Margaret Foos sees blindfold
Type of Spiritual Experience
I have tried to piece together a number of reports of this and from what I can see Margaret was not actually able to 'see' in this case whilst blindfolded, but was able to read the perceptions of those who could see what she was looking at. So if you prefer she read the minds of anyone who could see.
Dr Shafica Karagulla, born in the Lebanon but whose research took her to the USA and the UK, was a neuro-psychiatrist who spent eight years researching ordinary people who appeared to have extraordinary abilities. She started off being a skeptic as most scientists are [including me] but over time the evidence seemed overwhelming and she set up a research project to find out more. What brought her into the area was a book about Edgar Cayce, what kept her going was an open mind and an insatiable curiosity. Where she is remarkable is that she had no experiences of her own to confirm her eventual conclusions, but like all the very best scientists forgot her own life and concentrated on the observations and evidence. Her research subjects were carefully chosen. She rejected all those who claimed they had these abilities but instead by a laborious process of enquiry and referral managed to find those who carried on normal professions and who never talked about their abilities but just used them.
A description of the experience
Breakthrough to Creativity – Dr Shafica Karagulla
…… a number of years ago the ability of Margaret Foos to read any printed material while she was completely blindfolded was demonstrated many times in this country. She and her cousin were evaluated at a hospital in Washington, D. C. An excellent demonstration of her ability and her cousin's ability was given. Those present were of a divided opinion as to how to evaluate such amazing feats. Doctors and psychiatrists finally decided that in spite of repeated demonstrations it just had to be impossible. The Miami Herald carried a report on these demonstrations in its September 11 issue in 1957. She gave a demonstration on the Art Linkletter show in 1960.