8 February 2013

George Anderson - Psychic Medium and one unhappy customer

Forum member Forests mentioned on the forum that he had been told by a Spiritualist that Medium George Anderson had never been exposed as a fake.

Personally I have never even heard of this medium, despite claims on his website that he was the worlds most scientifically tested medium.

"In his career, George has done more than 35,000 sessions for the bereaved, and is the most scientifically tested medium of this century. He has earned the respect and acclaim of those who work in scientific, medical and religious fields not only due to his ability, but his dedication to those who suffer the loss of a loved one. Researchers in the field of science, afterlife studies and spirituality have called George "Astonishing," "The Gold Standard by which all mediums are measured," and "A Stradivarius among mediums." He continues to work with people from all over the world, from everyday people to politicians, heads of state, celebrities and royalty, who have been astounded by his simple manner and extraordinary ability to communicate messages from the souls."

The fact I have not heard of him, is probably all you need to know, and as for his claims of being tested by scientists, again I ask where are the peer reviewed papers on this? Who are the credible and qualified scientists? A bit like asking a car mechanic to fix your girlfriends hair straighteners, just because someone is a scientist does not make them instantly qualified to test a psychic!

Anyway upon asking about George Anderson on the forum, member Forests actually found a review of George Anderson on Amazon, as a review of one of his books.

I will publish it here, I do not know who wrote it, so I will let you read it and make your own mind up, is this really a medium you want to go to? I know I personally would avoid him at all costs.
Anyway here is the review, also do click through to Amazon and read some of the replies to this review too. Some eye opening stuff.

By tamrakatThis review is from: We Don't Die (Paperback) 
I first read the earlier edition of "We Don't Die" around 1996. It was my favorite book and I recommended it to everyone. I swore that if anything happened to someone I loved I would find a way to get a reading with George. I was so convinced he was the real thing. Then tragedy struck in the summer of 1998 when both my husband and son died just a few weeks apart. I contacted George's office right away, but because he was so booked up the first available $1,000 phone appointment was in 3 months. I made the appointment and waited with great expectations. I felt so hopeful that when the reading took place I would hear from my beloved son and husband and feel some relief from the horrible pain I was in. I had no other children so I had really lost my whole family in just a few short weeks. 
George called me at our scheduled appointment time. I can't explain what a horrible sinking feeling it was while listening to George and slowly realizing he was only telling me things that anyone could find through public records, like my husband's name, cause of death, how long we'd been married and that it was the first marriage for both of us, where we got married, etc. There were a lot of mentions in between the vital information of how much my husband loved me, wanted me to go on and be happy.... Generally, words of comfort, just what a person in my situation would desperately want and need to hear. It all seemed so fake that I began to feel disgusted, but I held my tongue and kept hoping, but he really didn't tell me anything convincing even though I sat there during the reading surrounded by knick-knacks and photos from various trips we'd taken, match books from our favorite restaurants, etc.
But here was the clincher: George said that my husband and I had NO CHILDREN. I didn't correct him because I didn't want to help in any way if he was fishing for clues, but my heart really hit bottom when he said that. Toward the end of the reading I asked if there wasn't someone, anyone else, that might want to come through, but he just started guessing and asking me questions, like "would this person's name begin with a letter that's in the first half of the alphabet?". You see, the problem for George was that my son was born, and later died, in another country, so both his birth and death certificates would be difficult to find, especially if one assumed there was no reason to look for them. 
It pains me to say this, but talking to George 3 months after my losses actually sent me into a deeper and literally more hopeless depression because by the time the reading was over I had gone from a true believer to a person who knew right down to the bone that this guy was a fake. I believed so strongly in George's abilities before the reading, and expected to feel relieved afterward, but no, I don't believe in George anymore. I felt ripped off and hopeless. I don't know if there are real mediums, I surely hope so, and I truly hope some day I can meet one who can connect me with the ones I've lost.
It took many years before I could write this review because I didn't want to hurt anyone who's grieving by saying these things. George may justify what he's doing by telling himself he's helping people, and he probably is as long as they believe in his ability. But he's still lying, and I don't think it's moral or decent for a liar to profit off of people who are fragile, hurting and devastated. If there are other mediums who are genuine, then they deserve to make a living from their books and readings. I'm still open-minded, just not a fan of this particular medium (or Sylvia Brown, whose predictions have been wrong on way too many occasions) with whom I had a very shallow, meaningless and expensive reading.
Sorry if I've offended anyone, but this is the truth about my reading with George.

Source: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1JLR88FHOWVXQ?cdPage=5


Andymatic said...

$1,000!!!! I'm in the wrong profession!

santa said...

You say you are open minded but from a skeptics perspective you seem to ignore the obvious answer that there are no psychics. Nobody has collected James Randi's offer of a million dollars to any psychic who can prove themselves. Countless "psychics" have been proven to be frauds. At some point I hope you may realize there is no evidence for psychics or any spiritual realm for that matter. It can be hard but liberating to realize we live our lives and that is it. When we realize that we make each day count because there is nothing to live for but life itself.

JD said...

I agree with you! There are no real psychics, history has proven that, 100% of psychics fail 100% of the time when the chance to cheat is removed.

But you must remember that for some people it is hard to just accept that everything they believe in is just wrong, some people believe as it helps with their grief, and of course this is what mediums take advantage of.

Unknown said...

George Anderson is the biggest fake of all time.. I Went to him in 2004 after we lost our son to a murder. He knew nothing about it. He disgust me after having taken advantage of us pre paying 500.00 He should be put in jail

JD said...

OMG why on earth would you pay ANYONE so much money!

Please tell me you do not still pay to see any psychic, and you accept that it is ALL a con, and no such thing as talking to the dead

Unknown said...

Yes, my mother and I went to see George in 1998 or 1999 in a group setting. We too had read his books and believed we were paying to see the real deal. It was so very obvious he was a fake but at intermission people were crying and going on about how amazing he was. He was very general such as, "does anyone have an uncle bob who has passed on?" Then he would fish and read the persons face. There was one woman who was just eating it up, believing all his crap because she needed to. Well, after George made her cry by guessing she had lost a young child (she was young and obviously so over distraught) he tried to hone in on her husband who practically had steam coming out of his ears he was so infuriated at George. You could clearly see that George got the message that this gentleman was not buying his crap at all and was biting his tongue and George back peddled quickly out of the interaction. I went in fully believing and left absolutely disgusted. He should be arrested. Its so wrong what he is doing.

Anonymous said...

SO I have been reading alot lately about paranormal and mediums just out of curiosity. I have noone that I am trying to connect with and just am interested. All the back and forth of real vs fake, I decided to get a reading myself from a reportedly "tested" medium from Bob Ohlson's website haha. I set the time and did a 30minute phone reading. Let me just say this, I guess I better try again because at this point it was a complete failure. He was telling me stuff about a sister entity (dont have a sister) and talking about a maternal entity with mind issues etc etc. On an accuracy rating he might be at 3%, due to the fact that he got my name right (of course he had it when I signed up LOL). Anyway, been there done that... maybe there are some real ones? But supposedly this one was and man am I disappointed!!

JD said...

Dont waste your money on any more of these frauds, thats my advice to you

Anonymous said...

I understand your point for sure, but I think sometimes it is best to experience things yourself also. I can read one account of a skeptic that tells me one thing and then another from someone that is a believer that says the complete opposite, so I wanted to see what it was all about. At the end of the day I am already skeptical about most things in this area, so this was a fun experiment for me to see for myself. Anyway, thought I would share.

Unknown said...

has anyone heard from chris stillar the medium...ive watched his work on youtube he semms amazing i have been following and studying sooooooo many mediums and trying to find a genuine one and i think and truly hope he is genuine...i have a reading with him soon enough... cant wait but will let you all know... so far he seems really great even skeptics are amazed by him. so will see...

JD said...

Hi firstly get yourself over to the forum at http://moh2005.proboards.com and we can discuss mediums there much easier.

Now regarding Chris Stillar, I had a look at a recent performance of his on Youtube, and I have to say it is pretty clear to someone who knows the tricks that this guy is a fraud.
He is using known techniques.

If I was you I would avoid not only him but any medium.

History tells us that mediumship simply doesn't exist and is no more than simple trickery/mentalism and so on.

