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Hasted, Professor John – 14 Spoon bending - Dr Wolkowski ‘s experiments on Metal pieces bent inside sealed glass tubes

Identifier

026845

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

THE METAL-BENDERS” by JOHN B. HASTED

Dr Wolkowski, who conducted the first experiments with Jean-Pierre Girard in Paris, has also reported unobserved bending within sealed tubes. Three of his sealed tube experiments resulted in more dramatic bends.

What is different about these glass tubes is that the sealing is not hermetic; they would probably not hold a good vacuum, since the glass at one end was softened and pinched together by Dr Wolkowski rather than drawn out in a single thread under rotation. However, since such bends could not be produced by the operation of tools through these very small vacuum leaks, the validation is good.

Dr Wolkowski writes:
We then embarked on a more sophisticated experiment, which consisted of sealing different metal objects in Pyrex glass tubes; these were completely sealed with a torch. They were weighed with a precision of g and measured with a precision of m, and were left with Girard. inside we had placed different metal objects such as metal paperclips and steel springs of the coil kind; when they were returned to us they were quite remarkably bent, from 10° to 30°. The steel spring, for example, which was straight at the beginning, was now so distended that at one point it could no longer move freely in the Pyrex tube. All the tubes were still the same weights and the same dimensions, and the glass blower could not detect any tampering.

The source of the experience

Hasted, Professor John

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Psychokinesis

Symbols

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

Spoon bending

References