Impulsively attaching the leads of a lie-detector machine to one of the leaves of his Dragon pot plants, Baxter wanted to know if the plant showed any response if he watered it. Seeing a strange response to the polygraph, he then lit a match and intended to burn one leaf. The instant he thought of burning off the leaf...THE POLYGRAPH REGISTERED A STRONG REACTION to his intended action as if the plant could read his thoughts.
Plants respond to the threatening intentions of other
life forms that they are attuned to. Backster’s
experiments also showed that a strong bond appeared to develop between a plant
and its owner. Once a plant is
"linked" to a particular person it seems to be able to maintain that
link, no matter where that person is or how big a crowd of people the person