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North, Stephen – The effect of appearing on TV, Stephen was acting the part of a metal-bender rather than being his normal self

Identifier

026944

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

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.
 

The source of the experience

North, Stephen

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Spoon bending

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Being a child

Commonsteps

Spoon bending

References