The year 2011 started with a bang in the world of astrology. An ESP report had set off debate on data analysis at the start of the year.
The report on ESP entitled, “The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology” which was supposed to be published in the later months in the previous year and authored by Daryl J. Bem, had inflamed a debate on the standard technique used to analyze data in much of social science and medicine.
The rest of the year 2011 had been sad for psychics all around as the months brought bad health and well being news and controversies, from psychic fraud to death.
Last June a report regarding a mass grave in Texas had proven to be false. A woman claiming to be a psychic had led the police in East Texas on a fruitless search when she claimed of knowing a mass grave where dozens of dismembered bodies were buried.
This incident had fueled the mistrust on psychics.
Then on August 2011, another incident had once again fueled the mistrust and added disgust to psychics.
Florida Psychic Rose Marks and nine relatives have been accused by federal prosecutors of taking millions worth of customers’ cash and valuables and promising freedom from curses in return.
Then later in October, 2011, the world of astrology, horoscope, and numerology became much sadder as a renowned psychic died. Marinus B. Dykshoorn, who was renown in the Netherlands as a psychic, died after a September apartment fire in the Bronx.
On a lighter note, the world of astrology and horoscope returned to normal as psychics were found out to be giving travel advice to commuters. Linda Lauren and other psychic mediums were reported to be spending more time in sessions on travel stress, counseling clients to, for example, avoid traveling during full moons.