A new documentary claims that controversial Israeli paranormalist Uri Geller has also been leading a secret life as a CIA spy, the Daily Mail reported on Sunday.
A new documentary by Vikram Jayanti claims Geller admitted he was once asked by the CIA to use telepathy to stop a pig's heart, but he refused as he suspected he would next be asked to perform the act on a human.
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The film titled The Secret Life of Uri Geller - Psychic Spy? explores work Geller is said to have carried out for military and intelligence agencies across three continents, the British newspaper reported.
The film, which was premiered at the Sheffield Doc Fest, includes interviews with those who had first-hand knowledge of Geller's work, including former CIA officer Kit Green and retired army colonel John Alexander, who featured in journalist Jon Ronson's book The Men Who Stare At Goats, according to the report.
Refused to carry out 'dark things.' Geller (Photo courtesy of ProSieben Television GmbH)
Geller, who attended the premiere, has said he is concerned at the way he is revealed as a spy in the film.
Speaking to The Independent, Geller said: "I didn’t realize that Vikram was going to do such a thorough job of tying all the loose ends... making that the little hints I dropped throughout my career were real."
He also said he refused to carry out "dark things" and only executed "positive" missions.
The film suggests Geller attempted to erase the contents of floppy disks being carried by Soviet diplomats in Mexico back to Russia and even disable radar when Israeli commandos stormed the airport in Entebbe in 1976 to rescue Israeli hostages.
Film-maker Jayanti suggests the US recruited Geller during a "psychic arms race" with the Soviet Union, although it is believed he came to the attention of the CIA while he was already working for the Israeli military.
Geller was born in Tel Aviv in 1946 and currently resides in the UK.
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