Evans, Colin

Evans, Colin

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Born in Wales, Colin Evans was a British medium who had the ability to levitate. He was photographed in the 1930s levitating three feet off the ground. This levitation took place at London’s Conway Hall, before a large audience during a public séance. His feat seemed to emulate that of Daniel Dunglas Home which was described in August, 1852 by F. L. Burr, editor of Hartford Times, “Suddenly, without any explanation on the part of the company, Home was taken up into the air … Again and again he was taken from the floor, and the third time he was carried to the ceiling of the apartment.”

Colin Evans similarly rose into the air while in trance. His levitation took place in the center of the auditorium, where there was no possibility of fraud from hidden wires or similar.

Sources:

Buckland, Raymond: Buckland’s Book of Spirit Communications. St. Paul: Llewellyn, 2004
Picknett, Lynn: Mysteries of Mind Space & Time; the Unexplained: Defying the Law of Gravity. Westport: H. S. Stuttman, 1992
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Family flowers only, but donations, if desired, to Fishguard, Newport or Crymych Health Centres c/o Mrs Lowri Evans, Colin Phillips and Daughters Funeral Directors,4 Morgan Street, Cardigan, SA43 1DF.
Representing Mr Evans, Colin Adkins said the facts of the case had been "distorted" and his client was the true victim.
A lull in the weather gave Tony Evans, Colin Bird, Steve Spiers and John Reynolds a chance to go out boat fishing aboard "Jules" with their intention being to work their way from the Tyne to Cresswell.
Dennis Heuer and local partner Daniel Baierlein (both Frankfurt) and included partners Jacqueline Evans, Colin Harley, Peita Menon, Prabhu Narasimhan (all London), David Barwise (Singapore), Raymond Simon (New York) and Kai-Michael Hingst (Hamburg), local partners Michael RE-tzel and Rebecca Emory, counsel Alexander Born (all Frankfurt) and associates Juliane Holl, Antony Serban (both Frankfurt), Anamaria Crai, Sarah Bitcon and Laura Hoyland (all London).
Scores against Bowls England (Whitnash names first) as follows: Keith Billington, Tom Buick, Joe Statham, Dave Thompson 21, Terry Selby, John Todd, Don Pugh and Bob Niblock 23, Harry Billington, Keivin Ballard, Geoff Barnes and Graham Cluff 17 David Potter, Nick Short, Eric Prior and Ian Harvey 18, Bill Wright, Mark Pearl, Ken Dolby and Alf Diston 22 Alistair Boyd, Arnold Goad, Dennis Cousins and Terry James 14, Ian Billington, Roy Evans, Colin Haywood and Les Clarkson 13 Stuart Lake, Gordon Walker, Alan Parish and Phil Green 31, Mick Davis, Frank Darlison, Hamish Crawford and Derek Owen 23 Bob Spooner, John Weston, Aidie Lloyd and Gareth Willcock 11, Keith Glenn, Pete Smith, Dave Gibbons and Adam Shuttleworth 15 Keith Thomas, John Tolley, Vernon Evans and John Clipston 16.
Representing Mr Evans, Colin Atkins, a regional official with the National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT), urged the panel not to stop him working.But panel chair Richard Parry Jones said it would not have been in the interests of the "pupils, the public or the profession" to close the case without some disciplinary order.
GROWING DEMAND: Managing director Stuart Green, top, and Simon Hamilton of UK Steel Enterprise tighten the last bolt in the steel frame of the pounds 4.7m extension watched by, from left, Mayor of Hartlepool Stuart Drummond, David Cramond, Richard Buckley, Adrian Evans, Colin Cook, Lee Barron, and Denise Spearman
To conclude, there are essays by Andrew Krepinevich, Michael Evans, Colin Gray, Adam Roberts, and Hew Strachan (all since 2003), which engage the future of conflict and of strategy making.
READY FOR BATTLE: Valley St James F who compete in Division IV are pictured (from left) Jim Lawton, Matt Evans, Colin Sladden, Liz Kenny, Sue Wood and Rachel Fay.
W&W home: Steve Freer, Pete Davenport, Gary Morton, James Seville, John Evans, Colin Weaver, Wayne Curran, Simon Trentham, Carl Fielding, Andrew Nuttall, Andrew Sprason, Jack Badham.
Scrum-half Sam Pinder launched the rout and the other touchdowns were claimed by trialist Max Evans, Colin Gregor and Ben Prescott.
Jay Taylor went nap with five goals for The Paddock in a 14-1 demolition of Palatine, but Ford Motors (Tommy Evans, Colin Quirk, John Jackson) dropped points after being held 3-3 by Sun Inn (Michael Evans 2, Michael Shutt).