Weekend Edition Oct. 21, 2013 Insider Audio
Joining George Knapp for the entire 4-hour show on Sunday night, Uri Geller, one of the
most celebrated and investigated paranormalists, discussed how his proven powers led
be given a succession of highly classified espionage roles, known only at the highest levels
the intelligence community. As early as five years old, he discovered he had the ability to bend
spoons in his hand,
and could perform telekinetic tricks like moving the clock ahead at school to get out early.
an Israeli, said he first met a Mossad agent around the age of 12, and demonstrated his ESP
mind reading techniques, and began doing work for them, eventually going on to meet such
as Moshe Dayan and Golda Meir.
In the early 1970s, the esteemed parapsychological researcher, medical inventor and author,
Dr. Andrija Puharich conducted tests and experiments on Geller, who had been performing at
nightclubs in Tel Aviv. Under hypnosis, Geller revealed information about extraterrestrial
in nature, and there were strange, unexplained metallic-sounding voices on Puharich's tape
recording of the session. Around this time, Geller also came to the Stanford Research
for secret CIA testing
of his skills. As described in this film excerpt, scientists said that Geller was able to
detect objects, change the weight of a piece of metal, and accurately sketch drawings
hidden from his view.
On one of his missions, Geller said he had a secret meeting with Ambassador Max
and was tasked with telepathically bombarding the mind of a Russian negotiator in
Geneva so that
he would sign a nuclear arms reduction treaty. Geller also conducted two experiments
air-- one involved fixing broken watches and time pieces, and afterward, a number of
emailed in to say that their old time pieces were suddenly working again. In his second
he made a drawing, and sent out a mental image of it to listeners, inviting them to
People may email George Knapp a photo of their drawing, which will be compared to
the results will be announced next Sunday.
Uri Geller (b. 1946)
Uri Geller is an international star in the paranormal circuit and is most famous for his claim to be able to bend spoons and keys with the power of his mind.