Celebrity psychic Uri Geller has recently revealed how a paranormal experience which occurred in his childhood had been the trigger to his psychic abilities. Uri was just six years old and living in Tel Aviv, Israel with his mother when he had a strange encounter in his garden. After hearing kittens crying outside, he went looking for them when he suddenly saw a tall sphere of light. In an article for the Daily Mail, Uri recalled: “As I was staring at it a flash of light came out, like a laser beam. It hit my forehead and I fell backwards into the grass. I don’t know how long I lay there – probably a few minutes. Then I jumped up, ran home to my mother and told her what had happened. She didn’t believe me of course. Soon afterwards the first spoon bent in my hand while I was eating soup. I always believed this encounter had triggered my strange ability.” Decades passed but the entertainer still couldn’t forget about his enlightening experience. Years later in 2002, the star was contacted by a retired Air Force officer who had seen Uri talking about his experience in a BBC documentary and immediately recognised the story. Avraham, who was also living in Tel Aviv at the time, told Uri that he had witnessed the encounter and also seen the sphere of light. Uri immediately contacted the officer, who confirmed the story saying: ‘I was walking by the abandoned gardens and I saw a little boy with black curly hair and a white shirt, and this immense sphere of light next to him. Now I know the boy was you and as you started running home the sphere of light followed you. When you disappeared into the entrance the sphere exploded on the wall of your building – leaving a black residue.’ Having the story established by Avraham only confirmed to Uri that his otherworldly experience was absolutely real and had been the trigger which had resulted in his powers. He said: “I believe that moment changed my life. People have asked me a million times what I think it was. Maybe it was a geological phenomenon – a gas emitted by the earth. Or maybe, as I believe, it was a supernatural experience. Or maybe my own mind made it happen. All I know is that from then on my psychic ability mushroomed. I had a gift…” “…in the back of my mind I always attribute my success to that weird event. It was the catalyst for the powers I possess today.” The evidence of Uri’s psychic powers is compelling and we are left in little doubt that the assertions are rooted in truth. Like Uri, you will see from ‘Our Psychics’ page that psychics can come from all walks of life, with many gifted from birth. One thing that all our readers have in common is that they are friendly, approachable, highly intuitive and above all, empathetic to your concerns. Get in touch – our readers are awaiting your call now.