Uri Geller ‘forced Russians to sign nuclear arms treaty with TELEPATHY’ as CIA files reveal spies tested him for psychic skills
US spooks ran tests on Uri Geller to see if his supposed psychic abilities were real – and could be weaponised.
CIA files reveal the Israeli, famed for his ability to seemingly bend spoons with his mind, was taken to Stanford Research Institute in the 1970s.
Following the documents’ release Geller told the Mirror how he was repeatedly tested between 1972 to 1976 including at NASA ’s Goodard Space Laboratory, the Naval Surface Warfare Centre and a nuclear laboratory.
He claimed the Americans went on to successfully use his telepathic skills to force the Russians to sign the nuclear arms reduction treaty.
And he says he was flown to Geneva where he ‘bombarded’ the mind of a top Russian nuclear official to make him sign the treaty.
According to the papers, during a week-long series of tests, scientists placed Geller in a sealed room covered by monitors.
Once inside a random word was selected from the dictionary. The first chosen was ‘fuse’.
To illustrate the word a research assistant drew a firecracker away from Geller before then taping the sketch to a wall outside the room.
Geller, now 70, was then asked to use his psychic power to draw what he thought the word was.
The CIA documents say: “His almost immediate response was that he saw a ‘cylinder with noise coming out of it’.
“His drawing to correspond with it was a drum, along with a number of cylindrical-looking objects.”
The second word chosen was “bunch” and a scientist drew a bunch of grapes.
The report states: “Geller’s immediate response was that he saw ‘drops of water coming out of the picture’.
“He then talked about ‘purple circles’.
“Finally, he said that he was quite sure that he had the picture. His drawing was indeed a bunch of grapes.
Scientists concluded Geller had “demonstrated his paranormal perceptual ability in a convincing and unambiguous manner”.
The tests formed part of the Stargate Project, which dealt with psychic powers and extrasensory perception.
Speaking to the Mirror last night (WED) from his home in Israel, Geller said: “The release of these secret documents surprises me because I continued working for the CIA after those experiments and I am very surprised they allowed such information out.”
Explaining why he felt he was targeted by US intelligence, he said: “They probably made a deal with Mossad, the Israeli secret service, to get me out of Israel in 1972.”
Recalling the tests, said he was tested at numerous facilities before then going on to work abroad for the CIA.
“The CIA tested me at Stanford Research Institute, and I passed all the sets under laboratory controlled conditions, and I did that twice, so there was no way of cheating or hoodwinking them.
“Although I am very controversial, the controversy around me was actually very good for me, in a way it was intentional because I had to have a cover. It was like an in built safety device for me, the controversy.
“The CIA then tested me at the American Surface Weapons Centre, which very people few people know, that was in Maryland.
“Then the most extraordinary tests were done at the Lawns Livermore Radiation Labs, where they carry out nuclear research. They wanted to see if my mind could trigger a nuclear weapon.”
Detailing how he helped broker a nuclear arms deal with Russia claimed: “Washington wanted me to convince the Russians to sign the nuclear arms reduction treaty telepathically.
“So Senator Claiborne Pell, who was the head of the American foreign relations committee flew to my house in England and convinced me to do that.
“Then he sent Ambassador Max Kempleman, who was presidential star winner, and they took me to Geneva.
“I got very close to Yuli Vorontsov who was the head Russian nuclear negotiator. I know it sounds fantastical, scene fiction, but I actually bombarded his mind to sign the treaty and they signed.
“Of course, I cannot take full credit, but there is no doubt in my mind I convinced him telepathically.”
also claimed he was responsible for seeing the Americans ploughing millions of dollars into telepathic research after meeting President Jimmy Carter.
“A high-ranking agent called Kit Green called me,” he explained.
“He said to me “I want to test to your personally’. He was sitting in Langley, Virginia.
“Green said ‘I want you to tell me something. Convince me’. So I said to him. ‘well grab a book in your office, any book?” and I described the picture in the book. I said ’I am getting the word ‘architect’.
“The agent freaked out as I described the picture. That convinced him, and that is why the CIA got millions of dollars in finance.
“Then the CIA asked me to convince President Carter.
“So they managed to get me into the White House, I grabbed President Carter by the hand on his inauguration day, I looked directly into his eyes, and telepathically I ordered him to let millions of dollars into physic research which he did.”
The experiments on were revealed as part of 13 million pages of declassified documents from the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have been released online.
The records also include UFO sightings.
The move came after lengthy efforts from freedom of information advocates and a lawsuit against the CIA.
he full archive is made up of almost 800,000 files.
They had previously only been accessible at the National Archives in Maryland.
The trove includes the papers of Henry Kissinger, who served as secretary of state under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, as well as several hundred thousand pages of intelligence analysis and science research and development.
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