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Home D. D. – Bodily elongation experiments 04 – Lord Adare’s testimony

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024251

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Friar Herbert Thurston - The Physical Phenomenon of Mysticism

Adare remarks concerning Home's elongation on April 3, 1869, in the presence of six observers:

While his arms appeared to be increasing in length, his chest became greatly expanded, and he said to me "You see how it is, the extension is from the chest." He then placed himself against the wall, and extended his arms to their full natural length; I made a pencil mark at the tips of his fingers. His left arm was then elongated. I held the pencil against the wall, suffering it to be pushed along by his fingers until he told me to make another mark. His right arm was then elongated, and I marked the movement in the same manner. The total elongation, as ascertained by this means, amounted to 9 1/2 inches.

At a later stage of the same sitting, the Master of Lindsay, answering further questions as to the manner of the elongation, explained:

The top of the hip-bone and the short ribs separate. ln Home they are unusually close together. There was no separation of the vertebrae of the spine; nor were the elongations at all like those resulting from expanding the chest with air; the shoulders did not move. Home looked as if he were pulled up by the neck; the muscles seemed in a state of tension. He stood firmly upright in the middle of the room, and before the elongation commenced I placed my foot on his instep.

I will swear he never moved his heels from the ground. When Home was elongated against the wall, Lord Adare placed his foot on Home's instep, and I marked the place on the wall. I once saw him elongated horizontally along the ground. Lord Adare was present. Home seemed to grow at both ends, and pushed myself and Adare away.

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Home, D. D.

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