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Written by Jeff Williams | Updated On December 03, 2021

Are Psychics Real? Yes, and Here’s Why.

Are Psychics Real? Yes, and Here’s Why.

Are Psychics Real? Yes, and Here’s Why.

Many people don’t think psychics are real until they get a reading from an experienced psychic who convinces them otherwise.

I can relate — I used to be skeptical about psychics too. But, after getting psychic readings from both experienced advisors and flat out frauds, I can tell you that there are, in fact, some real psychics out there.

The question is, how do you know which psychics are legit? I’ve put together some tips to help you answer this question and separate the real psychics from the fakes.

What Exactly is a Psychic?

Let’s start with understanding exactly what a psychic is. This includes knowing how they work and the tools they use.

Psychics are gifted with extrasensory perceptions, or ESP. This means psychics can sense things that most people can’t — things in the spiritual plane that give them the ability to predict the future, communicate with loved ones who have passed away, or simply give you accurate advice.

Psychics are not magicians or supernatural beings. They are humans like you and I, but they have been gifted with abilities and skills that many humans don’t have.

How Do Psychic Abilities Work?

While we generally use the word “psychic” to describe someone with spiritual gifts, it’s also important to note there are different types of psychics with different abilities.

Most psychics get answers to your questions through telepathy and/or clairvoyance. Both involve transferring information via senses that are beyond the physical; beyond what we are naturally accustomed to.

Telepathy mostly deals with human-to-human transfers, while a clairvoyant can also get information from objects, images, locations, and so on.

Psychics can also be gifted with intuition, mind-reading, aura reading, and more. 

Gifts like these help psychics predict the future, tell you about your past, answer your questions, and communicate with those in the spiritual plane.

But even beyond these gifts and abilities, psychics are differentiated based on the tools they use as well as the types of readings they offer.

Here are some of the most common types of psychics:

  • Fortune tellers — Specialize in predicting or telling the future. Fortune tellers typically use tools like tarot cards, crystal balls, astrology, numerology, or even your palms.
  • Psychic mediums — Specialize in communicating with the spiritual realm. Mediums typically provide answers about your loved ones who have passed away.
  • Remote viewers — Specialize in locating lost items or loved ones. From a distance, remote viewers can help you find whatever you have lost.
  • Tarot readers — Tarot cards are used by most psychics, but some advisors specifically specialize in tarot readings. They answer a variety of questions based on the cards they pull.

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Are Psychics Real?

The short answer is yes, there are real psychics out there.

However, the accuracy of an experienced psychic’s reading can depend on how open-minded you are — your willingness to actually believe that unnatural abilities exist.

If you are overly skeptical and get a reading for the sole purpose of proving psychics are fake, there is a good chance your reading may be inaccurate. This is because you are blocking the transfer of energy and information.

And in some cases, an extreme skeptic might even call a reading inaccurate even when it was clearly accurate.

Experienced psychics can surprise you with vivid details about your life that you simply can’t deny, even when you try to block the energy.

Psychics are born with their gifts. In fact, many people believe that everyone is born with psychic abilities — many of us just don’t tap into them.

Think about it — have you ever had a dream that later came true? How about what’s popularly described as déjà vu? Have you ever thought about someone and then, almost instantly, you get a call or text from them?

Most people have experienced some kind of psychic phenomenon, but the human mind has been trained to explain them away, especially when we become adults.

Even going beyond my opinion, research into psychic abilities has been forthcoming.

For example, the University of Arizona has dedicated decades to researching spiritual communication, first through the VERITAS Research Program, and now the SOPHIA Research Program.

The United States Government has also conducted psychic experiments, launching studies into how to weaponize clairvoyance and ESP during wartime. The military even funded studies on how to use remote viewing to see future events.

While I can go on and on about how I know psychic abilities exist, the best way for you to know for sure is by getting a reading yourself.