As for "Skeptics" being amazed by him, says who? Show me one credible skeptic who is amazed by him?

I am one of the leading skeptics in the UK and I am not amazed by him, in fact I think he is a bit of a joke, and I tempted to expose him as a fraud just for the sake of it.

bobwadas said...

Wow..you are one of the leading skeptics ? Self-given title .. lol.. I didnt know skeptics have rankings. I am the top skeptic in the universe and I dont think you are that skeptical !

JD said...

I am very tongue in cheek when I say things like that, i do it as something of a piss take on mediums who say things like "international celebrity psychic" because they once met Keith Chegwin in a pub.

HOWEVER! I do have a record not really matched by anyone else in the UK when it comes to psychics, hell even the President of the JREF has said nice things about me! See

You find a skeptic who has done more than me when it comes to exposing fake psychics in the UK, and I will happily tip my hat, but there simply isn't anyone who has done the research I have, who has the experience and knowledge that I have.

Hell when people in the SNU say "Jon Donnis could very well be the biggest threat to spiritualism since Houdini" then you know that you are a leading skeptic.

I dont take myself seriously, I say things to wind people up cause it amuses me, but like it or not, I really am the UKs most experienced and most knowledgeable skeptic when it comes to psychics. No one else really comes close.

Mykeh said...

weird... one of my parents went to contact him to ask for my grandfather that died some years ago and he say 22 facts that were in fact a TRUE fact...

in my case i can´t say that he is a fake medium..

JD said...

You cant say he is a fake because you do not understand the methods behind the trick.
Would you go see a magician like David Copperfield and then say he was real because you could not figure out the trick?

ALL Mediums/Psychics are fake, 100%, No exceptions, this is a scientifically and historically proven fact

Unknown said...

How do they do it jonn? Because if you watch chris stillar giving a reading to a non believer on youtube, he is very accurate. I was just wondering what their techniques were as he seemed to spot on to be just guessing. Thanks

JD said...

Hi, join the forum http://moh2005.proboards.com you can post any video there and I will show you exactly how they do it.

In general psychics use a few methods, you have Cold Reading which is a bit of a catch all term, but basically means they give the reading to someone who is a true stranger, they speak in a certain way so that it makes the client think the psychic knows things about them that they couldn't possibly know.

Its a way of phrasing questions that sound like statements, and then using the clients respond to shape the next thing the psychic says, when you are aware of these methods it is very easy to spot.

Think of a magician, when you dont know how the trick is done it appears like magic, when you do know how it is done, you can see it is just a trick. Mediums are no different.

The other method psychics/mediums use is called Hot Reading, this is where by prior research is done on the client, whether it be an associate of the medium listening in on conversations prior to the reading and then feeding this info to the psychic, or the use of hidden microphones, if a person has paid by credit card then something as simple as a name can be used to find out all manner of info through social media.

Think of how a conman would steal someones identity, psychics can use the exact same tricks to find out as much as they want about someone.

Even if they have your phone number they can cold call your house and pretend to be taking survey, they might just ring and hang up, so they get an idea of how many people live at your house, male or female and so on.

With regards to ANY video clip online, remember that especially if the psychic themselves put the clip up, they will always put clips up that look most impressive, again think of a magician, he would never put a clip on youtube of him fluffing the trick would he.

I look forward to you joining the forum, as I am sure I can go into more detail of how they do their tricks. It really is easy to spot when you know how

Unknown said...

Kara, Was the George Anderson reading that you went to in Sacramento, CA? If so I may have been that woman...

JD said...

Feel free to share your story on here or even better on the forum at http://moh2005.proboards.com

Jim Roberts said...

That is not a true statement!

JD said...

Yes it is, can you prove me wrong? Of course you cant.

Unknown said...

Jon Donnis you must have went to school with George Anderson. You sound exactly like the simple minded, morons he described in his book that are terrified of things they cannot understand. I'm just not sure why you're wasting so much time and effort , dedicating entire message boards, towards a subject that "Fails 100% of the time!" . The fact that you're so angry about the mere possibility it exists, makes you the only fake in my book.

JD said...

Hi, Firstly I am not angry. Secondly there is NO POSSIBILITY whatsoever that mediumship exists. It is statistically improbable that life survives death in the manner in which spiritualism suggests, so you are wrong there.

Next up, I am a skeptic, that means you show me credible evidence and I will change my mind.

You call me a simple minded moron, yet you are the one who is being fooled by 100+ year old parlour tricks and simple psychological trickery.

You call me a fake. Yet I have never made a penny from this. I do what I do out of altruism, a word mediums have no idea the meaning of.

So let me ask you, can you show me an unedited video of a reading you are convinced is real? If yes, I 100% guarantee you, I can show you how it is done, and if I cant, I will delete the whole site, how is that for a challenge?

regularmom said...

The book made me hopeful, makes me sad to hear these things about George Anderson.
What do you think about the TV lady - long island medium ? She seems so real....

JD said...

She SEEMS real because she is on an edited tv show!
She is as fake as all of them, and in fact there is plenty of material exposing her as such online if you google

JD said...

Cynical perhaps, miserable? No never.

JD said...

Edgar Cayce? Really? The man who believed in Atlantis, Aliens, Giants, and so on.
He claimed that Piltdown man was real, yet that was later exposed as a hoax.

Cayce was 100% a fraud and proven so!

Skeptical investigator Joe Nickell:
"Although Cayce was never subjected to proper testing, ESP pioneer Dr. Joseph B. Rhine of Duke University — who should have been sympathetic to Cayce's claims — was unimpressed. A reading that Cayce gave for Rhine's daughter was notably inaccurate. Frequently, Cayce was even wider off the mark, as when he provided diagnoses of subjects who had died since the letters requesting the readings were sent."

Science writer Karen Stollznow:
"The reality is that his cures were hearsay and his treatments were folk remedies that were useless at best and dangerous at worse... Cayce wasn't able to cure his own cousin, or his own son who died as a baby. Many of Cayce's readings took place after the patient had already died"

So yeah he was a fake and an obvious one.
A skeptic is someone who does not believe blindly and needs credible proof to believe.

Clearly Karen you have no critical thinking abilities, and you are so open minded you rbrain fell out long ago.

So yeah, your believe in Cayce, that leaves me saying WOW!

JD said...

I accidentally deleted the post that my reply above was too.

Here is a copy as I dont want anyone to think I did it on purpose.


"karen birkholz

What about Edgar Cayce? was he a fake too? A skeptic is just someone who hasn't had an experience yet,.And I'm talking Paranormal...Statistically improbable there's is no life after death???? WOW.... "

Anonymous said...

To begin with, both positions (believers and non believers) are nothing more than opinions, as everything else in life. And yes, everything else means EVERYTHING, including science and scientific method, which turns to be more falsifiable than anything else we know, true, but still has its limits and boundaries (the only thing we know that exists -or some think we know, since many others are starting to say it's an illusion, such as Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins and many other Determinists- is called "consciousness", and it's been, and probably always will be the biggest mystery that probably will never be solved -if anyone is interested just type in "the hard problem of conciousness" for more info on the topic). Anything we call "science" is only inferred through observation and reasoning, and in order for that to happen consciousness (if it exists) comes first, so it amazes me how some people are so sure of certain things and treat them not as opinions but as irrefutable "facts" but have the authority to treat other opinions as "false" or not "based on facts". Everything is a mystery, that's the bottom line. When you even get into quantum physics/mechanics and you start admitting the possibility that something can exist and not exist -simultaneously- you realize that logic or "common sense" is nothing more than that, once again, just a showing of how limited our experience or tools to observe and/or analyze reality is, and how little we do know about everything. Paraphrasing Socrates, but with a little tweak of my own I would argue "I don't even know I only know I know nothing". And finally, if really everything is "determined" and consciousness and free will do not exist, then even this text I'm typing in here was meant to be, as well as anyone here thinking that mediums are real or fake. So let's be humble and do not pretend we know shit, because truth is we don't know anything at all (or maybe we do, or, not, because I was meant to type this text no matter what, just because my brain, neurotransmitters, or whatever is forcing me to do so, see the point?). Total craziness, isn't it? :)

JD said...

What a load of nonsense

JD said...

See my previous reply to you.
The man is clearly a fraud to anyone who knows how the tricks are performed

Kaylaa14 said...

