Uri Geller: Spoon bender and spy

The CIA conducted experiments on famed Israeli magician Uri Geller in the 1970s in an attempt to weaponize psychic abilities.

Naor Meningher and Eytan Weinstein,

Uri Geller
Uri Geller
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In August 1973, the CIA conducted a study at the Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, California. That study documented the unique abilities of a young man named Uri Geller.

After seven days of tests, the study concluded “that Geller has demonstrated his paranormal perceptual ability in a convincing and unambiguous way.”

To paraphrase Uri’s own son: Whichever way you look at this, there’s a fascinating story here.

Uri also conducts an ESP experiment for you guys this episode! Listen, follow his instructions and share your drawings in the comments.