How Did He Know That?! Oh, Right, That’s How…

Skeptic Dr. Karen Stollznow describes a psychic reading given to her by a stranger that was eerily accurate:

Pete paused as he connected to the other side. “Did your grandmother pass?” he asked. “You tell me,” I replied. “I have your grandmother here,” he decided. “She died about 2000.” I was surprised as this was correct. Still, I thought, it could be a lucky guess. I asked for her name. “I’m getting that she has an “r” in her name somewhere.” This is correct although vague. “R” is a very common letter and Pete couldn’t expand on her name. He continued, “She’s an intelligent lady and she likes to talk. I can’t keep up with her chatter!” My grandmother was an intelligent woman and she did like to chat, but this still wasn’t evidence of a paranormal connection.

I didn’t provide any feedback to Pete but asked him if he was seeing anything else from my grandmother. There was yet another long pause. “She said something about looking behind the wardrobe.” This was an amazing “hit”! These had been among the final words spoken by my grandmother. I was admittedly impressed with Pete’s reading, but suspicious at his accuracy…

There’s an explanation, of course. There’s always an explanation.

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About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.


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