funny thing is that Dubois and Goudeau are both graduates of Corona del Sol High School ....... wonder if she felt that ?
By Ray Stern
By Ray Stern
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"It's hard," she says. "I have friends who are district attorneys, and they say, 'You'd be a great prosecutor. We wish we had you with us.'"
And she probably would be. She's persuasive, aggressive, and smart. But she says that because of her abilities, it wouldn't be right, especially because her long-term goal was to become a Superior Court judge.
"How could I be an impartial judge? I can't if I know they're guilty," she says. "I would have to do something that's probably not legal to make sure they don't come out. That's not right. That's not the law."
Her time at the County Attorney's Office is probably one of the best-known parts of DuBois' life, because it's a major part of Medium's plot. But there are some big differences between what she did in real life and what the character does on TV.
Former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley, who was in office when DuBois was an intern, says he never met her. But after the show came out, he got plenty of calls.
"I was a little surprised," he says. "The context by which the show was done was that she solves crime. I remember being told she was being used as a jury expert."
In the pilot, the intern DuBois is shown giving a presentation about the brutal murder of a young mother and her baby and offering her opinion on what happened. Obviously, that's beyond the scope of DuBois' real-life internship, where she says she sorted crime-scene photos and filed papers. The show is based on her life but never claims to be completely accurate.
She does say that her contact with the photos gave her flashes of intuition like the ones seen on the show. She says that when she touched the photos, she could see the crimes as they happened through the eyes of the perpetrator and victim. She doesn't have visions in dreams the way the TV Allison does.
"I could see what was happening before the person was killed," DuBois says.
She says victims show her symbols or words that are clues to where their bodies are located and what happened to them, but it's easier if the killer actually had contact with the victim. She also says she can read the minds of perpetrators — she calls it head tapping.
During her internship, part of DuBois' job was to organize files on missing and exploited children from around the country. A file on 6-year-old Opal Jennings, a child who disappeared from her grandmother's home near Dallas, landed in her hands.
She says the case is what led her to send a letter to law enforcement officials in Texas with information regarding the disappearance. She then was invited to go to Texas to meet with the authorities there.
DuBois says she worked with the Texas Department of Public Safety (nicknamed the "Texas Rangers") and showed them places where the body might be buried. She did this in August 2000, a year after the perpetrator, Richard Lee Franks, confessed and was taken into custody and two months after his first trial ended in a mistrial. In September of that year, Franks was convicted at his second trial and sentenced to life in prison.
The little girl's remains were not found until 2004. DuBois says she narrowed the location to a square mile, but because Texas DPS has denied ever working with her, there's no way to prove or disprove her statement.
In a 2006 television interview, a sergeant with the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department, which worked the Jennings case in conjunction with DPS, told Paula Zahn that he remembered DuBois' offering her impressions about the case.
"But [he] also downplayed your efforts," Zahn told DuBois. "He ended up saying that any information you gave him was pretty darn generic and wasn't that helpful."
DuBois says she's used to law enforcement denying her involvement in cases, as police officers in Texas and Arizona have.
"I don't want anyone getting an appeal because I'm in a courtroom," she says. "Which is why I don't do it anymore. I'm a celebrity. I could throw a jury one way or another, and you can't do that. They'd be, like, 'She's here. He must be guilty.' Which I'm okay with. But it's not lawful."
Part of the reason her involvement isn't widely touted could be because, as in the Baseline Killer case, she's just one of many tipsters who call the police. And she's not the only medium calling in. On high-profile cases, the cops get hundreds of so-called psychic mediums coming to them with information.
Regardless of what really happened in Texas, after working the Jennings case, DuBois felt called away from her dream of becoming a lawyer. Instead, she wanted to find out if she could be a medium.
She heard about Gary Schwartz, a professor at the University of Arizona who was conducting research on mediums in his lab. Schwartz had garnered national attention after appearing in the 1999 HBO documentary Life After Life. (The cable television network totally funded the research he conducted in the documentary and also supplied him with the mediums he tested.)
funny thing is that Dubois and Goudeau are both graduates of Corona del Sol High School ....... wonder if she felt that ?
