North, Stephen – The effect of appearing on TV, Stephen was acting the part of a metal-bender rather than being his normal self
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
THE METAL-BENDERS” by JOHN B. HASTED
I have several times made video-records of strain gauge experiments, notably with Julie Knowles and Stephen North; also I have made a point of asking physicists and others to be present at the production of strain signals in the homes of these families.
On occasion I have been asked to provide a metal-bender to produce signals on a television programme. Four times Stephen North has attempted this, and twice he was successful, twice he was not; but the effects cannot usually be produced to order, particularly when there are television lights, continual delays, photographic tests, makeup, and so on.
I had the impression that Stephen was acting the part of a metal-bender rather than being his normal self.
Certainly, Uri Geller, Jean-Pierre Girard and Masuaki Kiyota have learned sufficient control to work under these conditions. But there are many reasons why the metal-bending children should not be encouraged to follow in their footsteps.