Article by Aaron Reich July 4, 2021 (jpost.com)
• Regular ExoNews readers will recall an article last month on the spoon-bending Israeli celebrity of psychokinesis Uri Geller (pictured above) claiming to use his powers to assist Scotland to beat England in the recent football (soccer) championships; being a distant cousin of Sigmund Freud; serving as a paratrooper in the Israeli army and being wounded in the 1967 ‘Six Day War’; and working as a male model. Declassified documents also revealed that Geller worked with the CIA in 1973 on the Stargate Program, and that he claims to have worked with both the FBI and CIA to destroy KGB computer files, track serial killers and influence Russia to sign a nuclear treaty. (see previous ExoArticle here)
• It turns out that Geller went on this summer to help England beat Germany with his supernatural powers and having predicted England’s victory against Ukraine in the quarterfinals. He helped Boris Johnson get elected, and even help dislodge the Ever Given container ship from the Suez Canal.
• It is worth repeating that when Geller was five years old, he saw a sphere of light floating in the sky, which he says an Israeli Air Force officer corroborated. After his tour of duty with the army, Geller was invited to parties to demonstrate his telekinetic powers and even read the Prime Minister Golda Meir’s mind.
• Less well-known are his claim of working with NASA. Geller met and befriended NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell who landed on the moon in 1971 as part of the Apollo 14 mission. Mitchell introduced him to Wernher von Braun, the ex-Nazi aerospace engineer. “I was hesitant to meet with him at first,” says Geller. “I mean, how could I? A Jewish Israeli who had family murdered in the Holocaust? But eventually, my curiosity overcame my emotions.”
• Geller and his best friend, Shipi Shtrang traveled to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland where they met with Mitchell, von Braun and others. At first, von Braun didn’t believe in Geller’s special powers. Von Braun challenged Geller to crush Von Braun’s wedding ring as von Braun held in in his fist. “And I did – completely,” says Geller. The von Braun gave Geller a piece of metal from his safe. “It was breathing, three-dimensional and a color I had never seen before, but it was metal,” Geller recounted. “I put my hand on it, and I realized right away that it wasn’t from this planet. Von Braun said I was right – and that it was from a crashed UFO.”
• Geller never learned where the UFO was from, though he suspected that it came from Area 51, a US Air Force facility in Nevada. Von Braun took him to an unmarked building at the Maryland site and led him down three flights of stairs. After putting on protective lab equipment they went inside a special refrigerated room. “I can’t tell you what I saw there,” says Geller, “but use your imagination. What could they have been refrigerating?”
• Geller maintains that a select group of powerful people, including former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump have far more knowledge of aliens than they are letting on. “I’ve known Bibi (Netanyahu) for 50 years, since he was [in Special Forces],” Geller says. Netanyahu once famously recounted an example of Geller’s power – how he bent the spoons on every table in a restaurant when they went out to eat.
• Another person who placed a lot of stock in Geller’s claims was Israel’s fourth president, Ephraim Katzir, a Harvard biophysicist and helped found the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot. Katzir compiled a public dossier on the Israeli mystic, complete with analyses and newspaper clippings. The CIA had a much larger file, which Geller later obtained and is on display in his Jaffa museum.
• Geller says his whole career has been people asking him to do things. These opportunities always came to him – and he capitalized on it. “I’m a natural-born showman and PR man. I have no managers or spokespeople. I know how to go with the flow and appeal to tabloids and government and scientists,” Geller explained. With a career spanning five decades and feats famous throughout the world, no one can deny that Uri Geller never fails to stay relevant. “Oscar Wilde said it best,” Geller said, quoting a line from The Picture of Dorian Grey: “There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.”
With a career spanning more than 50 years, Israeli mystic Uri Geller has seen almost everything,
from famous figures to historic events. And, according to him, that even includes aliens and Nazis.
Geller has been in the headlines recently for his role in helping England win at soccer in the Euro 2020 games, having given a detailed interview to The Jewish Telegraph newspaper about helping England beat Germany with his supernatural powers and having predicted England’s victory against Ukraine in the quarterfinals.
He claims to have done everything from move spoons to help Boris Johnson get elected – and even help dislodge the Ever Given container ship from the Suez Canal. But his powers also may have given him a close encounter of the third kind.
Geller’s experience with the supernatural dates back to his life as a young child in Tel Aviv.
“I was around five when I saw a sphere of light floating over Rothschild Boulevard,” he told The Jerusalem Post. “An [Israel] Air Force officer actually corroborated the story years later.”
This was not the last time Geller encountered something he claimed was from another world.
Years later, he would serve as a paratrooper in the IDF. After fighting in the Six Day War and getting wounded on French Hill during the battle for Jerusalem, Geller’s next career was as a male model. But after impressing the photographers by showing his abilities bending spoons, he soon got invited to parties.
“People wanted to show what I could do to their friends,” he explained. “Over time, the house
parties became more prestigious, even including generals. And then, I went to one when Golda Meir was there.”
Geller showed off his abilities to the then-prime minister, having her draw something in the bathroom. Despite Meir claiming nobody could read her mind, he made the exact same drawing.
“The next day, Meir was on the radio and she was asked what she thought of the future,” he recounted. “She said, ‘Don’t ask me, ask Uri Geller.’ And from there, everything started.”
From there, Geller’s popularity skyrocketed, including his famous period of being studied by US intelligence in the early 1970s, when they concluded that he had “demonstrated his paranormal perceptual ability in a convincing and unambiguous manner,” as was noted in declassified CIA documents and was the focus of scientific studies.
This and his professed career are widely known and have been the subject of many books and documentaries, both supportive and those claiming to have debunked his feats.
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