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Has there ever been a "psychic" that has fooled you, or who is the best "psychic" you have seen?


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Another great and difficult question. I think the most impressive psychic I saw was Mathew Manning. His brilliant paintings done in the style "through" the artists are brilliant.

I was disappointed when I was on the stage with and saw Geller, but it may have just have been a bad period in his life.

I can't say that any of them have actually fooled me, however, that does not mean I have explanations for everything I have seen, it just means I know I do not have all the facts to make a statement that I was fooled.

It is kind of like good editing in a TV show. OR someone who performs pre-show. You are not sure they performed pre-show, you suspect it but you have no proof unless you speak to the person who was preshowed or the editor of the TV show.

So to be fooled and not have an explanation are two different things in my mind.

This is the same as if you see a psychic make a stunning hit on something. For instance, I once saw a psychic make an astonishing statement (I think it was hurkos but now sure) about a murder and the murderer. Turns out he (could have been a she) was right. However, later I found out that the police, who had been very impressed by other information the "psychic" had given, gave the psychic a list of suspects. Well this part was left out of the pro-psychic show. As a result the statement the psychic made on the show seemed extremely accurate and truly so outrageous as to be psychic. It was not. As a result I have learnt not to be fooled by everything I hear and see but just to say, I don't have all the facts, or "it looks like."

So to answer the question, I have never truly seen any psychic do anything that I don't think I may have an explanation for. It does not mean I have the explanation, I just know how something like that could be accomplished if I was going to do it in my non-psychic but psychic looking way
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Can you elaborate on Matthew Manning?
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Mathew was a psychic who bent metal but his most impressive feat was channeling dead artists and painting new pictures in their style. Truly incredible work. Maybe someone in England can elaborate more than that. I never saw him live. Always on tape and in articles.
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WOW! interesting. My father is an art restorer and fake/forges finder, So this is very cool to me.



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You might ask Ian owland about Mathew, I bet he has plenty of info on him. I am sure Marcello Truzzi does too.
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