This article is the second part of my series on Psychic Detectives. Just like dreams, the visions and energy work of such individuals that help find missing people, offer clues to the meaning, purpose and nature of life.
Phil Jordan is a renowned psychic who was the subject of my first article in this series. What this article uncovers will shock most readers – psychic investigators can indeed be incredibly accurate purveyors of information in relation to missing people. Similarly to my own dreams where I have seen through victim and perpetrator eyes, Phil Jordan uses this kind of gift during his waking impressions at crime scenes. What he accurately uncovers about the crime demonstrates his psychic talents and leads police to incredibly hard evidence.
In 1981, farmer, James Ralph McGrane, was found dead in his basement in Schuyler County, New York. Blood had been discovered on a door on the ground floor. Police believed that foul play was involved as there had been blunt force trauma to the victim’s jaw as well as clear signs of a struggle in the house.
Psychic Phil Jordan was contacted by the family of Ralph McGrane and sent a hat that the victim wore. Mr Jordan used a psychic technique called psychometry in order to receive images related to the man through touch. He perceived that Ralph was a loner who lived alone. He saw places that he had visited such as bars with snooker tables and a post office. Phil sees a poor looking man with a large wad of money. He concludes from his visions that it was a burglary gone wrong. This is more impressive since he had not even been to the residence to witness that it had been turned over inside by people who appeared to be looking for something.
Jordan’s accurate report, including information not released to the public, led to him being called to the crime scene by police.
Jordan again stated that a post office had some significance to the case and the police officer confirmed that this was the last place Mr McGrane had been seen before being found dead.
At the crime scene Phil Jordan stated that the victim was beaten up and kicked viciously on the floor by a group of people. He believed a blunt object was also used and that no gun or knife was used at the scene. The Sheriff confirmed that the blood spatter analysis supported Phil’s psychic impressions. A forensic expert also confirmed that Phil’s outline of events that Ralph was struck and fell to the ground and was then kicked, were consistent with blood spatter analyses.
A lack of blood found at the crime scene would have suggested that a knife or gunshot wound may not have been inflicted upon the victim. Therefore, it may have been easy to guess that such weapons had not been used. It may also be possible to learn the tenets of blood spatter analysis independently. Additionally, the messy state of the house may have suggested more than one person had been there. Nonetheless, his descriptions are accurate.
There was a lot of information that may have been easily translatable from the crime scene. On this occasion, broken plates could clearly be seen, indicating some kind of physical struggle. However, Phil’s accuracy was impressive; he even noted how he felt the perpetrators killed Ralph on the ground floor and had then taken his body into the basement.
More uncannily, Phil noted how the criminals had then raided the house for money and took some firearms. The state of the house probably suggested some kind of robbery. Perhaps it is also possible that Jordan may have seen some evidence of gun ownership in the house – a case, hunting trophies, ammunition or licenses, but this may be unlikely and does not account for what Mr Jordan did next.
Phil believed that the murderers had left the house in disarray and argued over whether they should take the guns. He said that they decided to dump the guns in some bushes opposite the house just before their getaway.
Amazingly, police sent a search team in who discovered two guns that had been dumped in this area and previously had been in Ralph’s house. Knowing that guns had been taken, Phil did not claim that any guns had been fired or used to kill Ralph, and Jordan was adamant that only blunt force trauma had been the cause of Mr McGrane’s death.
One possibility for knowing about the guns is that Jordan could have scoped the house beforehand and discovered them then. This may have been a risky strategy if he were to be spotted and he would have needed time to quickly do this once arriving in the area and before liasing with police. Yet, if he had found the guns he could have theorised that the men argued or rushed with the guns after leaving the house – and may have felt they had been used in the killing. This case is highly unlikely given that Jordan most likely did not know the house address, or have time to scope around the area in detail – finding even items police had missed in their own search. What is more, if police invited him to the scene, why would he also scope the premises beforehand?
After being called in by police again, Phil Jordan believed that one suspect had fled the state. He saw an unkempt man with long hair and a moustache who was in his twenties, holding several criminal convictions.
He felt that an informant with a first name beginning with the letter J (who was not involved in the crime) would come forward with information after overhearing the murderers arguing.
Eventually, an informant rang police. His first name was John. He told of how some people he knew spoke about beating an elderly man to death and gave the name Fred Combs. Fred was found to have carried out a variety of crimes locally and was being held in a jail in Schuyler County. He had long hair, a beard and moustache just as Jordan had described. Police later confirmed that these descriptions were made by Mr Jordan.
Clever police work then led to them gaining information from Fred about 3 other perpetrators, after they wiretapped a cellmate. 3 of the 4 of them were then made to plead guilty to the brutal crime.
According to newspaper reports Ralph was hit in the face by Emma Oltz with a blackjack – a type of club blunt weapon, as Phil described. They had also taken $1,500 which was never recovered; again, as Phil had described in regards to the victim’s wad of money.
Phil Jordan had been extremely accurate about information he gave. He was not vague when he mentioned the initial J – he stated clearly that it would be the first name of an informant, who evidently rang and cracked the case wide open. Whilst his information did not yield evidence that cracked the case, the information uncovered new potential leads, such as the guns (although no prints were found), and outlined past and future events about the case accurately.
Jordan knew details about the crime that took place, some of which may or may not have been guessable, whilst other details were extraordinarily specific. From an important post office, to a burglary gone wrong, to the use of blunt force, the description of one of the perpetrators, to the guns being outside the house, and the existence of a future informant, Phil demonstrated his usefulness for helping police solve cold cases and helping the families of victims gain justice and perhaps even a belief in an afterlife. What is more, Jordan garnered much information that had not been released by police from simply touching a hat, without having been to the crime scene at all.
This was also corroborated by police. Police that were interviewed on the show included Deputy Jim Foote, and Sheriff Michael Maloney of Schuyler County Sheriff Department. They corroborated much of what Phil Jordan said. A variety of other professionals also note the accuracy of Jordan’s work.
The use of psychometry and his ability to see the future show how he can connect with energies past, present and future showing how time is inextricably intertwined. This is often something which can be accessed in the world of dreams, but he makes use of this through impressions at crime scenes and by using items belonging to the victims. This demonstrates a very fine line between the world of dreams and the waking world.
The case is most certainly one which demonstrates strong evidence of extra-sensory abilities. Perhaps an ability that we can all tap into in a variety of ways. It could even show that spirits or others may send us information; however, this is not something that Phil Jordan appears to support.
Thanks for reading dreamers!
R.I.P. to Ralph McGrane.
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