You’ve probably already heard about Jaycee Lee Dugard, the now 29 year old woman who’d been held kidnapped, raped repeatedly, and become a mother twice over the past eighteen years. It’s astounding that Miss Dugard has been found alive, I’m sure I speak for all of the New York City Skeptics when I say that we hope she will be able to move forward in her life, and that one day, maybe she’ll be able to attain some totems of normalcy. But, this is not the sympathy blog, this is the Gotham Skeptic, so we’re actually here to talk about Dayle Schear. (more…)
Archive for the ‘Superstition’ Category
Back on Monday, a story came out of Alaska about a Department of Transportation worker, Travis Capps, who was assisted in his search for a woman’s body by a psychic from California. The woman, Carolyn Tyrrell, had been missing since Independence Day. The article doesn’t tell us why Mr. Capps was so determined to find the late Ms. Tyrrell, but he was certainly committed, and that, no matter what methods he decided to use, is to his credit.
According to the AP, Mr. Capps contacted Katherine Marie Jones of the Sacramento area. She wrote Tyrrell’s name on a piece of paper, asked God for help, and then concentrated for half an hour on what images came to her mind. The article says that Jones believed Tyrrell would be found on “an east-facing slope near a boat launch. She also described an eagle.”
Capps found the woman on Friday, about 17 miles from Eagle Summit. Well… Capps found a woman on Friday. By Monday, the body hadn’t been fully identified yet, but the SUV the body was found near belonged to Mrs. Tyrrell. (more…)
Millions of our fellow citizens are currently embracing their psychics in an attempt to escape the crushing weight of our current recession. Maybe it’s time for me to get in on the action?
Stop, my friends, stop! Put down your sharpened sticks, uncock your arms before a single rounded rock flies! I do not intend to be a “traditional” psychic. The Skeptic Psychic will be agnostic on all his predictions. (more…)