North, Stephen - Localised paranormal action in metal bending and anomalous signals from strain gauges
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
THE METAL-BENDERS by PROFESSOR JOHN B. HASTED
Mattuck and Scott Hill, like ourselves, have drawn attention to the possibility that localised paranormal action might loosen the strain gauge from the surface of the metal. In an experiment with Girard, they observed an anomalous stretching signal on a gauge attached to the concave side of a deformed bar. The ‘strain gauge slip’ was confirmed by a subsequent normal deformation experiment on the identical specimen, which demonstrated the failure of the strain gauge to follow the normal deformation.
I have now been able to study localization with Stephen North using five closely spaced miniature strain gauges whose working length is each about one millimetre. Wide distributions of magnitudes of signals, and even changes of sense between one strain gauge and the next, were found.
These have been found by fitting to a trigonometric series
I=A +Bx + C1 sin x + C2 sin 2x + C3 sin 3x + . . .
The ratio L = |C3|/|C2| can be considered as a possible quantitative measure of localization of each signal quintet, and the value of L is compared to values calculated for Gaussian curves; Figure 9.1 shows that the action can be said to be locaised to distances of the order of 4 mm.