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Psychic John Edward

Was this guy ever proven to be a fraud like his peer Sylvia Browne?

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by Anonymousreply 44Last Wednesday at 11:17 PM

Nope. Real deal.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Tuesday at 8:22 PM

He’s smarter than Sylvia was. He doesn’t do predictions or say where to find missing people. He only rattles off random shit until someone thinks they connect with it, and then he tells them their dead loved ones are looking over them. He rarely says anything that one could verify as true or false with certainty.

by Anonymousreply 2Last Tuesday at 8:34 PM

He would have staff roaming the crowds waiting to get into his shows. Asking questions ("Do you think John might pick you for a reading? Who are you hoping to contact?" etc) and eavesdropping on conversations to get some basic information that he could relay on stage.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Tuesday at 8:41 PM

Fraud’s such a harsh word. Carny-Mind-Ride-Operator?

by Anonymousreply 4Last Tuesday at 8:49 PM

Frontal-Cortex-3 Card- Monte?

by Anonymousreply 5Last Tuesday at 8:58 PM

Being psychic is his truth so we must accept it.

by Anonymousreply 6Last Tuesday at 9:02 PM

Marco Polo-With-Your-Emotions?

by Anonymousreply 7Last Tuesday at 9:09 PM

He's a typical cold reader. Once you know how they operate, you'll recognize cold readers when you see them.

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by Anonymousreply 8Last Tuesday at 9:16 PM

He dropped out (ran out) before the heat really got on him. Classic. Old school readers moved from town to town in the old days.

He's got the 'rona to further his excuse but. for $850 you still can get a private reading.

I'm sure part of that money you pay out is his cost of Google and a friend of his that does private detective work.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Tuesday at 9:24 PM

Who is he? No, really, who?

by Anonymousreply 10Last Tuesday at 9:58 PM

Did he predict when his show would go off the air?

by Anonymousreply 11Last Wednesday at 6:30 AM

R10, who is she? Who was she? Who does she hope to be?

by Anonymousreply 12Last Wednesday at 6:37 AM

A lot of these people start off as actual psychics but then become greedy or whatever and they lose their abilities so have to do things to make them seem relevant.

by Anonymousreply 13Last Wednesday at 6:38 AM

No hon R13. No they don’t.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Wednesday at 6:50 AM

Homophobe

by Anonymousreply 15Last Wednesday at 6:53 AM

I remember that he was Larry King's guest the day before 9/11. Absolutely no one saw it coming.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Wednesday at 6:56 AM

[Quote] rattles off random shit until someone thinks they connect with it,

Same as astrology. Read all the horoscopes of one day and you'll find they are all true for you.

by Anonymousreply 17Last Wednesday at 8:24 AM

^No. You can’t judge systems of astrology based on your experiences with your USA Today subscription.

by Anonymousreply 18Last Wednesday at 11:42 AM

R18 Oh yeah? Your charts from your Cthulhu Times system are better?

by Anonymousreply 19Last Wednesday at 1:16 PM

I'm not a big believer in the paranormal or astrology, but I must say I read a book once on my sign, birthdate, and birth location that was very specific to me. I read other birthdates and locations to see if it was just general, but they didn't apply to me at all. It was eerie. Maybe there's something to it, but I don't give it much credence.

by Anonymousreply 20Last Wednesday at 3:26 PM

Total fraud. Can't remember now who investigated him, Dateline or something similar -- but they found after people bought tickets (MONTHS in advance), his team would send out 'ordinary' folk, who happened to run out of gas, or need to use their phone for one reason or another. During that innocent interchange, that of course audience members would've completely forgotten about) they'd ask if they were born in said town, or where they grew up, and would notice family pics on the wall -- ask about kids, etc., -- basically fishing for INFORMATION THAT EDWARDS WOULD USE ON HIS SHOW 3-4 months later.

It was ALL A SCAM.

by Anonymousreply 21Last Wednesday at 3:41 PM

[quote] He would have staff roaming the crowds waiting to get into his shows.

The entire audience was mic’ed and they would listen in before shows when people would often be having conversations about the person they wanted to talk to or something going on in their lives.

