Man who gave $700,000 to psychics for golden bridge in parallel dimension claims fraud

Can a psychic, by definition, ever be guilty of fraud? Any normal adult knows that there is no such thing as people with psychic ability; nevertheless, there are some who seek out psychics and pay money to them to read the future. Can these gullible people claim to be defrauded?

That's what happened to one man who paid over $700,000 for a psychic to build a bridge of gold in another dimension in an effort to reincarnate his dead girlfriend.

He met a psychic named Brandy. “She knew a lot of stuff,” he said. Stuff about him. “ ‘I saw that you were connected to this girl,’ ” she told him.

He told her about Michelle. “She said, ‘If you could choose, would you want to be back with her?’ ” he said.


She asked for $2,500 that day, and he withdrew it from a nearby Chase bank. She said he would have his money back soon.

He bought a $40,000 ring from Tiffany’s for Brandy to ward off evil spirits. He spent his birthday with her and her family, and they cooked him a steak. 

But this didn't get him back together with his dead girlfriend, so he tried another psychic.

Mr. Rice said he had just paid Christina $90,000 that she said was needed to build a bridge of gold in another dimension to trick an evil spirit that was haunting Michelle. He called her and told her Michelle was dead.

“Christina said, ‘Don’t believe it,’ ” he said. “ ‘If you believe it, it’s true.’ ”

She said she could help get Michelle back -- a reincarnated Michelle, a new Michelle.

There was one last giant payment -- “the big one” -- for $100,000, he said.

He met and dated a woman who Christina led him to believe was the new Michelle. He questioned her, looking for common traits -- “I was being weird” -- and the relationship ended.

The psychic was arrested for fraud. But is there really a crime committed when a person offers something which is so obviously impossible? If a person offered to sell you the Brooklyn Bridge and you accepted, could the seller be accused of fraud when any reasonable person should know that it is not possible to sell the Brooklyn Bridge, just as it is not possible to build a bridge of gold in another dimension? (Perhaps one could build a bridge in another dimension made of silver, or copper, but everyone knows gold is quite impossible to fabricate in parallel dimensions).

The psychics took advantage of this gullible man. But I don't believe the law was made to protect people who don't have basic common sense. If they are senile, yes. Retarded, yes. But dumb no. Otherwise anyone could claim they wanted out of any contract they signed because they didn't understand what they were getting or what they agreed to, and that denigrates the rule of law and the free market.

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of, the conservative news site.

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