Uri Geller really does have special powers, according to the CIA.

The US intelligence agency analysed the psychic spoon-bender’s mind in controlled experiments and concluded he had demonstrated his paranormal perceptual ability in a convincing and unambiguous manner’.

On its website the CIA admitted testing Geller – who claims to have used his mind to bend cutlery, move ships, influence football matches and win elections – along with other psychics.

They had produced enough accurate’ findings to defy randomness’, the agency said this week.

However it said the phenomenon was too unreliable, inconsistent and sporadic to be useful for intelligence purposes’ and it had shelved the operation code-named the Stargate Project.

Geller told the Daily Star it was an amazing endorsement’ of his powers and claimed the agency was still using psychics in its operations in secret.

He said: "The CIA has given me an amazing endorsement.

"I can obviously say that I have worked with the agency as it is on their website.

"But I’m afraid I cannot reveal any of the details of that work.

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"What I can say is the agency is still using intuitives, psychics and remote viewers.

"It will not admit it because it doesn’t want to risk a backlash from certain sections of the media.

"As a result this work is known as deep black’ or top secret. But it is still happening.’’

Uri, 74, said he had recently returned from a US Army mission to South Korea where he had been asked to employ his dowsing skills to locate hidden underground tunnels.

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He shot to stardom when he got millions of Brits to use the power of their thoughts to bend spoons during a famous TV appearance in 1973.

But according to declassified US Government documents he came to the attention of the CIA a year before when he agreed to let the agency test his telekinetic powers.

The former Israeli paratrooper, who killed a man in combat in the Six Day War in 1967, was taken to the Stanford Research Institute and placed in a sealed room.

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In one experiment a researcher selected a random word and a picture inspired by it was drawn by someone outside Geller’s room. The psychic was then challenged to match it.

When grapes were drawn after the word `bunch’ was selected Uri began to talk about `purple circles’.

A 2013 documentary The Secret Life of Uri Geller provided extensive evidence he had worked as a secret agent for the CIA and its Israeli equivalent Mossad.

The film’s director Vikram Jayanti said: "A lot of people think he is a fraud, a trickster.

"But he has a huge following and a history of doing things that nobody can explain.’’

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Uri, who has just released a book called Use Your Psychic Powers To Have It All, claims to have helped Boris Johnson win his General Election landslide and moved stricken cargo ship Ever Given when it blocked the Suez Canal in March.

He said he moved the ball with his mind just before Scotland's Gary McAllister missed his penalty against England at Euro 96.

And he claimed to have used his powers to help the Three Lions reach the Euro 2020 final in July.

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