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Psychic to the Rescue! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jeff Wagg   

We published many articles where so-called psychics got things wrong. In fact, there are so many of those stories that we've backed off of them, fearing that they had inundated the site. But now, we have to report... a psychic had an actual hit. And it wasn't just any psychic, it was a pet psychic.

It seems that Tinker Bell, a six pound Chihuahua was standing on his owner's trailer when a 70 MPH gust of wind picked up the diminutive canine and whisked him off to parts unknown. The distraught owners searched for two days and in desperation, contacted a pet psychic.

And guess what? The pet psychic showed them right where the dog was. The Daily News (UK) article fails to mention the name of this amazing intuitive, but it does mention the technique used. The psychic simply took the family to woods one mile from their house, and there was Tinkerbell.

Must we all believe in the powers of the pet psychics now?

I think not. I find it a bit amazing that the couple hadn't searched the woods before. Having had dogs go missing in the past, I can state that woods are a likely place to find them. I'll bet money that the woods are in the direction that the wind was blowing too, though the short article doesn't mention that.

So yes, it was a "hit" for the psychic. Sort of. We don't know how long they drove around, or how the psychic decided to go to the woods. For all we know, s/he found the dog at the pound and took it to the woods to impress the owners. Idle speculation? Oh yes, but much more believable than a person who could talk to a dog, find out that the dog was in the woods, and then lead a couple to it.

Anyway... again, if this person would like to come forward to repeat this feat, we can have a dog hidden somewhere in Fort Lauderdale. If s/he could tell us which house it was in, they'd be $1,000,000 richer.

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written by scubzer0, August 26, 2009
Thats almost better than the psychic that found the lost remote under the couch cushions...
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Pet Psychic
written by Michael K Gray, August 26, 2009
The term "Pet Psychic" conjures up images of a psychic at the end of it's tether, tied to a dog kennel and whimpering for some attention.
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written by cdion321, August 26, 2009
I know there's a joke to be made here, but I can't quite figure it out. Something about barking up the wrong tree.
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written by Vern, August 26, 2009
Well I'll be blowed! Dog gone!

Anyone near Waterford Township want to enquire with the local pound? Or see if the psychic stopped off anywhere for snausages?
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Chihuahua?
written by Realitysage, August 26, 2009
I would have checked Taco Bell first and at least got a burrito out of the deal....
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Talk to the dog and find out ...
written by rosie, August 27, 2009
Um... If the dog knew where it was well enough to guide the psychic, why didn't it just walk home?
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to make it easy on the application for the mill....
written by The_Fire, August 27, 2009
May I suggest the usage of a St. Bernard smilies/grin.gif
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The real story:
written by CasaRojo, August 27, 2009
I heard that Tinker Bell told the psychic that it was actually an alien abduction. The psychic said that Tink had been sexually violated (as with all alien abductions) and would need years of therapy. A pet psychiatrist has been contacted.
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written by GeekGoddess, August 27, 2009
I was hoping this was going to be about a psychic dog.
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written by thatguywhojuggles, August 27, 2009
This makes me think of the Helivets: "It's dead!"
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written by jay.tarnoff, August 27, 2009
Is it just me, or does anyone think that it was much more likely that the dog found the psychic] in the woods, and not the other way around?
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@jay and canine rescues
written by StarTrekLivz, August 27, 2009
That was BRILLIANT and probably correct! "Lost" dogs frequently "find" people to rescue them! There is the whole genre of the "dog who followed me home." It was a coincidence that the dog was being sought after by this particular human.
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A Better Talent
written by Sadhatter, August 27, 2009
You know, we do have to admit hands down there is no other way this pet psychic could possibly have found this dog other than psychic powers. And the million is surely going to be taken soon.

But dealing with 3 of the little buggers on a semi regular basis ( my parents pets ) i have to say, that the White Wizard that conjured the storm that drove the hell beast away has a lot more magical talent, and love for his fellow man Than the pet psychic who set his dowsing rod to " Evil" and found it.

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Impressive
written by Son of Rea, August 27, 2009
Well, I suspect the article is not presenting the whole truth. If it is as simple as they wrote, it's quite an impressive feat, based solely on the distance involved.

One mile away? As someone who does a lot of search and rescue, I can say that finding anything within just one square mile is like finding a needle in a haystack. And when you consider that she could have "guessed" one mile in any direction, that one mile represents a radius, so the total area involved is 3.14 square miles.

I dug up some more news articles on the incident, and there was nothing obviously amiss (contradictory) with the reports.

The psychic has a website. Maybe someone can contact her and ask if she believes her "powers" are in any way consistent and testable smilies/smiley.gif

http://www.lorriethepetpsychic.com/default.html
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Good laugh I can use on other occasions as well, thanks
written by lareth, August 27, 2009
"Um... If the dog knew where it was well enough to guide the psychic, why didn't it just walk home?"

