One year ago a massive police search took place in Texas when a Texas Psychic and 48-year-old grandmother, who sparked a massive police hunt for 30 children she believed dead.
As recently reported by usinessinsider.com, almost a year ago the self-proclaimed Texas Psychic reportedly told police 25 to 30 dismembered bodies were buried under a Houston-area house – this did not make the couple who owned the home too happy.
Joe Bankson and Gena Charlton are suing the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, “Angel”, the psychic, and multiple news outlets, including CNN and The New York Times, Courthouse News Service reported Friday.
The couple claims Angel called the sheriff’s office with her vision in June 2011. The sheriff’s office then reportedly searched the house and invited the media along to watch.
The lawsuit claims the sheriff’s office was “unreasonable in relying on an uncorroborated tip from a self-proclaimed psychic source,” according to CNS.
The couple also claims the media failed to fully vet Angel’s claims and didn’t take proper steps to ensure the news reports wouldn’t damage the couple’s reputation.
Bankson and Charlton are seeking damages for defamation, negligence, and unreasonable search and seizure, CNS reported.
What do you think of the Texas Psychic debacle, should police act on Psychic visions? Be sure to comment.
Psychic Amy Allan is known as a Medium, she claims to see dead people. Steve Di Schiavi worked as a New York City homicide detective for 23 years. Together this team investigates strange and mysterious cases.
In The “Dead Files” viewers will get up close and personal with the Psychic investigative team on Travel Channel’s new TV show, The Dead Files. Psychic Medium Amy Allan and retired NYPD homicide detective Steve Di Schiavi answer our questions to help us get to know them a little better.
Here is an interesting Question & Answer session with Psychic Amy Allan posted by the Travel Channel:
Q: For those who may not know, what’s the difference between a medium and a psychic?
A: “In my studies, I do like to make a distinction! A medium is someone who only works with the dead. A psychic, well, it depends on what type. For instance, a psychic knower is someone who knows things about the past, present and possible future.”
Q: What are your top 5 scariest moments from working in the paranormal field?
A: “I think the physical attacks are the worst. Being dragged around, hair pulled, arms held down, things like that. Being caught off guard. When they have followed me home and I did not know and they jump out of the closet and attack you in the middle of the night. There was this one time and I know it is going to sound ridiculous, but….. I was on this case where this guy had shot himself in front of his girlfriend, he was crazy. Well, he came to my house and he was standing at the end of my bed dressed like a ghost? With a white sheet over him! For some reason this scared the hell out of me!? I look back and laugh now, but at the time it was horrifying! I would say those are the thing I dislike the most.”
Q: How did you know you possessed the special talents of a medium?
A: “Hmm…I really did not understand fully what was going on until I was much older. I would say I understood the terminology and application of that to myself when I was in my 20s. I have had experiences since I was a child.”
Q: When did you reveal to others that you had this special talent? How did friends and family react when you told them?
A: “I did not reveal anything. I just did things that others thought were strange and or scary things always happened around me. I did not even know what exactly was happening. I told my friends and family that I would be ‘coming out’ when I was in my 20s and was working with Dr. Roll. There was some hesitation. I think my family would have preferred at that time I only work as a parapsychologist and not be so open about my abilities. They have since become firm supporters, and it has opened up a great line of communication about what our families have been through.”