But keep in mind that there are a lot of fakes out there, so in order to get a reading from a real psychic, you should know how to spot a fake one.

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How to Spot a Fake Psychic

Psychics are real, but there are also a lot of fake psychics out there.

Most fakes perform cold readings based on clues you give off. This could be your body language, clothing, ethnicity, and many other factors.

Fake psychics use these signals to make guesses that are usually ambiguous enough to apply to most people in your situation.

Many fraudulent psychics are exposed sooner or later. A popular example is Ms. Cleo, the self-proclaimed Jamaican mystic who flooded late-night television with ads about her psychic abilities. 

Not only did she turn out to be a fake psychic, but she was also a fake Jamaican, born in California. She ended up settling out of several courts in different states for her fraudulent practices.

Unfortunately, fakes like Ms. Cleo makes skeptics even warier about whether psychics are real.

Here are 4 tips to help you differentiate a scammer from a real psychic:

1. Research the psychic and website

If you’re getting a psychic reading online, then you already have a lot of information available to help you make an informed decision.

Psychic websites have a profile for each of their psychics. These profiles include the number of readings a psychic has conducted, ratings and reviews, and details about their experience and abilities.

Using these tools can help you research a psychic before paying for a reading. The higher the number of readings, ratings, and positive reviews, the more likely you are dealing with a real psychic.

Trustworthy psychic websites also offer satisfaction guarantees, refunding your money if you’re not happy with the outcome of a reading. The better the satisfaction guarantee is, the more likely you are dealing with a trustworthy psychic website. 

2. Overly vague psychic readings

Remember, psychics are not wizards or supernatural beings, so even real ones might not be 100% accurate all the time. However, a psychic reading that is just too vague is likely fake.

If a psychic seems to rely too much on clues and uses your answers to questions to craft vague statements, then you’re probably dealing with a fake psychic.

To sum it up, if the reading sounds like it can apply to pretty much anybody, then the psychic is probably not real.

A real psychic will shock you with details without many questions, creating that jaw-dropping moment that will leave you without much doubt. Yes, you should be open and maintain positive energy during a reading, but that doesn’t mean you should give out so many clues that you might as well be doing the reading yourself.

3. All about the money and hidden fees

Psychic readings can get really expensive, even when performed by a real psychic.

But fake psychics take it several steps further by hiding extra fees and using additional methods to get more money from you.

For instance, a fake psychic might use scare tactics to get you to keep coming back for more readings. A fake psychic might tell you about a curse, which requires several readings to get rid of it. They might even require you to purchase their products, like candles or oils to make some extra money.

4. Use your intuition

Remember, most people (if not all) have psychic abilities, even when they are not aware of it. Your intuition is one of your psychic abilities — in the end, your “gut feeling” is the most important clue of all.

Did the reading feel real or not? Did you have that jaw-dropping moment? That “how could a stranger have known that” moment? Did you feel a presence, or energy — whether good or bad? 

Also, psychics are not there to scare you into coming back. Real psychics will help you feel comfortable and open. They provide guidance, not extortion.

If a psychic reading leaves a bad taste in your mouth, there’s a good chance you’ve come across a fake psychic.

Bottom Line

It is natural to question powers that tradition tells us don’t exist. Even though we’ve been taught to doubt psychic abilities, the fact that we even question whether they are real shows that we are open to the possibility that they are. 

Answering these questions really depends on you. Only you can determine if psychics are real by getting several psychic readings yourself. 

Thankfully, many psychic websites offer free readings, so you can experience it for yourself without having to spend a lot of money. Just keep in mind that fake psychics also exist, so use the tips I’ve provided to separate the frauds from the real psychics.

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About the author

Jeff is an all-things-psychic enthusiast: whether it's a tarot reading, clairaudience or eastern forms of psychic reading, he loves knowing what the other realms have to say. His hobbies include discovering new psychic reading sites and forms of psychic readings, walking his dogs and reading.