Girard, Jean-Pierre - A competition in signal-production rate between Girard and some of the children
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
THE METAL-BENDERS” by JOHN B. HASTED
When Girard visited me in London I found that he produced signals on resistive strain gauges which were mounted on an aluminium bar 13 mm in diameter and 30 cm long.
Three sensors were used, respectively 3 cm, 8 cm and 13 cm from one end, leaving the other end free for him to hold in his left hand. This is not a very satisfactory procedure, since holding the bar in the hand can cause some deflection of the pen-records; it requires observation and experience to sort out paranormal signals, which are nearly always sharp-fronted.
We recorded a great profusion of sharp-fronted signals, obtained with no touch by the right hand, and therefore believed to be paranormal. Most were on the 13 cm strain gauge but some were on the 8 mm strain gauge, not always synchronously with those on the 13 cm strain gauge. There were no signals on the 3 cm strain gauge, which is consistent with the fact that no one has reported a bar bent at the very end by Girard; the bends are always somewhere in the middle.
I mounted a competition in signal-production rate between Girard and some of the children, particularly Julie Knowles and Stephen North. Girard’s signals were not larger than those of the children; in fact they were smaller than those of Stephen, but they were in greater profusion – perhaps twenty times as frequent.