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Podcast # 23: Jan Helen McGee interview and followup?
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« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2007, 02:10:27 PM »
I'm bumping this thread again.  I just listened to this Podcast (I'm catching up.  Number 28!) and I was wondering if anything is happening with this.  I'm excited to hear an outcome.
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« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2007, 04:24:43 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2007, 07:11:16 PM »
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Re: Podcast # 23: Jan Helen McGee interview and followup?
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2008, 07:12:15 PM »
Hey everyone,

New listener here who's been going through the old podcasts over the past month or two. The other day I reached #23, and was curious about what happened to the plans to test McGee's claimed abilities. Looks like nothing ever came of them, but in my searching I stumbled upon these comments by McGee in a 2006 interview which are apparently referring to that podcast episode (although Randi wasn't on it), and thought you guys might find them interesting:

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HM: Have you heard of the Amazing Randi [Randi.org], who offers a standing prize of $1 million to anyone that can provide objective proof of paranormal activity?

JM: They called me. I was on a Podcast with him. Five guys, doctors, PhD’s, talking to me: five against one. And I kicked their asses. They’re used to stupid people but nobody is smarter than I am, nobody. Cause I’m quick. See, they’re brain people but they can’t think as quick. I’m real quick with my mouth.

HM: They asked you to take their test?

JM: They said, ‘You come take our test!’ And I said that’s a waste of my time, you made up the test. I’m not taking the test but what I will do is continue to do what I do now. You find a murder case for me, find one that’s 20 years old then see if I can solve it. That way I’m still doing my work and you can find out. But they haven’t. And you can go on their website, and they go, ‘oh, we’re still working that out.’ They’re not working it out. This guy just wants to pretend he has a million dollars. It’s just bogus.

Having just listened to the eposide, I must say if that's her recollection of it, one has to wonder how exagerrated her other memories are!

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Re: Podcast # 23: Jan Helen McGee interview and followup?
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2008, 12:28:53 PM »
Hey everyone,

New listener here who's been going through the old podcasts over the past month or two. The other day I reached #23, and was curious about what happened to the plans to test McGee's claimed abilities. Looks like nothing ever came of them, but in my searching I stumbled upon these comments by McGee in a 2006 interview which are apparently referring to that podcast episode (although Randi wasn't on it), and thought you guys might find them interesting:

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HM: Have you heard of the Amazing Randi [Randi.org], who offers a standing prize of $1 million to anyone that can provide objective proof of paranormal activity?

JM: They called me. I was on a Podcast with him. Five guys, doctors, PhD’s, talking to me: five against one. And I kicked their asses. They’re used to stupid people but nobody is smarter than I am, nobody. Cause I’m quick. See, they’re brain people but they can’t think as quick. I’m real quick with my mouth.

HM: They asked you to take their test?

JM: They said, ‘You come take our test!’ And I said that’s a waste of my time, you made up the test. I’m not taking the test but what I will do is continue to do what I do now. You find a murder case for me, find one that’s 20 years old then see if I can solve it. That way I’m still doing my work and you can find out. But they haven’t. And you can go on their website, and they go, ‘oh, we’re still working that out.’ They’re not working it out. This guy just wants to pretend he has a million dollars. It’s just bogus.

Having just listened to the eposide, I must say if that's her recollection of it, one has to wonder how exagerrated her other memories are!

What's the source of that interview?

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Re: Podcast # 23: Jan Helen McGee interview and followup?
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2008, 12:44:59 PM »
It's on her website: http://www.janhelenmcgee.com/HarrisburgMagazine.htm

Apparently it's from something from the 'Harrisburg-Patriot News' she also again states right at the beginning she can see through walls:

"HARRISBURG MAGAZINE: Right now, can you see through that wall?

JAN MCGEE: I can see through anything. It’s really weird, but I can see dead people."

