2005 Uri Geller:  Michael Jackson’s career comeback to be “most dramatic ever seen in showbiz”

June 30, 2009

In a 2005 interview published in London’s   Daily Telegraph , 1970s spoon-bending psychic / magician / alleged fraud Uri Geller spoke of his confidence that his friend Michael Jackson would soon make the greatest comeback of his career: "I’m quietly proud of my part in relaunching Michael’s career. This comeback of his is going to be the most dramatic ever seen in showbiz…. In fact, the only thing that could beat this would be for Elvis to come back from the dead."

As I wrote in my January / February 2006 "Skeptical Inquiree" column "Geller Revisited," "So stay tuned for the earth-shaking resurrection of either Elvis Presley, or Michael Jackson’s career." I hate to be churlish about anyone’s death, but it seems fair to point out that Geller’s precognitive psychic abilities are apparently as lame as his mental cutlery bending skills…

Keep going, Uri! You’ll be right one of these days!

 

Comments:

#1 DoctorAtlantis (Guest) on Tuesday June 30, 2009 at 10:17pm

I’ll bet you $1 that Geller claims this prediction as a hit since Jackson’s death caused his albums and singles to totally dominate sales on itunes, choke the Internet, clog the media, and be described as the “Elvis Dies” of our generation.  (Although I guess I’m just at the perfect age to recollect both Elvis and MJ’s death - though I have an alibi for both.)

I think you’re right - but if Geller can bend a spoon he can certainly bend the truth.

#2 candw (Guest) on Friday July 03, 2009 at 10:59am

of course, looked at another way, there is no comeback (or publicity stunt) quite so attention grabbing as ones own death. Guys been in the news in every nation on the planet, non stop for the past week. Uri was right, he just got the coming and the going reversed.

#3 gray1 on Friday July 03, 2009 at 4:32pm

Predictable.

#4 firstmusic on Wednesday July 08, 2009 at 2:19am

With the death of Michael Jackson has left an entire era. This artist is no more and will not be. Most of the songs I downloaded from the site http://bestmp3music.zyns.com/

#5 Takis Konstantopoulos (Guest) on Thursday July 09, 2009 at 11:31am

In an interview with Channel 4 News, Geller admitted hypnotising Jackson and asked him:

UG: Michael, did you ever touch a child in an inappropriate manner?

MJ: No! I would never do that.

And therefore, Geller proved that Michael Jackson never molested any child. Full proof. I wonder why the judge did not take this into account. Uri Geller, the spoon-bender, mind-reader, hypnotiser magician, supernatural guru, and so on, such a personality that is, if HE said so, then it IS so.

Check him out by yourselves.

#6 Takis Konstantopoulos on Thursday July 09, 2009 at 11:39am

Uri Geller on Michael Jackson

#7 derek mahn (Guest) on Tuesday July 14, 2009 at 10:26pm

URI GELLER is a FRAUD and a CHARLATON.

He is almost as DELUDED as michael Jackson was. That is what attracted MJ to Geller, “the fairytale world of the supernatural”
which is a bogus fake world based on no evidence therefore it is an absolute SHAM which appeals only to kids and stupid people

#8 Takis Konstantopoulos (Guest) on Wednesday July 15, 2009 at 4:49am

derek mahn:

cyn·i·cism (sin-sizm)
n.
1. An attitude of scornful or jaded negativity, especially a general distrust of the integrity or professed motives of others: the public cynicism aroused by governmental scandals.

#9 asanta on Thursday July 23, 2009 at 1:46am

Wow. Geller was finally right about something! He must be PSYCHIC!!!....and I always thought he was a FAKE!!

#10 Takis Konstantopoulos on Thursday July 23, 2009 at 5:46am

As long as there exist simpletons who are willing to be fooled (and paying money for it) there will also exist con-artists who will perform any kind of magic (and will ask money for it).

But it’s part of human biology: sadly, many of our species are looking for illusions for they can not live without them. It’s an addiction.

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