Hasted, Professor John – 13 Spoon bending - Metal pieces bent inside hermetically sealed glass tubes
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
THE METAL-BENDERS” by JOHN B. HASTED
Stronger testimony now exists in the shape of metal pieces bent inside hermetically sealed glass tubes. These bends are small and undramatic, but there is no doubt that they have been obtained.
I first recorded such a bend in a 3 cm length of 3 mm X 0.5 mm annealed alpha-brass offered to Belinda H. The flatness was within 0.l mm before sealing, and after extraction a deformation of about 0.6 mm, together with some twisting, was recorded.
More recently Mark Henry has bent for me a piece of alpha-brass 7.6 cm X 1 cm X 0.77 mm sealed inside a plastic tube with epoxy-resin seals at each end by Dr Brian Millar. The deformation was 1.55 ± 0.04 mm; since there had been no annealing, I heated the deformed strip to 350°C, but the deformation, although reduced, still remained permanent. I experimented to see whether such deformations could be produced by prolonged violent shaking of the tube, and found that they could not.
Dr Crussard and Dr Bouvaist of the Pechiney Aluminium Company in France have also reported the bending of metal inside hermetically sealed laboratory glassware by metal-bender JeanPierre Girard. Only 0.5 per cent strain was recorded-comparable with the small bends obtained by Belinda H. and Mark Henry.