Janet Parker - Medium
Posted: 15 February 2012 04:48 AM   [ Ignore ]
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This woman as a show in Portugal where she talks with dead.
I have tried to find any info about her but can’t find any.
Does any of you ever heard about her?
I found her site, but nothing else…
http://www.janetparker.co.uk/

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Posted: 15 February 2012 05:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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No idea. Mediums are pretty much a dime a dozen, so who knows? Maybe someone else here has heard of her.

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Posted: 18 March 2013 12:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I have heard of her and seen her at work and she is an excellent medium,she works mainly in Europe but has worked in the USA.As for mediums being a dime a dozen,that’s your opinion and you are entitled to it but I find it sadly wrong.

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Posted: 18 March 2013 02:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Unfortunately, they usually drain far more than a dime from their victims.  Most are clever con artists who manage to identify what the person wants to discuss, and who have good verbal skill that causes the person to reveal more than s/he realizes then is shocked when it’s fed back to her/him. The rest are crackpots who really believe they have metaphysical powers.

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Posted: 18 March 2013 02:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I think you are the kind of person that no matter the evidence will still not believe!I am pretty sceptical myself about a lot of things but when it comes to a GOOD medium then I am impressed.Ms Parker told me and others things that she could have known nothing about and I was certainly not led to tell her anything,I know that I’m too intelligent for that.Just for once think there could be something in this after all.

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Posted: 18 March 2013 03:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I think you are the kind of person that no matter the evidence will still not believe!I am pretty sceptical myself about a lot of things but when it comes to a GOOD medium then I am impressed.Ms Parker told me and others things that she could have known nothing about and I was certainly not led to tell her anything,I know that I’m too intelligent for that.Just for once think there could be something in this after all.

Good medium? Only in the methods they use to fool the credulous, and BTW personal anecdotes don’t stand as evidence. Has she taken up the James Randi challenge or has she already foreseen that she woud lose? Obviously you aren’t THAT skeptical. A little research into the methods physics use might just change your mind about her; here’s an excellent example:

http://skeptico.blogs.com/skeptico/2005/03/how_do_you_prov.html

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Posted: 18 March 2013 04:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I think you are the kind of person that no matter the evidence will still not believe!I am pretty sceptical myself about a lot of things but when it comes to a GOOD medium then I am impressed.Ms Parker told me and others things that she could have known nothing about and I was certainly not led to tell her anything,I know that I’m too intelligent for that.Just for once think there could be something in this after all.

Sorry, but no. There’s no reason to believe when what these people are using amounts to nothing more then old carnival tricks such as cold reading and…yes…even checking out their marks ahead of time.

I think one New York City detective said it best when she pointed out that of all the psychics and mediums she had arrested, not even one of them saw it coming when she busted them for fraud.

It’s all a scam.

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Posted: 18 March 2013 05:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I’ll just finish off now as like I said in my last reply to you no matter what you hear or see you have a blinkered attitude to life and by the way its not a scam,I may have forgotten to add that Ms Parker is my sister and she ain’t no fraud!

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Posted: 18 March 2013 06:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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wjbee - 18 March 2013 05:27 PM

I’ll just finish off now as like I said in my last reply to you no matter what you hear or see you have a blinkered attitude to life and by the way its not a scam,I may have forgotten to add that Ms Parker is my sister and she ain’t no fraud!

She may not be a fraud but she may well be mistaken, and probably is,  just as most believers have been since the beginning of time. 

That doesn’t make her a fraud unless she knows she is wrong but continues promulgating fraudulent information. Unfortunately millions of people have done that and millions more will do it in the future.

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Posted: 18 March 2013 08:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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I strongly disagree, Lois. These people know very well what they are doing. It’s not like being a priest who may indeed be ignorant and honestly believe that he is helping people to get to heaven. A “medium” who doesn’t know she is a fraud would be like a magician who thinks he really does magic.

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Posted: 18 March 2013 10:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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George - 18 March 2013 08:13 PM

I strongly disagree, Lois. These people know very well what they are doing. It’s not like being a priest who may indeed be ignorant and honestly believe that he is helping people to get to heaven. A “medium” who doesn’t know she is a fraud would be like a magician who thinks he really does magic.

Maybe, but beliefs can screw up minds.

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Posted: 19 March 2013 10:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I tend to agree with Lois.  There are many varieties of “thought” that go along with mental illness.  I seem to recall that there are those who honestly believe they have extrasensory abilities such as being able to read people’s minds, see the future, etc.  They usually end up institutionalized, but until then, they will spout nonsense, and there will be others who believe them. 

However, I mostly agree with George, too.  The large majority of them are con people and know they are.

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Posted: 19 March 2013 01:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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wjbee - 18 March 2013 05:27 PM

I’ll just finish off now as like I said in my last reply to you no matter what you hear or see you have a blinkered attitude to life and by the way its not a scam,I may have forgotten to add that Ms Parker is my sister and she ain’t no fraud!

If she is your sister, then it’s not surprising that she “knew things” about you.

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Posted: 19 March 2013 05:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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wjbee - 18 March 2013 05:27 PM

I’ll just finish off now as like I said in my last reply to you no matter what you hear or see you have a blinkered attitude to life and by the way its not a scam,I may have forgotten to add that Ms Parker is my sister and she ain’t no fraud!

In that case, my sister is a ‘medium’ too! Lol, and my parents even more so!  tongue laugh

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Posted: 19 March 2013 11:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Occam. - 19 March 2013 10:54 AM

I tend to agree with Lois.  There are many varieties of “thought” that go along with mental illness.  I seem to recall that there are those who honestly believe they have extrasensory abilities such as being able to read people’s minds, see the future, etc.  They usually end up institutionalized, but until then, they will spout nonsense, and there will be others who believe them. 

However, I mostly agree with George, too.  The large majority of them are con people and know they are.

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Yes, the majority are con people, I agree. The ones that honestly believe thy have extrasensory abilities don’t generally end up institutionalized, though. As long as they’re not actually hurting anyone in an identifiable way, they are likely to be left alone with their oddities. It’s often hard to know whether they believe their own hype or not. Best to give them a wide berth.

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