Escape artist credits aliens for his powers
July 3, 1997
Web posted at: 3:32 p.m. EDT (1932 GMT)
From Correspondent James Martone
CAIRO, Egypt (CNN) -- Bound tightly with rope and chains,
Abdel Karim jumps into the Nile River, sinks below the water
and -- moments later -- rises to the surface, having cheated
death with Houdini-like skill. Asked to explain his unusual
abilities, the 34-year-old Egyptian credits ... aliens.
Eight years ago, Karim says, he was "sucked into a flying
saucer and in it were three tall extra-terrestrials (who)
gave me these extraordinary powers."
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