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  1. Harry Houdini started a tradition of stage magicians seeking out and debunking fraudulent psychics, mystics and spiritualists who claim to possess real supernatural powers

  2. A woman was awarded $988,000 in 1986 after claiming a CAT scan took away her psychic powers.

  3. The Amazing Randi (James Randi), while debunking a psychic who bent silverware, was accused of being a fraud. Twice he was accused of using actual psychic powers to pretend he was just a magician.

  4. Rubber is a 2010 French film about a tire that comes to life and kills people using its psychic powers. It was a box office failure, earning only $100,370 compared to its $500,000 budget.

  5. Houdini was friends with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle until his debunkings lead Doyle to believe Houdini was a medium using his power to block other psychics.

  6. In 1989, Russian psychic E. Frenkel was run over by a train while attempting to stop it with his psychic-biological power, after previously ‘successfully’ stopping a car and streetcar.

  7. Harry Houdini helped swing popular opinion on spiritualism, turning belief in psychic powers into a sign of gullibility or even madness that would spell doom for any political campaign.

  8. A University of Buffalo professor and a US Senator both believe noted magician/skeptic James Randi is a fraud for claiming NOT to have psychic powers

  9. A doctor coined the phrase *epistaxis telepathica* to describe the common fictional phenomenon of nose bleeding due to psychic powers found in comic books and movies

  10. Illusionist Harry Houdini was close friends with Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle. When Houdini performed a trick for Doyle in attempt to illustrate how easy it is to be fooled, Doyle instead became convinced that the performer had psychic powers.

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In the original novel of The Ring, the cause of death was a mutated smallpox virus that fused with Sadako's inherent psychic powers, rather than her restless spirit seeking revenge for her murder.

When a "psychic" was exposed as a fraud, he admitted that he started claiming psychic power to see "how Dumb America was".

Superman was originally a super villain. The original debut, "The Reign of the Superman", has superman being a bald and, gaining vast psychic powers from an experimental drug, uses them maliciously for profit and amusement.

James "The Amazing" Randi, a magician, debunker & skeptic, was accused multiple times of having actual psychic powers...

The 2002 revival of *The Twilight Zone* did a sequel to the episode "It's a Good Life" called "It's Still a Good Life" where Anthony Fermount has a daughter who develops stronger psychic powers then her father.

The Pentagon spent millions on investigating psychic powers such as telepathy during the Cold War.

Despite starting out as good friends, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini had contentious debates over the existence of psychics. Doyle even accused Houdini of having such powers. The debates eventually damaged the friendship.

E. Frenkel claimed he had psychic powers to stop a train, thus, stepping in front of the train at the last minute. It didn't work.

In the book "The Edge of the Unknown", Arthur Conan Doyle (creator of Sherlock Holmes) argued that Harry Houdini had genuine psychic power, but wouldn't admit it

"Maria Duval" has scammed over $200 million from people claiming she can help people with her psychic powers.

In 1974 Uri Geller convinced two researchers at Stanford that had some level of psychic powers

About James Randi, a magician, who between 1964 and 2015 offered $1,000 rising several times to $1,000,000 in 1996 to anyone that could prove they had a genuine psychic power. Every single person that took the challenge failed.

About project Stargate and its precursors, an attempt by the CIA during the 70s-90s to use remote viewing and psychic powers in intelligence gathering. It was closed in 1995, and no concrete evidence of remote viewing having taken place was ever verified, despite 3 decades of research.

Tycho Brahe, nobleman & astronomer employeed a dwarf named Jepp who Tycho thought had psychic power & also made him wait under the dinner table as Tycho ate, he owned a elk who got drunk & fell down stairs to its death, Tycho also lost part of his nose in a duel

During the Cold War, US and USSR spent years trying to develop psychic powers for use in warfare

Rubber is a 2010 French film about a tire that comes to life and kills people using its psychic powers. It was a box office failure, earning only $100,370 compared to its $500,000 budget.

In 1974 a scientific peer-reviewed study by the Stanford Research Institute was published that confirmed the existence of psychic powers ... it was later revealed they got duped by a magician

In 1990 Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian , in which Beetlejuice turns into a giant monster (“Juicifer”)and starts leveling the island with some help from reanimated dinosaur . Then Lydia uses her psychic powers to summon a tidal wave and … levels the island herself. The end.

In 2008, a woman with a long history of involvement with Satanic groups, was observed by a team of psychiatrists and priests, levitating, demonstrating paranormal psychic powers and speaking foreign languages unknown to her.