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Photos from the IN Meeting Saturday, May 9th 2015

IN in the Great Outdoors!

Our meeting was at The Trails Cafe in Griffith Park at 12 Noon on Saturday, August 1st. We discussed planning group activities, ideas for our next investigation and film projects.

IN Meeting Saturday, May 9th 2015

Several members of IN met at Moore’s Deli in Burbank on May 9th, 2015.  We discussed future outings, our James Van Praagh protest and plans for other protests, upcoming conferences and plans to make a video about pet psychics.

“Psychic” James Van Praagh Protest

Saturday on April 11th, 2015 at 8:30 in the morning some folks from IN stood outside James Van Praagh’s psychic workshop in Irvine, CA to protest.  We were there because we saw that the workshop was supposed to be an all day (9am-5pm) psychic workshop for KIDS. We found this event to be especially heinous because children are highly susceptible to adult influence, and to us, telling children that they have psychic powers when there is absolutely no evidence for its existence is very wrong.

James Van Praagh came out to greet us and invited some of us to attend his next performance for free.  We gladly accepted so that we could witness his work in person.  Video to follow.

Psychic Sketch Writer’s Meeting

Some of the folks at IN got together to work on writing sketches for an upcoming pet psychic video series that we’ve got in the works.  They will be short, fun and funny videos enlightening viewers to the type of scam artists that call themselves pet psychics.



Our Cold Reading Workshop With Mark Edward

We had a great time at our cold reading workshop. Mark Edward was fun, funny and informative. We learned tricks of the trade, so that we can explain to believers what is actually behind the illusion of psychic readings.

Here are some great photos.

“Psychic” John Edward Protest Draws Police

Heather Henderson, Wendy Hughes, and Linda Lawrence of Los Angeles skeptic group, Investigation Network organized a protest of John Edward’s “Psychic” show at the Pasadena Convention Center and soon face off with Edward’s staff, Convention center management and police as they defend their right to demonstrate and inform attendees of the sham that all psychics are.

Thanks to all the freedom fighters who showed up.
Mark Edward
Susan Gerbic
Dan Geduld
Brian Hart
Ryan long
Reid Nicewonder
Gregory Bart
John Gaffney
Kathy Moyd
John Edward’s overly aggressive manager lady

Video shot and edited by Dan Geduld

Toiletries For The Homeless

We have been busy collecting toiletries for the homeless and this is what we’ve got so far.  We packed up one gallon bags with as many items as we could so the fine people from PATH can give them out to individuals in need.  We still need more!  If you are interested in donating toiletries, please email Heather:

Here is a list of some items we need:




Learn Psychic Reading Techniques


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See the truth from the inside! 

Understand how someone can become an unwitting victim of bogus tricks masquerading as “speaking with the dead!”

“Mr. Edward is staking his claim to belong to a very special subcategory of magicians and mediums: those who both perform their crafts and debunk them. From Harry Houdini to James (the Amazing) Randi and the duo of Penn & Teller, there is a long tradition of magicians who believe that it is their duty to inculcate skepticism in the audience.” – Mark Oppenheimer, New York Times

Mark’s book “Psychic Blues” will be available. 

February 7th at 2pm  

FREE for SMCC STUDENTS with ID – $10 for nonstudents 

Pay at the door (Cash Only)

Santa Monica City College

1900 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Humanities and Social Sciences Room 165

Free parking in Parking Structure #4, entrance at Pico and 17th

Campus Map:

IN Cold Reading Workshop

On February 7th, 2015 IN had a small cold reading workshop led by Micah Cover.  We learned some of the techniques used by psychics to give readings to their customers.



IN Meeting Saturday, January 10th 2015

Our next meeting will be at Robin Hood Pub at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 10th.

13640 Burbank Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
(At Woodman)
(818) 994-6045

We hope to see you there!

There are no dues, and as of this moment, meetings are going to be at various restaurants with meeting rooms until we discover a permanent venue. Suggestions are welcome.

We will discuss IN’s cold reading workshops, among other topics.

Please RSVP by January 6th so we can inform the restaurant. There is a Facebook event page, and a event page. It’s OK to RSVP on either or both, and don’t forget to bring toiletries for the homeless. You can find a list of needed items HERE.

Here are some photos from the meeting:

Upcoming Events

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