Uri Geller tested by CIA: Spies wanted to use psychic’s powers as a weapon
Researchers from the CIA claimed the spoonbender could see hidden objects such as a drawing behind a wall.
The American spooks later described his paranormal powers as “convincing”.
The revelations came in a cache of 13million documents released yesterday
Declassified paperwork reveals how Mr Geller was tested after he was seated in a sealed room.
In one experiment, researchers sketched a firecracker on a piece of paper and taped it to a wall outside the TV magician’s room.
US intelligence agency documents revealed: “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.”
In a second test, researchers sketched a bunch of grapes. A CIA document read: “He said that he was quite sure that he had the picture. His drawing was indeed a bunch of grapes.”
The researchers concluded Uri “demonstrated his paranormal perceptual ability in a convincing and unambiguous manner”.
In 2013, Mr Geller lifted the lid on his secret past as a spy in a BBC Two documentary.
He claimed he worked for both the CIA and Israel’s Mossad agency during the Cold War.
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