This past Sunday I had the pleasure of attending one of Maureen Hancock’s psychic medium shows in Whitman, MA. Maureen Hancock is a bit of a local celebrity, she has been featured on the Style network with her own TV special, she has a book published, she donates much of her time to charity work and she is well respected in the community. My personal experience with her proved her to be a phenomenal psychic as well.
The doors opened at 5:30PM…
This was one hour before the show actually began and the line to get in was at least 30 people long. People come early to get the best seats, I guess. The venue itself was underwhelming, it was held in the VFW building, so a large room with many circular tables. They did have a bar but no food. Be sure to eat right before you go or bring food with you, the event is long and you will get very hungry.
Maureen Comes On Stage
At 6:30, Maureen finally came out in front of the crowd and boy was she funny! She has a background in stand up comedy and it really shows. She likes to crack a lot of jokes which helps lighten the mood of the room, but it also helped me stay interested in what was going on. Let’s be real, how much attention can you really pay to other people (strangers) getting read unless it’s humorous? After the first 3 or so readings, it would have gotten old very quickly without her sense of humor.
She started her readings with the strongest energy, which happened to be on the opposite side of the room. The first few readings were phenomenal, she was able to tell very specific details about passed loved ones. After a few readings, I realized that she was making her way around the room, table by table, giving one or two readings per table.
About halfway through, it seemed as if she started to lose some steam. I don’t blame her, how many of us can continuously work over an hour without a break and still have full concentration? Anyways, her readings became less impressive and it felt more like guessing or cold reading. It was nice that she tried to read at least one person per table, but it did start to feel forced. She did however admit when she was wrong and would usually crack a joke about it, which I respected.
From my own experiences giving Tarot readings – when I was younger I was very into Tarot – I know just how draining it can be giving readings to so many people back to back. I cannot imagine what it’s like for her to sit up there for over 3 hours straight and try to read all these people…
4 Hours after Sitting Down
Anyways, it is now 9:30, 30 minutes past the time the event was supposed to end. I’m starving, I’m tired and I’m ready to leave – I know I’m such a complainer! She is just making her way over to our side of the room. She calls out my dad and begins talking about my uncle that died 3 years ago. The facts she was giving about him and my dad weren’t that impressive, they could have easily been guessed by just looking at him (cold reading). But when she did the “hugs from heaven” to my dad, she said a few things off-microphone to him that my uncle wanted to pass along in private that were very impressive. For the sake of my father’s privacy I can’t tell you what that was, but it was very relevant and specific to things that were going on in his life before he passed.
Maureen is the Real Deal
I’m not a skeptic of the ability to commune with those that have passed, but I am a skeptic of some of the people that say they have the gift. By the end of her show, I do believe Maureen has the gift, but when attending one of her shows, don’t expect any miracles. There was over a hundred people there and only a short amount of time for Maureen to read them all, go with an open mind, go for the experience and hey, if she reads you, bonus!
The tickets however are pricey, $40 a piece. I have heard from friends that sometimes she does shows at the Charlie Horse in West Bridgewater, and during those shows a meal is provided. If you have the option, do that instead of the meal-less show I did.
Maureen’s Book: The Medium Next Door: Adventures of a Real-Life Ghost Whisperer
And finally you can find out more about Maureen and her schedule of upcoming events on her website: http://www.maureenhancock.com/