I'm confused. Even if her appearance on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was a result of editing, the bottom line is that she did say those things. Her hand gestures were just disgusting and disgraceful. God bless her because there must be something going on in her life that caused her to be so incredibly bitter.
DuBois is a filthy mouth woman that should take a look at herself before she judges anyone...You'd better use your supposedly powers and make yourself right before the Lord...before He judges you! I'll pray for you DuBois because apparently you're so into fantasy that you're going to miss out on Christs' second coming until He's here and it's too late...sad,sad,sad.
The program she was on was horrible and unveiled her true self. It just goes to show you what a marketing campaign can do for anyone. It is very important to walk with great discernment.
The situation was preplanned by Camile on the show and her two minions. Ms. Allison has a serious drinking problem. So much of a drinking problem that Camile even mentioned it beforehand to some of her friends. Camile knew exactly what she was doing and this only shows how desperately she needs some counseling and therapy. To orchestrate such harm against other human beings is frightening at best. If she is able to to do this to others, what is to stop her from physically harming another person? At the end of the show Allison actually stated with such venom in her voice that if anyone of them came to her if their children were missing etc. ("that she would not help them"). I have studied criminal law for a long time, they both have makings of serious criminals. The other ladies truly need to remove themselves from Camile. If she will not do her own dirty work, she is the sort that would hire someone to do it for her. She desperately needs to get help before anything gets to that point.
If any officials are utilizing Allison currently they should stop. There are plenty of other souls who have her gifts. Anyone, who would state that they would not help someone find their child has no business near those situations.
Camile's home was beautiful, the food wonderful, but the constant alcohol throughout the evening was not. All of them had too much to drink with those beverages she was serving. It looked just one beverage would put most under the table. They all drank far too much and some were even stumbling as they left. The agruments continued throughout the rest of the evening. Well ladies, if you thought you could trust Camile before, you have to know you cannot now. I feel for Kelsie Gramer. He must be mortified and at the same time desperate to get Camile help. She truly believes that everyone is jealous of her. Maybe if she sees herself on last nights show it will make her realize how much she truly needs some help.
Back to Ms. Allison, in our world many share her gifts. It is extremly important to never cause harm with your gifts. The way she spoke like she was omini powerful because of her gifts. That she knew when Kyle would die and what would happen to her family etc. was more than evil. She spoke the words as if she could actaully cause harm to happen to Kyle. Well it just does not work that way. I have really enjoyed the show that was supposed to be Allison's life story. Her character is portrayed as having discretion, compassion, morals and ethics. Her entire being is portrayed as only the highest of good for everyone and everything. Someone must have rewrote the script. That character on the show is not the Allison in real life that we all saw the other evening. She is exactly the opposite of that. How sad it is that such a good show has to be harmed or mared because of the real Allison. As stated before, many people have Allison's gift and have not learned how to manage all of the information and visions that they see. Many will seek to escape in unhealthy ways like drinking and drugs. Ms. Allison has an alcohol problem. Anyone who has her gifts and has been trained and studied the use of those gifts knows you should not be around alcohol or drugs. I would not go to Allison for a reading or advice given her current status. Out of respect and honor of her gifts and the many other souls who share those gifts, she should not go public in any way until she gets control of herself and her substance issues. It only harms all of the good that others do. Her show had a very long run and many have truly enjoyed it. Her recent actions has cast a dark cloud over that success. I will be praying and sending love energy to all of the people on that show.
Kyle is very strong and has many angels and guides around her. She must know that the reading given to her is not true. It was orchestrated lies through misdirected alliances. I know she will rise above that evening and end up showing by example how they should behave. I know that Allison has tried to harm her husband's way of earning a living. Guess what, real people see through the darkness. I would bet with your husband's postiive attitude that he actually increases his work, because he is an honorable man. If I were in Kyle's high heels, I would let compassion stand in the forefront. What happened the other evening is not about you, it is about some souls who need help, love, and healing. Their issues have been within them since they were little girls. I would communicate your disire that you want the best for them, but that they need to go and get help. I would then gracefully remove myself from all negative influences.