Marry me rosie.
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@Son of Rea
written by JeffWagg, August 27, 2009
I watched the video at the site you linked, and I remain unimpressed. Heck, even the audience was laughing at her. Given the range of hearing of a dog, that one square mile "needle in a haystack" was actually quite a bit smaller.

The only thing the psychic did was encourage them to keep looking. "Look up" meant nothing
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written by Son of Rea, August 27, 2009
Also, there are other things that could have reduced the search area. There may have only been one wooded area downwind of the incident. One would be able to assume that someone would have spotted the dog in a populated area, given the press coverage. So it's logical to assume the dog would be in the only unpopulated area that was in the direction the dog had been blown.
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written by rjh02, August 27, 2009
You mean you will forgo the preliminary test for this pet psychic?

Unless there are a million houses in Fort Lauderdale, in which case it would be a fair test for a $1m.
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written by Dragonblaze, August 27, 2009
I once seriously impressed a friend who had lost his wallet. He had been at our place for a dinner, and after returning home he called me to ask if he had left his wallet here. I checked the settee where he had been last sitting, but nothing under the cushions. I thought for a moment and asked him if he had checked his toilet. He had not, and hey presto! there was the missing wallet. Now, I could claim I psychically attuned to the walled, but not being a charlatan, I have to admit it was pure deduction on my part. smilies/grin.gif
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The Area
written by lareth, August 27, 2009
In the area of this psychic even, there seems to be Pontiac Lake State Recreation Area, exactly 2 miles away from the trailer. It's on the other side of an airport. I dont know the area, but I could presume the dog flying over an area where there are rare tallstanding buildings etc.

They saw the direction he was flying off to, they even found her collar across the street. At 2.10 pm smilies/smiley.gif

The looked for her for two days, until the psychic called them, Id think on the third morning, and told them "exactly where to look". And they found her. The psychic told them they were doing the wrong thing, and told them what to do, and they found her. They said she flew over six miles.

I would think it's just a fluke, a lucky event, until proven otherwise. I find it hard to look for logic in an event like this, as ANYTHING could've happened.

If I was a "detective" though, and I knew which way the wind blew, and by looking at the map I could point out a few places on where to look from. But under any circuimstance I wouldnt be able to know if the dog would be alive, and the exact location of it. Her, sorry all you dog lovers. But guess that's what psychics are about, they guess and guess with no remorse, and no shame of being wrong, and then this happens..
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I gotta go into this lucritive biz!
written by CasaRojo, August 28, 2009
It's more expensive if your pet is actually lost. I guess there's more psychic strain involved. I think the whole stooooopid thing is a publicity stunt. Bold mine.

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hilarious
written by check city, August 28, 2009
Is he serious? Either way that is the funniest thing I've seen in a while.
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Old news
written by Orac, August 28, 2009
Actually, someone who claims to be a relative of Lori the Pet Psychic was unhappy with me when I wrote about this story when it first happened months ago:

http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2009/04/pet_psychic_finds_blown_away_chihuahua.php
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written by Loser, August 28, 2009
I agree with Sadhatter. Why would you want this nasty bugger back? Probably one of their neighbors got tired of the little rat biting their kids and took it for a ride to the woods. Also the little devil is too streamlined to be carried off by a 70 mph wind. Does anyone have access to a wind tunnel and a dog to test this?

"Before we try to explain something, we should make sure it actually happened." Ray Hyman
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They don't need a psychic, they need a comic songwriter
written by jcwept, August 28, 2009
The wind blew away my chihuahua
We searched for her hour after hour
But a psychic named Lorrie
Said "folks, don't you worry,
A hundred bucks buys you my power"
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...and furthermore,
written by jcwept, August 28, 2009
if my name was Utley I'd call my dog Muttley.
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LimerLicks?
written by CasaRojo, August 28, 2009
There once was a psychic of pets
With claims as stooopid as it gets
Heard of a chihuahua named Utley
By the way was most fugly
But helped Lori get much of of debt
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crap!
written by CasaRojo, August 28, 2009
The first of of the last line of my last post should be 'out' obviously. fooey
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good posting
written by work at home, August 30, 2009

these are really impressive posts,i think more information should be shared here, i have been thinking about this topic and i would like helping the readers who are interested to have some information
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WARNING
written by cdion321, August 30, 2009
Do not click the "work at home" link. If you do, you'll be infected with a virus.
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written by scissorhand26, September 03, 2009
From what you were writing at the start I really was expecting it to be the dog that was psychic smilies/tongue.gif
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