Saturday, August 3, 2019

Psychic Detectives

My mother has always believed in the paranormal and has gone to psychics for as long as I can remember.  One woman had psychic abilities, but her primary career was a detective. She used her abilities in order to help her cases. Later in her career, people would be skeptical about her information and she retired from being a detective and started doing readings instead. My mother always found her readings beneficial and couldn't believe some of the things that she knew. I grew up being a believer in these things, but after learning about cold readings, vague statements, and how they gather their information, I am starting to become skeptical. I want to believe that there are people that can communicate with our deceased loved ones, but unfortunately now I believe that will only happen after we pass away.

1 comment:

  1. Madeleine, I completely understand where you're coming from. Most of the pseudoscience concepts are made to make us want to believe. The desire to believe beautiful things like contacting our deceased loved ones is so strong for most, that believing is easy. I've always been fairly skeptical myself of psychics, I've always been concerned they use people's emotions to manipulate them for financial gain.