That show left me spiritually exhausted! I was so very disappointed in that show the other evening, that I will never watch it again. It is just far too negative for me. Camile should be removed from the show until she gets counseling. I truly fear for the other ladies on the show if they keep her on.
Allison needs to know that everyone with special gifts needs to stand together in strength. Our world needs our visions to help protect and heal it and the many souls that are still here. Please try to walk as a positve example and go and get some help! Please do not give any more readings or express your insights until you get cleaned up and grounded again. Words are very powerful, and the other evening you caused great harm to many. It was almost like an earthquake that will most certainly have after shock. I can only pray that everyone who has after shock will only affirm the postive from the situation. The positive would be Camille and Allison go and get help.
On angels wings, I send you love and many blessings.
Seen her on Real Housewives. She is down right mean and nasty. She should be ashamed of her behavior.
Anonymous said... If Alison Dubois has any gift at all, it is a talent for the exploitation of the vulnerable. It goes without saying that anyone who claims to be able to talk to the dead has serious psychological issues, rooted no doubt in trauma. But from what I have observed of this woman, there is something even worse afoot. She is, in a word, malevolent; she takes pleasure in hurting others for her own ends, Such repugnant behavior would be inconsequential in one who does not, as she insists, runs her advice "on the clock" and misrepresent herself as authentic. Well I have a newsflash for this delusional woman: the dead are dead. They do not talk. That's just the science of it, the rest is pure Barnum and Bailey. Period. What a pity that Ms Duboi's megalomaniacal posturing takes itself so seriously as to rely on veiled threats. Indeed, I was so appalled by her behavior on RHBH, where at one point she even made an implicit threat towards another woman's children, cautioning that if they were ever "lost" --meaning, in her twisted imagination, dead or murdered, so that only she could find them. Well, the good news is that the show about her has been cancelled. Certainly, no one of Kelsy Grammer's ilk would want anything to do with a vicious virago of Dubois's low character, one that I ]m afraid is born of alcoholism at best, and a hopeless impoverishment of spirit at best. The woman is clearly a fraud, made all the worse by her vapid, useless, manipulative and wholly bogus misrepresentations of "psychic" powers to those who are either too naive or too much in pain to see through her. Here's some advice, Ms Dubois, about psychic powers: read Lacan or Freud or better yet, Foucault, who have figured out the likes of you in ways that you will never be able to figure out on your own. My advice: get help, and fast, because you are a very disturbed, and moreover, a very disturbing woman, one who, in my estimation, is a danger to the public health
LOL her credibility now after Real Housewives debacle. And you know for sure Camille had her there to do sneaky "readings" on the others. She's dumb enough to fall for that. #FAIL.
Someone gave me one of Allison's books and I got bored with the first page. Accidentally, my cat shoved it into the toilet. Good place for her "so called" gift. Maybe my cat knew a con right off.
Allison is a FAKE. It's easy for some quacks to claim they have the gift, but after seeing her on Beverly Housewives, it became clear that she is a liar, a conartist, and a low life.
Regardless of whether she's the real deal or not, after watching The Housewives of Beverly Hills episode, my bubble was burst. I guess I thought any woman that had been so accomplished would surely have a good heart and a certain amount of class....WOW...was I wrong. Granted she seemed to be pretty well boozed up, some of her comments were down right evil as well as the death looks she was shooting around the room. I wonder how a mother could say, Gee, I hope those women never need my help finding any of their children cause that ain't gonna happen. That's putting it nicely compared to what Allison actually said. I really felt sorry for her kids watching her make a complete fool of herself on national tv.
This THING is NOT a medium nor a nice person by any means. I HIGHLY doubt she is even a friend of Camille's now that Kelsey got his head out of his butt and filed divorce paperwork. If this THING (Allison) was TRULY so damn pyschic then she would have known that Kelsey WAS cheating on Camille and that he was leaving her. THAT tells the story more than enough. She and Camille are whackjobs that need serious psychiatric help and soon. BTW, as a CDS graduate, I am POSITIVE that this troll NEVER graduated from CDS even though she has made it appear on Wikipedia that she DID graduate from CDS. Lies, lies, lies from Allison Dubois' mouth as always. She's a PIG and a digusting example of a mother let alone a woman. Too many people believe trash like this and make trash like this muti millionaires! Get your head out of your butts and realize she ONLY wants your money and run. NOTHING that comes out of her mouth is truth or fact. NOTHING.
