Justified & Ancient
- Jul 30, 2003
I think the line in question just meant it was her naming of the suspect that lead them to investigate him and therefore retrieve the pullover and check his movements.
It has surprised me that evidence from decades old cold cases has been kept for so long, but it makes sense. There has been a spate of reports recently on murderers being brought to justice from crimes committed a long time ago. The Police never give up.Hmm. I would question this. I've been watching a lot of Cold Case detective documentaries lately and they seemed to keep a LOT of evidence from the 80's. So I wouldn't necessarily put too much credence on them 'only keeping evidence because a psychic said so'.
Whilst I have never seen a demonstration of psychic art for me, it would have to be a very near likeness rather than "it could be" with as little ambiguity as possibleJust returned from another "Evening of Clairvoyance" at the local Spiritualist church. The medium this time a tall slim woman in a floaty chiffon drew and rather elegant with a slight northern accent gave a demonstration of 'Psychic art'.
She drew charcoal and chalk portraits of the spirits, about A2 size, to accompany her readings. The standard of the drawing was similar to that of the street artists, who do a portrait in a few minutes. She's start on a drawing and say something like "this is some one's Nan, and give a few more detail and ask if anyone understood, when someone understood and started responding she'd start giving more details, asking the person only to say yes, they understood or no, she actually stopped a couple of people from feeding her more information. All the while continuing drawing and turning back and away from the audience as she asked questions. The respondents tended to agree that the portraits resembled their relative - sometimes at a younger age than when they passed over since the spirits can show themselves a whatever age they feel comfortable with. (I thought the portraits were a bit generic and could resemble anyone, my opinion only). She went through someone's Mum, a Grandad, a young relative who'd been a bit of a "Lovable" rouge, a father who was an ex-policeman, a fun Aunty who nevertheless had had some tough times in her life, and another Grandad who's served in World War and had experiences he wouldn't talk about.
There was a very low rate of misses.
Quite an impressive demonstration of something - even if you don't believe it's the spirits talking (that's me).
The psychic artists could explain away those doubts, perhaps thusly -Whilst I have never seen a demonstration of psychic art for me, it would have to be a very near likeness rather than "it could be" with as little ambiguity as possible
I guess we tend to sometimes see what we want to see, I bit like I've got someone whose name begins with a J, it's John etc, we've all seen itThe psychic artists could explain away those doubts, perhaps thusly -
The subject had difficulty showing their former appearance as they are now entirely Spirit.
There may have been interruptions from other, impatient spirits waiting their turn. (Think Oda Mae Brown.)
A subject might present a younger appearance than the 'customer' expects.
and so on.
I'm sure there are a dozen excuses available.
Plus, the audience for such a demonstration might be less critical. They are likely to be delighted at being picked out for attention.
Nobody's going to that sort of event without some kind of interest though. Most will believe or at least want to. It's a waste of time otherwise.Exactly.
I imagine the numbers of the audience being open to the possibility of fraud are far lower than 'believers'.
After all, believers would be far more willing to attend or pay an entrance fee.
I have not been to one for ages but I am skeptical but open minded (if such a state exists) I believe in the life here after but doubt we can summon them up on a wet windy night in the Grimsby Spiritualist Church (other Churches are available) the ones I have been to have been far to vague to be of any use