Thanks to “The Oshmar” for the heads up!
“Dynamo Jack” is a Javanese acupuncturist that managed to raise the eyebrows of the scientific community. DJ, as he is called, has the uncanny ability to use his powers of heavy meditation, which according to him is all about separating the Ying and Yang powers of Chi.
In front of a group of international scientists and researchers, he managed to impress them with a powerful display of the powers of Chi. Generating electricity through his body, DJ focuses his powers on the patient’s troubled areas. Without the aid of metals or electrical equipment, DJ generate enough electricity to provide a powerful shock. He also put on a show for the scientists by igniting paper with his bare hands.
DJ went into hiding after seeing the spirit of his deceased mentor one night. According to DJ, his mentor was upset because of DJ’s recent “entertaining shows.”
What do skeptics think of all this? A quick search on the Jeff Randi (JREF) website yielded some interesting comments:
Another such stunt is seen at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aos0hnwiHt8, where one of the thousands of such con-artists, John Chang, shows other standard tricks of the trade. Note, please, that the “healing” of the narrator’s brother Loren (?) is not followed up on, nor is any mention made as to whether or not anything resembling a “cure” resulted. Knowing these folks, any recovery brought about by woo-woo would have been flourished…!
The JREF post goes on to talk about the possible ways of creating “instant fire”. But it fails to show how DJ actually ignited the newspaper on the video above. In fact, in that newsletter from JREF only calls DJ (John Chang) a con-artist. No debunking or scientific explanation given.
I usually don’t pay much attention to fire-starting tricks, but I do believe that Chi is a force of nature. A force that is in everything and that can be controlled by humans with heavy meditation. Controlled to do what exactly? Well that, I don’t know.