Hate to break it to you people - but there ARE NO "true mediums". As for Cheryl being hopeful that one day you'll have enough evidence to prove the opposite scientifically: great thought and good luck on it. Hope you'll be the first to collect that 1 Million Dollars from James Randi!
This women is a nut case and I dont believe she is a medium true people with gifts have a heart and are not evil and I think Allison and Camille planned to attack the other women on the house wives show I would have left that party sooner there both crazy and yes Allison should not have made the comment about the kids needing her help and not being there and no wonder Camilles husband left her shes crazy to she also acts like shes in love with that cute guy friend also I think the money has gone to there heads whats left of them..
It is very obvious that allison duBois is a fake! I saw her on the Real Housewives. She is a really nasty, condescending, foul mouthed drink swilling alcoholic that smokes electric cigarettes. Creepy and gross! I no longer like the show, or will watch it because I know for sure its fake.
I know, Its awful!! How could she say something soo awful about a child!! an innocent child and because of a grudge she wouldn't do anything to help. That honestly speaks loads about her personality and what type of person she is.
This poor woman has totally ruined any scrap of a career she may have had left by appearing as a complete buffoon on Real Housewives of BH. How unfortunate.
Allison Dubois I would say can do this, but she as most others are under a false impression of what these activities are...what the dreams show, from where, why and most of all how. There is a science behind this, but remains absent in the journals of science. The challenge is being able to compile enough evidence to satisfy the scientific method. In due time, we'll have it.
Dubois says p 181 of Secrets of the Monarch: What the Dead Can Teach Us About Living a Better Life that, "It would make sense that the frequency of the energy of our soul that is left behind after the death of our body could be matched my the living's energy and make it possible to communicate through a common vibration". She may have something here. I sneezed yesterday and owing to the vibration thus created I found myself faced by one of my late acquaintances.
I was hesitating to buy tickets to the AU$150 Live Allison Dubios 'Seminar' in Melbourne. Maybe I am psychic too... My hesitation was that this could be a jib. An inquiry as to how much personal readings were- being told that it will be $500 per HALF hour.What I don't understand is, how could a self-proclaimed psychic, who apparently solves cases and helps victims of crime charge such a large amount of money, if one is REALLY wanting to 'help' people. It's too crazy a thought that... all this may just be a rip off and scam, even though I am quite a 'believer' - how could anyone have the heart to make vulnerable people pay such a large sum of money.
It's funny that quite a few of you yell that it is unacceptable to give the real names of the childs. How did you recognize they were real if those names were not already public ? And if they are already know, why use a fake and look unprofessional ?
Appart from this, a few things are interresting in her case : in her show, she is on the payrolls of Phoenix and her predictions are increadibly accurate (plate numbers, restaurant name etc) while in real life she never got paid by officials for her predictions and all predictions are vague.I would love a free reading to see if she can spot which of my two deceased friend actually exists. Test her with an actor !!!
Hey "Phoenix" - you're a moron. There's no such thing as a 'basic fact' on Wikipedia because Wikipedia articles are written and edited by any common person who has the brain capacity to register themselves on the site.
I, myself, can sign on to Wikipedia and tell the world that chickens were created via Sonic Boom, and somebody like "Phoenix" would believe it.
Anyway, well-researched article. I definitely enjoyed it, however I am going to be a sucker and hope that Allison is, in fact, the real deal (and if not, that someone out there IS). I like the idea that my late Aunt and Grandmother still spend time around the family and get a chance to see my beautiful nephew, whom they never got a chance to meet, grow up.
The fantasy of it is just too good for me to let go of it. To each his own, whatever gives you faith.
Great article thank you for taking so much time to research and present information. I am glad to hear people are concerned about her children but if Allison Dubois was so concerned why does she have photos of her children on her own website??? http://www.allisondubois.com/ I am sure that any celebrity has security concerns and hopefully she makes enough money from her book sales, lectures, and TV show consolations to pay for that security.
