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Old 10-08-2012, 06:58 AM   #16
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Is it worth however much she charges people for her schtick?

If it's a big room, someone is often working the room ahead of time gathering intel.
I think it could be to some people.

No matter what they pay, if they are finding peace or closure more power to them.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:06 AM   #17
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There's an ad used to run all the time with 'did he wear a name tag/he wore a name tag' First, again, think how much ground that covers, from garage worker to cashier to dr. to etc. There were probably also hints they gave her (I only saw the ad), like that it was likely a blue-collar job, etc., or there was something in the house that'd lead her to guess that.
I don't know if she is real or not, but the fact that she brings comfort and closure to people over the death of their loved ones, I think it's wonderful.

As far as the name tag, she went on a surprise reading and asked about a name tag and it was a father/husband who had passed. The son had a picture of his father on his folder and the picture was his father being goofy wearing his wife's name tag from her high school reunion. It may be a coincidence, but it made that little boys day thinking that his father was still with him.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:10 AM   #18
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I don't know if she is real or not, but the fact that she brings comfort and closure to people over the death of their loved ones, I think it's wonderful.

As far as the name tag, she went on a surprise reading and asked about a name tag and it was a father/husband who had passed. The son had a picture of his father on his folder and the picture was his father being goofy wearing his wife's name tag from her high school reunion. It may be a coincidence, but it made that little boys day thinking that his father was still with him.
This is pretty much my thought as well.

Is it rotten of the person scamming people(if this woman is a scammer)? Yes...But at the end of the day SHE is one who has to live with what she does while the people she helps find the comfort and closure sleep a little easier.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:12 AM   #19
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I'm still going to stick my head in the sand and pretend its all real lol!
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:41 AM   #20
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Is it worth however much she charges people for her schtick?

If it's a big room, someone is often working the room ahead of time gathering intel.
It was a very small room. And yes-to me 50.00 for piece of mind and closer was worth it
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:22 AM   #21
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I think it could be to some people.

No matter what they pay, if they are finding peace or closure more power to them.
I totally agree with this.

Been there, done that.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:51 AM   #22
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Basically. She cold reads, and none too adeptly.

People who do this know what they're doing, they play the odds, lead people, fill in and string people along.

I've seen bits of the show and she's basic.

Like one I saw she walked up to a 50-something guy in a garage I think it was, all 'you lost someone, your father?' Think about the odds there. She seems to use that a lot - 'you lost someone/a man/someone close to you/a brother or father/someone who left too young/etc.' She plays odds with people of certain demographics.

Most people have someone, men statistically die sooner than women, most people think whomever died went too soon, she targets people who fit better odds, etc.

People who want to believe help without realizing it. Like someone who does this can start with 'you lost someone close to you, a man....or she might try your father or brother' then if the person is all 'omg, my cousin' the reader can try like 'you were very close growing up...or you were like brothers' well if they weren't, that wouldn't have been what came to mind, you know? They play odds with the names, they know what names were more popular when, like if it's an Italian-seeming, 50-something person from an Italian family she might try the name starts with a J or an A... no hit, then go to 'hmm, did they go by a nickname... were they a Junior, or etc.

The garage guy I think it was, she was all 'did your dad call you buddy?' Again, what're the odds that a man's (especially a blue-collar type guy of that age) father, at some point at least, probably in childhood, called the son buddy? Causes of death, she can also play odds and people help without realizing it. 'Was it something to do with the chest?' How much ground does that cover? A lot. Again, she's got odds. Then if you say no, she might say 'with the abdomen, I see something in that area *gesture*?' Huge odds if you're now asking about if it was the entire torso. If it's one of the 'so young' the odds are different (it was an accident?/you were all shocked''), etc.

There's an ad used to run all the time with 'did he wear a name tag/he wore a name tag' First, again, think how much ground that covers, from garage worker to cashier to dr. to etc. There were probably also hints they gave her (I only saw the ad), like that it was likely a blue-collar job, etc., or there was something in the house that'd lead her to guess that.

