Saturday, 5 March 2011

'URI GELLER AND THE LOST ASTRONAUT IN THE STARS'


Today I am with my old friend Chuck 'Poundcake' Olsen III. We've known each other for nearly 40 years and met through a purely chance encounter.

In 1973 I was sitting down to a bowl of Minestrone soup, when suddenly my spoon turned upright in a vertical position and began pointing at the moon. Even in those days, unexpected spoon activity was a fairly common occurrence for me so I instinctively reached out for it, but mainly because my soup was getting cold. And then, when I touched the metal..... that is when it happened. Suddenly there was a 'FLASH!' behind my eyes and I saw him in my mind.

Who?
A lone astronaut on the surface of the moon, sat on the edge of a crater with his head in his hands.

Without haste (though I finished my soup first) I phoned Mr. President Nixon, who I had met a few months previously on The Johnny Carson Show:

"MISTER PRESIDENT! MISTER PRESIDENT! THIS IS URI GELLER... I KNOW THIS SOUNDS CRAZY SIR, BUT ON YOUR LAST SPACE MISSION ONE OF YOUR ASTRONAUTS GOT LEFT BEHIND AND IS STRANDED ON THE MOON. YOU MUST BELIEVE ME!".

President Nixon paused for a long moment, and then in a calm voice said; "Uri, I've not known you for long but I trust your abilities more than the American people trust their President. Stay on the line son, I'm bringing our man home".

And that was it. Within 6 hours the President had chartered a moon-bound NASA rocketship to bring back the lunar castaway; Commander Olsen - presumed dead by his co-astronauts after reporting him missing during a spacewalk..... when he had just been behind a big rock taking pictures all along.

"How can I ever repay you, Uri?" Chuck says every time we meet.

"Buy any of my books, positive thinking DVDs, self-help guides, clothing merchandise or an item from my QVC jewellery range, which are all available on my website www.urigeller.com" I always say.


Until the next time.... love, peace and positive energy,

-Uri