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The time frame you mention is possible.
Originally posted by Trexter Ziam
Your memory is good! Yes, he was Asian in appearance and name, and it was a PBS show. Check PBS.
It was mid 1980's or so perhaps???
It seems I ran across it (on the Internet) as an example of a hoax in the past few years. Perhaps searching with the word 'hoax' will get the details you are looking for quicker.
I'll scout around and see if I can find anything. If you don't hear back from me, I didn't find anything.
It didn't look that much like a photograph as I recall, though you could see an object shaped like the Eiffel tower. So if it was hoaxed as trexter says, it may have been hoaxed some other way. I don't know if using X-rays projected through some kind of mask could have produced an image like that? (which would be done in advance, as you suggest).
Originally posted by depth om
Couldn't it just be the picture developing, pre taken?
Thanks for the link.
Originally posted by psynthysys
Thanks for the reply. So did the book make any mention about what percentage of people who sat in that chair were rejected because they affected the film?
Originally posted by troubleshooter
In one of Lyall Watson's books perhaps "The Nature of Things" is the account of Kodak who would place prospective employees in a chair that had undeveloped film in the seat to elimate people who could expose film by being in close proximity to it.
I still haven't found the documentary I'm looking for.
Originally posted by wigit
I remember that too. would be great if someone could find it. Didn't Uri Geller also do stuff like that?
Kiyota, Masuaki (1962- ) This Japanese psychic, first discovered by parapsychologist Tosio Kasahara, became famous as an Asiatic version of Uri Geller, bending spoons and other cutlery. But his real forte was a routine using a Polaroid camera, which was, in turn, a takeoff on the work of Ted Serios. However, Kiyota's Polaroid photos were apparently produced by preexposing the film, since it was noted that he made great efforts to obtain a film pack and spend time with it in private.
In 1984 he thoroughly convinced parapsychologist Dr. Jule Eisenbud, who tested him with X-ray film and accepted kinks and small blemishes on the developed film as evidence of psychic power.
In a 1984 television program in Japan, high-speed tape revealed one of the simple, non-psychic methods that Kiyota used to bend the spoons.
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
reply to post by JJBB22
Thanks, That's the "ghost writing" episode I mentioned!
Though I'm not sure they exhausted every possible means of faking it. For example, did the team buy their own film at a randomly selected store, bring it to the site and keep observation/control over the film at all times? That would be one simple test to detect one type of faking, but I'm not even sure they did that, did they?
I had my hopes up for a minute that you actually found the video that Trexter Ziam mentioned on the thought photography!
Too bad they disabled embedding on that video but I don't know how to find out if embedding works or not until I try it so I guess we have to try?
[edit on 6-8-2010 by Arbitrageur]
Thanks for helping me look. I've worn Google out pretty much but not sure if it's completely exhausted yet..thanks for the tip, I'll look some more when I have more time.
Originally posted by JJBB22
On YouTube if you search for "PSI Kids" you might find him on that, although I am not sure. It sounds like an old case, I do recall the guy you are talking about, I just can't remember his name and I've exhausted google ><