Hot Reading & Susan Gerbic

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Hot Reading & Susan Gerbic

Post by SEG » Wed May 30, 2018 5:43 am

Has anyone seen any of Susan Gerbics work? I think that most of us would know what "cold reading" is, but have you heard of "hot reading"? It's where the psychics trawl facebook pages, talk to audience member's neighbours, visit small city cemeteries or just talk to them in the studio (or get aides to do it for them) before the show.
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In 2014, Gerbic organized a sting on well-known psychic Chip Coffey which she code-named Operation Bumblebee. She and two associates created false identities and false dead relatives, complete with backstories and pictures (of real, still living people), and attended a Coffey event in San Jose. Mingling with attendees before the show started, the three talked as much as they could about their supposedly dead relatives, hoping that some of Coffey's assistants might overhear. During the show, Coffey did indeed do readings on each of the three, claiming to be in contact with each of the supposedly dead relatives, confidently relating details about completely made up people, including some of what Gerbic and her associates had talked about before the show.
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Re: Hot Reading & Susan Gerbic

Post by scrmbldggs » Wed May 30, 2018 7:59 pm

Yep. Skeptic's Dictionary* features hot, cold and even warm.




* Well worth a perusal.
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Re: Hot Reading & Susan Gerbic

Post by TJrandom » Wed May 30, 2018 9:07 pm

scrmbldggs wrote:Yep. Skeptic's Dictionary* features hot, cold and even warm.




* Well worth a perusal.
Wow - thanks for that - now bookmarked.

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Re: Hot Reading & Susan Gerbic

Post by SEG » Wed May 30, 2018 9:52 pm

scrmbldggs wrote:Yep. Skeptic's Dictionary* features hot, cold and even warm.

Just saw this on one of those links:
Clients of mediums who claim to get messages from the dead are very highly motivated clients. Not only do they have an implicit desire for immortality, they have an explicit desire to contact a dear loved one who has died.
Great resource, thanks! I have also added another term to my vocabulary, "Grief Vulture"
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Re: Hot Reading & Susan Gerbic

Post by scrmbldggs » Wed May 30, 2018 10:51 pm

Ain't it funny that apparently the hungriest of all hasn't spoken to her searching flock? Seems super psychic Sylvia Browne fell awfully silent after her demise. :lol:
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Re: Hot Reading & Susan Gerbic

Post by SEG » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:06 am

scrmbldggs wrote:Ain't it funny that apparently the hungriest of all hasn't spoken to her searching flock? Seems super psychic Sylvia Browne fell awfully silent after her demise. :lol:
Even perhaps funnier is that she failed again when on Larry King Live in 2003, Browne predicted she would die at age 88. She died in 2013, at age 77.
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Re: Hot Reading & Susan Gerbic

Post by TJrandom » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:26 am

Well, that explains why she has been silent... not expected to make contact until 2024.... :mrgreen:

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Re: Hot Reading & Susan Gerbic

Post by OlegTheBatty » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:01 pm

scrmbldggs wrote:Ain't it funny that apparently the hungriest of all hasn't spoken to her searching flock? Seems super psychic Sylvia Browne fell awfully silent after her demise. :lol:
:confused: AFAIK, she's still talking to dead people . . . just not live ones.
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Re: Hot Reading & Susan Gerbic

Post by scrmbldggs » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:29 pm

...and they'll never let her out of quarantine... (or whatever it's called that she said newly dead souls had to go first)
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