Imich’s motto was “always pursue what one loves and is passionate about.” He was interesting in the paranormal and tried to convince the scientific community that there is life after death. Now he knows if that is true.
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.
This man had an extraordinary life, no doubt about that. Have a look at the article to read about the things he went through.
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.
Imich believed that calorie restriction attributed to his longevity.
I would like to make a remark on the fact that he had scientific training but also subscribed to some paranormal realities. This is common. He was trained in chemistry, not neurology and brain functions. Expertise does not translate. Many who subscribe to paranormal ideas do so because they want to believe or it is comfortable to do so. They see the data as supporting their side yet those who do not have an investment in belief are not convinced that bent spoons (that can be done by simply conjuring tricks) is enough to overturn the solid knowledge we have about nature. Even scientists are fooled.