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  Envelope Test Responses: April 1 - 15, 1999
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Following are responses Envelope Test April 1 - 15, 1999. The image for this test was a scan of sheet music, Bob Dylan's "Forever Young." (Take a peek here if you'd like to see the sheet music; it's too large to put on this screen.)

This was a hot couple of weeks in envelope testing, not just because of close impressions (there were several great ones), but also because people seemed to be sensing many of the same things, even if it wasn't what was in the 'envelope.'

First, the hits and close calls:
  • Just Me hits the nail on the head with "I dont 'see' anything, but I hear sounds..." While the sounds weren't music, I think it's spectacular that JustMe HEARD stuff, when sheet music was posted. Nifty. The post ends with "How can sounds have anything to do with what is in the envelope?" Ha! How indeed!
  • In the same post, JustMe saw "white on black." The music is black on white.
  • Ms2U saw "jagged or unsmoothed edges," which reminded me somewhat of the notes look on the staff. Also mentioned was "grooves running through" which could refer to a record and it's grooves (and of course "Forever Young" was a record).
  • David Asplund saw "wind blowing something' - Bob Dylan wrote a massive hit called "Blowin' in the Wind"
  • Barbara saw a "grid hanging in space" which could easily be the guitar chord notations above the staffs
  • Scarlett saw "angled lines;" the sheet music is covered with lines. Most are horizontal and vertical, but the bars connecting different notes are often at an angle.
  • justme though "spiderweb like lines are up and to the right." There is a separate little guitar thingy (sorry - it's been years since I had a music lesson!) in the upper right corner of the music. Not very spider webby, but definitely line-y.
  • justme also saw "3 lines emerging from a center point at regular intervals." In the music there are 5 lines and though they are paralell rather than emerging from a center point, they are definitely at regular intervals.
  • pert saw a "square picture of some thing." The sheet music is rectangular. There are also squares on it (the guitar chords).
  • volume saw "a side ways rectangle." Again, the sheet music is rectangular, though I'm not certain which way is sideways.
Now for people seeing similar things, even though they weren't necessarily in the scanned image:
  • Alli saw 'wet,' allen mentioned 'water movement,' and Ramzes Berezecki 'a flat water basin, but dry.'
  • David Asplund and JustMe both mentioned 'lightening.'
  • Miles9000, Steve N., and RJ all mentioned 'sun,' though Steve decided that what he really saw was a flower, which leads us to...
  • Again, Steve N.'s flower, RJ mentioned 'wild-flowers,' and MapKilCoed saw a 'flower like arrangement.' Ramzes Berezecki saw a vase but wondered if there should be flowers. Interestingly, both MapKilCoed and Ramzes went on to mention animals after their impressions of flowers (or lack thereof).
  • Both Moon Majick and Ted Johnson mentioned a 'train'


Impressions: an eye with a flashing question mark
From: Angel,
Saturday, April 17, 1999 3:40 AM

Impressions: wet
From: Alli,

Friday, April 16, 1999 2:47 PM

Impressions: triangle sailboat water movement serene
From: allen,
New Canaan, CT
Thursday, April 15, 1999 4:12 PM

Impressions: triangle sailboat water movement serene
From: allen,
New Canaan, CT
Thursday, April 15, 1999 4:05 PM

Impressions: Light wood or wood color. Jagged or unsmoothed edges, especially at the top.Some kind of grooves running through.
From: Ms2U,

Thursday, April 15, 1999 1:14 AM

Impressions: An impression of a vase of clay, burgundy in color. Then more like a rim of a flat water basin but dry. Were there flowers to be with it? No, I don't think so. Then an impression of a horse or such animal. Well, whatever it is, it feels quite fun searching for it. Keep up your postings.
From: Ramzes Berezecki,
Winnipeg, MB,Canada
Wednesday, April 14, 1999 7:41 PM

Impressions: a soccer ball wind blowing something a book lightening a plant a car al the things i always wanted
From: David Asplund,
Wednesday, April 14, 1999 7:05 PM

Impressions: a soccer ball wind blowing something a book lightening a plant a car al the things i always wanted
From: David Asplund,
Wednesday, April 14, 1999 7:05 PM

