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Old 10th February 2009, 08:52 PM   #1
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Uri Geller got his 'powers' from aliens?

I wonder if Uri is a little embarrassed about this one:

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PAPER: The Independent (London)
DATE: November 3, 1996, Sunday
TITLE: The Hester Lacey interview: Uri Geller; He bent his first spoon aged four; now world leaders enlist his 'powers'. Who needs The 'X Files'?
BYLINE: Hester Lacey
SECTION: REAL LIVES; Page 2
LENGTH: 1821 words


The first thing to tuck into one's handbag when off to visit Uri Geller is obviously a spoon. Not just any old spoon, either, but a particularly sturdy specimen, one made from the toughest Sheffield steel, a spoon normally reserved for heavy-duty tasks like serving too- frozen ice-cream: a challenging spoon, a spoon that will stubbornly resist psychic attempts to rearrange its molecules. (But not one from the expensive wedding-present matching set, just in case.)
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A special Geller-empowered crystal is the free gift on the cover of Encounters, "the world's most paranormal magazine", relaunched this month as Uri Geller's Encounters, with Uri gazing hypnotically from the cover with piercing brown eyes. To prepare for the launch, he spent 11 days in his garage, touching each crystal individually. "A crystal is an energy source, it can transmit and it can receive. I believe that when I hold it and I want to empower it, I will empower it," he says.
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He speaks slowly and intensely, with an un-English intonation and accent, and exaggerated emphasis. Uri (it's actually pronounced Oori, rather than Yuri) was born in Israel, brought up in Tel Aviv and then in Cyprus. He first discovered his mystical talent when eating soup at the age of four; the spoon drooped, sending the broth into his lap. He has no idea why. "Maybe this does not come from me at all. Maybe this is something extra- terrestrial. Maybe it is a little alien baby run away from its parents and it's playing around with me," he says, completely straight-faced.
...
Light entertainment - spoon-bending and such-like - was his passport to international stardom; people still hand him cutlery wherever he goes. Does he get sick of it? "I can't regret something that made me famous." But why not channel his powers into something a bit more useful? In fact, he says, he is not short of practical projects. Earlier in the week he jetted to Germany at short notice to help the police in a kidnap case. Tomorrow he is going to address a seminar in Athens. "I do very powerful, positive things - negotiating, for example. Vice-President Al Gore, the American head of the foreign relations committee, invited me to the international nuclear treaty negotiations. My task was to bombard the Russians to sign the treaty."

He has helped the Americans out on other occasions too. "The CIA recruited me in Mexico. Because I'm adventurous like James Bond, it was fun being a spy for a while. Mexico City was the largest centre for espionage in Latin America. They used to put me on Air Mexico, in first class where the KGB agents sat with diplomatic pouches handcuffed to their arms. I had to erase the floppy discs they were carrying in the pouches, or get the information out of them."
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Though not everything materially advantageous is disallowed. "I haven't been prevented from finding oil and gold and diamonds for major companies, so I still don't understand how come I'm allowed to go and locate precious minerals, but I cannot use these powers in a casino."
...
Reprint of the article at uri-geller.com

I have a short video clip of Geller saying that. If I can find it and someone wants to host it let me know. Uri issued a DMCA on youtube the last time it was put up.
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Old 10th February 2009, 11:36 PM   #2
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Oh, it gets better. Try Googling for Geller and the "Council of Nine"...
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Old 11th February 2009, 04:00 PM   #3
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Download video of Geller claiming to get his power from ET.
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Old 11th February 2009, 04:10 PM   #4
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Nope, nothing embarasses that man.
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Old 11th February 2009, 05:21 PM   #5
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Man, that really bums me out about it possibly of it being alien in origin. I always hoped it was a manifestation of latent psychic abilities in man. Now I realize I've wasted many years trying to manifest and affirm these abilities in myself. So far the only thing I've managed to bend is the truth, from time to time.
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Old 11th February 2009, 05:32 PM   #6
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"the world's most paranormal magazine"