My daughter was killed by a drunk driver. Seven months later I had a reading with George Anderson. I sent a check in someone else's name and had the phone session at a different number than my home number. You allowed to just say yes or no and if you understand. There is absolutely no way he had prior knowledge. He was so accurate that I have to say that he is not a fake

JD said...

I am very sorry to hear about your daughter first of all, that is a terrible tragedy for anyone.

Regarding your reading, if you have a recording I can 100% show you exactly how he did it.

The old Yes/No argument, the problem with that is that telling someone to only answer yes or no is one of the basic tricks of cold reading. It allows the medium to completely control the reading, and this alone tells me 100% that the reading you received was a cold read.

Remember just because you do not know how a trick is done, does not make it real.

So your opinion that he was so accurate that he cant be a fake, is like me saying, "I have no idea how he made the statue of liberty disappear therefore it must be real magic"

It is the exact same principle.

So again if you have a recording i guarantee you I can show you how he did it.

Unknown said...

Brilliantly stated, you never know! Your point was only enhanced by the reply "What a load of nonsense"to which I am sure that you were not offended because your mind is not closed to possibility neither do you doggedly cling to any position. It could all be a load of nonsense or maybe not at least you have the wisdom to know that you don't know, or as you said yourself to not even know that much. I am curious what event would trigger someone to dedicate so much time to being the leading skeptic on psychics. My sincere sympathy to this man for whatever encounter that he experienced that is fueling this quest.

JD said...

Not sure how to answer you Rachel, you posted two near identical posts, one of which i deleted since pointless putting two on.

The only question there I can answer is what triggered me to dedicate so much time to exposing psychics, well first of all these days I dont really spend that much time doing it.
As for what triggered me, nothing really, my cousin had created this site, he stopped doing it, I took over, and found that I felt very passionate about people conning over people, I wanted to help victims, and I wanted to expose frauds because it is the morally right thing to do, that simple really.

I am naturally very intelligent, and have great critical thinking skills, therefore I find it very easy to see through tricks that perhaps others would struggle to see through. This is one reason why I can so confidently state things like "if you show me the reading I will 100% guarantee you I can show you how it was done"

I have analysed over 2000 readings and I have yet to find one i couldn't easily explain the methods behind.

As I alluded too previously, just because someone doesn't know how a trick is performed, does not make it any less of a trick.
And magic stops being magic when you know the secrets.
I KNOW the secrets, believers do not. Therefore I am always at a huge advantage to such people. And I can make claims that I can 100% back up.

Dbs said...

Your actually NOT the best Skeptic nor are you the universe's most knowledgeable on anything to do with Psychic phenomena.. your only good at picking up some obvious party trick type ventures that some folk buy in to. You have absolutely NO idea whatsoever about Psychic phenomena, which actually is a True requirement to be able to decipher between True or Fraudulent or misinterpretations of messages by either party.
Also another thing to consider is, if a genuine medium or psychic does get a message detail incorrect, it doesn't make them a fraudster. It means they made an error, misinterpreted a detail. A big difference. Of course folk like yourself get your jollies off at the slightest chance, and think they can justify a crucifixion. Folk with such gun hoe Ego's, so hell bent thinking they know it all, and you simply do not, simple as that... Your claims of 100% guarantee to show how everything is done, is all in your own head.

I wonder if any of my comments will get posted up, or will you edit/delete to simply 'falsify' your site's public responses... You know, being deliberately selective is also crafty....tsk tsk

JD said...

Actually never said those things, I have stated factual comments such as I am the most experienced and knowledgeable skeptic in the UK when it comes to psychics and mediums. Find me one person in the UK who has my knowledge base and experience, as I would love to meet them and swap stories.

Not sure what "Gun Hoe" means, I know the term "Gung ho" but not heard Gun Hoe before! (I think we might be dealing with a fool here folks)

Also my 100% guarantee to show anyone how a psychic does their tricks is a 100% guarantee I have had challenged over 2000 times, and I have never failed. Just consider that for a moment, over 2000 psychic and mediumship readings debunked from the worlds most famous psychics/mediums to the little old lady in your front room type psychic. Never failed, not once, never! So 100% claim is based on provable history.

And I have happily published EVERY SINGLE ONE of your comments in full, unedited, and I have answered every single one, so your bogus claim that I edit/delete or falsify anything, is yet another lie I can prove you have told.

You really are struggling here aren't you?
I bet in your little world you are the one who out wits the skeptics, out talks them, beats them, and then you came here thinking I would be like those on your little forum.

Well sorry to say there is a reason why I am number 1, and that is because I eat knowitalls like you for breakfast!

But please do keep going with your "gun hoe" believer attitude, for the more you say, the dumber you look!

teadrinker said...

How about that kid that was on Dr. Phil today? His name is Tyler Henry. I only caught the last 10 min of the show but it seems he made some people very happy...

JD said...

Yes I am well aware of him, clearly he is a fraud and a fraud of the more disgusting kind.

Notice I am making a specific claim that could get me sued if I was lying, that is how confident I am that not only do i know his methods, but also that I could catagorically prove it in a court of law.

There is a great article looking at him, but for the life of me I cant find it.

JD said...

Here is another article on him

Unknown said...

You, Jon, are a moron. Your only criterion for evidence against George is you aren't aware of him?? If you're so unevolved that you've never had a personal psychic experience, never known when someone was gna call, etc, then of course you want to reduce everything down to your size. The vast majority of us aren't so mindless tho, and you have no idea how foolish you look. I spoke to George for an hour and he gave over fifty pieces of info he cdnt have gotten on the web or from the mysterious Mormon records cynics like you are so in awe of. Someday you'll realize how ignorant you've been. Meanwhile we're stuck with you...Galileo, send us some patience...

JD said...

Ok, I am not a moron, for a start i dont believe in magic, fairies, magical men who live in the sky, and people who claim they can talk to the dead, so on a scale of 1-10, only one person here registers a 10 on the moron scale and it damn sure isn't me.

Next up you mention the "phenomena" of knowing when someone is going to call and then they do. Did you know there has been plenty of scientific studies on this very thing, and in every single one, they find no psychic ability, and results are well within the realms of coincidence.

You say that George gave you over 50 pieces of evidence that have convinced you, would you be prepared to back that claim up and provide me with a copy of the reading?
I am 100% sure I can show you exactly how he did it, and if I cannot, I will publish a full apology to George, and leave it on the front of the site for one whole year with a link to his website.

You can screen grab this post so i can wriggle out of it too.
I am that confident that I know how he performs his tricks that I am willing to put my entire reputation on the line to back up everything I say.

Now are you as confident in your beliefs? Somehow I expect the answer will be no, thus confirming that I am right once again/

Anonymous said...

Hey John, do you believe in God or that Jesus Christ is our savior? Did you ever think there is a possibility that some of these mediums are the real deal, but, the downfall is that they are working with evil spirits. You see the Good Lord did cast Satan to earth and it is written in the bible that Satan can appear as a human or other. I believe that these mediums could very well be working with these mediums and bringing them hope not knowing that these mediums are in great danger by disturbing the dead. As we know it is written in the bible that God does not want us to disturb the deceased yet this is exactly what these mediums are doing. Now this is just my perspective as I believe in God and the Devil (Satan). I believe he is the one that is making us all ill and God is trying to help us with giving the doctors the knowledge to try and help us. God will come again to judge the living and the dead. These mediums who could in fact be working with evil spirits sent from Satan (Lucifer) will be judged. So, Jon, we cannot say that there is no such thing as a medium because there are but not of who any of us should go and see. Again, just my perspective. You may be right there is no such thing as a medium, but if you believe in God then you also believe in the devil. And, this very well could be the workings of the devil. God tells us not to contact the dead. As it is written in the bible.

What does the Bible say about ouija boards and contacting spirits?

In fact, there are strong warnings against contacting the spirits. Leviticus 19:31, “Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.” 20:6, “And the person who turns to mediums and familiar spirits, to prostitute himself with them, I will set My face against that person and cut him off from his people.” Why?

Satan (devil) can appear as anything. Satan (devil) is the one that is destroying the world through all of our wrong doings.


JD said...

Hi Julia
Ok will try to answer your questions.

"do you believe in God or that Jesus Christ is our savior?"

