I was bored surfing the web one night a while back and I stumbled across some information discussing how to basically move things with your mind, among other things. It gave a quick exercise you could do yourself for practicing this. You basically just put a little piece of paper in the shape of a pinwheel on a little needle ( to reduce the friction so it's easier to move) and then basically try to move it following their instructions which is basically just visualizations and trying to relax your conscious and what not. Well, much to my suprise on the third night of practice the paper wheel actually began to spin on the needle. Being the little scientist that I am I immediately began to try and close off as many variables as I could.. I moved my hand away and watched for it to stop to see if it was a draft in the room.. I leaned back and had my arm fully extended to it with my face turned to the side to make sure I wasn't breathing on it. I moved my hand up to it slowly to make sure I wasn't creating a draft in that way also. I tried just putting my arm close to it to see if it was just an electrical charge of some kind, and no movement was seen. Basically what I discovered was that the darn thing would actually spin whenever and however I put my hand close enough to it, and it would stop when my hand wasn't close to it. Personally I still don't think I was doing it with my mind and I've come to these physics forums to try and see if there is some law of nature unknown to me that is the real cause of the paper moving.. Any theories on why the paper reacts would be greatly appreciated.