Uri’s key trick is a real Mindbender! – Evening Mail – November 20, 2000
November 20, 2000
Geller performance leaves Phil locked out of own home
By Dale Williams
Fed-up cynic Phil Soloman ended up locked out of his home after paranormal guru Uri Geller performed his famous spoon bending trick – on his house keys. Phil was one of a number of shocked members of the audience at Stourbridge Town Hall who agreed to act as guinea pigs for a mass key bending session.
Philip, who lives in Willenhall, said like most people he tried the spoon bending trick himself in the past with limited success. Uri Geller, who now lies in Britain, appeared at the packed Black County venue.
Philip, who is a singer/songwriter as well as an astrologer, said : “There were hundreds of people in the hall and a few of us stood up when Uri asked for volunteers. “Without touching the keys, Uri just used the power of his mind and some of them started to bend.
“When I got home I realised the key just wouldn’t fit in the door and I was stuck outside. “In the end I had to bang on the door and window to rouse my wife. “She wasn’t too pleased about having to get up late at night and had to let me into the house. “The key just wouldn’t work. It had moved about half an inch from straight.
“Even more of a problem was that when I tried to fix it it just kept bending. I’l have to get a new one cut now.” He added keys belonging to about three people in the audience had been left bent following the demonstration. Phil added : “It was amazing, people were just astonished, he put on a really good show.” Caption : THE DOGHOUSE : Phil Soloman’s wife had to get out of bed to let him in after the psychic powers of Uri Geller bent his door key.
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