James Koenig’s 18-year-old daughter Samantha Koenig has been missing since Feb. 1 from Anchorage, Alaska. Her distraught father posted his phone numbers on missing person flyers and now he is getting phone calls with fake leads from people looking to cash in on his pain.
The Anchorage Police Department is investigating his daughter’s disappearance and is being flooded with calls from “psychics” claiming to have information about Samantha.
“We’ve never had a psychic lead that turns out to be correct,” Anchorage Police Lt. Dave Parker told ABCNews.com.
Source: ABC News
The families are tormented by letters from psychics, fake Facebook pages, anonymous letters and mysterious phone calls, among other attacks.
Psychics argue, they have a gift and they want to help. But, as noted above, THEY DON’T help, they hurt. (“We’ve never had a psychic lead that turns out to be correct”) Also noted in the article, there is nothing much people can do. So no matter if they do or do not want to consult a psychic, the people who think they know something come to them.
“It’s very hard. I went through everything. My son was missing for two years, two months and 12 days,” Dwayne Baker told ABCNews.com. “Psychics called me. I even received a DVD in the mail that a guy claimed he could talk to the dead and this was Travis’ voice, with no return address. I don’t understand why people would want to do that.”
This wastes police time, hampers the investigation and hurts the families.