A South African woman called Desteni claims to channel…well, just about everybody. To date she has posted at least 579 videos to YouTube, most of them explaining New Age concepts or answering questions in the guise of dead occult/New Age figures like Osho. Desteni begins each session by taking a deep breath and slipping into a trance-channeling state. Then, usually without change of facial expression, she launches into a spiel from beyond the grave. Her impersonation of Anton LaVey (as a demon) is interesting, because she talks with her hands and looks exuberant. LaVey was just the opposite in his interviews. Apparently, being dead not only makes you wiser – it makes you happier.
Desteni’s website: http://www.desteni-universe.co.za/
Desteni’s YouTube videos: http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=DesteniProductions&p=r
“Parrot intelligence researcher” Ryan Reynolds, an occasional guest on Coast to Coast AM, has a long-term budgie communication project going, called the Budgie Research Group. Reynolds teaches each bird as much English as possible, then records them to see if they’re saying anything meaningful. This by itself is sorta pointless and weird, but now he’s convinced that all budgies are clairvoyant and/or telepathic! He listened reeeallly closely to some recordings and thought he heard “Tsunami Indonesia” and “earthquake” and “Christ is coming soon”. I heard “bwak bwak bwak”, but whatever…