Israeli spoon-bender Uri Geller has claimed mind power helped to move the ship which was blocking the Suez Canal.
Salvage teams succeeded on Monday at moving the massive container ship, the Ever Given, which had blocked the crucial trade route for the past week.
Geller, who found fame by claiming to have the power to bend spoons, told his fans on social media that they had managed to move the ship with their minds.
He had appealed for people all over the world to use their collective brain power to visualise the Ever Given moving at 11.11am on Saturday, in an effort to dislodge the 220,000-tonne container ship.
“This was a mammoth task but with your mind-power and self belief we all together freed the ship!” he claimed, as news of the ship being dislodged broke.
“Your sheer positive energy also helped the ground crew efforts well done to them too!”
The ship was freed after around 30,000 cubic metres of sand was dredged, and a team of tug boats were enlisted to force the ship to move.
The backlog of ships wanting to enter the canal is set to take three days to clear, according to the Suez Canal Authority.
Geller, a self-proclaimed psychic, was previously reported to have considered applying for a job with the UK government after an advert for “weirdos” to work at 10 Downing Street.
He was said to be “keen on using his powers to tackle growing tensions in the Middle East.”
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