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:
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.”