There is no proof of either, therefor no I do not believe, I am atheist

"Did you ever think there is a possibility that some of these mediums are the real deal, but, the downfall is that they are working with evil spirits."

There is no possibility of what you say. Every medium I have ever witnessed, I have been able to see how they do it, they are using psychological trickery, cheating, and so on. There is nothing mystical about what they do, nothing supernatural.

I understand you are a Christian, but the Bible is not a good book, it is not even the word of any God, it was written by man, many different men, many years after any alleged events, through 2nd and 3rd hand accounts.

Can you read "Koin Greek"? I am guessing not, I can. I have actually read the Bible in its original language, no translations, no assumptions, its 100% original language. The Bible is not a literal book, never has been.

I do not know what exact branch of Christianity you follow, but unless it is Greek Orthodox, you are not a true Christian anyway.

What does the Bible say about ouija boards and contacting spirits?

You also quote Leviticus, let me also quote some of the fucked up things in Leviticus.

Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable." Leviticus 18:22

Quite clear, yet God created us in his own image, and Gay people exist and are perfectly normal, law abiding good citizens. So God if you believe in him, is 100% wrong in this bit, Not to mention there are plenty of "Gay" animals in nature too. Yet Leviticus says we should kill all gays.

Here is another one

"If a man commits adultery with another man's wife – with the wife of his neighbor – both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death." Leviticus 20:10

Again lets kill everyone who cheats on their wife! The Bible is telling you it is ok to MURDER two people for having an affair!


"Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves." Leviticus 25:44

Yes slavery is promoted in the Bible, do you think owning a slave is ok?

Do you have a Tattoo on you?

"Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD." Leviticus 19:28

If yes you are a sinner and going against Gods wishes

"Keep my decrees. "Do not mate different kinds of animals. "Do not plant your field with two kinds of seed. "Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material." Leviticus 19:19

Any chance you have a pair of denim jeans on with a woolly jumper? If yes you just went against God!

Are you getting the picture yet?

"When a man has an emission of semen, he must bathe his whole body with water, and he will be unclean till evening."

Do you have a bath every time you masturbate or have sex?

The point is you cant pick and choose which parts of the Bible you choose to follow or believe in, either you believe it all as the word of God, or you deny it as the work of fiction it is.

Just look at what is going on in the Middle East right now, that is because of religion.

Now unless you follow the Bible perfectly, that includes the stoning of naughty children bit, then you shouldn't quote it, nor use it as any form of explanation for your opinion.

Oh and dont get me started on incest in the Bible! Ever wonder who Adams sons had sex with to procreate? Or Noahs family?

Unknown said...

Jon Donnis, do you feel, that people who claim to have miracles happen when they visit Lourdes, France, or the Lady of Guadalupe, in Mexico, they are simply deluding themselves? Just curious of you're opinions of things we can't explain at times. Thanks, B

JD said...

Simple answer yes.
Some delude themselves, some con it for publicity. Some just get better through other means and then attribute it to some kind of miracle.

There is no proof of any miracle ever happening

Anonymous said...

Seven years ago my great nephew was accidentally shot and killed. His father, my nephew, committed suicide a year later. I read many books about various psychics over the years and the only one who seemed like he might be the real deal was George Anderson. My nephew left behind a wife and four other great kids. Some of my family and I went in together to buy a phone reading with George for them. NOT cheap. On the day of his call I was there with a tape recorder so I could tape the session. The entire thing was pathetic. He said NOTHING of any value. Not one thing he said applied to our situation. Later I wrote an e-mail to him saying what a complete disappointment his reading was. I received a reply from one of his flunkies - a not so warm guy who was basically a jerk. We exchanged two or three e-mails. I told him that even if George was a fake, if he had been a GOOD fake and had given my nephews wife and kids some comfort I would have still felt it was worth the money. The flunky was sort of snarky - which also would seem odd to me if George were the real deal. It seemed like his staff would have been apologizing out the wazzoo and maybe even offering another reading to see if old George could do better. When you lose someone close to you it is painful and given the circumstances of our loss it was even more so. I understand the need some people have to find some reassurance that the one they lost is not really gone and that they are in a good place. I felt that need more than once. I think some people will convince themselves that George, or another so called psychic, are blessed with a gift. And frankly, if it helps and gives a person comfort then that is great. I envy them really. I would rather be happy and deluded than depressed and have no hope.

JD said...

Happy and Deluded or Depressed with no Hope?
I have to disagree with this.
Happy and Deluded is not a real thing, Mediumship is like a drug, you are happy when you have had your hit, but after you come down, you are left craving more and more. This is the addiction.

Yes it is depressing when you lose someone you love, but having no hope is a personal choice. Hope is about living your life to the fullest, because that is what your loved lost ones would want for you, to be happy and enjoy your life, not crave after them for ever.

Unknown said...

Fyi the very first message I got was thru a friend who I knew for a very short time She had a reading from a nurse who did not do readings for a living, She was relaying the info that this nurse had given her about her life and then she said that the nurse told her to tell michele that (message given) My friend said she didnt know anyone named michele. I go by a nickname shelly my birthname is michele. I knew exactly what the message meant. Itmeant nothing to my friendbcuz we had only known each other for a few months. explain that one skeptics!
There is a foundation that does scientific research using double blindcontrols. sounds like u only look for information that confirms what u yourself already believe.

JD said...

Show me a recording of a reading you are convinced is 100% real, and I guarantee you 100% I can show you how it was done.
I can back up everything I say and do.

And please share links to any CREDIBLE peer reviewed scientific tests of psychics, as I would love to see them.

Of course I would expect such tests to have been published in respected scientific journals, and run by actual scientists.

Anonymous said...

What about psychics who work for the police and solve cases by finding where the dead bodies are buried and who the killers are? There's also this famous psychic from the U.K.

Doris Stokes, who died in 1987, was once Britain’s most famous psychic, filling the London Palladium for her shows and appearing regularly on television. When the hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper was at its height in 1979, the Sunday People asked Stokes to see if she could identify the killer and on 1 July gave over its front page to her findings, with an artist’s impression of the man she felt was responsible.
Do the police use psychics to help them?
Read more

The person the police should be looking for, she suggested, was called Johnny or Ronnie, his surname began with an M, he came from Wearside or Tyneside and he was clean-shaven with a slight bald spot. When the bearded Peter Sutcliffe was arrested and eventually confessed in 1981 to 13 killings, Stokes’s prediction was already long forgotten.

JD said...

Who are you replying too?

As for Doris Stokes, she was a proven exposed fraud, and she got exposed by the newspapers of the day for using plants in her audience. She had a great gimmick, that of a nice little old lady who would never con anyone, of course the opposite was true.

Anonymous said...

I was posting it for you, Jon. But yeah, I do agree with you that psychics are fake as hell. I went to some of them in my lifetime, very cheap ones, and they could never read me. NADA! Then they blamed it on me being a Gemini and how hard to read Gems are because of the double personality (see the pattern, here?). That's when I knew that psychics and mediums were all a scam and made up to get money out of hurt/lost people. They sure don't fool me a bit with their bag of tricks. What amazes me, though, is that no one is there to arrest them for being fake and stealing money from people. When will these charlatans be put out of business?

Seriously said...

I recently visited the web site of the psychic George Anderson. I read that his reading fee is $1200/session. It stated that the high fee was due to the need for staff to process the high volume of people requesting readings. Holy smoke! My question would be, how many staff members does he employ and how many readings does he do per day at $1200 a pop. Apparently getting a reading with your deceased relative is only for the well to do. Add in book deals, speaking engagements etc. and the medium business sounds very lucrative. When money is involved, it just seems to me that it lends itself to fraud and abuse. A con man that preys on the greiving is one of the worst kinds of parasites. They could justify it by saying that they are providing comfort to the grieving relative but I for one would not appreciate being made to play the fool by a con man who is taking advantage of my grief and vulnerability while laughing all the way to the bank with my hard earned money. For that reason, I would be skeptical of someone who profits off of their claimed gift of speaking to the dead, especially of someone who becomes wealthy in the process.

JD said...

You should be skeptical of all people who claim to communicate with the dead, and not just the ones who charge huge fees. They are ALL liars and frauds, no exceptions.

Presley35 said...

Jon, you really do make me smile. :-) :-)

Presley35 said...

