After Van Praagh made himself look questionable on an ABC News Nightline special about psychics, the James Randi Educational Foundation formally delivered to him an invitation to show his powers to the world. The letter from President D.J. Grothe begins:
I’m sure you received my letter of Sept. 9 encouraging you to accept the James Randi Educational Foundation’s Million Dollar Challenge by agreeing to demonstrate your claimed psychic powers in a fair, mutually-agreed-upon test, under conditions that would prevent cheating. The certified letter was confirmed to have been picked up from your local post office.
He hasn’t responded.
Frankly, he doesn’t need to “prove” his powers when so many people simply accept that he has them and pay him handsomely for it. (Did you note his incredible house shown in ABC program?) I predict, he NEVER will accept. He’s doing just fine. But, his lack of response is just as bad as Leigh-Catherine’s naivety about the Challenge. They know they just can’t pass muster.