The Real Life Magneto.

From the 2002 archive of the Cellar Image of the Day, we find Liew Thow Lin - the famous Malaysian "Magnetic Man".

Liew, a retired contractor, discovered that he could have various metallic objects "stick" to his body. He even managed to pull a car using a chain attached to a metal plate that was then stuck to his abdomen. Furthermore, this super power appared to be genetic as 3 of his sons and 2 of his grandchildren also have it.

Now, scientists at a local university had examined Liew - and discovered that there was no magnetic field around him at all:

Professor Dr. Mohamed Amin Alias, from UTM's electrical engineering faculty in Johor, agreed. After seeing Liew perform, the professor did research on the matter, and decided, "His skin has a special suction effect that can help metal stick to it." "These powers are not an illusion," he said, "That is why his two sons and two grandchildren also have the magnetic-like ability. They have his genes."

Checkout these human magnet articles at: Randi | FarShores ParaNews | Magnetic People by Simon Harvey-Wilson | Tan Kok Thai's ability at A Welsh View

Some other photos at Sobrenatural | Edward Naumov "magnetizing" a test subject at paranormal.about.com


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