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I was a spy for the CIA… and helped end Cold War

20 Jul 2013 by admin in Bizzare & Odd

URI GELLER has lifted the lid on his secret past as a SPY — and told how his  spoon-bending antics were just a cover.

The TV magician has revealed details of his years as an operative for the both  the CIA and Israel’s feared Mossad agency during the Cold War.

The extent of Uri’s secret past is revealed in new BBC2 documentary The Secret  Life Of Uri Geller, which airs on Sunday night.

It tells how the Israel-born star WIPED secret information from KGB spy  discs by using his abilities and psychically changed the mind of a Soviet  nuclear weapons negotiator.

But in an exclusive interview with TV Biz, Uri says he is now uneasy about  what the revelations will mean for him.

He says: “In the last 40 years I dropped hints that I did this and that but it  has never come out clearly before.

“For 40 years I have been immensely controversial but the main controversy was  whether I was real or not. Is it magic or supernatural powers I have?

“But for me the controversy was an inbuilt safety device, a camouflage  covering the dark, cloak-and-dagger secret missions I engaged in.

“But now this documentary is out, there is an uneasiness in me about it.”

Uri Geller & car

Q would not approve … Uri Geller’s custom car

Documentary maker Vikram Jayanti tracked down former CIA officer Kit Green and  Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who both said they had first-hand  knowledge of Uri’s activities.

Uri, who lives in Berkshire, first became interested in spying when he was  growing up in Tel Aviv and Cyprus — and was obsessed with James Bond.

He says his first contact with a spy came when the Israeli government used his  family’s guest house.

He says: “I was only 13 and I stopped a man living there and looked into his  eyes and said, ‘You’re not an archaeologist, you are a spy’.

“He was shocked but said he wanted to use my talents. That started the passion  for me, the emotional journey to become a super spy for Israel.”

Uri says his desire to defend his country grew when he was a soldier during  the Six-Day War in 1967 and was forced to killed a Jordanian soldier.

He recalls: “If I didn’t press the trigger of the Uzi he would have killed me  first. It was a matter of survival.”

After leaving the army he became a star in his home country with his  spoon-bending tricks and later went to the US and Britain.

He says: “All the fame and everything went to my head. I used to go to Studio  54 where I got together with John Lennon and Elton John.

“When I met Elvis, I envied his fame. I wanted to be like him.”

While Uri was conquering the showbiz world, he claims he was secretly being  wooed by spooks. He says he underwent a series of tests to prove his remote  viewing skills — in which he uses the power of his mind to see things that  are hidden — at the Stanford Research Institute in California in the  Seventies.

He says: “Can you believe I was asked to bombard the Russians to sign the  nuclear arms reduction treaty? I bombarded them with my thoughts. Nobody  would have believed it. I wiped the discs of the KGB. These are things out  of fantasy spy films.

Uri Geller with Sun man Leigh Holmwood

Interview … Uri Geller with Sun man Leigh Holmwood

“The Russians probably know what I have done but at the end of the day I have  the cover of being an entertainer and a showman.”

But now his cover has been blown, Uri admits he is worried about  recriminations.

He says: “I do look over my shoulder. You have to be alert.”

He confesses the revelations have caused shock for his wife Hanna and children  Daniel, 31, and Natalie, 30.

He says: “My wife must have suspected but nobody really knew about this from  my family.

“My family hasn’t reacted in a negative way to all of this. They have a lot of  questions but I can’t speak about a lot of this as I signed confidentiality  agreements.”

The documentary suggests that he might still be an active spy, working for the  Americans after they “reactivated” him to help in the War on Terror after  the Twin Towers attacks.

He admits: “Any good intelligence agency in any country will use anything to  bring them information. They don’t care how you bring it to them. They want  to see results.”

But he says he would never do anything to cause anyone harm and rejected a  request by the CIA to stop a pig’s heart with his mind, fearing they would  ask him to kill a human next.

He says: “Most of the latest things I am doing are positive. I am involved  with positive missions. They are for governments. You wouldn’t believe it if  I was able to mention names.”

Uri has been dismissed as a fraud by some in the past while he himself admits  he is a good storyteller. In his bid to keep an air of mystery about his  life — and perhaps his more hidden activities — he has left the way open for  others to dismiss the spying claims.

He says: “I intentionally kept the Uri Geller image quirky and quite strange.  That was a cover of course but now the cover has blown I don’t know what  will happen.

“This always borders on the line between is it real or not? Is it fiction? I  am an entertainer, a showman.

“I have always been a good storyteller, I can imagine and fantasise about  things.

“But what these guys in the documentary are saying verified all of those hints  and rumours that were said. The showbiz side is my passion but I have always  been excited by the James Bond side of life.”

Jayanti has said he believes the documentary’s spying claims.

He said: “A lot of people think Uri Geller is a fraud, a lot of people think  he is a trickster but at the same time he has a history of doing things that  nobody can explain.”

Footage in the BBC documentary also seems to bear this out, showing Uri using  his remote viewing skills.

And when we meet he tries it out on me. He asks me to make a drawing of an  everyday object and then to cover it up and stare at him as I visualise it.

He then correctly sketches the outline of the light bulb I drew.

He also bends a spoon from the hotel restaurant we are in, which is still  amazing to see, even after all of these years.

Uri is also known for his friendship with Michael Jackson, with the singer  acting as best man when he renewed his vows to Hanna.

Uri says he was shocked by the revelations of Michael’s state just before he  died and says he does not believe his friend would have been well enough to  complete all the shows planned for his comeback tour at the O2 in London.

He says: “There was a streak of frailty in him. Michael was a genius but an  incredibly naive individual.”

And he claims one of the final requests from Michael was related to his love  of espionage.

He says: “I designed Michael’s last album, Invincible. My drawings are in the  booklet. When I was designing it Michael asked me to secretly put the names  of his children, Paris and Prince, in it. You have to use a magnifying glass  to find them.”

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