Coffey brushes off those annoying skeptics and concentrates on his fan$

You know what? I’ve always thought Chip Coffey was yucky. No change now. He’s also a coward to continually dodge calls for him to show actual evidence for the ridiculous claims he makes. Why should he? He’ll just continue to enjoy the 300K people on his Facebook fan page and the many guest appearances he makes.

Skeptics don’t bother ‘Psychic Kids’ host – Times Union.

Upstate New York native, Chip Coffey is an internationally acclaimed psychic, medium and paranormal investigator, speaker and writer. He is known for hosting “Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal,” a three-season series that aired on A&E and Biography. He has also been featured on the popular A&E series “Paranormal State.” Coffey will perform a gallery reading at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia on Friday July 11.

Coffey believes everyone is psychic and that the kids who skeptics say were exploited for his TV show, Psychic Kids, were “helped”, not harmed. I would debate THAT. But I won’t debate Coffey who says that skeptic are “very aggressive disbelievers. … They’re just spoiling for a debate; they want to make you look bad.” Sure, some are jerks but you are mistaken.  A skeptic (since you don’t have a good working definition) judges a claim based on evidence, reason and logic. Psychic powers are not reasonable, they are not logical, according to what we know of humans and physics, and the evidence is not sound or robust. The evidence Chip would have you see are the many that pay for his readings and are easily convinced that run of the mill psychic “skill” are impressive. Can you get any worse evidence than testimonials from fans?

Coffey is the person making the claims that he talks to the dead, that there is this special power that people have. Yet, he will not share with experts (not the poseurs on TV shows) how this power can be attained and used. It’s not a right to go unchallenged for such actions. So, we challenge.

He continues:

I don’t have to defend or debate my work.

I’ve been called many things, but whatever. I’ve done thousands of readings. How would I have supposedly deceived these people and they haven’t exposed me on the Internet? It’s a fruitless endeavor. They won’t change their opinions.

I find haters that I’ve dealt with are just in it for the whole idea of trying to create discord. They like the whole negative banter back and forth. Instead, I focus on the 300,000 followers on my Facebook fan page. Those people appreciate me and what I do. If a handful of people don’t like me, they can shut up.

Nah, I’m just calling you out for your silliness. I’ll not shut up as long as you continue to make your nonsense claims public.

Celebrity psychics with their own TV shows and paid appearances have no reason to prove anything to anyone, as they say. Because they are doing just fine with their careers, why ruin it?

They may be deluding others into thinking they are talking to the dead but they are deluding themselves by saying they are doing good helping people. If they really had such a power, the world would be far better served if they allowed us to examine it, test it and confirm it, if it actually exists. That would be heroic! Nope. Not for Chip. That’s too hard.

His other show, that gained him particular notoriety, Paranormal State, was also particularly egregious in amping up their claims of ghosts and demons and were accused of manufacturing the whole show. Coffey didn’t come off unscathed.

“PSYCHIC KIDS: CHILDREN OF THE PARANORMAL™, profiles children who live with an incredible secret: they have psychic abilities. Feeling scared and isolated, these kids have nowhere to turn…until now. Help is on the way in the form of psychic medium Chip Coffey.” Thank goodness THIS show is off the air. The help they got was confirmation of their belief they were psychic.

Coffey heads to social media to call out the people he doesn’t like. He’s very much disliked by the skeptical community for many good reasons and will continue to face criticism, like it or not.

Tip: Kirby Robinson

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  6 comments for “Coffey brushes off those annoying skeptics and concentrates on his fan$

  1. Bob Blaskiewicz (@rjblaskiewicz)
    July 6, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    I went to a Chip Coffey reading a few years ago with Eve. The sorting of the audience starts before you get there. By separating the tickets into 3 tiers/prices, he already has a sense of the commitment to his act that audience members have by the section they are seated in. Accordingly, the ghosts attached to people at the front of the room seem to attend more frequently than at the back. What’s infuriating was when he says the ghost is too shy or does not want to speak in front of people and he encourages the grieving people to call his really expensive phone line. That happens to the people at the front. He’s not even an especially good cold reader. If he says something completely wrong, his out is “let it evolve.” It was a disgusting, cynical display, and I hope he gets anaphylaxis.

  2. don salter
    July 6, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    Well, if he is willing, which I doubt, he would be a candidate (noticed that I didn’t say good) for Randi’s million buck challenge. nah, he is chicken! (or smart not to give up his gravy train!).

  3. Anthony
    July 6, 2014 at 9:34 PM

    I tried to read this article in my local newspaper. I could read more than a few paragraphs. I was just too disgusted to think he uses kids in his show.

  4. Anthony
    July 6, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    couldn’t

  5. spookyparadigm
    July 6, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    You know that Ronson book, on how a significant percentage of successful people are sociopaths?

    Apropos of nothing, I wonder if that number differs at all for those who make a living in the supernatural game.

  6. Anthony
    July 7, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    I’m sure the numbers are a close match

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