Psychics

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…

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…

Psychics comment on missing plane

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No word yet on the missing plane. Time to call out the psychics? (They never seem to PREDICT this in any way that would be at all helpful.) “Raja Bomoh” at KLIA to help find missing plane – Bernama – Yahoo News Malaysia. The mystery surrounding the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has captured the…

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…

Psychic diagnosed woman with cancer and was right!

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Did a psychic diagose a woman for cancer? Not so fast. Diagnosed by a psychic: Neath mum’s extraordinary cancer story – Wales Online Natasha Clyant visited medium Diane Lazarus in the hope of getting a comforting message from her late dad – but the medium ended up sensing she had cervical cancer. And when she…

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…

Psychic team swindles $120,000 off victim; the psychic escapes

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Psychic scammer Cathy Johnson remains at large. ‘Psychic,’ 3 others charged by Upper Saddle River police in $120,000 fraud scheme. A “psychic/spiritualist” working with a pair of twin brothers and a third accomplice conned an Upper Saddle River woman out of $120,000 through a fortune-telling scam in which they promised to help a sick child…

Woman pays psychic $30,000 for help with love issues

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Another alleged psychic scam. A local reporter in North Carolina looks into it and for rules for setting up a psychic business and can’t find any. Action 9: Woman pays $30,000 for psychic session. The industry of fortune telling isn’t one that is always taken seriously, but one woman claims she was tricked out of…

The psychic animals are back: Goat gets her chance

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It’s been a while. They’ve not really gone away but just so you don’t forget that the media considers this “news”, here ya go. No kidding – Psychic goat picked out result of Plymouth Argyle’s clash with Cheltenham | Plymouth Herald. PREDICTING the outcome of Plymouth Argyle’s clash with Cheltenham on Saturday was probably not…

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…

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…