Impressions: my first impression is of a colander or sieve or grid hanging in space.
From: Barbara,
Wednesday, April 14, 1999 4:59 PM

Impressions: I see angled lines ... similar to a stained glass window ... very colorful, but I especially saw purple ... I also sensed a meaning behind the image, more of a place rather than a person
From: Scarlett,
Maryland, USA
Wednesday, April 14, 1999 4:38 PM

Impressions: A plain silver spoon
From: shannon kleinman,
washington, dc
Tuesday, April 13, 1999 1:31 AM

Impressions: A piece of string or yarn, such as the string a mop is made of.
From: Elva Segui,

Monday, April 12, 1999 3:10 PM

Impressions: square picture of some thing
From: pert,
somers point
Monday, April 12, 1999 10:04 AM

Impressions: A picture of a sun, but not very yellow
From: Miles9000,

Sunday, April 11, 1999 6:25 PM

Impressions: only thing I felt or saw, purple swirl
From: Miste,

Sunday, April 11, 1999 5:49 PM

Impressions: I feel it is a object used for travel.
From: cpolsson,
Sunday, April 11, 1999 2:44 PM

Impressions: A robe, white in color. A hawk soaring through the blue sky, passing before a white cloud. A body of vaporized water: cloud, steam, fog, one's breath on a cold day.
From: Pangaea,
san jose
Sunday, April 11, 1999 2:13 PM

Impressions: Okay..I tried again..3 lines emerging from a center point at regular intervals. Rather like seeing a propeller without seeing the tips of tne blades. I have the impression the spiderweb like lines are up and to the right, but I didn't accually see them.
From: justme,

Sunday, April 11, 1999 1:21 PM

Impressions: its an envelope a side ways rectangle a vesica picis an eye a man hunched over sleeping on a desk, a side ways vagina,
From: volume,
miami beach
Saturday, April 10, 1999 3:30 AM

Impressions: An eye
From: Cornelis Slenters,
Geneva, Switzerland
Friday, April 9, 1999 7:28 AM

Impressions: Thought I saw the sun in the upper, left hand corner of a white sky. Then I realized that it was a flower without petals, but a center, what ever that's called. Instead it radiated a predominetly green and somewhat yellowish light, extremely bright. I could also see green triangles, a part of the bud that would normally be behind the petals, but were visible through the light.
From: Steve N.,
Gold Hill, OR
Friday, April 9, 1999 3:27 AM

Impressions: I have the quick image of lightning or a spiderwork like tracery , white on black, in the corner of my vision, ending in a scaloped edge. This time, rather then letting it go at that, I try to go there again, look more. I dont "see" anything, but I hear sounds, as if I'm sitting in an office space with my eyes closed...I hear a person, likely a woman...humming a bit, making the sort of sounds you make when you concentrate on something..not talking to herself, but..., a drawer opening? A chair creaking. It is quiet here like a class room when students are busy working. How can sounds have anything to do with what is in the envelope?
From: JustMe,

Wednesday, April 7, 1999 6:52 AM

Impressions: train
From: Moon Majick,

Monday, April 5, 1999 5:25 PM

Impressions: Hmmmmm, I think it's . . . some sort of flower like arrangement,on a flat surface.I get the impression of composite flowers like daisy,coneflowers or sunflowers.There is also a crablike or scorpion like animal nearby,and also some sort of vessel{drinking or bowl}
From: MapKilCoed,
New Jersey
Monday, April 5, 1999 11:51 AM

Impressions: an island
From: tammy garnett,
port ludlow, wa.
Monday, April 5, 1999 10:36 AM

Impressions: What a fun experiment. :) Ok .. hmmm ... bright sun .. field .. maybe wild-flowers .. spring seems to be the theme.
From: RJ,
Sunday, April 4, 1999 5:06 PM

Impressions: A picture of I see a picture of an oncoming train. It is one of those old fashioned nineteenth century trains, like the Orient Express.
From: Ted Johnson,
New Zealand
Sunday, April 4, 1999 1:15 PM

Impressions: It looks like a daguerrotype of a young lady from the Victorian era, black and white and sort of brownish. She is in Victorian garb and smiling.
From: Jimmy McNealy,
Hong Kong
Sunday, April 4, 1999 12:20 AM

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