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Are psychics and mediums legitimate?

Are psychic mediums legitimate?

Are psychics and mediums legitimate?

by Bob Olson, founder of & host of

Not all people claiming to be mediums are legitimate. There are phonies, frauds and scam artists, which is why I have tested hundreds of psychics and mediums since 1999 to determine who is and who is not legitimate. But the answer is yes, there are many legitimately gifted psychics and mediums, including many whom I have not yet tested.

A legitimate medium is one who has a genuine ability to communicate with spirit. People sometimes refer to this ability as a gift.

I’ve come to realize that we all have some degree of this ability that can be improved with training and experience. However, some people tend to be more naturally gifted psychics or mediums than others, just like some people are more naturally gifted at singing, painting or athletics.

I used to test psychics and mediums for legitimacy alone, but have now grown to test for other standards as well, such as ethics, integrity, professionalism, responsibility and delivery. As a result, it’s become much more difficult to pass my test. So if a psychic or medium fails my test today, it doesn’t mean he's a fake, it might just mean that he doesn't deliver messages responsibly, which can be harmful and even dangerous.

by Bob Olson, founder of & host of

Bob is the author of ANSWERS ABOUT THE AFTERLIFE and THE MAGIC MALA, which you can learn about at

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A former skeptic & private investigator, and the author of ANSWERS ABOUT THE AFTERLIFE: A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR'S 15-YEAR RESEARCH UNLOCKS THE MYSTERIES OF LIFE AFTER DEATH, Bob Olson has been an Afterlife Investigator & Psychic Medium Researcher since 1999. In his search for evidence of life after death, Bob has tested hundreds of psychics, mediums & other afterlife-related practitioners. Bob is the host of AFTERLIFE TV, founder of BEST PSYCHIC DIRECTORY and BEST PSYCHIC MEDIUMS, and offers his PSYCHIC MEDIUM WORKSHOP to help psychics and mediums improve their abilities and business. Visit Bob on AFTERLIFE TV's FACEBOOK page & on TWITTER.