What the heck does that mean?
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Old 11th February 2009, 08:40 PM   #7
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Uri's autobiography is filled with references to aliens and some sort of giant bird(?), if I recall... It's been quite a while, but it is a strange story. Whatever, it has the same validity as his claims of working for the CIA.
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Old 11th February 2009, 09:42 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Monza View Post
Uri's autobiography is filled with references to aliens and some sort of giant bird(?), if I recall... It's been quite a while, but it is a strange story. Whatever, it has the same validity as his claims of working for the CIA.
Is that giant bird a friend of Zenu's?
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Old 11th February 2009, 09:55 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Monza View Post
Uri's autobiography is filled with references to aliens and some sort of giant bird(?), if I recall... It's been quite a while, but it is a strange story. Whatever, it has the same validity as his claims of working for the CIA.
Can anyone who has his autobio post the excerpt that discusses it?
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Old 11th February 2009, 09:56 PM   #10
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Uri has powers? News to me.
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Old 12th February 2009, 07:50 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by jakesteele View Post
Man, that really bums me out about it possibly of it being alien in origin. I always hoped it was a manifestation of latent psychic abilities in man.

It is.

So are aliens. Sort of.

http://www.paradigmresearchgroup.org...nigmaOfUFO.pdf
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Old 12th February 2009, 10:30 AM   #12
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Though not everything materially advantageous is disallowed. "I haven't been prevented from finding oil and gold and diamonds for major companies, so I still don't understand how come I'm allowed to go and locate precious minerals, but I cannot use these powers in a casino."
I'm confused by that remark - does he mean that his 'powers' don't extend to beating the house in a casino, or that casinos worldwide have 86'd him?
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Old 12th February 2009, 12:07 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot
"the world's most paranormal magazine"

What the heck does that mean?
It means that even the magazine nickname has a good chance of being wrong.

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Old 12th February 2009, 12:16 PM   #14
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Wasn't it Geller who said that his aliens come from the planet "Hoova"
and have a surveillance ship (super-stealthy and invisible to radar, of
course) permanently in Earth orbit? I'm totally convinced!
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Old 12th February 2009, 06:40 PM   #15
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Wasn't it Geller who said that his aliens come from the planet "Hoova"
and have a surveillance ship (super-stealthy and invisible to radar, of
course) permanently in Earth orbit? I'm totally convinced!
They come from the planet Hoover? Man, that sucks.
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Old 12th February 2009, 06:46 PM   #16
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I spent quite a bit of time reading up on Uri in the JREF. That man is the reason I'm here at all! I clicked on a link in points of news on my homepage. I wouldnt normally have clicked the name Uri Gellar, but it mentioned sueing youtube so caught my interest. That lead to Randi, jref and lots of reading over there...and all the linkage from there too.
I believe he's distancing himself from the paranormal these days..or showing signs of it in the last updates. I think he's realising the power of the interweb, and his statements are coming back to bite his bum!
Though in a roundabout way, it may have been a while before I got here and the world I'm reading and learning in now if it hadnt been for a little Uri Gellar on my homepage. I refuse to thank him though!

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Because I'm adventurous like James Bond, it was fun being a spy for a while.

Yeah but did he get the girl?
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Old 12th February 2009, 07:37 PM   #18
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Claus, of http://www.skepticreport.com , is hosting the video as well.
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Old 12th February 2009, 11:01 PM   #19
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They come from the planet Hoover? Man, that sucks.
I will not dignify this with a response.

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Originally Posted by Questioninggeller View Post
Can anyone who has his autobio post the excerpt that discusses it?
I found some more information. The book was a biography, not an autobiography, written by Andrija Puharich. Dr. Puharich was the one who first brought Uri to the US. I read the book many years ago and no longer have a copy. My memory is fuzzy, but I do recall talk about UFOs. I think sometime later Uri denounced the book, but am not sure.

Randi talks a bit about it in his book The Magic of Uri Geller:
Enter another character, Dr. Andrija Puharich, whose book Uri was to be both a boost and a millstone to Geller. Though Geller-watchers felt he would probably have the good sense to repudiate the book, along with its silly theories (I still haven't recovered from their meeting with the giant hawk-god, Horus, in the desert), Uri decided to go along with Puharich and declare that "every word in the book is true."
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I will not dignify this with a response.
Probably a wise decision.
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Probably a wise decision.
Because it is undignifiable?
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Originally Posted by Monza View Post
I found some more information. The book was a biography, not an autobiography, written by Andrija Puharich. Dr. Puharich was the one who first brought Uri to the US. I read the book many years ago and no longer have a copy. My memory is fuzzy, but I do recall talk about UFOs. I think sometime later Uri denounced the book, but am not sure.

