This is one of those methods of proving a siddhi that will always have flaws to be pointed out. You can't eliminate every possible confounding influence, like the observer effect.
I wish I'd written down the video link for a group that was experimenting w/ Egely Wheels. Only one man was having any results, but he had his wheel stirring even when he was in a hallway adjacent to the room w/ the table holding the participants' wheels under glass. I feel like it would never be enough of an astounding demonstration for some ppl even if they were around for Ted Owens' UFOs or his weather manipulations.
Hi Kim, good to see you! I think that we need to get beyond the need for "explanations." Have you noticed this in this "SCIENCE vs. the paranormal" paradigm? Isn't the need for an "explanation" just as ignorant as the need for a priest? Does anybody every ask, "What the fuck is an 'explanation'?"
Certainly, I don't need to see a piece of plastic to spin underneath a jar or otherwise, to tell people that science doesn't really explain shit. An explanation, an explicit, is just a loud proclamation of bullshit commonly accepted to be true. These are my favorite explanations: Fuck, Bullshit, Damn It, and HOLY! - The last being my favorite. If we dig a little bit deeper, then we will discover that people need "explanations" simply because they do not want to experiment, or even think freely.