Psychics and missing people in Australia

I found this very interesting article about the use of psychics to find missing people in Australia. The article references many cases, including the infamous disappearance of the Beaumont children in 1966.

I think so-called extrasensory perception is a load of garbage and don’t know why the police would actually pay a psychic to “feel” things for them, but desperation makes people do strange things.

15 thoughts on “Psychics and missing people in Australia

  1. forthelost December 29, 2010 / 2:54 pm

    A psychic recently wrote me this long, convoluted explanation of what happened to Morgan Nick. I have no idea why; she’s not even on my site.

    • Clinton October 27, 2015 / 2:29 pm

      I would be interested in knowing what the psychic said about Morgan Nick as I am researching the case.

      • forthelost October 27, 2015 / 5:23 pm

        It was five years ago and I’m sure I didn’t keep it.

  2. Kat December 29, 2010 / 6:05 pm

    I think some people have a gift per say…I do not think they exist in the masses of phone lines or anything else. If they can help, great. If not, the hell with them, esp since it seems like free publicity for them rather than the MP. Though this is the nation that loves Dixon, so who knows. How are you feeling, Meaghan? I lost your email, so this is the best I can do till I sort thru my stuff. And, forthelost, sorry about that. Sucks bad. I has to hurt to read that kind of stuff.

    • Meaghan December 29, 2010 / 6:08 pm

      I’m okay except still getting headaches.

  3. Kat December 29, 2010 / 6:06 pm

    I meant *it*

  4. CarlK90245 December 29, 2010 / 11:19 pm

    From what I’ve heard, psychics very rarely (if ever) come up with good info, but Law Enforcement has to take tips from “psychics” seriously, because they might just know something and are giving information on the pretext that they have psychic powers.

    Just as with the firefighter/arsonist who starts a fire so that he can be the hero who puts it out, there are probably killers who provide inside info to the police and say that they got the info from psychic powers. This is not to say that most “psychics” are the perpetrators of the crimes. Only that the police need to be open to that possibility whenever a psychic wants to provide them with info.

    • Meaghan December 29, 2010 / 11:31 pm

      Case in point: Thomas Welnicki, the prime suspect in the abduction of Jennifer Marteliz, had a “vision” about her disappearance.

      Back when Chandra Levy vanished I found a board post where a guy claimed he could “map dowse” but instead of finding underground water on the maps, he found dead bodies. He claimed he had used his “dowsing” and scanned a piece of a map indicating the spot where he thought Chandra might be buried. I looked it up myself and discovered the place he indicated was actually a parking lot. In other words, no way was Chandra buried there. Of course she turned up quite a distance away from where he said.

    • Meaghan December 30, 2010 / 11:56 am

      I had actually heard of this case, but had forgotten her name.

    • Justin December 30, 2010 / 2:41 pm

      I had read about her in a brief couple of paragraphs in the book “Among the Missing : An Anecdotal History of Missing Persons from 1800 to the Present” by Jay Robert Nash. I was thinking about submitting her to the Doe Network, but couldn’t find a photograph of her.

      I did find out about the book written about her in 1966 when I googled her name years ago, but that was it.

  5. Humbled_Observer December 30, 2010 / 4:45 pm

    i remember an ‘unsloved mysteries’ episode years ago about a lady in california i think. a nurse in her city went missing and this lady had a vision or a hunch about where the missing woman’s body was.
    well….she drove to the area in her ‘vision’ and did in fact find the body and of coarse went to the police. the victim had been raped and beaten to death.
    she was arrested and jailed for 4 days. she couldn’t explain how she knew where the body was other than this vision. so the cops were convinced she was in on it. but she really wasn’t.
    the killers were eventually found and convicted. she sued the police department and won.
    that’s about the only case of esp that stands out to me as being ‘true’.

    • Meaghan December 30, 2010 / 6:09 pm

      I hope it is her.

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