Let me get this straight. Someone writes a "positive" book about DuBois and she gets "pissed" that they dared to profit from her - but she profits from a "positive" book she wrote about someone else and she's frustrated that people think this is wrong?
"Hypocritical asshole" just doesn't spell it out clear enough really.
Nice work Megan. Now, about Sylvia Browne...
If you look Allison up on Wikipedia they even say the Texas Rangers, the Glendale Police Department and Arizona PD all deny any cooperation happened with Allison's involvement.Interesting, so why are some upset with this article if it's a basic fact on Wikipedia?
When you invite a journalist into your home and tell them the names of your children HELLO stupid is as stupid does. If Allison Dubois is so concerned about her children and their safety why would she even give out that information AND have her children interviewed? It's a story a very fair story. She is just embarrassed at her own actions and has to blame everyone else. Allison look in the mirror your accountable for your own stupid actions. Did you think New Times was going to do a puff piece on you? They report the truth not fluff. Her ego is so ridiculous she lost site of what is really important.
I find the comments and letters to the editor far more interesting than even the article itself. While perusing the latest New Times, I saw quite a few letters written in about this article on Allison DuBois. One letter was particularly interesting, because it offered as "proof" of her abilities an anecdote about her giving free readings to a group of bereaved parents of murdered children.
Now, I think it's great that these poor parents were given some kind of emotional relief for all the grief they're going through, but that in itself doesn't constitute proof that Ms. DuBois was in any way in contact with those slain children. Those who compare her to John Edwards are more right than they know -- this sort of stunt is known as "cold reading," and has been practiced for years with greater or lesser success by many claiming to be mediums. Real proof requires a controlled experiment, and cold reading a room full of bereaved parents just doesn't qualify.
A cynic might accuse Ms. DuBois of exploiting those parents, but who knows, maybe there is some real closure those folks got from the experience, whether the act was real or not. I remain skeptical, but I have no problem watching and enjoying the TV show Medium for what it really is -- entertaining fiction!
Is this article really that shocking to anyone. You have a high school drop out who had no friends as a kid. She decided to make up imaginary friends so she wouldn't be lonely as a child and turned that into seeing things. Its funny, she makes no claims except that her fans are happy with her (entertainment).
Not surprising that she is upset with anyone that uses her name to make money but she is willing to use anyone with a remote relationship to her to make money. Typical con man.
In Nov 2002, a friend invited my husband of nearly 30 years and me to a mysterious meeting. 'You'll find out it's about when you get you get there.' We liked this person so much that we went, more as a favor to them because they seemed to be under some kind of pressure to bring people.
I think I'm as smart as most anyone, but I really couldn't understand what the speaker was selling. When the meeting stretched into a second hour, I was bored and frustrated because there seemed to be no point and no end.
Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed my husband's expressionless face. He seemed mesmerized. Several times during the course of the evening, I tapped his hand with mine, attempting to bring him back to reality. Each time hee jerked as if I woke him from a dream.
Relieved when the speaker seemed to be concluding, I was anxious to get out of the room and go outside for some fresh air. It was impossible for me to hide my impatience as the room exploded with the noise of chairs being moved because we were instructed to sit in a circle.
Suddenly my friend's demeanor changed as they pressured us to join 'it' that cost just $500 apeice. With anger welling up inside, I said, 'I still don't know what 'it' is!'
The people who were sitting in our circle seemed to break into two halves. One half focused on me and the other half on my husband.
What happened next reminded me of the scene in 'Close Encounters' when the aliens took the main charecter aboard their space ship.
It was surreal watching them surround my dear, sweet husband and walk him to the back of the room where banquet tables were set up. Through stinging eyes, I saw him hand our credit card to someone who processed our payment!
As the others continued to plead for me to join, I nearly bolted across the room to stop the transaction. For the first time in our marrage, my husband snapped rudely that this was what he wanted to do and I was going to do it, too.
We nearly came to blows!
His good sense returned long enough for him to realize that absolutely no way was I going to be dragged into this what-ever-it-was.
