Psychics don't rely on psychics to warn them of impending disasters.Psychics don't predict their own deaths or diseases. They're as surprised and disturbed as the rest of us when they have to call a plumber or an electrician to fix some defect at home.They “used the séances as a cover for their meetings” (Williams 2000: 66).[Williams's source may have been Trevor Hall's The Spiritualists: The Story of Florence Cook and William Crookes (London, 1962), published as The Medium and the Scientist by Prometheus Books in1984.* See Christopher 1975: 171.]James Randi, who has tested many people who think they have psychic abilities, has found that when he has tested the alleged paranormal powers of psychics (1) they had never before tested their powers under controlled conditions, and (2) those who don't offer preposterous rationalizations for their inability to perform seem genuinely baffled at their failure.All conspired to deceive the public by claiming that a video tape of a "Dick Maurice Show," on which Rand predicts the assassination attempt by John Hinkley on Ronald Reagan, was done on January 6, 1981.The tape was actually made on March 31, 1981, a day after Hinkley shot Reagan (Steiner)."Aren't you a bit surprised that the only message that the dead seem to be able to give to us is someone had a nickname Miss Piggy?
Some performers seem to be able to do things that require paranormal powers; these are the masters of the art of conjuring.She not only cheated as a medium, she and Crookes seem to have cheated on Crookes's wife.According to William Williams, the medium and her scientific examiner had a secret affair.In short, psychics live by the known laws of nature except when they are playing the psychic game with people.Psychics aren't overly worried about other psychics reading their minds and revealing their innermost secrets to the world.