A sucker is born every minute, HARDIN, Texas style (Merged)
Posted: 07 June 2011 10:37 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Drats, another psychic fails to live up to his/her promises…

when will they ever learn in the land of faith?

No bodies found in Texas home after psychic tip
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By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press – Tue Jun 7, 10:16 pm ET

HARDIN, Texas – Deputies who swarmed a rural Texas neighborhood Tuesday to search a farmhouse where a person claiming to be a psychic told officials multiple bodies were buried found no evidence of even a single homicide, a sheriff’s official says.

. . . Officials ended their search Tuesday night and went home, with the focus of the investigation now turning to the tipster who led local law enforcement and FBI agents to the home.

The sheriff’s office had received two calls from the person, officials said. Evans said authorities took the tip seriously in part because the caller had details about the interior of the house that only someone who had seen it could have known.

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Posted: 08 June 2011 05:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Original article:

http://www.kplctv.com/story/14861392/federal-agents-to-search-for-bodies-in-texas-house?redirected=true

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Posted: 08 June 2011 06:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yep, but the unanswered question is why anyone would waste valuable time and effort (not to mention public funds) on so blatantly foolish an effort. I wish they could prosecute the ‘psychic’ for giving false evidence.

And BTW, welcome to the CFI Forum, Coastal.

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Posted: 08 June 2011 07:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thank you for the welcome!

And yes, if they “have to take tips like this seriously,” then why should it be any different than someone making a false claim or filing a false report?

I think my main point in posting this is more for equilibrium.  Proponents often point to the handful of cases where the psychic was “right,” yet we never seem to hear about the (probably many) times they were wrong.  In the meantime, resources are wasted and investigators are taken away from real cases.

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Posted: 08 June 2011 01:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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It’s doubtful there is any psychic investigator that’s ever solved a case with anything more than coincidence.They might say “I sense the bodies will be found in the USA within the next 2 million years"and they would be correct!Small town police are more gullible it seems.

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Posted: 08 June 2011 07:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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No bodies found in Texas home after psychic tip

No surprise there. These people never see it coming when they get arrested for fraud. Why would anybody expect them to see anything else?

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Posted: 09 June 2011 10:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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FYI: Article about the case in the NYTimes today (may require login) references Joe Nickell.

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