Lisa Caputo is making a huge splash in the world of paranormal research which may be why Newsweek magazine just did a cover story about the afterlife.
Youtube is now posting quite a few episodes (see link below) of "Long Island Medium" (which runs on The Travel Channel.)
Describing what she does is nowhere near as effective as just watching her in action. It is amazing. She is not some devious "cold reader" like Jonathon Edwards or the rest of the army of clever fakers out there. What is especially charming is how utterly ordinary and unassuming she is. She is always fretting about her hair, wardrobe, and nails while displaying this extraordinary skill at connecting with the deceased who are sometimes frantically trying to get through to the living to tell them that everything is OK on their side and to please get on with your life on this side. The amount of very specific detail she comes up with is just mind blowing. I especially enjoy it when she bumps into a skeptic and then proceeds to gently demolish their biases by telling themselves things about their deceased relatives and then about themselves that are irrefutably spot on. It is really extraordinary to watch as some heavily armored skeptic is reduced to tears within just a few minutes with this woman. She is really in a class by herself. In the olden days she would have been called a 'saint," but any memorial effigies of her would have to have perfect long fingernails and a shellac hair helmet. Really fun and really beautiful to watch.
I notice today that TDG is running a story about Caputo. I relish the prospect of her creating a furor and a tempest. I want to see how it comes out, but more importantly it will just bring more folks to her show and allow them to do their own assessments independent of the media and the Uber Skeptics. Caputo's facility argues its own merits which I why I think she so serenely glides above the fray.
We are entering new territory in the paranormal adventure largely because of reality TV and the communications revolution of the internet which is distilling the phenomena down to the very best instances and then bringing it into people's living rooms. I expect this will get very, very contentious. There is a lot at stake even though most of it is just the egos of egotistical people who are going to have to be ripped away from their biases kicking and screaming. There is going to be lots of kicking and screaming.