Psychic Sally?

I see that Psychic Sally won substantial damages from a newspaper that alleged she was using an ear piece to receive messages that she claimed were of a psychic nature.

I love D.J. grothe’s comment that she could have won lots more money if only she had agreed to take James Randi’s Million Dollar Challenge !

I do not believe that Sally is psychic or that any other person is .That is just my opinion.I may of course be wrong and am very willing to be proven so.I believe that so called psychics simply use cold and hot reading techniques along with research of their victim , I mean client .

It is amazing how people that go for a psychic reading quickly forget the endless ‘misses’ the ‘psychic’ makes during the reading and yet remember the odd ‘hit’ that pertains to their life.It is human nature I suppose. Personally , if death is the end and we are plunged into eternal sleep , I want to know the truth. likewise if there is another realm , I want to know. Life is so wonderful ! All we can do is keep asking questions

Coincidence?

ANOTHER OF MY INTERESTS IS COINCIDENCES. I AM FASCINATED BY THE WAY SOME EVENTS,OFTEN VERY MUNDANE,SEEM TO BE BEING CONTROLLED BY SOME UNKNOWN OUTSIDE FORCE.MOST SCIENTISTS RECKON THAT COINCIDENCES ARE EXACTLY THAT.THEY SAY THAT THERE ARE SO MANY RANDOM EVENTS OCCURRING EACH DAY THAT SOONER OR LATER SOME OF THOSE EVENTS WILL APPEAR TO BE CONNECTED.I AM NOT SO SURE THOUGH.THERE ARE SOME EVENTS WHICH ARE SO INTRICATELY ENTWINED DOWN TO THE TINIEST DETAIL THAT YOU ARE LEFT WITH A SHIVER DOWN YOUR SPINE ! THE FOLLOWING STORY WAS REPORTED IN THE EVENING GAZETTE NEWSPAPER. MAKES YOU WONDER …

For years before he was brutally murdered Carl Edon tried to convince his family that he was reincarnated. Today his astonished parents believe they have been given extraordinary photographic evidence.(SEE PHOTOS)
Young Middlesbrough dad Carl had spoken since he was just three years old of vivid flashbacks to a former life as a Nazi airman killed when his plane was shot down in 1942.
Now startling new photos, unearthed after dogged detective work by a local historian, reveal a chilling resemblance between Carl and a German airman, Heinrich Richter, buried in a Thornaby cemetery.
Richter, a turret gunner, perished when his Dornier bomber crashed onto a South Bank railway during a raid exactly 60 years ago today… January 15, 1942.
The wreckage of the Dornier, damaged by anti-aircraft fire before hitting a barrage balloon, was discovered in 1997 buried off Tilbury Road – only a few hundred yards from the spot where Carl was stabbed to death two years earlier.
When the bomber was dug up with Richter’s remains inside, Carl’s parents, Jim and Val, shuddered as they recalled their son’s eerie tales of reincarnation.
But only now – as the Gazette reveals for the first time what the airman looked like – are the Coulby Newham couple looking at their son’s claims in a new light.”It’s got to be him,” said a stunned Val, when shown a photo of the German in full uniform shortly before the crash over Teesside.
“The resemblance across the eyes and the nose is uncanny.
“Maybe this is the final piece of the jigsaw,” she said.
The striking picture was obtained after Guisborough historian and author Bill Norman tracked down Richter’s relatives in Germany for a new book.
An uncanny likeness between the two young men and the fact that they share the same scene of death more than 50 years apart are just two of the strange coincidences which have spooked Carl’s parents.
During the excavation of the German bomber it was discovered that Richter’s leg, still inside a flying boot, had been severed in the wreckage, explained Val.
“Carl used to say he lost his right leg in the crash,” she said. “And he had a birth mark at the top of that leg.”
On the day her rail worker son was murdered – by Gary Vinter, later jailed for life – he had been to Skinningrove to collect train carriages.
“The day the Dornier crashed it had bombed Skinningrove first and flew on to Middlesbrough following the railway line,” said Val.

he was amazed at the details surrounding the two deaths.
“We research a lot of reincarnation cases, but not many as remarkable as this one sounds,” said David Christie-Murray, member of the Society for Psychical Research, founded in 1882 and now based in London.
“It seems to me to be a fascinating case, and one I’m sure the SPR would certainly be interested in investigating if the family wanted to.”
Carl’s experiences are already detailed in a book called The Children That Time Forgot by Peter and Mary Harrison, and on a US TV show. They’ve also been well documented in British and German newspapers, including the Gazette when Carl was just nine years old.
But his parents said he suffered taunts at school as a result of his ‘past life’ claims.
“When that started happening Carl didn’t like talking about it any more,” said his mum.
“But he always believed it.”
His dad told the Gazette he was cynical at first. “I was sick of Carl going on about it,” he said. “But I probably believe more in reincarnation now.”
The Dornier’s three other crew were buried in Thornaby after the crash in 1942, but Richter was not laid to rest alongside his colleagues until the plane was ‘rediscovered’ 55 years later by water board workers.
Val and Jim joined nearly 300 mourners at a moving funeral service for the fourth German airman.
Standing at Richter’s grave afterwards felt “eerie”, said Jim. “It was like we were re-burying Carl again. Maybe now this will be the end of it.”
Richter, who won the Iron Cross medal twice and had been wounded in action, was 24 when he was shot down and killed. Carl was just 22 when he was murdered, leaving behind heartbroken fiancee Michelle, and their two young daughters Carla and Sophie.

                                               

This story originally appeared in the Evening Gazette in Teesside.

 

Life’s Mysteries

Most of us like a mystery.It makes life that bit more interesting. Lets face it, life can be dull at times.Those of us with a bit of depth know we shouldn’t feel that way because life is a wondrous gift and we should grasp each day with relish but reality sometimes dictates otherwise.That is why I think I have always enjoyed a mystery.

Don’t get me wrong,I am skeptical and far from being a ‘woo woo’ type as James Randi calls them. I just have a healthy interest in life .If ghosts exist, and I believe they do, then I want to know what they are.Whether it is something entirely normal within our laws of physics that we just don’t understand yet or if it is something spiritual beyond our understanding.Whatever it is ,I want to know.

At the same time , a part of me hopes that we never find out because then the mystery will be gone !

For as long as I can remember I have be utterly fascinated by tales of ghosts.As a teenager my dad would regale me with stories of ghosts that he had seen and weird experiences that  he had had.He seemed to be a magnet for such things.I well remember the winters nights we spent huddled around the fire, the cold wind pressing at the window and whistling around the eaves ,  a glass of dads home brew wine in hand  as he told and retold his stories.I can still feel the thrill that passed through me as he described seeing ghosts and doors that would open themselves ,the handle turned by invisible hands. He had a way of telling the tales that created and electric atmosphere. I would be enthralled and exited and wishing I could see such things and then at bedtime be too scared to go upstairs in the dark alone ! Tucked up in bed ,any bravado long gone, I would listen to the wind outside and to the noises of the house settling to sleep and I would shiver because I knew those tales were true .

Like many people I have had my own strange experiences that I simply have not been able to explain with conventional wisdom. What follows is my quest to find out what ghosts are and reports of weird and wonderful happenings in this wonderful thing we call ‘life’