Hasted, Professor John – 04 Spoon bending - Metal bending by Stephen North
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
THE METAL-BENDERS” by JOHN B. HASTED
I have more recently obtained a videotape record of a vertically mounted stainless steel teaspoon in a floppy condition. Metalbender Stephen North succeeded in softening a point on the spoon without even touching it. He then gently pushed and pulled the bowl about, so as to demonstrate the floppiness. Eventually the bowl fell off.
I have obtained similar videorecords of the bending of long thin aluminium strips, which are mounted vertically by standing them on pieces of Plasticine.
Stephen holds his hand close to the metal but does not touch it. Suddenly a softening at one point causes a sharp bend, the upper end of the metal strip collapsing to one side under gravity. This type of rapid metal bending event, which can be seen on only a few frames of the videorecord, is not infrequent.
It almost seems as though metal bending takes place either too slowly or too fast for the viewers to have an easy task observing it. No doubt this has contributed much to the slowness of its acceptance by sceptical people.