Uri Geller ‘proved his psychic abilities’ to scientists secret CIA papers reveal


Spoon-bending ‘psychic’ Uri Geller was subjected to a series of US Government tests to see if he had paranormal powers, secret CIA papers reveal.

The Israeli was put through his paces by a number of scientists at Stanford Research Institute in the 1970s to see if his claims of having psychic abilities could be proven.

Geller, who was already a well-established performer at the time, was asked to perform a number of tests at the institute – including drawing experiments.

According to the now-released papers, in one section of the week-long series of tests Geller was asked to sit in a sealed and monitored room.

A word was then selected at random from a dictionary.

The first word selected was “fuse” and from that a firecracker was drawn by someone outside the locked room.

The picture was then taped to the wall outside Geller’s enclosure and the spoon-bender was then told via intercom the drawing had been done.

According to the CIA papers: “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” – from which the examiners 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.

“Both the target picture and Geller’s rendition had 24 grapes in the bunch.”

Across eight days, Geller continued to be tested with this drawing test and, the examiner’s claim, the ‘psychic’ again got close several times with his pictures.

Although Geller failed a number of times to draw anything to even get remotely close to the test drawing, examiners concluded in their report: “As a result of Geller’s success in this experimental period, we consider that he has demonstrated his paranormal perception ability in a convincing and unambiguous manner.”

The papers on Geller were some of around 13 MILLION released online by the CIA after being declassified.

Others released include the recipe for invisible ink and data on UFOs.

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