I grew up in rural NWPA, surrounded in forest. I took an early interest in cryprozoology and sharks and have read many books on various crypto subjects such as Bigfoot and Megalodon over the years. I am not a professional writer or a journalist, but I do the best I can. I have a quirky, obscurely dry and sometimes sarcastic sense of humor than can get me in trouble. Some love me and some hate me, but I am who I am.

At GhostTheory we make no apologies for our skeptical views and sometimes we get a bad rap from those who assume the worst about us. However, we are not in the business of denial, hence our open minded approach to looking at “unexplained phenomena”.

We have made no secret of the fact that we are not fans of psychics. However, when a story comes along that throws a monkey wrench into the works, we are going to report it, even at the risk of dealing with a few who always toss the old “I told you so” cliché at the GT wall, hoping it will stick.

Southern California prosecutors will be filing murder charges Monday, in the death of an 11 year old boy at the hands of his half brother.

Terry Dewayne Smith Jr. was found Wednesday, buried in a shallow grave under a tree behind the child’s family home. He was located after an exhaustive four day search that included some interesting assistance.

Apparently, a woman named Pam Ragland phoned a police tip line Thursday, telling them she had received “visions” of the dead boy’s location. With the search advancing unsuccessfully, police invited the “psychic” to join the investigation.

Regland, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Detective John Powers, walked onto the property (not knowing it was the boy’s home) and directly to his partially buried body.

-snip- On Thursday, the bereaved father said he had been expecting his son to fly home this summer to live with him in West Virginia after two years with his mom in Southern California.

“All I want to do is get Terry Jr. back here because that was the last thing he told me on the phone,” said Smith Sr., a 62-year-old retired truck driver. “He wanted to come home.”

Initial reports from the mother, relayed by law enforcement, described Terry Jr. as an autistic boy who took special medication and answered only to his nickname, “JuJu.” His father, however, insisted that his son was not autistic.

The boy lived with him until 2011, when he went to live with his mother, and was a normal kid who loved video games and baseball, he said.

“He was a very bright, well-adjusted child, at least he was when he left here,” said Smith Sr. “He pushed buttons and would aggravate you. But, other than that, it was just the typical way … of a typical boy trying to get his way.”

Smith Sr. also helped raise the half brother accused in the case, he said. The teen moved from West Virginia to California after his mother abruptly pulled him out of school, he said.

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Riverside County District Attorney spokesman John Hall told reporters that the accused 16 year old would be in juvenile court on Monday to face possible charges in the death.

While I could do a complete run down of all the things we just don’t like about “psychics”, in this case I’m going to give them their due.

I have some reservations about this seemingly “cut and dried” example of true paranormal ability as well as a few questions, however, I’ll reserve my scrutiny and let our readers voice their opinions and questions.

The most important aspect of this story to me is the life of a child, senselessly taken at such a young age.

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  • BW

    I saw this report in the LA Times. I’ve read before of the police using paranormal methods to obtain leads. Apparently, the intel agencies of both the U.S. and the former U.S.S.R. have done this as well as methods of collecting intelligence.

    What is ironic is that on the one hand, some officials pour scorn on reports of paranormal activity, while on the other hand, some in the police and military apparently think that perhaps it is not all unabashed nonsense.

    Apart from paranormal considerations, my heart goes out to poor Terry. May he rest in peace.


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  • IThinkso

    100 feet and doggie missed it.

  • Scott_McMan

    Henry, if I had said what I was thinking, I’d get slammed by every psychic who’s hand started itching. I can think of several scenarios where this was done sans “psychic” ability.

  • The Oshmar

    So he was only partially buried, on the family property and was stinking of decomposition? No one noticed that?

  • IThinkso

    The skeptic without a sincere practically struggled inwardness is like a christian without the same.

  • IThinkso

    Florida woman jailed in ‘psychic scam,’ accused of bilking Sunnyvale woman out of more than $800,000 http://www.mercurynews.com/sunnyvale/ci_23716807/florida-woman-jailed-psychic-scam-accused-bilking-sunnyvale