The CIA has published the first of 13 million top-secret documents following a freedom of information act.
The documents include, amongst other things, research documents, intelligence briefs, UFO sightings, psychic experiments, and others.
Among the documents there are records of Henry Kissinger, secretary of state under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, hundreds of thousands of pages of intelligence analysis, and other scientific studies. There are also documents from the "Star Gate" program, which dealt with mental powers and extrasensory perception.
According to the papers, scientists from Stanford University tested Israeli mentalist Uri Geller in 1973. Geller was already famous all over the world by this point.
The scientists said of Geller that he had “proven his supernatural perception unequivocally.”
A 2013 documentary claimed that the CIA asked Geller to use his powers, but that he refused the request once he was instructed to stop pigs’ beating hearts. He worried that he will be requested to do this on a human. Geller said that he refused to do several other “dark” experiments, and only would do positive tasks.
Some of the other tasks requested of Geller were to levitate plates, and to recreate a drawing drawn by researchers in a separate, closed room. Geller, having never seen the drawings, was able to reproduce them to a high degree of accuracy.