”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.”