Psychic Sally?

I talked about psychic Sally on here before didn’t I?

I believe so, she was reported to be receiving messages in her ear despite her side of the story checking out okay with what the theatre officials at that performance reported.

Well, and I hope I didn’t touch on this before, because that would just be downright embarrassing, and I know I’m a couple of days late with this but that was purely because my effort levels were a little lower yesterday than they are right now. Which, considering I’m writing this in the late afternoon perplexes me.

Anyway, back to what I was saying.

Simon Singh (author of Big Bang and Trick Or Treatment), the JREF (James Randi Educational Foundation) and the Merseyside skeptics (no bracket needed) recently invited psychic Sally to enter the million dollar challenge put on by the JREF.

For those who don’t know what the challenge represents, the reward of one million dollars will be given to anyone that can prove under reasonable experimental conditions agreed on by both parties that they possess supernatural powers (now the paranormal challenge rather than simply the psychic challenge.

Now, should Sally’s powers be real, you’d think she’d go for this? What is there to lose if she truly believes she can talk to the dead?

Well, in a couple of links that are now no longer accessible, psychic Sally’s apparent lawyer let Simon Singh know (in a statement that he was advised not to release to the public despite the lack of legal problems that would come as consequences of doing so) that Sally was not going to take the challenge and attempting to intimidate Singh with the prospect of another libel case against him (see Singh’s legal affair with the British Chiropractic Association, a case he eventually won despite the dent it left in his wallet) and implying that she’s far too busy to go to a one hour test that could earn her a million dollars and make her the first scientifically proven psychic, despite her having enough time to see the much longer Paranormal Activity 3.

A movie that, as far as I know, doesn’t give you a million dollars at the end.

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