News journalist Elaine Cooney tells of her experience with medium Charmaine Wilson.September 3, 2014 3:35am
When the newsroom was asked who wanted a psychic reading from a famous medium, I almost fell over my chair to grab the story.
I love all of that spooky stuff.
But I was dubious when I heard medium Charmaine Wilson would not be doing the reading in person.
I did not understand how it would work through the phone — but it definitely did.
The signal dropped out for Ms Wilson’s mobile and my energy field, but she finally connected with my grandfather.
And it was no vague information — it was specific to my favourite grandad.
Straightaway she could tell he was on my mum’s side of the family.
‘‘You were not there when he passed,’’ she said.
She told me I used to be blonde when I was a child; I wore pigtails and was a school-aholic.
It was a long time since I was a school-aholic — certainly not in the last few years of school — but when my grandad was around I loved school and telling him the nitty-gritty details about my friends and teachers and my art class.
‘‘You would talk a mile-a-minute to him,’’ she said.
I had to laugh because it was the best description of Mini-Elaine — my first words were not Ma or Da, it was a long sentence which my family still crack up about.
‘‘He had a really gentle personality with you,’’ she said.
She was able to tell me exactly what illness he had when he died.
Ms Wilson was able to tell me his name began with J, at which point I knew she was for real.
She knew he loved the countryside, even though he was a city dweller.
‘‘He could tell some good old stories and they weren’t necessarily true,’’ she said.
‘‘He liked to create fiction and he made them up out of his own head.’’
Yep, right again, he loved his tall tales.
Ms Wilson told me he was happy with my mum’s recent visit and enjoyed watching her mothering ways.
‘‘He wants me to tell you he loves you,’’ she said.
Ms Wilson said it was important for everyone to leave happy memories behind for their loved ones.
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