Randi talks a bit about it in his book The Magic of Uri Geller:
Enter another character, Dr. Andrija Puharich, whose book Uri was to be both a boost and a millstone to Geller. Though Geller-watchers felt he would probably have the good sense to repudiate the book, along with its silly theories (I still haven't recovered from their meeting with the giant hawk-god, Horus, in the desert), Uri decided to go along with Puharich and declare that "every word in the book is true."
Thanks for the note. But it's also in Uri's autobiography "My Story". When I get some time I'll post the quote where he claims aliens sent a beam down on him when he was 4.

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Aliens in Scotland?

Maybe Geller thinks aliens will land on The Lamb in Scotland?

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TITLE:Spoon-bender buys Scottish island
The island is about 900 yards off the coast at North Berwick
DATE: Page last updated at 14:50 GMT, Wednesday, 11 February 2009
PUBLISHER: BBC News

Celebrity spoon-bender Uri Geller has bought a tiny Scottish island he believes has links to the pyramids at Giza and the Knights Templar.

Geller paid £30,000 for The Lamb, an uninhabited lump of volcanic rock in the Firth of Forth.
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Geller said: "I am fascinated by the connection between the pyramids and these islands.

"The connection has been known for centuries - you can read about it in a 15th century manuscript called the Scotichronicon by Walter Bower the Abbot of Inchcolm.

"So when I heard Lamb Island was for sale I felt a strong instinctive urge to buy it - and the more I delved into the history and the archaeological lore which surrounds it, the more certain I became that this is one of the most significant sites in Britain."

The owner of the island is unlikely to gain planning consent to build on it as it is part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area and has a colony of seabirds.
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The island was sold by Brazilian-born internet entrepreneur Camilo Agasim-Pereira, who owns the Barony of Dirleton.
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The asking price was £75,000, but a figure of just £30,000 was settled on after negotiations.

"This island has links not only to the pyramids, but to King Arthur, King Robert the Bruce and to the ancient Kings of Ireland too," Geller added.
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"I might need a helicopter, but I am determined to set foot on my island soon."
Source: BBC News

I wonder why Geller doesn't just take a flying saucer to the island or use his "powers" to get there...
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The Scotichronicon!!????

I didn't believe that was a real document, so I had to look it up. Apparently, it is.
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From Geller:
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[From Uri Geller: My Story (Praeger Publishers, 1975) Pages 220-1]

The third time I just shook my head. Now the voice was saying that the energies were coming from a spacecraft which it even gave a name: “Spectra.” The voice said it was from a planet thousands of light years away and that it would help us work for world peace. This to me really was a joke. Why would it have such a common Hollywood-type name? Just what was going on? Sure, I knew I could bend metal, I knew I could read minds, I knew I could do telepathy, I knew I could fix watches and stop them. But never before did things materialize or dematerialize. Previously, in fact, metal objects did not break as they were doing now. And previously, I had heard no disembodied voices speaking on tape.

I began to have strong urges I couldn’t explain at all. Out on the Sinai, the night after the tape disappeared, when I’d been entertaining the troops, I asked the commander to let Andrija and me go out on the desert in a jeep. I had never thought much about UFOs, but my interest in them was rising after hearing the tapes. For no reason at all, I felt we might be able to see something of this strange spacecraft. Andrija and I did see a red, disc-shaped light that we thought was following us; oddly, the soldiers with us didn’t see it. I was confident that it was a spacecraft and felt sure we could get a picture of one if we kept trying. But cameras were not allowed in the military area, so we would have to wait until another day to try.

The strange incidents with the tape recorders continued. We would put a clean cassette, just unwrapped from the cellophane, into the machine for an interview or for recording an experiment. Sometimes, before anyone had a chance to push the playback button it would seem as if an invisible hand had pushed it, and we would hear the voice from the Spectra spacecraft. Sometimes we would push the button just to test the clean tape, and the same thing would happen. All I can say is that I witnessed this phenomenon, I could not explain it, and I was wishing it wouldn’t happen. Maybe my psychic power could work the button, but what about the voice? Where did it come from?