The rest was cold reading and the show was selectively edited to hide his misses.

by Anonymousreply 22Last Wednesday at 3:45 PM

I predicted 911. I thought something horrible was going to happen to me or someone I loved and just felt a huge sense of dread on September 10th 2001.

by Anonymousreply 23Last Wednesday at 3:45 PM

[quote] I predicted 911. I thought something horrible was going to happen to me or someone I loved and just felt a huge sense of dread on September 10th 2001.

Sure, Jan. It's easy to say you predicted something after the fact. Tell us where and when the next big disaster will be, and then maybe we'll believe you if it pans out.

by Anonymousreply 24Last Wednesday at 3:48 PM

True psychic ability happens spontaneously.

by Anonymousreply 25Last Wednesday at 3:58 PM

Does this one go in for nice haircuts too?

by Anonymousreply 26Last Wednesday at 4:02 PM

I wouldn't call him a fraud. I'd call him a con man.

by Anonymousreply 27Last Wednesday at 4:08 PM

There's a reason you never see him on TV anymore. He may still be doing his little shows, but his time in the spotlight is long gone.

Anyone who thinks he's anything but a fraud is too dumb to live on their own.

by Anonymousreply 28Last Wednesday at 4:11 PM

What about that little blond Twinkie one that always has his mom drive him there?

by Anonymousreply 29Last Wednesday at 4:14 PM

Debbie Gibson mentioned she had a piano key from Liberace's piano in her purse when she was in an audience to see John Edward.

He said, "I know this sounds strange, but did someone bring a piano with them here? I keep getting a piano."

by Anonymousreply 30Last Wednesday at 4:18 PM

I have heard he is the real deal, but James Van Pragh is a sheister.

by Anonymousreply 31Last Wednesday at 4:21 PM

I love how the psychic business started out as a fraud, but eventually people starting saying, well, I think this one might be the real thing.

by Anonymousreply 32Last Wednesday at 4:26 PM

But what does he say about Harry and Meghan? What does he say?

by Anonymousreply 33Last Wednesday at 4:29 PM

I had one possibly psychic moment. I was studying for the bar, enrolled in a bar review course that also included someone who graduated a year before me from the same high school. We went to different colleges & law schools, so our only association was a very casual one from high school. This particular evening class I noticed he had just had his hair cut. As I looked at him, I kept thinking he looked like something bad could happen to him. I had never had that thought about anyone. And not since. The next day, I turned on the local news & could see my high school acquaintance on the ledge of a smoke-filled upper floor of a high-rise office building. A disgruntled client of the law firm at which he was clerking caused set off the fire, & started shooting, killing another clerk (who I also casually knew), while paralyzing a partner. The guy I knew survived, but obviously suffered a great calamity.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Wednesday at 4:30 PM

Christ, I hope like the suicide roommate that gets you an A for the semester after something like that I hope they just pass for the bar.

by Anonymousreply 35Last Wednesday at 4:32 PM

While I do believe a few people are truly psychic, occasionally, they're not so much psychic as they are incredibly observant.

Sometimes there are truly coincidences.

by Anonymousreply 36Last Wednesday at 7:24 PM

I have dreams about small things in my life that happen. They are usually truly insignificant things though and don’t affect me. Like for example one was a co worker calling in sick. They aren’t frequently absent so it was odd. I had the dream at like 3 am and they called in that morning.

by Anonymousreply 37Last Wednesday at 7:34 PM

James Van Praagh -WHET to that queen?

by Anonymousreply 38Last Wednesday at 7:38 PM

Or Chip Coffey

by Anonymousreply 39Last Wednesday at 7:41 PM

I don't know, r38. How much money did he make off Ghost Whisperer?

by Anonymousreply 40Last Wednesday at 7:45 PM

James Van Pragh and John Edward make more money from private readings and corporate events than they did from their TV shows

by Anonymousreply 41Last Wednesday at 7:46 PM

Scammers

by Anonymousreply 42Last Wednesday at 7:56 PM

Is John Edward gay?

by Anonymousreply 43Last Wednesday at 7:58 PM

Cut or uncut?

by Anonymousreply 44Last Wednesday at 11:17 PM
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