Psychic Carla Baron Called Out on Claim of Solving Natalee Holloway Case

June 14, 2010

I recently wrote about the arrest of Joran ven der Sloot, the main suspect in the Natalee Holloway disappearance. In my Discovery News column I duly noted that psychic Carla Baron said she solved the case years ago: 

Natalee Holloway disappeared May 30, 2005, while on vacation in Aruba. Despite the efforts of countless searchers and psychics, police closed the case after two and a half years without finding Holloway or charging anyone in her disappearance.  (High–profile psychic Carla Baron of the television show  Haunting Evidence  claimed she solved the Holloway case several years ago, yet Holloway's family and the Aruban police are apparently unaware that the case has been solved.)  

A few days later I noticed that Carla Baron herself (perhaps made aware of my blog by either Google or her psychic powers) replied: 

*Psychic*Carla Baron  
I didn't "claim" anything ... I KNOW.       
Joran van der Sloot is responsible for the death of Natalee Holloway.         
  ~ Carla Baron     
 I gamely responded in kind: 
If you have psychic information about where Natalee Holloway's body is, or where the police can find incriminating evidence against Mr. Van der Sloot, please contact the FBI and Aruban police so that justice can be done, the family brought some closure, and the killer brought to justice. If you cannot provide this sort of information (on a case you claimed to have solved years ago) please stop exploiting this young woman's murder as a "success story" for your psychic powers.   
I wonder if Ms. Baron will have any response... 


#1 afillmor (Guest) on Monday June 14, 2010 at 2:01pm

Can’t wait!

#2 asanta on Monday June 14, 2010 at 4:15pm

I imagine she would say,“Natalee Holloway is trying to tell her where she is buried, but it is very dark and she can’t see anything”. Carla Baron should just shut up!!

#3 MarkO (Guest) on Tuesday June 15, 2010 at 6:45am

@afillmor—You can’t wait, and neither can I, but I bet we’ll have to. (What’s the current count on Randi and Sylvia Brown?)

#4 Skeptico on Wednesday June 16, 2010 at 7:48am

Three years ago Carla Baron and her team of three clowns also claimed to have solved the murder of little Madeleine McCann.  Funnily enough, that murder is still unsolved as well.  (Sensing a pattern here.)

#5 Jerry Buchanan (Guest) on Monday June 28, 2010 at 7:33pm

Let’s hope she does not report anything to the FBI or any other police agency. As reported by the Independent investigations Group several years ago, Carla has wasted the valuable time of many police agencies over many cases that she has “solved.” She has even “solved” some cases that have not yet been solved. One main problem with “psychics” like her is the time police departments waste in following up her “leads” that can be spent on actual police work. Another problem is the emotional toll on family members when she gives them either false hope or no hope at all.

#6 jsp81355 (Guest) on Saturday July 10, 2010 at 2:47pm

Some people are very skeptical of self-proclaimed psychics and it is understandable.  There are others, however, who refuse to believe anything they consider out of the ordinary.  Those are the people who try to force their opinions down everyone else’s throats.  I used to watch Carla Baron on “Haunting Evidence” and believe that she proved her abilities were genuine on more than one occasion, as did the other participants on the show.  I have watched several shows where actual police officers have attested to the usefulness of the information provided to them by psychics, which in some cases resulted in the solving of crimes.  There is more to this world than what meets the eye, and people need to start understanding that.

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