Is Dina’s Psychic a Fraud? James Van Praagh Exposed!

Posted on Jul 28 2014 - 10:24am by Editor

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After watching last night’s episode of the “Real Housewives of New Jersey, I Googled Dina’s psychic, James Van Praagh. And as my gut instinct told me (I’m psychic – LOL), this man is a total fraud. His psychic reading of Teresa and Joe Giudice’s upcoming prison sentence was stuffed with public accessible facts that anyone can find with a simple internet search, not psychic spirits. No surprise Dina Manzo hangs out with a supposed phony psychic freak show.

Take a look at the video from last night’s episode of James giving Teresa a “psychic” reading:

 

I came across a pretty interesting video pertaining to Van Praagh and an incorrect medical prediction of Barbara Walters. When Van Praagh appeared on “The View” in 2009, he pulled Barbara aside backstage to inform her there was an issue with her blood.

Barbara being a non-believer, seeked professional medical advice. Her doctor’s checked her blood and found no blood-related medical issues.

Barbara was pissed at Van Praagh and took to her show to let him know how much he boiled “blood.” The former talk show host, says in the video:

“I’m skeptical and Mr. Van Praagh knows it,” she told viewers. Her tests showed that “I am absolutely normal. I think [Van Praagh’s statement] was a dangerous thing to do!”

Watch the video of a livid Barbara laying into the “psychic.”

 

Below is another video of James Van Praagh, screwing up royally at psychic cold reading.

 

Ten months after Van Praagh’s predictionBarbara announced she was undergoing surgery for a valve replacement. Van Praagh, used that opportunity to claim his prediction was correct. With such a vague prediction, I have serious doubts Barbara’s valve replacement and Van Praagh’s reading were related. 

James Van Praagh has quite the reputation of being inauthentic. I digged up numerous articles and personal testimonials asserting Van Praagh does not possess real psychic powers. Supposedly, he uses a repetitive performance of cold-reading techniques, where he suggests indefinite guesses and then repeats it back to his audience. Generally, the info are things the person has already told him or things that are apparent, like telling an Irish woman, she’s Catholic and then telling her the mass ritual performed at her love ones funeral. So obvious.

Van Praagh has been called out by many reputable media outlets as a fraud! Simply do a Google search on him.

What do you think of Dina’s psychic’s predictions about what’s to come for Teresa and her family? Sound off in the comments.

 

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  • Virgo (say_no_go)

    Another Miss Cleo. Lol

    • Bwahahaha — I miss Miss Cleo!!!

      Hey lady! How are you?

  • twifan2

    IF they are REALLY ‘psychic’ then why can’t they pick winning lottery numbers for themselves?! :/

    • Hell yeah! Most people don’t have this “gift,” they pretend to take advantage of the weak-minded like Dina and Tre.

      • twifan2

        ‘Weak’?? Nope, more like gullible, dumb minded! :/

    • Newchild

      Well, I must be psychic. We bought lottery tics on Sat., and I told my husband we wouldn’t even get one number & we didn’t.

      • twifan2

        OH! I need for you to buy my lotto tics then, Newchild! 🙂

        How are you doing? All ok?

        • Newchild

          Everything is good! T/Y so much for asking.

          About 6mos. ago I bought a scratch-off and won $3k, and then 10 or so yrs. ago we got a quick pic and won 10K………that was really cool and so much fun!!! That’s how they have me hooked!

          • twifan2

            I don’t play that much anymore. I used win-get 3 out 6 #s, so I’d win $5. Just enough to keep me playing. 😀

          • twifan2

            YEAH!!!! Good to hear! 🙂

          • Newchild

            Bless….you are a good soul.

          • twifan2

            Any time, Newchild! 🙂

          • Newchild

            🙂 Hugs to you.

          • twifan2

            Chats & Addie send you licks & a hair covered lap. 🙂

          • Newchild

            Your pets? If so, back at them!!!! Doggies or kitties?

          • twifan2

            Chats’ a cat-Maine Coon
            Addie’s a dog-mixed-mutt. 🙂
            This be them ☟ 🙂

          • Newchild

            hahaha, what’s a Maine Coon? I freaking live in the South! Addie sounds like she is loved! We have a Golden Retriever and she has daddy’s heart – I actually he loves her more than me!