I wish there had of been more of a follow up on this one too. I realise the rogues are busy but this does often seem to pop up as a missed opportunity.
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Re: Podcast # 23: Jan Helen McGee interview and followup?
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2008, 06:30:43 PM »
She lives in the town next to me.  Should I find her house, walk up to her, and tell her from the bottom of the SGU fanbase in my best Jay voice "Oh yeah." ;)

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Re: Podcast # 23: Jan Helen McGee interview and followup?
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2008, 07:00:26 PM »
She lives in the town next to me.  Should I find her house, walk up to her, and tell her from the bottom of the SGU fanbase in my best Jay voice "Oh yeah." ;)

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Re: Podcast # 23: Jan Helen McGee interview and followup?
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2008, 08:51:05 AM »
JAN MCGEE: I can see through anything. It’s really weird, but I can see dead people."

yeah.. i'd be more impressed if the dead people could see me.
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Re: Podcast # 23: Jan Helen McGee interview and followup?
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2008, 03:26:35 PM »
JAN MCGEE: I can see through anything. It’s really weird, but I can see dead people."

yeah.. i'd be more impressed if the dead people could see me.

How do you know that they can't? Perhaps Jan knows about all the things you have been doing.

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Re: Podcast # 23: Jan Helen McGee interview and followup?
« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2008, 03:48:53 AM »
JAN MCGEE: I can see through anything. It’s really weird, but I can see dead people."

yeah.. i'd be more impressed if the dead people could see me.

How do you know that they can't? Perhaps Jan knows about all the things you have been doing.

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Re: Podcast # 23: Jan Helen McGee interview and followup?
« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2008, 01:51:26 PM »
Hey everyone,

New listener here who's been going through the old podcasts over the past month or two. The other day I reached #23, and was curious about what happened to the plans to test McGee's claimed abilities. Looks like nothing ever came of them, but in my searching I stumbled upon these comments by McGee in a 2006 interview which are apparently referring to that podcast episode (although Randi wasn't on it), and thought you guys might find them interesting:

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HM: Have you heard of the Amazing Randi [Randi.org], who offers a standing prize of $1 million to anyone that can provide objective proof of paranormal activity?

JM: They called me. I was on a Podcast with him. Five guys, doctors, PhD’s, talking to me: five against one. And I kicked their asses. They’re used to stupid people but nobody is smarter than I am, nobody. Cause I’m quick. See, they’re brain people but they can’t think as quick. I’m real quick with my mouth.

HM: They asked you to take their test?

JM: They said, ‘You come take our test!’ And I said that’s a waste of my time, you made up the test. I’m not taking the test but what I will do is continue to do what I do now. You find a murder case for me, find one that’s 20 years old then see if I can solve it. That way I’m still doing my work and you can find out. But they haven’t. And you can go on their website, and they go, ‘oh, we’re still working that out.’ They’re not working it out. This guy just wants to pretend he has a million dollars. It’s just bogus.

Having just listened to the eposide, I must say if that's her recollection of it, one has to wonder how exagerrated her other memories are!

Oh, the answer following that one is also chuckle-worthy.

"HM: But he’s providing a service.

JM: Yes. He’s debunking the scam psychics. You go ahead and debunk those people because those people make my life horrible."

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Re: Podcast # 23: Jan Helen McGee interview and followup?
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2008, 01:05:29 AM »
Awesome thing about podcasting...the episodes never die.  Just got to this one in my catch up routine as well.

I agree, would have been much simpler just to send 10 people out there and have her diagnose them.  I believe her words were right along the lines of "if you put me in a room with 10 people I could be 10 out of 10 in telling you what's wrong with them." 

Then she kind of backtracked on that and said that she was really better at murders.  Huh?  If you're 100% at medical diagnosis (or at least symptons) what are you at murders?  103%?  Maybe she was the basis for the movie MINORITY REPORT.

So much wrong with that episode though...she basically says that she never follows up with the cases she works so she doesn't know the success rate, than makes bold statements that about the reason that  cases don't get solved is that the police don't listen to her.  I really thought she believed she had some gift, but after reading the comments she made about JR I have to believe she's another Sylvia in a less repulsive package (not talking about looks, either). 

Easy test, just stack all of her "intuitions" up against professional law enforcement profilers and see who's information is more accurate when the case is solved.
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