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Sat Oct 15, 2016, 02:36 PM Oct 2016

"Psychics" completely blow it. Again. [View all]

Then again, they always blow it.

Not a Single Psychic in the World Came Close To Guessing a Dead Man’s Secret Message

October 14, 2016 by Terry Firma 128 Comments

Rolf Erik Eikemo, a Norwegian man who should have been in the prime of his life, instead succumbed to cancer last year. But he will live on — at least on Google — because he agreed to a very cool experiment proposed by the TV show Folkeopplysningen (Public Education).

Editors of that program, which frequently takes aim at superstition and woo, heard that Eikemo’s days were numbered, and got in touch to ask him if he would write a secret message on a piece of paper, seal it in an envelope, and put it in a safe.

The idea was that after Eikemo died, psychics from around the world would be given the chance to either remote-view the note via paranormal means, or would somehow get inside the deceased’s head to learn what he had scribbled.


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