          • twifan2

            A Maine Coon is a HUGE type of cat.
            Chats is just over 20lbs right now. Hes going on a diet as soon as I get supplies on for scratched up arms & legs. 🙂
            Addie is luved-mostly by my brother. 😉

          • Newchild

            Oh, got ya! Speaking of hugh cats (I asked and hubby said NO), google Savannah Cats….they are hugh, beautiful and quite pricy – up to about $35k. Anyways, we don’t have that kinda of money like Tre and Joe! I still want one!

          • twifan2

            YEEOOW! 😮
            That’s a lot of $$$.
            Our pets-our masters actually-are rescued animals.

            Have you tried adopting one?
            Or tried here?
            http://svrescue.com/home/

          • Newchild

            OK…I don’t want to discount rescue doggies..been to the pound…BUT, I really want another Golden Retriever. I love their personality and their disposition and that is the only doggie I want..however, I LOVE all animals..I actually cry over the adoption commercials and hubby laughs at me!

          • twifan2

            Oh no, I was talking about adopting a Savannah cat.
            There are also adoption sites for Golden Retrievers.

            The majority of the ‘zoo’ my family has are from ‘off the street’ actually. Tho, we have gotten some from animal shelters. 🙂

            I don’t like watching/watch those commercials. 🙁

          • Newchild

            I know….Great Rescue for Goldens……but no pups…$400.00 to adopt….11-12 yrs old and then health issues…I have been on the net and cannot find one for less than $1800.00. True fact. .A yr. or so ago we went to a charity event for Goldens – at least a hundred or so, all off their leashes. I was in doggie heaven .

          • twifan2

            🙂

          • You are too! 🙂
            Glad to hear you’re doing well.

          • Newchild

            Luv! I’m a new person, seriously! It takes a life changing experience to create a new attitude.

  • TartLemon

    I certainly believe in the sixth sense, but not these entertainers who profess it.

    • twifan2

      Or who take a ‘donation’ for it! >(

  • italiano bambino

    BURN!!!!

  • nan/4

    This guy is a fraud, but I will admit that after my son passed away I did have a reading with a well known psychic, and she did say things that there was no way she could have possibly known. Like the name of my dog when I was 6 years old! “Mitzi”, not a very common name at all! And there were many things that were spot on. I do believe that there are some people who are able to “feel” things most people can’t, but this idiot? NO WAY!!!!

    • nan/4

      I was going to delete this. You all must think that I’m goofy, but I promise that I’m a regular 59 year old lady! I was a sceptic too. Oh well….

      • twifan2

        Oh I believe there are people ou there who can do these types of conections, readings.
        BUT it’s the ones that prey on the grieving people that I have a real hard time with!

        Glad you got a ‘good’ one, Nan! 🙂

        • nan/4

          Thanks Twi, I did, and I was actually on the waiting list for the one from Camille’s party? I forget her name now. At the time she lived in Phoenix too, but I never heard back from her. Tear…. 🙁 hehe

          • twifan2

            ‘Things happen for a reason’-I always say, Nan.
            🙂

          • nan/4

            Yup. You’re right, Twi! She probably would have told me when and how I was going to die! KNOW that……. :-/

          • twifan2

            Oh no! Get winning lottery #s!
            I’ll split the winnings with you! 🙂

          • nan/4

            LOL! I Even if it was a guaranteed winning ticket, I wouldn’t want to go anywhere near that woman! She’s scary!!!!!

          • twifan2

            hehehe, I’d get a ‘friend’ to go for me. 😉

          • nan/4

            HA! Think of all of the sprinkle cookies you’ll be able to buy!!! 😉

          • twifan2

            *drooling & staring into sprinkle cookie space* Ö_Ö
            Huh? Did you just say something, Nan?

          • nan/4

            LOL! You’re a HOOT!!!!! You made me literally laugh out loud all day! I thank-you Ms.Twi. KNOW THAT……….

          • twifan2

            You most welcomed, Nan!
            I know nada. ;D

          • cait

            Tesco worker had call from daughter that shed been pooped by a seagull ! Mom begged girl to buy the syndicate ticket so girl took time off work ! Eleven of ’em won £3.2m, so Bless the gulls !