My reluctance to continue to be a spectacle dictated that I allow him to sign up by himself.
The ride home was quiet, but my mind was whirling with thoughts of Christmas coming next month and spending so much money on WHAT?
That night was the beginning of the end of our marrage. There was nothing I could do or say to stop him from taking PSI's Basic and all the levels ending with Principia. Since 2003 he went to Principia twice, the 'Ranch' three times, volunteered for so many seminars that I quit counting, charged well over $30,000 on our credit cards not including the transportation and meals. Like a converted fanatic, he badgered all our friends, relatives and his coworkers to join PSI. He took off work so many times that he lost his job!
And, when we could no longer make the minimum payments on my salary to the credit card companies, he began the downward spiral that resulted in his drawing out all our equity in our home, his cashing in his 401K, asking me to cash in my IRAs ... Today our house is being threatened with foreclosure and he's talking about bankruptsy!
I'm nearly 60 years old and he's retirement age and he gave everything we own to PSI Seminars.
Just when I thought things could not possibly get any worse, he announced proudly, 'I'm sending our grandson to the ranch in July.'
My ears were ringing and my mouth became too dry to ask how he is going to pay for it. I can only guess he was able to get yet another credit card. This will be at least the fifth or maybe sixth one he's opened and maxed out since this nightmare began.
During sleepless nights, I worry about our finances and uncertain future. I blame myself because it was actually my friend who took us to that meeting that fatefull night.
But most of all, I blame PSI because they tapped into some weakness they found in the love of my life ... they twisted him into some kind of monster who destroyed all of our tomorrows together.
As we signed our divorce papers in Mar 2008, I found the only good thing in this mess: We have nothing left of value to fight over.
PSI owns it all!
X of PSI zombieClovis, New MexicoU.S.A.
I read this article with interest, but was saddened by this author's attack on Ms. DuBois and her children. I'm not sure why the author felt it necessary to name the children by name or show their picture. I would hope that this paper would use more caution towards minors in the future.
That was an interesting link for PSI Seminars. How is Allison associated with PSI? Is she recruiting her friends to this crap or what?
Megan, you mention that Allison DuBois has a �friend� at the Maricopa County Attorney�s Office. Is this friend feeding her information on active cases? Is she the same friend who is involved in the cult like organization called PSI Seminars? Is this the same friend who was conned into believing the EST guru�s of PSI? Is that why Allison has such an attitude? It is because she is creating her own reality?
I am a medium, and I think this article is well-researched and quite fair. If you are going to put yourself out there in the public arena as a person representing the positive argument of consciousness survival, you better have a credible story.
The onus of validating Ms. Dubois' claims are on Ms. Dubois. Simply "crying foul" when no one from the law enforcement agencies she claims to have aided will sign an affidavit in her defense is not an acceptable explanation of the criticisms lobbied at her.
I have written about this story on my own blog, http://idonethunk.blogspot.com...
Bravo on this article. It is a GREAT companion piece to the article that New Times did in the late 90s on the so-called "Phoenix Lights" mystery. Another great "The Emporer has no Clothes" article. The people who are upset at the "character attacks" are really upset because their delusion is being challenged. Dubois is no better than the cold readers like John Edwards. They are all crooks. I would really like to know why she did not accept the James Randi challenge. If she can really do what she says she can, then what is she afraid of?
What a refreshing article, it was good to see a journalist undertaking some investigative journalism rather than just credulously reporting what ever a talking head may claim.
The article was balanced in that on one hand Allison Dubois claims are outlined and then an attempt has been made to verify them.
It comes off as being negative as the results of Megan Irwin's inquiries did not corroborate Dubois's statements made in the media, so to call the article as being one sided is not a fair criticism.
The critics appear to commit the logical fallacy ad hominem in that instead of addressing the points Megan has raised they have made personal attacks against the author, which makes many of the criticisms quite pointless.
Perhaps an appropriate response would be to point to an example where Dubois's claims have been objectively validated.
Keep up the excellent work Megan.
You are missing the point, folks. She has an editor and they signed off on using the names. Also, the TV news uses kids' names all of the time! You're living in a dream world.
