The fraudulent medium Ronald Edwin confessed he had duped his séance sitters and revealed the fraudulent methods he had used in his book Clock Without Hands (1955). The psychical researcher Tony Cornell investigated the mediumship of Alec Harris in 1955. During the séance "spirit" materializations emerged from a cabinet and walked around the room. Cornell wrote that a stomach rumble, nicotine smelling breath and a pulse gave it away that all the spirit figures were in fact Harris and that he had dressed up as each one behind the cabinet.
I have a psychic colleague who tunes into energy through his clients’ voices, but he finds reading via email challenging. His wife, who is also a psychic, is just the opposite. She feels her perceptions are clearer when reading through email or chat. She never uses the phone or sees clients in person. Obviously, a psychic won’t read for you over the phone if that isn’t their strength. The point being—it’s just not necessary to be physically present with your psychic for them to work with you.
They're going to hang up on you eventually if it's just 10 solid minutes of you going "waaaait for iiiit." So at some point you need to some psychic-ing. You can learn a lot about a person by their area code and the sound of their voice. Pair that with a few basic observations, and you're golden: older women calling psychics tend to be single; they're either divorced or they've just lost their husband. They also tend to have a pet: cats if they're from the East Coast, or dogs if they're from the west. The goal was to fit your caller into a rough category so you could impress them with your "insight" into their life. They're predisposed to believe, and a few accurate predictions hook them in for longer calls.
In September 1878 the British medium Charles Williams and his fellow-medium at the time, A. Rita, were detected in trickery at Amsterdam. During the séance a materialized spirit was seized and found to be Rita and a bottle of phosphorus oil, muslin and a false beard were found amongst the two mediums. In 1882 C. E. Wood was exposed in a séance in Peterborough. Her Indian spirit control "Pocka" was found to be the medium on her knees, covered in muslin.
Karee had a sweet personality. However, many of the things she said were very inaccurate or generic. I came for a mediumship for my father, who passed away. She asked me if I knew a John or a Mark closely, which are very generic names. She drew a ring that he never had. He doesn't have a wedding ring, and has a ring that he hasn't worn in decades that looks nothing like that. She then said the diamond shape is probably the watch he has. But his watch is round. She then said maybe it's the little symbol on the back of the watch. He also didn't pick up on something I brought that he wore all the time on his body, that was very special to him and had so much meaning. There were so many things that were not accurate at all, about him and things around the house, his clothing, and even my mother. She said my father was in the military, which he wasn't. And that he wore a uniform. Then when I said no, she said my mother did. Again, no. Finally, she came to me. There were many moments like that. At the end, she said I was too analytical, rational, intelligent, anxious, and amped up, and that I needed to meditate more. She said my spirit was blocking my father's spirit, so it wasn't coming through well. I was really looking forward to being with my father. I felt much more depressed afterwards because now it just seems like he's dead dead, and his spirit is not around. At least she went over the hour, to 1 hour 40 minutes to try to contact my dad some more. Just as an fyi, most people and their phone numbers are Google-able, so people can be researched before they come.
If you've ever been awake and drunk in front of a television at 4 a.m., you know that most of the programming is American flags waving in slow motion and phone psychic commercials. We've all wondered what kind of gullible soul calls those places -- but have you ever paused to consider who answers that call? We at Cracked spend a lot of time nursing a jug of Carlo Rossi alone in an apartment without basic cable, so obviously we jumped at the chance to sit down with a telephone psychic and hammer him with a barrage of drunken questions. Here's what we learned:
“Hi Denise, I just wanted to thank you once again for the amazing reading you gave me this afternoon. I already knew you were the real deal, but the validation that comes from the reading is amazing. Connecting me with Jack and Earl was beyond what I expected. They meant a great deal to me, and were very instrumental in helping to shape me into the person I am today. I was pretty emotional from finding out that they had passed, but elated at the same time, knowing that they are watching over me, and helping to guide me through my mo...“
Not at all! Throughout history, great people - like Albert Einstein, for instance - have always turned to psychics to provide guidance that they could not find elsewhere. You can read about some of the most celebrated individuals who have availed of psychics in this blog post. The problems of the famous are no different from the problems that the rest of us face, every day of our life!
If you are considering consulting a psychic medium, check the company’s credentials on its website and look for negative reports or criticism through watchdog organizations. You might want to check with the Better Business Bureau also. A psychic medium reading conducted over the phone can be very frustrating if the medium really isn’t psychic and you aren’t getting reliable answers to your questions.
It was later in my life that I truly realized my gift. One day I began to receive detailed messages from the other side to give to people that I knew in some way. Whether it was a high school friend, a relative or an acquaintance, there was "no reason" why I received the messages for the people that I did. I suddenly realized there was a pattern, and it all become clear! All the people getting messages happened to be thinking heavily about the person I was delivering a message from. Usually, it was that the person's birthday was coming up, or the anniversary of their passing was near. I guess I was the closest beacon to their loved ones, and they wanted their loved ones to know that they were there and listening from the other side.
