Long Island Medium: A Tall Story

Theresa Caputo is the winner of the 2012 Pigasus Award for Performance. But she is better known as the Long Island Medium, which is also the title of her reality TV show aired on the ‘Learning’ Channel (TLC). Like Sylvia Browne, John Edward, James van Praagh and many others before her, Caputo is yet another psychic medium who claims to be able to talk to the dead, and while she has artificial talons like Sylvia Browne, her blond helmet hair, jewelry and tan are all fake too. When it’s eventually axed, there will probably be room for the cast on Jersey Shore.

Caputo can’t grab a morning coffee or shop for groceries without providing spontaneous readings to strangers along the way.

Of course, these are just cold readings of stereotypical subjects; usually older ladies who are asked, “Did your mother/father pass?” Obviously, she/he had, so Caputo proceeds to share a stock message, such as she “loves you”, he has “found peace” or he is telling you it’s time to “move on”. Alternatively, Caputo performs the same tricks for groups, like a kind of psychic Tupperware party. As believers, these people are pushovers, and with a larger pool of subjects she never fails to strike with questions like, “Did someone here lose a brother?” Making her task even easier still, she never guesses the name or the initials of the deceased. To “validate” contact, Caputo makes vague references that have the appearance of being specific; special songs, handwritten letters, and items of clothing and jewelry. Those read are interviewed afterwards, gushing that they are indebted to Caputo for helping them come to terms with the death of their loves ones.

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4 responses

  1. If someone claims to be a “psychic” the first question I ask them is, “what’s the winning numbers for the next lottery drawing”.

    Now, to be quite honest, I despise “psychics”. They literally play and pray on a person’s emotions by telling them about “personal” information that would apply to most people in the first place to open them up, and then use that opening to get more information from the person they are giving a “reading” to (although the person usually gives it to the “psychic” subconsciously) and therefore the “psychic” has more material to use.

    1. LOL! I agree with psychics and the lottery. When is the last time you saw a newspaper headline “Psychic Wins Lottery”? No psychic prediction of 9/11, the Haiti earthquake or the Japan Tsunami.

      I’d like to call them all frauds, but i think that would imply they are aware psychic ability doesn’t exist. I think their are psychics who genuinely believe they have psychic abilities and they can talk to the dead.

      1. People like that are usually mentally ill… or maybe have been stuff like that for so long they have convinced themselves they might really have psychic powers…

  2. She’s whackingly neurotic.

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