Greatest. Psychic. Fail. Ever.

I love this story so much that it makes me giddy. A famous “psychic” in the UK proved herself to be a complete fraud in front of an audience full of people recently, claiming to be talking to the dead “spirit” of a woman when she was actually talking to the woman herself in the audience.

Sally came to Middlesbrough on Friday night and her show started off very well. Even though she was getting the vast majority of what she was saying wrong the audience did not seem to mind and seemed to be having a good time. The point at which the audience became disillusioned with the performance was quite specific. One aspect of the show is that audience members can submit photographs of dead loved ones, in the hope that Sally will select theirs, and give a psychic reading from it. Sally pulled out of a box on stage one of these pictures. She held the picture up to the camera and it was projected on the large screen behind her. The picture was of a middle-aged woman and by the clothes she was wearing and the quality of the image, I guessed it was taken some time in the 1990s. Sally immediately began to get communications from beyond the grave from a man holding a baby named Annabel……or was it Becky. Noticing that no one in the audience was responding, Sally asked the person who submitted the photo to stand up. A rather small chunky woman at the centre of the hall stood up and Sally once again began to get messages from the afterlife. She was informed that this man and baby were somehow linked to the lady in the picture. However the woman in the audience (who was now also projected behind Sally) disagreed and started to look increasingly confused as, presumably, nothing Sally was saying made any sense to her. Sally then decided to flat out ask her if the woman in the picture had any children who passed and, when informed that that she hadn’t, responded by saying “I will leave that then”.

Sally then became in direct contact with the woman in the photo who began to tell her that there was a lot of confusion around her death and that she felt it was very very quick. She later went on to say that the day Wednesday has a specific link to her death and that she either died on a Wednesday or was taken ill that day. As the woman in the audience was not responding to any thing Sally was saying, she decided to ask how the woman in the photo was related to her. It turns out the woman in the audience got the whole concept of submitting a picture of someone you wanted to talk to from the afterlife completely wrong – and for some unknown reason submitted a younger picture of herself.

The hall erupted in laughter, which quickly changed into disapproving mumbles that lasted the rest of the night. No matter how hard Sally tried, she was unable to get the audience back, who were becoming increasingly disgruntled with the number of ‘misses’ she was getting.

Which is a good start, but they should also feel embarrassed that it took that for them to realize that this “psychic” is a fraud.

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  • steve oberski

    they should also feel embarrassed that it took that for them to realize that this “psychic” is a fraud

    I suspect that there is a lot of overlap with the group of people that credulously lap up the shit dished out in their local church every Sunday (or what ever day(s) of the week your particular cult has set aside to grovel in front of your invisible friend(s)).

    So I’m not too surprised at how low the bar of credulity was with this particular audience.

  • <insert obligatory joke about “psychic not seeing it coming”>

  • haslar53

    She won’t sue you for calling her a fraud – only if you accuse her of wearing a hearing aid.

  • busterggi

    She’s no fraud, the woman in the audience was subconciously astral projecting. See, there is a scientific explaination.

  • Oh, wait, I think I’ve got it figured out.

    She was speaking to the audience member’s future ghost! If the barrier between alive and dead is so easy to pierce for Morgan, surely time is no problem either.

  • Matt G

    The people in the audience should be embarrassed. For being there in the first place.

  • moarscienceplz

    they should also feel embarrassed that it took that for them to realize that this “psychic” is a fraud.

    Well yeah, THIS psychic is a fraud. And shame on her for bringing dishonor to all the real psychics.

    (Tell me that this isn’t what most of that audience ended up thinking.)

  • Ichthyic

    pyschics should really change their schtick at this point to one of comic satire instead of the inane attempt at seriousness.

    they would actually do better.