Last night's Larry King show had Sylvia Browne and James Praagh (sp) on. Interesting discussion with some pertinent questions being asked. Can psychics really help with crime cases? I can't say I'd be receptive to that kind of stuff. I've had one experience with a "speywife" as we call them here. It was many years ago and a close friend had just died. I went with another friend and she was amazingly accurate in both our readings. We both agreed to give her no clues as we were warned that we would end up providing the information for her. We also tried to trick her. I was working at the time and my friend was at uni but I dressed like a student with beads and cheesecloth and my friend wore a blue business suit - yet she spoke about my work and told my friend that she would pass her exams! I also remained virtually silent throughout my reading. She predicted my husband (whom I hadn't met at that point), my bereavement (she mentioned my dead friend as I walked into the room and before I'd even sat down!), my future career u-turn, my older two children (she said I'd have two children within the next ten years), she also said that all my family members would still be with me in ten years time (they were).... She gave me a lot of comfort but I still vowed never to see another speywife or to have my fortune told ever again. Anyway, some people believe that these people are just good readers of people and body language. Others swear by their gift. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0512/28/lkl.01.html On another forum, a poster called Beth gave links to the James Randi website and his $million challenge. I read some of the challengers and found it fascinating BUT I have to say that I find Kramer a little abrasive and wonder if the JREF deliberately try to put some applicants off by muddying the waters at the protocol agreement stage. I read the threads very carefully and there are definitely instancies where the goalposts are moved a little by JREF and when this is challenged by the applicants, THEY are accused of being difficult! Comments?