Houdini Museum story explodes: The Uri Geller - Criss Angel Million Dollar Challenge Controversy

Scranton, PA. December 5 2007. On the finale of NBC TV's "Phenomenon," Wednesday night November 15, something caught the eye and ear of Dick Brooks, director of the famous Houdini Museum, in Scranton, PA. Magician Criss Angel, challenged Uri Geller for one million dollars to tell what was in an envelope that he tauntingly held up. In less than 18 seconds Geller blurted out the numbers 911 that was hidden in the envelope, although no one realized it, until it was pointed out later by Mr. Brooks.
Brooks is a renowned psychic investigator and paranormalist. He later interviewed Geller; "It was strange. When Angel challenged me, I rattled out dates. It was not rehearsed. Why dates? Not words or images. I had no idea why till now. That's how these things happen to me. I said; 1, 19 which reversed is 911. I also said the numbers 20 and 1, which is close to 2001. What are the odds of that? In Europe, where Iım from the date 911 is 119² Geller continued; "Maybe if he wouldıt have quickly cut me off, Iıd have zeroed in not only on 911, but the whole year 2001. If this was a test in a laboratory theyıd all be considered hits. If Criss comes up with the $1,000,000 Iıll give it to children's charities. So it would be a win-win for us both. Skeptic will say it was luck, but look at the video"
Video repeats have popped up on youtube.com pointing out the hits as they occurred. Combined they now total about 4,000 viewers. Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyB3EgwSBjE
On an earlier show Angel challenged Geller and medium Jim Callahan as to the envelopeıs contents. An argument broke out with Angel and Callahan. They almost came to blows. Brooks interviewed Callahan, "I accepted the challenge through the producers .. as well as publicly on the NBC forum. But no proof Angel has a million in liquid assets to pay out."
Dick Brooks, and magician co-director Dorothy Dietrich of the Houdini Museum in Scranton, PA will continue to follow up on the story. Itıs theworldıs only building dedicated to Houdini and a source worldwide for information about Houdini. Brooks also headlines Scranton's Psychic Theater stage show ³Haunted, Mind Mysteries & THE Beyond which is America's longest running paranormal show. Itıs a three hour evening with tests in mind control, telepathy, telekinesis, sightless vision, and ends with a recreation of an old time seance. The theater event tells of hauntings dating back to Houdiniıs time that happen in the building. They include a murder, suicide, and an electrocution. The event then explores the pros and cons of such beliefs. Scranton and Gettysburg in Pennsylvania is considered the most haunted cities in the world, because of the miners that died trapped in the mines and the soldiers who died at Gettysburg in the Civil War.
Mr. Geller can also be contacted for interviews.
Contact: Dick Brooks, Houdini Museum, 1433 N. Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18508
(570) 342-5555
http://Houdini.org
htp://PsychicTheater.com
http://Supernormalist.com This site has downloadable large images of Dick Brooks with clickable thumbnails.
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Exclusive: Uri Geller interviewed on Winning the Million Dollar Criss Angel Challenge Controversy by Houdini Museum Director Dick Brooks



Scranton, PA. December 03, 2007. The world is abuzz with Uri Geller seeming to zero in on an envelope magician Criss Angel held up on live on NBC TV as a challenge to Mr. Geller for one million dollars. Amazingly Mr. Geller came up with the numbers 911 that was hidden in the envelope.
The event was telecast live on the finale of NBC TV's "Phenomenon" on Wednesday night November 15th.
Paranormalist and psychic investigator Dick Brooks, also director of the world famous Houdini Museum in Scranton, Pa., managed to get an exclusive interview with Uri Geller on the event. Geller said, "I don't know what happened. When Criss Angel challenged me, I suddenly started blurting out dates. It was not rehearsed. Why dates? I have no idea why I did it till now. That's how these things happen to me. The dates or numbers I started to blurt out were 1, 19 which reversed is 911. I also said the numbers 20 and 1, which is close to 2001. What are the odds of that? In Europe, where Iım from the date 911 is 119²
Geller commented, "Maybe if he would not have cut me off so quickly, I would have zeroed in not only on 911, but the whole year 2001. If I was being tested in a laboratory these all would clearly be considered hits."
The video has popped on youtube.com pointing out the hits as they occurred. It can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G096iqoGIjY
Dick Brooks, psychic investigator, and a director along with magician Dorothy Dietrich of the renowned Houdini Museum in Scranton, PA will continue to follow up on the story. The Houdini Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to Houdini, and is a source throughout the world for information about the legendary performer. Dick Brooks is also a nationally known paranormalist, and director of Scranton's Psychic Theater. The theater is currently presenting America's longest running and well reviewed show dealing with the paranormal. Itıs a three hour plus evening with experiments in mind control, telepathy, psychokinesis, sightless vision, mentalism and ends with a recreation of an old time seance. The presentation tells the story of hauntings going back to the Houdini era that happened in the building. They included a murder, suicide, and electrocution. The show then explores the pros and cons of such beliefs. Scranton along with Gettysburg in Pennsylvania are considered two of the most haunted cities in the world. Scranton because of the miners that died trapped in the mines and Gettysburg because of the many deaths in the US Civil War.
Mr. Geller can also be contacted for interviews. Dick Brooks can be contacted at Houdini Museum, 1433 N. Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18508 (570) 342-5555 http://Houdini.org
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Exclusive Interview: Uri Geller on Winning the Million Dollar Criss Angel Challenge Controversy, by Houdini Museum Director Dick Brooks.

