I'll admit that I only saw Court TV's Psychic Detectives only once. But, once was enough. It's my personal feeling that the cases are totally fake, well, maybe laced with a bit of truth.
In the Psychic Detectives program I saw, a psychic located the body of a victim who apparently wandered off in a snowstorm and froze to death in the woods. After a lot of drama, out of focus video shots, and questionable interviews, the psychic sat down and drew a map indicating where the body lay.
For all I know, the psychic drew the map AFTER the body was located. I know how some of these shows are fabricated, and I think this one was fabricated.
It's not that I don't believe in psychic powers, but I think most psychics are phonies, including most psychic detectives.
When Sherlock Investigations tries to locate a person, we don't employ psychic powers. However, they may come into play, I don't know. We always try to get a photo of the person that we're looking for and post it on our bulletin board. If nothing else, it keeps the hunt in mind. As they say, "out of sight, out of mind." Perhaps, though, by mentally focusing on the image something else comes into play.
In any case, we locate 98% of the people we're hired to find, and I'm really not sure how we do it.
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