I love the fact that so many people comment on this site with proof of psychics. But when Jon asks for the proof. The person never replies. I can understand some people not replying, say as they havent notiticed the reply or something. But no one has responded to to the request. Says it all really

Unknown said...

Jonny, were you involved in any of the scientific studies done on George Anderson?

Unknown said...

Jon, claiming you're so intelligent and have such great critical thinking skills tells us that you are just a suspicious, critical, judgemental person who wants to prove himself smarter than any medium. Do you have solid proof or evidence you are right when you analise these recordings, or are you expecting people to not be skeptical of you just as mediums hope we aren't skeptical of them. I know there are fraud mediums. Maybe there is the possibility that you are a fraud. Just because you don't make money on your hobby of trying to expose mediums as frauds doesn't mean you don't have some sick obsession with bursting the hope bubbles of grieving people. Can you prove 100% that you don't have a sick obsession that you get off on,?

Unknown said...

Just you're critical "assholness" and the pettiness of picking someone's spelling apart is proof enough for me that your a probably someone who "only you" thinks is great. You probably sit on your ass all day on Facebook picking arguments and finding things to pick apart. Your a waste of my time for sure.

JD said...

Thanks for the lovely comments.
Yes I am critical, and suspicious, and yes even judgemental, no point denying any of those traits as clearly they are true.
I am critical of fake psychics conning grieving vulnerable people.
I am suspicious of anyone who claims magic powers, with the sole purpose of trying to take money off people, and I do stand in judgement of these frauds since I am one of if not the most experienced and knowledgeable person in the UK when it comes to psychics and mediums.

You then ask if I have solid proof or evidence that I am right when I analyse these recordings, well the fact I have readings transcribed word for word, I am literally giving people the evidence they need to see for themselves.

I want people to be critical of me, and when I analyse a reading, I try to give as much information as possible, so that people can make their own minds up, I never expect people to just blindly follow me, or believe me, I try to give them the tools so that they can investigate and understand themselves what is going on.

You then say there is a possibility I am a fraud, ok, lets hear the evidence that leads you to believe that such a thing is a possibility?
I do not charge money for anything I do, I try to be as open and honest as possible. I allow rather rude and critical messages from people like you to be posted on my site, and I try to answer every single comment. I never hide or delete the abuse I receive.

In fact I would say I am probably the most honest and open skeptic around.

Oh and you are welcome to join my forum, and post an article attacking me and exposing me as a fraud, you can screen grab this very message as proof that I said you could do that. You wont be edited, you wont be banned. I give you my word.

As for proving I dont have a sick obsession. Look at it this way, in over 14 years, not one psychic has ever proven me wrong, no one has ever sued me, I have never had to remove a single thing from the internet I have said.

It would take some kind of crazy magic conspiracy skills to do what I do for as long as I have done it, if it was all some scam for me to get off on bursting the bubbles of grieving people. Like seriously do you understand libel laws?

If I was a liar, a fraud or any of those things, I would have been closed down over a decade ago.

Now I want you to be critical, I want you to be suspicious and i want you to be judgemental, look at the evidence, look at what I do, and instead of attacking me, LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE!

JD said...

I am a waste of your time, yet you posted two comments on my site.
I am no armchair skeptic you know. If you think that then you could do with doing some more research on me

JD said...

Nope, such tests are never done with people present who know how the tricks are performed! People like me eliminate the chance to cheat, so why would a psychic/believer want someone like me there to test mediums?

In 100% of CREDIBLE scientific tests, mediums fail 100% of the time when the chance to cheat is removed. No exceptions

Me said...

Jon I only have one thing to say in regards to your reply to Julia you wrote
"There is no proof of either, therefor no I do not believe, I am atheist".
Jon can you prove that you great great great great great great great grandfather existed? (I guess I will stop at 7 seams reasonable enough) I mean can you honestly give me definitive proof that he did? But of course he did you are indeed currently here on this earth isn't that correct?

JD said...

Yes I can prove he existed. I have an extensive family tree which records my family history going back to the 16th century. NO idea how many "greats" that is, you can work that out.

I also last year had my DNA tested as I was curious regarding my ancestral ethnic history, and going back 600 years, i can trace my roots back to central Greece.

Regarding your quote, you did take it slightly out of context.
Here is the context...

"do you believe in God or that Jesus Christ is our savior?"
There is no proof of either, therefor no I do not believe, I am atheist

There exists no evidence of God, not even a hypothesis of his existence.
As for historical Jesus, I never said I did not believe a man called Jesus was born in Nazareth 2000 odd years ago. I also never said that I did not believe that the same man called Jesus did not claim magical powers.

I only stated that I did not believe that Jesus was our saviour.

Realistically as an expert in this area, I would suggest that the story of Jesus is an amalgamation of many characters at that time who performed "miracles", and that had followers.

The Bible (NT) was written in Koin Greek, in the first or second century AD. We are talking decades and decades AFTER Jesus died. By people who never met him, never knew him, they just wrote stories about him that they were told by other people, hence why there are so many discrepancies and contradictions between accounts.

So to answer your point, YES i can prove in a court of law that my great great great great great great great grandfather existed. However there exists zero % evidence of God as talked about in any Abrahamic religions, and 0% evidence that Jesus Christ is our saviour.

I hope that is a detailed enough answer for you.

ps. I can read Koin Greek, and i have read the Bible. I bet you have never read a single word from the Bible in the language it was written!

HemHem said...

Hello Jon,

I have been reading carefully this thread and I totally agree with you about those fakes (sometimes in good faith, wishing to help) who exploit people's vulnerability.
I myself often feel desperate about a friend who credit and suffers from the mean words of someone just because that person claims themselves to be a "medium"... I tried many times to explain to her that there is no such thing as mediums (or I am myself a great one!), that at best people are just intuitive and observant (and at worst, manipulative and greedy) but it proves useless: people who want/need to believe won't stop believing, their beliefs just fly in the face of reason, no matter how solid and sound your arguments and examples are.

Now: Something just came up in your last post, that actually is just your opinion :):

"having no hope is a personal choice. Hope is about living your life to the fullest, because that is what your loved lost ones would want for you, to be happy and enjoy your life, not crave after them for ever."

1) unfortunately to have hope or not is not a choice (everyone prefers to feel hope rather than to feel hopeless, and I mean, really hopeless and seriously depressed), it is a sheer feeling/condition (neither depression or melancholy are choices);

2) I am surprised by this allegation of yours about what your loved ones supposedly want for you. How can you know what a loved one would want for you? You simply cannot. It is just part of the speech usually served up to the grieving to cheer them up and exhort them to go on.
And there is no causality link between 1) hope and 2) loved ones who would want you to be happy.

Regarding the Bible: koine Greek? Yep, but I suppose your also read the parts drafted in Aramean and in Hebrew ;).

Regarding George Anderson: I saw a couple of videos he posted on Facebook… I don’t know how people can find any answers there but two things clearly appeared to me:

Firstly, people are not seeking truth, they want comfort, they desperately need it. And if they are not prone nor trained to take a critical approach, they are not in a position to identify cold reading technics and fallacious reasoning. The will just retain what is convenient to them.

Secondly, GA takes no risk about souls and spirits: he can see them and interact with them but always reminds the audience that spirits cannot interfere with their life and that they will only help them when the grieving have started an active process of getting over their loss… which takes us back to « Heaven only helps those who help themselves », meaning that no one but you will help you, unless you believe someone is actually helping you…

The rest of the speech can be reasonable but has nothing to do with any medium skills, it is just either common sense or basic psychology/personal development content. Not something I would pay 1200$ to hear!

(Pardon my English, I am not a native speaker, and I would certainly qualify and better express my reasoning in French.)

Have a nice afternoon!

JD said...

Thanks for your post.
The way i see it is that if you love someone, you want the best for them. That is a universal truth, I dont know anyone who loves someone who does not want the best for them, so although i cannot say with absolute certainty what someone who loves another person wants or not, i think it is a safe assumption.

Realistically when someone is dead they are dead, they want for nothing, they stop loving you since they no longer exist, BUT if they were to live on in an afterlife, I would like to think that the love remains the same.

This is where my comments came from, and I think they are fair comments to make even if you disagree with them.

As for your first point regarding Hope, You know i understand your point and i take it on board.

HemHem said...