There is a deep, screaming irony when you start claiming "character assassination" and then complain about the journalist. "Mr. Pot, I'd like to introduce you to Ms. Kettle."
It's not character assassination if it's true. The bleedin' Texas Rangers will not confirm that they have worked with her. What more evidence do you need that she is a liar? I've written about Allison in the past. I encourage you to look at my series linked at:
Good job, Megan! There should be more fact-checking on these bozos!
Why did you go and print her kids names? You have put those kids at risk. I hope the money was worth it for you
I find it interesting here that a few people (is that really you, Allison, writing these comments?)are writing in to slam the writer of this story. You dumbos are the ones with a lot to learn. Come on, everybody (probably even her husband) believes DuBois is bogus. If Allison can point up instnces of how she has actually performed provable psychic feats, then why didn't she tell the writer. You know why, because nothing she claims can be nailed down. She's just making crazy claims and cashing the checks from her tv show. And what a crock that is! But, you know, it's a good gig because a fool is born every minute in this country.
Megan - I admire your efforts at wanting to be a Journalist, but you clearly have no idea how to go about it. I know your so called paper is an alternative one and you probably feel like you are uncovering some big news. You have a lot to learn.
Have you ever had a reading with Allison? Why don't you actually try that first before writing an article about whether or not she is the real deal. My reading with her was dead on - the few things I wasn't sure about were confirmed when talking with family.
Oh and don't forget - her tv show is exactly that - a tv show. Even reality shows are not real so you can't expect her show to be 100% real. Grow up and find a new career.
Maybe you should try writing about people who are no good at their jobs that they think they excel at.
btw, if you read the article Nioe, you will see that Allison does NOT talk to the the grieving parents directly out of respect.
Most respectable journalists do not reveal the real names of children under the age of 18. There is a reason they changed the names for the show. Shame on you for being so disrespectful! This is a small paper and I guarantee the way you are writing this is where you will remain.
Take a look at CNN, True TV, Fox News, etc. None of them EVER reveal the name of minors unless they are charged with an adult crime. They also won't reveal minors names involved in a tragedy until the family has been notified and gotten permission.
I seriously doubt you got permission from Mrs. DuBois to use her kids real names. In fact, I'm sure she asked you NOT to for their protection. Nice integrity.
I hope you enjoy your job at this newspaper cause no big time respectable one will hire you once they read a copy of this article.
Shame on you and your editors for allowing the real names to be used.
DuBious is the one that's talking about her children. And if the author of the article is out of line talking about them, so is Allison for talking to grieving parents that their children are murdered.
This article seems more an attempt at character assassination and timeline than actually saying anything of substance.
The DuBois kids should have been left out of it entirely. Giving ANY details at all about them is highly irresponsible. I think the editors should remove any references to them. Really not only irresponsible but mean spirited as well.
The writer quotes anonymous 'groups' or 'them' with various insults towards DuBois' fans. Wow, you didn't just go after the person you interviewed due to your opinions about psychic mediums, you went after her family, friends, memories, life, even her children and fans as well....And without journalistic integrity.
For instance, fairness would allow that people view events with differing interpretations and memories. It should also allow that only the people who witnessed something or took part in it can comment. If no one was there for a conversation but Allison and someone else, no one can claim it never happened, not reasonably. It seems this writer went to great lengths to judge and tar paper someone.
As to the Baseline Killer and the 'long hair' - didn't he use a long wig at one point? Maybe that is the image Allison got. Impressions do not work like a computer spitting things out, they are open to subjective interpretations. And you say in your article (as everyone knows anyway) that police cannot comment on cases publicly so it means little if they disavow her involvement in them.
It's sad that all this effort was made to write what in effect was a long string of bias and opinion and subjectivity. Ironically it derides subjectivity at the same time. Does that mean subjectivity in an intuitive trying to help police or other people is de facto wrong, while the writer's own subjective impressions of a person can be presented as fact without question?
Please remove the section about the children though. That should be OUT OF BOUNDS.
This article is definately slanted. Megan, what did Allison ever do to you? Are you that unhappy with your own life?