When I've seen bits of her, she goes with huge odds, asks very broad and lets people narrow for her, moves along if she doesn't get a hit, etc. She's not particularly adept, there are people do it better and make it look more impressive. It's an old, old act. I think people who do it are fairly awful.
I love the show the "Mentalist" - it's a crime drama about a medium who retired from faking his readings (which he made a ton of money doing) now working with the police department to solve cases. His strength - acute powers of observation.
I watch the LI Medium for a bit during the marathon yesterday out of curiosity as my faith does not permit belief in such things and laughed out loud when she was talking to this woman during a pedicure saying "you are going a big change in your life - a new adventure" or something to that effect. Both looked shocked when the woman announced she was getting married. Well, duh - I saw the big rock on her finger, too! LOL.
The "medium" probably just picks up cues from body language, micro expressions, dress, and personal items around them and their house and then as the previous posters says - plays the odds. Of course, everyone knows someone who has passed so that one is a given.
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Something else I wonder about is that if someone really has these talents, shouldn't they be doing more? I'm not sure what, but something!

I agree with FlightlessDuck. It seems that all reality shows are fake. Gee, even House Hunters is set-up!
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Ok out of curiosity , I just watched 2 shows on demand.

Im skeptical on these things.

I would like to see a reading unedited from start to finish.
They never show anyone saying no to her questions.

I feel like the OP if she has this "gift", can she help Law Enforcement with unresolved murders and such?
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Interesting People.com article:

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I'll believe it when, during a reading, she says something like "I see your wife, she is right by your side with her hand on your shoulder and please know that....well....yes, it is your fault, you should feel guilty. How many times did she tell you to get those brakes on the Olds checked? I'm hearing the word 'idiot,' does that have any meaning to you?"

Sick, yes, I'm sick.

I don't know...I enjoy the show but all of these reality shows are so carefully edited that I don't believe any of them. The woman has a skill, for sure, even if it is very keep perception. It's something and really, she does seem to do good.
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Ok out of curiosity , I just watched 2 shows on demand.

Im skeptical on these things.

I would like to see a reading unedited from start to finish.
They never show anyone saying no to her questions.

I feel like the OP if she has this "gift", can she help Law Enforcement with unresolved murders and such?
No because that doesn't happen. Some people with missing family members will hire these types to "work with" the police and some small departments may have tried it too but that's one of those urban legends. Doesn't happen. The people who all claim they've 'worked with police' are nearly all hired by the family. Cops tend to know better.
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I watched last night's episode too. Are you talking about the salon where she hadnt gone before? I dont remember anything about getting married. I do remember her asking a lady if she had kids and she was pregnant and hadnt told anyone..


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I love the show the "Mentalist" - it's a crime drama about a medium who retired from faking his readings (which he made a ton of money doing) now working with the police department to solve cases. His strength - acute powers of observation.
I watch the LI Medium for a bit during the marathon yesterday out of curiosity as my faith does not permit belief in such things and laughed out loud when she was talking to this woman during a pedicure saying "you are going a big change in your life - a new adventure" or something to that effect. Both looked shocked when the woman announced she was getting married. Well, duh - I saw the big rock on her finger, too! LOL.
The "medium" probably just picks up cues from body language, micro expressions, dress, and personal items around them and their house and then as the previous posters says - plays the odds. Of course, everyone knows someone who has passed so that one is a given.
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I watched last night's episode too. Are you talking about the salon where she hadnt gone before? I dont remember anything about getting married. I do remember her asking a lady if she had kids and she was pregnant and hadnt told anyone..
But the producers could have gone there before and set the whole thing up. Maybe even hired actors. How do we know?
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I'll believe it when, during a reading, she says something like "I see your wife, she is right by your side with her hand on your shoulder and please know that....well....yes, it is your fault, you should feel guilty. How many times did she tell you to get those brakes on the Olds checked? I'm hearing the word 'idiot,' does that have any meaning to you?"

Sick, yes, I'm sick.

I don't know...I enjoy the show but all of these reality shows are so carefully edited that I don't believe any of them. The woman has a skill, for sure, even if it is very keep perception. It's something and really, she does seem to do good.
I was thinking this when I read this thread over the weekend. I'd really believe it when she says to someone, "Yeah, you REALLY messed up by not attending gran's funeral. She was so disappointed you were not there."
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