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TV Medium Storms Out of Houdini Psychic Session

By September 10, 2008

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Medium Fails to Reach Houdini

According to a recent press release, Canadian television, radio and phone clairvoyant Kim Dennis contacted Mr. Jeff Blood, closest living relative of the Houdini family, claiming she was in contact with Houdini and requested a meeting. Blood arranged to meet at Scranton’s Houdini Museum.

At the meeting, after asking if anyone had questions for Houdini, Blood referred to a health question that only Houdini would know. Dennis promised to answer the question later. Paranormalist Curator Dick Brooks then brought out three questions sent by magician James Randi, whose answers were sealed in an envelope.

The release says that Dennis declined to consider the questions, abruptly stopped “and angrily walked out, never to return.” Dennis later declined a television interview from network affiliate WYOU TV, ran away up some stairs to the parking lot and got into her car.

According to The Houdini Museum, Houdini's wife Bess attempted to contact Houdini for ten years after his death, and then passed on the responsibility to Walter B. Gibson, writer and Houdini’s biographer. Mr. Gibson, in turn, passed the responsibility of doing the seances to Dorothy Dietrich before he died.

"We have it all on tape,” says magician Dorothy Dietrich. "If she [Dennis] were truly psychic she'd have known these questions were forthcoming. Many have tried to contact the great Houdini since he died in 1926 but none have succeeded."

Kim Dennis starred in her own television series "Antiques Psychic" three years on Canadian Learning Television (CLT) and the Access Network, and is well known throughout Canada.

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Comments

September 10, 2008 at 10:03 am
(1) Greg Wood says:

Hey, I live in Canada and have never heard of her so maybe she’s not quite as famous as she thinks she is. I am a professional magician and follow many of the so called ‘psychics’ through the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal.

September 16, 2008 at 10:27 pm
(2) ROBERT says:

Not even HOUDINI will ever be heard from ..from the world beyond. I’ve been a magician for many-many years..and every true magician pro or otherwie..knows it is impossible..and we will get Randi and others to jump on these fakes! SAM, IMB, we like nothing more then to expose these rats..!

November 12, 2008 at 12:16 am
(3) Nora says:

I don’t think kim had a very good reputation to begin with. She ripped off a very good friend and coleage of mine for 2 thousand bucks, She refused to pay him after he quit working with her. He just thought she was all about the money…and he was right. She’s not even psychic.

October 29, 2009 at 12:19 am
(4) ace underwood says:

How do “psychics” keep making money? Why are people so gullible? These people are con artists, every last one of them.

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