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Absent Healing see Distant Healing that psychics really can get things right . if sub- 
terfuge was involved, the sheer volume of decep- 

ACORAH, DEREK
tion and skullduggery required would scarcely 

have been justified for a million-pound bank heist, 
British psychic/medium Derek Acorah had 
let along making a satellite TV program.”
many psychic experiences as a child—his first 

at age six when the spirit of his deceased grandfa- On a visit to the Granada television studios in 
Manchester in 2004, Acorah was called in to get 
ther visited him—but he grew up to play profes- 
rid of some negative spirit energy that seemed to 
sional soccer with Bill Shankly’s Liverpool Foot- 
be “haunting” the set of the long-running series 
ball Club and the Australian USC Lion team. In 
1980 he became a professional psychic and medi- Coronation Street. This he was able to do, with 

um and eventually had a television show called one of the actors later saying, “The problems 

Most Haunted and another called Antiques Ghost have been sorted out and all is peaceful and har- 

Show. In the latter an expert examined articles monious once more.” Acorah visits Spiritualist 

such as old family heirlooms brought in by their churches across Britain and Europe, demonstrat- 

owners. Acorah then handled the object and ing also in the Middle East and America. Acorah 

relayed information about the ancestors who had lives in Southport, Merseyside, England, with his 

owned the artifact. For this he used a combination wife Gwen and two children.

of psychometry, clairvoyance, and clairsentience. 
Sources:
Acorah communicates with the spirit world 
Acorah, Derek: The Psychic World of Derek Acorah. 
through his spirit guide Sam. Describing Acorah’s London: Piatkus Books, 1999

presentations, genealogist Anthony Adolph, writ- Derek Acorah Homepage: http://www.derekacorah.org 

ing in Family History Monthly, said, “Dozens of vol- Psychic News #3720, October 18, 2003. Stansted, Essex 
unteers, a modest sized production team and a 
Psychic News #3769, October 2, 2004. Stansted, Essex
small army of camera and sound men all focused 

their attention on Derek’s readings of the heir- 
ADARE, LORD (1841–1926) 
looms and the subsequent discovery of how 

much—if any—of his statements were verifiable. Lord Adare, son of the Earl of Dunraven, was a

The conclusion to which I have been drawn is
close friend of Daniel Dunglas Home. Adare 




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