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Williams, Nicholas – No-touch movement of a suspended latch-key and strain gauge visually and by means of a video-camera

Identifier

026927

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

THE METAL-BENDERS” by JOHN B. HASTED

During the reception of signals, I have studied the no-touch movement of a specimen and strain gauge suspended from its electrical connections; this has been done visually, and on several occasions by means of a video-camera.

I noticed that when a relatively strong dynamic strain pulse was produced by Nicholas Williams the key would sometimes be joggled a few millimetres and would swing for perhaps a second. This motion was first recorded on videotape with the cooperation of Dr Ron Miller.

But the magnitude of the movements was small, and we cannot make any further generalizations from a study of the tapes, other than that the key was not touched by any visible agency. A stop-clock was included in the field of view, in order that the small movements of the key could be synchronised with the signals recorded on the chart-recorder.

The source of the experience

Williams, Nicholas

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Being a child
Biofeedback

Commonsteps

Spoon bending

References