Uri Geller’s Scottish Island
Although controversial, and certainly unproven, some historical researchers believe that the Scots royal lineage may have its roots in ancient Egypt. The story goes that around 1400 BC, an Egyptian princess by the name of Scota (rumored to be legendary King Tutankhamen’s half-sister), travelled from Egypt to Ireland where she and her entourage settled. In around 300 BC, some of Princess Scotas descendents migrated and settled in Scotland, becoming the ancestors, at least in part, of Scottish royalty. Tales of royalty traveling from exotic Egypt are accompanied by tales of great treasure, as yet undiscovered. But this may soon change if world-renowned paranormalist Uri Geller, best known for his spoon-bending abilities, is correct that this treasure lies hidden on his private island located off the coast of North Berwick in East Lothian, Scotland.
When Uri Geller wanted to buy the island in 2008, he first had to overcome some obstacles created by his claim to have used his powers to manipulate the outcome of an England vs Scotland football match in 1996, in which Scotland lost, making him a very unpopular man indeed. In fact, he admits to receiving more than 11,000 less than friendly emails following the Scottish defeat. However, after charming and entertaining locals in the seaside town of North Berwick, Geller put in his offer to purchase and became the proud owner of Lamb Island – a small uninhabited island which lies between the islands of Craigleith and Fidra in the Firth of Forth – for which he paid $46,000.
The reason he gave for buying the island at the time, was that he felt himself inexplicably drawn to it. It later became clear to him that this attraction was because Egyptian treasure lies concealed there. He intends to use his psychic powers and dowsing ability to track down the treasure and excavate it. In the meantime, Geller claims to have strengthened the mystical powers the island already had, by burying a crystal orb that had belonged Albert Einstein on Lamb Island. In general, locals don’t believe there is anything to the Egyptian-Scottish connection. They are nonetheless cashing in by taking tourists around the island by boat, and are certainly not complaining about Lamb Island becoming a treasure island, complete with a famous treasure-hunter.