Hi again,

What I meant is that your comment (yes it is fair) contrasted with the rest of your posts, since you were stating an opinion (something you say you would like to think :)) and not a scientific fact (I don't know if I am clear) as in the rest of your interventions.

Of course we like to think that loved ones wish the best for us and that they would still do in a hypothetic afterworld. But "I wish you the best in life (without me)" is so easy to say sometimes. I must admit that I am referring to my own experience here: the death of the loved one crushed me and made me question the fact that he so really wanted me to be happy. I won't enlarge on the matter since we are not on a psychology/bereavement forum :).
And yes, you will absolutely be right to retort that my personal example is not enough to invalidate your universal truth (assuming that it is one!).

Thanks for the good reading on your blog!

Miss Vegas said...

Most people just come here once and read and perhaps reply/leave a message...but they don't come back to check to see if anyone has wrote/replied back! Probably how I am going to do too. Lol!

Miss Vegas said...

I just saw this medium George Anderson on an Old episode of Unsolved Mysteries....it was so convincing. They even supposedly tested him, on the show...it seemed so legit too. I am glad I came here and got my wits about myself back! I know better too. I had spent lots of money on a Psychic that gave me readings for about 2 years, that was a few Years ago....she told me I was reincarnated, and I used to be Marilyn Monroe! Omg! She had detailed stories about me as Marilyn Monroe, and how I was going to repeat that life again in this life...I was pretty messed up back then! Haha! It is a LONG funny/and not so funny silly Expensive Story....I won't bore you, but you can imagine. Anyways, I surely won't fall for that nonsense ever again! Lmao....well, I sure hope I don't!

JD said...

I reply to pretty much every comment posted on my site, and without exception no one ever backs up a single claim they make

JD said...

Funny how all of these past life believers always claim they were someone famous in a past life, never just a plumber from Dudley, always JFK, or Monroe or someone like that! lol.
Glad you are over your psychic addiction and now understand it is all a con.
You should join our forum and share your stories there.


Wise One. said...

Your saying they are "All Liars and Frauds" is your opinion. That's all it is. One cannot even prove one exists. This life could simply be a figment of your imagination and mine. One see's what one wants to see and if you don't want to see it you won't.

JD said...

Yes you are correct, for me to say they are all liars and frauds is an opinion, but it is an opinion based on historical and scientific fact, with not a single anomoly in the history of credible research in this area.

Gravity is a theory, Its called The Theory of Gravity, and in history every single time Gravity has ever been tested in a credible test, it has had the same result.

The same can be said about psychics and mediums. They have failed in 100% of credible tests where the chance to cheat is removed. Their methods are completely understand and replicatable by non psychics.

So could life be a figment of my imagination? Could be, there is no evidence that is the case but why not.

Can mediums communicate with the dead? They could do, but there is NO EVIDENCE AT ALL EVER that suggests that they can.

Do you see the point i am making here?

You are arguing the point that is the same as saying Gravity does not exist, and I am saying it does and I have the weight of history and science on my back agreeing with me.

So yes when you say these things regarding mediums, afterlife and so on are just my opinion, you are right, but you seem to misunderstand the FACT that my opinion has never in history been proven wrong not even to the smallest amount when it comes to mediums.

So who is right and wrong here?
The man (me) with history, science and everything on his side saying he is right.
The man (you) who just believes in something without evidence, just by faith and insists he is right just because.

I know which one I would want to follow

Unknown said...

People don't want to believe that this life is all there is, you will never change their beliefs. If we continue life in another realm, then there would be no unsolved murders. Each police force would need only one medium instead of a squad of
detectives. Reason has no place in unfounded beliefs.

Unknown said...

Evidence has no place in a "belief system"; it is not
necessarily based on fact. It is hard for some people to accept
they will eventually not exist. If we do continue in an other
realm, there would be no unsolved murders. Each police force
would need one medium instead of a force of detectives.

Mythos said...

Jon Dennis, unless you've met and discredited every medium on earth you cannot say they are all 100% fake. The best you can say is that you believe that it is most probably true that most of them are fake. Learn to use your head-- use the rules of logic and THINK before you speak.

JD said...

Firstly it is Donnis, perhaps you should learn to read and spell correctly before you speak, or type in this case.

Regarding every medium on Earth. You are right I cannot say they are all 100% fake. I can however say that it is statistically improbable that any are real.

I can also say that it is statistically improbable that flying unicorns exist, I can also say that it is statistically improbable that you have an alien life form doing a dance in your colon right now while humming the theme tune to the A-Team.

So yes you are right. And I will try to say that it is statistically improbable that mediums can do what they claim instead of saying that all are 100% fake, although I am not sure I have ever said that, although I could be wrong.

I know I have said that historically 100% of mediums fail in 100% of CREDIBLE scientific tests when the chance to cheat is removed. So that is a 100% failure rate, that is correct.

I can also say that it is statistically improbable that ghosts exist also. The Large Hadron Collider has really put ghosts into the same category as fairies and leprechauns.

Oh and to finish off, it is statistically improbable that you will ever prove me wrong about mediumship or ghosts or an afterlife. But I would love for you to succeed.

I also hope that one day you lose your virginity to. Good luck to you. Oh and I love Mythos! Great drink! Yammas Malaka!

Mythos said...

I stand by what I've said. No excuses on your part. My argument with you is your arrogant denial that something is 100% false. You cannot prove that something doesn't exist so where is your proof that 100% of all scientific tests have proven all medium$ are false and that the paranormal doesn't exist? And there you are, doing it again. You can't help yourself. LOLOLOLOL

Mythos said...

So Donnis, the virginity remark tells me you are most probably posting from your parent's basement. You've gotten all twisted up from my post. You lose this one.

JD said...

You can stand by what you say, that just shows you are close minded and unwilling to accept new facts.

Your train of thought is that something is real because someone cannot prove that it does not exist. This is a double negative and is akin to me saying
"You can't prove that invisible unicorns living on Mars do NOT exist, therefore there is a possibility they do"

This is clearly an ignorant and backwards way of thinking, and that is your position and a position you are unwilling to change. That is sad.

Show me one CREDIBLE scientific test IN HISTORY that a medium has passed, just one peer reviewed, credible, repeatable test in history that shows mediums in a positive light.
You know what, you cant, because such a test does not exist.

So I use scientific knowledge to make a statement, and that is that mediumship is statistically improbable, and just as improbable as those unicorns on Mars.

Now unless someone scans every single millimeter of Mars, on every light spectrum, throughout the entire history of the planet, does that make Unicorns on Mars possible? Of course not and to suggest a lack of proof of something that does not exist means it is possible, is truly ridiculous, just like your chance of having sex in 2017.

As for me posting from my parents basement. If that is really the best insult you can throw my way, I really have nothing to worry about. Oh and feel free to follow me on social media and you can see some great photos from my parents basement.

ITookTheRedPill said...

I had a phone session with George in 1991 (before ancestry.com) I'd just been married, and gave the receptionist my " new" name". Not only did George name my relatives ( back 3 generations), he also told me my father was "here" and called me by the "pet" name that only he and I knew. He mentioned the date I had a freak accident and what exactly happend. There is NO way he could have known these things . 1 person had a bad experience with George, From what see above , and the rest is commentary . If George can give a parent that lost a child solos,or a wife that lost a husband peace of mind ,who are you to judge. Just remember " by the grace of god go I. I truly hope that none of the close minded folks above, have to endure the pain that people looking to reconnect with love ones lost. Please look on George's Fb page If you're considering see a "medium" . There you will find hundred's if not thousands of positive experiences family's had him. Blessings to you all . Donna

JD said...

Hi, ok firstly you are remembering something that happened 26 years ago, there is no way you can remember in detail how the reading was performed, how much info you gave him through cold reading and so on.
Clearly he convinced you, but I KNOW for a fact how he does his readings, and unless you have a recording of that reading, it has to be ignored, as you are not educated in the methods of these types of scams.
If you have a recording of the reading, I 100% guarantee you I can show you step by step how he did it, and if I cant, I will happily publish a full page article on this website apologising to him, and admitting I was wrong.

So you ask who am I to judge? I am someone who has analysed thousands and thousands of readings by mediums, I am the single most knowledgeable and experienced skeptic in the UK when it comes to mediums, no one else comes close to what I have done.

I have seen George Anderson work, and I understand how he performs all of his tricks.

