Psychics

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

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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…

Kamal-Ji, devotee of Sai Baba, charged with fraud

Yet another “spiritual healer” accused of fraud. I sort of like this trend, other than the obvious conclusion that people are still falling for this garbage. This person advertised via flyers and ads but many clients may have come via word of mouth. Since people are apt to trust “advice” from their friends, this is…

Psychic burned through client’s cash

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“Where’s the rest of my money?” “Oh, I had to burn it to remove the curse. It’s all good now!” A lawsuit alleges a psychic preyed on a vulnerable person. Not news, but let’s share. Psychic Claims She Burned the Money. A spiritual guide defrauded a grieving Florida woman of nearly $10,000 and told her…

California town doesn’t want psychic business and I have to side with the psychic here!

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The Yucaipa, California planning commission is giving a psychic a real hard time about a permit to operate his home-based business. But not for the reasons you’d think. In fact, I’d have to side with the psychic here, these people are prejudiced for the most ignorant reasons. Planners split on contentious permit for psychic reader…

Ronaldo’s injury supposedly the work of a witch doctor

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You can always count on sports to be connected to silly superstitions. A World Cup star is cursed! Ghanaian witch doctor claims he caused Cristiano Ronaldo’s knee injury. Ghana’s most influential witch doctor has claimed he is responsible for the knee injury that is threatening Cristiano Ronaldo’s participation at the World Cup. Nana Kwaku Bonsam – whose name translates…

Norwegian skeptics call sheningans on psychic’s help in finding dead body

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Self proclaimed Norwegian psychic Michael Winger claims to have been instrumental in the find of Frank Andrè Gundersen, who has been missing since early May. Although police have not yet officially declared that the dead body is actually Frank Gundersen. Norwegian skeptic (and friend of Doubtful News) Gunnar Tjomlid wrote about Winger’s claims.* Winger has video of…

Psychics scam vulnerable people: I KNOW I KNOW, not “news”

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NO WAY! Psychic readings are a rip-off targeting vulnerable people?!?! Quelle surprise! </sarcasm> Rip-Off Alert: Personalized psychic readings just a ploy – Las Vegas MyNews3 – KSNV. U.S. Postal Inspector Al Herzog says victims were told “they were going to get rich; they were going to have a big house, come into big fortune” in…

Nice to think we have paranormal ‘abilities’ but that doesn’t make it true

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette prints a rosy, comforting, credulous story about paranormal and psychic beliefs and people’s search for answers. Paranormal connections: seeking answers from the other side in Pennsylvania. From the famous and the infamous to the conventional and the kooky, many people seek to be enriched, entertained, improved or comforted by those who claim to…

Oma and Pa have a magic tree

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People gave money to a woman who promised them a miracle fix for their desperate life problems. You can guess how this all turned out. Badly. ‘Shaman’ took £1million from cancer victims to hang from ‘magic tree’ in Amazon – Telegraph. A bogus faith healer conned at least £1 million from victims who were convinced…

Psychic black ‘Marks’ appear again

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I’m fascinated by the fact that every other case about psychic crimes include someone with the last name “Marks”. Psychic charged with taking Starkville senior’s life savings. Willie Mae Allen who suffers from arthritis turned to a psychic reader for help, but the psychic reader is accused of helping herself to Allen’s life savings, WLBT…

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…