Hundreds of tips have been phoned in to police investigating the disappearance of 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds, some of which are coming from people who are calling themselves psychics.
“As of right now, we have received a total of 500 tips — 75 of those have been from psychics,” Deputy Waterville Police Chief Charles Rumsey said Friday. “Each tip we receive — psychic or not — is assigned to an investigator. Contact is made with the person providing the tip, if possible. They follow up on each tip to the extent possible given the specificity of the information provided.”
Psychics claim to have visions of missing people and specific places and offer police tips on where to find missing children. One such psychic from California this week sent the Morning Sentinel a map and a detailed description of his vision of Ayla Reynolds. A reporter went to the site, but there was nothing there.
Rumsey would not comment on the information from the psychic from California or other specific tips.
“I have no personal opinion to share about them and I don’t know the statistics about their reliability in general,” he said.
Source: The Morning Sentinel (Maine)
The story goes on to cite that no psychic tip has ever led directly to solving a case. People in the comments dispute this. You can dispute all you want but IT IS NOT PSYCHICS that solve cases, it’s detective work, tips on facts, and statistics. I am disappointed to hear that the psychics receive as much police time as possible fact-based tips. This is a terrible waste of police time with every self-styled psychic wanting to help. It’s becoming more of a trend.