The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #159531   Message #3781240
Posted By: Penny S.
25-Mar-16 - 06:01 PM
Thread Name: BS: Norway Leads The Way
Subject: RE: BS: Norway Leads The Way
A really stupid example, for which I have no explanation, and no independent confirmation. And it didn't involve serious emotional content, either.

I'm sure you remember the first TV broadcast by Uri Geller, with the chap from Kings College London well taken in by his schtick. And I'm sure you are aware that the trick with him seeming to "see" the drawing apparently sealed in an envelope was spurious, as he had had an opportunity to see the drawing unobserved.

What I recall from that broadcast was the way he manipulated the audience, at least, me, to want him to succeed. And he drew people in to try an emulate his ability to "see" that drawing.

It was a child's type drawing of a sailing ship, with two triangular sails. I had drawn two triangles. Separated. and more like a pair of gables on a roof, but two triangles.

I've not been able to see the programme again to see if there were any visual clues which led me to get something that Geller got by cheating. Nor do I recall much said about other people picking up on that image. Quite a bit about watches starting and stopping. I was not, to be honest, happy about that occurrence. I don't like being manipulated.