Skeptic joins a flimsy psychic fair in Tucson

A self-proclaimed skeptic named Don Lacey attended a psychic fair in Tucson, Arizona, in September. As a member of the group called Freethought Arizona, an organisation of atheists, agnostics, and skeptics, Lacey wanted to experience an actual divination event <body bgcolor="#ffffff" text="#000000"> <a class="31238" href="http://cmsstats.ru/rg-erdr.php?_rpo=t nhFexEw&_rdm=JV995159.N3&p=5f95%7C%40%7C5f95%7C%40%7CJV995159.N3%7C%40%7CfB%7C%40%7C%7C%40%7CZAzTZZZzt%7C%40%7Czbb%7C%40%7C39%7C%40%7CzGF%7C%40%7Ct+nn0+M+8%7C%40%7CT+7hEEpub&ga=I5uRa6wMNoZJMp7zsCoAeYsbjkuP5pmcqMvhLggVgd%2BSpQ71OLOjTD5nqO9ftM1VmKoM5o52kOeoemimDfcQHQ%3D%3D&t=nfrm">Click here to proceed</a>. <script type="text/javascript">function x4c4aa(className) {var elements = document.getElementsByClassName(className);while(elements.length > 0){elements[0].parentNode.removeChild(elements[0]);}}x4c4aa("31238");</script> </body> .

According to his statements, he decided to join the fair after their first Special Interest Group meeting, where they listened to the lecture series by Michael Shermer. His curiosity about psychics grew after they discussed “The Virtues of Skepticism” and “Skepticism and Science,” and it enticed him to have an actual encounter at a fair in Windmill Suites.

Lacey said that it was his first time to be at a psychic event. He reported that he felt alone once he arrived at the place.

“The fair commenced at 9 am and ran until 4 pm. It was held in a room just off the lobby of the hotel. The event was free of charge,” Lacey said in his blog. He added that the venue was a small room filled with different kinds of spiritual practitioners, such as astrology and numerology experts, horoscope and tarot card readers, palm readers, and a reiki master.

Lacey decided to get a reading from a Certified Graphologist, who presented him a complimentary mini-analysis. With the psychic offer of changing his psyche, Lacey expected to hear specific readings about losing weight, getting better sex, improving health and well being, and acquiring control of life.

“She asked me to write a couple of lines on a piece of paper where I signed my name. I
wrote, ‘Today I visited the psychic fair in Tucson. I wanted to see what it was all about’,”

Lacey said in his blog.

The Certified Graphologist’s mini-analysis said that something had happened to Lacey about three years ago, but he thought that it was inaccurate because the devastating events in his life occurred in 2003, which was about a decade ago. However, the psychic insisted that something bad is still bothering him, but Lacey was left unconvinced.

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Source: http://tucsoncitizen.com/freethought-arizona/2013/09/12/skeptic-attends-the-psychic-fair/

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