No different than seeing a magician, when you know how the trick is done, it is no longer magic.

George Anderson performs an act, he does not really communicate with the dead.

Even on his website it gives away the fact he cold reads, he tells people to only answer yes or no, this is number 1 on the "How to cold read" rules. By controlling what the victim says, the medium can better control the reading and the direction it takes.

On his site it is admitted that any client of his has to give their name and address to him. Do you have any idea how much info can be gleamed from that? Go to the electoral register, and with those details you can find out who else lives at that persons house, when someone stopped living there (a death perhaps?), a name change (Marriage, Divorce etc), how long they have been living there, where they lived prior, the age of people living at that location, and that is just from the name and address using old school methods. From those details you can also easily find social media accounts, photos and so on. This is a ridiculous amount of info a medium can use to scam a client.

And just when you realise how easy it is for him to scam you, then you see that he charges $1200 per session! OMG that is ridiculous!

Now when you are earning that much, do you not think he might be extra careful to make sure he is gonna be right?

Sorry but you are wrong about him. Science, and historical facts back me up, and all you have is a vague memory of something from 26 years ago.

Prove me wrong, show me the recording.

Unknown said...

I do believe psychic phenomena exist, but to a very limited extent. I definitely think that "spooky action at a distance" lends support to this idea. I have had random psychic experiences. However, being how limited they are and that the effects of "spooky action" is too subtle for it to be less limited, I would say at the very least, all of these "celebrity psychics" are using fraud to make themselves more credible. Does this mean that none of them ever have any psychic experiences? Absolutely not. However, they are definitely not having them to the extent that they claim. I do think "spooky action" does allow such phenomena to happen randomly though.

JD said...

Your beliefs much like mine are meaningless, science says you are wrong, and there is no such thing as psychic abilities. Absolutely 0% proof.

Hapa Love said...

I believe in unexplained phenomena, but I feel that if you are a true psychic you should use your gift to help people for FREE. Find a way to make money another way, use your gift for helping people and don't expect payment for it. That's fucked.

JD said...

Hang on a second, you "believe" in "Unexplained phenomena", but its unexplained? So what is it you actually believing in? I am confused.

You are literally saying that you believe in something that has not been proven, is not real? Why?

The fact there has not been a single proven "true psychic" in history, makes the rest of your comments a bit silly, even if coming from a good place.

Unknown said...

How are mediums able to perform cold readings over the phone and if they are getting information from the internet, why hasn't anyone from the staff of one of the more well-known mediums come forward... or have they? Genuinely interested in your answers. Thanks

JD said...

From that I am assuming you don't understand how cold readings actually work.

A cold read literally means the psychic has no prior info when they read you, it is all about what they say and how they say it. Its a psychological technique.

Plenty of information on the internet about the various methods.

As for why no staffers speak out against mediums, thats simple, its often a very closed group.

Often only close family members are directly involved with the medium.
Examples of that are Sally Morgan has her husband and son as part of her team. Derek Acorah has his wife.

With other psychics they will have a tour manager, and they will sign a contract with the psychic, such contracts have nondisclosure agreements, so if they did speak out they would get sued.

Think of it like the magic fraternities, magicians dont expose other magicians in general do they. Mediums work with other mediums, people that they trust, as long as everyone is making money, no one is going to speak out.

So yeah the well known mediums tend to only use family or very close friends, or they have people sign contracts that prevent them from speaking out.

I have spoken to many people, and they have told me what goes on behind closed doors, but they wont speak in public, as they know it would not only mean the end of their careers, but also they would get sued.

I was told that one time Tony Stockwell had had a bad night on stage, he came backstage where Colin Fry was waiting, and started chatting about what had happened, and was discussing the "characters" he had used that usually would get a good result but had failed that night. Stockwell didn't know that someone who worked for Colin was also backstage and heard the whole conversation. This person was never "in" on the gig, was just an employee, yet they worked with Colin all the time, so it just goes to show that unless you are another medium, or very well trusted, you just arent let on the inside

George Kanakoff said...

Anderson did a reading for me---the first one I ever experienced. I thought he was generally OK. Since then I've learned about authentic mediums. Dr. Gary Schwartz has written a book about testing them, they have been authenticated by Forever Family Foundation and the Windbridge Institute, and they are cited in Elizabeth Mayer's book "Extraordinary Knowing." But Anderson is a fake, but a really good cold reader.

JD said...

There are NO authentic mediums!
Dr Gary Schwartz is widely regarded as a bit of a joke, he was once involved in a $3m scam and got exposed on an American TV show.

His credibility for testing psychics is non existent, his methods have been totally exposed.

You can read as many nicely sounding books as you like, but sorry to say you continue to be taken in by these frauds, even if you have accepted that Anderson is a fake, clearly you are just moving the belief onto other frauds.

Have a read of this to understand the kind of thing Schwartz gets upto

Unknown said...

The facts you cite about Dr Schwartz are incomplete.
It was a total set up by his disgruntled ex-wife. and possibly skeptics, with a disreputable reporter, Geraldo twisting facts The "victim " had just been in jail for fraud. .

I know some mediums are real, and can tell things that they have no way of knowing. My primary medium charges me nothing and calls me on my cell to tell me when my son has contacted him., several dazzling messages- unexplainable without invoking spirit.

2 days after my son died he called me on my cell to tell me that my son had a lyric book in his room, and wanted the second last entry to be on his death card. That was a short verse appropriate, but sad, on the second last page. He did not know my son. He was my patient- I quit medicine when my son died at age 22.

It was a skeptic then,I investigated to see if anyone could be giving him information turned up blank.

The science that claims they have proven there is no afterlife- are full of holes and draw conclusions not warranted by the data.
I have a theory on why mediumship on TV fails.

Dr Julie Beuschel is doing quadruple blind studies and showing mediums are accurate at an acceptable level of probability .

If you want to be a better skeptic, you need to look at all evidencel

While he is into some stuff that is too weird for me, victorzammit.com has some interesting logical arguments that top skeptics are not afraid to look at opposing evidence, and educated in THIS area

I used an extensive science background to look at both sides, and after much research, concluded that the scales are tipping in favour of an afterlife.where identifiable spirits speak of current events.
the medium I know calls me on my cell, asks no questions, just tells me my son has talked to him , passes it on. - none of the tricks apply, by phone, without me saying a word..

I look at both kinds of websites, I want all the evidence, pro and con-

If you want to respond after looking at the sites I have suggested, I will be happy to engage in discussion with you can google.me, Dr George Jawahir Guelph, to see I am legit

Unknown said...

Please research this more- Dr Schwartz was set up- by his ex-wife, a victim kust out of jail and Geraldo twisting facts.the facts are on forums on google.

If you want to be a good afterlife denier, look at both sides

You want science Dr Julie Beischel quadruple blind studies suggesting mediumship is real.

TV psychics are bound to be wrong- electromagnetic inference.

I researched both sides, thoroughly when my son died at 22, and within 2 days started communicating with a medium only I knew, who called me by phone, no questions, just told me the facts- no medium tricks. I searched hard as a skeptic at the time- no way this was not legitimate, and dazzling messages, specific, uniquely, timely have happened multiple times.

Professional debunkers are suggested to be frauds, check victorzammit.com- some is too weird, but the excoriation of top skeptics is logical Dawkins, Hawking, Randi.

I have much more information that is tipping the scales towards mediums and the afterlife, top flight scientists are starting to look at tis. The science on the other side is so weak, what they tout of mountains of evidence, is a house of cards- I analyzed this, wasn't hard to see flaws- but that's what happens when you start with a priori opinions and force conclusions, with little basis.

JD said...

Yes of course he was set up!
So was OJ Simpson, so was Pablo Escabar, hell even Ted Bundy was innocent right?

As for Dr Julie Beischel, other skeptics have talked about her so no point me going over it again.

I'd rather not argue about other peoples work, as it just goes round in circles forever and you never really get anywhere.
SO how about this, I am sure you have a recording of a reading you have received which you are 100% convinced is legit. How about you give me that reading and I will try to show you how they did it.

All I ask is that it is a raw unedited recording, and it is the first sitting you had with that medium.

I can give you my opinion, and maybe change your mind.

If you are not interested however in having your beliefs questioned, then dont reply and I will soon forget about you.

I think that sounds fair?

