Psychics

I don’t think she was really a psychic…

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Here’s a plan — let’s put Dad’s dead body in a storage unit and keep collecting his benefits check (because this psychic thing isn’t bringing in the cash). Mummified remains found in Lexington storage unit identified; daughter accused of stealing benefits; mother missing The mummified remains of a man found in a Lexington storage unit in January…

Does Gettysburg now rival Salem for ghostie tourist traps?

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Let’s be clear: Do we really need another ghostie place in Gettysburg, another paranormal paraphernalia shop and ANOTHER “real” ghost encounters show? I doubt it. It’s the same stuff over and over and over… Spooky Spirits hopes to scare up business at new location – Evening Sun. “Madam” Aretta Della is a self-described psychic witch…

Coming to Japanese TV, psychic detective claims

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Oh great, let’s bring the idea of psychic detectives to Japan! Spreading the silly… Psychic sisters revisit Yelenic homicide scene for Japanese documentary The April 2006 murder of Blairsville dentist Dr. John Yelenic has inspired books and television episodes since former State Trooper Kevin Foley was convicted of the crime and sentenced to life in…

Waking up with psychic powers

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What are the possible explanations for a man who woke up after a brain injury with what feels like a new “sense”? Southend Student Emerges from Coma with ‘Psychic Powers’ When Rob Ball was viciously attacked outside a Southend nightclub in 2009, the 6’8″ (2.02m) “gentle giant” was in a coma for two weeks and…

Geller says he’s been asked to help locate MH370 (UPDATE: Completely unhelpful)

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Have you ever seen anyone who sticks his nose into stuff like Uri does? Uri Geller ‘asked’ to help find missing Malaysia Airlines plane – Get Reading. Spoon-bending illusionist Uri Geller says he has been asked to help locate the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. Mr Geller, who lives in Sonning, tweeted on Tuesday saying he…

Sensitive news: Bobby Drinnon has passed

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He was known as an “intuitive counselor” or “sensitive” and was a spiritual person, calling himself a “freethinking Christian”. Bobby Drinnon, who shunned the word ‘psychic’ in favor of ‘sensitive’, dead at age 61 » Knoxville News Sentinel. Bobby Drinnon, the self-styled “sensitive” whose insights were sought by those around the world, has died after…

Rose Marks gets 10 years for fraud

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Alleged “psychic” Marks was found guilty of all counts of fraud last year. She has now been sentenced to jail time. Psychic fraud: Rose Marks sentenced to 10 years – Sun Sentinel. Convicted psychic swindler Rose Marks was sentenced to just over 10 years in federal prison Monday for defrauding clients of her family’s fortune-telling…

Anti-vax and psychic claims lead to worst story you will read in a while

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I feel it was outrageously irresponsible for this media outlet to run this story. Not only are they allowing misrepresentation of vaccines, they present psychic information as valid, and one questionable medical opinion as trumping the entire body of vaccine safety. There is zero mention of the safeguards in place and the overall efficacy of…

Brother of murder victim continues to berate paranormal sleuths

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Once again, pararnormal group is slammed as being unethical in their pronouncements and promises. Moors Murders victim Keith Bennett’s brother slams paranormal sleuths over ‘burial spot’ claims – Mirror Online. The brother of Moors Murder victim Keith Bennett has slammed paranormal sleuths for claiming they know where he is buried. Alan, 58, accused them of…

Crystal Marks pleads guilty to the standard psychic scam

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This name will sound familiar but I can’t seem to directly connect her with the infamous psychic “Marks” family. But regardless, the name “Marks” raises a giant red FRAUD flag. Self-proclaimed psychic takes no-jail plea deal in scam | New York Post. Smooth-talking “psychic” Crystal Marks pleaded guilty Tuesday to scamming a Greenwich Village lawyer…

Something is amiss, I just can’t say exactly what

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The ability to detect something different or wrong has nothing to do with a sixth sense but subtle clues we don’t even consciously notice. Researchers dismiss sixth sense – and put their faith in common sense | Science | theguardian.com. A year-long University of Melbourne study, published in the journal Plos One, found that people…

Editorial by psi researchers calls for open mindedness

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An opinion piece in a journal catering to fringe claims calls for open mindedness in reassessing parapsychological phenomena. I have to say it leaves me scratching my head… Give us your thoughts. Frontiers | A CALL FOR AN OPEN, INFORMED STUDY OF ALL ASPECTS OF CONSCIOUSNESS | Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Science thrives when there…