I wasn’t going to bother with this but The Two Percent Company’s piece yesterday on Allison Dubois changed my mind. In this ridiculous interview headlined Medium describes serial killer, Allison Dubois plays the usual guessing game, pretending to get “psychic” impressions of a serial killer in her home town of Phoenix, although her guesses seem even lamer than normal. Strangely, Phoenix police have not asked Dubois for her help in their investigations. Strange because Dubois claims to have helped catch criminals in the past, and does so regularly on TV – why haven’t they jumped on the chance this time when the killer is in her home town? I’d like to think it’s because the police know what a waste time this fraud’s playing-the-odds guesses would be. For example, get a load of these lame “psychic impressions”:
Dubois believes [the killer] knows local areas by scoping them out
Wow, you mean he doesn’t pick a place he knows nothing about at random?
his victims "are in the wrong place at the wrong time."
Note to any potential victims: if you’re planning to be at the wrong place, make sure it’s not at the wrong time.
I do feel he's getting nervous." She feels "like he's ready to bolt, if he hasn't already."
Well, he’s either bolted or he hasn’t, so that would cover all options. Awesome psychic powers, Allison!
If the killer does leave Arizona before police catch him, Dubois says, "I would look in California if I were them."
If? If? How are the police to know if he leaves Arizona? (And as an aside, is it likely he will leave Arizona after they catch him?) But thanks for the tip about California. Would never have thought of that. It’s only the nearest state to Phoenix. Now, if the psychic could only tell us if he has actually left or not. And where in California.
I see him tucking his hair up in his hat to hide his hair."
Some actual information. But followed by:
A composite sketch police are using shows a man with a hat and long hair, perhaps in dreadlocks.
Although I’m sure Allison received this information psychically. I’m sure she didn’t see the police sketch in the newspaper, oh no.
"I believe (he) was in and out of juvenile (detention) as he was growing up. He didn't have a father in the household. He had a mother he didn't respect but that he, on a strange level, loved and is a little protective of when somebody says something about his mother. It's a love-hate which he has for her, which is why it's easier for him to kill women, more so than men, who would be more of a challenge."
C minus for amateur psychology. Please try to be more original next time.
But as for the Baseline Killer, Dubois says, I think he's been real lucky up till now actually. I think a lot of what he's gotten away with has been luck. But his luck will run out."
Which describes virtually all criminals who have not yet been caught. (And most “psychics” for that matter.)
And that’s it. This is the “Medium” who solves crimes every week on TV (“based on a true story”). The talent confirmed genuine by Gary Schwartz of Arizona University. You’ll note there’s nothing useful like, oh I don’t know, the killer’s name and address. No wonder she has a backlog of 200 murder cases to solve. If this is a demonstration of her skills, her backlog is unlikely to get any smaller.
The interview is credited to someone called Bert Sass who has the title “Special Projects Producer”. This must be a new definition of “special” that means “lame-ass garbage”. He should be ashamed. We know Allison has no shame.
I’m not a phony but I play one on TV