JD said...

I was just talking to Victor Zammitt this morning, and his wife Wendy yesterday funnily enough.
I know more about Victor than you by a country mile.

No interest in googling you. See my other reply to you.

As for me wanting to be a better skeptic, I am quite happy with my level of "skepticness" right now. Afterall being the UK's most experience and knowledgeable skeptic when it comes to mediumship is a pretty decent level to be.

Ekaterina said...

Thank you so much for that! I almost fell for this sharlatan!
I watched Unexplained Mysteries where they "prove" his abilities.
So, do they collaborate with him and give him the facts beforehand?
Please, digg the net to find out!
We have to put the end to it!
It would be a dream come true if someone who had worked on this program could come forward and give away what really goes on.
I'm not saying they lie, just want the truth!
Let's put our brains together and work on this!!
If that guy lies, we need a fraud squad to sort it!
If he didn't charge, that would've been a different matter, but still wrong.

JD said...

ALL TV shows in this genre are faked. No exceptions

As for someone coming forward, unlikely to ever happen due to the contracts they sign.

Ekaterina said...

I'm not psychic but occasionally some really strange stuff happens to me.I can "see" for example price of an item, I'll see it written in orange writing but I see it only in my head.Abd of course every time I'm correct! I can see what's inside a package, not a 100% but pretty close.I have more examples but there's no point telling as I can't prove I can do that.
Is it all a coincidence? To think of it, it must be.

JD said...

Yiassou Ekaterina.
What you experience is 100% coincidence, and yes this can be proven. Find someone to test you, and see if you can do what you claim. Use items you are not familiar of and their prices.

Trust me if what you can do is real, I know a man who will give you $1,000,000 to prove it.

Ekaterina said...

The trouble is that man doesn't accept all challenges! I know that for sure. And I can't do it every time a 100%,sorry there was a typo in my post. When I can do it, it will come to me when I don't want to do it! I can ask.my daughter a question only by thinking it, and she'll answer it sweating she heard me saying it.I always could do that with my mum.We would do this silly experiments were she would draw something on a paper and I would be sat facing the wall and would try to draw what she had drawn.Sometimes we could actually overlay the drawing as it would be so accurate. I was very young then and quite scared by this, so didn't want to participate willingly.
Recently I saw the present in a package exactly as it looked and dropped it as it scared me! Still, it doesn't happen every single time.But I think more I do it, better it becomes, but it's the best when not prompted.
It might be something else than psychic. I'm sure you know of people who taste numbers or colours. Maybe I have something along those lines, but different?

JD said...

If you cant do it every time, that just goes to back up my claim that what you have is coincidence, You have convinced yourself you have these powers, and as such you are looking at coincidences as some kind of proof.

If you truly think what you can do is real, then film yourself, put in some basic controls, and try to do it.

Lets say you do the sat facing the wall experiment. Do it 10 times. Ask them to do a different picture every time. And see how often you get it right. They cannot draw anything they have done before. I bet you fail. If not show me the proof, show me the video and we can take it from there.

Unknown said...

Have not heard this name in years!!
He is a hack and conartist.
I worked for George's lawyer who managed his bookings that little putz was a Total cash hire.
George is Total scam on what he does. ( I see a white rose...he would say. Pure crap)
Always sealed envelopes would arrive prior to readings. They were background checks on those He was going to read. He does have some slight psychic abilities but not enough to charge and give false impressions.

JD said...

So close and then you ruined it at the end.
He does not have slight psychic abilities, he has NO psychic abilities.

Unknown said...

Jon Donnis..Your arrogance is soo obvious. The fact your an Atheist, explains why don't believe in anything unless there are cold hard facts. Truth is, you don't know anything! You are a big blowhard, and you will probably be a miserable man all your life. That's just the way you come off. People can choose to believe in whatever they like, especially if it makes them feel good. My two cents really won't affect you one way or another, but maybe some others will read your repeated responded and think, Who the hell is this guy, he probably doesn't say hello to someone walking by him on any given day of the week!

JD said...

Those damned facts spoil everything don't they.

I am actually quite a happy person in the real world.

And yes people can believe in whatever they like, as long as it doesn't cause harm. And the act of mediumship causes it harm, people believe it is real, and the moment they do, it changes from entertainment to fraud.

Unknown said...

I read George Anderson's book We Don't Die in 1994 which was the same year my sister was killed in a car crash. I went to a group reading in Long Island hoping my sister would come through. She did not. My Mom and Aunt came through, who he mentioned both by name. My Aunt stated that she was grateful I remembered her as she was scared people would forget her. My cousin apon hearing this from me a few days later stated that that was her Moms biggest fear in life.

This past April My father passed and I scheduled a private reading. My Mom, sister and Father came through as did my ex wifes brother. To make a long story short he was right about everything and even gave information only I would know. Contrary to what others have stated Gearge Anderson asks that you only answer yes or no. He gave me information with out leading questions. Now there were names he threw out who I did not know at the time but I have to laugh because later i realized gave the names of my grand parents, who I only knew as grand Ma and grand pa. He was also able to contact my ex wifes brother, who was killed early in life in a car accident. He was able to state how he died, that he was on life support, that another family was involved and that there was bad blood because of it. He was also able to acknowledge the memorial tournament that was formed to celebrate his life. gearge Anderson was also able to discern a man my Mom had had a 12 year marital affair with by name. He stated the circumstance and family dynamic. The man is spot on 100%. People do not hear about him because he does not care about being a celebrity. he does not need it suffice to say he has been helping people since the 80s.

JD said...

Please read

I give a general idea of what to look out for when seeing a medium and the kind of things they do, one of the biggest give aways of a fake is they tell you to only answer yes or no. This is a classic part of cold reading and the easiest way to control a reading.

You were conned, repeatedly it seems.

He has been exposed, his methods and trickery is well understood, he has never performed a single real psychic reading in his life.

if you believe he is real, then that is fine, not much I can do, all I ask is that you never visit these people again, save your money.

If however you find yourself going back to psychics time and time again, then you have an addiction, and i implore you to read more articles on myself and educate yourself on how they do it.

Unknown said...

George Anderson is a complete fraud. He did not get anything correct and kept guessing things that weren't true. He became angry and yelled at my Mother for fifteen minutes (all on my recording which I am forwarding to the authorities). I kept asking him to stop yelling and that he was yelling at a Senior citizen but he wouldn't stop and told her to shut up while he was screaming. Then he threatened us and I asked him what he would do to us because he said that if we inform the authorities he would "get us." I asked him what he meant and he gave an insidious laugh and said "you'll see." This was the worst experience you could imagine. He even admitted to being a fraud and asked if we knew of a psychic that was real. I told him yes and kept pressing me for their contact information. This man is not simply unethical, not a psychic, a scam, he is dangerous and seems very unhinged.

JD said...

Let me know how you get on with the authorities.

blessed_by_TS said...

How do you feel about John Edward?

JD said...

Go to the Big Bad Psychics List and click the John Edward link to see how I feel about him.

Spoiler, He is a fraud and a proven one at that.

Culturelady said...

I tried to post my review about my reading with George Anderson from the late 90s (which was horrifying), but ii got the message " your html was unaccepted, because it must be 4096 characters the most." Anywhere else I can post, so others can see what a fraud & con artist he is and won't get sucked in?

JD said...

You could post it as part 1 and part 2?

Culturelady said...

Good idea!

Unknown said...

I see 2 issues with you.
1- you're English
2- you're atheist.
I would rather live my life believing there is a God than not believe and die and found out there is.
You're a horrible, dehumanizing person.

JD said...

I'm not English.
We are all born atheists.

Im not telling anyone how to live true life. I just reveal the truth.

Now imagine I die and find out I was wrong. How wonderful.

Unknown said...

Hey JD. Can I say first that it's cool to run into like minded individuals such as yourself. Can I offer up one piece of advice? Never take on a title that they give you such as "Atheist". We are given that title which automatically comes with negative connotations thus giving them an excuse as not to take what we say as legit, plausible, or worth giving much thought to. Same way when they label things conspiracies, deadbeat dad, Democrat, Republican. So drop the labels, titles and such and be who you are..A well educated, open minded, SMART, analytical free thinker. Next, I have an idea for a script and need your continued input so how can I reach you?

JD said...

Just use the contact page in the menu

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