James Randi challenges “psychic” Sally Morgan to a test of her ability to speak to the dead on Halloween. According to the The Guardian:
A celebrity psychic who claims to speak with the dead in sellout shows across the country has been challenged by sceptics to prove her supernatural powers. They have invited TV “star psychic” Sally Morgan to demonstrate her ability to connect with the spirit world in a specially designed test in Liverpool on Monday.
The Halloween challenge is backed by the US paranormal investigatorJames Randi, and qualifies as the first step towards claiming a million-dollar prize established by the James Randi Educational Foundation for any psychic who can prove their “gift” to be real.
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As a follow-up, it only took two days for Sally Morgan to back out of the challenge.
From the Guardian:
Lawyers for psychic performer Sally Morgan have said she will not take the scientific test scheduled to coincide with Halloween
Simon Singh, who organised the test of Sally Morgan’s powers, said the Halloween challenge would become an annual event. Photograph: Richard Smith/Corbis
Sally Morgan, the TV clairvoyant who styles herself as “Britain’s best-loved psychic”, has turned down an invitation to prove her supernatural powers on Monday.
Morgan, who claims to converse with the spirit world in sellout shows across the country, was asked to demonstrate her abilities in a Halloween challenge laid down by sceptics in Liverpool.
Morgan’s lawyers, Atkins Thomson, emailed the science writer Simon Singh, who organised the scientific test of her powers, to make clear that she would not take up the challenge.
The email, from Graham Atkins, requests that Singh does not contact Morgan or her office again, and states: “You well know that we all have far more important things to do than take part in this or any other ‘test’ at this point. She will not attend at Liverpool or at any other time.”