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Source: TLC

Is 'Long Island Medium' Theresa Caputo Speaking to the Dead, or Is She Just a Good Talker?

By Gabrielle Bernardini

The reality show Long Island Medium follows the average day in the life of Theresa Caputo. However, this working mom is far from "normal." She spends her days not only raising a family, but connecting strangers with their deceased loved ones. Yes, she is a psychic medium. However, not everyone believes Theresa's claims that she can speak to the dead and many find her "gift" to be a scam. 

From her hit TV show to live shows across America, Theresa, 52, has made her money convincing audiences that she can communicate with the dead. But not everyone is convinced. Inside Edition sent a reporter to one of her live shows back in 2012 to investigate the accuracy of her readings.

"On TV, she's almost always dead right, but at her live shows, we watched her strike out time and again," the reporter revealed. The investigator for Inside Edition, Mark Edward, claimed that Theresa used classic psychic techniques to trick the audience. One technique is called cold reading, which means the medium is able to throw out generalized questions until someone can relate.