by Victor Zammit
Retired Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales,
and the High Court of Australia

$1 Million Challenge
Preface and Conditions

Preface (Plain English version)

One million dollars is offered to any skeptic who can rebut the evidence for the existence of the afterlife - see paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 hereinafter.

I am NOT asking the applicant to prove 'there is no afterlife' - ie, I am NOT asking anyone to 'prove the negative'. There are a couple of mischievous 'closed-minded skeptics' who are are being dishonest and misrepresenting my challenge.

My challenge is directly related to the expressly stated evidence I presented in my book A LAWYER PRESENTS THE EVIDENCE FOR THE AFTERLIFE. In other words the applicant has to REBUT the expressly stated evidence. This is a normal procedural process in litigation.

The afterlife is not just a speculative claim like there may be unicorns or there may be green cheese on the other side of the moon. There have been top scientists, genuine mediums, and thousands of others including empirical investigators like myself, who experienced psi and afterlife communication. (See Chapter 2 of my book on the Net)

It is claimed that there is now a substantial body of evidence which supports the existence of the afterlife and which taken as a whole cannot be satisfactorily accounted for except by the existence of the afterlife.

I have had complaints from genuine psychics and those who support the validity of psychic phenomena that those who reject the existence of the afterlife have never really examined the evidence.

Psychics claim they experienced a great deal of frustration when they tried to apply for a skeptic's highly publicised one million dollar challenge. It was put to me that the skeptic's offer is not genuine. Also, it was suggested that the psychics ought to put up a similar challenge reflecting the skeptic's own conditions.

WHERE IS THE FUNDING? Naturally, the effort has to be commensurate with the very high cash reward. Legal documentation that there is one million dollars available will be shown to all bone fides applicants and to any objective recognized authority. That is no problem at all.

1. Because of the very high cash offer, the applicant has to rebut the substantive objective evidence presented in Victor Zammit's NEW BOOK: A Lawyer Presents the Evidence for the Afterlife which includes: My Materialization with David Thompson, Electronic Voice Phenomena, Instrumental Transcommunication, the Scole Experiments, Mediumship - Mental, Physical and Direct Voice, Xenoglossy, the Cross-Correspondences, Proxy Sittings, Automatic Etheric Writing, Laboratory Experiments, Poltergeists, Apparitions together with the evidence provided by Near Death Experiences and Out of Body Experiences which psychics and mediums claim are supportive of and are directly linked with the afterlife.

2. Also, the applicant will have to prove in absolute terms that 100 senior police officers, police detectives, police chiefs and other police officers in many States in the United States (who validated the assistance they received from psychics and mediums) that the mediums are lying. Many of these police officers accepted that psychic phenomena and contacting victims in the afterlife are real. These testimonies are contained on my page PSYCHIC DETECTIVES.

3. Further, the applicant will have to show in absolute terms why the stunningly accurate information (all forty-two identified variables) stated in the television series SENSING MURDER (episode 'LAST ORDERS') by two world class forensic psychic mediums Deb Webber and Kelvin Cruickshank is not valid. Both Deb Webber and Kelvin Cruickshank stated they obtained the information from the afterlife dimension from the victim - read full report

4. Hereinafter is the challenge for those skeptics who have been continuously campaigning in the media that there is no afterlife: those closed-minded skeptics who have been crusading around the world denigrating, destroying and demeaning the credibility of gifted mediums and psychics, trying to dismiss the positive evidence being produced for the afterlife; those skeptics who have been cruelly twisting and manipulating psychic truth to reduce its effect; those who unconscionably have tried to destroy the reputations of some of the greatest and most brilliant 'classical' scientists and psychic writers who ever walked this planet earth like Sir William Crookes, Sir Oliver Lodge, Sir William Barrett, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Findlay and so many others!

5. I concede that the skeptics' offer has been used very successfully and has provided huge but pernicious propaganda against psychics and mediums. It has misled and made fools out of some journalists, radio and TV interviewers. It has been a powerful tool for the dissemination of global darkness. The media's pet rent-a-skeptic vociferates on behalf of some 2% of the population who are closed minded skeptics yet these skeptics have been given exaggerated time and space in the media.

6. Although there is sponsorship for the offer, I am fully and solely responsible for the said offer.

7. Given the circumstances it is only reasonable, fair and equitable to match and to mirror as far as possible the skeptics' fundamental conditions one by one as the skeptics have had them on the Internet for a number of years now.

