IMO, so-called "psychics" are the lowest of the charlatans. They prey on the very real grief experienced by people who have lost loved ones, deceiving them into thinking they can communicate with them. It's an effective and extremely unethical way to separate people from their money via their painful emotions. Here's an article about one such scammer who fell on her face during a performance: http://mylespower.co.uk/2014/05/18/a-rather-embarrassing-night-for-psychic-sally-in-middlesbrough/ I laughed so hard when I read that. In Facebook for a while I kept getting notices that Jon Edwards was coming to my area and I could buy a ticket to see his show. I think they were about 30 bucks a pop. Fill up a huge auditorium with thousands of people to see his ripoff deception and that's quite a nice profit. No, Jon Edwards, you cannot tell me anything about my deceased Great Uncle Hermann. You're a con artist. Harry Houdini used to expose these charlatans back in his day. Today Criss Angel and James Randi have been doing the same. Good for them. I wrote a story making fun of psychics. You can find it here if you're interested: http://mrzecat.myartsonline.com/french_40cor.html I wrote it in French, but if you don't know that language, just scroll down. An English translation follows. My advice is not to ever pay any "psychic" or "medium" or "clairvoyant" one dime of your hard-earned money. They won't impart any truth that you could not have figured out on your own. They won't exorcise any demons. What they will do is exorcise as much money from your bank account as they can.