n.1.Erroneous observation.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Even in dealing with ordinary sensation we are constantly coming upon sources of error, such as malobservation, illusion, and hallucination.
The consensus of modern forensic opinion is that SHC does not occur, that what appear to have been veridical cases are the results of malobservation, exaggeration, factual distortion, and deliberate falsification.
Although he believes that defenders of survival have successfully counteracted the standard skeptical dismissals based on fraud, malobservation, misreporting, and crytomnesis (hidden memories), he thinks that they have failed to appreciate four other problems--those of super-psi, dissociation, the limits of human abilities, and deep psychological motivation.