Uri Geller: super spy.

Some stories you read and it just fills you with sadness that you are governed by very silly people.  The story about Uri Geller being used by the armed forces in a few countries, including the USA, who wish to capitalize on his psychic powers is such a story.

Now, the BBC film, to be broadcast later this year, claims Geller was recruited to help Western intelligence services as they battled to stay ahead of their Communist enemies in the Seventies and Eighties.

In The Secret Life Of Uri Geller — Psychic Spy?, film-maker Vikram Jayanti spoke to a host of scientists, intelligence agents and Washington and Pentagon insiders. Several confirmed that the U.S. authorities used — and still may be using — 66-year-old Geller in what surely must be some of the most outrageous schemes ever dreamt up.

‘I tried to execute missions that were positive. I said “No” to dark things,’ says Geller of his alleged second career as a spy.

If we have a super psychic in our employ helping us to catch evil-doers and terrorists, why the need for three different massive government surveillance programs?

So yes, we’ve had the governments of both the United States and Israel both duped by a guy whose exposure and humiliation did not require a scientific megabody or the most eminent minds in all of military intelligence – no, it only took a TV host.

It’s a funny thing that psychics like Geller don’t play the lottery.  Or, if they do, even funnier they’ve never won.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Zinc Avenger

    Properly weaponized, he could have bent Communism’s spoons all at once.

    • islandbrewer

      Which is why the US invented and started hoarding sporks.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    You walked right into this one:

    ‘Psychic’ wins £1 million on the lottery

    • Reginald Selkirk

      Psychic quits job after winning the lottery

      It seems to be a UK thing, that must be where all the real psychics live.

      • Reginald Selkirk
      • islandbrewer

        I obviously need to move to the UK and get a job as a lottery playing psychic!

      • Katybe

        And speaking of UK psychics, this is in the news today and I despair of our judiciary! It’s also sad to see the Daily Mail back down on this one, and not on all the ones where they’re actually wrong! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22988215

    • unbound55

      Still begs the question as to why it took her so long to win. At 45 years old, it almost seems like it happened at random…

  • baal

    “Geller don’t play the lottery. ” or find the buried treasure before those pesky kids and their dog do.

  • Loqi

    It fills me with confidence to know that our national intelligence agencies can be easily duped by some dude with a magic act.

  • Rain

    He must have kicked the hell out of that table there at 6:51 for it to make that big of a kaboom, lol.