Do real psychics and mediums exist or do people just claim they are one of the two to exploit the gullible?

Do real psychics and mediums exist or do people just claim they are one of the two to exploit the gullible?
I’d love to see a psychic or medium myself out of pure curiosity but I don’t have much money right now.

I am a skeptic by nature but part of me wonders if some people really can talk to the dead – if there is an afterlife, that is.

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I don’t necessarily think every ‘psychic’ is out there to scam people, but I do think that it’s not real. I think there are people who really do believe they have a sixth sense or powers, but that doesn’t make it true.

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stop asking it is a dam opinion

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I think that the ones that want to be paid are fake. They are really good at picking up body language. They also ask questions that are almost always capable of happening. An example is: You’ve had some bad experiences. Then the person will feel trusting and start blabbing their mouth. They have sneaky ways of getting it out of you.

I’m not saying there aren’t any at all because I had an aunt that was psychic. She died a long time ago however and my family (including me) have been pretty good at feeling when something is going to happen or be said.

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What is your thought on all these paranormal investigator shows?
I absolutely love these types of shows. I have been interested in the paranormal since…forever. What is your favorite paranormal show? Do you think they are real? What do you think when the incorporate a psychic/medium to help? I am just wondering what others think, and if anyone has ever been on an investigation?

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back in the day i used to love them. Now they’re all kinda fake

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My thought “For Entertainment Purposes Only”
My favorite “Fact or Faked”
Do I think they are real? For the most part no.
I think it makes the shows faker and hokier when they incorporate psychic/mediums.

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I think they’re fantastic in that, at least for Ghost Hunters, there’s a sense of “realism” (not polished production).

I think shows like that generally appeal to the fascination with the unknown, and the deep seated desire to want there to be something we don’t already know.

That being said, I watch for entertainment value and don’t believe in ghosts.

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9 Responses to Do real psychics and mediums exist or do people just claim they are one of the two to exploit the gullible?

  1. Erica April 4, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    I would say both. There are probably some real ones out there, but it may not be as dependable, consistent and reliable as hollywood and television make it out to be. There are definitely people out there exploiting the gullible though.

    I’m fairly skeptical myself, assuming most psychics to be charlatans. However, I went with my mom last year to a psychic who told my mom that she could expect to have a grandchild in 2010. At this point, I was ready to leave… partly because my mom had been giving me crap for years about giving her a grandbaby and partly because I had NO intentions of this happening, and I knew my brother certainly wasn’t likely to knock any ladies up. But now….. I am pregnant and due in July.

    Coincidence maybe, but it definitely made me question my assumptions!!

  2. jjt April 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    psychics do exist. but the problem is that like everything else there are people who are scam artist which give the real psychics a bad reputation. my best friend is a psychic and there is no way on earth that she knows the things she does. but somehow she knows

  3. Instant Karma - Just Add Water April 4, 2013 at 10:39 pm #

    They are professional manipulators and scam artists.

  4. Cat April 4, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    A psychic in my definition is one who has an extremely clear idea of what she is doing and dealing with, can talk straight into matters, and can pull out your true faces and personalities.
    Physics can emotionally control people (without even caring one bit) by using truths from their hearts, for people’s heads are filled with trash.
    Physics affect people and don’t easily get affected, though they truly naturally show amusement in anything new.

  5. kerub April 4, 2013 at 11:54 pm #

    Real ones exist, but many of them keep their gifts to themselves. Too many people wanting them to do psychic tricks to prove things, like it’s a sideshow act.

    Yes some can talk to the dead. Not my cup of tea leaves; I prefer to deal with the living.

  6. Brian J April 5, 2013 at 12:27 am #

    There are real psychics. I’ve met a couple. But this was always through friends and not by advertisements, etc.

    Most “psychics” are just there to exploit the gullible. But there are some real ones too. The best 2 I have ever met, you wouldn’t know. They were just like normal people and in fact had normal lives, normal jobs etc. But they “could see” extra stuff. They “just knew” some extra things…

  7. Kitty Kat April 5, 2013 at 1:14 am #

    no, I just pretend to think I`m a psychic because my non-existant psychic business is taking off. Of course i do! Everyone is technically psychic!

  8. CaMpRoCkFaN April 5, 2013 at 1:59 am #

    There are scam artists and real psychics.

    The average human is partially a bit psychic, because of dreams.

    The REAL psychics are born into it with an untold keen ability. Weaker Psychics (real ones) are the ones who can tell when something is going to be told or said, but not all the time.
    Psychics who have had it their whole lives can’t just TELL you the winning Lotto Numbers, it’s not like that. It comes at it’s own time.

    Sometimes they’d feel a tinge in them, this tinge can be good or bad and comes randomly. This small tinge lets a psychic know immediately something is wrong with a loved one or someone they are attached to, if they are not attached there is no tinge.
    They could walk into a room and suddenly feel the mood, even if nobody is in the room.
    Psychics also tend to be worn out after a small outing, due to the emphatic side of their friends emotions that they pick up. They also wake up tired after astral travel.

    To finish up, Psychics do exist. Psychics are told to be the humans angels, devils, afterlives talk through. Which makes them mediums.
    Psychic-Deal with emotions, thoughts, inner.
    Mediums-Deal with ghosts, afterlives.
    A person can be both.

    Paid psychics and mediums tend to be frauds, looking for money like everyone else, they are scam artists by a 99.99% chance.

    Real psychics and mediums keep to themselves, afraid they will be excluded from the “crowd”.

  9. Tyranno rex April 5, 2013 at 2:52 am #

    I believe in ghosts and other paranormal stuff, but I hate the shows they seem so fake because they never show you what their looking at.

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