Matthew James is a self proclaimed medium currently living in Australia.
Recently I noticed that he was posting articles on his blog, and using the term "BadPsychics" in the title. Many psychic websites do this, as my site ranks very highly on Google, and a lot of people will search for a psychics name followed by BadPsychics, in the hope that we may have written about them. So Psychic websites will used the "BadPsychics" brand name, in the hope that the odd person on google might end up on their site.
Anyway I called out Matthew James for doing this, and was rather surprised at the vitriol he then spewed my way. Ok so I am used to it, so I did a little digging, and as you will see from a previous brief article I wrote about him, he has made a lot of claims, including claims that he had passed scientifically controlled tests in the 90s that were also peer reviewed. So of course I asked to see evidence of this, and suddenly he starts blocking me at every turn.
He also started to reply to that article on this site, and in the comments section made many a threat, including one to sue me for "defamation of character", he since deleted that threat, as well as some other rather nasty comments he made. For the record I have still yet to hear from his solicitor!
Anyway, he seemed to take umbrage at some comments I left on a video he had uploaded to Youtube, apparently showing him work. Titled Matthew James Renowned Medium & Clairvoyant - LIVE, and from November 2011. Clearly by uploading this video to his channel, he considered it to be a fine example of his craft. I pointed out that within 1 minute all he had done is ask questions, and then repeat back to the victim what he had just heard, a classic trick of cold reading.
So I thought I would take things a little further and allow people to make up their own mind.
I will share the video here, and include a full transcript below, and interject my own comments and opinions. I am sure Matthew will only end up deleting the video, when he fully realises it acts to expose his own methods of trickery, if that is the case, I have a back up people, so don't worry.
So here is the video, and remember to scroll down to read the transcript and my analysis of what he is doing. Please note that the audio isn't great in the video, and some parts are a bit muffled, so we have done our best with the transcript, but it might not be perfect, so please do watch the video as well, so you get the true full picture of what is going on. And make sure to leave your comments too.
"UPDATE: As expected Matthew James has made the video unviewable, as he desperately tries to hide how truly awful his mediumship is, and by removing the video he can tell people that my transcript is a lie, or I missed things out and so on. Luckily I downloaded a copy of the video, so here it is back for you all! - Jon Donnis"