Classic Debunking Episode 1: James Hydrick

During the late 70s and 1980, James Hydrick (or Sum Chai as he called himself) claimed to be able to move various inanimate objects using PK (Psychokenesis also known as Telekenesis). He became famous for this ability, but was there some less than supernatural cause for these strange events? we look back at Hydrick’s claims and demonstrate- with the use of archive footage- just how Hydrick is doing this.

The Classic Debunking series aims to look at classic claims of the supernatural and the paranormal, many of which have been exposed previously, but very few for a modern audience. We were encouraged to produce these videos after claims such as Hydricks gained new attention through the internet and Youtube, with many people using these “abilities” to fool and deceive a new generation.

That’s Incredible:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sblPQWKHOY

Randi exposes Hydrick pt 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cS6DjeBz7g

Randi exposes Hydrick pt 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf0Iipl6QQY

Hydrick’s Confession:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7yDLRib5CQ

JREF Youtube page:

http://www.youtube.com/user/JamesRandiFoundation

Captain Disillusion:

http://www.youtube.com/user/CaptainDisillusion