up pictures at intervals, focused white light source, 'reflectors' (e.g. mirror, copper plate, tin foil), and filters (e.g. coloured glass or plastic). The Communicators have asked anyone doing these experiments to vary the reflectors, filters, and other conditions in order to give them maximum variety and options to 'transmit' from their side. At 3:16 the Back Light Compensation on the video camera is changed to allow easier viewing and the crystal on mirror setup can be seen more clearly.
The intention is that a new book, working title, Beyond The Scole Experiment to The Norfolk Experiment: Scientific Evidence for Many Dimensions of Existence, recording the new events and reporting on how other individuals and groups are progressing worldwide with The Norfolk Experiment, will follow in due course.
Meanwhile, we will be sharing some of the paranormal/unexplained evidence being collected during The Norfolk Experiment sessions on this website, Twitter @The_Scole_Expt, and elsewhere.
Pictures of the setup for the new Crystal Photographic Experiments and a few examples of the images being 'received' are below. These images, which are captured when light is focused into the crystal receivers which are placed on reflecting mirrors on the table, do not belong either 'to' or 'in' or 'on' these Herkimer quartz crystals.
We are therefore currently describing these images as 'Paranormal Evidence' since there is no 'normal' explanation as to how 'faces', 'scenes', and 'objects' get 'in' or 'on' the crystals at the moment in our spacetime when the camera captures them.