Uri Geller in island treasure hunt
Published 06/03/2010 | 17:31
Spoon bender Uri Geller is to brandish dousing rods to uncover the mystery of an uninhabited Scottish island.
Geller is looking for treasure he believes was hidden by the exiled Egyptian princess Scota, whose boat is said to have anchored at Lamb Island in the Firth of Forth.
It is Geller's first visit to the volcanic outcrop, which he bought last year for £30,000.
Speaking before he set sail for the island, which lies just off North Berwick, an upbeat Geller said: "I will use the dousing rods to follow the legend of the Lamb.
"In the past I've doused very successfully for oil and gold and I will try to use my dousing skills on the island.
"It's a remote chance of course. I believe it's possible, although remote, that there's something hidden on the island, buried on the island. Something, call it my sixth sense, drew me towards the island, no doubt."
Mr Geller said he decided to buy the island after learning that its mysterious heritage dated back to the pharaohs.
He said: "The Lamb is one of three outcrops in the Firth of Forth whose geography exactly mirrors the layout of the Great Pyramids at Giza, leading some investigators to speculate that there are secret links between them. I am fascinated by the connection between the pyramids and these islands."
Mr Geller also said he feels he might discover a destiny stone from Palestine. He said: "Whatever I find I will give to a Scottish museum, but I'm not going to start excavation as I've not got permission. If I feel I need to, I'll go through official channels."
Along with the islands of Fidra, Craigleith and the nearby Bass Rock, Lamb is a haven for wildlife and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.