About a month ago I wrote an article about spoon bending. In that article I wrote about my inquiries about Uri Geller from the people I interviewed and also about Jack Houck’s PK parties, which many people have attended. I then provided evidence in favor of spoon bending from two known persons: writer Michael Crichton and Dick Sutphen who both attended a PK party.
I don’t know how but I’ve missed one other credible person, namely Dr. Dean Radin. Dr. Radin is head scientist of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and leads a lot of research about consciousness. As it appears, Dr. Radin himself was to a PK party and has successfully bent the bowl of a silver spoon. He published his story and the photos on his personal website. There’s also some discussion about this on his blog. Here’s excerpt of what Dr. Dean Radin writes of his experience:
After 5 minutes of intently watching the woman attempting to bend a similar spoon, to my surprise my spoon started to bend! In accordance with previous claims I had read, the bowl momentary felt like putty, and I easily pinched the bowl over as shown. It immediately hardened up, and it felt cold throughout. I used a thumb and one finger to make this bend, with hardly any force. I immediately checked my fingers for noticeable marks after the bend, and there were none, confirming that I had not unconsciously forced the bowl to bend. All of my attempts to repeat this effect later, both with and without the use of force, failed. Examination of the bend reveals it to be clean and smooth, with none of the characteristic cracking or discoloration that appears in spoons that are forced to bend using tools. I have no easy explanation for this phenomenon, but I cannot deny my own experience. This bend was not due to a conjuring trick or to enhanced strength that can potentially arise in certain dissociated states.
It’s interesting, that because of his claims of the reality of spoon bending many skeptics consider him unreliable. Some people fail to believe even credible evidence. It’s a shame, in my opinion.
Further discussion on spoon bending is in the forums at Spoon bending discussion.