Geller says he’s been asked to help locate MH370 (UPDATE: Completely unhelpful)

Have you ever seen anyone who sticks his nose into stuff like Uri does?

Uri Geller ‘asked’ to help find missing Malaysia Airlines plane – Get Reading.

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.

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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.

Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370: Uri Geller Uses Psychic Powers to Determine Fate of Flight.

“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?

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  10 comments for “Geller says he’s been asked to help locate MH370 (UPDATE: Completely unhelpful)

  1. Barry
    March 14, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Let me see if I can channel ole’ Yuri.

    ~The plane has gone down somewhere in Asia – in a remote location. In a wet location, although sometimes it is dry. A certain number of passengers have survived, but many have not. Authorities should concentrate on isolated areas, away from big cities and population centers.

  2. Lee
    March 14, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    I had better not ponder upon my delusion that it crashed in my backyard destroying my septic tank. This could cause Uri great embarrassment when he relates this to the media. He should return to his life as a spy and save the world as he has in his Walter Mitty life many times over.

  3. Count Otto Black
    March 14, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Criswell Predicts!

    In a supreme example of cosmic irony, the crash was caused by somebody on board with hitherto unsuspected Geller-like abilities having a nightmare about the Spoon People and subconsciously unleashing his/her astounding powers, with disastrous consequences for whatever those components of aircraft engines are which happen to be shaped very like cutlery.

    When this turns out to be true, they’ll have to build one of those X-Men Magneto prisons to keep poor old Uri in just in case. And I think we can safely say that I’ll win Randi’s million!

  4. Brian
    March 14, 2014 at 12:32 PM

    He needs to go back to bending spoons. Oh, wait. He already has been shown to be a fraud.

  5. Nrrd
    March 14, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    I predict that the person who asked Uri to help locate the plane was….. His agent.

  6. busterggi
    March 14, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    With Sylvia Brown acting as his spiritual scout undoubtably.

  7. Bill
    March 15, 2014 at 1:54 AM

    If he were to say it’s somewhere on Earth, I’d start searching the moon.

  8. March 15, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    It is my opinion that something bad happened in relation to that flight.

    That is my opinion and it is only my opinion. It is what I had derived from my own personal intuitive feeling.

    Please feel free to take my opinion with a grain (silo) of salt.

  9. Peter Robinson
    March 16, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Breaking News! After Geller involvement, latest reports suggest plane brought down by squadron of flying pigs.

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