I dug them out again this spring for a foray into a career as a phone psychic—the latest installment of “Human Guinea Pig,” a column in which I am supposed to explore intriguing corners of life, but in which, so far, I mostly humiliate myself. (Like here, for example.) Locating openings for my extrasensory services was easy. I went to an online job site and typed “psychic” into the search engine. I sent e-mails to the three companies listed, and two—I’ll call them ESP Net and Chakra Con—sent me back contracts to fill out.
On Fox News on the Geraldo at Large show, October 6, 2007, Geraldo Rivera and other investigators accused Schwartz as a fraud as he had overstepped his position as a university researcher by requesting over three million dollars from a bereaved father who had lost his son. Schwartz claimed to have contacted the spirit of a 25-year-old man in the bathroom of his parents house and it is alleged he attempted to charge the family 3.5 million dollars for his mediumship services. Schwartz responded saying that the allegations were set up to destroy his science credibility.
The Austrian medium Rudi Schneider was investigated in 1924 by the physicists Stefan Meyer and Karl Przibram. They caught Rudi freeing his arm in a series of séances. Rudi claimed he could levitate objects but according to Harry Price a photograph taken on April 28, 1932 showed that Rudi had managed to free his arm to move a handkerchief from the table. According to Warren Jay Vinton, Schneider was an expert at freeing himself from control in the séance room. Oliver Gatty and Theodore Besterman who tested Schneider concluded that in their tests there was "no good evidence that Rudi Schneider possesses supernormal powers."
In 1954, the psychical researcher Rudolf Lambert published a report revealing details about a case of fraud that was covered up by many early members of the Institute Metapsychique International (IMI). Lambert who had studied Gustav Geley's files on the medium Eva Carrière discovered photographs depicting fraudulent ectoplasm taken by her companion Juliette Bisson. Various "materializations" were artificially attached to Eva's hair by wires. The discovery was never published by Geley. Eugéne Osty (the director of the institute) and members Jean Meyer, Albert von Schrenck-Notzing and Charles Richet all knew about the fraudulent photographs but were firm believers in mediumship phenomena so demanded the scandal be kept secret.
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“My good friend Tessa died in May of melanoma. Denise knew nothing about my friend Tessa. She told me that there was a woman with me and she was with a small fluffy dog. The dog’s name was either Millie or Molly. (I knew that Tessa owned a dog at the time of her passing named Minnie). Denise identified the cancer as being in the woman’s lungs (true). Not being a doctor, Denise originally said “leukemia” but did quantify that the cancer had spread through the bloodstream. (I learned later that melanoma does indeed spread through...“
“Hi Josie Remember when Denise was at your house and we had the Medium Reading??? She told me that Fred would get a big promotion within 2-3 years… last week the office manager came to him and said the she had been speaking with the owner and she should of asked him this long ago but, when he take her place when she retires.. And he said HELL YEAH….. She said that it would take 2 years to train… that is so cool…Denise was right…....“
The spirit photographer William Hope tricked William Crookes with a fake spirit photograph of his wife in 1906. Oliver Lodge revealed there had been obvious signs of double exposure, the picture of Lady Crookes had been copied from a wedding anniversary photograph, however, Crookes was a convinced spiritualist and claimed it was genuine evidence for spirit photography.
So I applied to the phone-psychic job, more curious than optimistic about landing the gig. For my first "interview," I received a phone call from an older woman. I was supposed to tell this complete stranger about the life she was currently living and where it would take her. I shuffled my cards while she concentrated, wondering how the hell such a connection could occur over my iPhone. I told her what I'd told my friends and party guests: "Imagine I'm winding a music box. When it feels ready to play, tell me to stop."
No matter your reason for seeking out psychics, one thing is always the same – you’ll walk out of your reading knowing more about yourself than you did when you walked in. And for some, that’s reason enough to do it. The best psychic readings can offer spiritual fulfillment and provide valuable insight to help you make decisions as you move forward in life.
A) Everyone gets communication during their reading. Trenny has never had a reading where no one came through for someone. Even if you think you don't have many passings in your life, you do. Relatives and friends of relatives you may have never even met tend to show up during readings. And don't be surprised if a loved one of one of your friends shows up. The spirits use the reading as an opportunity to get messages to loved ones if needed.
Hi Karee! I just had to drop you a note because you really helped out two of my friends this past month or so. My mom, brother, boyfriend, cousin and I have all had life altering readings with you in the past, so I guess I'm not surprised anymore. One of my friends had her mind put at ease regarding her mother, especially hearing that heaven is like a "picnic" to answer a question secretly sent from her son. I recommended she speak with you but also I just found out another friend of 25 years, went to you randomly off YELP and was able to connect with her grandfather she had never met. You identified gold/emerald cuff link ear rings she had in her purse. It makes my heart smile that you are able to give people in pain some peace. So basically, I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your gift and for being you.
A spiritual psychic reading, Cynthia is considered by many to be one of the true spiritual psychics in America. A spiritual psychic reading does not mean religious. A spiritual psychic reading is not necessarily affiliated with any particular religious beliefs and is able to respectfully work with you and any set of beliefs you have. Cynthia’s Spiritual Psychic readings have a spiritual and healing quality to them. Many people report feeling a spiritual psychic connection beyond words.