Could the remains of 16th century witches be buried next to an Egyptian treasure off the coast of Scotland?
According to Uri Geller, yes.
The Israeli-born magician rose to fame in the 70s for his spoon bending tricks and theatrical illusions.
Geller went on to rub shoulders with some of the biggest entertainment stars of the day, including Michael Jackson.
He even used his psychic powers to unsuccessfully influence English Second Division football matches, such as in 1997 when he placed energy-imbued crystals behind Exeter City’s goals in a crucial late-season game. season.
The team eventually lost 5-1.
In 2009 Geller looked north and bought Lamb Island, an uninhabitable rocky outcrop near North Berwick in East Lothian.
The medium has previously spoken of an alleged Egyptian treasure hidden on the island.
And it has now revealed traces of ‘witch bones’ which are said to have strewn across the surface.
Geller, 75, told Metro.co.uk: ‘Hundreds of years ago there were witches in Scotland and England and we all know what happened to them.
“And there were witches near North Berwick, where my island is.
‘The rumor of these witch bones came from a very important person, so I can’t say who. But they say there are remnants of those witches on Lamb Island.
“I’ve never talked about this before, ever.”
North Berwick was the backdrop for infamous witch trials in 1590. The trials are widely regarded as ‘the most brutal and ghastly ever seen in Scotland’.
Between 70 and 200 so-called Fisherman’s Town witches were put on trial, experts say.
Geller has praised First Minister Nicola Sturgeon for the Scottish Government’s apology to the thousands of women in history who have been branded ‘witches’ in Scotland.
He added: “The Scottish Government had never apologized before, so this was a first and a very important one.” It’s a good thing for the story.
The magician believes there is hidden treasure on Lamb Island – brought by the Egyptian Queen Scota thousands of years ago.
Geller said he felt an “instinctual craving” for the land after hearing about it from Egyptian-born businessman Mohamed Fayed.
He said: “I have always been fascinated by the links between the pyramids and these islands off North Berwick.
“It’s all in a manuscript called the Scotichronicon, written by an abbot named Walter Bower.
“I felt an instinctive need to buy the island. Once I delved into the lore behind it, I became certain it was one of Britain’s most important sites.
He believes Lamb Island has a special connection to Rosslyn Chapel as well as the Holy Land in Jerusalem.
Geller currently lives in Israel, but says strange coincidences have taken her mind back to East Lothian.
The millionaire was recently renovating a museum he owns in Old Jaffa, Israel, when a strange brick was discovered under the building.
He said: “We found an old olive oil soap factory dating back thousands of years with an old fireplace and an oven. It was underground.
“An archaeologist crawled meters into the kiln and found what was a Scottish-made brick, and on the brick it says ‘fourth’
“It’s so breathtaking to me because my island is in the Firth of Forth in Scotland.”
Geller once stayed on Lamb Island and hopes to return in the near future.
The land recently made headlines after wildlife experts discovered evidence of rodent activity, leading to an operation to remove an “elusive rat”.
Rats can damage seabird populations, such as puffins, cormorants and Lamb Island kittiwakes.
A huge team effort between volunteers from the Lothian Sea Kayak Club and the Scottish Seabird Center was carried out over two long years to catch the crawling rat.
They made 35 trips to the island in total before the animal was found.
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