You know what. I can’t say anything nice about Uri Geller. So I will just laugh and pass this on for your amusement.
A new documentary claims the showbiz psychic is involved in global espionage – and that after 9/11 he was ‘reactivated’ as a pyschic spy.
Geller was at the Sheffield Doc Fest this week for the premiere of Vikram Jayanti’s The Secret Life Of Uri Geller – Psychic Spy?, a new film that offers compelling evidence of his involvement in the shadowy world of espionage.
“Uri has a controversial reputation. A lot of people think he is a fraud, a lot of people think he is a trickster and makes things up but at the same time he has a huge following and a history of doing things that nobody can explain,” Jayanti says of his Zelig-like subject.
When he signed up for the doc, the psychic didn’t realise quite how diligently Jayanti would track down his old spy masters. Nonetheless, he is happy that the doc is showing “a serious side” to him. “Some countries think I am a freak, bizarre, an eccentric,” he sighs.
Jayanti’s thesis is that Geller was recruited as the US security forces were caught up in “psychic arms race” with their Soviet rivals, who were almost certainly bluffing about the strength of their own psychic warriors.
There is information given about Jimmy Carter contacting Geller to brief him on the Soviet psychic threat. The filmmaker’s premise is that maybe his public persona as a psychic was to obscure his “serious” work.
My head is banging the desk.
Stopping a pig’s heart, erasing disk drives, etc. – all these things are TESTABLE and Geller has not been adequately tested or has failed miserably when controls were used. All I see here is a man who LOVES attention and has crafted a very intriguing story about his life. There is no reason to believe his outlandish tales are true. However, the military certainly DID look into psychic warfare because they didn’t know any better. See The Straight Dope: Did the U.S. government fund psychic research?. They didn’t want to be scooped by the Soviets. Look how that went…