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Psychics/Mediums - Your thoughts?

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Psychics/Mediums

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:53 am

Do you believe?

I am listening to the local morning show down here and they have a medium on that is taking calls from guests (in the spirit of Halloween). I just listened to the following (paraphrased) conversation. A woman calls in, crying....

Medium - "Oh...you lost someone recently? A male?"

Caller - "My daughter..."

Medium - "Oh I'm sorry....she was young, wasn't she? 11 or 12?"

Caller - "No much younger"

Medium - "She was 4 wasn't she?"

Caller - "22 months"

Then, the medium goes into a whole thing about how happy her daughter is in the after life, and while I'm sure it's designed to be comforting, it was so plainly obvious she was BSing all the way.

I believe in spirits/ghosts and some supernatural stuff, but I think mediums are full of crap. What say you?
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby count2infinity on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:55 am

never have, never will believe in them.
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:56 am

There may be some, I doubt it, but its possible. That said, I would never go to one because I assume that any who run a shop are scam artists.
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby mac5155 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:58 am

Crock of bullcrap if you ask me.
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby viva la ben on Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:00 am

Complete BS
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby the wicked child on Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:01 am

Image
Spoiler:
BS
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:03 am

call mis cleo for your free tarot reading!
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby mac5155 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:04 am

I want to invite one into my house, and just fill my house with random pictures of people and see what they think.
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby newarenanow on Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:17 am

I think they are full of BS, but are talented that they can create a sense that they are legit.

I think, just like your call you posted (which is depressing, I can't imagine what that caller is feeling), they just put out a few feeler questions to narrow everything down and then build a generic story around everything.
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby thehockeyguru on Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:20 am

newarenanow wrote:I think they are full of BS, but are talented that they can create a sense that they are legit.

I think, just like your call you posted (which is depressing, I can't imagine what that caller is feeling), they just put out a few feeler questions to narrow everything down and then build a generic story around everything.


I dont think they have to try too hard, some people just want reassurance and to believe that what these people are telling them is true.
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby LeopardLetang on Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:24 am

i imagine a sketch that could have been funny on mr. show where a psychic is doing a BS reading but then actually does see a vision and then freaks out. i saw someone! omg i really saw some old guy with a wooden leg --- yes, that's my father! --- and the psychic tries to continue the reading but keeps freaking out.
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:24 am

South Park explained them the best.
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby Eismann on Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:40 am

Family friend is one and is not like the glossy fake-looking/sounding ones we usually see on tv/radio. She says she's been able to sense and communicate with the dead since she was young. I still don't really believe it, but I believe that she's more believable than any other ones I've run across.

That said, I loved years ago when Howard Stern had one on his show who claimed that she was communicating with Chandra Levy when she went missing. He had the spooky music in the background, let her go on for about 10 minutes, seeming to get really into it, let the medium say that she was now-speaking with Levy and convincingly so. Stern asked a couple questions like "are you in danger?" and "where are you?" that had easily pliable answers so the medium could really sell them. Then he asks "what's your middle name?" Brilliant. Medium was stunned and fumbled all over the place and it was clear that he just blew up her spot. Righteous.
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby TheHammer24 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:46 am

thehockeyguru wrote:
newarenanow wrote:I think they are full of BS, but are talented that they can create a sense that they are legit.

I think, just like your call you posted (which is depressing, I can't imagine what that caller is feeling), they just put out a few feeler questions to narrow everything down and then build a generic story around everything.


I dont think they have to try too hard, some people just want reassurance and to believe that what these people are telling them is true.

I agree. I think there are two schools of thought: (1) They take advantage of emotionally susceptible people who can't deal with the death of a loved one; (2) they provide a valuable service to those that understand teh nature of death, but enjoy believing in the after life and the happiness of their loved ones.
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby columbia on Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:47 am

I walked past a psychic's office last year in California.
She had a sign on the door that read, "Out of coffeee. Back in 5 minutes."

If she were a real psychic, she would have anticipated this and and bought a bag on her way to work that day.
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby redwill on Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:49 am

You can do a search on YouTube for James Randi videos. He so thoroughly debunks every supposed psychic power that it's laughable.

I admire the skill of many of these folks, but it's only entertainment. As long as no one thinks there's more to it, it's fun.

Cold readers are a bit different and mostly contemptible, since, as several have stated, they prey upon grieving folks.
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby blackjack68 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:40 am

I'm a XXL currently.
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby PensFanInDC on Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:47 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
I believe in spirits/ghosts and some supernatural stuff, but I think mediums are full of crap.


That about sums it up for me.
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby Godric on Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:06 pm

edit: cuz no one is gonna believe me anyway :pop:
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby Kaizer on Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:38 am

scam
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:56 am

Godric wrote:edit: cuz no one is gonna believe me anyway :pop:


I believed you...
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:02 am

Look up the Steve Martin movie "Leapof Faith" before you vote.

When thinking of psychics, the word that fist comes to mind is 'bollocks'.
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby Pavel Bure on Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:38 am

shafnutz05 wrote:Do you believe?

I am listening to the local morning show down here and they have a medium on that is taking calls from guests (in the spirit of Halloween). I just listened to the following (paraphrased) conversation. A woman calls in, crying....

Medium - "Oh...you lost someone recently? A male?"

Caller - "My daughter..."

Medium - "Oh I'm sorry....she was young, wasn't she? 11 or 12?"

Caller - "No much younger"

Medium - "She was 4 wasn't she?"

Caller - "22 months"

Then, the medium goes into a whole thing about how happy her daughter is in the after life, and while I'm sure it's designed to be comforting, it was so plainly obvious she was BSing all the way.

I believe in spirits/ghosts and some supernatural stuff, but I think mediums are full of crap. What say you?

I'm getting... I'm feeling that there's someone you love or loved and you're sad they're gone.

Oh and their name was a man's... no a woman's no... it's a... well I'm getting that there's been two people you love or have loved that have gone away at some point right?

They're playing some sort of game with me where they're singing a name or rhyming a name... maybe it's a nickname or something. Did they ever use your name?

Oh your grandma and late brother, yes I think it's them the names are coming to me but are kind of foggy it's ferranil*other random phonemic sounds* then the person says Harriet and Frank!. Yes that's it...

Every time I see that "Long Island Medium" lady I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby Azkar on Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:30 pm

I believe in Mediums, I just don't believe in spirits or ghosts. Therefore all mediums are making stuff up.
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Re: Psychics/Mediums

Postby mac5155 on Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:43 pm

I think I read on facebook that long island medium left town last week.............fwiw...............maybe she does know!?
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