Can You Perform Psychokinesis? Try This Experiment at Home for Fun

By Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times
August 7, 2015 5:07 pm Last Updated: November 14, 2017 3:21 pm

A reader sent us a description of an at-home psychokinesis experiment he’s tried that he says has worked for him and others he’s shown it to.

The reader, Tomich Carpenter, wrote: “I am not in any way a scientist. The following is my experience from 35 years ago. This was shown to me by an old gypsy woman, make of that what you will.”

Give it a try for fun and let us know if you get any results (you can either tell us in the comments section below, or email feedback@epochtimes.com)!

You will need:
-A square piece of paper
-An eraser (or something a needle will stick into and stand up in. We used a small candle)
-A needle
-An open mind

1. Get a square piece of paper. Exact size doesn’t matter. We used 4 inches by 4 inches.

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(Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

2. Fold two of the corners together and press down. Unfold it, leaving a diagonal crease in the paper.

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(Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

3. Do the same for the other two corners. Now you have a square piece of paper with two creases intersecting in the middle.

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(Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

4. This will allow you to pop it up into a pyramid shape. The place where the two creases intersect form the point, and the bottom of the pyramid is open.

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(Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

5. Stick a needle in an eraser (we used a candle, making due with what was on hand).

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(Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

6. Balance the paper pyramid on top of the needle.

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(Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

7. Place your forearms on the table on either side of the pyramid. Keep your hands a few inches away from the pyramid. Your thumbs should be facing upward.

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(Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

Carpenter said at this point in the experiment, the pyramid would begin moving even though it had been still before. He thought it might be a wind current or his breath pushing it. He created barriers around himself to block any drafts and he also tied a handkerchief around his face to cover his mouth. It still moved.

“I also found that I could stop the rotation and cause an opposite rotation,” he said.

I also found that I could stop the rotation and cause an opposite rotation.
— Tomich Carpenter

He wrote: “I became frightened at what the possibilities might be and I quit with the experiments. Curiosity got the better of me and after several months I resumed the experiment. I found it difficult to produce any results at all, but eventually I was able to resume. However, I never attained the same results.”

Of course, without performing this in a controlled environment with professional scientists, it shouldn’t be taken as proof of psychokinesis. But, it may be fun to give it a go at home and see what happens!

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