Col. John Alexander
I can attest to the same type of incident, but in a different venue. I was with Uri when he held a session in the US Capitol. With few exceptions, only Congressional members and their staff were there. Uri wanted to talk about how the Soviets were exploiting Jews with psychic ability. This was based on his interviews with many people who had left the Soviet Union and gone to Israel. The group asked him to bend something. While he wanted to address the problem, he did agree and ask for a spoon. One was finally found in a guard’s coffee cup. Uri bent the spoon with minimal contact. He then laid it down on a chair about three feet in front of me and went back to talking. As he talked, the spoon continued to bend and fell on the floor. I still have the spoon.
Col. John Alexander, Ph.D. Former director of Advanced System Concepts Office, U.S. Army Laboratory Command. Senior Fellow at the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU).
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