4/6/06 (PMP) Contradictions, Not Answers
“The first "psychic" (I'll call her Linda) approached my husband, John, and I in our driveway as we were getting ready to leave. She told us that she had been having dreams about Sarah for quite some time, and that Sarah kept telling her that she wanted to be found. Linda said that she didn't know who Sarah was until recently when she saw her flyer in a store window. She said that she sensed the fragrance of Honeysuckle and asked if Sarah wore Honeysuckle cologne. She told us of a place where she kept seeing in her dreams and believed that we would find her there. We went over there, and found nothing.
Linda once called me around 11:30 p.m. to tell me about a dream she had just had about Sarah that awakened her. She suggested that we should look in manholes, because she thought that Sarah had been put in a manhole somewhere on a certain highway between our town and another close-by town. By this time she had decided that Sarah was somewhere near where honeysuckles would grow in the spring. No, we did NOT go look in manholes!
In 2005, after about the third airing of our segment on the Montel Williams show, I received a phone call from a woman (Robin) whom I believe was from Wisconsin or maybe Minnesota. She told us that she had seen the show, and that she felt compelled to call us about Sarah, and that she may help to resolve our case for us. She said that she had gained her psychic abilities after one of her sons had committed suicide a few years ago. She told me that there is no charge for her "readings" that she records on cassette tapes. She cited a case she had worked on and helped to resolve it. I told her that I agreed for her to make the tapes from her "readings" and would listen to them shortly after we had received them.
The tapes arrived about 1½ - 2 weeks later. As I sat down to listen to them, I knew almost from the very beginning that it was a sham. There were 5 two-sided tapes to listen to. The longer I listened, the more I knew that none of these things were true and felt the presence of evil in her 'readings' and in her voice.
In the end, she had Sarah being killed (within a couple of weeks after she disappeared) by a cult that a deputy sheriff was involved with, and her body was supposedly buried in a barn that was in a very remote area where no noise from her screams could be heard.
In the conclusion of the tape, she offered to allow us to fly herself and her (surviving) son to Texas (of course, all expenses paid by us) to help us find the area where all these things happened. Of course, I never did contact her, but trashed the tapes. She is out the cost of the tapes and of the postage. I guess she figured 'nothing ventured, nothing gained'.
The fact is, though, that I have a video that shows Sarah and another person from after about 5 weeks since she had left home. This is how I cling to hope that she is alive.
I have never contacted a psychic about Sarah, and don't feel compelled to do so. A woman where I work claims psychic abilities and has told me some things that she believes to be true about Sarah. However, she had contradicted herself at least once. I have prayed that if this is not of God, that she would not bring this up to me again. She doesn't bring it up. I have asked her one of two quick things (as a test) since she first brought it up, but she never brings it up on her own.
I could be wrong, but it seems to me that most of the resolutions that psychics have to our missing loved one, usually are bad ones.
Anybody besides me notice that the 'psychic' on Montel looks evil and contradicts what the Bible says?”
Yes, Louise, we noticed.
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