Remember Uri Geller? The guy who claims to bend spoons with his mind but failed miserably when confronted with a test on Johnny Carson’s Tonight show where Carson has followed James Randi’s advice and prevented Geller from getting prior access to the props? But despite repeated exposure and humiliations, he keeps coming back, even telling gullible people that the CIA and Mossad use his powers.
His latest stunt is that he claims that he can stop Brexit using his telepathic powers on British prime minister Theresa May.
He plans to transmit his psychic energy into May’s brain at the “very mystical time” of 11.11 in the morning and evening every day from a secret location near his home in Israel.
He will visualise her signing a document revoking article 50 and, separately, he will also visualise her deciding to hold a second referendum – but this, he says, is his “second choice”.
“I urge and plea with the people to think – even if it’s for a few seconds – at 11.11am and 11.11pm, to send Theresa May that message to revoke article 50 and remain in the EU,” he said. “Energy can be transmitted, energy can be received and the collective energy of people who want to achieve something is massive.”
He does not say in what time zone that 11:11 becomes ‘very mystical’. Given that it is that time somewhere in the world at any moment, you would think that was an important bit of information.
But what really shocked me was this little item at the end.
He has already successfully penetrated May’s mind, he added, when she visited his home three years before she became prime minister. “I bombarded her mind to be the prime minister – and she became the prime minister,” he said.
May visited Geller at his home? Is she a believer in his nonsense? That would explain a lot of her magical thinking, actually.