Harsha Maddula, a Northwestern University pre-medical student from Long Island, N.Y., went missing Sept. 22, last seen leaving an off-campus party in Illinois. Police and volunteer searchers were unable to find him, but Maddula’s family said reassuring words from psychics had raised their spirits.
Apparently, psychics contacted by the Maddula family’s relatives in India said Harsha was okay and would be found: “He’s still alive. Don’t worry.’”
The next day, however, Maddula’s body was found in Wilmette Harbor near his dormitory. He’d been dead for nearly a week, hidden from searchers in the water between two boats. There was no sign of struggle, robbery, or assault; though toxicology tests are still underway, police believe he was likely the victim of an accidental drowning.
Psychics are notorious for giving people false hope like this. Skeptics end up shouting over and over that psychics DON’T solve crimes, no matter what they brag about. We have so many stories like this…
The article goes on to note that notorious pop psychic John Edward is being called on to do a reading on the Dr. Phil TV show to help in solving a missing person case. One can almost predict how this will go. Shame on you Dr. Phil. And to you so-called psychics, take the test. You OWE it to the world to show this is real or to stop giving people false hope.
Tip: Dave Feltz