I've received a report from Hungary that the father of the +quot;kidnapped+quot; girl, 18-
I've received a report from Hungary that the father of the "kidnapped"
girl, 18-year-old Helga Farkas, the one Geller was asked to locate, has
now offered the entire ransom money (about US$250,000) for information
about her whereabouts. It was specifically stated, I'm told, that
Geller's information was not helpful. That, in spite of all the fuss made
in the UK newspapers about his efforts. The Hungarian police have
refused to re-open the case. JR
Date: Sat Apr 25 03:41:00 1992
From: geller-hotline%hotmomma@uunet.UU.NET (James Randi)
Subject: The Geller Deposition
My deposition of Uri Geller took place April 15-17th. It was to continue
over the following Monday, but I picked up a New York bug and was laid
up, unable to attend. As expected, when we asked Mr. G to demonstrate his
wonderful powers, he was unable to do so because there were not enough
sympathetic persons in the vicinity. We were denied the satisfaction of
witnessing, at long last, proof of his abilities. Sigh.
However, very interesting information was developed during the question-
ing, and we videotaped the entire proceedings.
At the close of the Friday session, Mr. G introduced us to his family,
though I was on the telephone at that time and unable to meet them.
The lawyer for CSICOP also questioned Mr. G for some period of time.
I really don't know what the next step is in this ongoing drama. However,
I've had overtures from three different PBS programs concerning coverage
of the entire adventure. Also, a major publisher is now discussing a
contract for a book based on my TIME magazine essay of April 16.
According to Bob Steiner, the James Randi Fund is doing well.
I'm off to speak in Baltimore on April 30th, in NYC May 1st, and then to
Frankfurt, Germany, and Sweden, Finland and Norway. I'll return here May
26th. I'm at MIT on June 9th. JR
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