Pet psychics make $100-$200 an hour

I am in the wrong profession. I will communicate with your pet for this and I won’t woo it up.

A Glimpse into the World of a Pet Psychic – ABC News.

[Melissa] Bacelar is a pet psychic.

It’s clear Bacelar is an animal lover. She shares her home in Los Angeles with her husband, her son, seven dogs and three rabbits. But what sets Bacelar apart from the average pet enthusiast is what she describes as psychic abilities. She says animals communicate with her through telepathic messages and feelings.

Bacelar has always felt connected to animals and, after seeking the services of a pet psychic herself, she realized she could hone her psychic ability to communicate with one of her dogs. She then took classes to further focus her visions.

Charging $100 to $200 per session, she claims she has never gotten a reading wrong. Well, sure! She’s not testing it. Is she? Is there another psychic we can ask to talk to Fluffy? See if they give the same details. Even that would not be a good test. The clues in this piece is that she is an animal lover and the people who hire her are also. They want to feel they are doing something good. They can perceive simple animal-human communication cues that learned by lifelong interaction with animals. And, guessing. I have little tolerance for psychic readings of people but, you know, those are slightly more difficult, at least someone is judging your answers. In this case, there is no accountability. It’s nonsense.

I could probably do just as well but I wouldn’t pretend to be doing something magical.

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  5 comments for “Pet psychics make $100-$200 an hour

  1. Bob
    August 1, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Grr.

    That is all.

    Grr.

  2. August 1, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    And a good piece of advice that Randi has given long ago regarding pet psychics – if the pet psychic’s first question is, “What’s your pet’s name?” you simply tell them goodbye and show them the door. They’re supposed to be psychic. If there is one thing a pet should know is its name.

  3. Pete Attkins
    August 1, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    To develop a belief in woo, step one is to suspend and inhibit rational thoughts. To become a vendor of woo, step one is to suspend and inhibit all ethical thoughts. The latter type feeds off the former.

    This is an aspect of nature that many of us find so deeply disturbing that we dedicate much of our time and energy into trying to reduce human suffering. Sharon, thank you so much for your inspiring work.

  4. One Eyed Jack
    August 1, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    I could probably do just as well but I wouldn’t pretend to be doing something magical.

    If you’re not willing to pretend, then you couldn’t do as well.

  5. August 2, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    How long before Theresa Caputo magically develops this gift, after the ratings on her show start to drop? Or will TLC just give Melissa Bacelar her own show?

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