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  • YES! Even if it is wrong, what if it had been right?! Better safe than sorry!

    2 11.76%
  • I'd hesitate, but call. I'd regret it if I was wrong.

    1 5.88%
  • I'm not at all sure what I'd do.

    3 17.65%
  • No way. They're dead anyways, and I don't want to be linked to that. Too much.

    3 17.65%
  • Psychics are just IRL trolls.

    8 47.06%
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    Default Psychic woman creates hoax murders.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110608...scrimechildren (Source)

    Basic summary for you lazy clickers:

    Texas police were investigating whether a tip-off from a psychic about a mass grave containing dozens of dismembered bodies was in fact a hoax after an intense search found no bodies.
    Lady claims to be psychic and totally says there's a serial killer 70 miles from where I live, police go check it out, and the thing turns out to be a big joke, disrupting a sleepy town over movie-esque visions.

    Whether you believe in psychics ACTUALLY existing or not, what do you think their role should be when it comes to things like this? Do they have a moral obligation to try and say something, right or wrong?

    ENFP Hypothetical question: If you saw a vision like this, and felt in your gut it was real, would you call the police? If so.. Would you regret calling them when they discovered nothing? Would you still feel the vision was real after?
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    I honestly don't know how much psychics should be legitimately involved in an investigation, since anything they say is not admissible anyway (as far as I know).

    I do know police departments have hired psychics over the years to help with cold cases in order to find bodies or jumpstart dead leads; on occasion they have been of use. Considering how some cases have been dead for years and years, it's pretty obvious they are just trying anything they can think of that could be helpful.
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    LoL.

    This is absurd. I would not call the police.
    Last edited by figsfiggyfigs; 06-08-2011 at 08:41 AM. Reason: You get 5 stars for an awesome post, Mon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyuuei View Post
    Whether you believe in psychics ACTUALLY existing or not, what do you think their role should be when it comes to things like this? Do they have a moral obligation to try and say something, right or wrong?
    Not sure. I suppose if I was the psychic, I would personally feel obligated to try and say something.

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    ENFP Hypothetical question: If you saw a vision like this, and felt in your gut it was real, would you call the police? If so.. Would you regret calling them when they discovered nothing? Would you still feel the vision was real after?
    Not an ENFP but if I had a strong gut feeling that it was real, I would call the police. If they discovered nothing, I'd probably regret and doubt I'd still feel the vision was real afterwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuchIrony View Post
    Not an ENFP but if I had a strong gut feeling that it was real, I would call the police. If they discovered nothing, I'd probably regret and doubt I'd still feel the vision was real afterwards.
    Poor choice of words on my part.. I meant to say I, as an ENFP, will now post NF-type questions.

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    Psychics are always charlatans unless they're schizophrenics. Then they're schizophrenic charlatans.

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    Really strong gut feelings come from somewhere and should be sussed. Sometimes the subconscious can put together something important, but also sometimes it can do it in such a way as to mask the real subject. For example: you strongly feel there are several dead bodies buried in your backyard could be a manifestation of guilt for indirectly caused deaths. I think you have a responsibility to figure out where the intuition comes from and also substantiate your feeling before you blow whistles.

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    I would
    1) check to make sure I wasn't malnutritioned
    2) look look causes, symptoms and treatment of schizophrenia
    3) make sure I haven't been an INFJ this whole time who had a crazy Ni moment
    4) review any information I knew that could possibly relate to the vision
    5) see a doctor immediately who specialized in this type of thing
    PS: I think this kind of thing would freak a Sensor out more than an Intuitive
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    Psychics are charlatans, but they are usually pretty damn intelligent people who meet and talk to a lot of people, thus they sit on a lot of information if they can remember it all.
    SO, they might not be a help in *any* investigation, but they might be a help if they have, say, spoken to a killer or such and noticed something odd about them.
    Cold reading is extremely useful.

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