|Besides the several times observed twinkle effect, two other sitters observed a strange attraction of a stream of very fine matter, before the object suddenly formed directly below the opened palm (after several openings and closings)|
The highlight occurred for me when I was invited to sit cross-legged on the floor in front of the medium seated in his chair. There was sufficient red light near the medium to see clearly what was happening. After i had checked his left hand very thoroughly by touch, he extended it with palm facing down, and instructed me to hold my hands open beneath his hand. His stationary hand opened and closed a number of times until an object fell from his palm into my waiting hands. I watched his hand intently, and was able to see the object form directly under his palm. It twinkled briefly during the transition from nothing to matter. The apport was a white stone or crystal. Hans explained during its creation that this object encapsulated little pockets of ectoplasm. These might be the scattering of brown dots visible at one end of the stone in the image below.
|The apported stone that 'twinkled into matter' in front of Williams eyes|
A sitting on November 17 was interrupted when one of the medium's controls became unwell and I was invited to replace her. I became one of two persons who continuously held the medium's hand and knee in the dark while he was in front of the cabinet, and held the curtain of the cabinet aside while he moved into the enclosure. An apport was produced from the medium's left hand in this sitting as well. I was positioned slightly behind and below his left elbow and was able to monitor the hand from the rear. The red light appeared less bright from this position, and I saw the object as a shadow as it fell from the medium's hand to the floor. This time, the formation of the object was not accompanied by the sparkle effect. We can speculate that this was because the forming crystalline matter was different, or because the sparkle resulted from reflection of ambient red light. In this case it might not have been bright enough for the reflection to be seen.
From the vantage point of the medium's control, I was in a good position to view the created ectoplasm that built up in a white heap of fabric-like material on the floor in front of the medium's feet. Hans' intent was to form the shape of a hand extending from this heap. This was accomplished twice after the medium re-entered the cabinet for a moment and then emerged to show the result. I clearly saw in red light a human-like hand extend above the ectoplasm with fingers in different positions each time. The hand was well-formed but one or two fingers seemed to be thinner at the end than expected.
The observed materializations in these sittings convinced me beyond any doubt that physical anomalies had occurred. I now hold the normal-appearing crystal I was given and marvel at how I had watched it come into existence from nothing.