Each week, millions of viewers tune into TLC so that they can watch the hit television show “Long Island Medium.” The show focuses on Therese Caputo, a supposed psychic from the state of New York. But, who is Caputo really? What’s her story?
Plenty of people have raised questions about whether or not Caputo is as talented as she claims to be. So, we decided to comb through all the rumors. What we found was shocking, but pretty interesting! So, without further ado, check out the 15 reasons that “Long Island Medium” is fake, and its star, Therese Caputo, is a FRAUD!
#18 Therese Caputo
Therese Caputo looks like the average Long Island mom. She has a family, a beautiful home, and a job. But, beneath the surface, she is anything BUT average! She has her own television show on TLC called “Long Island Medium,” and she has traveled the country to “bring peace to those who are suffering after losing a loved one.”
But, is the comfort she provides real? Or is all just a big scam?
#17 Trick or Treat
On her show and at her events, The Long Island Medium seems to recall details about audience members’ loved ones with uncanny accuracy. But, experts on the spiritual world say that Caputo is actually using a number of “tricks” that are meant to trick viewers into believing she is actually channeling their dead relatives!
#16 Cold Reading
Caputo starts all her sessions with a “cold reading.” That is, she makes general statements about the person she is talking to (like their ethnicity, rough age, and general appearance), and uses their reactions to guide the conversation into a very vague and general area. Once she does this, pretty much everything she says could apply to anyone who is listening!
#15 Leading Questions
She also asks her audience general, leading questions. For example, she says something like “Who in the audience has lost a grandmother to breast cancer?” Then, she can use that information to guide her conversations with that person.
Curious about what other tricks the Long Island Medium uses? Check out slide 10!
Kirby Robinson, an acclaimed author, has even published a book about why he believes the Long Island Medium, and her show, are nothing more than big SCAMS! Clearly, for someone to go through all the trouble of conducting the research and writing a book, they must really believe in something!