January 7, 1997 in Nation/World

Extraterrestrials Fail To Show Up

Compiled From Wire Services

It wasn’t even close to an encounter.

Thousands of Israelis crowded Tel Aviv beaches early Monday, watching for extraterrestrials whose arrival had been predicted by self-proclaimed Israeli psychic Helinor Harar.

As the theme music from the TV show “The X-Files” resounded from loudspeakers, she shouted, “Israel will be the center for UFO landings.”

Harar, who predicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upset election victory, later told Israel TV she had a new date for a landing - Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day.

And she ventured another prediction: “Until they fly over Hebron, there will be no agreement.”

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