Report: Long Island Medium Cannot Actually Talk to Ghosts

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Bad news, guys: everyone’s favorite large-haired ghost whisperer with a reality television program may not actually possess the ability to whisper to ghosts.

According to fraud whistleblower (alternative title: professional party-pooper) Ron Tebo, Theresa Caputo — medium, dog owner, author of You Can’t Make This Stuff Upis, in fact, making this stuff up.

Tebo says he’s been interviewing Caputo’s clients and associates for over a year — which is, like, a really long time to hold a professional grudge against a TV medium — and accuses her of various forms of trickery, including cold reading, purposely asking vague leading questions, and having her employees run background checks on ticket-holders at her events “to guarantee a catch.”

Here are some testimonies from disappointed attendees at her events: “She seemed off and almost every reading was like pulling teeth to match up info. She was really grasping at straws and did a lot of ‘fishing,'”; “Some [readings] were just off the mark”; “There were three levels of seating and 2,500 people in attendance [and] Teresa spent the whole time on the first floor.”

As someone who once went on a brief but passionate Long Island Medium bender and shed copious amounts of tears throughout, this is v. disappointing for me. This world is a cruel place with definitely not enough ghosts in it. (Also, on a more serious note: it’s horrible to take advantage of grieving people like that!!!!!) [Radar]

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