Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Haunted Hoax's Patrick Doyle says IT's OVER

the gluttony of paranormal television gobbling up the airwaves, that is.

according to patrick:

"...The Discovery network just seated a new GM and he plainly stated no more paranormal shows. All the programs that have come out in the last year have had terrible rating and killed any interest in new shows. This is across the board, from Discovery to A&E. Networks that were interested two months ago saw the latest ratings numbers and dropped all inquires. They stated, “Don’t even bother sending us anything in the genre because the answer is no. If you’re filming something now, stop.”

sad news for patrick himself but great news for everyone who is sick to death of these types of shows and their monopoly of television programming. i wish patrick the best with his writing endeavors -- his "haunted hoax" channel on youtube was/is a great tool in the fight against paranormal chicanery.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

psychics suckering grandparents (along with loads of other people)

i ran across an interesting article offering advice on how to protect the elderly against direct mail scams -- this particular scam involved psychic scammer maria duval.

more info about this rather long-running scam (i can't understand how law enforcement isn't all over this crap -- some of these comments and entries are at least 4 years old):

OOOKAAAAY --- this one is a bit different

i can't say i've heard one like this before:

Florida police say a professed psychic not only allegedly bilked a female client, but also convinced her to coat her body in gel and cellophane before jogging.

i mean, as if the $50,000 shellacking wasn't enough...

definitely click on those 3 related stories links in that article for more sundry psychic scammolas.