8. NOTE CAREFULLY: The applicant is not required to 'prove the negative' as skeptical debunkers try to deliberately mislead readers: the evidence is positively expressly stated (as outlined in the subject book A LAWYER PRESENTS THE EVIDENCE FOR THE AFTERLIFE). Then the onus is on the applicant to demonstrate WHERE, WHEN, WHY, and HOW the expressly stated evidence is not valid.


9. 'The challenge' refers to the offer of one million American dollars. The 'offeror' refers to Victor Zammit who is making the challenge. 'The Committee' refers to a group of professionally informed, non-aligned people expert in afterlife evidence and will be chosen JOINTLY WITH THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT OF STAGE ONE - see below. The 'afterlife evidence' refers to the evidence mentioned above in the Preface. 'Applicant' refers to a person applying to meet 'the challenge.' Stage One refers to the first stage of the challenge where the applicant explains in clear terms how the applicant is intending to rebut the evidence. Stage Two, is the stage where the applicant (as in the skeptics' offer) becomes the claimant and clearly explains in the English language in academically acceptable format his rebuttal of the evidence.

10. Stage One- Initial submission.

Because there have been applicants who wasted a great deal of our precious time and money who had not examined the evidence in detail, it has become essential and a pre-requisite that prior to any actual submission of any rebuttals of the evidence in Stage Two of the Challenge, a potential applicant must initially submit to the offeror a detailed exposition of how the applicant is going to rebut the evidence outlined in the above Preface.Further, see 2 below.

11. The offeror and the applicant will agree that the applicant has demonstrated the technical skills to rebut the evidence. This is a fundamental and most important condition.

12. . In relation to 2 above the decision of the offeror or his appointed representative will be absolute, irrevocable and final.

13. The applicant agrees that all data of any sort gathered as a result of the application may be used freely by the offeror and the Committee in any way they choose.

14. The informed, non-aligned 'Committee' shall comprise experienced adjudicators qualified empirically in litigation and empiricism and will be appointed jointly by the offeror and the applicant.

15. Stage Two- Rebutting the evidence

Once agreement on condition 2 above has been reached the claimant will submit his/her rebuttals to be placed before the Committee.

16. The applicant and the offeror accept that the decision of the Committee in relation to the submissions will be absolute, irrevocable and final.

17. The applicant agrees that the level of proof required to rebut the evidence will be the Cartesian test, "beyond any doubt". This means that there has to be absolutely no doubt at all in the minds of the Committee that the 'evidence' has been rebutted.

18. All correspondence in this challenge must be communicated in the English language and sent to: The Challenge, P.O. Box 1810 Dee Why, Northern Beaches, NSW Australia 2099 by registered mail.

19. All costs incurred by the applicant in relation to this challenge will be borne by the applicant.

20. Whilst this rule is independent to and separate from the awarding of the above stated prize, the applicant agrees not to take legal action against the committee, or the challenger and or his reprentatives in relation to anything outside the actual challenge - the applicant is unreservedly and unqualifiedly responsible for the applicant's own risks - physical, emotional, psychological howsoever caused.

21. The applicant agrees that in context of this challenge the applicant is not a commercial consumer.

22. Upon successfully proceeding to Stage Two the claimant will be given all other relevant details.

23. Before the applicant makes a first submission (see paragraph 1 above) he/she must submit a document properly witnessed by a litigation lawyer with at least five years experience in practising law up to Supreme Court level stating that the lawyer has explained to the applicant what technically constitutes admissible evidence and the differences between objective, subjective and anecdotal evidence. Secondly, the same lawyer afore referred to must also explain the preface and the conditions to this challenge and that these have been understood and accepted by the applicant. Further, because there has to be understanding of what technically constitutes admissible evidence, a lawyer university qualified in Scientific Method has to inform the applicant regarding what would be admissible evidence. This submission is to be forwarded to THE CHALLENGE, PO Box 1810, Dee Why, Northern Beaches, NSW AUSTRALIA 2099 by registered mail. Staff check mailbox and vet all mail every day.

24. Because some applicants have wasted precious time, money and energy, two fundamental conditions have been added:

25. Because the afterlife evidence is highly technical, first, the applicant must demonstrate understanding of Scientific Method as explained to him by a professionally qualified lawyer or scientist; and secondly, the applicant must have been identified in recognized public news-media as a genuine investigator of the afterlife.

26. Notwithstanding anything hereinbefore stated, the offeror personally guarantees that payment of one million dollars will be made on results as determined by the jointly appointed committee.

-- Victor Zammit (updated 21st February 2010)

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