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The magic powers of Adrian Pengelly
The BBC Watchdog programme's treatment of self-acclaimed "healer, energy worker, teacher and psychic", Adrian Pengelly, which aired last week, seems to have upset a few people. Pengelly has many satisfied customers who did not appreciate the humiliating exposure of someone they know to be a very nice man who has helped them. According to a sycophantic piece in today's Daily Mail, more than 200 of his clients lobbied the BBC in protest before the programme was aired. I'd add that every mention of the programme since has drawn fresh testimonials of his amazing power (see the comments beneath the Mail article for examples) and protests about the evil Watchdog team who cruelly tricked this kind and gentle man. Kind he may be, but there are some pretty preposterous claims on Adrian Pengelly's website. Here are a few of them: He has an electromagnetic field over his hands which, according to unnamed "physicists", is "several thousand percent stronger than that normally registered on most