Cheryl Eddy lists what she describes as the ten most notorious paranormal hoaxes in history. I was familiar with almost all of them. I had heard of the Amityville Horror but thought it was just a fictional film and did not know that it was based on a supposed real event. I had also not heard of the Ghostwatch.
Incidentally Uri Geller, whose claims to be able to bend spoons with his mind were debunked by James Randi a long time ago and made the list, keeps re-inventing himself and has emerged once again to ‘explain’ why some of the new iPhones were bending.
“There are two possible explanations,” Uri Geller, the psychic illusionist famous for bending spoons with his mind, told MarketWatch. “Either the phone is so seriously thin and flimsy that it is bendable with mere physical force, which I cannot believe given the extensive tests Apple would have done. Or — and this is far more plausible — somehow the energy and excitement of the 10 million people who purchased iPhones has awakened their mind powers and caused the phones to bend.”
Yes, your crackpot second theory is undoubtedly ‘more plausible’ than a purely naturalistic explanation of people sitting on their phones. And then comes the kicker where he says: “I urge Apple to hire me to explain to the world that this is not the company’s fault at all.” Geller is always on the lookout to make a fast buck. If Apple has any sense, they would stay as far away from Geller as possible.