Have you ever seen anyone who sticks his nose into stuff like Uri does?
Spoon-bending illusionist Uri Geller says he has been asked to help locate the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
Mr Geller, who lives in Sonning, tweeted on Tuesday saying he had been ‘asked to help’ in the search by using the paranormal practice of remote viewing, and asked his followers to assist him by focusing on a map of the search area.
He tweeted: “I have been asked to help. I believe in remote viewing. Can you help me? Can you please try to ‘see’ where YOU believe the plane went down? How and why, what are your own feelings, what does your intuitive sense tell you. THANKYOU.”
If could have been just a fan who asked him to help, it does not suggest anyone of importance or a government official asked. Also, his plea for help suggests his “powers” are not what they used to be. He needs your clues, I mean, mental power. The article notes his twitter statements have been met with disdain as it looks all too transparently like a attention game.
Remote viewing is a technique where a reciever can get information from a remote location. The best results from RV occurs when people are allowed to have loose controls on experiments and a wide range of interpretation of locations. The bottom line? It isn’t helpful for anything and the data is not at all convincing that it works.
As far as I know, Geller is almost universally known to be a trickster and does not have any sort of impressive paranormal power. He is impressive at self-marketing and attempting to remain relevant.
UPDATE (15-Mar-2014) It’s been quite a while now since the plane disappeared. (Why didn’t he offer to help sooner? He waited until “quite a substantial figure in Malaysia” asked him. Still no disclosure of who that is.) As expected, it looks like he’s loving the attention. And he gives his “opinion” (?) on what happened.
“It is my opinion that something happened to the pilot,” he explained. “The pilot was either pushed into a situation to divert the plane by another force or he did it of his own accord.
“That is my opinion and it is only my opinion. It is what I had derived from my own personal intuitive feeling.”
HOW COMPLETELY UNHELPFUL CAN YOU BE? If something did not happen to the plane, it happened to the pilot – if he was overtaken by a hijacker or became incapacitated in any way, even mentally, this “opinion” would fit. And what’s with the opinion? I thought he had powers? Why bother?