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Originally posted by halfmask
Recharging batteries by heating them in your hand is not uncommon and is in fact expected to happen.
- - - - - Thus, it appears that holding the battery in your hand has recharged it to full.
- - - - - when our cameras stop working or the batteries indicate that they are dead we simply heat them up in our hand it works again.
Anyway, I really don't think anything is going on here other than a guy exaggerating a simple common day occurrence.
I tend to agree with your views on reviving exhausted batteries, but the evidence of the witness in this case shouldn't be overlooked. Johnny Anonymous is completely familiar with the battery revival technique, no doubt getting through hundreds in his work. He was privy to the battery charging event and in his opinion, what Gilliland did wasn't what you have described. Here's an extract from one of JA's posts on the other thread ('Johnny's back from Gilliland Ranch')
I'm going to address a few queries and thoughts. I've never seen anyone recharge batteries in a few seconds back up to full charge before. In fact the batteries that my audio device uses that were as dead as a doorknob at the time of my recording an interview with James (my display wouldn't even light up) still have a full charge and this is despite my using it for an additional 10 hours of recording use after his "recharging" and almost the same amount in playback time. I'm looking at it right now and it still shows a 90% charge, this being a week after I left and my listening to the recordings on the 22+ hour road-trip back to the California Studio. So make what you will from that, but as a photographer that has also done the "armpit" trick in cold weather, I can assure you that 80-100 degree weather is something entirely different. And no people, this isn't an avenue for more discussion on either the metaphysical or energetic aspects of how the batteries got charged (thank you though, but start your own threads..lol). Unquote.
Don't know about all that.. all I know of is my own personal experience when my audio recorder wouldn't work and James held my batteries in his hand for just a few seconds and they have worked like new since (and still have a 90% charge). I watched James very closely and he did nothing special to the batteries other than hold them for a few seconds. No banging, no voodoo, just held them, and then handed them back. It was all done with very little fuss and he was amused that I got excited over the prospects of sending him all my dead batteries (I go through a ton of them).
He also said anyone could learn to do it. But he did say also that his left hand (and body-side) did the opposite, which is to zap the power out of batteries. Even the Executive Producer I interviewed said that if James wore the battery-pack for the wireless microphone on his left-side, the pack wouldn't work. If he wore it on his right-side, the pack stayed charged up.
So something else seems to be going on. Maybe Mr Gilliland has abnormally hot hands? I can see this story running and running.
Originally posted by AntisepticSkeptic
Originally posted by MrdDstrbr
reply to post by AntisepticSkeptic
Big surprise, you totally missed the point.
Events that were MASS-witnessed, and generated lots of radar data and stuff, like Stephenville or O'Hare, are much better evidence than a video supposedly showing a conversation with an alien would be.
James has many witnesses behind him and piles of data. He's about as credible as a Contactee can get.
Big surprise, you totally missed the point of what constitutes true irrefutable evidence of the existence of 'aliens'.
MASS witnessed, yes, but of what? Lights in the sky? Meteors? Laser lights being shone by people on top of mountain? Top secret military experiments?
ALL the witness testimonies and footages are of merely the recording of LIGHTS. Let me repeat that again LIGHTS. And again LIGHTS. And I will repaet that again LIGHTS.
There was no verifiable confirmation of aliens visitation. Only anectdotal and hearsay that says that. Even the video by the ATS investigation team mentioned that they DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ACTUALLY ARE.
Listen again the video that you commented more than a few times. It's funny that your blind faith made you IGNORE their statements, shows how much you DO NOT pay attention at all and shows how much your blind woo-woo faith affects your judgement.
THERE IS NO COMPELLING EVIDENCE OF ALIEN VISITATION. The only compelling evidence would be Jim's physical evidence (AT LEAST a strand of hair from these blond alien supermodels and a photographic evidence of where it possibly came from, so the DNA can be tested) but he came short of that by saying they didn't allow him to - which is just a LAME EXCUSE ala Billy Meier.
Again all the woo-woo believers of space-brothers faith have are excuses, excuses and excuses.
[edit on 3-9-2008 by AntisepticSkeptic]