          • twifan2

            That’s so kool! 🙂

        • nan/4

          Oh I did Twi, thanks! I was on the waiting list for the one from Camille’s party (RHOBH) Allison Du Bois, who also lived in Phoenix at the time, but I never heard from her. Good thing too! She would have told me when and how I was going to die!!!! KNOW that….:-o

      • cait

        I had a similar “good” reading a few years back, I had an uncle who was totally eccentric and she described his looks and mannerisms to a “T” She also gave info about my nephew, that was spot on, sadly he died soon after, unexpectedly !

        • nan/4

          Oh, I’m sorry about your nephew cait! It’s good to know that you had a similar experience. I know that it helped me. 🙂

          • cait

            My son’s wife was telling me and Michael of her visit to another one. She said it all made sense apart from one batch of info ! Asked if she knew Maura and Anna Marie, the hairs on my neck stood up as it was my mother and gran. Never liked my gran, but she sent a message that she always cared for me and was still looking out for me ! D-in-L had no knowledge of the ladies ! Must admit having a good cry, and I’m around your age !

          • nan/4

            I had quite a few “hairs standing up on the back of neck” moments too! Some good does come out of it, cait. You found out that your gran really loved you! That’s wonderful.

            It’s fun getting old(er) isn’t it? NOT!!

            Be well, honey! 🙂

      • TartLemon

        I don’t think you’re goofy at all. I’m a believer but not in this guy.

        • nan/4

          Thanks Tart, and yes, this guy is bogus!!!!

      • Far from goofy! Just very real.

    • Raine Woman

      Hey nan! I have to ask…was it a well known psychic who recently passed?

      • nan/4

        Hi Raine! No, this woman was recommended from the assistant to Allison DuBois since it was so difficult to get a reading with her. She is well known in the Phoenix area, and has been called in by the police to solve some some very-difficult-to-solve crimes. Successfully I might add. My son who took part in some interviews for a book she is writing, spoke to her recently, and she’s alive and well and very busy too!

        Take good care Raine! 🙂

        • Raine Woman

          Interesting…so you think she really had “something?” I’m glad it helped you!

          • nan/4

            I think so, yes! Thanks Raine. Be well! 🙂

  • Marsbars09

    I thought it was eerie when Jim mentioned Joe’s late father.

    • nan/4

      I thought that was weird too Marsie. Other than that, he was a flake.

  • cait

    Let’s have a resident Psychic on here to read us all ! We’ve got enough Psychos !

    • nan/4

      I’m getting something …..wait…..It’s becoming clearer now…..You are in your late 50’s! Huh? How did I do? LOL!!!!!!

      • Newchild

        You rock!!! 58 yrs…Ima thinking you are clear and spot on. LOL!

        • nan/4

          See? I’ll let you know when I get more “messages!”

          Nice to see you, Newchild! Hope all is well…..wait…. I’m getting something here…..your sinuses have been acting up, but other than that……you’re fine! Take some Benadryl, and call me in the morning. LOL! Forget that. You won’t have to call. I’ll just know….. 😮

          Be well! 😉

          • Newchild

            Are you kidding me???? Freak!!!!!! I have no sinus issues, but my hubby does! He needs a rooter rooter (sp?) job. Dang……You’re a smart girl!!! No Benadryl…,only Melatonin. I’ll call tomorrow to get a new message…..Pysco!!!

          • nan/4

            LOL! That’s so funny! Not for your husband, of course. I think I see……. wait…..stay with me…..a new way to make money! But…..no…. not a lot of money because I have no idea what I’m saying……hahaha

          • Bwahahaha!! This made me ROFL….thank you! 🙂

          • nan/4

            Anytime, Doc! May the force be with meeeeeee!!!! HA!

            Take care sweetheart! 🙂

    • Newchild

      Ok, I’m thinking…..Your momma’s name is Mary…right..J/K 🙂

  • Raine Woman

    Is Dina’s psychic a fraud? My Magic 8 Ball says…Without a Doubt!

    • twifan2

      So do my Pick-Up-Stixs say he’s a fraud! 🙂

      • Raine Woman

        Should we get out our certificates from the Psychic Friends Network for 2 out of 3 and try again?

        • twifan2

          Just get Juicy to forge some new ones us, Raine.
          & we’re good for another session. ;D

          • Raine Woman

            So, we agree…Frauds attracts Frauds! 🙂

          • twifan2

            BUT I ain’t no fraud. 😉

          • Raine Woman

            NO, of course not. The Psychic Fraud, The Felonious Fraud, and the Zen Fraud. It’s the trifecta of Frauds!

