A Rather Embarrassing Night for Psychic Sally in Middlesbrough

I recently went to to see the 'psychic to the stars' Sally Morgan at Middlesbrough town hall, and if there was one word I could use to describe my night it would be 'boring'. First off I feel I have to say that I personally don't believe that psychics exist so, as you can imagine, I find people like Sally distasteful. This, however, was not the reason why I found the night boring as I do love this kind of thing and was genuinely excited to not only see her, but to gauge the audiences reaction to her show. The reason that it was boring was because the audience did not respond well to her after relatively early on in her performance, she showed the level of her psychic abilities.

Psychic Sally Middlesbrough

For those who don't know, psychic Sally Morgan is a British television and stage artist who claims to have (you guessed it...) psychic abilities. She believes that she inherited her abilities from her Grandmother who was affectionately known locally as the witch of Fulham. She has been the star of her own show and has an extensive list of clients including celebrities and royalty, and is currently on the road showing off her psychic abilities.

Sally came to Middlesbrough on Friday night and her show started off very well. Even though she was getting the vast majority of what she was saying wrong the audience did not seem to mind and seemed to be having a good time. The point at which the audience became disillusioned with the performance was quite specific. One aspect of the show is that audience members can submit photographs of dead loved ones, in the hope that Sally will select theirs, and give a psychic reading from it. Sally pulled out of a box on stage one of these pictures. She held the picture up to the camera and it was projected on the large screen behind her. The picture was of a middle-aged woman and by the clothes she was wearing and the quality of the image, I guessed it was taken some time in the 1990s. Sally immediately began to get communications from beyond the grave from a man holding a baby named Annabel……or was it Becky. Noticing that no one in the audience was responding, Sally asked the person who submitted the photo to stand up. A rather small chunky woman at the centre of the hall stood up and Sally once again began to get messages from the afterlife. She was informed that this man and baby were somehow linked to the lady in the picture. However the woman in the audience (who was now also projected behind Sally) disagreed and started to look increasingly confused as, presumably, nothing Sally was saying made any sense to her. Sally then decided to flat out ask her if the woman in the picture had any children who passed and, when informed that that she hadn’t, responded by saying “I will leave that then”.

Sally then became in direct contact with the woman in the photo who began to tell her that there was a lot of confusion around her death and that she felt it was very very quick. She later went on to say that the day Wednesday has a specific link to her death and that she either died on a Wednesday or was taken ill that day. As the woman in the audience was not responding to any thing Sally was saying, she decided to ask how the woman in the photo was related to her. It turns out the woman in the audience got the whole concept of submitting a picture of someone you wanted to talk to from the afterlife completely wrong – and for some unknown reason submitted a younger picture of herself.

The hall erupted in laughter, which quickly changed into disapproving mumbles that lasted the rest of the night. No matter how hard Sally tried, she was unable to get the audience back, who were becoming increasingly disgruntled with the number of ‘misses’ she was getting. Not only that, but the audience seemed to become more restrained when Sally was asking them questions. I also don’t think that they reacted well to some of the particularly offensive scenarios Sally was recreating. One involved her re-enacting a dead man flushing narcotics down a toilet to his immediate family, whilst repeatedly saying “flush it down”. Another was when she was talking to a teenage girl whose boyfriend had recently committed suicide by hanging himself. Sally told the girl that she can feel him hitting her leg and that he was, infact, re-enacting  swinging against a door as he was committing suicide.

I now think that the vast majority of people who walked out of Middlesbrough town hall that night feel as i do – that someone who is psychic should know if the person they are talking to is dead or not and that it’s quite a messed up thing for a person to pretend that they are in contact with a dead family member.

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15 Comments on A Rather Embarrassing Night for Psychic Sally in Middlesbrough

  1. what no-one seems to have realised that psychics do not necessarily work with or communicate with spirit – all mediums are psychic but not all psychics are mediums – there is a big difference!


  2. My daughter brought me to see her in dublin she mentioned a lady called June I shouted down to her yes that’s my mams name she said eh no it’s not her well I slept for the rest of the show she’s such a fake and I believed she was the real deal till I saw her show


    • yes my friends son got her two tickets for Christmas and she took me,what a waste of a couple of hours that was, she got everything wrong and the couple of times she did hit on a right name was laughable.She ended up “communicating ” with dead pets anyone here use to own a black and white dog must of applied to 3/4 of the audience biggest fake going save your money I could do better lol


  3. ANYONE claiming to be psychic is in one, or both, of only two states.
    1) A CON ARTIST.
    WHY people throw money at them (for whatever excuse) is beyond me.
    They should be imprisoned and their stolen profites returned to their victims.
    Join the campaign to get rid of these thieves.
    Email your M.P. today and request he raises the issue in parliament.


  4. nothing more than a simple psychology tricks made famous in the 80s with sketch acts like pial daniels doris stokes etc complete b/s


  5. The truth is that just because one is a bad egg doesn’t mean they all are. You can’t fault that logic therefore why generalise?
    There are plenty of psychics giving their private readings to individuals and saying everything right…where the statistical success of a message is far less likely.

    You say something random in front of a big audience chances are they’ll get a bite. A reading to an individual is not so obvious.

    Colin Fry was also caught out. He had a show that was performed in teh dark, objects floating around etc only someone turned on the lights… ahem!


  6. Anonymous // May 19, 2014 at 7:21 pm // Reply

    My gosh a witch hunt …..as to the person saying which countries it’s a UK monarch that will pass away tomorrow…. is my bet lol gotta love the sceptics antisocial comments bless lol


    • Well that was a huge claim to make and it hasn’t come to fruition so will you be explaining you’re crap prediction or what?


  7. This has to be one of the funniest threads I’ve ever read! I would never go to see one of these shows they are all too easily set up and nobody with the ‘gift’ can ever provide indisputable proof. I will, however, be waiting with baited breath at noon tomorrow when this royal death is announced….. :oD


  8. Psychic Sally didn’t even know it was my birthday when I saw her. She claimed someone was happy that night for a reason!!!!


  9. Reminds me of Storm by Tim Minchin.


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