TV psychic Uri Geller claims that he was a spy for the CIA and that he helped to end the Cold War.
In a show to be broadcast on BBC2 on Sunday night, called 'The Secret Life of Uri Geller', he reveals that he was also a spy for Israeli intelligence agency Mossad.
The claims are among a number of revelations from Geller, famed for his ability to bend spoons and for being a close friend of Michael Jackson.
Geller says that in his capacity as a spy he wiped KGB computer discs using his psychic abilities and helped to change the mind of a nuclear weapons negotiator working for the Soviets.
In the film, made by documentary maker Vikram Jayanti, a former CIA agent and a former NASA astronaut both back up claims that he was active in the intelligence world.
“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?” he told The Sun.
“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.
“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.”
It's also suggested that Geller was 'reactivated' after 9/11 to assist in the War on Terror.
“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,” he said. [The Sun]
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