One not so commonly known occurrence of the movement of objects with the mind (psychokinesis: PK) occurred with the interest of Felicia Parise. Having been exposed to the famous Russian PK producer Nina Kulagina, Felicia became determined to practice PK until she ultimately was able to move small objects with the power of her mind.
Felicia, under controlled conditions, was able to deflect compass needles (sometimes 360 degrees), and move corks or small vials of alcohol. Although done informally, several parapsychologists and stage magicians tested her under controlled conditions. Interestingly, some of her magnetic effects would persist for approximately ½ hour. Attempts to affect the compass by normal means (knives, or metal) would not work while the compass was nearby Parise. To this day, her documented movement of objects with the power of the mind has not been debunked or explained.
After a period of time, Felicia became weary of tests and conditions and decided to return to her career as a medical technician. The effects of moving objects made Felicia exhausted, and she would often be unable to coherently talk to others for several minutes after a demonstration of her ability. In the end, her curiosity was satisfied, and she was content to go back to a regular life free of magicians and parapsychologists.
Honorton, C. (2015). A moving experience. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 29, 62-74.