It's hard to throw a stone without hitting a psychic these days (I wouldn't recommend it... some of them might take offense). Though many undergo tough scrutiny, a few names have managed to work their way into the limelight. Since I have mentioned him in passing on several occasions, I felt compelled this week to highlight Chip Coffey.
Coffey is a medium, paranormal investigator, and writer from Elmira, New York whom many of you may be familiar with from his work on Paranormal State on A&E. He is clairvoyant, clairaudient, and clairsentient (able to see, hear, and feel psychic impressions, respectively).
His abilities seem to run in the family: his great grandmother, Minnie Sue Morrow Foster, was a Native American shaman and medicine woman. Both Coffey's mother and sister were visited by her ghost after her death in 1936.
When he's not trying to help the dead, he does his best to help the living as well. Coffey holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and provides spiritual support through various hospice organizations. InStyle Magazine called him "a cross between John Edward and Dr. Phil".
Aside from his many television and radio appearances, you can find Coffey on MySpace.com or check out his old blog on Blogspot. I personally find him very amusing (in a good way, of course)... and his sense of humor is very refreshing! He also teams up with psychic Patti Starr for Ghost Chasers International. He is currently based in the Atlanta area.
Chip will be appearing this Wednesday morning (May 14th) on Sirius Radio's OutQ in the Morning with Larry Flick at 9:00 AM EST.