          • twifan2

            DANG! I need to take a scalding HOT shower now.
            I feels dirty. 😮

          • twifan2

            I have Juicy’s homemade certificate to prove my unfraudiness. ;D
            *get White Out & white outs Raine out.* 🙂

      • Newchild

        OMGosh…….They were all different colors, right??

        • twifan2

          Yes. 🙂
          I also had a set that were different sizes. Fat, thin, long, short.

          • Newchild

            I’m loosing my breath here!!!!! I know exactly what you’re talking about!

    • Newchild

      Ya think?? hahaha! I use to have one when I was 8ish or so

    • Wow—you’re psychic! Hey my Riane lady. How is your day going?

      • Raine Woman

        Shhhhh, don’t tell anyone, especially nan. She’s giving readings down below and I don’t want to step on her toes with my Magic 8 Ball.

        Hiya Doc! For a Monday, it didn’t suck. lol How’s things with you?

        • Newchild

          hehehe, hahaha! LMAO…….too funny.

          • Raine Woman

            Hi New! Bet you’re wishing you kept yours, huh? 🙂

          • twifan2

            LOL I took mine apart to see what was in it! 🙂
            Got black water all over the table! 😮

          • Newchild

            You were a little twerk? I think I was too. I have a hard time admitting it.

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            My youngest brother, who’s probably an auto mechanical genius (he’s crew chiefed lots of racing teams for Porsche type cars, plus his own) always took every truck or car toy apart to pieces that he ever had, as a little kid. The one that he couldn’t take apart, was a Tonka truck. So he buried it in the back yard.
            Sounds like you did that to that poor 8 ball.
            I started cracking up when I read what you wrote.

          • Newchild

            Oh shit, YES!!!!

  • His so-called predictions were so utterly vague!

  • Vince Foster, Jr.

    Are they any psychics that are not a fraud? I think not.

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      With that guy, I have such a hard time listening to him, much less looking at him.
      So, believing him…it’s not even close.

  • Vince Foster, Jr.

    I predict that Joe will go to jail.

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      Oh My… what can you tell me, ABOUT ME??
      You should go on the road with your Gift.

    • mommyof4qtpies

      Your prediction is incorrect. Juicy is going to prison, not jail 😉

  • Vince Foster, Jr.

    I predict that Lexi won’t get into NYU

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      You’re Amazing!

    • They need you working at unsolved crimes unit.

  • kirklandmomma

    Anyone remember Ted Danson playing him in a TV movie?

  • Norrth

    She did NOT ask,”Why is this happening?” Is she for real?!?!? I hope the judge watches this show and realizes that she was still not taking responsibility for her actions. That plus the “autographs for cash” scheme would suggest to me that she is still capable of the things she’s been convicted of, and I realize there was no plea deal in effect, then. I just can’t understand why she is so willing to present herself as “innocent” knowing the truth. She could have avoided ling on air. She didn’t.

  • murlut

    Where the hell is my crystal ball????? Well I don’t need it to predict it. The crooks also known as the Giudice’s are going to SERVE time. Both of them. Dam, I lost my Ouija board too. I am a hot mess today.

  • He’s a fame obsessed psycho. He pulled his stunt on Barbara in an attempt to gain her friendship (in some sick way). James is a cold reader and is intuitive and quick. He’s NOT a psychic in the same NO ONE has really proven that they are psychic.

    • Walkie Wawtmire

      No, James is a polished con artist who spent countless hours at home putting together this act prior to turning pro. The subject is not intuitive but is quick. Look at Dane Cook, one of the least funny individs in hx, yet there the gentleman is, making roomfuls of cash, spewing the most inane drivel.
      Same as JVP, Louis CK, John Edward et al.

  • Stephen Hermann

    As a professional medium I think that James Van Praag is very sincere. The only problem with James from what I have seen is that he comes across as though he is fishing for information when conveying spirit messages leading skeptics to conclude that he is cold reading. As a medium I was always taught never to ask questions and to always state what I was receiving from the spirit world without knowing anything about the recipient. I teach my students the same thing as a good medium does not need to know information about the individuals they are working with.