It was one thing to believe in bending objects, telepathy and the starting up of broken watches, but contact from outer space was another thing altogether. There’s a limit to what we can accept. Just for me to recount this here is enough to make anyone think I’m lying or have flipped my lid. I certainly can understand that. But after all the things that have happened and continue to happen, I think I would be wrong not to report it.

Andrija wrote about these events in great detail in his book. As a scientist, he was sticking his neck out much more than I was, since I don’t have a scientific reputation to maintain. His book was a little to technical and complicated for me, but he did report what happened without exaggerating it, as many people think he must have.

From the same book on the picture page before 187 with UFO/flying saucer type things, Geller wrote:

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The photograph I took through the window of the Lufthansa jet after my camera had levitated in front of me. As I was shooting the picture I saw nothing outside.
I'll post parts of Andrija Puharich's book ("he did report what happened without exaggerating it") next.
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They come from the planet Hoover? Man, that sucks.
You are my new hero.
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"the world's most paranormal magazine"

What the heck does that mean?
They couldn't spell abnormal ?
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Uri has powers? News to me.
I'm quite sure that all the special powers that Uri has came from aliens.
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Maybe it is just a ploy to keep from us finding out that Uri is a Skrull.
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As promised from above, Uri: A Journal of the Mystery of Uri Geller by Andrija Puharich in chapter four Spectra:

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Chapter Four: Spectra
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I turned the watch over. It was set exactly at 09:00 hours! I asked Uri what he thought this meant. He said he had a strong feeling that this was a rendezvous time for a meeting with a spacecraft. I must confess that the mere thought of a bonafide sighting or a meeting with an extraterrestrial being sent shivers running through me. Uri and I inspected the street comer where they had taken the picture. The view of the Israel army headquarters was perfect. This area made Uri rather nervous, so we did not linger very long. We made arrangements to have dinner with Iris that evening. I drove Uri back to his apartment and then returned to my apartment at Herzliyyah. I lay down to nap for a couple of hours.
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All these manipulations that had occurred on this day seemed like the portents of a coming storm. I asked Uri what he thought the advancement of the clock hands meant. He felt that instead of encountering a spacecraft at 9 P.M., as he had predicted earlier, it would now occur at 10 P.M. that night. We ended this phone conversation by agreeing to meet at Iris's apartment in Tel Aviv at 8:30.
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Just before 10 P.M. we were driving past an open area that looked like a dump, surrounded by new high-rise apartments. Suddenly I commanded Uri to stop. All three of us simultaneously heard a sound like one cricket continuously chirping. Uri stopped the car. I led the way toward the dump, and we climbed up an embankment that looked like a levee. As we reached the top, we all saw, in the direction of the chirping sound, a blue stroboscopic light pulsing at about three flashes per second. We kept walking toward the blue light and the cricket sound, over a wet muddy area freshly bulldozed. We stopped about a hundred yards from the source of the light and sound and whispered to one another.

Uri forbade Iris and me to take another step forward. He said, "Only I am allowed to approach it." I asked if it was permissible to take a movie film. Uri said, "Go ahead and shoot but don't move." Uri then moved forward alone and disappeared from view as he went down into a hollow. I started to take a movie of this strange night scene, knowing that I would be lucky if I could record the blue light. Then Iris began to tremble and cry next to me, so I stopped filming to give her support. As I held an arm around her, I saw the luminous dial of my watch glowing in the night. I thought it said 10 P.M.
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Iris and I led Uri over the bumpy mud field to the car. Finally Uri spoke: "Andrija, please let's get away from here." I drove the car to a quiet area about a mile away. Uri asked me to park. He was still in a daze, but I just had to persist in finding out what had happened. He told me the following story, which I tape-recorded on my TC 120.

