Psychic Acorah quoted saying Madeleine McCann is dead but disavows the claim

TV psychic Derek Acorah: ‘Maddie is dead’ – Telegraph

The medium, who has allegedly “sickened” the McCann family with his predictions, said the little girl would soon be reincarnated after joining the “spirit world”.

Mr Acorah, 62, said: “I know her parents are convinced Maddie is alive and I’m really sorry – but the little one has been over in the spirit world for some time.”

In a bizarre interview, based on information Mr Acorah claimed he had received from a spirit guide, he told the Sun newspaper: “I don’t think it’ll be long before she reincarnates.

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In The Sun interview (sorry, hate to link to this tabloid but…)

Millionaire medium Acorah, ex-host of TV’s Most Haunted, claimed a messenger from the spirit world named Sam told him Madeleine was dead — shortly after she vanished in Praia da Luz, Portugal, five years ago.

But the Sun did provide this bit of info under their exploitative article:

[…] in 2005 [Acorah] was allegedly outed as a fraud by Most Haunted’s psychologist Dr Ciaran O’Keeffe.

While shooting at a haunted prison in Cornwall, O’Keeffe secretly invented a long-dead jailer called Kreed Kafer — and talked about him while Acorah was in earshot.

Acorah was later filmed becoming “possessed” by the fictional character.

O’Keeffe then revealed the name Kreed Kafer was an anagram of “Derek Faker.” Acorah was later sacked from the show.

Acorah has disavowed the Sun article:
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Too late, damage done.

Psychics? Awful. Anyone who says this “helps” people cope with loss is delusional. Psychics don’t help. Spirit guides are nonsense. And this is all disgusting, anyway you look at it.

Add on: This guy, however, says she’s alive and will be found.

Medium Alan Thomas, known as ‘the sleeping prophet’, believes that the youngster will be reunited with her parents by the end of the year.

“I believe that Madeleine will be found this year, I always believed that she would be found by the time she is nine,” Mr Thomas said.

“I think she was kidnapped and sold on but she is still alive. She will be found.”

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  3 comments for “Psychic Acorah quoted saying Madeleine McCann is dead but disavows the claim

  1. Massachusetts
    May 15, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Derek Brown has, like many other magicians, performed many simulated psychic feats with great results but no psychic ability or methodology, thus debunking the field. Here are a couple of links (sorry if they appear elsewhere on the site but I don’t think so):

    On psychic readers:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idVxRE8uM-A

    On faith healing scams:

  2. Jim M.
    May 15, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Twenty years working on the fringes of the world of popular culture taught me that there is a type at large there whose moral compass goes askew at the merest hint of remuneration.

    THe Sun is their natural home, and Ms Brooks their spirit guide!

  3. Massachusetts
    May 16, 2012 at 9:00 AM

    There may be psychics who believe what they do is real, but for those who know they are scamming, they are basically white collar psychopaths. They don’t care who they hurt or what the consequences of their actions are as long as they make some money. They are callous and lack empathy. Maybe they should work on Wall Street?

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