2013: A Very Bad Year for Psychics

A landmark year for extrasensory fail.  Don't Help Me, Rhonda On June 6, 2011, an unassuming ranch near the town of Hardin, Texas (about an hour outside Houston) was swarmed by Liberty County sheriff's deputies, FBI agents, Texas Rangers, and officials from the Texas Department of Public Safety. News choppers buzzed overheard as law enforcement... Continue Reading →

Psychic Detectives

Part I: Intro/Gerard Croiset and Peter HurkosPart II: Dorothy Allison and Noreen RenierPart III: Sylvia Browne, Psychic ClownPart IV: Other "Notables" (including Allison DuBois)Addendum: Uri Geller

Psychic Detectives: Addendum

I mentioned in Psychic Detectives: Part I that Uri Geller claimed he had worked with the FBI. The FBI denies it. But Geller has indisputably been involved with crime-solving on a smaller scale, and it would be interesting to see how successful he was. Geller is primarily a telepath and a psychokinetic (think Carrie, minus... Continue Reading →

Psychic Detectives Part IV: Other “Notables”

Part I: Intro Part II: Dorothy Allison and Noreen Renier Part III: Sylvia Browne, Psychic Clown Arthur Price Roberts Roberts was one of America's first psychic detectives. Little is known about him, the main source of information being Frank Edwards' book Strange People (Lyle Stuart, 1986). Edwards reports that Roberts remained illiterate throughout his life... Continue Reading →

Sylvia Browne, Psychic Clown

Psychic Detectives Part III: Sylvia BrowneI'm willing to give Noreen Renier the benefit of the doubt when it comes to honesty. Maybe she simply isn't as gifted as she thinks she is, and is sloppy when it comes to doing follow-ups.But Sylvia Browne won't be getting any such slack. She is a bald-faced liar and... Continue Reading →

Psychic Detectives Part II: Dorothy Allison and Noreen Renier

Dorothy AllisonUntil her death in 1999, Allison enjoyed a fairly solid reputation as a psychic detective, despite her many exaggerated claims. This diminutive woman from New Jersey employed astrological charts and psychometry in her attempts to locate missing people, often over the phone, beginning in the late '60s. She claimed she assisted law enforcement in... Continue Reading →

Psychic Detectives Part I

Some of the world's most famous psychics have dabbled in criminal investigation or searches for missing persons. Uri Geller, the Enemy of All Flatware, claimed he worked with the FBI, which has never been confirmed. Jeanne Dixon, arguably the world's most famous psychic next to Nostradamus and Edgar Cayce, claimed that she tried to warn... Continue Reading →

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