Theresa Caputo still connects people to their deceased loved ones
It has been two years since psychic medium Theresa Caputo’s reality TV series “Long Island Medium” ceased airing, but she believes “all good things must come to an end.”
Caputo’s show ran for 14 seasons between 2011 and 2019. These days she’s still at work, developing new projects, recording her podcast âHey Spirit!â and do live shows. It will also stop at the Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa in Rancho Mirage on January 8.
Caputo said in a recent phone interview that she never noticed the cameras on her while filming the series, but she feels “bittersweet” now that it’s over and the members of the team who follow her to her Hicksville, New York home and community she misses.
âI never thought in a million years that I would be on TV,â Caputo said. âDuring the pandemic, the silver lining for me was being able to start a podcast because I was always able to reconnect people with their deceased loved ones, not just in the tri-state area, my home or me going home. , but all over the world.
How does a medium prepare to do multiple readings in an auditorium of hundreds or thousands of people? For Caputo, there is no difference between the two and said, “There is only a limited number of Souls I can channel and rely on at the same time.” In the midst of the pandemic, she still steps out into the public at her shows and wears a mask.
âI didn’t want to have to sacrifice my show and wanted to do my show like I always have by being able to reconnect people with their deceased loved ones, even though they’re in a room with hundreds of people,â Caputo said.
Caputo in the face of skepticism
The practice of mediumship is popular with those who believe they can speak to the dead, but like many famous mediums such as Uri Geller, James Van Praagh, and John Edward, Caputo also faces skeptics presenting him with the same long-standing dilemma. to prove it. abilities amid accusations of deception.
In 2012, the James Randi Foundation awarded Caputo its âPigasus Prizeâ, an unflattering honor bestowed on people qualified as parapsychological, paranormal or psychic fraud.
A year later, magician Criss Angel offered him $ 1 million on his TV show “BeLIEve” to prove his abilities, then increased it to $ 2 million. Caputo did not accept these offers.
Ron Tebo, private investigator and creator of the scifake.com website, told Radar Online that Caputo is like a vulture preying on the most vulnerable.
But Caputo said she was the first person to describe what she did as “absolutely crazy” and understood the skepticism of people asking how a psychic is able to communicate with a deceased person.
âAt the end of the day, I had no way of discovering these things, understanding these things or looking at them,â Caputo said. âLooking at their faces, I can physically feel how someone feels and the relief (of) anything. It is truly an honor to be able to do the work that I do.
She added that the experience of carrying messages from a spirit to loved ones requires validation with “something completely unique to that person.” It could be something that happened several years ago, something that happened after that person passed away, or what their loved ones are currently experiencing or struggling with.
Asked about the memorable experiences of reading in front of an audience, Caputo said “they are all interesting”, due to the common burdens and guilt people feel when a loved one dies.
âWhat’s unique about the way I have a spirit that validates their presence is that they have to validate every healing message with something completely unique to that person,â Caputo said. “This is why things are always so interesting, because these are things that I wouldn’t know and that I couldn’t find out. Some of them are so out of the picture that the person has forgotten them and it can help them. take a moment to remember it. ”
It’s impossible for a psychic medium to do a live reading for everyone in a theater, and Caputo says she asks the spirits to cooperate with her method of “locking in” before live performances. But even those who don’t get a reading describe looking at it at work as “life changing.”
âThey will go on to say that they realized there were other people in the theater who needed to hear from loved ones more than they did that night,â Caputo said. “This statement only talks about what I do and it is so much more than communicating with deceased people. It gives us faith and hope that we could all seek, especially in these times.”
If you are going to
What: The “Long Island Medium” Theresa Caputo presents “The Experience”
When: 8 p.m. Saturday January 8
Or: Aqua Caliente Resort Casino, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage
Tickets: Starting at $ 75
Desert Sun reporter Brian Blueskye covers the arts and entertainment. He can be contacted at [email protected]