MISCELLANEOUS RAVINGS: In our humble opinion, psychic visions rarely if ever have any vali
In our humble opinion, psychic visions rarely if ever have any validity.
But - suppose for a moment that just one such vision, of a plane crash for
instance, came out precisely as predicted. Don't we know for a fact that the
person making the prediction would be arrested for causing the disaster? He
would, in effect, have to prove that he did not cause it or have mundane ways
of knowing about it. A sensible person would just keep quiet in the first
A case in point is that of Etta Louise Smith, a Los Angeles woman who,
following a psychic vision, led police to the precise location of a murder
victim, though she had no connection with the crime. This occurred in 1980,
and is detailed in an article in the August 1987 issue of FATE. Ms. Smith was
jailed for four days without charges, and then let go. She then sued the city
for false arrest, and finally was awarded $26,000 this year.
We await Word from Randi or perhaps Phil Klass, to explain to us that
(a) the whole thing was just a coincidence or (b) Ms. Smith really was
connected with the murder after all......
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