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Police consult psychic to find missing 82-year-old

Police consult psychic to find missing 82-year-old

Published: 11 Jan 2012 11:20 GMT+01:00
Updated: 11 Jan 2012 11:20 GMT+01:00

”We process all leads that come in. We must investigate everything, even if it seems unlikely,” said Thomas Hertzberg of the Värmland police to daily Dagens Nyheter (DN).

The missing man had last been seen in Torsby, western Sweden, at the end of last year. Since his disappearance, police have been conducting an extensive investigation, including search parties and helicopters.

The psychic, who had been in contact with the missing man's family, said she had a vision of the man "in an old building near a blue cottage with white windows".

According to DN, the woman had prophesized that the missing man would be found ‘to the north of Sysslebäck,’ a nearby village, and the police began searching the area for blue cottages with white windows.

While the police have not paid the clairvoyant for the information, they did assign a whole day's work to her visions. The missing man has still not been found.

Hertzberg told the paper that it isn't that uncommon for police to use psychics in their investigations.

“Psychics are often involved when we look for missing people. Many clairvoyants actively approach the missing person’s relatives,” said Hertzberg to DN.

While psychics’ abilities to find missing people are still unproven, Hertzberg remained optimistic about the chance.

“Stranger things have happened. One day a psychic may be right.”

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12:32 January 11, 2012 by Sarunas
Hard to believe it happens in XXI century Sweden...
12:33 January 11, 2012 by Shibumi
"One day a psychic may be right."

How many times do they have to be wrong before everyone finally decides to ignore them completely? I am dismayed that any portion of my taxes has gone to investigating the made-up claims of a woman who is either delusional or dishonest.
12:57 January 11, 2012 by zooeden
This is sad from the Police!!!

"Hertzberg told the paper that it isn't that uncommon for police to use psychics in their investigations", yeah in Haiti maybe!!!
13:01 January 11, 2012 by engagebrain
'Hertzberg told the paper that it isn't that uncommon for police to use psychics in their investigations'

a waste of time and money
13:06 January 11, 2012 by spongepaddy
We definitely need to lock up all people who prey on the stupid and gullible and offer them magic solutions to problems. Like psychics. And priests...
13:07 January 11, 2012 by Miss Kitten
*facepalm*

Uh...yes, Mr. Hertzberg. It is uncommon for real policemen involved in real investigations to consult with "psychics."
13:40 January 11, 2012 by Borilla
The village police at work again. I guess they suspect the missing man was cursed by the evil eye. These are the same people who talk about immigrants being ignorant and superstitious.
13:48 January 11, 2012 by SimonDMontfort
Lol!!

Looks like somebody in the Swedish police has been reading Peter James' Superintendent Roy Grace detective novels and getting ideas - at least Peter James' fictional character consulted a psychic, in his own time and expense.
15:09 January 11, 2012 by TriciaG28
The main problem is the "psychics" that approach the families of people that are missing. When you're desperate any lead will be considered. And then how heartless would the police be if they failed to take notice of the "lead" provided.

Nowhere in this article did it say the police initiated the contact. It was the person claiming to be a psychic that had been in contact with the family.

Preying on scared desperate people is dispicable! They're the scum of the earth.
19:21 January 11, 2012 by Donald5050
Until I read the headlines: Psychic Wins Lottery!", then they are pretty much useless.
01:18 January 12, 2012 by philster61
Presumably they will get the same results as they got with tracking Olaf Palmes killer
16:43 January 13, 2012 by Mark S.
Psychic abilities are "unproven"? The Easter Bunny is also "unproven"! The Tooth Fairy is "unproven"!

If you think you know any psychic with real ability, tell them about the James Randi Educational Foundation's "One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge". That's right -- demonstrate your psychic ability objectively, and they will give you 1 million US dollars.

Unfortunately, nobody has ever been able to demostrate psychic ability.
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