Psychics and psychic detective claims are one of Ben’s specialties, and he’s investigated dozens of cases; here are some selected highlights.

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Psychokinesis: Facts About Mind Over Matter

“Who here is psychic? Raise my hand!” That’s an old joke, but there are several claimed types of psychic powers, including precognition (knowing the future) and telepathy (describing things at a remote location).
Read at Live Science

Psychic Detectives and the Tragedy of Harely Dilly

Investigations into the accuracy of psychic detectives in locating missing persons are typically conducted by skeptics after the fact.
Read at Skeptical Inquirer

The Messengers of Lily Dale: An Analysis of Modern Spiritualist Mediums

Lily Dale is a small town in southwestern New York, about an hour from Buffalo on the wooded shores of Cassadaga Lake. It is a beautiful and serene place dotted with flowers and quaint houses with cats sleeping in windows. It is also home to Lily Dale Assembly, the oldest and largest Spiritualist community in the United States.
Read at The Skeptic

Despite Popularity, Psychic Detectives Fail to Perform

Psychic detectives, both “real” and fictional, have been publicized on Larry King Live and seen in the 2005 hit NBC television show Medium, which beat the science-based drama CSI:Miami in the ratings. Yet a close examination of psychic detectives suggests they are better at finding publicity than missing persons.
Read at Live Science

No, Author Sylvia Browne Didn’t Predict the Coronavirus Outbreak

In 2020, there were been plenty of rumours, myths and misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19.
Read at Vice

Other investigations

  • Crystal Healing
    Sedona, Arizona, 2011
  • Djemaa El-Fna magicians and psychics
    Marrakech, Morocco, 2007
  • Psychic and the Serial Killer
    Parsippany, New Jersey, 2008-2009
  • Remote Viewer / ESP test
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2007
  • Witchcraft / psychics
    Caye Caulker, Belize, 2011