Scranton, PA. November 29, 2007. The world is abuzz with Uri Geller seeming to zero in on an envelope magician Criss Angel held up on live on NBC TV as a challenge to Mr. Geller for one million dollars. Amazingly Mr. Geller intuitively came up with the numbers 911 that was hidden in the envelope.

The event was telecast live on NBC TV's "Phenomonon" on Wednesday night November 15th.

Paranormalist and psychic investigator Dick Brooks, who is also a director of the world famous Houdini Museum in Scranton, Pa., managed to get an exclusive interview with Geller. Geller said, "I don't know what happened. When Criss Angel challenged me, I suddenly started blurting out dates. It was not rehearsed. Why dates? I have not idea why I did it till now. That's how these things happen to me. The dates or numbers I started to blurt out were 1, 19 which reversed is 911. I also said the numbers 20 and 1, which is close to 2001. What are the odds of that?

Uri Geller (60) amazingly in his rambling after being challenged by Criss Angel (39) for $1,000,000.00 additionally began to intuitively zero in on the year. He said, "I was born on the 20th" and "A lot of years between us, 40 years" and "I wish you a long, successful 40 years" Well 20 plus 40, plus 40 is 100 or the extra decimal needed to produce to 2001. What makes it even stranger is that Geller made a mistake as they are actually separated by 21 years but that would not have added up to 100.

On this Geller commented, "Maybe if he would not have jumped in and cut me short, I would have zeroed in not only on 911, but the whole year 2001. If I was being tested in a laboratory these all would clearly be considered hits."

The video has popped on on youtube.com pointing out the hits as they occured. It can be found at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G096iqoGIjY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyB3EgwSBjE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFYrYuxAzw4

Here a just a few of the positive comments bu viewers on youtube.com about the happening;

"Wow he actually said 19 1 1 !! THATS INCREDIBLE"

"It is simply incredible. Why would Uri talk about dates??? He could've spoken about anything - but something made him start talking about DATES!!! Criss could written ANYTHING in that envelope, but he wrote a date. Uri has something we all have, but he is so much more connected to it. Criss lost, and he should admit he lost and pay the cash!"

"A very sensitive date, with 1 9 11.. You'd have to be deaf to miss that."

"Yes, Geller zoomed in on a particular date, right off the bat. But Criss Angel obviously wasn't serious about shelling out a million bucks!"

"Uri obviously knew it was an important date, but Criss got too nervous and blew the act."

"This against astronomical odds!"

"It looks like Uri was also zooming in on the actual year: See, it's all there! Even the actual year, for those of us who may have forgotten 911."

"Uri said the correct numbers in less that half a minute! Criss realized that Uri was trying to clarify that the number represented a date, not a phone number."

"Technically speaking, all Uri needed to do to win was to say the number 9 once and the number 1 twice. He did. And he also clarified that it was an important date."

"Geller started by mentioning December 19 and then he said the number 1, before Criss Angel balked and cut off the dialogue. That wasn't fair. The odds of guessing it would be a date (con taining 19 and 1) instead of a drawing or a word are simply astronomical. This should be studied more!"

"Geller went straight for an important date! Remarkable." On another recent show Angel challenged co-host Uri Geller as to what was in the envelope. Criss explained "I will give you a million dollars of my personal money right now if ........ you can tell me specific details of what's in here right now," Uri seemed willing to try but the show moved on. Criss never proved that he had, or brought in the million dollars of his personal money.

