Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Can a blind psychic really see into the minds of murderers?

I read an abbreviated biography about a blind psychic Sharon Neill in the Daily Mail Online the other day. Full of the usual anecdotal claims amongst her story of discovering and using her 'psychic' abilities, including the typical claims of helping the police find missing persons including dead persons. Not a single named reference to a police force that one could check up the claims for. Maybe they are in her book, a not surprising trigger for this article.
Unfortunately, the police forces in the UK won't admit that they use psychics to help them solve crimes. I am still faced by scepticism every day in my work.
Indeed. And it will be no surprise that my answer to the title of this post is with a very high probability NO.