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arthur harbrow 30th Sep 2018 20:40

Mediums
 
Has anyone any experience of mediums?I am largely sceptical, however a friend of my wife had a telephone reading which has proved very accurate.
To my knowledge the medium had no prior information on my wifes friend.Some of the stuff wasn't just generalisations but she foretold her marriage splitting up and two deaths.

andytug 30th Sep 2018 20:49

My view is that there is a lot that science cannot yet explain, however if there are people out there with the gift of being mediums they are very much lost in the deluge of charlatans doing it for the money.
If any money changes hands I would be extremely sceptical to say the least.
My mother in law did once speak to a lady who told her things about a murder case (infamous locally) that could not possibly have been known at the time, and only came to light several months later. Can't explain that at all.

Gertrude the Wombat 30th Sep 2018 20:54


Originally Posted by andytug (Post 10262513)
Can't explain that at all.

I can. If all the mediums out there between them make 1,000,000 predictions then by random chance two or three of them will turn out to be accurate.

Guess which ones you will and won't be told about afterwards?

(First or second statistics lesson.)

treadigraph 30th Sep 2018 21:03

I also am very sceptical about such things; however on several occasions I have "known" that someone was around the corner when logically I couldn't have known, and I once had a dream about a close friend in great distress - it turned she had been exactly that around the time due to a family death. I've never told her by the way.

Certainly odd; coincidence? Or is there some form of telepathy to which some people are more receptive?

I don't wish to know the future though...

andytug 30th Sep 2018 21:11

OK here's a similar-ish one, how is it that you know someone is looking at you across a crowded room, even if you aren't looking at them? No one knows the answer to that one either.

Fareastdriver 30th Sep 2018 21:29

It's called sexual harassment.

It's probably the latest reason.

WestofEMA 30th Sep 2018 21:49

My experience of mediums are that they are just too tight. I'm much more comfy in XL.



I'll get my coat....

hiflymk3 30th Sep 2018 21:52

Haha! Well done. But aren't mediums rare?

sitigeltfel 30th Sep 2018 21:53


Originally Posted by WestofEMA (Post 10262550)
My experience of mediums are that they are just too tight. I'm much more comfy in XL.



I'll get my coat....

Billy Connolly said he would take an item of clothing to a shop assistant and ask if it came in Extra Medium.

Dan Dare 30th Sep 2018 21:58

Mediums or media? If convivial would they be social media?

gileraguy 30th Sep 2018 22:08

I recall in Don Bennet's (Bomber Command Pathfinder Commander) autobiography, that the ability of a twin to sense that his brother was alive after a crash in Norway was thought provoking.

Pontius Navigator 30th Sep 2018 22:09

Treadigraph, there is something:

Couldn't meet someone as he had changed plans and would be in town. On the way home I was on the wrong platform. Train came in, door opened, out came my friend.

Or booked a day trip on a boat but it depended on sufficient numbers booking. Day prior, passing tour office debated ringing to check - tour office rang.

Or think sister in Law . . . She rings. Another time, in their car, talking or their son, phone goes, it is son ringing from Malta.

ehwatezedoing 30th Sep 2018 22:13


Originally Posted by hiflymk3 (Post 10262551)
Haha! Well done. But aren't mediums rare?

I see what you did there.

But the best person to be in contact with sprits remains...An alcoholic.


WingNut60 30th Sep 2018 22:21


Originally Posted by Fareastdriver (Post 10262539)
It's called sexual harassment.

It's probably the latest reason.

I'd have gone for paranoia.

BehindBlueEyes 30th Sep 2018 22:26

I believe we are all more intuitive than we are aware. After all, for many thousands of years, human beings had to rely on instincts alone. Modern life doesnít really require them, but weíve still not quite lost the ability. Havenít you had that feeling that something isnít right about a person or situation but you canít quote put your finger on it? I know for sure Iíve met people and for no reason Iíve taken a dislike, then after a bit, Iíve thought I was mistaken in prejudging them, only to have them behave in such a way later on that made me think my gut feelings were right.