"When I left you, I climbed down and then up a slope, where I saw this light clearly. There was a large cypress tree behind it. I also saw the blue light clearly against the tree. The light was pure blue. Then I went into a hollow and lost sight of the light. As I climbed out of the hollow, the light loomed over me. I walked without any thought or feeling. Then I put out my hands, and in them there appeared your pen cartridge. I don't know what happened next. My mind was blank. The next thing I know I saw you and Iris. How long was it?"
"You were out there about four minutes," I reported.
"It seemed like hours," Uri replied.
...
We went to the coffee shop and ordered some snacks. We tried to make some sense out of our experience. Skeptical though we were, we seemed to agree on all the details I have recorded up to the point where Uri left Iris and me and walked toward the blue light. But none of us could really accept the possibility that the blue light might be associated with a UFO. Uri could not clearly remember what he had seen in the field after he walked toward the blue light. But I could see that something was gnawing away at him. He told Iris that he was very tired and upset by the evening and wanted to retire. Iris was very understanding and agreed that he should get some rest. We drove Iris to her home. As soon as she was gone, Uri said that "we must work some more tonight. I remember much more than I let on before Iris. I just don't want her to take all this seriously. I want her to forget it. You and I will have to keep this matter secret until we can get some sign that others can know. But I tell you I know it is real. When I was out in that field, I realized for the first time in my life where my powers come from. Now I know for sure they are not my powers. Oh, I know that I have a little bit of telepathy and psychokinesis - everybody has some. But making things vanish, and having things come back, and the red light in the sky in the Sinai, the blue light tonight, that is the power of some superior being. Maybe it is what man always thought of as being God."
...
When we got back to the apartment, Uri asked me to bring out my very large steel camera trunk. He took my Nizo movie camera encased in a plastic bag, which still contained the film cartridge with which I had filmed the event in the field; he locked the camera in the trunk. He asked me to open the trunk in fifteen seconds, which I did. There was the Nizo camera in the intact plastic bag, but when I opened the camera, the Ekta 160 film cartridge was not there. It had vanished.
...
However, every magnetic tape cassette on which was recorded the "voice of Spectra" (and the voices of other beings later recorded) has vanished. With such sparse evidence it was apparent to me that I could never try to convince another human being of my experiences. The secret of Spectra was safe because they had leaked out just enough information to convince me of their reality, but not enough for me to ever convince any other human being.
...
There you have it. The book Uri endorsed, UFOs, Spectra, and no evidence of it happening.
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Old 28th February 2009, 06:21 AM   #33
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Geller even got a super ellipsoid from John Lennon, allegedly given to Lennon by aliens. I happened to own a similar 'alien artifact', but mine was obtained in a much more mundane fashion. I had Claus give it to James Randi as a present at TAM1.

More about Lennon, Geller and ’alien eggs’.
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Old 28th February 2009, 07:28 AM   #34
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Uri geller is a zionist and he uses zionist mind tricks! it's sort of like being a jedi knight and using jedi mind tricks, but geller doesn;t have a light sabre or an X-wing fighter
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Old 28th February 2009, 03:29 PM   #36
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Is he getting a cut of the proceeds? If so, he's not embarassed.
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Old 28th February 2009, 03:46 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by Questioninggeller View Post
Maybe Geller thinks aliens will land on The Lamb in Scotland?

Source: BBC News

I wonder why Geller doesn't just take a flying saucer to the island or use his "powers" to get there...
Maybe not take a flying saucer, but signal one:

Quote:
Uri Geller bends seller’s arm to secure Forth isle for £30,000
The Herald
‎Feb 11, 2009‎

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Geller wrote on his website that he had always wanted to own his own island, in order to fulfil his "diabolic desire to be a James Bond villain".

He continued: "I knew I had to have it. Something is drawing me to the island. Perhaps my dowser's instinct has sensed rich mineral deposits or a crystal core to the rocks.

"And I love the idea of perching at the sea's edge, in serene solitude, watching the seals while I plan world domination.

"It would be the perfect site for a UFO signalling station."

But planning permission for his signalling station will almost certainly have to wait for the time being.

Lamb is designated as an RSPB reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection area under European law, preventing any building from taking place.
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Originally Posted by godless dave View Post
Is he getting a cut of the proceeds? If so, he's not embarassed.
I think that he should demand refund.It clearly does not work...
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Is it just me, or is Geller getting even loonier as he ages?
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