Believers in psychic abilities might see this as validating the legitimacy of psychics. I see it as Scotland Yard doing a legal CYA (Cover Your Ass). How many times have you heard defense lawyers ask the question “Did the police do a full investigation and consider all the evidence?”
Nowadays, in our litigious society, even the truly wacky, unproven and discredited among us must get due consideration. It’s a shame. How much time will be wasted on this nonsense in lieu of chasing down real leads?
The calls, initially dismissed due to their unusual content, will be passed to Scotland Yard as part of ongoing investigations.
It is understood around 100 phone calls were made to the phone hotline soon after Madeleine was reported missing from those claiming supernatural knowledge of her whereabouts.