My Experiences With Psychic Sally

In May of 2014, I 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 – not only to see her, but to gauge the audience reaction to her show. The reason that it was boring was that the audience did not respond well to her because, relatively early on in her performance, she showed the level of her psychic abilities. Afterwards I wrote a blog post and published a podcast about the night, which got the attention of the newspapers and Sally herself.

“The Snow Queen” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Intro Music by Michael ‘Skitch’ Schiciano
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About Myles Power (544 Articles)
My name is Myles Power, and I run the educational YouTube channel, powerm1985. I spend what little free time I have sharing my love of SCIENCE! through home experiments, visiting sites of scientific interest, and angrily ranting at pseudoscience proponents. I am also one of the founding members of the podcast 'The League of Nerds' - which I co-host with James from 'The History of Infection'.

2 Comments on My Experiences With Psychic Sally

  1. I think that its more random than all that. i mean she could be seeing images or spirits but they don’t neccessarily relate to the particular picture that was picked out.. Which would be difficult to know the difference. I don’t think that its a precise gift to have. You can’t just tell a specific spirit to come forth and be gauranteed that its the spirit you have chosen. I know i sound like a nut..but this is the only way that it could ever make sense to me.

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  2. I went to see a psychic once. He came to the local pub. There were a lot of ‘believers’ in the audience. I was singled out for the first hit. (Get me out of the way.) I started off pretty deadpan, until my wife (also a non-believer) nudged me to stop giving him a hard time, for the sake of all the others around. There was even a plant in the audience: some woman who gushed about how accurate he was, how she was moved etc. What stood out was his routine: guesses, throwing things out at random, saying – I’ll leave that with you, and so on. And also, given that it was in our local, and the person who set this up another customer, one who organises things, we inferred that he’d been briefed about the regulars. It was efficient patter, designed to pick up on any leads. So fair play to him for technique. Still: do psychics exist: nah – it’s an act – entertaining to a point, but also I agree it has a very dark side: evoking raw memories from people publicly. Human nature being what it is, a lot of people in the audience lapping this kind of recounting up.

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