Alexander Imich, who was recently declared the oldest living man, died on Sunday in New York at the age of 111, according to reports.
For Imich, that passion was the paranormal. In 1995, at the age of 92, he published a book on the subject called “Incredible Tales of the Paranormal: Documented Accounts of Poltergeist, Levitations, Phantoms, and Other Phenomena.”
Imich had a collection of forks and spoons that he said had been bent using the power of the mind, also known as macropsychokinesis.
“I watched ordinary people doing that,” he told the Times.
His Wikipedia page states he was the president of the Anomalous Phenomena Research Center in New York City back in 1999 when he founded it. I do not think it still exists. The goal was to produce the crucial experiment to show life after death. That did not happen, obviously, and there can be no one result that serves as proof – science is achieved by replicability to get reliable and robust data and supported conclusions.
… and what of his accumulated archives …
Imich began donating his archives to the University of Manitoba in 2012 when his eyesight started to fade. A believer to the last, he made sure that there, among manuscripts of his published and unpublished works, are found “various pieces of silverware which were bent by Joe A. Nuzum.”