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When he wrote the intro to David Berglas' book
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On Nov 3, 2018, Rocketeer wrote:
(oops--phone burped) . . . deadpan that he was the real deal. When, where and why did he come clean? Anybody? Anybody


Some time in 2009. I cant remember where or why, though James Randi posted this in protest:

James Randi on Uri Geller's Reversal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhgDKG5Cpf8
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CORRECTION 2008, according to this Wikipedia article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uri_Geller#Paranormal_claims

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In February 2008, Geller stated in the TV show The Next Uri Geller (a German version of The Successor) that he did not have any supernatural powers, before winking to the camera.
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On Nov 8, 2018, mantel wrote:
CORRECTION 2008, according to this Wikipedia article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uri_Geller#Paranormal_claims

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In February 2008, Geller stated in the TV show The Next Uri Geller (a German version of The Successor) that he did not have any supernatural powers, before winking to the camera.

how is this coming clean?
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On Nov 8, 2018, mantel wrote:
CORRECTION 2008, according to this Wikipedia article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uri_Geller#Paranormal_claims

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In February 2008, Geller stated in the TV show The Next Uri Geller (a German version of The Successor) that he did not have any supernatural powers, before winking to the camera.

how is this coming clean?


A confession that he doesn't have supernatural powers followed by a wink is still the truth.....and a wink. The wink leaves the wonderment intact for those who want it.

If I may digress (it's the internet, so I'm going to digress....) Geller has made real magic. He, like any magician, performed illusions and created effects. Magic, real magic...takes place in the audience's mind. The moment of wonderment where they think for a minute "did he?.... WOW!" is the magic. Geller made people believe that room temperature steel can flow like hot wax because of magic, and they LOVED IT. They felt wonderment for years. That's magic. He got them to believe in part by staying in character for a few decades. That had to be hard work. I couldn't do it. Could you?

So his confession had an "out." Cool. I'd rather see that than see him do a Netflix special showing how he did it all those years.
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In February 2008, Geller stated in the TV show The Next Uri Geller (a German version of The Successor) that he did not have any supernatural powers, before winking to the camera.

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A confession that he doesn't have supernatural powers followed by a wink is still the truth.....and a wink. The wink leaves the wonderment intact for those who want it.


You nailed it. That was exactly what we were after. And it screwed with the press.
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I have no problem with Uri as an entertainer. In that capacity I think he has excelled.

But how, I wonder, does this square with getting paid by companies for divining? Was that done as entertainment or could it be considered to be a form of fraud? Or are Geller’s claims about being employed in this capacity merely showbiz bull?

I think if I had paid someone a fee to find gold, oil or some other commodity and the engagement turned out to be based on claims of abilities that were knowingly falsly made I might consider I’d been a victim of fraud. Of course I would also be a victim of my own stupidity but that can often be said of anyvictim who has been unfortunate enough to have been scammed.
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I think he actually "discover" some oil fields but having studied geology, if you dig far down enough just about anywhere you'll discover oil.
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Google has him down as a magician and illusionist.
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On Nov 4, 2018, aligator wrote:
....... Maybe we shouldn't be referring to fellow community members as fakes but ...

Why not? Was he not found to be a fraud in at least two court cases?
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"When did Uri Geller come out of the closet?" - After he made an accidental left into the hallway!
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I was in the audience at the Genii convention. He did not admit to anything, but stated that magicians could do what he did,even better.

He finished the promotion/speech with a brief act, which was very simple amateur presentation. He ONLY got famous by claiming to be real.
Anyone who believes in his powers is a moron.

Oh, he did not mention anything about the flying saucers giving him his special powers.
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Have never been a fan of Geller and do not consider him a positive in the world of mentalism.
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