However, I distrust mediums totally. Most people are drawn to them because of a bereavement or an emotional crisis so they are already mentally vulnerable. The law of statistics means that these mediums will get something right occasionally but because of my cynicism, a work colleague persuaded me to attend a spiritualist church. Never seen such conning and deception going on. Average age of the congration was 70+ so by saying Iíve got a message from an Albert, Hilda, Doris, George etc it will strike a chord with someone. The only positive thing I guess it did do was give some of the old people comfort that Albert, Hilda, Doris or George were happy where they are and they forgive the living for whatever happened!

i was particularly close to my late father and I know, if there was anyway he could contact me from wherever he went, he would speak to me, not through some third party.

Gertrude the Wombat 30th Sep 2018 22:34


Originally Posted by BehindBlueEyes (Post 10262581)
Average age of the congration was 70+ so by saying I’ve got a message from an Albert, Hilda, Doris, George etc it will strike a chord with someone.


The previous software my party used for recording canvass data etc had a "possibly old" flag that it would set for people with names like that when the DoB wasn't known. This flag could then be used in filters for targeting leaflets about pensions or whatever - like most of this stuff, not entirely accurate, but also not entirely useless.

It flagged an Eleanor I knew as "possibly old", which she, aged 40 or so, found amusing.

pilotmike 30th Sep 2018 22:47


Originally Posted by arthur harbrow (Post 10262505)
Has anyone any experience of mediums?I am largely ...

There's always a comedian!

M.Mouse 30th Sep 2018 23:13

I am an atheist. Many years ago I had a lodger who attended a Spiritualist church. One evening we visited the couple who ran said church. The chap was sitting next to me and in the middle of innocuous conversation described an older woman and described a mannerism which my grandmother had. Neither my lodger nor this couple knew anything of my grandmother and no money changed hands. To this day it has me puzzled. And before anybody starts he was very specific about certain things and in no way was he generalising and homing in on information I was giving him simply because I said very little!

Out of curiosity I went with the same lodger to see Doris Stokes at Wimbledon. In my view she was a complete fake but a consummate performer . Even my spiritualist lodger thought she was fake!

racedo 30th Sep 2018 23:29

Lady walks into a bar and say "I am a Medium"..........

Barman quick as a flash says "More like an extra large there love"

Coat, hat, exit......................

Krystal n chips 1st Oct 2018 06:31


Originally Posted by BehindBlueEyes (Post 10262581)
I believe we are all more intuitive than we are aware. After all, for many thousands of years, human beings had to rely on instincts alone. Modern life doesnít really require them, but weíve still not quite lost the ability. Havenít you had that feeling that something isnít right about a person or situation but you canít quote put your finger on it? I know for sure Iíve met people and for no reason Iíve taken a dislike, then after a bit, Iíve thought I was mistaken in prejudging them, only to have them behave in such a way later on that made me think my gut feelings were right.

However, I distrust mediums totally. Most people are drawn to them because of a bereavement or an emotional crisis so they are already mentally vulnerable. The law of statistics means that these mediums will get something right occasionally but because of my cynicism, a work colleague persuaded me to attend a spiritualist church. Never seen such conning and deception going on. Average age of the congration was 70+ so by saying Iíve got a message from an Albert, Hilda, Doris, George etc it will strike a chord with someone. The only positive thing I guess it did do was give some of the old people comfort that Albert, Hilda, Doris or George were happy where they are and they forgive the living for whatever happened!

i was particularly close to my late father and I know, if there was anyway he could contact me from wherever he went, he would speak to me, not through some third party.

I can concur with your first paragraph. This instinct, has, generally served me well over the years.

There again, I've never made any secret of the fact I believe only the body dies, the spirit and soul remain . Far too many encounters with what is termed, and invariably dismissed by those who prefer to think science as we know it can provide all the answers, the paranormal

The above being totally separate from those who seem to have had an amazing number of bizarre coincidences in their life.

My partner has visited mediums and found them to be more than accurate when describing events in her life.....without any prior knowledge or attempts to elicit information.


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