On that same show Angel also challenged paranormalist Jim Callahan to tell what was in the envelope. An altercation exploded on national television when they almost came to blows. Brooks also interview Callahan who said "I accepted the challenge through the producers of the PHENOMENON show, as well as publicly on the NBC forum", "The only stipulation I made was that they confirm Angel had the million to pay out on live television as he said he would. I would turn over my prediction to the host to be read before Angel opened his. You can see on the video of the last show that I brought the envelope with me. I assured the producers that if he had the cash I would take it from him on the show live. But alas no proof Angel has a million in liquid assets to pay out as per his contention."

Dick Brooks, psychic investigator, and a director along with magician Dorothy Dietrich of the renowned Houdini Museum dedicated to the legendary magician, in Scranton, PA is continuing to follow up on the story as it develops. Dick Brooks is also a nationally known paranormalist, and director of Scranton's Psychic Theater. He has been called by many a "Supernormalist." The theater is currently presenting America's longest running and well reviewed paranormal show and seance. It is a three hour plus evening with experiments in mind control, telepathy, psychokinesis, sightless vision, mentalism that ends with an attempt at recreating an old time seance. The presentation tells the story of the hauntings in the building going back to the Houdini era that were caused by various events that included a murder, suicide, and electrocution. The show explores the pros and cons of such events. Scranton along with Gettysburg in Pennsylvania are considered some of the most haunted cities in the world. Scranton because of the miners that died trapped in the old mines and Gettysburg because of the many deaths in the US Civil War.

Dick Brooks can be contacted at Houdini Museum, 1433 N Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18508 (570) 342-5555 http://Houdini.org

For more information on Dick Brooks go to http://PsychicTheater.com http://Supernormalist.com High quality photos and clippings are available at http://Supernormalist.com (570) 383-9297

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Uri Geller could lay claim to Criss Angel's $1,000,000.00 challenge on national TV according to paranormalist Dick Brooks, director and head of Houdini Museum.

On Wednesday night November 15th, Criss Angel challenged Uri Geller $1,000,000.00 on the finale of NBC's nationally televised "Phenomonon" to tell Angel what was in a sealed envelope and then quickly cut Geller off when he appeared to intuitively begin zoning in on it's content. What was in the sealed envelope were the numbers 911. When Criss Angel (39) asked Geller (60) what was in the envelope Geller for some reason began rattling of dates that unknown to Geller were zoning in on the contents. Uri said Angel was born on the 19th, just 1 day prior to Geller's birthday. He then said that he had bent his 1st spoon when Angel was 1 (years old.) A nervous Angel, who knew what was in the envelope quickly cut Geller off, and diverted attention by quickly opening the envelope.

On yet another recent show Angel again challenged co-host Uri Geller as to what was in the envelope. Criss explained "I will give you a million dollars of my personal money right now if ........ you can tell me specific details of what's in here right now," Uri seemed willing to try but the show moved on. Criss never proved that he had, or brought in the million dollars of his personal money.

On that same show Angel also challenged paranormalist Jim Callahan to tell what was in the envelope. An altercation exploded on national television. Callahan later said "I accepted the challenge through the producers of the PHENOMENON show, s well as publicly on the NBC forum", "The only stipulation I made was that they confirm Angel had the million to pay out on live television as he said he would. I would turn over my prediction to the host to be read before Angel opened his. I assured the producers that if he had the cash I would take it from him on the show live. But alas no proof Angel has a million in liquid assets to pay out as per his contention."

Dick Brooks, psychic investigator, and a director along with magician Dorothy Dietrich of the renowned Houdini Museum dedicated to the most famous performer in magic, in Scranton, PA is continuing to follow up on the story as it develops. The Houdini Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to the legendary magician. Dick Brooks is also a nationally known paranormalist, and director of Scranton's Psychic Theater. He has been called by many a "Supernormalist." The theater is currently presenting America's longest running and well reviewed paranormal show and seance. It is a three hour plus evening with experiments in mind control, telepathy, psychokinesis, sightless vision, mentalism that ends with an attempt at recreating an old time seance. The presentation tells the story of the hauntings in the building going back to the Houdini era that were caused by various events that included a murder, suicide, and electrocution. The show explores the pros and cons of such events.

Dick Brooks can be contacted at Houdini Museum 1433 N Main Ave Scranton, PA 18508 (570) 342-5555 magicus@comcast.net http://Houdini.org

For more information or go to http://PsychicTheater.com http://Supernormalist.com High quality photos and clippings are available at http://Supernormalist.com (570) 383-9297 ###