Uri Geller as born in Tel Aviv, the son of an army NCO and a woman distantly related to Sigmund Freud. He served three years as a paratrooper, was wounded in the six-day was, worked for an Israeli export firm, and moonlighted as a photographer's model. In 1969 he started giving performances in theaters and local night clubs.
During the winter of 1972, the highly prestigious Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in Menlo Park, California, tested Geller in a series of experiments that lasted six weeks. The testers were Dr. Harold E. Puthoff, a specialist in quanatum physics, and Russell Targ, a physicist specializing in laser and plasma research. Since both men had also researched parapsychological and paraphysical phenomena, they could by considered capable of setting up fool-proof controls.
During the test Geller passed his hands over a sensitive laboratory balance, covered with a vacuum jar and caused it to deflect with the force up to one hundred times that of what would have been the effect of striking the jar with a heavy blow. He passed his hands over a row of ten identical film cans, only one of which contained anything. He detected the can with the object inside twelve times straight in twelve attempts. The odds against him doing so were over a trillion to one. He predicted eight times out of eight which number would turn up on a die shaken inside a box. The odds against this feat were a million to one.
Geller also bent and broke metal objects apparently by by force of will alone. To people who witnessed these acts they appeared to accomplish the impossible.
According to his handlers Uri's fantastic abilities are really manifestations of the inhabitants of the planet Hoova, a space body 16,000 times larger than the earth. The Hoovans are monitoring earth by means of a stationary spacecraft the size of a city, but invisible to us. They have chosen Uri for the mission of preparing earthlings for a mass landing of Hoovan UFOs scheduled for December, 2012.
Sounds Like Madness?
Consider this: Geller may be the most celebrated and controversial psychic since Edgar Cayce. This much is true. He is also very well known inside the Pentagon.
Among conspiracy theorists there's always been talk that Uri Geller was not just a psychic - that he was working for U.S. military intelligence. The work Puthoff and Targ were conducting - as well as other research into psychic powers, ESP, ELF and such was heavily funded by the U.S. military.
The belief is that the U.S. was locked in a covert sort of psychic arms race with the Soviets, both sides conducting research in how to use this stuff for spying, for mind control, and for weapons. Moreover, it is believed that Geller himself had put his psychic powers at the service of the Israeli intelligence agency, the Mossad.
So, is Uri Geller a true psychic, a fraud, or a tactical weapon?